Top China envoy visits Vietnam amid looming court ruling

June 27, 2016 8:01 AM

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HANOI, Vietnam – A top Chinese diplomat is visiting Vietnam amid a looming ruling by an international court on the South China Sea.

State Councilor Yang Jiechi's visit comes as the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague is expected to issue a ruling soon on a case filed by the Philippines contesting Beijing's claims to most of the South China Sea.

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