Lam Thanh Ha

Lam Thanh Ha is a senior lecturer at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam under the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This article is based on a longer paper published by the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore.

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Analysis | How can Vietnam avoid becoming China’s dirty industrial backyard?

The Asian giant is now the fifth biggest investor in Vietnam, but critics argue the benefits are unbalanced and Hanoi must tread carefully to avoid exploitation.

9 May 2019 - 9:40PM

The Asian giant is now the fifth biggest investor in Vietnam, but critics argue the benefits are unbalanced and Hanoi must tread carefully to avoid exploitation.

How can Vietnam avoid becoming China’s dirty industrial backyard?