Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) listens as Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang speaks at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on Monday. Photo: Reuters

China, Vietnam sign cooperation pacts in bid to play down South China Sea tensions

Two nations’ relations still likely to be strained by their rival claims to areas of the South China Sea, say analysts

Topic |   South China Sea

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) listens as Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang speaks at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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