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Frenemies make Vietnam steel megaproject tick

Wealth gaps promote -- rather than deter -- economic integration in East Asia

A large trilingual sign -- in Vietnamese, Chinese and Korean -- stands outside a restaurant in Ha Tinh, the scene of anti-Chinese riots in 2014. (Photo by Hiroshi Murayama)

TOKYO -- A project to build a blast furnace in Vietnam has some East Asia watchers scratching their heads. With participation from Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea -- all involved in diplomatic spats with at least one of the parties -- it is an unlikely undertaking.

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