US President Donald Trump with his Vietnamese counterpart, the late Tran Dai Quang in 2017. Photo: AFP
Le Hong Hiep
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Le Hong Hiep

Beijing’s South China Sea stance is driving Vietnam into America’s arms

  • China and Vietnam should be natural partners, not least because of a shared ideology among the countries’ ruling parties
  • But by ignoring Hanoi’s concerns, Beijing is creating a new US ally out of a former enemy, says Le Hong Hiep

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US President Donald Trump with his Vietnamese counterpart, the late Tran Dai Quang in 2017. Photo: AFP
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