Episode 2674 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast will feature a story about the recent visit by China’s President Xi Jinping to Vietnam. The featured story comes from the Kyodo News and is titled: China’s Xi Jinping vows to deepen partnership with Vietnam. KYODO NEWS, founded in November 1945 as a nonprofit cooperative organization, is the leading news agency in Japan. Kyodo covers accurately and promptly the ever-changing developments in Japan and the rest of the world, distributing news around the clock to domestic and overseas news media as well as international organizations and institutions. Most Japanese newspapers and broadcasting stations subscribe to Kyodo. It is headquartered Tokyo, Japan.
For centuries the area in Southeast Asia known as Vietnam was a vassal state of China. In recent times, the former lowly vassal state has become a strong independent nation. Unfortunately its former slave master is still causing problems.
China is trying to reestablish its hegemony over Vietnam, its former client state. In recent years, China has attempted to take control of the entire South China Sea, much to the detriment of Vietnam and other Southeast Asian neighbors.
In the past, China has used the hammer to the head approach to foreign policy. This practice has stiffened the resolve of the effected nations. Recognizing this development, it appears the Chinese are going to adopt the carrot and honey approach.
This appears to be the case according to the featured story from Kyodo News where it was reported that China’s President Xi Jinping said Tuesday in his talks with Vietnam’s Communist Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong that Beijing is ready to deepen the bilateral partnership and build a “community with a shared future,” according to the Chinese media.
China regards its relations with Vietnam as “a priority” in its neighborhood diplomacy, Xi told the leader as he visited the country for the first time since 2017, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
Listen to episode 2674 and discover more about the recent visit by China’s President Xi Jinping to Vietnam.