Joe Biden predicted on Sunday that “the beginning of an era of greater cooperation” with Vietnam, and if he denied wanting to “isolate” China, however, he was tearing apart this great rival in the process. that power.
The American president went to Hanoi, following from the G20 summit in New Delhi and with the same goal: to assert American power in Asia at the gates of China.
He announced that he was ending a
extended strategic partnership between the two countries, the highest possible level of diplomatic proximity, during a meeting with the leader of the ruling Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong.
We are deepening our cooperation in critical emerging technologies, including building a more robust semiconductor supply chain. stated Joe Biden, who is engaged in intense diplomatic activity in Asia.
The two countries concluded an extensive partnership in this area to
enrichment Capabilities in Vietnam
for the benefit of American industryaccording to a press release.
The United States, in this text, boasts
(Vietnam’s) ability to play a critical role in building a strong semiconductor supply chainor, in other words, less dependent on China.
This agreement is intended to be win-win. This should allow the United States, which Joe Biden wants to reindustrialize at high speed, to guarantee supplies of essential electronic components.
In addition, this partnership gives Vietnam hope for resources to solve the problem of saturation of its production capacities.
The American president, at a time when relations with Beijing remain extremely tense, confirmed in a press conference that he did not want to.
empty in Chinaas accused by the Asian giant.
This is not about isolating China. (…) We do not intend to harm China. True. Everyone has an interest in China doing well.
However, he blamed Beijing
change some rules in the trading game and other areas.
Apple’s stock has recently been stuck in the stock market after information that China has banned the use of the iPhone by some administrations and state companies.
The American president has always held back
difficulties China’s economy by declaring that his counterpart Xi Jinping has
too much to dofor example in the face of unemployment
MUCH young people.
Joe Biden said, without further details, there is
encounter Chinese Premier Li Qiang during the G20 summit in New Delhi and assured that their exchange is not
not confrontational. Xi Jinping did not travel to India, but the American president reiterated that he hopes to meet him.
Asian seduction operation
The 80-year-old Democrat bet that facing the problems of China, the United States, with its strong economic health, has a card to play with Asian countries, especially Vietnam.
While careful not to be seen as siding with Washington or Beijing, Hanoi wants to strengthen its position against China, against a backdrop of maritime and territorial rivalry.
On Monday, Joe Biden will meet with President Vo Van Thuong and Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. He also plans to pay his respects in Hanoi in front of the monument dedicated to John McCain, a deceased former American war hero, who helped rebuild relations between the two countries.
During this visit, the American president will have to juggle strategic interests and the protection of human rights, an area where Vietnam has a disastrous record.
Opponents face intimidation, harassment and imprisonment after unfair trials, and cases of torture have been reported, according to Human Rights Watch.
Activists fear that the American president, despite his great speeches in defense of democracy in the world, will not discuss this topic.
During his press conference in Hanoi, Joe Biden assured that he discussed the issue of human rights
to every person you meet.