Vietnam warns about the presence of CCP bombers on disputed islands in the South China Sea
Amid tensions in the South China Sea, the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry warned that Chinese bombers in the waters off the disputed Paracel Islands threaten peace in the region. "Parties bringing weapons as well as fighter jets to Vietnam's Hoang Sa Islands (Paracel) not only violate Vietnam's sovereignty but also complicates the ...
Esper accuses China of intimidating smaller Asian nations
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday accused China of using coercion and intimidation against smaller Asian nations to impose its will in the South China Sea. He urged Vietnam and others in the region to push back. “We will not accept attempts to assert unlawful maritime claims at the expense ...
Chinese vessels enter Vietnamese waters: US urges China to cease bullying behavior
President Donald Trump's administration has expressed concern over reports that China is interfering with oil and gas activities in the South China Sea, including Vietnam’s long-standing exploration and production activities, calling Beijing to stop its bullying actions in the region. In a statement on Saturday, July 20, the U.S. State Department ...
Vietnam to import U.S. energy following President Trump’s trade warnings
Vietnam will import liquefied natural gas (LNG) among other goods from the United States, local state media reported. The move is a response to recent warnings by President Donald Trump that the country is a terrible trade abuser. According to Vietnam Television (VTV), Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met President ...
2 first-timers among 5 nations elected to Security Council
Estonia and the Caribbean island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines were elected to the U.N. Security Council on Friday, marking the first time the countries will hold seats on the U.N.'s most powerful body.Niger, Tunisia and Vietnam also won two-year terms, and the five countries will take their ...
Rise of Vietnam’s second-tier cities
Locals and foreigners are now looking beyond Vietnam’s biggest cities and finding potential in second-tier locales
Report: Vietnam’s ethnic minorities need connectivity to catch up
Vietnam has 54 ethnic groups that are recognized officially by the government
Vietnam, EU snub US on trade
Deal is significant not only because it facilitates exports, but also as it lays out commitments on human rights, labor unions, and environmental protection
Vietnam’s tech futurists lay out economic alternatives
New report spells out four tracks Vietnam could take moving into an economy based on developing technology
Vietnam develops own smartphones after decades of contract work
A Vietnamese conglomerate is developing low-priced handsets for sale in-country despite historic consumer preference for foreign brands
Vietnam suspect in Kim Jong Nam’s killing freed from prison
The Vietnamese woman who was tried for the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader was released Friday from a Malaysian prison and due to fly back to Hanoi later in the day, her lawyer and an embassy translator said.Doan Thi Huong's release likely closes the case, ...
Apparel sector a reminder that Vietnam and China must get along
China is the world’s biggest exporter in the industry, and Vietnam is the second biggest
Is health care still a basic right as communist Vietnam privatizes?
To meet increasing health care needs, Vietnam may need to turn to private funding
US cleaning up agent orange storage site in Vietnam
The $183 million cleanup of Bien Hoa airport is the second site to be cleaned up
How Vietnam quietly built up 10 islands in Asia’s most disputed sea
Vietnam vies with five other governments for sovereignty of the South China Sea, but its occupation of islands has dodged the anger of other countries
Men still have an edge in communist Vietnam’s gender-equal system
The average income of women in the Southeast Asian country is $224 (5.2 million Vietnam dong) a month
Can Vietnam’s cities ban two-wheel transport?
Supporters of a no-go area for motorbikes say restrictions are needed to cut pollution and congestion
US criticizes Vietnam’s ban on suspected cancer-causing herbicides
Agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue says glyphosate unlikely to cause cancer and that farmers need it
Update: Trump wants North Korea sanctions to remain
The Latest on President Donald Trump's meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (all times local): 12:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S. wants to see sanctions against North Korea continue for now. President Donald Trump walks with South Korean President Moon Jae-In to the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, ...
For Vietnam, trade war a sword that cuts both ways
The Southeast Asia nation is on two lists: the top four countries to benefit from US-China trade tensions, and the top four countries to lose
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