Vietnam Politics

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:32:00 GMT
Japan to provide patrol ships to Vietnam amid maritime row with China
  Japan also agreed to provide two large patrol ships and lend up to five used surveillance aircraft to the PhilippinesJapan to provide planes, ships for Philippines amid sea dispute with ChinaJapan eyes record defence budget to develop anti-ship m...

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 01:00:00 GMT
French president hails preservation of Hanoi Old Quarter
  Francois Hollande was warmly welcomed by Hanoians and tourists in the Old QuarterVietnamese airlines order 40 Airbus jets worth $6.5 billionBeyond the baguette: France's food legacy in VietnamHanoi opens pedestrian zone around iconic Sword LakeFr...

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT
Philippine president 'responds positively' to Vietnam premier’s visit invitation
  PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc encouraged Philippine businesses to "invest more, have more trade" in Vietnam during his meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 08:16:20 GMT
India PM offers Vietnam $500 million credit line for defense cooperation
  Narendra Modi, the first Indian prime minister to visit Vietnam in 15 yearsIndia plans expanded missile export drive, with China on its mindIndia sets up space facility in Vietnam to monitor East Sea: reportVietnam needs closer strategic partners...

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Vietnam says all will lose in any South China Sea war
  "Recent worrying developments" there "have had a negative impact on the security environment of the region, the country's president said.Schedule announced for Hollande's visit to Vietnam next monthJokowi vows to develop ‘every inch’ of Indon...

Sun, 28 Aug 2016 10:34:57 GMT
Schedule announced for Hollande's visit to Vietnam next month
French President's visit is expected to help to boost military ties between France and Vietnam.Obama’s landmark Vietnam trip in photosObama touts TPP to VietnamFrench President Francois Hollande to visit Vietnam in 2016

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 03:28:38 GMT
Vietnamese PM apologizes for accompanying cars’ drive in Hoi An
He was walking in Hoi An without being aware that his accompanying cars were driving from a distance behind in the non-motorized town  Hoi An plans to dismantle Japanese wood bridge for restorationVietnam’s new prime minister sworn in

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:30:03 GMT
Central bank, Da Nang top 2015 administrative reform list
All central agencies scored higher than in 2014, while five localities, including Hanoi, saw their points fall in the Public Administration Reform Index Mediocre governance performance highlights need for change in VietnamDa Nang unbeatable in Vietn...

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 10:36:47 GMT
Australia launches $1.9 million project to support women in Vietnam
More than 1,800 people in Lao Cai and Bac Kan provinces will benefit from the project.Asia's dark secret: Impressive growth is built on the back of poor womenExperts lament sexism in Vietnam's textbooksChained to chores, Vietnamese women remain uneq...

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 03:00:00 GMT
Vietnam to introduce e-visas next year
The government will establish a fund to promote tourism, develop human resources.  7 things scare foreign tourists in Vietnam: Deputy PMVietnam plans to spend more on tourism promotion to boost growth

Tue, 09 Aug 2016 11:22:22 GMT
Vietnam calls for justice for Agent Orange victims
'We hope to win justice for all AO/Dioxin victims, including Vietnamese'Vietnamese dioxin victim to speak at UN during documentary screeningUS, Vietnam complete first phase of dioxin cleanup in Da NangDioxin contamination continues to cause miscarri...

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 05:18:03 GMT
Vietnam reacts sharply to Chinese defense minister's call for war in East Sea
Chang Wanquan exhorted the military, police, and general population to prepare for a “people's war at sea.”Vietnam says Chinese reports of PM backing Beijing stance 'untruthful'Vietnam welcomes South China Sea ruling, reasserts its own claimsTri...

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:17:24 GMT
Vietnam gets loans from World Bank to aid competitiveness, green growth
Vietnam will get $371 million in loans and grants   World Bank loans Vietnam $560 million for urban development, climate resilienceThe climate talks in Paris might actually work this timePacific islanders plead for urgent climate action as seas r...

Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:43:05 GMT
6 Chinese fishing boats violate Vietnamese waters
Border guards in the central province of Quang Binh caught and turned them awayChinese fishing boat asked to leave Vietnamese waters Vietnam to get tough with trespassing Chinese boatsVietnam fishermen association condemns Chinese boats' damaging of...

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 08:00:00 GMT
Vietnam prime minister warns economy may miss growth target
Phuc’s warning is a signal that Vietnam won’t repeat past mistakes of growth at all costs World Bank cuts Vietnam 2016 growth forecast to 6.0 pctSoaring temperatures will make it too hot to work, UN warnsVietnam's public debt exceeds 62 percent...

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 01:00:00 GMT
Vietnam says Chinese reports of PM backing Beijing stance 'untruthful'
  Vietnam "declares it refutes untruthful coverage by Chinese media regarding the East Sea issue from the meeting" between prime ministers of Vietnam and ChinaPhilippines says rejected China offer of conditional dialogue on South China Sea disputeD...

