General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong (right) shakes hands with US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Photo: Xinhua

Vietnam’s Communist Party chief's visit to White House 'rich in symbolism'

Many have seen the deepening of ties between Hanoi and Washington as a result of their growing concerns over China’s ascendance to power.

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General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong (right) shakes hands with US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter. Photo: Xinhua
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