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Morning Stories Roundup: 5G Trials, Nintendo Production and High-Speed Train

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

Saigon

- VNPT to launch 5G trials in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. [Telecom Paper]

- Swiss firms interested in HCM City's smart urban development. [Vietnam+]

Vietnam

- Nintendo to move Switch output to Vietnam as China tariffs loom. [Nikkei Asian Review]

- The Stalemate Driving Vietnam's Illegal Wildlife Trade. [The Diplomat]

- Hanoi to celebrate 20 years of winning title “City for peace”. [Vietnam Plus]

- West Lake water pumped to refresh To Lich River. [Dan Tri]

- Vietnam could halve cost of north-south high-speed rail by reducing train speed: ministry. [Tuoi Tre]

- Famed designer Vo Viet Chung to showcase 'ao dai' in Canada. [Tuoi Tre]

Other

- Japan is increasingly renting cars for everything except driving [TNW]

- MPs vote to extend same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland. [The Guardian]

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