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dimanche 24 mars 2019

Record number of foreign residents due to Vietnam arrivals

A sharp increase in students and technical interns from Vietnam helped push the number of foreign residents in Japan to a record high, the Justice Ministry said March 22.

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Vietnam orders monks to stop profiting from karma rituals

Vietnamese authorities have ordered monks at a popular Buddhist pagoda to stop “soul summoning” and “bad karma eviction” ceremonies after an investigation found the rituals were a scam.

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Kronn Ventures AG to establish Vietnam's first authorized cryptocurrency exchange and lead cryptocurrency production

Linh Thanh Group, the largest distribution company in Vietnam and KRONN Ventures AG, a blockchain company from Zug, Switzerland, signed a memorandum of understanding(MOU) for the production of cryptocurrency and the establishment of cryptocurrency exchange in Vietnam. They have obtained the license for the establishment of a cryptocurrency exchange.

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vendredi 22 mars 2019

Vietnamese blogger Truong Duy Nhat, who disappeared in Thailand, imprisoned in Vietnam

Vietnamese authorities must immediately and unconditionally release detained blogger Truong Duy Nhat and allow him to travel freely outside of the country, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

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Vietnam denounces Taiwan’s live-fire drill in South China Sea

Vietnam has denounced Taiwan's live-fire drill plan near Itu Aba Island in the Spratly (Truong Sa) Archipelago as a serious violation of its sovereignty.

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Vietnam protests to China over South China Sea boat sinking

Vietnam has lodged an official protest with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat which was being chased by a Chinese maritime surveillance vessel in the disputed South China Sea, Vietnam said late on Thursday.

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Vietnam's last public letter writer, 'a witness of Saigon'

Tourists flock to Saigon Central Post Office to meet Duong Van Ngo, who spent decades translating people's sentiments.

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jeudi 21 mars 2019

Vietnam is the 94th happiest country in the world

Vietnam ranks 94 out of 156 countries in terms of happiness, compared to the 95th last year, said a report released Wednesday.

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Debt and inefficiencies come with Chinese infrastructural investments in Vietnam

Hanoi's priorities include a North-South Highway with a 118 trillion đồng (US$ 5.3 billion) price tag, with less than half from China.

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Vietnam is the region’s fintech hub

Vietnam’s strong economic growth in recent years has led to the flourishing of the nation’s digital economy.

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In Vietnam, capitalism creeps up on communism

There's a reason President Donald Trump agreed on this former enemy of the United States for the location of his summit last month with North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un.

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mercredi 20 mars 2019

Vietnam dissident jailed for 'reactionary' Facebook posts

A Vietnamese activist was sentenced on Wednesday to two years in prison for "abusing democratic freedoms" in the conservative communist state that has seen an uptick in dissident detentions under a hardline leadership.

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Outrage in Vietnam over $8 fine for elevator sexual assault

Vietnamese citizens were outraged after a man was fined $8 for forcibly kissing a woman in an elevator, a rare public outburst in a country where sexual assault is scarcely spoken about openly.

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Vietnam hikes retail electricity prices by 8.36 pct

Vietnam has raised its retail electricity prices by 8.36 percent to an average of 1,864.4 dong ($0.0804) per kilowatt hour, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said on Wednesday.

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lundi 18 mars 2019

Tourists in Con Dao island to pay fee for preservation activities

Special fees for preservation activities can be collected from visitors to Con Dao Island in the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau, said Director of the provincial Department of Tourism Trinh Hang yesterday.

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dimanche 17 mars 2019

Vietnam revs up for Formula 1 debut

Vietnam will be the latest Asian nation to host a Grand Prix auto race, though history shows success is not assured in the region

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Under Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law, U.S. tech giants face stricter censorship

When Vietnam’s government took offense at a game on Google’s app store in which a player could battle characters named after the country’s political figures, the tech behemoth caved.

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vendredi 15 mars 2019

Vietnam: 6 activists headed to prison

Six Vietnamese activists and bloggers are facing long prison sentences for their peaceful opposition, Human Rights Watch said today.

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jeudi 14 mars 2019

Could Vietnam have avoided the 1979 war with China ?

Vietnam’s missed opportunity to normalize relations with the US paved the way for China’s 1979 invasion.

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Vietnam asks Malaysia to free woman accused in Kim Jong Nam death

Foreign minister asks Malaysia to release Vietnamese citizen Doan Thi Huong ahead of Thursday's court hearing.

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mercredi 13 mars 2019

Vietnam's elephant festival draws cheers and critics

Mahout Y Hoi Bya sits atop his elephant, whacking him with a large stick to urge him toward the finish line at the Buon Don race in Vietnam's central highlands.

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Vietnam’s communist party ousts historian who criticized its China policy

A prominent Vietnamese historian who criticized his government for not doing more to challenge Beijing’s territorial claims in the South China Sea has been ousted from Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party over comments he made on Facebook.

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lundi 11 mars 2019

European Parliament to vote on timber legality agreement with Vietnam

The European Parliament begins debate March 11 on a resolution to consent to the recently signed Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) with Vietnam on the trade of timber and timber products from the Southeast Asian country.

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55 days and counting: Wife of Australian man detained in Vietnam appeals for help

The wife of Van Kham Chau is calling on the Australian government to step up its pressure on Vietnam after her husband was detained on charges to overthrow the communist regime nearly eight weeks ago.

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dimanche 10 mars 2019

Vietnam courts North Korean officials for pole position on trade

Pyongyang delegation toured factories and smart farms during Trump-Kim summit

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vendredi 8 mars 2019

South China Sea tensions at new high after Vietnamese boat rammed and sunk

China has dramatically escalated tensions in one of the most hotly disputed places on the planet, reportedly sinking a vessel.

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Seeking low-end profits in Vietnam cannot last long

Investors need long-term strategic vision, instead of seeking low-end profits in Vietnam

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jeudi 7 mars 2019

Vietnam jails 15 over anti-China protests

Vietnam on Thursday (Mar 7) jailed 15 people for "causing public disorder" after violent demonstrations last year over a proposed investment project that protesters said catered to Chinese firms.

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Protecting "Made in Vietnam" brand

According to the European Union (EU) statistics, the export of electric bicycles from Vietnam to the EU has been increasing sharply with nearly 139,000 units in 11 months of 2018, worth EUR66.9 million, an increase of 47.4% in terms of numbers and 22.6% in terms of export value over the same period in 2017.

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Vietnam borrows $188 million to boost connectivity in the north

The Asian Development Bank will lend Vietnam $188 million to upgrade roads towards improving connectivity in northwestern provinces.

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