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Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson

US provides fertile ground for ambition - at a price

A while back, when I was visiting my mother's ancestral village in Thai Binh province, North Vietnam, it occurred to me that, after a barrage of questions from distant relatives, not once did anyone ask that common question in America: 'So, what do you do?' Instead the qu

Saturday, 2 June, 2012, 12:00am

Questions over boat ramming by Vietnam

It may be fuelling online rage and diplomatic intrigue, but recently released YouTube footage showing a Vietnamese ship harassing a Chinese Marine Surveillance vessel in the South China Sea is raising more questions than answers.

13 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

China, Vietnam seal accord over maritime territory

China and Vietnam have agreed to seek a long-term resolution to a territorial dispute in the South China Sea that has stoked tensions between the two countries.

13 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

REGION grows up

Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Bali continue to be growing Southeast Asian markets for MICE business, according to Matt Masson, chief operating officer of Trails of IndoChina, a major destination management company operating in six places in the region.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

China, Vietnam 'vow peaceful end to sea row'

China and Vietnam pledged yesterday to resolve the territorial disputes over the South China Sea through peaceful negotiations, Beijing said following their first high-level talks since the long-standing maritime disagreement took a nosedive last month.

27 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Gates calls for swift action to avoid clashes caused by South China Sea tension

US Defence Secretary Dr Robert Gates yesterday warned of possible naval clashes in the South China Sea unless a fast regional solution could be found to ease rising tensions.

His comments to a security conference in Singapore came a day after a meeting with Defence Minister Liang Guanglie and amid fresh incidents at sea between China and both the Philippines and Vietnam.

5 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Marvin Farkas

RETURNING WITH A SAGA I was in the United States Navy in 1946 and we operated out of Hong Kong, Shanghai and Qingdao. I fell in love with Hong Kong then and vowed to come back and stay. I was in the deck crew of the USS Norris, which meant I had to sweep the deck and serve the crew their dinner.

23 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Advantage America

About the best thing that can be said about US President Barack Obama's push into Afghanistan after eight years of war is that he has played the strongest cards from a bad hand of options. Outright positives are hard to spot. Even the word 'victory' was conspicuous by its absence in Obama's appeal last week to his war-weary nation.

8 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Border stones can point way forward

On many levels, the Sino-Vietnamese border is no place for the faint-hearted.

A 1,350km arc that traverses jungle and mountains, it stretches from the Gulf of Tonkin to a high mountain pass in Yunnan where the borders of China, Laos and Vietnam intersect.

29 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Look who's talking

Given the history of hostility between Vietnam and its former enemies China and the US, they make strange bedfellows. Yet Hanoi is now the stage for an increasingly elaborate diplomatic tango. It's a sign of the strategic shifts under way in the region as smaller countries adjust to China's rise.

18 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

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