Vietnamese Presidents visit highlighted by the Western media

Local time on the 25th, being a state visit to the United States Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang met with U.S. President Barack Obama. A day earlier, the same Truong Tan Sang, who held talks with Secretary of State Christopher. Vietnamese media said, in terms of Vietnam, with the U.S. trade priorities. Most U.S. media that, in addition to trade, human rights is an important issue before the US-Vietnam. However, some Western media, especially prominent Chinese factor, just last month, said Truong Tan Sang’s visit to China is becoming more frequent in the South China Sea on the occasion of visit of friction in Sino-US “prudent to seek a balance,” the mean apparent.
According to the Vietnamese “Youth Daily” reported, Truong Tan Sang said that on the 24th at a luncheon hosted by Kerry said, hoping the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) will soon be able to sign. The U.S. side said that this agreement is that President Obama “the most first priority.” Reported that promote regional trade agreements in the agenda of the first Truong Tan Sang, which indicates that Vietnam keen to improve with the former “enemies” of trade relations. Truong Tan Sang is the normalization of relations between the two countries since the second visit to the White House, Vietnamese President.
“Truong Tan Sang purpose of this trip is to strengthen Vietnam-US relations to counter China’s growing influence.” AP on the 25th that Correspondingly, Washington is also seeking closer relations and Vietnam, and as a strategic shift to an important part of the Asia-Pacific. “Voice of America” ​​reported that in a speech published Wednesday, Truong Tan Sang said that Vietnam would like to see a stronger U.S. footprint in the Asia Pacific. He said: “For changing regional and world situation, including the United States an important responsibility to deal with the major state-owned regional hotspot issues, such as ‘East Sea’ (ie, the South China Sea).” VNA said Mr Truong Tan Sang met with representatives of the United States , on behalf of the participating members to share with him the concerns of the regional situation, such as “freedom of navigation in the South China Sea and maritime security.” These Members spoke highly of Vietnam in promoting the “Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea Guidelines” negotiations work.
“Voice of America,” said the Vietnam War 40 years later, the Southeast Asian countries are increasingly seeking U.S. strategic security, balance communism “big brother” to China. Virginia civil rights organization “SOS fishermen,” the governing Ruanting Sheng said, “China endlessly ‘aggression’ in Vietnam, Vietnam on their own can not resist aggression, we must make a decision, or join the ranks of the United States and other ASEAN countries form a united front, or continue to mix with the Chinese. ”
U.S. Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies analyst Alexander Wu Wen said: “Now, with China’s assertive behavior in the South China Sea, there has been growing larger and larger consensus on the notion that China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity of Vietnam pose a threat. “retired U.S. diplomat David Brown said, because of the Paracel Islands between China and Vietnam” sovereignty “of the dispute and tension, which makes the United States in talks with Vietnam in a favorable position because Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries as the United States to compete Chinese maritime ambitions force. University of Virginia political scientist Brantley Womack said, “When the Vietnamese feel insecure when it will who feel uneasy? Laos? Cambodia? Burma? U.S. is too far away, so that is China.” Agence France-Presse that the Vietnam-US cooperation in China continue to rise under the pressure seems to find a common language.
Vietnamese “Youth Daily” quoted analysts as saying that in view of the French colonial and Chinese “aggression” in Vietnam as well as the long history of the United States after 1975 strategic importance in the world, ready to put the past in Vietnam faster exchanges with the United States should not be surprised . Kerry said: “The Vietnamese have been learned from the historical experience, we have no permanent enemies, to do just friends.”
However, Vietnam, the U.S. attitude is complex. Japan, “Foreign scholars’ magazine on the 25th, said, strategic and economic interests, human rights and American values ​​generally considered to be the three pillars of U.S. foreign policy, but never the same as the length of the three pillars of the U.S. president will usually give priority to strategic and economic interests, sacrifice two, which is why only US-Vietnam relations in the United States one pair of Vietnamese human rights record, accusing voice of discontent in the steady development, as the Cold War the U.S. development of relations with China. Australia and Vietnam expert Thayer said Truong Tan Sang invited to visit the United States means that Obama “real interests of the military and economic considerations, placed on human rights issues considered.”

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