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The Commercial Deals Cementing the U.S.-Vietnam Upgrade and China’s Response

Vietnam's President Vo Van Thuong and US President Joe Biden hold a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on September 11, 2023. Nhac NGUYEN / POOL / AFP

A raft of deals announced during the weekend as part of the elevation of U.S.-Vietnam ties to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership will take on Chinese influence in core areas, including technology and infrastructure.

During his press conference in Hanoi, U.S. President Joe Biden said: “My message today is quite simple: Let’s keep it up.”

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