RCEP creates a “strong strategic” position for China

China can take advantage of the signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP ) to achieve its strategic goals in the region, including as a springboard for its Belt and Road Initiative, according to a senior economist from Vietnam. Talking to…
Biden’s foreign policy and the South China Sea issue

Since winning more than 270 electoral votes, President-elect Joe Biden has contacted leaders of allied countries, pledging to mend partnerships that have been dented over the past few years, and reasserted the US’s commitment to mutual security agreements which have…
Mixed reactions of Vietnamese to US Election outcome

Fireworks display to celebrate the victory of Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election on November 7. The Vietnamese people reacted differently to the results of the US presidential election, in which Mr. Donald Trump loved by many…
Are Vietnamese people worrying for the US more than their own country?

Vietnamese people in the country are more interested in the US election than their own, that is a reality. Because the American election is attractive and unpredictable because President Trump has rekindled the Vietnamese hope of resisting the unreserved Chinese…
How the Vietnamese think about the recent visit to Pompeo?

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just ended his last Asia’s tour to Vietnam on October 30, in which he repeatedly sent a message calling for Asian countries to cooperate with the US in dealing with security threats posed by…
Possibility of war breaking out in the South China Sea

Dr. Le Thu Huong, a senior researcher of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, commented on Vietnam-China relations in the context of increasing tensions in the East Sea (South China Sea), without eliminating the risk of military conflict in the sea.…
Magnisky Act and sanctions against human rights abuses in Vietnam?

Several observers of politics and human rights comment to the BBC on how international, including the European Union and the US, has more effective sanctions on human rights violations in Vietnam. The Magnitsky Act on human rights sanctions can become…
Do Vietnamese leaders need to boldly run for election like in the US?

Standing for election and campaigning for election are political activities that are familiar to people in almost every country in the world. However, this does not happen in communist countries. Politicians have to convince people to vote for themselves and…