Vietnam police halt protests against new economic zones

Protesters hold a banner which reads "No Leasing Land to China even for Anytime" during a demonstration against a draft law on the Special Economic Zone in Hanoi, Vietnam. Picture: REUTERS

HANOI – Police in Vietnam detained more than a dozen protesters in the capital Hanoi on Sunday and halted demonstrations in other cities against plans for new special economic zones that the protesters fear will be dominated by Chinese investors. Vietnam said in May last year it planned to open three special economic zones that […]

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