Vietnamese travel on the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway line in Hanoi on November 6. Vietnam’s first metro line, built by a Chinese company, began operation in Hanoi last month after years of delays and a near-doubling of construction costs. Photo: EPA-EFE
Vietnamese travel on the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway line in Hanoi on November 6. Vietnam’s first metro line, built by a Chinese company, began operation in Hanoi last month after years of delays and a near-doubling of construction costs. Photo: EPA-EFE
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Opinion

Opinion

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

How China’s belt and road is connecting Southeast Asia, political wariness aside

  • The newly-opened Laos-China railway is just one page in Beijing’s growing portfolio of infrastructure projects in the region. Notwithstanding the challenges, China’s gambit is paying dividends in the form of contracts and clout

Vietnamese travel on the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway line in Hanoi on November 6. Vietnam’s first metro line, built by a Chinese company, began operation in Hanoi last month after years of delays and a near-doubling of construction costs. Photo: EPA-EFE
Vietnamese travel on the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway line in Hanoi on November 6. Vietnam’s first metro line, built by a Chinese company, began operation in Hanoi last month after years of delays and a near-doubling of construction costs. Photo: EPA-EFE
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