On August 21, 2010, China Review News published an article commenting on the one-week joint military exercises of the United States and Vietnam in the South China Sea that started on August 11.
According to the article, “the United States uses Vietnam to restrain China. Vietnam, on the other hand, relies on the U.S. to enhance its own position. Vietnam will regret this one day.” “China and the U.S. are highly dependent on each other economically. Even if the two countries have some strategic conflicts, the overall bilateral relations will not be affected. Vietnam is only a strategic chess piece the U.S. is using to return to Asia. Up to now, Vietnam still has not understood the whole situation. It will probably pay the price for its decision.”
Source: China Review News, August 21, 2010