- China and Vietnam created a sweeping partnership deal this week that Beijing hopes will pull the country away from its relationship with the U.S, experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
- Vietnam has deep distrust and resentment toward China and is fearful of potential future hostilities, and therefore likely made the partnership agreement somewhat superficially, experts told the DCNF.
- “The antagonism is centuries old and will not disappear just because this week Xi made a visit to the Vietnamese capital and smiled,” Gordon Chang, author and senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute, told the DCNF. “I suspect the Vietnamese leadership was not entirely sincere when it agreed to ‘deepening cooperation’ with China.”
China’s recent partnership with Vietnam could be an attempt to pull the country away from its relations with the U.S., but Hanoi’s distrust of China could mean that the agreement is superficial, experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
China and Vietnam signed a sweeping security cooperation agreement on Wednesday that Chinese President Xi Jinping says will create a “shared future” built on all fronts. Beijing hopes the new partnership will pull…