US Defence Secretary James Mattis and his Vietnamese counterpart Ngo Xuan Lich, left, review an honour guard in Hanoi during his first visit. Photo: AP

US defence chief James Mattis’ second trip to Vietnam aimed at countering China’s Asia influence

His trip originally was to include a visit to Beijing, but that stop was cancelled amid rising tensions over trade and defence

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US Defence Secretary James Mattis and his Vietnamese counterpart Ngo Xuan Lich, left, review an honour guard in Hanoi during his first visit. Photo: AP
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