US warship returns to South China Sea

The USS Lassen. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The US says it plans to return to disputed areas of the South China Sea, with a naval commander...

Hanoi red-faced over Berlin kidnap 

A German court has sentenced a Vietnamese man to three years and 10 months in jail for taking part in a daytime kidnapping of...

Firms demand EU trade deal

Vietnam’s manufacturers are keen to gain access to European markets. Source: Wikimedia The European drinks industry has called for a speedy ratification of the free-trade...

HRW: Vietnam lied to UN about rights record

Vietnam presented a misleading picture of its rights record at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva last month, according to Human Rights...

Trump aims to end Asean deficit

Thailand’s fishing fleet exports heavily to the US.  Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia are among 16 countries that Donald Trump has named in an order calling...

ASEAN nations set Covid-19 example for wealthier counterparts

Two of Asia’s major economies, Japan and South Korea, have donated $1 million to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) coronavirus relief fund....

Tech giants must challenge Vietnam censorship: HRW

A Vietnamese pro-democracy activist arrested last month for his Facebook posts must be released, according to Human Rights Watch (HRW). Nguyen Quoc Duc Vuong...

Quang lauds Lion City as role model

Singapore invests heavily in Ho Chi Minh’s tech sector. Source: Wikimedia Singapore and Vietnam have welcomed the prospect of increasing connectivity and stepped up their...

Vietnam marks 40 years since it defeated China

The 40th anniversary of the short, decisive Sino-Vietnamese War was not marked in China but the Vietnamese media ran features and commentaries of the...

Vietnam protest marks Spratly battle anniversary

Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. Source: Wikimedia Demonstrators have marched in Hanoi to mark the 28th anniversary of a naval battle for the Spratly islands in the...

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