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Vietnam's Communist Party chief to visit China

2015-04-07 08:48:09       source:Channel News Asia

April 6, 2015


"Vietnam's Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong heads to China on Tuesday (Apr 7) for a four-day visit at a time when the two countries are experiencing what analysts call a trust deficit.

The visit will take place almost one year after a diplomatic firestorm between the two countries over the deployment of a Chinese oil rig in the South China Sea last May. The incident triggered months of sea skirmishes and anti-China protests in Vietnam, plunging Sino-Vietnamese ties to a historic low.

Anti-China protests turned violent in several parts of Vietnam, spooking foreign investors and causing a dramatic drop in tourists from China, and the numbers have not returned to their former levels. "


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