A Vietnamese policeman approaches anti-China protesters demonstrating against Beijing’s actions in the Vanguard Bank stand-off. Photo: ReutersA Vietnamese policeman approaches anti-China protesters demonstrating against Beijing’s actions in the Vanguard Bank stand-off. Photo: Reuters
A Vietnamese policeman approaches anti-China protesters demonstrating against Beijing’s actions in the Vanguard Bank stand-off. Photo: Reuters
Le Hong Hiep
Opinion

Opinion

Le Hong Hiep

South China Sea stand-off shows Vietnam has few options in dealing with Beijing’s bullying

  • Impasse at the Vanguard Bank suggests diplomacy is Vietnam’s first – and last – line of defence against China’s assertiveness in the contested waters

A Vietnamese policeman approaches anti-China protesters demonstrating against Beijing’s actions in the Vanguard Bank stand-off. Photo: ReutersA Vietnamese policeman approaches anti-China protesters demonstrating against Beijing’s actions in the Vanguard Bank stand-off. Photo: Reuters
A Vietnamese policeman approaches anti-China protesters demonstrating against Beijing’s actions in the Vanguard Bank stand-off. Photo: Reuters
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