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Vietnamese Gather in Hanoi to Celebrate Anniversary of Border War With China

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Dozens of Vietnamese people gathered in the capital city of Hanoi on Friday to commemorate the 38th anniversary of Sino-Vietnam war. The brief bloody war considerably strained the relationship between China and Vietnam for nearly a decade, before both countries normalized their relation in the early 1990s.
Dozens of Vietnamese people gathered in the capital city of Hanoi on Friday to commemorate the 38 th anniversary of Sino-Vietnam war. The brief bloody war considerably strained the relationship between China and Vietnam for nearly a decade, before both countries normalized their relation in the early 1990s.   
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The commemoration event happened amid heavy police presence as participants laid flowers and lit incense in front of the statue of King Ly Thai To, the founder of Hanoi city. The police used loudspeakers to regulate the crowd and urged them to disperse as soon as possible.
“I was moved because many people came here to lit incense to remember these heroic martyrs who sacrificed themselves defending Vietnamese borders,” said Phung The Dung, one of the participants.

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