Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xhan Phuc (centre) joins hands with (from left) Thai Prime Minster Prayuth Chan-ocha, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, US President Donald Trump, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in the “Asean-way handshake” on November 13 in Manila, at the opening ceremony for the Asean Summit. Photo: AP

Vietnam’s diplomatic dance with the US and China scores high marks

Huong Le Thu says Hanoi managed to maintain its approach of pursuing a regional balance by placating Trump at the Apec summit while seeking cooperation with China and other international partners

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Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xhan Phuc (centre) joins hands with (from left) Thai Prime Minster Prayuth Chan-ocha, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, US President Donald Trump, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in the “Asean-way handshake” on November 13 in Manila, at the opening ceremony for the Asean Summit. Photo: AP
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