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  1. Hanoi hopeful over maritime row with Beijing

    Posted Apr 20th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode, Chief Asia correspondent Vietnam and China were 'fully capable' of solving lingering maritime disputes, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said yesterday. In a statement to the South China Morning Post on the eve of an official visit to Hong Kong today, Mr Dung said recent agreements with Beijing over the Sino-Vietnamese land border and the demarcation ...

  2. The price of prominence

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... prime minister, Nguyen Tan Dung was seen as unusually well qualified- at least in terms of his support base. He offered links to contrasting elements of Vietnam's Communist Party ... guard. Still just 58, Mr Dung (pronounced Zung) also offered the energy and charisma of relative youth. He may have been anointed beneath huge busts of Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin ...

  3. Vietnam shares port prize to contain China

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... military rise in the South China Sea. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung announced the move in closing the East Asia Summit at the weekend- an event dominated by China's territorial ... they need our services,' Dung said, ending months of rising speculation about the highly strategic harbour. He confirmed that Russian assistance would be used to rebuild port and repair ...

  4. Hanoi-Washington ties send a signal to Beijing

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... was a telling story about US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meeting Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. Asean together with the US, Dung said, would 'work to guarantee regional ...

  5. Courting friends

    Posted Jul 27th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of months of discreet threats against ExxonMobil, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung visited then US president George W. Bush in the White House. Intriguingly, he also became the first modern ... Minister Yang Jiechi meeting with Vietnam's party chief Nong Duc Manh. Beneath was a photo of Clinton meeting Premier Dung. Asean efforts, he said, 'together with the contribution from ...

  6. Diplomatic balancing act for oil exploration

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to the White House and across the US government. Significantly, he also directed local reporters to a recent statement between US President George W. Bush and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung ...

  7. Tussle for oil in the South China Sea

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in both Washington and Houston, where the company has its headquarters, during a visit to the US by Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in late June The trip was significant for other ... Dung suggested there was little room for compromise over oil, even if he avoided the bellicosity that has occasionally marked Hanoi's protests to Beijing, couching China in deliberately ...

  8. Vietnam buys submarines to counter China

    Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... reflected in the latest deal with Russia and growing ties with the US. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung confirmed the deal between his Defence Ministry and Russia's state-owned arms ... matched the scale of this one. Until now, Vietnam's only other submarines have been two used mini-subs obtained from North Korea in the late 1990s. While Dung visited Moscow, Vietnamese ...

  9. The Planner

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... paintings by Vietnamese artists such as Viet Dung, Nguyen Tu Nghiem, Nguyen Trung, Do Quang Em, Pham Luan, Dang Xuan Hoa and Mai Trung Thu. Today, 9am-8pm, The Rotunda, Exchange Square, 8 Connaught ...

  10. Oil giant is warned over Vietnam deal

    Posted Jul 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Asked about China's approaches to ExxonMobil, Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Dung said it needed to be 'clearly asserted' that Hanoi's dealings with foreign oil ... on the continental shelf of Vietnam, on the basis of complying with Vietnam's laws,' Mr Dung said. The Foreign Ministry in Beijing was contacted by the Sunday Morning Post but has yet to comment. ...




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