Global Times recently reported that the Vietnamese Minister of Transportation went on national TV to berate the representative of a Chinese company. The company was responsible for a light rail project which caused an accident in which someone died. After that the Vietnamese government sent a diplomatic note to the Chinese Embassy in Vietnam and threatened to blacklist this Chinese construction company. The Vietnamese Minister asked the Chinese company to replace the Chief Executive and the Advisor on that project with Vietnamese citizens. The Vietnamese national TV report had a large number of viewers and the publicity was very damaging. The light rail project was based on a priority loan of US$300 million that China provided. The new incident has apparently cast a negative shadow on the already unfriendly relationship between China and Vietnam.
Source: Global Times, January 10, 2015