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dimanche 26 février 2017

Red v green in Vietnam

The Communist Party’s inability to control pollution is corroding its authority

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Japanese emperor to visit Vietnam

A visit by the Japanese Emperor to Vietnam aims to bolster ties by revisiting Japan's complicated World War II history in Vietnam.

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vendredi 24 février 2017

Loggers caught trafficking timber in 8 trucks bound for Vietnam

Authorities in Mondolkiri province seized eight trucks about to cross into Vietnam with illegally logged timber from the Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary and arrested seven of the drivers, six of them Vietnamese nationals, a provincial military police commander said on Thursday.

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Kim Jong Nam murder : Vietnam suspect was country girl, say neighbours

The Vietnamese suspect in the killing of Kim Jong Un's half-brother was renowned for her fashion, funky hairstyles and foreign boyfriends, say family members shocked at the link between their poor rice-farming village and a crime that has gripped the world.

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The bitter legacy of the 1979 China-Vietnam war

Officially, both sides have tried to forget the bloody conflict. Unofficially, bitterness still runs deep.

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EU says trade pact approval rests on Vietnam's rights record

European parliamentarians warned communist Vietnam on Thursday that a failure to improve its human rights record threatens to hinder the ratification of a free trade pact negotiated by the two powers.

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mercredi 22 février 2017

PSA Group is strengthening its assembly activities for Peugeot vehicles in Vietnam from 2017

“After a first phase 2014-2016 marked by the return of the Peugeot brand in Vietnam, this agreement materializes the acceleration of our ambitions in the Vietnamese market. A dynamic Network development plan will accompany the growth of the brand in Vietnam by 2020.”

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Vietnam shipping execs sentenced to death for embezzlement

Vietnam on Wednesday (Feb 22) sentenced two executives from its scandal-hit shipping industry to death for embezzlement, official media reported, the latest punishment meted out for the spectacular collapse of a state-run firm that triggered pledges to restructure the economy.

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Vietnam to punish officials over mass fish deaths

Vietnam said on Wednesday (Feb 22) it will punish 11 senior officials for misconduct over a toxic waste dump last year that killed tonnes of fish in one of the country's worst environmental disasters.

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mardi 21 février 2017

Métro – Démolition du rond-point du marché de Ben Thanh

La semaine dernière, les autorités vietnamiennes ont annoncé la destruction prochaine du célèbre rond-point du marché de Ben Thanh et la fermeture de la station de bus.

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lundi 20 février 2017

Vietnam’s notorious undersea internet cable ruptures again

This is the second time the Asia America Gateway has been disrupted this year.

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Vietnam's wind power target blown off course by low profitability

Cheap electricity prices have literally taken the wind out of the sails of potential investors.

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Citadel sells chilled evening visits

The Imperial Citadel of Hue will open parts of it ancient World Heritage complex to visitors at night from late April, but only for a trial period to gauge response.

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HCMC brings music to its streets

Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 administration is considering a proposal to add musical entertainment on the city’s downtown streets.

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jeudi 16 février 2017

The 38th anniversary of Vietnam's bloody border war with China

Many children, pregnant women and senior citizens died in the sudden Chinese onslaught of February, 1979.

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First missile exports, India to sell surface-to-air Akash missiles to Vietnam

After sale of Interceptor boats to Vietnam, India will now be selling DRDO made Akash missiles to Vietnam, a move that may not please China that has been locked in a territorial dispute with Hanoi in the South China Sea

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mercredi 15 février 2017

Vietnam still sees high trade deficit with China

Although Việt Nam’s exports to China in the first month of 2017 surged nearly 40 per cent, trade deficit with the Chinese market remained high at US$2.45 billion.

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Vietnam plans large warehouses at border

The Vietnamese government has launched a trade-development scheme that aims to construct 116 warehouses to store imports and exports along the Cambodian and Lao borders with a tentative completion date of 2035, a Vietnamese government official said yesterday.

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mardi 14 février 2017

Vietnam police stop fishermen marching to make claims at steel firm

Police in Vietnam stopped hundreds of protesters on Tuesday from marching to present compensation claims against a steel plant over a toxic spill last year, activists said.

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Guangdong man beaten at Vietnam border for not paying bribes

According to Ren Lili (alias), eyewitness, the situation escalated quickly. On the morning of February 7, she, her fiancé, and his mother were peacefully entering customs at the Mong Cai border checkpoint in Vietnam.

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samedi 11 février 2017

How good luck for Vietnam’s gamblers could force Cambodian casinos to fold

As Hanoi legalises gambling by locals at designated casinos, Phnom Penh prepares to take a financial hit from its tax receipts

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Vietnam's Ha Long Bay to be patrolled by new tourism police force

The move aims to protect tourists from criminals and unscrupulous travel agencies and street vendors.

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vendredi 10 février 2017

This spring festival in Vietnam is all about sex

The traditional fest celebrates procreation as locals pray for bumper crops.

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Birmanie: manifestation anti-rohingyas contre l'arrivée d'un bateau malaisien

En Birmanie, un bateau malaisien transportant de l'aide humanitaire pour la minorité musulmane des Rohingyas a été accueilli à Rangoon par un groupe de manifestants nationalistes.

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jeudi 9 février 2017

Vietnam : The rise of ASEAN’s ‘Silicon Valley’

While most countries in the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) have ambitions of developing competitive tech sectors, it appears that Vietnam is best placed to become the region’s Silicon Valley, thanks to successful education policies, government support and an environment of entrepreneurial-ism.

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mercredi 8 février 2017

Is Vietnam in for another devastating drought ?

Lessons learned from last year’s disaster can shape a climate-resilient approach in the Mekong Delta.

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samedi 4 février 2017

Thai rice exports seen slipping on greater Vietnam competition

Rice shipments from Thailand, the largest supplier after India, are likely to decline about 4% this year amid increased competition from Vietnam and other producers.

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Vietnam formally legalizes sports betting

Starting late March Vietnamese can bet on horse and greyhound races as well as a select number of soccer matches.

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Hanoi poised to name and shame scantily dressed people

Those in Hanoi who are inappropriately clothed in public places will be publicly criticized by local authorities, according to a draft code of conduct.

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Mekong Delta village full of migrants from central Vietnamese provinces

While the internal migrants may live in the Mekong Delta for decades, their thoughts are always with their homes in the central provinces, approximately 1,000 kilometers away.

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