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vendredi 18 août 2017

Vietnam criticizes US religious freedom report

Vietnam on Thursday criticized the U.S. State Department's annual international religious freedom report, describing it as containing partial and false information about the country.

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Vietnam crude oil imports to hit record as refinery gets ready to start

Vietnam's crude oil imports will soar to record highs in August as the country ramps up fuel refining at a time when local crude output is dwindling.

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jeudi 17 août 2017

Saigon book street’s parking lots shut down by Doan Ngoc Hai campaign

Visitors to Saigon’s Book Street are having difficulty finding a legal parking space as both of the venue’s two parking lots have been shut down by Doan Ngoc Hai, leader of Saigon’s ‘sidewalk clearing’ campaign.

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Vietnam fires vice minister amid corruption crackdown

Vietnam fired a vice trade minister on Wednesday for wrongdoings at electricity firm Dien Quang Lamp, the government and state media said, amid a wider crackdown on corruption.

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mercredi 16 août 2017

Vietnam tells officials to avoid graft and live modestly

Vietnam's Communist Party has set out rules for top officials with an emphasis on fighting corruption, avoiding nepotism and living modestly, the government website said on Tuesday.

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Vietnam's finance ministry proposes raising VAT to 12%

Vietnam's finance ministry said it has proposed increasing value-added tax (VAT) to 12% in 2019, from 10% currently, as part of measures to reduce record public debt.

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mardi 15 août 2017

'Beg-packing': Tourists begging for money not welcome in Vietnam

Foreigners in Vietnam should refrain from street begging, also known as "beg- packing," a government official says.

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lundi 14 août 2017

Asean and China have moved on ... didn’t Vietnam get the memo?

As other rival claimants scale down their rhetoric, Hanoi finds itself standing alone against Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea

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Drilling ship leaves Vietnam oil block after China row

The drilling ship at the center of a row between Vietnam and China over oil prospecting in disputed waters in the South China Sea has arrived in waters off the Malaysian port of Labuan, shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon showed on Monday.

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jeudi 10 août 2017

Vietnam : Kidnapping undermines efforts to seek friends and influence

Foreign investors and world trade institutions have long wished one thing for Vietnam: reform of its inefficient and corrupt state-owned enterprise sector.

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mercredi 9 août 2017

Vietnam wins U.S. defense pledges as tension with China grows

Vietnam has won the promise of a visit from a U.S. aircraft carrier and deeper defense cooperation from the United States as strains show with China over the disputed South China Sea.

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lundi 7 août 2017

ASEAN block wavers in support of Vietnam over South China Sea

Vietnam wants the 10-member Association of South-East Asian Nations to stand stronger against China's aggressive expansionism in the South China Sea.

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Vietnam learns becoming a tiger economy comes with a cost

Asia’s newest tiger economy is about to find out the cost of being a member of the club.

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La déferlante des salariés étrangers à revenu moyen au Vietnam

Ces dernières années, le nombre de travailleurs étrangers au Vietnam a nettement augmenté. Hô Chi Minh-Ville est pour eux une destination attrayante, en raison de sa situation économique qui ne cesse de s’améliorer.

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dimanche 6 août 2017

Vietnam disappointed by Germany's accusation that it kidnapped a former official

Vietnam said Thursday that it regretted comments by the German Foreign Ministry accusing Vietnamese intelligence services of kidnapping a former Vietnamese oil executive who's wanted back home on embezzlement charges.

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Death toll from Vietnam floods rises to 23

Rescuers in Vietnam have recovered 16 more bodies over the past three days, bringing the death toll from floods in four northern provinces to 23.

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jeudi 3 août 2017

Vietnam silent after Germany accuses Hanoi of kidnapping

Vietnam's government and state media were silent on Thursday, a day after Germany accused Hanoi of kidnapping a former Vietnamese oil executive seeking asylum in Berlin in what Germany said was an "unprecedented" breach of its laws.

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Repsol says drilling suspended on Vietnam oil block disputed by China

Spain's Repsol said it had suspended oil drilling in a block off Vietnam, where the prospecting in South China Sea waters claimed by China had infuriated Beijing and brought Chinese pressure on Vietnam to stop.

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mardi 1 août 2017

Vietnam proposes firing vice minister amid corruption crackdown

Vietnam's ruling Communist party said on Monday that a former executive of electricity firm Dien Quang Lamp should be sacked from her current position as a vice-trade minister as it continues a crackdown on corruption.

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lundi 31 juillet 2017

Vietnam: polémique autour du projet d'interdiction des motos à Hanoi

A Hanoi, les autorités ont approuvé un plan pour interdire l’usage de la moto dans les rues de la ville d’ici 2030.

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dimanche 30 juillet 2017

Notre Dame restoration

The iconic Notre Dame Cathedral located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City will be closed to visitors for three years.

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Walking street rules in pipeline

Hanoi People’s Committee will issue regulations for the walking area around Hoan Kiem Lake in August.

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Playboy, bon vivant and the last emperor of Vietnam, Bao Dai chafed at his role as France’s puppet

While Bao Dai, who died 20 years ago this week, enjoyed the high life in Hong Kong and elsewhere, he did try to play his part during Vietnam’s most violent and troubled years amid the two Indochina wars

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Vietnam’s tale of two metros, one built by the Japanese and the other by the Chinese

Delays and cost overruns are to be expected as the nation tries to recreate the transportion systems of its two largest cities, but accidents and mistakes on the Chinese-led project are feeding into some longstanding prejudices

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Vietnam arrests more dissidents

Vietnam has cracked down further on dissent, arresting four rights activists on charges of trying to overthrow the government.

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vendredi 28 juillet 2017

What will new russian tanks mean for Vietnam’s military ?

A deeper dive into a much-anticipated acquisition.

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Vietnam plans to sell 34.7 pct stake in major power firm

Vietnam plans to sell a 34.7 percent stake in power producer Vinacomin Power Holding Corp , worth about 3.3 trillion dong ($145.4 million), the government said on its website on Thursday.

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Chinese tourists to Vietnam up 51 pct in 7 months

Vietnam is estimated to welcome over 2.2 million Chinese visitors in the first seven months of this year, up 51 percent against the same period last year, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said on Friday.

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mercredi 26 juillet 2017

US ambassador calls for release of jailed Vietnam activist

The US ambassador in Vietnam called on the Communist government Wednesday to release an activist who was sentenced to nine years in prison on what the envoy says are vague charges of propaganda against the state.

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mardi 25 juillet 2017

Vietnam police arrest dissident for attempt 'to overthrow government'

Police in Vietnam have arrested a prominent dissident they have accused of conducting activities aimed at overthrowing the government, in what appeared to be latest effort by the Communist-ruled country to crack down on critics.

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