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...

US carrier to arrive in Vietnam 

A US aircraft carrier is due to dock in Vietnam today (Monday) for the first time since the Vietnam War in a sign of...

Giap ‘testicle’ gag and online freedom

An incident in Vietnam, involving an unfortunate quip about a testicle being fashioned into the shape of a legendary general’s head, has exposed the...

Fugitive tycoon seized in Vietnam

The police in Vietnam say they have arrested a business leader wanted for revealing state secrets after he was deported by Singapore. Phan Van Anh...

Vietnam to sell off beer assets 

Vietnam is looking to earn more than US$4.8 billion from the sale of its largest state-run brewer, with potential bids from Anheuser-Busch and the...

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...

Cambodia targets Vietnamese ‘newcomers’

Cambodia has threatened to deport any Vietnamese “newcomers” unable to produce the required documentation. The Ministry of Interior says it plans to revoke documentation for...

How ITLOS could undermine Asia’s security

The appointment of Paik Jin-hyun, a South Korean, to head the little-known International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) is likely to...

Bank chief gets death sentence 

An ex-banker in Vietnam has been sentenced to death for his role in a massive fraud case involving millions of dollars in illegal loans.  A...

US blasts religious repression 

Freedom of worship was harshly limited last year in Vietnam and Myanmar, where Muslims and Christians in the Buddhist-majority union were harassed by government...

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