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Chinese emphasize to Vietnam the need for Hanoi to have good relations with U.S.

They did this by ramming and sinking a Vietnamese fishing boat, in Vietnamese waters.

HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images
HOANG DINH NAM/AFP/Getty Images

They did this by ramming and sinking a Vietnamese fishing boat, in Vietnamese waters.

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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