Recent conditions—and China’s provocative actions—have set the stage for a new relationship.
In Vietnam, where the state is fighting a fierce online battle against political dissent, social media “influencers” are more likely to be soldiers than celebrities.
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.
“No Vietnamese leader has any intention of making concessions to China on sovereignty,” former Deputy Minister of National Defense Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh has said unequivocally.
Despite its initial success, COVID-19 has revealed Vietnam’s lack of preparedness for biological threats.
The U.S. has agreed to sell T-6 trainer aircraft to Vietnam to help improve pilot training, Pacific Air Forces Commander Kenneth Wilsbach said on Friday.
What does the election of two top generals to the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam mean for the country’s political, economic and foreign policy prospects? The Vietnam People’s Army has also deepened its influence through significant business interests,…
Vietnam sent 314 military personnel to the Cambodia border Sunday to prevent illegal entry into the country as the latter experiences a spike in Covid-19 cases.
Chinese Defense Minister and State Councilor Senior Lieutenant General Wei Fenghe is visiting Vietnam with a high-level military delegation to strengthen bilateral relations.
Activities in waters near Hainan, Paracel and Spratly islands have ‘threatened China’s maritime law enforcement and national defence security’, Naval and Merchant Ships says Matter must be ‘taken seriously and dealt with in a timely manner’, it says
It’s no friend of either the US or China – now both are vying for this country to “back a winner” in the South China Sea.
The Ministry of National Defense Monday launched one high-speed patrol boat built with India technical and financial assistance and held the keel-laying ceremony for another.
China’s muscling in with missile boats. The Philippines is sending over aircraft. Now another play has laid a stake in the South China Sea.
China is using militia-run fishing vessels to maintain its illegal presence and exert control over East Sea territory without resorting to direct confrontation, an expert says.
As soon as he took office in 2017, former US president Donald Trump adopted the Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy to maintain US influence and presence in the region and restrain China. Trump’s then US secretary of defense James…
Positions in disputed waters are being strengthened by both countries to counter China’s territorial claims
Emplacements for air and coastal defence systems installed on most of its bases in the disputed archipelago to ‘ensure it can strike Chinese facilities’ Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says the most significant upgrades in the past two years have been…
Nguyen Trong Nghia previously oversaw the creation of a 10,000-strong army cyber unit to combat anti-government sentiment online.
Securing the first Asian customer for its latest product, Czech aircraft maker Aero Vodochody has signed a contract to sell 12 L-39NG jet trainers to Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defence.
Vietnam will verify whether China is completing a surface-to-air missile base about 20 km away from the Vietnamese border, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Thursday.
A US warship sailed near the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on Friday in a freedom of navigation operation, the U.S. Navy said.
‘Our partnership can make a significant contribution in maintaining stability and peace in the region,’ says Modi
The country’s longstanding ties with its neighbor Laos constitute an alliance in everything but name.
The first three volunteers to receive a dose of Nanocovax, Vietnam’s first Covid-19 vaccine, are in stable condition three days after injection.
A Vietnamese pharmaceutical company began testing a coronavirus vaccine on volunteers in Hanoi on Thursday, as developing countries jostle with richer nations to access affordable inoculations.
The country’s armed forces have come a long way since the years following the Vietnam War.