Billboards in downtown Hanoi send a nationalistic message about Vietnam's maritime dispute with China. Hanoi has been reaching out to US allies like Japan and the Philippines over the issue. Photo: AFP Billboards in downtown Hanoi send a nationalistic message about Vietnam's maritime dispute with China. Hanoi has been reaching out to US allies like Japan and the Philippines over the issue. Photo: AFP
Billboards in downtown Hanoi send a nationalistic message about Vietnam's maritime dispute with China. Hanoi has been reaching out to US allies like Japan and the Philippines over the issue. Photo: AFP

Vietnam edges closer to old US foe as maritime dispute with China heats up

Territorial dispute with China is pushing Hanoi further into partnership with Washington, but analysts say that strategy has risks of its own

Billboards in downtown Hanoi send a nationalistic message about Vietnam's maritime dispute with China. Hanoi has been reaching out to US allies like Japan and the Philippines over the issue. Photo: AFP Billboards in downtown Hanoi send a nationalistic message about Vietnam's maritime dispute with China. Hanoi has been reaching out to US allies like Japan and the Philippines over the issue. Photo: AFP
Billboards in downtown Hanoi send a nationalistic message about Vietnam's maritime dispute with China. Hanoi has been reaching out to US allies like Japan and the Philippines over the issue. Photo: AFP
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