Chinese, Viets exchange artilelry fire on border

Chinese and Vietnamese troops fought an artillery duel on their common border , with "serious harm to the property and life of the Army and people on our side ," the New China News Agency said. Vietnamese troops were said to have started the shelling in the border area near the so-called Friendship Pass. The Chinese-Vietnamese frontier is still tense after a month-long border war in early 1979 after the Vietnamese toppled a pro-chinese regime in Cambodia.

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