Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will travel to Washington to meet with US President Donald Trump. Photo: EPA

After talking to China about China, Vietnam goes to Washington to do it again

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will likely discuss trade and the South China Sea with US President Donald Trump, but when it comes to Beijing, Hanoi seems to be doing fairly well fending for itself

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Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will travel to Washington to meet with US President Donald Trump. Photo: EPA
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Helen Clark

Helen Clark

Helen Clark is a journalist, editor and researcher based in Australia. She spent six years in Southeast Asia as a foreign correspondent, mostly Vietnam. She writes on Vietnam for the Lowy Institute and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute and is the The Diplomat's Oceania correspondent. She also writes for the Huffington Post, Germany's DW, the Asian Sentinel and ANZ's BlueNotes.