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Sorry America, China Got Here First

If the U.S. is looking to put a military base in Vietnam, they can forget about it. China has made friends with Vietnam first.

Vietnamese Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong visited China on Monday. The two countries pledged to build a stable supply chain.” Trong said that Vietnam “has made the development of friendship and cooperation with China the top priority of our foreign policy.” He also pledged not to allow any foreign military bases in Vietnam.

And just who might want to put a base there? That’s not a hard guess. The U.S., despite its bloody history with Vietnam, had considered the country a potential ally. Vice President Kamala Harris said that the U.S. would expand its presence in Asia with new military bases but it doesn’t look like Vietnam will be one of them.

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