Vietnam and China compete for influence in Laos

With a per capita income of $2,500, Laos is still one of the 47 least developed countries, according to the United Nations ranking. Because Laos is such a poor country, it is easy for China to expand its influence over…
Chinese people come to Vietnam to rent factories for the production of drugs

Many foreigners, mainly Chinese and Taiwanese, have hooked up with domestic Vietnamese to set up businesses and companies to disguise the illegal possession, sale, and transportation of drugs. Vietnam’s state-controlled media reported as mentioned above on June 17, citing information…
COC negotiation – no solution

China hosted a meeting with 10 foreign ministers of ASEAN countries in the first two days of the past week, in Chongqing city. One of the contents is about the negotiation process of the Code of Conduct in the South…
Failure of silent diplomacy toward China’s aggressiveness

Malaysia openly opposes China Malaysia-China relations are becoming tense after the Chinese aircraft illegally violated Malaysia’s airspace. At the end of May, Malaysia said 16 Chinese aircraft were operating illegally just 60 nautical miles from the Luconia Shoals in the…