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China, Vietnam Discuss Oil Rig Dispute

Chinese and Vietnamese officials meeting in Hanoi have expressed a willingness to improve ties strained by a dispute over an oil rig Beijing recently placed in contested waters off Vietnam's coast.   The comments on Wednesday came as both sides held their first high-level talks since the May deployment of the state-run oil rig, which led to a maritime standoff and deadly anti-China protests in Vietnam.   Vietnamese Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh confirmed Wednesday the...

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