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Plan to Buy Chinese Trains Criticized in Vietnam

A plan by Vietnam to buy 13 Chinese trains has come under fire amid simmering anti-China sentiment in the Southeast Asian nation. The recent announcement to import trains worth more than $60 million for the first elevated railway project in Hanoi sparked harsh criticism in blog posts and on social media. Nguyen Quang A, former director of the Institute of Development Studies, said the opposition was understandable because of concerns over the quality of Chinese products. “Vietnamese...

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