U.S. media said the deal with Vietnam while trying to reach a delicate balance
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United States,” World Politics Review, “June 15 article, the original question: Vietnam between China and Prevention in close seeking to balance China’s military continued to expand in Vietnam so at a disadvantage. This prompted Hanoi to adopt a delicate balance, in order to prop up its own regional influence, and to quell fears of domestic anti-Beijing factions.
To achieve these goals, Hanoi sought to appease its domestic military level, through Russia to reach a series of multibillion-dollar arms contract to strengthen national defense. The most obvious example is the procurement of six Vietnamese from the Russian “Kilo” class submarines and up to 20 “Su-30″ fighter-bombers. Hanoi is also actively seek to enter the Russian oil and gas fields.
Shortly thereafter, the U.S. Navy, “Richard ? Bird” was a lower level of Vietnam but significant visit. This is the second U.S. ship docked in Vietnam port maintenance. Analysts generally see this as an improvement of relations between the two former enemies quietly after the latest sign of cooperation.
Overall, Vietnam to Russia and the United States these gestures to Beijing sent a clear and unpleasant message: Despite China’s growing self-confidence, but the South China Sea issue should not be underestimated. China and Vietnam, the relationship between love and hate can be traced back two thousand years ago, this relationship has been great in the modern verification. In response to China, Vietnam, the ruling elite began to be seen as the basis of the political life of the Vietnamese military to respond.
regional security analyst Gavin ? Greenwood said: “In Vietnam, the military, the powerful, Communist Party of Vietnam must respect their concerns.”
However, the Vietnamese government high-level pro- faction is still strong, pragmatic, they are fully aware, and China, than their larger, wealthier northern neighbor deal can get economic benefits. 2010 alone, bilateral trade volume is expected to exceed 2.5 billion U.S. dollars. However, Vietnam’s large trade deficit with China last year reached $ 11 billion. Vietnam, some people think that these figures are sufficient to prove that the Chinese popular dominance.
Greenwood said, “critics argue that economic interests in Vietnam has betrayed the sacrifices made in the past, they think in the long run this not good for Vietnam.” Greenwood believes that Vietnam’s recent purchase from Russia in China looks for military weapons, may reflect domestic political concerns rather than any external threat. In Hanoi’s pro-China view, although this seems to disregard the reality of economic and military strength to China show, but cost less.
In addition, the United States during the Vietnam War the Americans want to return to the establishment of a strategic deep-water port — Cam Ranh Bay. As the commander of U.S. Pacific Command, Robert ? Willard said the U.S. Congress, military relations between the United States and Vietnam is continuing to improve.
Australian Defense Force Academy Vietnamese regional military analyst Carl ? Tell that Vietnam tried to deal with the United States and China, want to reach some kind of in between a delicate balance. Vietnam and China not long ago in the northern Gulf conducted joint patrols, and held their first joint search and rescue exercises. Gentile said, “Vietnam and the United States has just held a senior political and military security dialogue”, but “long before Vietnam has received a PLA senior officers.” Vietnam’s pro-China economic and trade with the United States is not opposed to traveling Moreover, the port is to visit Vietnam, the U.S. non-combat class ships.
However, the U.S. also made an agreement with Vietnam, would like logistics, supplies and services support each other. Such agreements are usually the United States and its allies or partners signed. Gentile believes that if the maintenance of the ship became the norm in the US-Vietnam relations, it will lead to Vietnam’s pro-China and China’s own concerns, “said Beijing will come to the worst conclusions.” (Author Luke ? Hunt, Wang analyze translation)
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