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China, Vietnam meeting canceled amid South China Sea tensions

19:35 EDT 7 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

China, Vietnam meeting canceled amid South China Sea tensionsA scheduled meeting between the foreign ministers of China and Vietnam was canceled on the sidelines of a regional gathering, Chinese embassy officials said, amid growing tension between the two countries over the South China Sea. Vietnam had held out for language that noted concern about island-building and criticized militarization in South China Sea in the communique on Sunday from foreign ministers of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). Vietnam has emerged as the most vocal opponent of China's claims in the waterway, where more than $3 trillion in cargo pass every year.


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