No breakthrough in Vietnam, China talks

June 18, 2014 8:32 AM

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HANOI, Vietnam -- Talks between a top Chinese diplomat and Vietnamese officials on Wednesday produced no breakthrough in the impasse over an increasingly bitter confrontation in the disputed South China Sea, a Vietnamese official said.

State Councilor Yang Jiechi was the most senior Chinese diplomat to visit Vietnam since China's deployment of a giant oil rig off the Vietnamese coast last month increased tensions between the neighbors.

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