Vietnamese authorities discovered almost 6.4kg of gold bars stashed in the cockpit of a Vietnam Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Hanoi last week - and no one would admit owning them.Sunday, 15 February, 2009, 12:00am
Expectations rise for reform as old guard steps aside
The election yesterday of former deputy premier Nguyen Tan Dung as prime minister, ushered in a younger and more cosmopolitan political leadership in Vietnam.28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am
The sight of a young Hanoi student three metres up a tree, straining for a glimpse of Microsoft founder Bill Gates during his weekend visit, is one of the more telling images surrounding the Communist Party congress now under way.24 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
It is known as the art of 'Kremlinology', Hanoi-style.
Once every five years, the businesspeople, diplomats and scholars watching Vietnam's leadership start to plot the possible changes ahead of the Communist Party's congress. The game of who's up and who's down involves rounds of gossip and intrigue - and not always a great deal of fact.11 Mar 2006 - 12:00am
The gallery, which has championed the finest in Vietnamese art over the years, opens a special group exhibition tomorrow, featuring the likes of Buu Chi (top), Do Quang Em (above), Pham Luan, Le Thanh Son, Nguyen Thanh Binh, Viet Dung and Phan Cam Thuong. Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central. Inquiries: 2869 6863. Until June 2711 Jun 2003 - 12:00am
The National Assembly was expected yesterday to formally approve a new cabinet, further cementing the agenda of the Communist Party's top leaders.
No substantial changes are expected, reflecting a view among some observers that this is a routine reshuffle and that the government has achieved a level of stability.7 Aug 2002 - 12:00am
Keeping Cool VIII: Galerie La Vong's traditional summertime exhibition features works that reflect the pleasures of the season. On show are paintings by Nguyen Trung, Tran Luu Hau, Nguyen Thanh Binh, Dao Thanh Dzuy, Pham Luan and Dang Thi Duong. Pictured is On The Beach by Dang Thi Duong. 10.30am-6.30pm Monday-Saturday. Galerie La Vong, 13/F One Lan Kwai Fong. Tel: 2869 6863.24 Aug 2000 - 12:00am
Vietnam Airlines is seeking approval to expand its fleet to enable it to open at least three new routes, according to company general director Dao Manh Nhuong.7 Jan 2000 - 12:00am
Nguyen Tan Dung has a problem on his hands. As the recently appointed governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, the central bank, he has inherited an institution that has followed a finger-in-the-dyke strategy with financial policy.
As soon as it has issued a regulation to plug one leak, the system immediately springs another.18 Jun 1998 - 12:00am
Although the real direction of the Vietnamese Government will not be seen until we know who will hold the key post of Communist Party General Secretary, Prime Minister Phan Van Khai's new Cabinet takes the country a step nearer to a free market economy. Do Muoi, Vietnam's top leader, is 80 and has repeatedly called for young blood to revitalise the country.30 Sep 1997 - 12:00am