washingtontimes – China and Vietnam have overlapping claims in the South China Sea and there’s hope diplomacy will prevail
Vietnam Dragon Surveillance Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times
By James Borton – – Thursday, June 6, 2019
At the U.N. Secretariat building, sheathed in shiny aluminum, glass and marble and overlooking New York’s East River, Vietnamese diplomats are soon to celebrate their nation’s selection as a non-permanent member in the U.N. Security Council. As a country that has experienced the tragedies of wars, including one drawn out and fierce conflict with America five decades ago, Hanoi’s foreign policy role is now forged on peaceful cooperation, stability and independence.