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  1. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    In Vietnam, US adopts friendly approach to web pirates

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Ho Chi Minh City

    ... Associated Press in Ho Chi Minh City With diplomacy options limited in Vietnam, the embassy has adopted a softer approach to fight U.S. woos, not sues, web pirates It's a wildly ... the world. The free-to-download bonanza has pushed Vietnam's Zing.vn into the ranks of the globe's top 550 websites. But a few clicks inside the site reveal a surprising presence: the US ...

  2. Panetta crosses symbolic threshold in Vietnam visit

    Posted Jun 04th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Greg Torode in Singapore greg.torode@scmp.com As US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta yesterday crossed the symbolic threshold of visiting Vietnam's strategic Cam Ranh Bay, attention was already shifting to just how deep their historic military ties may become. While, officially at least, Panetta's first visit to Vietnam is to boost relatively low-level co-operation ...

  3. Visit aims to smooth ties with Vietnam

    Posted Dec 21st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Vice-President Xi Jinping began a three-day visit to Vietnam yesterday, widely seen as an attempt to exert more influence in Southeast Asia amid territorial disputes and US efforts ... Communist Party head Nguyen Phu Trong and Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang. In Hanoi, Xi said China and Vietnam had long been friends and had steadily developed ties in recent years, according ...

  4. U.S. tipped to push talks on Cam Ranh

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... To understand the drivers - and the limitations - of the evolving and historic Vietnam-US military relationship, the strategic port of Cam Ranh Bay is a good place to start. ... closely, fearing any US-Vietnam move that smacks of containment of a rising China. And future US access to Cam Ranh feeds directly into such fears. For the third year in a row the resupply ship, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. US navy returns to Cam Ranh Bay

    Posted Aug 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for a good port', the US navy has finally returned to Vietnam's Cam Ranh Bay. In a little-noticed move expected to resonate in Beijing, supply ship USNS Richard E. Byrd anchored in Cam Ranh's deep natural harbour on Thursday last week for seven days of maintenance. The US navy built Cam Ranh Bay into a vast air and sea base during its long war with Vietnam, only ...

  7. Piecing together the Pacific pivot

    Posted Jul 15th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... of 2,500 marines to northern Australia- lesser noticed moves show the shift is well under way. And it is already expanding in scope and reach. Recent moves in the Philippines, Vietnam, Guam, ... friendship between Vietnam and the US- formerly bitter enemies- is far more recent. Both sides are feeling their way, with the Vietnamese eager to court the US to counter its giant northern neighbour ...

  8. Asia to be base for 60pc of U.S. fleet

    Posted Jun 03rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... also told the Sunday Morning Post that Panetta would today visit Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam, a move that will be closely watched by Beijing. Speaking to the informal Shangri-La Dialogue ... Confirming his visit to Cam Ranh Bay- the first by a US official to the port since the end of the Vietnam war in 1975- officials also said the Pentagon chief would board the USNS Richard E Byrd, ...

  9. Period of optimism faces sobering dawn

    Posted Apr 15th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Will soaring prices rain on Hanoi's growth parade? Chief Asia correspondent Greg Torode in Hanoi examines Vietnam's new inflation challenge For years, they have flooded ... for 'peasant', yet they stand as a success story for Vietnam's Communist Party leadership. Just 10 years ago Vietnam was considered one of the world's poorest nations after decades of war-era ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 9, 2013

    Posted May 09th 2013, 12:00am

    ... lacks legitimacy", April 25). In modern history, American military action has been a defence against aggressors, not an "immoral … killing campaign". North Vietnam invaded South Vietnam; surrounding Arab nations waged war on Israel; Palestinians indiscriminately fire rockets into Israel; Muslim fundamentalists slit the throats of pilots and stewardesses with box cutters ...




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