Vietnam’s statements on the South China Sea at international forums reveal a subtle, defensive strategy – one that hasn’t been enough thus far.
On November 14, Yanis Varoufakis, founder and general secretary of Greece’s left-wing European Realistic Disobedience Front, opined that China’s past actions towards Vietnam were not imperialist.
The total volume of goods traded between Vietnam and China going through the two border-gate railway stations of Lao Cai and Dong Dang reached more than 838,000 tonnes in the first nine months of 2021, up 43 percent year-on-year, according…
In late September, the leader of Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, invited his Cambodian and Laotian counterparts—Hun Sen, who is also Cambodia’s prime minister, and Thongloun Sisoulith, who is also Laos’ president—to Hanoi for a meeting.
Pandemic offers Beijing opportunity to firm ties with strategically important neighbor
Although Vietnam’s Chinese debt burden is low compared to some of its neighbors, it is still a worry for the Communist Party mandarins in Hanoi.
Audiences have expressed anger over possible distortion of the truth by a Chinese TV serial about the 1979 border war between Vietnam and China.
During its recent COVID-19 outbreaks, the Vietnamese government has found itself trapped between the virus and a Sinophobic public.
Hanoi is becoming increasingly unnerved by the growing Chinese influence over its longstanding clients, Cambodia and Laos.
Recent meeting of Southeast Asian nations’ leaders underlined Hanoi’s push to restore strong ties with its old neighboring allies.
Vietnam expressed strong opposition Thursday to China illegally landing its aircraft on Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago as a violation of its sovereignty.
China is the top destination for Vietnamese dragon fruit – representing over 80 per cent of total shipments and amounting to US$1 billion a year. Authorities in the Guangxi region, bordering Vietnam, found traces of coronavirus on packaging and cardboard…
Chinese foreign minister’s remarks follow call from US vice-president for Southeast Asian countries to resist Beijing’s ‘bullying’ in disputed waters. Vietnam is likely to continue its pragmatic balancing act between the two powers, and remain a reliable partner to all,…
The foreign minister says the two countries should be vigilant to resist the intervention of extraterritorial forces in the South China Sea.
From atop their war elephants, the Trung sisters ousted China’s Han overlords in A.D. 40. They have since become heroic icons to Vietnamese people all over the world.
Hanoi has been tempted to shift away from neutrality as tensions rise with Beijing.
Kamala Harris says US will provide Vietnam with an additional one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh reassures Chinese envoy before he meets US vice-president during her Asian tour. But Pham says negotiations for a code of conduct on the disputed South China Sea should be stepped up via the Asean bloc.
Developing the Vietnam-China relations is a strategic choice and a top priority in Vietnam’s foreign policy, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said Tuesday.
Vietnam’s enthusiasm for vaccines cooled in recent days when Ho Chi Minh City authorities began administering Chinese company Sinopharm’s doses, rejected by some of the population.
There is a strong case to be made that the Vietnamese government leveraged ingrained anti-Chinese sentiment to boost vaccine uptake.
Chinese manufacturers in southern Vietnam are suffering amid lockdowns and business closures, and they are not confident restrictions will be relaxed soon. A growing number of Chinese manufacturers have moved to Vietnam since the start of the trade war to…
Vietnam’s embrace of Western vaccines – and distrust of Chinese ones – reflect the country’s zeitgeist, says a researcher.
The study by the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation found that groups such as the H’mong and Thai were vulnerable to being caught up in the illicit trade. More than 60 per cent of victims and prosecuted traffickers were from these…
According to the National Institute for South China Sea Studies, Vietnam is strengthening its maritime militia. Though the figures appear to be exaggerated, Vietnam’s action is propelled by the escalating Chinese aggressive activities.
Vietnam is revamping the way it distributes vaccines donated by Beijing after China complained the Southeast Asian nation was failing to honor an earlier agreement.