Chinese Media Slam US Lifting Of Vietnam Arms Embargo

May 24, 2016 6:12 AM

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Chinese Media Slam US Lifting Of Vietnam Arms Embargo

Beijing: Chinese state media today slammed the lifting of a decades-old US arms embargo against Vietnam, saying the move was aimed at Beijing and calling Barack Obama's assurances to the contrary "a very poor lie".

Obama announced the end of the 41-year-old ban on weapons sales to the United States' former foe in Hanoi on Monday, as Washington and Beijing jockey for influence in Asia and tensions mount in the strategically important South China Sea.

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