Veneer of China’s Charm Offensive Cracked By Vietnamese Fishing Boat Incident

Last week’s collision between a Chinese Coast Guard vessel and a Vietnamese fishing boat near the Paracel Islands exposes Beijing’s “charm” and “coercion” strategy during the COVID-19 pandemic, regional experts say. The Department of Defense released a statement on Thursday criticizing the People’s Republic of China’s handling of the incident. “The PRC’s behavior stands in … Continue reading Veneer of China’s Charm Offensive Cracked By Vietnamese Fishing Boat Incident