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Vietnam Seeks to Step Out of China's Economic Shadow

The lychee harvest is in full swing in Vietnam's northern Hai Duong province, but local officials say fewer Chinese traders have come to buy the sweet and juicy fruit this summer due to concerns about anti-China sentiment. Observers say tensions over a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters of the South China Sea are having a negative impact on the economic ties between the two neighbors. Pham Duc Tuan, a high-ranking official of Thanh Ha district, told VOA’s Vietnamese service that...

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