A crewman from a Vietnamese coastguard ship looks out at Chinese military vessels in the South China Sea in 2014. The countries’ disputes over the waterway go back decades. Photo: Reuters

As Vietnam takes more assertive approach to South China Sea, Beijing tries to manage tensions

  • Chinese diplomat meets with Vietnamese counterpart to discuss the waterway, while Beijing-backed investment institution lends US$100 million to bank in Vietnam
  • Moves come just days after US secretary of state rejects most of China’s claims to South China Sea
Topic |   South China Sea
A crewman from a Vietnamese coastguard ship looks out at Chinese military vessels in the South China Sea in 2014. The countries’ disputes over the waterway go back decades. Photo: Reuters
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