A Vietnamese policeman (left) approaches anti-China protesters in front of the Chinese embassy in Hanoi on August 6. Photo: Reuters
Lye Liang Fook
Opinion

Opinion

Lye Liang Fook

Can Beijing and Hanoi overcome their latest South China Sea flashpoint at Vanguard Bank?

  • Vietnam and China are embroiled in a tense stand-off over oil and gas fields in the disputed waterway, ramming each other’s vessels and firing water cannons
  • Though the two claimant states are still talking, Hanoi shows no sign of backing down, and some say Vietnam is ready to take tougher action without fear of the consequences

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A Vietnamese policeman (left) approaches anti-China protesters in front of the Chinese embassy in Hanoi on August 6. Photo: Reuters
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