Is Vietnam pro-China?




Ke Yang

I don't think so. after co unist China helped Vietnam win the civil war, the Vietnamese red army fought back against people's liberation army. so you know the answer.





Obaid Ullah Khan

According to Asia Barometer Survey China has grater influence but less positive image in vitnam

Generally vietnamese consider Chinese as invaders beside this the south china see conflict between china and vitnma create some tension in the regional politics

On the other side china biggest rival USA is try to get penetrate its influence in Vietnam pose another challenge to china.







Goodi Shang

Is Vietnam pro China? Yes, Vietnam is pro China.

In its long history, Vietnam has been very pro China. Because China can protect Vietnam's security. In ancient times, Vietnam was very poor and often had wars. Therefore, the countries around Vietnam could easily eliminate Vietnam. However, because Vietnam chose to become China's vassal state, other countries did not dare to invade Vietnam.

The same example:

Is Canada pro american? Is Australia pro american?

Now, Vietnam has also shown its friendship with China. China is Vietnam's largest trading partner. Because of China's strength, Vietnam can survive in the world.

Without China, the fate of Vietnamese would be like that of American Indians.










Daniel Smith


Vietnam is one of two most anti-China countries on the planet, the other one is Japan.

Why ?

Because Vietnam perceives China to be its exstential and mortal enemy.

Vietnam's history has been defined by a constant struggle for independence from China. Vietnam has been occupied by China four times


It isn't a coincidence that Vietnam is one of the most pro-American countries on the planet. The Vietnamese are very very pro-American, they see America as a guarantor and upholder of their independence.

Vietnam feels safe and secure under the American-led world order. Therefore, the main objective of the Vietnamese foreign policy is to support Pax Americana and prevent the rise of China.

As the Cold War 2.0 escalates, Vietnam will be an important ally for the US in containing China's rise.












Thuong Tran

As a Vietnamese, I am not pro China, I am also not anti-China. I am anti-China on the South China Sea disputes and many other things. I have nothing against the people. Besides, 20% of everyone in the world lived in China, to say you hate all the Chinese is overly over generalized. In fact, I actually had a Chinese friend in the US, he moved but we were good friends. So the answer is, on many things, I dislike China, but overall, especially torwards the people, I am quite neutral.





Sam Eaton

Even Le Duan, who was about as pro Chinese a leader as Vietnam ever had started turning away from China toward the end of his life.

Former Vietnamese PM Kiet had a very enlightening interview with the BBC that should still be available in the BBC archives.






Bob Nguyen

If the US fights against China to stop it from bullying Vietnam, then Vietnam will be pro US, for obvious reason

But if the US fights against China for any other reason, then Vietnam will be pro China, for other obvious reason

As long as Vietnamese do not want to wean away from its big neighbor's influence (like Japan successfully did away from Chinese, or Poland is trying to do the same from Russia) we shouldn't be surprised when China thinks it can rightfully flex her muscles anytime against her little neighbor







Preston Ingalls

It used to be many years ago but much has changed.

Here is a good explanation.

The bilateral relations between the People's Republic of China and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have been turbulent, despite their common socialist background. Centuries of conquest by modern China's imperial predecessor have given Vietnam an entrenched suspicion of Chinese attempts to dominate it.




Though the PRC assisted North Vietnam during the Vietnam War, relations between the two nations soured following Vietnam's reunification in 1975. China and Vietnam fought a prolonged border war from 1979 to 1990, but have since worked to improve their diplomatic and economic ties. However, the two countries remain in dispute over territorial issues in the South China Sea.

A 2014 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center showed 84% of Vietnamese were concerned that territorial disputes between China and neighbouring countries could lead to a military conflict.






Iain Russell

Not even slightly. Sino-Vietnamese relations have been at best reluctant, and more often, openly hostile. There's been military conflicts between them since just after the Vietnam war, and today they're part of the bloc in the SEA region resisting Chinese hegemony.


Historically of course, China has been one of the oldest in a long line of foreign imperialists. Before the Americans, and before the French, and before the Japanese, Vietnam was ruled by the Chinese, and Vietnam was never particularly happy about it. Much of Vietnam’s political history could be characterised by a desire for self-determination away from the powers of the region. China was a plausible ally against the French and Americans earlier in the century, but soon after the end of the Indochina conflicts, China quickly became the bigger threat. Vietnam is in something of an awkward position because of this, because they are somewhat reliant on China for military procurement and trade links, but they don’t really TRUST China, particularly given China’s newfound belligerence in recent years.


So they’re not exactly Pro-China, but they can’t be described as anti-China, or Pro-US either. They’re a small nation, caught between squabbling giants, and largely are having to adapt a neutral, reactive position. Mostly this has worked, but the last decade, and the increased tension in the region, has created a great deal of pressure on Vietnam to affiliate itself more strongly with one nation or the other.





Le Tat Dat

No, people usually dislike China .

Vietnam government is closer to China government because of they are closet ally they ever get.






Chan Loong

RelatedIs Vietnam a Chinese ally?

I think Vietnam not a Chinese ally anymore or at all but also no more an potential enemy or at least no long walls were built to avoid traffickers and trans-passer.

Both may need what shortages products in their country vice versa due to unpredictable weather or natural disasters like e.g crops, fruits and cooking ingredients supplements.







KathyWangRelatedIs Vietnam a Chinese ally?

Vietnam is not an ally of China. China pursues a non aligned policy.

China's positioning for Vietnam is a comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, which means that the two sides cooperate and support each other in policies and are committed to eliminating conflicts and differences( Can be considered a very high level partnership)

As of January 9, 2019, countries that have established comprehensive strategic partnership with China include:

Asia: Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand;

Africa: Congo, Guinea, Mozambique, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Zimbabwe.










Purushottam Kumar

With China-Vietnam relations deteriorating as a result of Beiing's provocations, Hanoi has signaled a possible shift in alliances. Whether Vietnam actually follows through, though, likely depends on who takes over the ruling Co unist Party during next year's National Congress.

In a major new defense white paper, its first in 10 years, Vietnam has begun signaling that it could abandon its long-standing foreign policy strategy of hedging between major powers like China and the United States and move more definitively into Washington’s orbit. This one, released late last year, is unusually blunt, with a warning to China about the consequences of step up its aggressive behavior toward Vietnam in the South China Sea.



The defense paper clarifies the Vietnamese leadership’s current and future strategic thinking, including its military organization, its defense capabilities and its broader view of relationships with regional and global powers. In its three previous editions—in 1998, 2004 and 2009—Vietnam was much more cautious about antagonizing China, with which it has longstanding political and economic ties. The 2009 paper offered only positive assessments of Beiing, while remaining consistent with Hanoi’s careful approach to foreign policy, which it calls the “three nos”: no formal military alliances, no hosting of foreign military bases and no explicit alignment with any single outside actor.


In a section about the South China Sea, for example, the paper notes that “unilateral actions, power-based coercion, violations of international law, militarization, change in the status quo, and infringement upon Vietnam’s sovereignty… have undermined the interests of nations concerned and threatened peace, stability, security, safety, and freedom of navigation and overflight in the region.”


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