Tag Archive: Vietnam

South China Sea: China Is Building on the Paracels As Well.

It’s not just the Spratlys, China is constructing military facilities on the Paracel Islands too. As Vietnam’s Communist Party Chief Nguyen Phu Trong met with China’s President Xi Jinping in Beijing, China’s government… Continue reading

Laos – A landlocked or landlinked pivot in SEA?

Laos as China’s pivot state for mainland ASEAN. (I) Laos as China’s pivot state for mainland ASEAN (II) This tiny and impoverished Southeast Asian state is ever more becoming the geopolitical fulcrum for the… Continue reading

China’s Military Installations in the Spratly Islands.

Satellite Image Update. Recent high-resolution images show new areas of reclamation on Mischief and Subi Reefs, and intensive construction on Fiery Cross as well as several other reefs. By Victor Robert Lee  … Continue reading

China is losing out on manufacturing to SEA.

China-ASEAN Wage Comparisons and the 70 Percent Production Capacity Benchmark. Total cost of labor (using minimum wage plus cost of welfare) is comparable in China, Thailand and Malaysia. But other countries are far… Continue reading

Phnom Penh – Demonstrators Threaten to Burn Vietnamese Embassy.

Cambodian Kampuchea Krom protesters are still angered by comments made by the Vietnamese Embassy’s former spokesman four months ago. And so they resumed their demonstrations to demand an apology, burning Vietnamese flags and… Continue reading

India plans to supply Vietnam BrahMos missiles.

Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s maiden visit to India, New Delhi sent out a strong message about its desire to play a greater role in regional security in South-East Asia, making public… Continue reading

America’s Devastating Legacy In Vietnam.

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. military sprayed about 20 million gallons of herbicides across 5.5 million acres of Vietnamese jungle and countryside. The main herbicide, nicknamed Agent Orange, consisted of two herbicides,… Continue reading

Vietnam’s Overdue Alliance With America?

The US and Vietnam are perfect allies against China. It’s what Ho Chi Minh wanted all along. By Tuong Lai, aka Nguyen Phuoc Tuong, a sociologist and former adviser to two Vietnamese prime ministers. HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam.   Ours is… Continue reading

Photo for Saturday, 5th July

Photo for Saturday, 28th June

Duong Dong Harbour, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam