US-China relations: Pompeo adds Vietnam to his Asia tour

US-China relations: Pompeo adds Vietnam to his Asia tour
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to arrive in Vietnam on Thursday in a belated addition to an Asian tour designed to promote America’s foreign policy of checking Chinese influence in the region.A two-day visit to Hanoi was added on Wednesday to Pompeo’s itinerary, which included earlier stops in India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia.Before the start of the tour, which comes just days before the US presidential election on Tuesday, Pompeo said it would include “discussions on how…