Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has visited every Asean nation except Vietnam in the past few months. Photo: EPA-EFE Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has visited every Asean nation except Vietnam in the past few months. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has visited every Asean nation except Vietnam in the past few months. Photo: EPA-EFE

Vietnam’s omission from Chinese foreign minister’s Southeast Asia tour tells a story, observers say

  • Wang Yi has visited nine of the 10 Asean countries in recent months, but tensions with Beijing made Hanoi a no-go zone, according to the experts
  • As the only Southeast Asian nation to take on Beijing over the South China Sea and management of the Mekong River, Vietnam has become a focal point in the tensions between the US and China

Topic |   China-Asean relations
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has visited every Asean nation except Vietnam in the past few months. Photo: EPA-EFE Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has visited every Asean nation except Vietnam in the past few months. Photo: EPA-EFE
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has visited every Asean nation except Vietnam in the past few months. Photo: EPA-EFE
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