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     Jun 18, '14


China's top diplomat in Hanoi talks
By Radio Free Asia

China's top diplomat traveled to Vietnam on Tuesday for talks aimed at resolving a dispute over Beijing's deployment of an oil rig in disputed waters in the South China Sea, with experts predicting



the two sides to hash out several key issues.

The arrival in Hanoi of Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, who outranks the foreign minister, represents the highest level bilateral contact since a Chinese state-run oil company deployed the rig to Vietnam's coast on May 2, sparking tensions.

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