Tag: Vietnam

Vietnam Called China Out For Mislabeling Its Products To Get Around Trump’s Tariffs

Vietnam accused China of exploiting a loophole to mislabel its products as being made in the Southeast Asian country in order to get around the US’ recently imposed tariffs, with its Foreign Minister warning that urgent action is necessary in order to avoid retributive American tariffs and possibly setting a […]

The Singaporean PM’s Cambodia Comments Were A Sign Of Fealty To America

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made a provocative post on Facebook last week when he eulogized a former Thai leader for “opposing Vietnam’s invasion of Cambodia and the Cambodian government that replaced the Khmer Rouge” and therefore “preventing the military invasion and regime change from being legitimised”, with this […]

The Breakdown of The Quad Demonstrates That Asia Wants Trading Partnerships And Not Military Ones

During a discussion in Singapore, US Admiral Phil Davidson admitted that the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue format (aka the Quad) may effectively be dead on arrival after the security partnership between India, Japan, Australia and the United States has failed to gain much traction among its members. The reality is that […]

Kim Jong-un And Donald Trump Have Displayed The Utmost Professionalism And Political Maturity

Watching the cordial yet serious – friendly yet professional interaction between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, one could be forgiven for neglecting to remember that less than two years ago, both leaders were hurling insults at each other whilst threatening nuclear war. That all changed last year when […]

Russia Regards The “Indo-Pacific Region” As An “Artificially Imposed” Pro-US Concept

Russia’s top diplomat Sergei Lavrov strongly spoke out against the US’ so-called “Indo-Pacific” concept that’s recently become very popular among Indian strategists, remarking that it’s ”artificially imposed” and conditioned on containing China.  From “Conspiracy Theory” To Strategic Fact Routinely dismissed as a “conspiracy theory” by hyper-jingoist Indian commentators, none other […]

China Can Counter-intuitively Turn Vietnam’s Trump-Kim Summit Into a New Opportunity to Resolve Disputes With Hanoi

Among the most important revelations from Donald Trump’s State of The Union Address was his confirmation that he will hold a two-day peace summit with DPRK Chairman Kim Jong-un in Vietnam on the 27th and 29th of February. For Kim Jong-un, this decision makes sense from the perspective that it […]