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:50:00 GMT
Vietnamese lawmaker dismissed for dual citizenship
Dual nationality is not allowed for Vietnamese citizens Vietnamese official 'illegally' used gov't license plate on private car: Party unitParty chief wants official probed for using govt license plate on private carVietnam’s assembly elections: P...

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 16:49:00 GMT
Vietnam condemns Nice attack, expresses sympathy with France
  There's no confirmed Vietnamese victim so far, foreign ministry said.World unites in horror at Nice carnage, backs FranceDeadly truck attack in Nice unfolded at high speedNice truck attacker was from Tunisian town of Msaken: Tunisian security sou...

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Vietnam, Japan agree South China Sea ruling must be observed: Kyodo
  Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe were in Mongolia for ASEMPhilippines' official hails South China Sea ruling a 'crowning glory'Beijing faces S.China Sea rebuke at Europe-Asia summitEU's silence on South Chin...

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:31:00 GMT
Pacific Partnership 2016 kicks off in Vietnam
  The programs aims to improve collaboration between the region’s military forces and charitable organizations during disaster relief operationsIndian warships make port call in Cam RanhRoyal Australian Navy frigate visits Vietnam French naval sh...

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:21:00 GMT
Vietnam wants China to compensate for sinking fishing boat
The boat was sunk by Chinese coastguards off Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands last SaturdayChinese vessels accused of sinking Vietnamese boat in East Sea

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 11:40:00 GMT
Vietnamese, Mongolian PMs discuss ways to foster bilateral ties
  The two leaders agreed to expand cooperation in potential fields like agriculture, mining, light industry and pharmaceuticals

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 11:29:00 GMT
Vietnam welcomes South China Sea ruling, reasserts its own claims
"Vietnam strongly supports the resolution of the disputes in the South China Sea by peaceful means."Hague tribunal rules China's South China Sea claims unfoundedWhy the Philippines’ South China Sea legal case matters

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:13:59 GMT
Chinese fishing boat asked to leave Vietnamese waters
Border guard in central Vietnam confiscated the catch and fishing equipment from the crewFishers accuse Chinese boats of damaging nets in Vietnam watersBorder Guard report Chinese aggression in Vietnamese waters through 2015New rule allows Vietnam c...

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 12:03:00 GMT
World Bank loans Vietnam $560 million for urban development, climate resilience
The two projects are expected to benefit 420,000 people in Can Tho City and 1.2 million people in nine Mekong Delta provinces.US provides $500,000 for drought relief in VietnamWorld Bank approves $90 mln credit for Vietnam’s climate change agendaA...

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 02:37:38 GMT
Vietnam demands probe after Thai navy attacks its fishermen at sea
It is against international law and common practice to shoot at foreign fishing boats for illegally entering a country's waters, a Vietnamese official said.Chinese vessels accused of sinking Vietnamese boat in East SeaMore Vietnamese fishing boats s...

Mon, 04 Jul 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Vietnam opposes China’s drills in East Sea
It demands that China respect its sovereignty and behave in a responsible mannerVietnam hopes for fair ruling on Philippines-China disputeNew Philippine defense chief says militant threat more pressing than South China SeaWith eye on China, Indones...

Sun, 03 Jul 2016 07:34:00 GMT
Vietnam condemns Bangladesh attack, expresses condolences
  There hasn’t been any information about Vietnamese citizens affected by the attack.Foreigners herded to death in Bangladesh cafe horrorThree U.S. students, one a U.S. citizen, killed in Bangladesh attack

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 02:00:00 GMT
Vietnam hopes for fair ruling on Philippines-China dispute
It hopes the ruling will provide a basis for peacefully resolving disputes in the East SeaU.S. warns China against provocations once court rules on sea claimsMcCain urges Asian nations to back binding South China Sea ruling

Sat, 02 Jul 2016 01:29:00 GMT
Spending of $500 mln Formosa compensation will be transparent, PM assures
He urges government officials not to trade the environment for economic growth or foreign investment Formosa unit owns up to fish kill disaster, commits to $500 million compensationTaiwan's steel firm Formosa promises to deal with fish kill disaste...

Fri, 01 Jul 2016 11:37:00 GMT
Vietnam makes one of biggest red tape cuts ever
Around 3,500 business rules and formalities have been reviewed and removed under the new Law on InvestmentVietnam to rank businesses' tax performance to focus on evadersVietnam struggles to cut red tape for businesses

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 08:45:18 GMT
Vietnam delays new Penal Code after errors found
The National Assembly is considering a public apology for passing the legislationErrors found in Vietnam's new Penal CodeVietnam plans to remove robbery, drug crimes from death penalty listVietnam should get softer on crime, experts say

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 04:20:00 GMT
Errors found in Vietnam's new Penal Code
Lawmakers will vote to delay the legislation for one yearVietnam urged to take stronger legal action against wildlife smugglingDeath penalty still needed to punish corrupt officials, lawmakers sayVietnam mulls criminal charges against employers avoi...

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:13:00 GMT
China must end 'illegal activities' in East Sea, Vietnam says
Such activities "cannot change the fact that Vietnam has sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos."Chinese vessel accused of harassing Vietnamese fishing boatChina’s illegal construction in Vietnam’s East Sea reef...

