#symbolicgestures

  1. Vietnam boosts China ties as 'bamboo diplomacy' follows US upgrade

    By: Francesco Guarascio, Khanh Vu and Phuong Nguyen HANOI (Reuters) -Communist-ruled China and Vietnam, at odds over claims in the South China Sea, agreed on Tuesday to boost ties and build a community with a "shared future", three months after Hanoi upgraded its formal relations