Golez: Vietnam on diplomatic & alliance offensive. Vietnam Prime Minister Phuc just visited US President Trump offering $15 Billion trade package (with Vietnam s buyer of US goods, and now he just concluded $350 million deal with Japan for Vietnam to buy patrol ships and other military equipment from Japan. Vietnam and Japan also signed a business deal worth $22 Billion.
Vietnam knows how to use good diplomacy and leverage its newfound purchasing power to strengthen its economic and strategic alliances in the face of China's aggression. The Philippines really has a lot to learn from Vietnam.
"Japan pledges to bolster Vietnam's coastal patrol capabilities"