Paris Peace Accords 23 Oct. 1991

Saturday, March 25, 2017

[Vietnamization: China Analogy] Vietnam steps up islands battle with Beijing in South China Sea

Hanoi presses for return of strategic archipelago central to regional security dispute

Financial Times [excerpt]

[How China treats Vietnam is how Vietnam treats Cambodia in the international / sovereignty game of might makes right (realpolitik), further eased and legitimized by the Trump administration''s erosion of the rules-based international system. - Theary C. Seng]

Communist-ruled Hanoi has made its own military preparations by strengthening ties with a range of international powers, including its former enemy the US. It has also increased security co-operation with Japan and India, which are both trying to curb Chinese expansion in the region.

Another element of Hanoi’s response is to maintain the bureaucratic fiction of its rule over the Paracels, which South Vietnamese forces lost to China in a 1974 battle while they were sliding to civil war defeat. The Paracel administration’s headquarters in the Vietnamese coastal town of Da Nang is filled with maps, photos and other historical documents ostensibly in support of its claim.


  1. Anonymous2:38 AM

    This also means Japan and India will treat Cambodia unfavorably. USA will disown Cambodia. Learn to behave or you will be crushed.

    1. Anonymous5:06 AM

      2:38 AM

      One fact is sure, Yuon are land thieves !!!
      Cut the thieves' hands off !!!

  2. Anonymous10:03 AM

    Yes, let big China bang and destroy Hanoi and bad Vietnamese land thieves who made Vietnam country (that never been before). Evil Vietnam and Vietnamese thieves go to the hell. The U.S., Japan, and other countries need to stay away from this situation. Let Chinese military destroy evil Vietnam. Vietnam is a combination of three original lands (China "North", Champ "Cham country in Central Vietnam" and Cambodia/Khmer land "South Vietnam"). Those land should be returned to the original owners, China, Cham and Cambodian/Khmer.

    Vietnamese folks and thieves are ridiculous and hypocrite when they claim the land and sea that are so huge on the planet. Yuon or Vietnamese folks were originally landless folks on earth. They are just parasites and warms. That is all.