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mercredi 31 juillet 2019

My Lai: Ghosts in another Vietnam wall

Two walls have brought me to tears. They are on opposite sides of the world, 8,600 miles apart. Both are filled with names of people I never knew but who have helped shaped the person I have become.

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Vietnam anti-corruption activist gets 30 months in jail

A Vietnamese court has sentenced an anti-corruption activist to 30 months in jail for causing a public disorder.

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mardi 30 juillet 2019

Defense policy exchange spotlights Vietnam-Laos military cooperation

A recent interaction spotlighted ongoing efforts by the two sides to make advances in their security collaboration.

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Vietnam detains nearly 400 Chinese in online gambling bust

Gambling ring accused of running an online operation worth $435m in a tightly guarded urban area outside Hanoi.

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Lighthizer warns Vietnam over trade deficit with U.S.

Vietnam must take steps to reduce its trade deficit with the United States and open its market to more U.S. goods and services, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said in comments released today.

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dimanche 28 juillet 2019

Vietnam seizes 125kg of rhino horn hidden in plaster

Fifty-five pieces of rhino horn were found encased in plaster at an airport in the Vietnamese capital, authorities said on Sunday (Jul 28), as the country tries to crack down on sophisticated wildlife smuggling routes.

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samedi 27 juillet 2019

Vietnam dreams of sleepless nightlife

The itinerary for a tourist visiting Hanoi typically includes some sightseeing for Instagram photos and trying out a bowl of pho or a banh mi, possibly with a cup of egg coffee.

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Vietnam rushes to adopt 5G

But Vietnam lacks the crucial industries and talent to maximize the technology’s potential.

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vendredi 26 juillet 2019

Time to rethink Vietnam’s drug policies

Vietnam faces renewed threats from drug dealers who seek take advantage of Vietnam’s location to transport drugs to surrounding countries. But government moves to re-criminalise drug use risks failing to address the root causes of the problem.

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jeudi 25 juillet 2019

Vietnam should forget about high speed railway until 2030

An expensive high-speed railway is a nice dream, but let’s get real and build better roads between provinces first.

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VN needs to extend further visa exemption policy for tourists

Việt Nam should extend visa exemption policies for foreign tourists to encourage more visitors to return.

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Vietnam could face power shortage

Vietnam could face an electricity shortage of 6.6 billion kWh in 2021 and 11.8 billion kWh in 2022. The shortage could increase to 15 billion kWh in 2023, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

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Russian jurist urges Vietnam to seek international support on South China Sea

With Chinese ships infringing on its waters, a Russian law expert says Vietnam should seek the international community's support to protect its rights.

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Central Vietnam hit hard by drought

Some 65,500 hectares of crops in Vietnam's central region will be affected by the ongoing drought, and nearly 138,800 households will have to deal with water shortage in their daily lives, daily newspaper Vietnam News reported on Thursday.

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mercredi 24 juillet 2019

What’s in the new China-Vietnam South China Sea tensions ?

The new tensions reinforce existing worries about Chinese conduct in the South China Sea.

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New social media app Gapo aims to rival Facebook in Vietnam, as state clamps down on tech giants

Gapo, a mobile app that lets users create personal profiles and share posts to a Facebook-style ‘news feed’, is eyeing 20 million users by 2021. The app has launched as the Communist government tightens its grip on the internet

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Concern for Australian citizen jailed without charge in Vietnam

Van Kham Chau, 70, has been held for six months on treason charges and denied a lawyer

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lundi 22 juillet 2019

Beach hustle: Thousands pack popular Vietnam shore

Thousands of daytrippers jostled for selfie space and elbowed their way to the sea at a popular north Vietnam beach over the weekend, with extra vigilant lifeguards watching worriedly over the summer surge.

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dimanche 21 juillet 2019

Will Vietnam’s Trong loosen his grip on absolute power ?

The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) is preparing for its 13th Congress scheduled to be held in early 2021. Surely it will elect someone else to take over from 75-year-old Nguyen Phu Trong as general secretary.

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Vietnam calls for Chinese vessels to leave Vanguard Bank in South China Sea

It comes amid stand-off at reef in disputed Spratly Islands that began when survey vessel entered area with coastguard ships to conduct seismic research Analysts say it’s unlikely the incident will escalate into a conflict or hurt relations

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vendredi 19 juillet 2019

Obesity is climbing faster in Vietnam than anywhere in Southeast Asia

Obesity is rising fast in Southeast Asia, putting strain on healthcare systems and government budgets, particularly in countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, according to research from Fitch Solutions Macro Research.

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Vietnam’s Phu Cat airport goes international in September

Vietnam’s Phu Cat airport will be ready for international flights come September after recently completing upgrades to the tarmac, domestic terminal and radar system.

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Is Huawei a security threat ? Vietnam isn’t taking any chances

As the world splits along U.S.-China fault lines, telecom companies in Vietnam appear to be quietly avoiding the Chinese tech giant in their 5G plans.

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Vietnam says preserved corpse of Ho Chi Minh in great condition

The embalmed corpse of Vietnam's founding leader, Ho Chi Minh, is in great condition, state media said on Friday (Jul 19), a month after the government recruited a team of Russian experts to help preserve the former revolutionary's body.

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jeudi 18 juillet 2019

Vietnam, France promotes cooperation between parliamentarian groups

The Vietnam-France and France-Vietnam Friendship Parliamentarians Groups held talks Hanoi on July 17 to discuss ways to foster cooperation between the two sides.

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mercredi 17 juillet 2019

China-Vietnam: Comrades in words, not in actions ?

While a visiting senior politician from Vietnam and her Chinese hosts talked in Beijing about the friendship and comradeship between the two communist neighbors, it was reported that their coast-guard vessels had been involved in a confrontation over a reef in the South China Sea.

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Vietnam 'safeguarding waters' in reported South China Sea standoff

Vietnam is exercising its "sovereign rights and jurisdiction in a peaceful and lawful manner", the government said on Tuesday (July 16) amid reports of a standoff between Vietnamese and Chinese naval forces in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

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lundi 15 juillet 2019

Time is running out for Facebook as TikTok takes over in Vietnam

A teenager on Hang Dau street in downtown Hanoi took out his phone and started to shoot a video of an old homeless woman who was sitting under the awning of a store with her small bundle of rugged blankets and bags.

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Vietnam seeks to sell stake in military commercial bank

Lender has more than 100 branches, $16 billion in assets and a market cap close to $2 billion

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Nike supplier pivots away from Vietnam after exiting China

The new normal of global trade is that there are few safe harbors.

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