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Chinese Netizens Fret About More Manufacturing Moving to Vietnam While Experts Say There’s No Reason to Worry

File image of an apparel factory in Hanoi, Vietnam that manufactures activewear for various international clothing brands. Nhac NGUYEN / AFP

A post went viral this week on the Chinese social media platform Weibo that highlighted the growing insecurity in China about the prospect of more manufacturing companies moving their operations overseas in response to the pressures from the United States for companies to diversify their supply chains.

The post mentioned that some local Chinese governments near the border are even working directly with Vietnamese authorities to buy land and set up industrial parks that Chinese companies can use to base their operations.

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