Vietnam calls for restraint in South China Sea 

Vietnam has asked Beijing to show restraint in the South China Sea next year after a Chinese oil drill-ship and its naval escorts spent...

Vietnam’s boom tipped to continue 

Vietnam’s economy could eclipse that of Singapore by 2029 as it has the potential to grow at about 6-6.5 per cent, DBS Bank has...

US citizen faces Vietnam protest trial 

William Nguyen, a Vietnamese-American who was arrested during an anti-Chinese demonstration in Vietnam, faces his first trial in Hanoi for disturbing public order. Nineteen members...

What China forgets to remember

Victims of earlier Sino-Vietnamese tensions. Ethnic Chinese refugees from Vietnam are confined to a dockyard camp in Hong Kong in 1979. Source: Flickr   As Beijing...

Live pangolins found on Vietnam bus

Thirty live pangolins have been found individually wrapped in a box on a bus in Vietnam’s Ha Tinh province that had come from Laos.  The...

Intensified alert needed to fight online fraud during virus outbreak

Internet penetration has significantly grown over the past six months as a result of the governments’ confinement measures to keep the coronavirus outbreak at...

ASEAN to focus on virus outbreak; set aside visa talks ‘for now’

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are not yet keen on bringing to the table any talks about visa exemptions and...

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...

RCEP negotiations set for conclusion in November

THE Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its six trade partners are hoping for the conclusion of the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive...

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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Vaccine negligence undermining Asia Pacific’s coronavirus response

Many countries from the RCEP trade partnership – comprised of the ten ASEAN countries, plus South Korea, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand– are...

Hundreds tried for treason in Cambodia

One hundred thirty-seven Cambodians are facing treason charges allegedly for plotting an attack against the government in 2019. A report by Al Jazeera on Thursday...

Indonesia mass vaccination begins; younger generation first in line

Indonesia began with its mass vaccination program on Wednesday which focused on the younger working-age population and not the elderly. According to reports, Indonesian President...