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  1. News - China - APEC SUMMIT

    China and Vietnam agree to handle maritime issues through dialogue

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 02:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Beijing China and Vietnam have agreed to handle maritime disputes through dialogue, Chinese state media reported on Monday, months after ties between the two countries hit ... with China", according to Xinhua. Sang said Vietnam was ready to step up high-level contacts and non-government swaps to strengthen its links with China. The two countries agreed to "address ...

  2. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam sentences 4 to death for drugs

    Posted Jul 11th 2013, 04:16pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... were convicted on Wednesday in northern Vietnam for dealing in 50 kilograms of heroin. Vietnam has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. Trafficking or trading 600 grams of heroin ...

  3. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam detains third blogger in weeks

    Posted Jun 16th 2013, 08:21pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... to infringe on the interests of the State”, the official Vietnam News Agency (VNA) said. The charge- routinely laid against dissidents in authoritarian Vietnam where the ruling Communist Party forbids ... distorting the truth and badly influencing the prestige of state organisations”, the report added. Uy was known in Vietnam’s underground activist circles for his strong opposition to perceived ...

  4. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam arrests well-known blogger Truong Duy Nhat for criticism

    Posted May 27th 2013, 10:57am by AFP

    ... in the latest crackdown on dissent in the authoritarian country. Truong Duy Nhat, 49, was arrested on Sunday at his home in coastal Danang city and escorted to Vietnam’s capital Hanoi for questioning, ... the report said. Nhat, who had worked for Vietnam’s official press but quit in 2011, writes the popular blog “A Different Viewpoint”. His posts offer alternative commentary on Vietnam’s news from ...

  5. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam leader takes a hit in first-ever confidence vote

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 03:10pm by Reuters in Hanoi

    ... passing votes of “low confidence” in a rare show of public scrutiny of Vietnam’s leaders. The confidence vote follows a call from the president last year for greater accountability amid simmering ... and consumer spending, alarming foreign investors and causing more than 100,000 businesses to close. Tuesday’s confidence vote comes at a turbulent time for Vietnam’s only party, which was rattled ...

  6. Business - Companies - MANUFACTURING

    Trade deal hopes put Vietnam on radar

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... put Vietnam on radar After years of sharp inflation, bad bank loans and slowing growth, Vietnam is back on the radar of investors as Chinese manufacturers race to expand in the country in the expectation of securing duty-free privileges on their apparel exports to the United States. If Vietnam can close a deal with the US and nine other countries participating in the next round of talks ...

  7. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam arrests Dinh Nhat Uy, third blogger in less than a month

    Posted Jun 17th 2013, 11:10am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Hanoi Vietnamese police have arrested a blogger accused of posting “erroneous and slanderous” information about the communist government, state media reported on Monday. The blogger is the third locked up in less than a month in an int ...

  8. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    Vietnam jails official over ‘hero’ farmer eviction

    Posted Apr 10th 2013, 05:16pm by Agence France-Presse in Hanoi

    ... of between 15 and 24 months, despite Vuon’s plea for the court to give them tougher sentences. Land is a divisive issue in communist Vietnam, where it is wholly owned by the state and rights of use ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - SOCCER

    Hong Kong skipper Chan Wai-ho scores the winner against Vietnam

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Chan Kin-wa kinwa.chan@scmp.com Full-house as Chan topples Vietnam A capacity crowd at Mong Kok Stadium witnessed Hong Kong's improbable 1-0 victory over Vietnam in the 2015 Asian Cup ... the second half, but Chan saved the night at the Mong Kok ground, which saw its first full-house since its renovation in 2011. Vietnam coach Hoang Van Phuc said: "We played better in the first ...

  10. News - Asia - VIETNAM

    US says Vietnam backsliding on human rights

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 01:15pm by Associated Press in Washington

    ... Associated Press in Washington The Obama administration expressed concern on Thursday about Vietnam’s “backsliding” on human rights and asserted that advancing individual freedoms is key ... a congressional panel that Vietnam’s authoritarian government is rightly proud of expanding Internet use, but it has diminished the value by curbing free exchange of ideas. Baer described those national ...




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