China is trying to boost its ties with the neighbor countries, especially after the US decision to send a warship in the South China Sea as an answer to China’s move to build artificial islands on the disputed waters.

Today, Chinese President Xi Jinping, is on a visit to Vietnam and he already met with Vietnamese Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.  On arriving in Hanoi, Xi said he hoped the visit would “consolidate traditional friendship (between China and Vietnam)” and lift ...

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