After violent anti-China riots in Vietnam left over 20 people dead , China launched an emergency evacuation. The first ship arrived this morning in the southern Chinese port city of Haikou with roughly 1,000 Chinese nationals onboard, reports ChinaDaily .
Quick evacuation is not something new for China. 3 years ago, the Chinese government pulled out more than 4, 000 Chinese citizens from war-torn Libya . According to english.people.cn , “four chartered ships tasked with evacuating Chinese nationals from riot-ravaged Vietnam arrived at the central Vung Ang port on Monday.” Less than a day after, the first one is already home!
The same report indicates that “most of the evacuees aboard the four ships are workers from Metallurgical Corporation of China (MCC), a contractor in the construction of an iron and steel complex in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh Province.” It was among the worst-hit in the anti-Chinese riots of the past days.