Vietnam's great AEC opportunity
With the ASEAN Economic Community about to officially begin, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership on the horizon, Vietnam is finding itself in a regional and economic sweet spot. Editor-at-large Takehiko Koyanagi takes a look at these possibilities.
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