Jia Yuanyuan

Jia Yuanyuan

Master's candidate, Hainan Normal University

Jia Yuanyuan is a master's candidate at Hainan Normal University's College of Foreign Languages and a research assistant at the university's Research Centre for SAARC States. Her research interests include Southeast Asian and South Asian affairs. 

Sailors gesture on the USS Robert Smalls guided missile cruiser, which is part of the carrier group accompanying the US Navy's USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, at Tien Sa Port in Danang, Vietnam, on 25 June 2023. (Nhac Nguyen/AFP)

Is Vietnam teaming up with the US against China?

While it seems that the port call of the USS Ronald Reagan in Vietnam recently signals a reinvigoration of US-Vietnam military cooperation, Vietnam will be circumspect in ensuring that it does not let the US interfere in its domestic affairs or jeopardise its relationship with China.