China and Vietnam pledged to manage their differences and safeguard peace in the South China Sea

China and Vietnam pledged to manage their differences and safeguard peace in the South China Sea

  • The two countries have agreed to manage their maritime difference, avoid actions that complicate the situation and escalate tensions, and safeguard the peace and stability of the South China Sea
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping told Vietnam’s visiting prime minister that their common interests far outweighed their differences, and called for their dispute in the South China Sea to be resolved through talks
  • However, Vietnam is in the midst of a quiet military build-up which analysts say is designed as a deterrent to secure its 200 nautical mile Exclusive Economic Zone, as China grows more assertive in staking its claims in the South China Sea

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