Why Tensions Are Rising Between Vietnam and China
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Hunter Marston, ‘Why Tensions Are Rising Between Vietnam and China’, Foreign Affairs, 15 August 2017.
In a sign of escalating tensions in Southeast Asia, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi just canceled a bilateral meeting with his Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Binh Minh. Since clashing in a brief war in 1979 and a naval battle in 1988, Vietnam has drawn China’s ire with some creative (and risky) diplomacy intended to counter Beijing’s acts of unilateral dominance in the South China Sea.