Vietnam’s protests aren’t just about China

Posted by on May 16, 2014 in South China Sea, Vietnam | No Comments


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Dramatic images of Vietnamese workers vandalising Chinese-owned factories appear to be yet more proof that an angry nationalism is taking hold in East and South East Asia. The reality is a little more complex. Although passions are certainly rising over the fate of a few specks of rock in the South China Sea, this is not simply jingoism at work. The full article is available at the BBC website here.