China and Brunei signed co-operative agreements in technology, public health, energy, tourism, among other areas, as Hu Jintao made his first state visit to the Islamic country since becoming China's president. Hu is on a three-nation Southeast Asian tour with other stops in Indonesia and the Philippines. He told Brunei Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah that China is committed to exploring ways to solve the question of disputed areas of the South China Sea. China's 2003 daily oil import from Brunei was about 20,000 barrels, about a tenth of Brunei oil output.
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