Joint drills and patrols among two like-minded partners

How does Vietnam build alliances with like-minded partners “with the same vision”? Such an alliance full of contradictions, not only breaks the principles of integration diplomacy but also deeply divides the relationship between the Vietnamese government and the local people.…
Vietnam in “US-China- Southeast Asia Strategic Triangle”

Ukraine’s current position between the West and Russia is reminiscent of the position of Southeast Asia, including Vietnam, in the US-China strategic war. Connecting the tension system between the two largest powers in the world today, starting from the Cold…
Vietnam’s “Comprehensive Strategic Partnership”: Who Are They?

Vietnam has so far selected only three countries as “comprehensive strategic partners” namely Russia, China, and India. The US has proposed three times to upgrade its relationship with Vietnam to a “strategic partner” (lower than “comprehensive strategic partnership”) but Vietnam…
Russia-Ukraine conflict: Vietnam is stuck and careful with China

On February 24, 2022, Vietnam voiced “extreme concern about the armed conflict situation in Ukraine” and “called on all parties to exercise restraint” and “not use force, protect the people, continue dialogue in search of a peaceful solution.” Like many…
China installs spikes on the border with Vietnam

Video images that were circulated on Chinese social media on February 18 show that China is setting up a trap on the border with Vietnam in Yunnan province. According to the website of Yunnan province, Maguan county officials are increasing…
Vietnam has $6 billion trade deficit with China in January

Vietnam’s goods exports to the Chinese market fell sharply in January, but imports still increased sharply in the first month of the year, according to statistics of the General Department of Customs quoted by the State newspaper on February 16.…