The South China Sea is a major point of contention between the two countries. Photo: Shutterstock
The South China Sea is a major point of contention between the two countries. Photo: Shutterstock

Chinese and Vietnamese army medics to stage joint pandemic and emergency drill as Beijing seeks to boost Southeast Asian ties

  • The competition between Washington and Beijing has spurred China’s efforts to boost ties with its neighbours despite the ongoing disputes in the South China Sea
  • One of the latest examples is the exercise in the Vietnamese city of Mong Cai which will test their ability to respond to a major outbreak of disease

Topic |   China-Asean relations
The South China Sea is a major point of contention between the two countries. Photo: Shutterstock
The South China Sea is a major point of contention between the two countries. Photo: Shutterstock
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