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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?