Anti-China Sentiment Complicates Foreign Policy

September 2011
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Sep2011, Vol. 22 Issue 9, p5
Country Report
The article focuses on the anti-China demonstrations in Vietnam due to territorial conflicts over the South China Sea. It states that the demonstrations started when Hanoi accused Beijing of allegedly sabotaging underwater cables installed by Vietnamese oil exploration vessels. It mentions that Hanoi should take a tougher stance against Beijing in order to relieve public unrest. Furthermore, the plan of ASEAN to establish an institute that will manage conflicts in the region is discussed.


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