Sino-Vietnamese Relations – Issues of Contention and Approaches to Management
2008 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
The main aim of this paper is to analyse the issues of contention in the Sino-Vietnamese relationship and the approaches to management of the two countries. The paper takes as it starting point 1975 and the post Second Indochina Conflict situation with a focus on development since full normalisation in 1991. The paper identifies major issues in the relationship and how they have been handled with the focus on the post-1991 period. In the analysis of existing challenges to the relationship the focus is on the remaining unsettled border issues in particular in the South China Sea. In the identification and assessment of potential challenges to the bilateral relations 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-67984OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-67984DiVA: diva2:471474
Paper prepared for the International Workshop on “Viet Nam, East Asia, & Beyond”. Organised by Southeast Asia Research Center (SEARC) , City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China, 11-12 December 2008