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Lecture - Human rights activist Dr. Ninh Xuan Tran "U.S.-China-Vietnam Relations"

At UCLA Math-Sciences 5128

Thursday, February 24, 2005
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Math Science Room 5128
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Historical adversaries, China and Vietnam have had over a millennia of uneasy relations.  Today, as China is the most powerful of the few remaining communist nations, the Vietnamese Communist Party must cling to its "elder brother" to consolidate its own power at home.  This has resulted in secret concessions of land and sea rights to China.  But while the Vietnamese government panders to China, the people of Vietnam remain weary of their northern neighbor and instead look to the United States as a model for economic and political development.  Stuck in the middle, the VCP must maintain a delicate juggling act and attempt to please both China and the United States while maintaining some semblance of its own independence.

Event sponsored by the Vietnamese Student Union

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