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China, Vietnam set up dispute hotline amid summit

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China and Vietnam have agreed to set up a hotline to resolve disputes in the South China Sea, where clashes between fishermen have stoked tensions between the countries, state media reported on Thursday. 

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang (C-back) and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R-back) watch as military officers shake hands during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, on June 19, 2013. China and Vietnam have agreed to set up a hotline to resolve disputes in the South China Sea, where clashes between fishermen have stoked tensions between the countries.

The agreement was signed by agricultural authorities from Beijing and Hanoi on Wednesday, the state-run China Daily reported, amid a visit to China by Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang.

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