Entries by Long Hoang

From Hanoi to Halifax, everyone is worried about China

As Washington sat entranced this week watching the impeachment hearings of President Trump, his defense secretary, Mark T. Esper, crisscrossed Southeast Asia, conducting a seemingly endless string of diplomatic engagements barely noticed back at home. But there was one common thread throughout it all: rising concern about how to handle an increasingly aggressive and powerful

Vietnam’s threat of legal warfare could signal it is ready to take an even bolder stance on China

“China is a sleeping giant. Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move the world,” warned the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte centuries ago. Today, not only has China awakened, but it has shaken up the world, especially its southern neighbours. No country has grappled more excruciatingly with this geopolitical shock than Vietnam. For