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...

Vietnam demands Agent Orange compensation

Vietnam's Foreign Ministry has repeated demands that Monsanto and other US firms pay compensation to the country’s numerous Agent Orange victims. An estimated 3...

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...

Hanoi condemns Chinese bombers 

Chinese bombers which landed in the South China Sea's Paracel Islands “seriously violated” Vietnamese sovereignty, Hanoi’s foreign ministry said.  China said air force bombers such...

Vietnam urged to embrace mobile payments 

The boss of Chinese online giant Alibaba says he fears Vietnamese consumer suspicion could hamper mobile-payment development in the communist state. Group chairman Jack Ma...

Vietnam reinforces tech giant status

Ho Chi Minh City, still commonly known as Saigon, is at the heart of Vietnam’s tech revolution. Source: Wikimedia Vietnam’s rise as a tech giant...

Hun Sen: no Chinese naval base

Cambodia’s dictatorial prime minister, Hun Sen, has dismissed reports of a Chinese naval base on the Gulf of Thailand as "fake, lying and destructive...

IMF chief tells Vietnam to reform

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde. Source: Flickr Vietnam could be vulnerable to external financial shocks if it does not introduce banking reforms and restructure state-controlled enterprises,...

Vietnam protest marks Spratly battle anniversary

Hoan Kiem, Hanoi. Source: Wikimedia Demonstrators have marched in Hanoi to mark the 28th anniversary of a naval battle for the Spratly islands in the...

Three jailed for waving South Vietnam flag

The US left many loyalists behind in South Vietnam in 1975. Source: Wikimedia Three Vietnamese women who waved the national flags of the former South...

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