China Tension, Crippling Drought to Test Vietnam's New Premier

  • Dropping oil revenue and drought in rice region hurt economy
  • New leaders expected to continue closer relationship with U.S.

Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Photographer: Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP via Getty Images

A crippling drought in the Mekong Delta rice bowl and slumping oil revenue are creating fresh headwinds for Vietnam as a new prime minister with less economic experience prepares to take over.

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