There were 9.3 million workers in Vietnam’s manufacturing sector in 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE

Trade war pushing companies from China to Vietnam, but experts warn they may have missed the boat

  • Rising land and labour costs, bottlenecks at ports, traffic jams on roads and diminishing manufacturing capacity are leading to saturation in parts of Vietnam
  • Other parts of Asia, including Malaysia and Batam in Indonesia, emerge as alternative manufacturing hubs to Vietnam
Topic |   Vietnam

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There were 9.3 million workers in Vietnam’s manufacturing sector in 2017. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (third left) is still expected to be part of China’s delegation set to arrive in Washington on Thursday for talks. Photo: EPA

Donald Trump is a business ‘killer’ who ‘never plays by the rules’, say Chinese exporters after tariff threat

  • US$200 billion of Chinese imports into the United States set to be subject to new 25 per cent tariffs from Friday
  • Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He still expected to be part of the delegation set to arrive in Washington on Thursday for talks
Topic |   China economy

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Chinese Vice-Premier Liu He (third left) is still expected to be part of China’s delegation set to arrive in Washington on Thursday for talks. Photo: EPA
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