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  1. Trade replaces bullets on a former battlefield

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... us they were going to stay here for a while,' recalls Ms Chau, 54. On February 17, 1979, 120,000 PLA soldiers from Guangxi and Yunnan province pushed 30km into Vietnam along the 1,350km ... abuses of ethnic Chinese in Vietnam. 'The fighting was mostly in the hills. It didn't affect us,' said Ms Chau, who stayed in the occupied village of Dong Dang while others fled ...

  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    John Kerry urges openness as he visits Vietnam to cement reconciliation

    Posted Dec 15th 2013, 05:36am by AP

    ... was part of then-president Bill Clinton's trip there, the first by an American president since the end of the war in 1975. Between 1991 and 2000, Kerry travelled 13 times to Vietnam to try ... Associated Press in Ho Chi Minh City US secretary of state offers security assurances and backs economic reform in Ho Chi Minh City Kerry promotes openness on visit to Vietnam Forty-four ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - ASIAN GAMES

    Vietnam quits as host of 2019 Asian Games

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:36am

    ... Reuters in Hanoi Olympic Council of Asia waiting for formal communication before deciding new host city Vietnam has quit as host of the 2019 Asian Games, citing a lack of preparedness and concerns that holding the multi-sport event would not prove financially viable. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Vietnam was suffering from the effects of global recession and the state ...

  4. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 09:48am by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Hanoi cites lacks of funds and fear of damaging the country's image as its reasons for withdrawing from hosting 2019 Games Vietnam has withdrawn as the host ... Hoang Vinh Giang, deputy chairman of Vietnam Olympic Committee, was disappointed by the withdrawal. “It’s very regretted that Vietnam withdraws from hosting the games,” Giang told reporters ...

  5. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    US doctor returns bones of arm he amputated from Viet Cong fighter

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... in the town of An Khe in Vietnam's highlands province of Gia Lai. My arm bones are evidence of my contribution to the war. I will keep them in my house NGUYEN QUANG HUNG "I was the custodian ... Associated Press in Hanoi Piece of luck allows ex-US army medic to give macabre memento back to one-time Vietcong Doctor returns arm bones he amputated in war A US doctor yesterday ...

  6. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam releases two dissidents from jail amid trade talks with US

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:01pm by AFP

    ... Vietnam has released two more high-profile dissidents as it negotiates a free-trade deal with Washington that may not be approved unless Hanoi improves its human rights record. Vi Duc Hoi ... advocacy for multiparty democracy in Vietnam, which is ruled by an authoritarian government that does not allow freedom of expression or political assembly. "It was due to international ...

  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Dissent rises in Vietnam over one-party monopoly on power

    Posted Nov 29th 2013, 10:30pm by Reuters

    ... politics The Vietnam of today wasn't what Le Hieu Dang had hoped for when he joined the Communist Party 40 years ago to liberate and rebuild a country reeling from decades of war and French ... rise to a culture of graft and vested interests. Vietnam has entered a new phase. … This is a period of uncertainty PROFESSOR JONATHAN LONDON "I fought in the war for a better society, ...

  8. Property - International - VIETNAM

    Waning confidence holds back housing recovery in Vietnam

    Posted Apr 09th 2014, 04:28am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg in Hanoi Rebound may be delayed until next year amid growing concerns over interest rate increase Waning confidence holds back housing recovery The rebound in Vietnam's property market from a three-year slump may be delayed until next year as families struggle to access affordable loans and confidence lags, according to CBRE. Only 1,500 condominiums were sold ...

  9. Paws for thought

    Posted Aug 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Goodboy Xin chao, Posties! That's hello for those of you who don't speak Vietnamese, which I am now fluent in after spending six days in Vietnam with the web editor, Leon. ... 'visited' list. I think I'm up to 15 countries now. Let me check my passport; Greece, Italy, South Africa, England, France, Spain, the North Pole, Sri Lanka, Thailand (twice), Vietnam ...

  10. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Vietnam’s military mastermind Vo Nguyen Giap dies in Hanoi

    Posted Oct 04th 2013, 09:40pm by AP

    ... withdrawal and the Geneva accords that partitioned Vietnam into north and south in 1956. It paved the way for war against Saigon and its US sponsors less than a decade later. The general drew on his ... France, U.S. Vo Nguyen Giap 1911-2013 Vo Nguyen Giap, the brilliant and ruthless self-taught general who drove the French out of Vietnam to free it from colonial rule and later forced ...




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