Most of the businesses located in industrial zones in southern Dong Nai province, which had to temporarily shut down due to recent disturbances, resumed their operations on May 19.

Earlier on May 13, bad individuals used demonstrations against China’s illegal placement of its Haiyang Shiyou-981 drilling rig in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone to incite industry workers to violence, triggering social disorder.

The incidents prompted all Chinese- and Taiwanese-invested companies in the locality to halt their activities.

Local authorities have quickly responded by publicising widely Party and State policies on sovereignty defence so that most of the workers went back to work, according to deputy head of the province’s industrial zones management board Mai Van Nhon.

Chairman of the provincial Labour Confederation Huynh Tan Kiet said that during the disturbances, many workers showed their high responsibility by joining their employers to protect their companies and oppose the extremist acts.

Also on May 19, almost all enterprises in the southern provinces of Binh Duong and Binh Phuoc also resumed their operations.-VNA