Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, last month. Photo: EPA-EFE Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, last month. Photo: EPA-EFE
Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, last month. Photo: EPA-EFE
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China should not be alarmed by the pacts made by its neighbours

  • Recent summits between India, Vietnam and Japan raised matters of mutual concern involving China, even if it was not mentioned by name. Though deals were done with China in mind, there are limits to how far they can go

Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, last month. Photo: EPA-EFE Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, last month. Photo: EPA-EFE
Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the 37th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Hanoi, Vietnam, last month. Photo: EPA-EFE
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