Category: VN-EU

What does Vietnam do with three major trade agreements?

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which Vietnam just signed on November 15, 2020, in Hanoi, is the third largest multilateral free trade agreement that the country is a party to, after the CPTPP agreement and more recently EVFTA with…
Is China preparing for war?

Military drills and missile shootings The summer of 2020 saw strong activity by both the US and Chinese navies in the East Sea (South China Sea). Two groups of US aircraft carriers operated together in the South China Sea at…
RCEP creates a “strong strategic” position for China

China can take advantage of the signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP ) to achieve its strategic goals in the region, including as a springboard for its Belt and Road Initiative, according to a senior economist from Vietnam. Talking to…
Biden’s foreign policy and the South China Sea issue

Since winning more than 270 electoral votes, President-elect Joe Biden has contacted leaders of allied countries, pledging to mend partnerships that have been dented over the past few years, and reasserted the US’s commitment to mutual security agreements which have…
Extraditing Ms. Ho Thi Kim Thoa back to Vietnam not easy

Recently, on social media, news about former Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Ho Thi Kim Thoa circulated on social media that she was arrested in France and was about to be sent back to Vietnam to take responsibility for…
The Hanoi Declaration does not mention the South China Sea disputes

Vietnam and other countries participating East Asian Summit did not mention territorial sea disputes in the South China Sea in the Hanoi Declaration in the context of the ASEAN countries focusing on trade and the COVID-19 pandemic, with the conclusion…
Ms. Pham Chi Lan: I’m more worried when Vietnam signs RCEP

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement signed between the ASEAN bloc and five partner countries in the region in which Vietnam officially participates after the event on November 15, 2020, has dual factors, advantages, and disadvantages associated with…
Who is the biggest beneficiary of RCEP?

10 ASEAN members and 5 countries have signed a large-scale free trade agreement promising to accelerate the economy after the Covid-19 pandemic. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) was signed online after 8 years of negotiation. RCEP is comprised of…
What benefits for Vietnam from RCEP?

The 37th ASEAN Summit was opened on  November 12 The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is one of the most expected results at this event. Initially, there were 16 countries participating in the RCEP negotiations, but by November 2019, India…
Threat from China’s new Coast Guard law

China on November 4, 2020, publicly released a draft amendment to allow its China Coast Guard to use weapons in waters that Beijing considers under China’s jurisdiction. According to political observers, the Chinese National People’s Congress will approve it during…
Mixed reactions of Vietnamese to US Election outcome

Fireworks display to celebrate the victory of Democratic candidate Joe Biden in the 2020 presidential election on November 7. The Vietnamese people reacted differently to the results of the US presidential election, in which Mr. Donald Trump loved by many…
Are Vietnamese people worrying for the US more than their own country?

Vietnamese people in the country are more interested in the US election than their own, that is a reality. Because the American election is attractive and unpredictable because President Trump has rekindled the Vietnamese hope of resisting the unreserved Chinese…
Pham Doan Trang Club in Vietnamese Police’s sights

Many social activists and relatives of journalist Pham Doan Trang said that Cong An Nhan Dan newspaper is trying to discourage and distort the truth about an “object” that unfortunately falls into their sights in the new article about Pham…
How the Vietnamese think about the recent visit to Pompeo?

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo just ended his last Asia’s tour to Vietnam on October 30, in which he repeatedly sent a message calling for Asian countries to cooperate with the US in dealing with security threats posed by…
HRW calls on Japan’s PM to raise human rights when visiting Vietnam

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on October 18 called on Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to “put pressure” on the Vietnamese government during his first visit here for Hanoi to “improve its human rights record.” Prime Minister Suga officially visited Vietnam…