Vietnam Academy Of Social Sciences

International seminar "India - China strategic competition and impacts on other countries"


With the consent of the leaders of the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VAST), in the morning of November 12, 2020, at the headquarters No. 1 Lieu Giai, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, the Indian Research Institute and Southwest Asia under the Academy organizes an international seminar with the theme "India-China strategic competition and impacts on countries" to identify the causes, nature, content and methods of India-China strategic competition; impacts of competition for countries, thereby forecasting possible scenarios, thereby giving implications for Vietnam in policy making with related countries.

Attending the seminar, on the part of international delegates, there were Ms. Alita Doquangkeomany, Second Secretary, Embassy of Lao PDR in Hanoi; Mr. Mohammad Nazar Rebin, First Secretary, Malaysian Embassy in Hanoi; Ms. Prasadi Boomawalage, Third Secretary, Embassy of Sri Lanka in Hanoi. On the side of VAST, there are Prof.Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh, VASS Vice President; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Xuan Trung, Director of the Institute for Indian Studies and Southwest Asia; TS. Tran Hoang Long, Deputy Director; TS. Le Thi Hang Nga, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Indian and Asian Studies; Assoc.Prof.Dr. Le Van Cuong, former Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies, Ministry of Public Security and a representative from the Department of Public Security Science, Strategy and History; The Middle East-Africa Department, the External Relations Committee of the Party Central Committee ... and leadership representatives come from the academy's international research institutes.

VASS Vice President - Prof.Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh gives opening speech at the Conference

India and China are the two most populous countries in the world, and Asia's powers together hold the highest economic growth rate in the world in the first two decades of the 21st century. The strong and stable rise of the economy has made an important contribution to increasing the national synergy of the two great powers to new heights and new positions in the world and the Asia-Pacific region. . Besides cooperation in economic development, both neighboring powers seek strategic ways to increase their influence and interests. The competition for influence took place comprehensively, increasing its influence and interests. The competition for influence took place comprehensively, increasing in intensity in the fields of politics - diplomacy, security - defense, trade, and energy. The two great powers both want to compete for influence to restrain each other, causing small countries to cope with complicated fluctuations and countless challenges to create a balanced stance, maximize their interests.

On behalf of VASS's leaders, giving the opening speech at the Conference, Prof.Dr. Dang Nguyen Anh warmly welcomed the full attendance of the delegates; at the same time emphasized the importance of the workshop topic; analyzing outstanding features in India and China relationship as well as competitive strategy between the two countries. Since then, Prof. Vice Chairman has hypothesized in this competition and opportunities and challenges will affect the surrounding countries. Opportunities and challenges in the economic, social, political, security spheres that will create new economic alliances and a new order based on the rule of law and the rule of law are what nations like Vietnam desires. In particular, the Indo-China strategic competition will contribute to promoting multilateralism, expanding opportunities for commercial cooperation and diversifying the legal and institutional system. Therefore, for each country, it is necessary to make appropriate choices, but not on which side, but choose to cooperate on what aspects to best serve the national interests on the basis of Department of compliance with international law. The Vice Chairman hopes that the seminar will contribute practical suggestions so that countries in the region, including Vietnam will locate their foothold and maximize their benefits against positive and negative impacts. extreme of the new context.

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Nguyen Xuan Trung presents the Report presented at the Workshop

In the report presented at the seminar, Assoc. Nguyen Xuan Trung has deeply analyzed the phenomenon of strategic competition in international relations (India - China) on the cause, nature, competitive space, impact and forecast of the trend of competition between now by 2030.

In particular, in 2020, the India-China strategic competition faced new turning points, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the clash in the border area between the two countries in mid-2020 caused problems There is still no solution yet, competition in Indo-China relations has been pushed to a new level. This development has an impact on the entire world political-security situation, including the Indo-Pacific region.

Besides, Associate Director also emphasized the relationship in Vietnam - India - China relationship and gave out the contents that need to be discussed at the Conference:

1 / General theories about competition, strategic competition, the difference between strategic competition and strategic competition types / modes.

2 / The basis of the Indo-China strategic competition: objectives, benefits, causes and nature of Indo-China strategic competition.

3 / The main contents of the Indo-China strategic competition in the fields of politics, security, economy, science - technology, energy, cultural soft power ...; results of Indo-China strategic competition.

4 / Positive and negative impacts of India-China strategic competition for India, China and related countries.

5 / Policy responses and proposing solutions for countries affected by the Indo-China strategic competition

6 / Policy implications for Vietnam before the Indo-China strategic competition.

Workshop overview

The seminar received 06 presentations, divided into 02 discussion sessions, focusing on research issues on strategic India-China competition and impacts on regions (Middle East - Africa) ... and issues. New issues in the change of government in the US will affect US-India and China relations and affect the shaping of the Indo-Pacific region.

Participants take souvenir photos at the Workshop

The seminar is a useful academic exchange for scientists, diplomats and scholars to exchange and discuss about the Indo-China strategic competition. Thereby, making recommendations and policy implications for the concerned countries, especially Vietnam to take advantage of positive impacts, minimize negative impacts, protect sovereignty integrity. territory, maintain a peaceful and stable environment for national construction and development in the coming period.

Nguyen Thu Trang


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