China ends Hanoi’s maritime drilling 

Vietnam has reportedly terminated a gas-drilling expedition in the contested South China Sea, following threats from Beijing, as it embeds its grip on the...

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 jails leading blogger 

A prominent Vietnamese blogger has been jailed for 10 years after being found guilty of distorting official policies and criticising the Communist leadership on...

7 die in Vietnam hospital 

Seven people have died and a woman is in intensive care after kidney dialysis treatment at a northern Vietnam hospital. The incident happened at Hoa...

Cambodia ‘probes’ illegal timber trade

Cambodia says it is investigating claims of large-scale timber smuggling to Vietnam.  Phnom Penh's environment minister, Say Sam Al, told the Cambodia Daily that investigations...

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...

Kerry returns to Vietnam battle site

John Kerry testifies to the US Senate in 1971. Source: YouTube   The outgoing US secretary of state, John Kerry, a veteran of the Vietnam War,...

Hanoi signs military deals with India

China is unlikely to be overly concerned about the arrival of the Indian navy in the South China Sea. Source: Wikimedia   Vietnam and India have...

Galaxy Note 7 axe hits Vietnam

Vietnamese exports have become dependent on Samsung. Source: Wikimedia   The impact from Samsung’s move to scrap its Galaxy Note 7 phone is spreading to Vietnam, hurting...

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...

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