Vietnam’s Approach to China: Bamboo Diplomacy With Neo-tributary Characteristics
By Alexander L. Vuving
Vietnam Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong's recent visit to Beijing was meant to assure China, but didn't signal any change in Hanoi's basic approach toward its northern neighbor.
Hanoi’s Beijing Syndrome
By Duy Hoang
The “Vietnamese street” and especially the activist community is known to be anti-China, but the Vietnamese Communist Party is keen to cultivate closer ties.
Vietnam’s Hidden Debts to China Expose its Political Risks
By Zachary Abuza and Phuong Vu
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.
From Delay to Desperation: The Story of Sinophobia and COVID-19 Vaccines in Vietnam
By Travis Vincent
During its recent COVID-19 outbreaks, the Vietnamese government has found itself trapped between the virus and a Sinophobic public.
China Courts Vietnam With More COVID-19 Vaccines, Mistrust Remains
By Hai Hong Nguyen
China’s actual donation of COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam has already been outmatched by the United States.
Vietnam Welcomes Top Officials From China, Japan
By Sebastian Strangio
The concurrent visits offered a classic example of Vietnam’s all-inclusive diplomatic approach.
Washington’s Challenge in Southeast Asia: The View From Vietnam
By Ngo Minh Tri
The challenge for Washington is that countries like Vietnam are reluctant to sacrifice their relations with either China or the United States.
Was Vietnam’s Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine Debacle Just a Stunt?
By Le Dong Hai Nguyen
There is a strong case to be made that the Vietnamese government leveraged ingrained anti-Chinese sentiment to boost vaccine uptake.
Vietnam Approves Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine, Reluctantly
By Sebastian Strangio
Struggling to contain an outbreak of COVID-19, Vietnam's communist government swallows its pride.
Do China and Vietnam Have Similar Alliance Policies?
By Khang Vu
Despite obvious areas of friction between China and Vietnam, their alliance policies are more similar than is often acknowledged.
New South China Sea Fishing Vessel Sinking: Philippines Backs Vietnam Amid China Standoff
By Associated Press
The Philippines has expressed solidarity with Vietnam after the alleged ramming and sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat by a Chinese coast guard ship.
South China Sea and the Coronavirus: New Vietnam-China Incident Spotlights Old Realities
By Prashanth Parameswaran
The sinking of a Vietnamese vessel last week is a tangible remainder of the need to pay attention to the South China Sea flashpoint even amid the focus on COVID-19.