Menu
Account
China-Vietnam Military Ties in the Headlines with Defense Ministers Meeting
May 29, 2019
China-Vietnam Military Ties in the Headlines with Defense Ministers Meeting
The interaction highlighted the ongoing activity in the security realm between the two sides in spite of significant lingering differences.
China-Vietnam Military Ties in the Headlines with Defense Ministers Meeting
Could Vietnam Have Avoided the 1979 War With China?
March 13, 2019
Could Vietnam Have Avoided the 1979 War With China?
Vietnam’s missed opportunity to normalize relations with the US paved the way for China’s 1979 invasion.
Could Vietnam Have Avoided the 1979 War With China?
Vietnam Investigates Fishing Boat Sinking in South China Sea
March 11, 2019
Vietnam Investigates Fishing Boat Sinking in South China Sea
China and Vietnam have presented different accounts of what led to the sinking of a fishing boat near in the Paracel Islands.
Vietnam Investigates Fishing Boat Sinking in South China Sea
From Pyongyang to Hanoi: Kim Jong Un’s Long March Through China
February 28, 2019
From Pyongyang to Hanoi: Kim Jong Un’s Long March Through China
As Trump and Kim meet in Hanoi, don't forget about China's resurgent ties with North Korea and Vietnam.
From Pyongyang to Hanoi: Kim Jong Un’s Long March Through China
China-Vietnam Joint Patrols in the Spotlight
October 31, 2018
China-Vietnam Joint Patrols in the Spotlight
The patrols serve as a rare example of limited collaboration between the two sides in the maritime realm.
China-Vietnam Joint Patrols in the Spotlight
Vietnam: Dawn of the SEZs
July 24, 2018
Vietnam: Dawn of the SEZs
A look back at the past failures, and challenging present, of Vietnam’s huge economic gamble.
Vietnam: Dawn of the SEZs
Vietnam Mass Protests Expose Hanoi’s China Dilemma
June 21, 2018
Vietnam Mass Protests Expose Hanoi’s China Dilemma
The protests highlight the difficulties in embracing Chinese investment while defending Vietnamese independence.
Vietnam Mass Protests Expose Hanoi’s China Dilemma
Working with Vietnam, Russia's Rosneft Draws China’s Ire
May 19, 2018
Working with Vietnam, Russia's Rosneft Draws China’s Ire
Rosneft is a crucial arm of Russian foreign policy, yet functions at times without direct Kremlin involvement.
Working with Vietnam, Russia's Rosneft Draws China’s Ire
China's Successful Coercion of Vietnam in the South China Sea Deserves US Attention
April 17, 2018
China's Successful Coercion of Vietnam in the South China Sea Deserves US Attention
Washington failed to back up its words with action after Beijing pressured Hanoi into abandoning a South China Sea oil drilling project.
China's Successful Coercion of Vietnam in the South China Sea Deserves US Attention
Ahead of Drills in South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Vietnam
April 03, 2018
Ahead of Drills in South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Vietnam
China and Vietnam agree to “cautiously handle maritime issues.”
Ahead of Drills in South China Sea, Chinese Foreign Minister Visits Vietnam
Does Vietnam Have Trump’s Backing?
November 08, 2017
Does Vietnam Have Trump’s Backing?
Clarity sought in Hanoi ahead of President Donald Trump’s state visit.
Does Vietnam Have Trump’s Backing?
China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight
July 25, 2017
China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight
Reports indicate Beijing’s coercive efforts continue even as it plays up a cooling down period in the South China Sea.
China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight
Is a New China-Vietnam Maritime Crisis Brewing in the South China Sea?
June 29, 2017
Is a New China-Vietnam Maritime Crisis Brewing in the South China Sea?
What are the implications of China’s abrupt cancellation of military border activities with Vietnam?
Is a New China-Vietnam Maritime Crisis Brewing in the South China Sea?
Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm
June 22, 2017
Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm
Incident is a warning that despite attempts to downplay the flashpoint, tensions could quickly escalate.
Nixed China-Vietnam Meeting Highlights Illusion of South China Sea Calm
China and Vietnam: Thoughts From a Chinese Sojourner in Ho Chi Minh City
March 02, 2017
China and Vietnam: Thoughts From a Chinese Sojourner in Ho Chi Minh City
Different interpretations of history showcase hidden tensions in the China-Vietnam relationship.
China and Vietnam: Thoughts From a Chinese Sojourner in Ho Chi Minh City
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief