A worker at a coal mine in northern Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. Photo: EPA A worker at a coal mine in northern Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. Photo: EPA
A worker at a coal mine in northern Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. Photo: EPA
Le Hong Hiep
Opinion

Opinion

Le Hong Hiep

In Vietnam’s power plants, US finds a counter to China’s belt and road

  • To deal with a looming power shortage, Vietnam has turned to US investors rather than China’s regional infrastructure investment programme
  • Cleaner energy, rising anti-China sentiment and less risky investment are among Hanoi’s considerations, as is balancing Beijing in the South China Sea

A worker at a coal mine in northern Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. Photo: EPA A worker at a coal mine in northern Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. Photo: EPA
A worker at a coal mine in northern Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. Photo: EPA
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