Sat, 18 Jun 2016 03:46:56 GMT
ADB pledges more support for Vietnam’s sustainable growth
'It is crucial that Vietnam continue pursuing sound economic policies and deepen structural reforms'

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:05:53 GMT
World Bank calls for reform to close gap in social service access for migrants
“This study shows that the ho khau system has created inequality of opportunity for Vietnamese citizens.”Vietnamese unhappy with public service delivery: UN surveyReciprocate rural migrants with improved social services

Wed, 15 Jun 2016 03:24:16 GMT
More Chinese vessels seen in Truong Sa: Vietnamese fishers
The number of vessels increased dramatically since late 2013Chinese vessel accused of harassing Vietnamese fishing boatChinese ship accused of sinking Vietnamese fishing boatChinese vessel seized for illegally entering Vietnamese waters

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 07:05:38 GMT
Chinese vessel accused of harassing Vietnamese fishing boat
Seven Chinese soldiers in camouflage clothing reportedly used horns and loudspeakers to chase the boatStop complicating East Sea situation, Vietnam tells ChinaVietnam calls for responsible actions in East SeaNew rule allows Vietnam coast guards to c...

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 10:13:42 GMT
Vietnamese President starts State visit to Laos
  Vietnam and Laos will coordinate closely at international and regional forums such as the United Nations, the ASEAN and sub-regional mechanisms

Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:53:16 GMT
China’s illegal construction in Vietnam’s East Sea reef
  Thanh Nien’s latest photos of Gac Ma (Johnson South), a reef claimed by Vietnam but occupied by China since 1988.US vows 'actions' if China builds new S. China Sea structuresVietnamese soldiers remember 1988 Spratlys battle against ChineseVietn...

Sat, 04 Jun 2016 11:33:00 GMT
Vietnam to send police officers to UN peacekeeping operations
  Currently, 12,600 police officers from 87 countries are deployed in 18 UN peacekeeping operations.Vietnam to send medical staff to assist UN peacekeeping in South SudanVietnam to send sappers, field hospital to South SudanVietnam officers off to ...

Thu, 02 Jun 2016 07:30:00 GMT
New Zealand-Vietnam tourism, trade to benefit from direct flights, minister says
They will “strengthen existing connections… and enable new ones to grow.” Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal signed, but years of negotiations still to comeNew Zealand, Vietnam sign multiple educational agreementsNew Zealand to launch direc...

Mon, 30 May 2016 15:04:56 GMT
Indian warships make port call in Cam Ranh
The crew will meet with their Vietnamese counterparts and local authoritiesVietnam opens Cam Ranh Port for military, civilian purposes

Mon, 30 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT
Royal Australian Navy frigate visits Vietnam
The visit a "great opportunity" to strengthen defense ties between the two countries, an Australian official saidIndian warships make port call in Cam RanhFrench naval ship makes Vietnam port call Russian battleship makes port call in Da Nang

Sat, 28 May 2016 09:13:00 GMT
Militarization in East Sea threatens regional peace: Vietnam PM
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc made the remarks at the G7 outreach meeting in Japan FridayG7 agrees need strong message on South China Sea, China says don't “hype“In Hanoi, Obama calls for peaceful settlement of South China Sea disputesU.S. says China's in...

Thu, 26 May 2016 09:17:00 GMT
Vietnam PM starts three-day visit in Japan
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will meet with leaders of the group G7Japan's Abe points to 2008 crisis as G7 leaders debate global riskJapan's Abe takes G7 leaders to shrine as economy tops summit agenda

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:54:00 GMT
Obama’s landmark Vietnam trip in photos
The US president on Wednesday afternoon left Ho Chi Minh City for Japan as he wrapped up his three-day visitObama touts TPP to VietnamObama touches down in Ho Chi Minh City, visits century-old pagodaIn Hanoi, Obama calls for peaceful settlement of ...

Wed, 25 May 2016 03:57:00 GMT
Vietnam summons Ukrainian ambassador over Odessa raid of ethnic Vietnamese
The site, from where officials reportedly from the Prosecutor's Office illegally seized money and assets, was previously raided in January by the policeUkraine releases Vietnamese nationals arrested during violent raid Ukraine FBI raids into Vietnam...

Wed, 25 May 2016 03:34:26 GMT
Obama touts TPP to Vietnam
 Obama touches down in Ho Chi Minh City, visits century-old pagodaIn Hanoi, Obama calls for peaceful settlement of South China Sea disputesObama says will ensure freedom of navigation in South China SeaObama eats like a local in Hanoi during landma...

Tue, 24 May 2016 10:10:00 GMT
Obama touches down in Ho Chi Minh City, visits century-old pagoda
In the light rain, locals lined up the streets where the US president’s motorcade passed by to greet himNgoc Hoang Pagoda, which awaits Obama visit todayObama eats like a local in Hanoi during landmark Vietnam visitUS President Obama arrives in Ha...