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El gráfico muestra la inversión extranjera en Vietnam por país en 2023 y el enlace ferroviario clave entre China y Vietnam.


Xi de China visita Vietnam para fortalecer vínculos

By Jordi Bou

December 12, 2023 - December 13, 2023 - El próximo viaje del presidente Xi Jinping a Vietnam, tres meses luego de la visita del presidente de EUA Joe Biden, confirma aún más el creciente rol estratégico de la nación en las cadenas de suministro global.

China’s President will visit Vietnam on Dec 12-13 to meet top state officials and discuss upgrading the two countries’ relations.

They will focus on areas of political security, multilateral and maritime issues, and discuss upgrading
a railway link between the two countries, which passes through Vietnam’s rare earths heartland.

Xi’s trip will come about three months after President Joe Biden’s visit to Vietnam, during which Hanoi upgraded its relationship with the U.S. to a “comprehensive strategic partnership,” the same designation it uses for China.

Vietnam has the world’s second-largest reserves of rare earths – 22 million tonnes – second only to China. Its production jumped to 4,300 tonnes last year from 400 tonnes in 2021, according to the USGS.

China is Vietnam's largest trading partner and so far this year is also the main investor, taking into account investment from Hong Kong, as many Chinese companies move south some of their operations amid trade tensions between Beijing and Washington.

Despite the booming economic links, the two communist nations are embroiled in a years-long maritime dispute in the South China Sea and fought a brief war in the late 70s.

PUBLISHED: 08/12/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images