Construction work at the Vietnam-China Economic and Trade Cooperation Park in Vietnam's Haiphong city. Photo: Cissy Zhou/SCMP
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Vietnam’s dilemma with Chinese infrastructure investment: should it choose growth or security?

  • China appeared to be a key factor in the Vietnamese government’s recent decision to stop foreign investors from funding its North-South Expressway
  • Financing the project is now a concern but Hanoi has shown that security concerns do trump development needs, given that it has also ruled out Chinese tech firm Huawei from its national 5G roll-out

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Construction work at the Vietnam-China Economic and Trade Cooperation Park in Vietnam's Haiphong city. Photo: Cissy Zhou/SCMP
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