Canadian push to expand Vietnam trade builds on deep roots


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Open this photo in gallery: Trade Minister Mary Ng embraces Vietnamese Trade Minister Nguyễn Hồng Diên during trade talks with the government of Vietnam in Hanoi, Vietnam, on March 27.James Griffiths/The Globe and Mail Towering 470 metres over the endless sprawl of Ho Chi Minh City, Landmark 81 is the tallest building in Vietnam and second tallest in all of Southeast Asia. It’s become a symbol of Vietnam’s largest city, which has nearly doubled in size to 10 million people in the last 20 years, as the country’s economy has boomed. It’s also Canadian, in a sense. Landmark 81 was...