As Washington seeks to expand American interests in Asia, some U.S. partners have shown less willingness to challenge Beijing.
The area is expected to hold billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of gas, but energy firms are tentative about the region.
The U.S. lifted an arms embargo against its old enemy. But that doesn't mean U.S.-made weapons will sell there.
Tensions in the South China Sea may seem far off to Western investors, but any conflict in the region could affect the world economy.
Jonathan London, Assistant Professor at the City University of HK, says the visit of a Vietnamese high-ranking official might repair bilateral ties, but larger territorial issues will remain unresolved.
Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research, Asia at Macquarie, explains why Singapore, Philippines and Vietnam offer interesting long-term opportunities in Southeast Asia.
V. Anantha Nageswaran, CEO at Vansight, says domestic events will insulate India, Thailand and Vietnam from global geopolitical risks.
In this clip, scholars of maritime history discuss Beijing's view of the territorial standoff with Vietnam and attempt to clear up misconceptions about China's intentions.
CNBC's Eunice Yoon travels to an oil rig in the disputed waters of the South China Sea and gets caught in a chase by Chinese coast guards.
A Vietnamese fisherman tells CNBC how a Chinese vessel sank his boat during the recent South China Sea standoff. Eunice Yoon reports from Da Nang, Vietnam.
Thomas Hugger, Founder & CEO, Asia Frontier Capital, says the Vietnamese market has bottomed out and stocks offer nearly 7 percent dividend yields.
Richard Martin, Managing Director at IMA Asia, describes how Vietnam's economy has staged a turnaround and discusses the impact of recent South China Sea tensions.
Don Lam, CEO & Founding Partner of investment management firm Vinacapital, explains which sectors in Vietnam are worth investing in.
Marc Townsend, Chairman of AmCham Vietnam, discusses the impact on corporates and the supply chain indsutry following anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam.
Stanley Szeto, Chairman and CEO of Lever Style, discusses why anti-Chinese riots in Vietnam will affect his factories in the country.
Timothy Riddell, Head of Global Markets Research at ANZ, says geopolitical risks in Thailand and Vietnam could see foreign investment flow to neighboring countries such as Malaysia.
Vietname could pay a higher price for this week's rioting than it expects, according to analysis in The Economist.
Jonathan London, Assistant Professor at City University of HK, explains how anti-China riots in Vietnam will impact the entire Asian region.
China's expansion of its oil operations is only part of the reason behind its rising conflict with Vietnam.
Steve Wilford, Asia Pacific Director for Global Risk Analysis at Control Risks, says China will avoid creating a full blown military conflict in the South China Sea.