The unity of Asia’s leaders may soon be tested. Photo: AFP
Richard Heydarian
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Richard Heydarian

Vietnam’s threat of legal warfare could signal it is ready to take an even bolder stance on China

  • Hanoi has floated the idea of going further than diplomatic protests over Beijing’s conduct in the South China Sea
  • At a time when the Philippines has moved closer to Beijing under Rodrigo Duterte, Vietnam has gone the other way

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The unity of Asia’s leaders may soon be tested. Photo: AFP
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Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian is a Manila-based academic and author of "Asia's New Battlefield: US, China and the Struggle for Western Pacific" and the forthcoming "Duterte's Rise"