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As Vietnam continues to grow in economic might and geographic importance, keeping track of what is going on here is more vital than ever. Despite that fact, this country of 97 million is chronically under-covered. As a freelance reporter based in Vietnam, I aim to cover the full range of developments here in the country, from hot-button social issues and VinFast’s global ambitions to tourism growth and energy policy.

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Freelance journalist based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.