The Current Impacts of the Us - China Strategic Competition on Vietnam

  • Nguyen Hai Yen lecturer, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics, Vietnam
Keywords: Impact, US - China competition, Vietnam.


Vietnam has a quite special position in the comprehensive foreign policy of the US and China in Southeast Asia thanks to its important geostrategic location in this region. “Whoever controlling Vietnam can control Southeast Asia”.1 In the complicated context of US-China competition, beside the same impacts as Southeast Asian countries, Vietnam also suffers from other impacts due to its unique geo-strategic location. In order to clarify the impacts of US-China strategic competition on Vietnam, the article will present the following contents: (1) Vietnam's geostrategic location; (2) The impacts of US-China competition on Vietnam.