US Treasury Accuses Vietnam of Currency Manipulation, but this Will Not Lead to Sanctions
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US Treasury Accuses Vietnam of Currency Manipulation, but this Will Not Lead to Sanctions

The U.S. Treasury Department accused Vietnam of currency manipulation in its semi-annual report to Congress titled “Macroeconomic and Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States.” The Council of Foreign Relations explains that “By buying foreign currency in the market, a country can artificially change the price of its imports and its…

Current Situation in South China Sea and Vietnam’s Policy
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Current Situation in South China Sea and Vietnam’s Policy

“We see that, with the changing world order, the rivalry between the current centers of power continues to intensify and so does the battle for leadership in the future. Unfortunately, the threat posed by the novel Coronavirus has not reduced these geopolitical tensions, exacerbating them instead. We would like to reiterate that, from our point…

Trump’s ‘Uncreative Destruction’ of the U.S.-China Relationship
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Trump’s ‘Uncreative Destruction’ of the U.S.-China Relationship

Economists like to think of the wreckage caused by stock market downturns, widespread bankruptcies, and corporate downsizing as “creative destruction.” As it destroys the old and the dysfunctional, the capitalist system continually spurs innovation, much as a forest fire prepares the ground for new growth. Or so the representatives of the dismal science argue. Donald…

India’s Military-Strategic Inroads with Vietnam Pose a Challenge to China
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India’s Military-Strategic Inroads with Vietnam Pose a Challenge to China

The rapid military-strategic inroads that India’s making with Vietnam should be taken very seriously by China because of the challenge that they pose to its claims over the South China Sea, thus representing yet another geopolitical fault line between the two BRICS and SCO “frenemies” in the New Cold War. *** One of the most…

India Involved in China-Vietnam Dispute in the South China Sea?
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India Involved in China-Vietnam Dispute in the South China Sea?

The Hindu, one of India’s leading newspapers, reported that an unnamed Vietnamese diplomatic source briefed New Delhi about their country’s latest bilateral dispute with China in the South China Sea. The outlet has a history of publishing unconfirmed statements but is generally regarded as credible insofar as they’re not known to invent news out of…