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...

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...

Hanoi fortifies islands 

SU-30s have been deployed to the South China Sea. Source: Flickr Vietnam has fortified several islands in the disputed South China Sea with mobile rocket...

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...

TV show axed over maritime dispute

A still from the show Shanghai Bund. Source: YouTube A Vietnamese broadcaster has stopped showing a drama series from China after several Chinese actors condemned...

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