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Vietnam envoy to visit China to seek thaw in testy ties

Aug 26, 2014    

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam will send a special envoy to China this week to try to rebuild battered diplomatic ties with its communist neighbour after they sank to their lowest in three decades, amid a flare-up over sovereignty in the South China Sea.Vietnam's Foreign Ministry on Monday said Le Hong Anh, a member of the Communist Party's powerful politburo, had been invited to meet Chinese leaders to try to ease tension and stabilise ties with Beijing, with which it shares $50 billion of annual trade.The visit, starting on Tuesday, is the first sign of a concerted effort to heal rifts between tw...

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