South China Sea: What are Chinese fleets doing at Whitsun Reef?

The story of more than 200 Chinese ships outlined in Whitsun Reef has been the focus of international opinion over the past week, causing tensions in the South China Sea (Vietnamese call it the East Sea), according to regional media.…
The US is tough with China, Vietnam is both happy and worried

From the day Joe Biden entered the White House, Washington has maintained a tough stance towards Beijing and has clearly shown an interest in strengthening the US role in the Indo-Pacific region. Vietnam is said to be very pleased with…
Coping with China’s “gray zone” tactics

China intensifies “gray–zone tactics” The recent event has caused many concerns when more than 200 Chinese marine militia ships were discovered near Ba Dau (Whitson Reef), a reef in the East Sea (South China Sea) that Vietnam also claims. The…
China’s encirclement of Whitson Reef poses new threat to Vietnam

The Philippines faces the threat of territorial encroachment from China Recently, the Philippines has criticized China’s “aggressive” actions after Beijing sent more than 200 ships to the South China Sea (Vietnam calls it the East Sea). Manila also asked Beijing…
Vietnamese diplomacy: How to lead?

The Government of Vietnam says it has been and is ready to play a leading role, a pioneering role, and contribute to the work of the region and the world. But before discussing the international aspect, we should prioritize leading…
If there is war a with the US, would China attack Vietnam?

On March 8, 2021, the South China Morning Post newspaper had an article “China’s military must spend more to meet US’s war threat,” roughly translated as “China needs to increase defense spending to prepare for the risk of war with…
Threats from China’s top diplomat

The main message that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi delivered at a 100-minute press conference on March 7, in the context of the approaching 100-year-old Chinese Communist Party, was “to lure neighboring countries, directly attack Western countries, including the US…