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Opinion | In Vietnam’s power plants, US finds a counter to China’s belt and road

An alternative to the belt and road will make regional countries less reliant on Chinese funding, while encouraging Beijing to make its lending more transparent, writes Le Hong Hiep.

5 Feb 2021 - 7:11AM

An alternative to the belt and road will make regional countries less reliant on Chinese funding, while encouraging Beijing to make its lending more transparent, writes Le Hong Hiep.

In Vietnam’s power plants, US finds a counter to China’s belt and road
Opinion | Vietnam’s dilemma with Chinese infrastructure investment: should it choose growth or security?

Hanoi’s decision to stop foreign investors from funding its North-South Expressway means financing the project is now a concern. But it has shown that security issues do trump development needs.

11 Oct 2019 - 9:08AM

Hanoi’s decision to stop foreign investors from funding its North-South Expressway means financing the project is now a concern. But it has shown that security issues do trump development needs.

Vietnam’s dilemma with Chinese infrastructure investment: should it choose growth or security?
Opinion | South China Sea stand-off shows Vietnam has few options in dealing with Beijing’s bullying

Impasse at the Vanguard Bank suggests diplomacy is Vietnam’s first – and last – line of defence against China’s assertiveness in the contested waters

8 Aug 2019 - 5:42PM

Impasse at the Vanguard Bank suggests diplomacy is Vietnam’s first – and last – line of defence against China’s assertiveness in the contested waters

South China Sea stand-off shows Vietnam has few options in dealing with Beijing’s bullying
Opinion | Beijing’s South China Sea stance is driving Vietnam into America’s arms

China and Vietnam should be natural partners – not least because of a shared ideology – but by ignoring Hanoi’s legitimate security concerns and pressing ahead with its own claims instead, Beijing is creating a new US ally out of a former enemy, says Le Hong Hiep.

25 Jul 2019 - 10:50AM

China and Vietnam should be natural partners – not least because of a shared ideology – but by ignoring Hanoi’s legitimate security concerns and pressing ahead with its own claims instead, Beijing is creating a new US ally out of a former enemy, says Le Hong Hiep.

Beijing’s South China Sea stance is driving Vietnam into America’s arms
Asian Angle | Vietnam races to launch 5G network, but Chinese tech giant Huawei notably left out of plan

As Hanoi seeks to boost ties with Washington, Vietnam’s new hi-tech network is likely to come without the Chinese tech maker’s gear

4 May 2019 - 3:57AM

As Hanoi seeks to boost ties with Washington, Vietnam’s new hi-tech network is likely to come without the Chinese tech maker’s gear

Vietnam races to launch 5G network, but Chinese tech giant Huawei notably left out of plan
Opinion | Vietnam wants a South China Sea dispute resolution pact with teeth, not more politics

Asean member states and China are a step closer to forming a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea after years of operating a toothless diplomatic pact that has failed to reduce tensions.

9 Apr 2019 - 12:30PM

Asean member states and China are a step closer to forming a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea after years of operating a toothless diplomatic pact that has failed to reduce tensions.

Vietnam wants a South China Sea dispute resolution pact with teeth, not more politics
Opinion | Can a real estate developer jump start Vietnam’s car industry?

Within a year, VinFast has built a 350 hectare manufacturing complex and developed two prototypes that debuted in Paris. Can it keep up the pace?

26 Jan 2019 - 3:01PM

Within a year, VinFast has built a 350 hectare manufacturing complex and developed two prototypes that debuted in Paris. Can it keep up the pace?

Can a real estate developer jump start Vietnam’s car industry?