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New Vietnamese leaders will face twin challenges

They must manage relations with incoming Biden administration, while also seeking US support against aggressive Chinese behaviour.

Vietnam's highest-ranking leader, General-Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, is expected to step aside, allowing for a contest to take place between two other senior leaders.

A NEW political leadership to be installed in Vietnam this month is facing the twin challenges of managing its foreign relations with the incoming Biden administration to ensure that Washington does not impose trade tariffs, and seeking greater US support to restrain Chinese aggressive behaviour...

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