A worker inside the Chinese-owned Vinasolar plant in Bac Giang Province, which opened to avoid US tariffs in 2014, and which has seen a surge in orders from other Chinese companies keen to avoid the US-China trade war. Photos: Cissy Zhou

Vietnam company finding a silver lining to US-China trade war, due to Asian supply chain shift

  • Vinasolar, owned by Shanghai-based Yize New Energy, started production in Vietnam in 2014, after the United States and EU put tariffs on solar panels
  • Now it is seeing a huge surge in orders, as other Chinese companies look to avoid US tariffs by exporting materials for assembly in Vietnam, then onto America
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A worker inside the Chinese-owned Vinasolar plant in Bac Giang Province, which opened to avoid US tariffs in 2014, and which has seen a surge in orders from other Chinese companies keen to avoid the US-China trade war. Photos: Cissy Zhou
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Behind the Tariffs: The human stories of the US-China trade war

Beyond the tweets, beyond the rhetoric are the stories of real people affected by the US-China trade war. In this six-part podcast series journalists Finbarr Bermingham and Naomi Ng investigate six objects and the stories they can tell us about the state of trade.

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