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dimanche 28 mai 2017

Vietnam makes a big push for coal, while pledging to curb emissions

The country’s latest electricity plan calls for more renewable energy, but still projects a massive increase in coal-fired power.

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Firms start building Vietnam tunnels

Construction work using Japanese technology started on Friday in Ho Chi Minh City for two underground tunnels of a 20-kilometer-long railway linking the center of the largest Vietnamese city and its suburbs.

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Can Vietnam maintain Its economic success?

In order to keep up it remarkable progress, Vietnam will need to grapple with pervasive corruption.

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U.S. delivers ship to Vietnam coast guard

The U.S. Coast Guard transferred a high-endurance cutter to its Vietnamese counterpart in Honolulu, the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi said on Friday, in the latest effort to deepen ties with its former foe.

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Vietnam says Google will cooperate in removal of 'toxic' content

Google Inc's parent firm, Alphabet, will work with Vietnam's communist government to stamp out "toxic" and illegal information on its platform, the Southeast Asian nation said on Friday.

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vendredi 26 mai 2017

Can Tho woos airlines

Vietnam’s Can Tho City government has assured airlines it will support them to open air links from the city to both domestic and international destinations.

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Vietnam reviews bar opening hours

Vietnam Tourism Association has submitted a proposal to the government asking it to further extend opening hours for the country’s nightlife to keep the country in play to compete head-on with neighbouring destinations.

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Teeth fixed on holiday

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tourism aims to focus on travellers who want to fix their teeth.

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Vietnam province to build 30MW solar PV plant

Vietnam is set to build a brand new 30MW solar PV plant in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa.

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Vietnam: local enrolments at foreign schools expected to grow after cap removed

The international schools market in Vietnam is expected to see a surge in enrolments following the announcement of a draft decree which will uncap local student enrolments at foreign-invested schools.

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Vietnam maintains deepwater fishing ban

Vietnam is maintaining the ban on deep-water fishing in four central provinces one year after a Taiwanese-owned steel plant discharged toxins into the sea and caused the country's worst environmental disaster.

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Vietnam plans to open 'outstanding' special economic zones

Vietnam plans to open three special economic zones that offer investors greater incentives and fewer restrictions than available to date in the country, the investment minister said.

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Vietnam-linked hackers likely targeting Philippines over South China Sea dispute

Hackers linked with Vietnam's government are likely targeting Philippine state agencies to gather intelligence related to the maritime dispute in the South China Sea, cybersecurity company FireEye (FEYE.O) said on Thursday.

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Vietnam's spirit mediums revive once forbidden ritual

Dressed in the bright silk garments of a woman and dancing with candles between his fingers, Nguyen Duy Nam leads a temple of worshippers in a ceremony honoring mystical goddesses of forest, water and heaven.

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State of secrecy on death row in Vietnam

Vietnam has been revealed to be the third-highest global executioner but details of who is on death row and why remains as elusive as ever.

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mardi 23 mai 2017

Helping Vietnam step up its anti-human trafficking fight

China has said that the number of cross-border human trafficking cases dropped slightly last year, thanks to intensified efforts by China and Vietnam.

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U.S delivers 6 coastal patrol boats to Vietnam coast guard

The United States has delivered six coastal patrol boats to Vietnam’s coast guard in a move that expands the two nation’s security cooperation amid tension in the disputed South China Sea.

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lundi 22 mai 2017

What has Vietnam gained after 10 years of WTO membership ?

While foreign experts say that Vietnam gained more than it lost after joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), some Vietnamese experts say the opposite.

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Hackers aligned with Vietnam government are attacking foreign companies

Hackers have been carrying out cyberattacks on multinational companies operating in Vietnam for several years now, seeking types of information that suggest a possible connection to the Vietnamese government, according to a Monday report.

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dimanche 21 mai 2017

Vietnam: The curious fall of a communist leader

Questions have arisen about the anti-corruption campaign that saw the first firing of a Politburo member in 21 years.

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Vietnamese airlines issue warnings over rising in-flight thefts

Light-fingered foreigners have been helping themselves to other passengers' belongings.

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lundi 24 avril 2017

Vietnam uses an old naval base to make new friends

Cam Ranh Bay is welcoming American warships again

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vendredi 21 avril 2017

Affaire Dong Tâm : un village refuse la confiscation d’un terrain et affronte ouvertement les forces de l’ordre

C’est une véritable bataille rangée qui oppose depuis le 15 avril dernier la population paysanne et les forces de l’ordre dans le village de Dong Tâm, une agglomération située dans la circonscription administrative de Hanoi, à 30 km de la capitale.

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jeudi 20 avril 2017

25 Montagnard asylum-seekers to be returned to Vietnam

Despite claiming to have fled widespread persecution, 25 Montagnard asylum-seekers will voluntarily be sent back to Vietnam on Monday, assuming Interior Minister Sar Kheng approves the move, a ministry official said on Wednesday.

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mardi 18 avril 2017

Vietnam's quiet Human Rights crisis

A dearth of coverage, competing global interests, and an omnipresent police state render violations largely unnoticed.

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Anger over Vietnam's poisoned coast

"The big fish are all dead," complained 50 year-old Mai Xuan Hoa, picking small fish from a net as he tried to rebuild his livelihood a year after Vietnam's worst environmental disaster.

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lundi 17 avril 2017

Vietnam villagers hold dozens of policemen in land dispute

Villagers in Vietnam's capital on Monday were holding more than 30 people, most of them policemen, over a land dispute in a rare defiance of the communist government.

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dimanche 16 avril 2017

Vietnam may need $2.2 bln to keep railways safe

It will be 'extremely difficult' to reclaim the safety corridor for train tracks because people have been living alongside them for so long, an official said.

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Vietnam : Use of recording devices could be banned under proposed draft bill

Citizen journalists and bloggers are angered after Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security proposed a draft bill that bans the use of audio and video recording devices in the name of national security, as the authorities attempt to tame social media.

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jeudi 13 avril 2017

Vietnam plans higher requirements for professors

The draft regulations on standards and procedures for appointment and dismissal of professors shows the Ministry of Education & Training's (MOET) determination to upgrade the quality of professors and associate professors.

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