Several thousand Vietnamese workers protested at Chinese-owned factories yesterday, vandalising some of them, as anger flared at Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in the Paracel Islands. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Several thousand Vietnamese workers protested at Chinese-owned factories yesterday, vandalising some of them, as anger flared at Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in the Paracel Islands. Photo: SCMP Pictures

War of words erupts as John Kerry calls Beijing 'provocative' in South China Sea disputes

Foreign minister hits back after John Kerry calls Chinese actions in South China Sea 'provocative'

Several thousand Vietnamese workers protested at Chinese-owned factories yesterday, vandalising some of them, as anger flared at Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in the Paracel Islands. Photo: SCMP Pictures
Several thousand Vietnamese workers protested at Chinese-owned factories yesterday, vandalising some of them, as anger flared at Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in the Paracel Islands. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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