Second, as tensions between China and the United States rose over Beijing’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, US public opinion began to turn against China in the US Congress by both political parties and among the public at large. China’s intimidation and bullying in the East Sea and intervention in the internal affairs of Hong Kong only stoked anti-China sentiment. … [Read more...] about US challenges China to win over littoral states bullied by China: Carl Thayer
While the industry waits on new permanent regulations, the Government and the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) are expected to release provisional regulations. These will focus on shortening the approval process for oil and gas fields to ensure that exploration keeps up with demand. … [Read more...] about PVN asks for revision of oil law
U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo (second right) and U.S Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink (second left) go for a walk in downtown Hanoi, Vietnam, July 2018. Photo: Viet Dung / Tuoi Tre Pompeo said that the U.S. commend Vietnam for its outstanding chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) this year, especially in coordinating ASEAN’s response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and issues related to economic recovery. … [Read more...] about US commemorates 25 years of diplomatic relations with Vietnam
On January 27, 1973, the United States formally agreed to end its war in Viet Nam and pledged to “respect the independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity of Viet Nam.” But it continued to support, arm, and finance military war until the final victory of Viet Nam in April 1975. Then for the next 20 years, it waged economic, political, and psychological war against the Vietnamese nation. Central to that war was the demand that Viet Nam account for thousands of Americans missing in combat, whom many Americans believed were being held by Viet Nam as POWs. … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for relations between Vietnam and US?
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany Both leaders committed to continuing to expand our Comprehensive Partnership by increasing people-to-people ties; partnering to ensure that trade and investment is free, fair, and reciprocal; collaborating on humanitarian and legacy of war issues; and growing our strategic cooperation through expanded military ties (White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany cited the contents of the letters). … [Read more...] about Statement from the White House Press Secretary Commemorating 25 Years of Diplomatic Relations between the United States and Vietnam