US Relations: Trade But Not Defence

November 2006
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Nov2006, Vol. 17 Issue 11, p4
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The article presents political outlook for Vietnam. According to the author, the U.S. appears to be actively courting Vietnam as both a trade partner and a military ally. The relation of the two countries presents a highly attractive opportunity for U.S. firms, both as a rapidly expanding export market and an attractive destination for direct investment. Moreover, the author stressed the country's geographical position makes it an ideal military partner of China.


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