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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Vietnam must tame self-serving elites

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by JONATHAN LONDON

    ... Jonathan London says self-serving elites are corroding the economy Vietnam must be rid of its rotten core to restart growth The arrest of Nguyen Duc Kien, one of Vietnam's wealthiest ... struggle over the country's economy. Vietnam, which has been widely assumed to have a bright developmental outlook, is now in the doldrums. And there is profound uncertainty as to whether ...

  2. New warships, new friendships

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode, chief Asia correspondent greg.torode@scmp.com While visits by the warships of the US, Russia and India to Vietnam's strategic ports typically raise eyebrows across ... of the most intriguing evolving relationships on China's doorstep. The relationship between a rapidly reforming Myanmar and Vietnam will further deepen today when President Thein Sein arrives ...

  3. Vietnam at War

    Posted Jun 14th 2009, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson Vietnam at War by Mark Philip Bradley Oxford University Press, HK$240 Thundering helicopters, that agent of autumn aptly called orange, GIs in a jungle enemy's sights- those are the kind of images that typically spring to mind at the mention of the Vietnam war. But the Southeast Asian nation tucked in among China, Laos and Cambodia has experienced far more ...

  4. From the fall of Saigon to the rise of Vietnam

    Posted May 01st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The 30th anniversary of the fall of Saigon yesterday evoked painful memories of a war that claimed more than 3 million lives. But the celebrations in Vietnam were less concerned with recalling the past than on looking to the nation's future. The message from the government was one of reconciliation. The approach is in keeping with the progress made by Vietnam since the war- ...

  5. Vietnam seeks legal settlement to South China Sea claims

    Posted Jun 01st 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Chief Asia Correspondent in Singapore Vietnam's defence chief yesterday revealed that talks were under way to create a legally binding code to ease tensions in the South ... Russian media last month outlined an impending US$1.8 billion deal between Hanoi and Moscow to purchase six Kilo-class submarines- one of the stealthiest craft available. Vietnam is also ...

  6. Vietnam woes 'not likely' to trigger crisis

    Posted Jun 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan The current volatility in Vietnam's financial markets and its inflation woes are not likely to trigger another Asian financial crisis, according to senior executives ... lead to a regional financial crisis similar to the one in 1997. Inflation in Vietnam jumped to 25 per cent in April. Ms Leung said most Asian economies were in better shape financially ...

  7. Like Vietnam, Iraq will survive US war

    Posted Feb 26th 2008, 12:00am by Gwynne Dyer

    ... unaffected.' But, then, history often works like that. The equivalent headline in 1975 would have read: 'US defeated in Vietnam; no wider consequences.' Gwynne Dyer is a London-based ...

  8. Can Vietnam compete?

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Michael Richardson

    ... Michael Richardson Although overshadowed by the economic boom of its giant neighbour China, Vietnam has become a veritable Asian Tiger. It has grown by an average 7.4 per cent a year in the past decade and is likely to record similar growth this year. Vietnam attracted foreign direct investment worth more than 8 per cent of its GDP last year, even more, proportionally, than China. ...

  9. News - Asia - GAMBLING

    Asian casinos solve conservative beliefs by allowing foreigners only

    Posted Jan 28th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and communist Vietnam. Anyone, that is, except South Koreans, Nepalese or Vietnamese. For conservative Asian countries, the financial pros and social cons of casino gambling pose something of a dilemma ... and Vietnam operate 100 per cent foreigner-only casino policies, although in the case of Nepal it's a regulation often observed in the breach. Vietnam's first casino opened in 1992 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hanoi draws on wartime rival's stance to bolster South China Sea claim

    Posted Oct 09th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... propaganda battle over the disputed South China Sea could yet produce an intriguing victor- the former regime of South Vietnam that it defeated in 1975 after years of war. The stance- both rhetorical ... Vietnam's claimed sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly archipelagoes. One, from Dr Tran Truong Thuy, of the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam, notes the exercise of sovereignty by Saigon ...




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