Refusing to upgrade relations with US, which direction does Vietnam lean?

ASEAN in the US-China competition The Chinese foreign minister’s trip to Southeast Asian countries and South Korea comes as both Beijing and Washington are wooing important partners in the Asia-Pacific. The Southeast Asian doctrine of President Joe Biden’s administration acknowledges…
Rosneft withdraws from South China Sea project with Vietnam

Although net profit in the second quarter was up to 233 billion rubles ($3.1 billion), Russia’s Rosneft group has still decided to completely withdraw from projects with Vietnam in the South China Sea (Vietnam calls it the East Sea), which…
US warship patrols near Mischief Reef in Spratlys

A US Navy destroyer conducted a maritime patrol through Da Vanh Khan (Mischief Reef) in the South China Sea (Vietnam calls it the Truong Sa) on September 8, just days after China imposed a law requiring foreign ships to notify…
China increases “gray zone tactics” in South China Sea

On August 29, in a move that could affect the freedom of navigation of military and commercial ships in the South China Sea, Chinese officials said they would require ships to “report information” when passes through what China considers its…