The Latest: China applauds end of arms embargo for Vietnam

May 23, 2016 9:22 AM

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China is outwardly lauding the lifting of a U.S. arms embargo on Vietnam, saying it hopes “normal and friendly” relations between the U.S. and Vietnam are conducive to regional stability.

A spokeswoman for the Chinese Foreign Ministry says weapons embargoes are a product of the Cold War and shouldn’t have existed.

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