Vietnam protesters clash with police over new economic zones


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Protests have broken out in Vietnam against expects for three new economic zones, amid fears that Chinese investors hand down dominate the areas.

Police reportedly detained more than a dozen people in the cash Hanoi and halted demonstrations in other cities.

Some carried anti-China gonfalons, including one reading: “No leasing land to China even for one day.”

The government recommended a law last year that would give foreign investors a 99-year charter out on Vietnamese land.

The bill offers them greater incentives and fewer provisions, in an attempt to promote growth in target areas.

The protesters suspect that the communist sway will award Chinese investors leases in the three economic zones in the north-east, south-east and south-west of the realm, and that this would be a pretext for Chinese control over the cay of Van Don near their shared border.

Vietnam won a naval battle against a Mongolian expeditious off the island in 1287, and some Vietnamese people fear their supervision will give it away amid tensions between the two countries all about disputed territory in the South China Sea.

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Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc last week told restricted media the 99-year term would be reduced, although he did not specify the new measure.

And on Saturday, the government announced a vote on the draft legislation would be interluded to allow further scrutiny.

Demonstrators are also objecting to a cyber gage bill, scheduled for a vote on 12 June. Human Rights Watchman on the alert for say it would give the government broad powers quash dissent online.

Brutally $5 trillion worth of global trade passes through the South China Sea annually, and a host of countries claim disputed islands in the area.

Vietnamese protests stony-broke out in 2012 over the maritime dispute, although police quickly shut the demonstrations.

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