Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (left) greets Vietnam’s Nguyen Xuan Phuc ahead of talks in Hanoi. As a major power rivalry re-emerges, the neighbouring countries may find themselves in opposing camps. Photo: AP Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (left) greets Vietnam’s Nguyen Xuan Phuc ahead of talks in Hanoi. As a major power rivalry re-emerges, the neighbouring countries may find themselves in opposing camps. Photo: AP
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (left) greets Vietnam’s Nguyen Xuan Phuc ahead of talks in Hanoi. As a major power rivalry re-emerges, the neighbouring countries may find themselves in opposing camps. Photo: AP
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Opinion

Opinion

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Coronavirus gives Vietnam, Cambodia a chance to boost ties with Washington and Beijing

  • As coronavirus crisis continues, Phnom Penh has shown solidarity with Beijing, while Vietnam joined US-led Quad partnership set up to counter China’s influence
  • The neighbours’ allegiances have a bearing on great power rivalry in Asia

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (left) greets Vietnam’s Nguyen Xuan Phuc ahead of talks in Hanoi. As a major power rivalry re-emerges, the neighbouring countries may find themselves in opposing camps. Photo: AP Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (left) greets Vietnam’s Nguyen Xuan Phuc ahead of talks in Hanoi. As a major power rivalry re-emerges, the neighbouring countries may find themselves in opposing camps. Photo: AP
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (left) greets Vietnam’s Nguyen Xuan Phuc ahead of talks in Hanoi. As a major power rivalry re-emerges, the neighbouring countries may find themselves in opposing camps. Photo: AP
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