Looting Chinese factories won’t help the Vietnamese economy

Commentaries and Op-eds May, 2014, The Conversation

Anti-China protests in Vietnam have attracted world-wide attention over the past few days, as hundreds have been injured and at least 21 killed. The riots were sparked by China drilling for oil in a disputed area of the South China Sea. But, while some anger might be understandable, the Vietnamese people risk harming their own economy far more than their powerful neighbour’s.