A Vietnamese policeman approaches anti-China protesters during a 2019 demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Reuters A Vietnamese policeman approaches anti-China protesters during a 2019 demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
A Vietnamese policeman approaches anti-China protesters during a 2019 demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
David Koh
Opinion

Opinion

David Koh

Is China and Vietnam’s ‘brotherly love’ adrift in the South China Sea?

  • When it comes to the disputed waterway, both countries are finding that a history of comradeship is not a foundation for national policy
  • Hanoi may soon find itself outflanked by Beijing – all while the US monitors developments in the region

A Vietnamese policeman approaches anti-China protesters during a 2019 demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Reuters A Vietnamese policeman approaches anti-China protesters during a 2019 demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
A Vietnamese policeman approaches anti-China protesters during a 2019 demonstration in front of the Chinese embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Reuters
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