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China and Vietnam Agree to Landmark Upgrade in Ties; Sign Dozens of Deals on Everything From Railways to Data

Chinese President Xi Jinping wrapped up a two-day visit to Hanoi on Wednesday after meeting with key Vietnamese leaders, including Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính and National Assembly head Vương Đình Hu. Xi returns to Beijing with a long-sought upgrade in diplomatic ties ...

Xi Lands in Vietnam, Hanoi Expected to Join to China’s Common Destiny Agenda

Chinese President Xi Jinping landed in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi on Tuesday to begin a high-profile two-day visit that is laced with geopolitical symbolism. Xi was greeted at the airport by Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính who accompanied the president across town to ...

Vietnam Expected to Announce Landmark Decision to Join China’s “Common Destiny” Agenda During Xi Visit to Hanoi

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet kicked off what is going to be a very busy week in Vietnamese diplomacy when he began a two-day visit to Hanoi on Monday that will overlap with the arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday. ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Vietnamese Officials Preparing for Chinese President Xi Jinping Visit Next Week

Vietnamese officials are preparing for Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Hanoi next Tuesday and Wednesday, well-placed sourced told Bloomberg. This will be Xi's first trip to Vietnam since 2017 and follows Hanoi's recent upgrade of diplomatic ties with both the U.S. and Japan. (BLOOMBERG) ...

Vietnam’s Biggest Export Market U.S., Import Source China

The U.S. was Vietnam’s biggest export market in the first 11 months of 2023 at $88 billion, down 13% year-on-year. China was second at $56 billion. Meanwhile, China was Vietnam’s largest import market at $100 billion, followed by South Korea at ...

Wang Yi Wraps Two-Day Visit to Vietnam in Advance of Xi’s Expected Arrival Later This Month

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi wrapped up a two-day visit to Hanoi on Saturday, where he held high-level talks with the leadership as part of the China-Vietnam Steering Committee for Bilateral Cooperation. Wang's visit is also widely seen as an advance ...

Vietnam and Japan Elevate Diplomatic Ties in Response to China’s Growing Assertiveness in Asia-Pacific

Vietnam added another major power to its growing list of top-tier diplomatic partners this week when President Võ Văn Thưởng announced the elevation of diplomatic ties with Japan to "Comprehensive Strategic Partnership" -- Hanoi's highest diplomatic status that puts Tokyo at the same level as China, the U.S., ...

Philippines Seeking Bilateral Deals for Code of Conduct in South China Sea

The Philippines is pursuing bilateral agreements with Southeast Asian countries to minimize the risk of conflict in the South China Sea, as movement to form a regional code of conduct with China appears stalled. Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. made the ...

Chinese Overseas Investment: Which Countries Will Benefit Most?

Amid a slowing economy at home, more Chinese companies are now looking to invest abroad in search of higher returns. While there's been a lot of hope in recent years that some of that money would find its way to Africa ...

Vietnamese and Chinese Officials Talk Territorial, Border Issues

China said its vice foreign minister held direct and friendly talks with his Vietnamese counterpart in Hanoi that covered bilateral ties, land borders, and maritime issues. Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong and Vietnam's Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Minh Vu agreed that ...
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