The China-Vietnam Relationship – An Update
2009 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
The main aim of this paper is to outline and assess the current state of the China-Vietnam relationship. The paper takes as it starting point the expanding relationship since the full normalisation in 1991. The paper identifies major issues in the relationship and how they have been handled in the post-1991 period. The analysis of major issues is divided into existing and potential challenges to the relationship. In the analysis of existing challenges the focus is on the remaining unsettled border issues in the South China Sea. In the identification and assessment of potential challenges the risks with economic competition and uneven trade relations and the risks associated with developments affecting shared rivers are assessed.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67953OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-67953DiVA: diva2:471295
Paper prepared for the International Workshop on “Refugee Politics and the Chinese / Vietnamese Diaspora - 30 Years after the ‘Vietnamese boatpeople’ in Hong Kong”. Organised by Southeast Asia Research Center (SEARC), City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 16-17 October 2009