US President Donald Trump in Hanoi in November 2017. Photo: AFP US President Donald Trump in Hanoi in November 2017. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump in Hanoi in November 2017. Photo: AFP
Xuan Loc Doan
Opinion

Opinion

Xuan Loc Doan

Vietnam and America: foes on paper, friends out of necessity

  • Donald Trump has accused Vietnam of treating America ‘even worse’ than China does on trade, and has imposed heavy duties on its steel imports
  • But tough rhetoric from Washington often belies the deepening convergence of their strategic interests as Beijing shakes up the region’s established order

US President Donald Trump in Hanoi in November 2017. Photo: AFP US President Donald Trump in Hanoi in November 2017. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump in Hanoi in November 2017. Photo: AFP
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