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Vietnam's ruling Communist Party adopted a strategy emphasizing the continuation of peace, cooperation, and development as major global trends.
The strategy asserts that 'peace, cooperation and development remain the major world trends'.
Vietnam has upgraded its relations with major powers in the Asia Pacific, becoming a 'comprehensive strategic partner' for China, Russia, India, South Korea, the United States, and Japan.
These upgrades catapulted Vietnam into the role of 'comprehensive strategic partner' for all major powers in the Asia Pacific.
Vietnam has also joined China's 'community of common destiny', ending its years-long resistance to Chinese pressure and marking a balancing act in its diplomacy.
To balance these upgrades in the spirit of its 'bamboo diplomacy', Vietnam agreed to join China's 'community of common destiny'.