Xi Arrives to Woo Vietnam Comrades and Reverse Drift to U.S.

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The Vietnamese version of Chinese President Xi Jinping's book on governance, in Hanoi, on Nov. 4.

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When President Xi Jinping lays a wreath at the hulking Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi this week, he’ll be reminding Vietnam of the country’s shared communist lineage and Cold War partnership battling the U.S.

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