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Vietnam to Send Envoy to China to Smooth Tensions

Vietnam is sending a special envoy to China to try to rebuild relations badly strained by conflict over Beijing's decision to deploy an oil rig in waters also claimed by Hanoi. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Le Hong Anh, ranked number five in the powerful politburo, will visit the Chinese capital on Tuesday and Wednesday at the invitation of the government in Beijing. Thousands of Vietnamese attacked businesses and factories in May, targeting Chinese workers and Chinese-owned...

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