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Why Vietnam and Other Asian Countries Won’t Replace China as an Electronics Manufacturing Hub Anytime Soon

There's growing excitement in some corners of Washington, D.C., that Apple's drive to shift production to other countries in Asia is a sign of progress in the ongoing effort to decouple U.S. manufacturing from China. While Apple's directives ...

New Data Reveals Apple is Steadily Shifting Its Supply Chain Out of China to Other Countries in Asia

China's once-dominant role in Apple's supply chain appears to be ending as the technology giant relocates more and more of its production to other countries in Asia, particularly Vietnam and India. Since 2019, according to data from Reuters, the total share ...

Vietnam is an Increasingly Popular Destination for World Leaders Looking to Broaden Their Asia Strategies Beyond China

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is the latest head of state to visit Vietnam as more countries look to expand their Asia engagement strategies beyond China. President Museveni arrived in Hanoi on Wednesday for a three-day state visit that will include talks with his Vietnamese counterpart ...

Why This European Man Is so Happy to Be in Vietnam

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz seemed visibly happy to be back in Southeast Asia over the weekend and specifically to be out of China. Chancellor Scholz arrived in Hanoi on Sunday to kick off a four-day visit to Southeast Asia that will also include ...

Xi Delivers Blunt Message to U.S. During Meeting With Vietnamese Communist Party Leader

Chinese leader Xi Jinping made his first appearance on Monday with a foreign dignitary since embarking on an unprecedented third presidential term in office. Xi, in his role as General Secretary of the Communist Party, met with his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Phu Trong and warned his ...

Vietnam’s Communist Party Leader Arrives in Beijing, Kicking Off a Busy Week of Chinese Diplomacy

Vietnam's Communist Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong arrived in Beijing on Sunday, kicking off what will be a very busy week of international diplomacy in the Chinese capital. Trong's three-day visit is generating a lot more ...

Vietnamese Communist Party Leader Will be Xi Jinping’s First International Visitor during His Third Term

The General Secretary of Vietnam's Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, will embark on a four-day visit to Beijing this week, culminating on Sunday with a meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping. There's considerable symbolism to this visit, given that Nguyen ...

Apple’s Plan to Shift More Manufacturing From China to Elsewhere in Asia Takes Shape

Since the beginning of the year, there's been a steady drip of news coming from Apple about its plans to gradually end its decades-long reliance on China to manufacture the bulk of the company's products. First, there was word that 

Don’t Be Misled by All the Headlines About Apple Shifting Its Manufacturing out of China

Throughout much of 2022, Apple has been diversifying its manufacturing operations in Asia beyond China. India and Vietnam, in particular, appear to be the primary beneficiaries. This year alone, in fact, Apple shipped more than a billion dollars worth of iPhones from its suppliers' new ...

Vietnam-China Ties Warm Up as Trade Flows

China-Vietnam relations saw a major uptick this week, with new commitments to trade, facilitating the return of foreign students and continued work on a possible code of conduct for the South China Sea.  These were some of the outcomes of 
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