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Economic Liberation in Viet Nam

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Economic activities in Vietnam, which was opened to international trade in 1986, are concentrated around the two competing centres of Hanoi, in the North, and Ho Chi Minh-ville (Saigon) in the South. Despite a number of mineral and energy resources, the centre of the country remains very underdeveloped.

See article by Philippe Papin,“Party versus state in Vietnam”, February 2000.

Sources : *Vu Tu Lap and Christian Taillard, *Atlas du Vietnam, GIP Reclus and La Documentation Française, Paris, 1994; Hugues Tertrais, Jean-Claude Promonti, Vietnam, communistes et dragons, Le Monde éditions, Paris, 1994.