China's embassy in Vietnam urges firms to take security precautions

Reuters News
Posted: May 14, 2014 1:49 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's embassy in Vietnam issued a warning on its website urging Chinese firms and staff to take security precautions against possible violence, following protests to denounce China's setting up of a giant oil rig in the South China Sea.

"China's embassy in Vietnam once again reminds Chinese firms and staff in Vietnam to take security precautions and avoid unnecessary trips outdoors," the embassy said in a statement with Tuesday's date posted on its website.

(Reporting by Michael Martina; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)