Vietnam still counting the cost of China tension

Six months after deadly riots broke out in Vietnam, the country is still coming to terms with its fallout with China.

HO CHI MINH CITY – The drowsy security guards and humming machinery at the Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park suggest it’s business as usual at this enclave of foreign investment outside Ho Chi Minh City, six months after anti-China riots left hundreds of factories in ruins and their managers cowering in fright.

Memories remain fresh, however, of the violence that plunged relations between the communist neighbours to their lowest point in decades and damaged Vietnam’s claims as a safe place to do business.

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