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Sino-Vietnamese War

Test of mettle for Xi in Vietnam

Vice-President Xi Jinping is due to visit neighbouring Vietnam next week - a mission that analysts believe will see him wade into South China Sea issues as a key test ahead of his expected elevation to the full presidency in 2013.

Wednesday, 14 December, 2011, 12:00am

Society has turned its back on us, say army veterans

Everyone from the highest officials down to the general public once honoured them for their willingness to make the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

18 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Setbacks at hands of war-tested neighbour inspired PLA reform

Beijing launched a massive offensive 30 years ago to teach a defiant Vietnam 'a lesson', but in the end it was the People's Liberation Army that was left smarting over the brief but costly campaign.

17 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Border deal paves way to address key issues

For a guide to the intrigue and sensitivity that hovers over Vietnam's border with China, just consider Wednesday's announcement that Beijing and Hanoi had completed the placement of marker stones along its 1,350km frontier.

3 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

15 medals for a hero, but only 950 yuan for welfare

Sixty years ago, he was a newly decorated hero of the anti-Japanese war. He went on to distinguish himself in the civil war and the Korean conflict, and was promoted to captain and awarded 15 military medals for his efforts.

3 Aug 2007 - 12:00am