Viet­namese cross-bor­der work­ers ride China’s eco­nomic boom

Global Times US Edition - - CHINA -

It is the busiest time of the year at Nguyen Thien Kam Wan’s goods store in Dongx­ing, a Chi­nese bor­der city in Guangxi Zhuang Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion.

Ahead of Sin­gles’ Day, China’s an­nual shop­ping bo­nanza, the Viet­namese busi­ness­woman had been ship­ping Viet­namese spe­cial­ties to Chi­nese buy­ers, who placed or­ders for more than 2,000 bags of dried jack­fruit alone.

“It [Sin­gles’ Day] is larger than our sales in a nor­mal month,” she said.

For many years, Nguyen Thien Kam Wan has crossed the bor­der from the Viet­namese city of Mong Cai to Dongx­ing ev­ery morn­ing, be­fore re­turn­ing home to Viet­nam af­ter the work­ing day is over.

She re­ceived less than $100 a day Xin­hua

Sev­eral Viet­namese ven­dors from the Viet­namese city of Mong Cai, just across the China-Viet­nam bor­der, sell goods in Dongx­ing, Guangxi Zhuang Au­ton­o­mous Re­gion dur­ing the National Day hol­i­day.

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