Hanoi, Manila and Tokyo condemn Chinese island runway test

China’s claims to the South China Sea are incompatible with those of its neighbours. Source: Wikimedia Hanoi has accused Beijing of violating its sovereignty by...

Vietnam business forced to look overseas for growth

Is the sun rising for Vietnam’s well-educated population or setting on its damaged ecosystem? Source: Wikimedia   Vietnam’s environmental degradation and glowing economic prospects both largely...

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...

Vietnam prepares to allow airport gambling

Las Vegas-style slot machines are increasingly common in airports. Source: Wikimedia  Vietnam is considering whether to install gambling machines in its international airport terminals to...

Asean set to unveil vision for future

Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The blueprint for Asean's future will top the agenda for the 27th regional summit in November 21 in Kuala Lumpur. The 2025 blueprint...

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...

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...

US warship returns to South China Sea

The USS Lassen. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The US says it plans to return to disputed areas of the South China Sea, with a naval commander...

Vietnam tells China to back off

Paracel Islands Vietnam has repeated requests that China respects its sovereignty and international law, abide by the 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in...

Vietnam tells China to back off disputed islands

The Crescent Group of the disputed Paracel Islands. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Vietnam has repeated requests that China respects its sovereignty and international law, abide by...

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Vietnam calls on China to remove oil drillship

Vietnam has asked China to remove an oil drillship that is operating near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea after Beijing reportedly...

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