1Musiichuk, V
1A. Yu. Krymskyi Institute of Oriental Studies, NAS of Ukraine. 4, Hrushevskoho Str., Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine
Kitaêznavčì doslìdžennâ 2015, 1-2:77-86
Section: China and its neighbors
Language: Ukrainian

The article studies political discourse of Vietnam on the assessments of the historical development and current state of Vietnam-China relations (starting with the establishment of diplomatic relations with China in 1950 and to this day). The documents and speeches of existing and former Vietnamese politicians, enabling to evaluate the research object from different angles. Also, special attention is paid to determining the impact of historical conditions and global strategies for the Vietnam-China relations and their political assessment. It was revealed that at various stages of the relations between the two countries occurred fundamental changes in attitudes towards neighboring country from family-friendly to openly hostile and vice versa.

Keywords: border, China, conflict, diplomatic relations, friendship, neighborhood, political discourse, South China Sea, Vietnam

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