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US embargo on Russian contractor delays key power project in Vietnam

U.S. sanctions have prevented the Russian contractor of a billion-dollar power plant in southern Vietnam from importing materials to complete construction.

Obama's agenda in Vietnam

U.S. President Barack Obama will discuss a number of issues during his three-day visit to Vietnam, including expanding security cooperation and addressing serious tensions in Vietnam's East Sea, weighing up Vietnam's request to fully lift the embargo on arms trade and supporting Vietnam's efforts to implement the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) as a founding member.

China faces headaches from warming Vietnam-U.S. ties

At a stroke, the U.S. and Vietnam have complicated the strategic outlook for China over the disputed South China Sea (Vietnam's East Sea).
May 27, 2016 | 05:40 pm GMT+7

U.S.-Vietnam ties should not put Asia stability at risk: China's Xinhua

Improving ties between the United States and Vietnam should not put peace and stability in Asia at risk, China's state news agency said, as U.S. President Barack Obama began his first visit to Vietnam, which hopes Washington will scrap its arms embargo.
May 23, 2016 | 02:45 pm GMT+7
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