Nguyen Xuan Phuc resigned as Vietnam’s presdient after rumours he was about to be sacked as part of an anti-corruption drive. Photo: Reuters/File
Nguyen Xuan Phuc resigned as Vietnam’s presdient after rumours he was about to be sacked as part of an anti-corruption drive. Photo: Reuters/File
Vietnam

Will Vietnam’s anti-corruption purge impact its foreign policy amid US-China rivalry?

  • A recent anti-corruption crackdown that led to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s resignation means Vietnam’s new leadership team lacks foreign policy experience
  • Hanoi faces a dilemma by trying to form a potential ‘strategic’ partnership with the US, while maintaining close ties with China, its largest trade partner

Nguyen Xuan Phuc resigned as Vietnam’s presdient after rumours he was about to be sacked as part of an anti-corruption drive. Photo: Reuters/File
Nguyen Xuan Phuc resigned as Vietnam’s presdient after rumours he was about to be sacked as part of an anti-corruption drive. Photo: Reuters/File
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