Vietnam’s Approach to China: Bamboo Diplomacy with Neo-tributary Characteristics

By |2022-12-07T10:10:39-10:00December 3rd, 2022|Categories: news, Cho|Tags: , , |

This article discusses China’s efforts in strengthening China-Vietnam relations and Vietnam’s use of bamboo diplomacy to keep China at arm’s length without coming across as an adversary. According to Vuving, Vietnam’s Communist Party chief, Nguyen Phu Trong, used bamboo as a metaphor to advocate for a foreign policy “that combines flexibility in tactics and firmness in principles, thus resulting in resilience.”