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In 2005 Le Van Manh was charged with the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl, but the International Commission of Jurists said police obtained a confession through torture that was relied upon to convict him.
Fishing boats joined a coastguard vessel in a recent confrontation with the Philippines near Second Thomas Shoal, the latest example of grey zone tactics.
Experts warn Beijing’s tactic of using its Southeast Asian neighbour as a re-export centre may receive further scrutiny.
EDPR is expanding in the Asia-Pacific region as it shifts focus from distributed solar installations in Europe to large projects that need land space.
While too early to know the impact of tariff changes introduced in August, trade lawyer warns Chinese companies to expect more trade-related costs in Mexico.
Japan’s Crown Prince Fumihito and his wife Princess Kiko arrived in Hanoi on Wednesday for a six-day trip, their first official visit since 1999.
Moving production could save China’s exporters money and help avoid US sanctions, but some warn of increasingly strict rules of origin among Western importers.
With the first Michelin Guide to Vietnam highlighting its burgeoning fine-dining scene, chefs leading the change in Ho Chi Minh City’s dining scene talk about what such global recognition means.
In 2000, not a single woman from the Asia-Pacific countries served in UN peacekeeping forces. That has changed dramatically, with women from across the region pursuing careers thousands of kilometres from home and family.
Vietnam has arrested the owner of the building in Hanoi where a fire killed 56 people including at least four children.
Authorities were investigating the cause of the fire, which started around midnight in the parking area of the building that had no escape route.
Biden hailed the deals done on his recent Hanoi trip as ‘critical’ to creating a ‘more resilient’ semiconductor supply chain, but Vietnam imports the bulk of its components from China – and suffers a chronic shortage of tech talent.
Quan tells city audience at philanthropy forum he first arrived in city as a Vietnamese refugee in 1978.
Vietnam exported over 95 per cent of its US$876 million of durian to China in the first half of 2023, helped by lower taxes and streamlined customs under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free-trade deal.
US President Joe Biden and Vietnam’s Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong said in a joint statement on Monday that competing claims on the strategic waterway must be settled under international norms.
Intel, GlobalFoundries, Google and Boeing and are all expected to meet in Hanoi, sources told Reuters.
The US president’s trip is to focus on upgrading links between the two countries as Washington seeks to hedge against China-related risks.
The US and Vietnam are expected to upgrade their partnership but there are limits to their ties, according to analysts.
Beijing released the ‘standard map’ last week, ahead of two key gatherings.
With Asean centrality at stake, observers say it will be a ‘huge miss’ if the bloc does not even issue a statement to uphold international law.
Beijing’s long-held assertions of jurisdiction also rejected as inconsistent with 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.
‘I was very clear with China … patience is wearing thin among American business. They need and deserve a predictable environment and a level playing field,’ the US commerce secretary said on Sunday.
Book-ended by banh mi baguette sandwiches, a trip on the Reunification Express from Hanoi via Ninh Binh and Hue to Ho Chi Minh City passes through a millennium of Vietnamese history.