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Foxconn suspends Vietnam operations amid deadly riots

Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group has suspended operations in Vietnam as deadly anti-China riots spread.

TAIPEI: Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group has suspended operations in Vietnam as deadly anti-China riots spread.

The company said in a statement on Friday that it told workers to take a three-day leave of absence, starting on Saturday.

Protesters in Vietnam attacked several industrial parks as anger erupted after China deployed an oil rig in contested waters.

Officials on Thursday said one Chinese worker died in the violence, while reports said at least 21 were killed, citing a doctor at a provincial hospital.

According to the police, hundreds of Chinese nationals in Vietnam have fled to neighbouring Cambodia, fearing that the unrest is getting out of hand.

Foxconn, whose flagship unit is Hon Hai Precision, produces components for electronic products such as Apple’s iPhone and iPad.

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