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Central Committee approves Trans-Pacific Partnership

The most powerful administrative body in Vietnam gave the government the green light to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal at its ...

Vietnam's City of Ghosts, where the dead live in style

Just outside Vietnam's ancient imperial capital Hue is a tiny fishing town known as the City of Ghosts, where the ...

In Vietnam, an unlikely haven for gays - and a lucrative market

If it had been in business a decade ago, Nguyen Anh Thuan's restaurant would have been a target for late-night police raids to arrest lawbreakers and stamp out "social evils".
March 04, 2016 | 01:53 pm GMT+7

Malaysia, Australia to discuss China maritime activities

Malaysian Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said on March 14 he will meet his Australian counterpart next week to discuss China's military buildup in the disputed South China ...
March 15, 2016 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

China to open reservoir gates in effort to combat Southeast Asia drought

China has announced plans to release water into the Mekong River from one of its dams located in Yunnan province starting from March 15 in order to help Vietnam and other ...
March 16, 2016 | 04:21 pm GMT+7

Vietnam drinks dregs of China's water support in Southeast Asia

China's decision to open one of its reservoirs into the Mekong River to combat the drought which Southeast Asia is experiencing has sparked controversy between local authorities ...
March 17, 2016 | 06:15 pm GMT+7

Security subcommittee: Some independent candidates for National Assembly receive outside support

Independent candidates in Hanoi seeking election to the 14th National Assembly (NA) and local government are receiving financial support from "outside sources", a security ...
March 18, 2016 | 08:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam asks China to open dams to relieve drought in Mekong Delta

Hanoi sent a formal request to Beijing on March 14 asking for one of China's hydropower stations to release more water into the Mekong River to help relieve the Delta's crippling ...
March 18, 2016 | 08:11 am GMT+7

Mekong provinces desperate for river to rise

Following a request from Vietnam, China has agreed to double the volume of water released from dams situated in Yunnan province into the Mekong River until April 10, but the water ...
March 18, 2016 | 03:12 pm GMT+7

48 independent National Assembly candidates approved

All 87 candidates seeking election to the 14th National Assembly (NA), including 48 self-nominees, were approved at a meeting in Hanoi yesterday.
March 18, 2016 | 04:53 pm GMT+7

Vietnam postpones start-up of first nuclear power plant to 2028

Vietnam has decided to push back plans to open its first nuclear power plant until 2028 in the latest delay to the country’s nuclear power ambitions, the government said in a ...
March 18, 2016 | 05:48 pm GMT+7

U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Commanders Visit Vietnam

Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet and Marine Corps in Pacific, Admiral Scott H. Swift and Lieutenant General John A. Toolan, are on a three-day visit to Vietnam from ...
March 18, 2016 | 06:21 pm GMT+7

Vietnam shortens time for new head of state approval

The selection of a new President, Prime Minister and National Assembly Chairman has been brought forward three months earlier, and will now be decided during the 13th National ...
March 19, 2016 | 12:02 pm GMT+7

More National Assembly seats available than candidates

There are 198 seats allocated to central level delegates to the 14th National Assembly. However, only 197 candidates have so far been nominated.
March 21, 2016 | 11:39 am GMT+7

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung to step down on April 6

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung is scheduled to step down from his position on April 6 to pave the way for his successor who will be appointed the following day.
March 21, 2016 | 07:38 pm GMT+7
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