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Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | MYT 3:56 PM

China enacts 'emergency mechanisms' after Vietnam protests

BEIJING (Reuters) - China called Vietnam a "provocateur" on Tuesday and expressed concern after thousands rampaged in industrial zones in the country's south following protests against Chinese oil drilling in a disputed part of the South China Sea.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters at a daily press briefing that China had made representations to Vietnam and enacted unspecified emergency mechanisms to provide security to Chinese companies.

(Reporting by Megha Rajagopalan, Writing by Michael Martina; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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