|Travel agencies in Dongxing, the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, which borders Vietnam, suspend their operations on Saturday. (Chinadaily.com.cn/Photo)|
The Hainan Maritime Safety Administration said a rescue vessel has been sent to provide emergency support. Another rescue vessel and a rescue helicopter are on standby.
Qi Xiaofeng, a spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Vietnam, said 135 Chinese workers injured in the riots in Vietnam’s central Ha Tinh Province were flown home.
More than 3,000 Chinese nationals had been evacuated from Vietnam as of Saturday afternoon with the assistance of the Chinese embassy, the Foreign Ministry said on Sunday.
Xinhua contributed to this story.