Hanoi claims China endangered civilian aircraft

China is unwilling to compromise over its extensive claims to the South China Sea. Source: WikimediaHanoi has accused Beijing of endangering civilian flights over the...

China brushes off Vietnam’s aviation protest

 China’s South China Sea claims are not based on proximity. Source: FlickrChina has rejected a complaint from Vietnam claiming that it failed to notify...

Vietnam looks to boost beer production

Vietnam has developed a beer-drinking culture. Source: FlickrVietnam, already one of Asia’s largest beer consumers, is seeking to boost its output of the beverage...

Hanoi, Manila and Tokyo condemn Chinese island runway test

China’s claims to the South China Sea are incompatible with those of its neighbours. Source: WikimediaHanoi has accused Beijing of violating its sovereignty by...

Vietnam business forced to look overseas for growth

Is the sun rising for Vietnam’s well-educated population or setting on its damaged ecosystem? Source: Wikimedia  Vietnam’s environmental degradation and glowing economic prospects both largely...

Luxury market soars in Vietnam

Hermes handbags are big in Vietnam. Source: Wikimedia Asia Briefing says of the 50 Mercedes-Maybach S600s priced at around US$427,000, which will soon be launched into...

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...

Asean set to unveil vision for future

Photo: Wikimedia Commons.The blueprint for Asean's future will top the agenda for the 27th regional summit in November 21 in Kuala Lumpur.The 2025 blueprint...

Asean cautious about South China Sea

An early release of Asean chairman's statement ahead of the leaders’ summit in Kuala Lumpur says the group's views on South China Sea disputes...

Asean cautious about South China Sea

An early release of Asean chairman's statement ahead of the leaders’ summit in Kuala Lumpur says the group's views on South China Sea disputes...

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