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Foreign investors shrug off Vietnam's anti-China riots

Taiwan Plastics is building a giant steel plant in Vietnam's Ha Tinh Province.

HANOI -- Riots that killed four Chinese workers and damaged hundreds of factories in May have slowed Vietnam's economic growth and shaken Chinese and Taiwanese businesses. But overall, foreign investors remain confident in the country's growth potential, despite concerns about corruption, red tape and the slow pace of legal reform.

   The violence was triggered by China's decision to build an oil rig in waters it claims off the coast of central Vietnam, although Taiwanese companies were the hardest hit.

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