Commemorating the birthday of legendary revolutionary Vietnam President Ho Chi Minh…a day late.
The following post is from the People’s Daily Online Forum, the poster is anonymous but would seem to be a Chinese person who is calling for improvement in Sino-Vietnamese ties. I’m posting it uncorrected despite a good number of typos and slightly abridged . — S
Restore China-Vietnam friendship back in Ho Chi Minh Era
Chinese traditional culture especially Confucianism deeply influenced Ho Chi Minh. This is a poem collection selected 100 poems Ho Chi Minh wrote down in Chinese during his detention from 1942 to 1943.
On the eve of foundation of the People’s Republic of China, Ho Chi Minh made a secret visit to Beijing for the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations as well as the aid from China to support Vietnam’s revolution. China’s central government immediately agreed to offer all-sided aid for Vietnam ranging from weapons to medical materials, which lasted for almost 25 years.
Vietnam suffered a long history of big powers’ occupation in the past,which reflected the up-and-down of the world situation. What’s the way for Vietnam to shake off poverty and weakness? …