The Vietnam summit on Feb. 27 and 28 is expected to yield key moves regarding denuclearization, international sanctions against Pyongyang and a possible declaration ending the Korean War. Yet, many South Koreans seem apathetic at best.
The White House says Trump-Kim summit 2.0 is being planned for late February. No official venue has been announced yet. But Vietnam, a communist state that fought America and won, is a choice that both North Korea and the US could agree on.
The North Vietnamese surprise attack on dozens of military sites in South Vietnam, including the US embassy in Saigon, had a seismic impact on the US public. While a military failure for the North, it was a huge propaganda success. Attitudes in the US towards the war and toward President Lyndon Johnson were never the same.
The Internet in Vietnam is awash in vitriol aimed at the Chinese government. People are fuming over China's decision to set up an oil rig in the contested South China Sea, close to the Paracel Islands, which are controlled by China but claimed by Vietnam.
An old territorial dispute in the South China Sea has erupted into a new round of hostility between China and Vietnam. Both nations are accusing each other of maritime aggression, and neither seems willing to back down.
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