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Protest in Vietnam marks anniversary of clash with China at Spratly Islands

China and Vietnam have been locked in long-standing territorial disputes over the Spratlys, also known as the Nansha Islands, and often trade diplomatic barbs over oil exploration and fishing rights in the contested waters.

Friday, 15 March, 2013, 2:54am

Critics target Vietnamese government in rare debate

Vietnam’s government has made it clear it will not tolerate criticism of one-party rule even as it asks the public for suggestions over revisions to the country’s constitution.

28 Feb 2013 - 6:31pm 1 comment

Vietnam marks 40 years since Paris Peace Accords

Communist party leaders gathered in Hanoi on Friday to mark the 40th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords, the culmination of painstaking talks that ended America’s direct military involvement in Vietnam.

25 Jan 2013 - 4:42pm

Joint-city bids ruled out by OCA as Hanoi wins Asian Games for 2019

A joint-city bid for the 2023 Asian Games was ruled out by the head of the Olympic Council of Asia yesterday after Hanoi was declared the winner of the 2019 edition, defeating Indonesia's Surabaya in a tight race.

There were suggestions from certain sections of the OCA previously that a joint bid by Hong Kong, Macau and Shenzhen for the 2023 Games might be attractive and cost-saving.

9 Nov 2012 - 2:58am

Hanoi expected to be voted host of 2019 Asian Games

Hanoi has emerged as favourite to win today's Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) vote to host the 2019 Asian Games, the second-largest multi-sports games next to the Olympics, which Hong Kong thumbed its nose at and turned down the opportunity to contest.

8 Nov 2012 - 5:24am

Vietnamese student held, accused of spreading anti-state propaganda

A 20-year-old Vietnamese student, missing for two weeks since a police raid on her home, is being held for allegedly spreading propaganda against the one-party communist state, reports said on Thursday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Vietnam art reflects country in transition

Vietnam Now

The Rotunda, Exchange Square, Central

19 Aug 2012 - 6:22pm

Old street, new chic

In the shadows of every gleaming new office high-rise, there's a haphazard maze of narrow streets lined with quirky houses where balconies drip with bougainvillea. Life in Hanoi is still lived on these streets. Read a novel on the banks of Hoan Kiem Lake, get a pedicure or a haircut, sip a beer cooled with ice cubes and, of course, scoff down a steaming bowl of pho bo.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am