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mercredi 7 novembre 2018

Vietnam’s highway robbers put traffic safety at risk

Components of a major expressway in southern Vietnam are being stolen repeatedly, putting vehicles at risk and causing mounting losses.

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World craving for Vietnam's robusta coffee has exports surging

Coffee shipments from Vietnam will set a new record this year, supported by global demand for its key robusta variety.

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mardi 6 novembre 2018

Persecuted in Hanoi, locked up in Bangkok: the Montagnards, Vietnam’s forgotten Christians

The Montagnards have faced decades of persecution for backing America in the Vietnam war and for practising what Hanoi brands an ‘evil way’ religion.

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Two sisters detained in central Vietnam for trafficking woman to China

Two sisters in Nghe An Province have been detained for smuggling a woman to China 10 years ago.

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French PM visits site of Vietnam 1954 Dien Bien Phu battle

France's prime minister has visited the site of the 1954 battle of Dien Bien Phu in Vietnam, which led to the end of French presence in Indochina.

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La Birmanie a du mal à parler anglais selon un classement

L'établissement d'enseignement privé EF vient de publier les résultats de son enquête annuelle recouvrant 88 pays dont l'anglais n'est pas la langue nationale, le EF EPI : EF English Proficiency Index.

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dimanche 4 novembre 2018

French PM dodges rights questions in Vietnam

France does not "sweep anything under a rug" when it comes to the issue of human rights in Vietnam, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe insisted on Sunday (Nov 4), after sidestepping questions over the Asian country's dismal record on dissent.

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samedi 3 novembre 2018

Vietnam and France sign deals worth over $10 billion

The prime ministers of France and Vietnam on Friday witnessed the signing of two business deals worth over $10 billion and dozens of other cooperation agreements covering energy, education, health, technology and the environment.

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jeudi 1 novembre 2018

Vietnam to host F1 race in 2020

Vietnam will host a Formula One race in April 2020, Hanoi city officials said on Thursday, becoming the third Southeast Asian nation to welcome top-flight racing as the franchise seeks to move into new markets.

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How Vietnam's new leader could strengthen ties to China

Nestled in Hanoi’s leafy French Quarter, under the shadow of its neoclassical Opera House, is a tiny gallery that exclusively stocks Vietnamese propaganda art.

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mercredi 31 octobre 2018

Vietnam cyber law will guard against fake news, terrorism

A Vietnamese cybersecurity law that global technology companies and rights groups have warned could undermine development and stifle innovation, will protect the country from increasing cyber threats, the security ministry has said.

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Vietnam’s influential Buddhist leader says he is back home for good

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who has returned from Thailand to his native Vietnam, said he is back for good.

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Easier to buy than establish a university in Vietnam

As M&A activity heats up in the education sector, opinion is divided on whether it is a positive or negative development.

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New climate change report highlights grave dangers for Vietnam

Earlier this month the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new report on the potential impacts of a 1.5C rise in global temperatures above pre-industrial averages.

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mardi 30 octobre 2018

Vietnam emerges as key beneficiary of trade war

US and Chinese companies weigh Southeast Asia as new supply base

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lundi 29 octobre 2018

Is Vietnam going to be Asia’s digital transformation underdog ?

When you think of digital transformation in Asia, you tend to think of countries like Singapore and Hong Kong leading the region.

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Food poisoning deaths in Vietnam fall in 10 months

Ten people died among 2,237 food poisoning sufferers in Vietnam between January and October, the country's Preventive Health Department said Monday.

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Chinese tourists to Vietnam surge in 10 months

Vietnam welcomed roughly 4.2 million Chinese visitors in the first 10 months of this year, or 32.6 percent of the total international arrivals, posting a year-on-year rise of 28.8 percent, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said on Monday.

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dimanche 28 octobre 2018

Across Vietnam, squalid school toilets endanger students’ health

Children dread using them even if there are enough to go around, which there often aren’t.

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mercredi 24 octobre 2018

Vietnam’s first ethical elephant tours launch

Yok Don national park has stopped offering elephant rides and now encourages travellers to see elephants in their natural habitat

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Vietnam: why blogger Mother Mushroom went free

During US Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ two-day visit to Vietnam last week, the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) quietly released the high-profile dissident blogger known as ‘Mẹ Nấm,’ or Mother Mushroom, on the condition of her exile to the United States.

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mardi 23 octobre 2018

Vietnam parliament elects Communist Party chief as president

Vietnam’s rubber stamp National Assembly elected Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong as the country’s president on Tuesday, consolidating his influence as the most powerful man in the Southeast Asian nation.

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Taiwan to hold live-fire drill in Spratly Islands likely to anger Vietnam

November exercise will ‘safeguard integrity of Taiwan’s territory and strengthen its defence capability’

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Vietnam’s quandary : red or green ?

A hand-crafted map on the wall of the Vietnam Academy of Agriculture Sciences (VAAS) neatly captures the country’s strategic vulnerabilities as it emerges as a dynamic new regional player.

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lundi 22 octobre 2018

Vietnam's Communist Party chief set to become president

General secretary's presidential bid raises concern about political power of Nguyen Phu Trong amid corruption crackdown.

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dimanche 21 octobre 2018

Taxi or not ? Vietnam debate rages over Grab status

Transport authorities and taxi associations have reiterated that ride-hailing firm Grab should be treated as a taxi service, but experts disagree.

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How Vietnam Benefits From US Strategy in the South China Sea

The Trump administration’s free and open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy is quickly gaining more definition.

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Vietnam dissident Khoi urges FB to protect freedom of expression

Mai Khoi, a dissident musician dubbed Vietnam’s Lady Gaga, has appealed to Facebook’s directors to safeguard freedom of expression as the government looks to bolster its control of the web.

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Slovakia threatens to freeze relations with Vietnam over kidnapping case

Slovakia has threatened to freeze relations with Vietnam over the case of a Vietnamese businessman who Germany says was kidnapped by Vietnamese agents and smuggled back home through Slovakia, the Slovak foreign ministry said on Saturday.

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vendredi 19 octobre 2018

Cambodia accuses Vietnam of complicity in illegal cross-border logging

Cambodia has asked Interpol to investigate Vietnam after accusing its neighbor of knowingly accepting fraudulent permits for rare, illegally logged rosewood timber for transport across their shared border

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