Cary Huang
Cary Huang
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Cary Huang

Trump met Kim in Hanoi, and the biggest winner may be Vietnam

  • Vietnam’s role as host of the high-profile summit has consolidated its friendship with the US, further boosting its standing in Southeast Asian affairs
  • Like China, Vietnam is held up as an economic success story for North Korea to emulate, but unlike China, it has adopted far less repressive policies