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Vietnam-China Ties Warm Up as Trade Flows

A Chinese shopper purchases Trung Nguyen coffee at the Vietnamese company's new flagship store in downtown Shanghai. Image via Trung Ngyuen Legend.

China-Vietnam relations saw a major uptick this week, with new commitments to trade, facilitating the return of foreign students and continued work on a possible code of conduct for the South China Sea. 

These were some of the outcomes of a phone call between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Monday. 

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