As US Woos Vietnam, Hanoi Remains Tied to China, Experts Say

FILE – Secretary of State Antony Blinken, center left, meets with Vietnam’s Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, center right, in Hanoi, Apr. 15, 2023. Blinken has expressed hope that US-Vietnam ties could be strengthened. (Andrew Harnik/Pool via Reuters) WASHINGTON —

Efforts by Washington to enlist Vietnam as an ally in its strategic rivalry with China are unlikely to succeed because Hanoi dares not risk angering its larger neighbor, say experts inside and outside of Vietnam.

The outreach by the United States, which this year marks the 10th anniversary of the signing of a comprehensive partnership with Vietnam, has included […]

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