A Vietnamese soldier keeps watch as aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson arrives at a port in Da Nang. Photo: Reuters

US aircraft carrier arrives in Vietnam for historic visit as China ties are put to the test 

The visit comes at a time when China is increasing its military build-up in the Paracel Islands and seven artificial islands in the Spratlys in maritime territory also claimed by Vietnam

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A Vietnamese soldier keeps watch as aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson arrives at a port in Da Nang. Photo: Reuters
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