Trump praises ‘socialist’ Vietnam, signs deals

Donald Trump has been full of praise for his Vietnamese hosts, praising their “socialist” economic model that he says should be replicated in North...

Vietnam protests over fish deaths

The dying fish are devastating Vietnam’s fishing industry. Source: Wikimedia Environmental campaigners in Vietnam have held banners reading, "Formosa destroys the environment" during a march...

Australia PM backs Vietnam over South China Sea 

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears to have used a visit to Vietnam to accuse China of breaching international law in the South China...

Vietnam angers China with drilling 

Vietnam has begun drilling for oil in an area of the South China Sea claimed by China. A drilling ship on contract to international firm...

Vietnam prepares to allow airport gambling

Las Vegas-style slot machines are increasingly common in airports. Source: Wikimedia  Vietnam is considering whether to install gambling machines in its international airport terminals to...

Vietnam 11-month FDI up 3% to $31.8B

Foreign direct investments (FDI) in Vietnam inched up by 3 percent during the first 11 months of the year to $31.8 billion, according to...

Vietnam hero turned dissident dies, 90

A Vietnamese war hero who later fled the country to become of one of its most vocal critics, demanding multiparty democracy, died this week...

The meteoric rise of Vietnam’s export-led manufacturing sector

30 kilometres east of Hanoi, Bắc Ninh is Vietnam’s smallest province, yet boasts the highest population density among any other province. Starting this summer, it...

Fugitive tycoon seized in Vietnam

The police in Vietnam say they have arrested a business leader wanted for revealing state secrets after he was deported by Singapore. Phan Van Anh...

Essex tragedy: last of ashes and bodies sent home to Vietnam

Cremated remains and bodies of victims of the Essex deaths have finally returned in full to Vietnam. Seven had been cremated in the UK before...

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