Hanoi To Avoid Further Confrontation

August 2009
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Aug2009, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p5
Country Report
The article presents the Business Monitor International Ltd.'s (BMI) political outlook for Vietnam for 2009. It notes that BMI views the capture of Vietnamese fishermen near Paracel Islands as a continuation of constrained relations between Beijing, China, and Hanoi in the short term. It mentions that BMI anticipates to seek to avoid further confrontation as Hanoi can do little to counter growing military power and assertiveness of Beijing.


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