HONG KONG — On a frontier where Vietnamese and Chinese soldiers exchanged bullets in a short but bloody war nearly three decades ago, construction workers from the two countries will soon join forces to build a highway that promises to bring new wealth to their once heavily guarded border regions. Plans for a four-lane highway from Hanoi to Kunming cleared the last hurdle on Friday when the board of the Asian Development Bank gave the green light to a loan that will underwrite the Vietnamese side of the project. By , when the highway is supposed to be completed, a journey that now takes three days by truck could take just nine hours. The construction is to add a section to the ambitious Asian Highway program under which 27 Asian countries have pledged to build an 87,mile network of roads that meet minimum uniform standards. View all New York Times newsletters.
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For China and Vietnam, a Highway Link Means Speedy Growth
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Northeast and Southeast Asian partners prioritize economic ties over frictions. These are two nations divided by historical bloodshed, political ideology and global status. One is an advanced but rapidly aging Northeast Asian capitalist democracy long past a "miraculous" economic rise.