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Vietnam, US find common ground

Forty years after the Vietnam War ended, Vietnam is trying to balance relations and avoid having to choose between the US and giant neighbour China.
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 05:50
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Vietnamese women and US veterans attending a ceremony commemorating the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on April 30 in Washington, DC.

AS Vietnam and the United States marked the 40th anniversary of the end of their bitter war on April 30, it's surprising how far the two countries have come in normalising relations. To be sure, there are still areas where ties could be deepened, particularly in military-to-military interaction