QUOTE (Ilikeasians @ Feb 12 2012, 07:52 PM)
I have a question for you Chinese people. Historically, the tension between the two countries have been unfair taxation, where Vietnam must pay tributaries in exchange for peace. Now, in the modern era, Vietnam lives rather peacefully with neighboring countries. The only threat is from the China. Hypothetically speaking, if the current VN government were to sign some sort of borderless pact with China similar to the Eurozone, with joint development of the South China Sea and other disputed territories, where would this development take China and Vietnam in the next few decades, assuming Taiwan and other Chinese populated countries have already joined up with mainland China? Do you Chinese welcome this or see this as a sort of bad thing?
It's literally impossible in so many ways.
I don't see why China is a threat to Vietnam, your government isn't fluffy kitten got bullied by China like what's in your mind but pretty sneaky and greedy too, the South China Sea dispute isn't just a result of China being aggressive.
However, both governments are holding back and trying to resolve issues in diplomatic manner, which is good.