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China tightens border with Vietnam, stokes trade worries

Tougher controls cast shadow over Hanoi's economic recovery

Trucks waiting to cross into China from Vietnam's Lang Son Province on Dec.21.   © Vietnam News Agency

HANOI -- China has tightened its land border with Vietnam amid worries over the omicron variant of COVID-19, dealing a blow to trade from the Southeast Asian country as it battles to get its economy back on track in the face of the pandemic.

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