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China's foreign minister visits Vietnam to counter US overtures

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Vietnam marks the first leg of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's four-nation tour of Asia.   © Reuters

BEIJING/HANOI -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited Vietnam on Friday, hoping to reassert Beijing's influence following high-profile trips to the country by U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and the defense chief in recent months. 

Vietnam marks the first leg of Wang's four-country Asian tour through Wednesday, which also includes Singapore, Cambodia and South Korea. 

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