The United States established diplomatic relations with Vietnam in 1950, following its limited independence within the French Union. Currently, the relation is 67th years anniversary. But after the cold war, Vietnam has concerns with the challenges on the diplomatic relations between Vietnam and United States of America. The challenges are: War Legacy, Vietnamese concern about American intentions, Economic interests are the second reason for closer bilateral relations between Vietnam and the United States, the issues of human right and democracy and the China Factor.
Nowadays, the opportunities and challenges of economic globalization coexist. Under this circumstance, the status, importance and influence of China have become increasingly more and more.
China and Vietnam are neighboring countries with complementary economies. The two countries have also been actively cooperating in various other fields including infrastructure, energy, tourism and transportation, the official added.
I thought that these countries will discuss about the South China ocean conflict. But, in the APEC forum, the two presidents just discuss a bit of about the Southeast Ocean conflict. According to some report, China has been trying to get the whole South China. Actually, Vietnam is one of the Asia country that is a bridge of US and Asia countries relations. And also Hanoi is now sensitively placed as the Southeast Asian capital most publicly at odds with China’s maritime ambitions, after Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte sought to repair his country’s relationship with Beijing. The Key also Chinese concerns include that:
·The United States will use Vietnam to “contain” China.
·Improved U.S.-Vietnamese relations will undermine China’s objectives in Southeast Asia
·The United States will leverage Sino-Vietnamese tensions to justify a sustained U.S military presence in the region.
Let me know how do you think the other China Factor on Vietnam and U.S diplomatic relations?
Aung Myo Htun ( Kelly )
The Diplomacy relations Vietnam – US (Class Assignment)
International Political Economy and Development