Twelve Chinese businesses operating in construction, mechanics, electronics, finance, and trade visited central Da Nang city on January 7 to seek investment and cooperation opportunities.

At their reception for the investors, the municipal leaders voiced their hope that the two sides’ potential partnership would generate positive outcomes and help further consolidate the friendship between the two countries.

By October, 2013, two-way trade between Vietnam and China hit about 41 billion USD, up 31.7 percent over the same period last year.

Both sides pledged to work together to bring the figure to 60 billion USD by 2015.

China is the biggest trade partner of Vietnam while Vietnam is one of the key partners of China in the Association of Southeast Asian nations.-VNA