Vietnam, China Hold Border Talks

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Jan. 9 – The members of the Vietnam-China joint working held the fifth round of talks on the demarcation of waters off the Gulf of Bac Bo (Tonkin) in Hanoi.

Both sides agreed that discussions should focus on a joint survey to support the demarcation scheme and promote mutual development for the waters. The disputed area covers an area of 126,250 kilometers.

It borders Vietnam on the northwest, west and southwest while China's Hainan lies to the north and forms the eastern limits of the gulf.