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Chinese Embassy in Vietnam Blasts Blinken For “Sowing Discord” in Southeast Asia

Statement published on the Chinese embassy in Vietnam website that denounced comments made by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken for "sowing discord in the region."

The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not comment over the weekend about U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Vietnam but will likely do so on Monday at the regular press briefing in Beijing. 

The ministry’s response will probably sound very similar to a statement published on Saturday by the Chinese embassy in Hanoi that slammed officials from “countries outside of the region” who employ a “Cold War mentality… to sow discord.”

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