Vietnam calls for end of violence in Myanmar
The Vietnamese Ambassador to the U.N. called all parties to exercise restraint, stop violence and dialogue to reach a peaceful solution to the Myanmar issue.
Vietnam arrests Facebook user for attempt to ‘overthrow the state’
Police in Vietnam on Friday arrested a Facebook user who authorities accuse of “attempting to overthrow the state” by sharing content that defamed leaders of the ruling Communist Party, its security ministry said.
Taking the bus can make you miserable
I often take the public bus, but many times, it has been a painful, intimidating experience.
Vietnam Airlines flight attendants investigated for allegedly smuggling drugs from France
Four female flight attendants of national carrier Vietnam Airlines have been detained as suspects for allegedly carrying 10 kilograms of drugs from Paris to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).
Vietnam to expand list of eligible countries for visa exemption
Vietnam will waive visas for more countries and extend the length of stay for foreign tourists to speed up the recovery of tourism, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said Wednesday.
Diplomat latest to be caught up in Covid repatriation flights scandal
A former official at the Vietnamese embassy in Malaysia is the latest to be investigated for involvement in the bribery scandal surrounding repatriation of people during the Covid outbreak.
Chinese suppliers race to Vietnam as COVID let-up opens escape route from Sino-U.S. trade war
Vietnam has enjoyed a wave of investment from China since its neighbour abruptly canned its strict virus-containment strategy and unleashed pent-up interest from companies – and their suppliers – fleeing the impact of Sino-U.S. trade friction.
Mythbusting Vietnam’s recent leadership change
Four major assumptions commonly made by analysts need to be challenged.
Why Vietnam doesn’t want to claim Ke Huy Quan
In his emotional acceptance speech after winning the best supporting actor award at the Oscars, Ke Huy Quan spoke of his journey as a young boy on a boat from Vietnam, via a refugee camp in Hong Kong, to California.
Vietnam’s energy transition deal is a ‘black box’, partner warns
A Vietnam government partner suggested that even Hanoi is unaware of the details of the energy transition package.
Vietnamese-born Ke Huy Quan wins supporting actor at Oscars for ‘Everything Everywhere’
Ke Huy Quan, a one-time child star who gave up acting for two decades, was named best supporting actor at the Academy Awards on Sunday for his role as a metaverse-hopping husband in offbeat adventure “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
Vietnam to welcome 100 millionth citizen in April
Vietnam is likely to welcome the 100 millionth citizen in April, according to the Population and Labor Statistics Department under the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Hanoi sets new operation deadline for metro line
The elevated section of the Nhon-Hanoi Station metro line should start running in August, Hanoi has recently announced after the city missed the previous deadline.
HCMC removes hindrances to work permit issuance for foreigners
Ho Chi Minh City has cut short the procedures for issuing work permits for foreigners and digitalized the application process to make it easy for enterprises to get work permits for their foreign staff.
Backlash against K-pop star Hanni shows Vietnam still struggles with the legacy of the war
The Vietnamese-Australian singer Hanni of the K-pop group NewJeans recently came under fire and faced online harassment for her family’s supposed links to the former Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam).
Zalo remains Vietnam’s most-used messaging app
In terms of usage rate in Vietnam, Zalo surpasses its global competitor Facebook.
Factories continue to cut workforce as orders remain elusive
Many factories continue to lay off or furlough workers as order books remain anemic and show no signs of recovery.
Vietnam publishes first white book on religion
For the first time ever, Vietnam published a white book on religion and religious policies Thursday.
The analytical obsession with ‘Factions’ in vietnamese politics
There is little evidence that the country’s political landscape is divided into “pro-Chinese” and “pro-American” camps.
Part of former US airbase in Vietnam clean of dioxin
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) on Tuesday handed over 30,000 m2 of clean land at Bien Hoa Airport to the defense ministry following dioxin contamination removal.
Vietnam-Australia relations at 50
The past half-century has witnessed a remarkable convergence of interests between the two nations, and there is a promise of closer cooperation to come.
Vung Tau’s landmark dog track closing after 23 years
The Lam Son Greyhound Racetrack in the southern beach town Vung Tau, the largest in Southeast Asia, will shut down when its latest license expires on March 10.
Vietnam names first female permanent member of Communist Party’s Secretariat
Head of the organization commission of the Communist Party’s Central Committee Truong Thi Mai has become the permanent member of the Secretariat, replacing Vo Van Thuong after he became Vietnam’s president. Mai, 65, was appointed into the new position by…
Trying to replace China’s supply chains ? Don’t bother
Vietnamese factories were supposed to save globalization. It doesn’t look like that’s happening.
Ly Son poised to become coastal tourist city with 150-hectare airport
The government has set a target of turning Ly Son, an island district off the central Quang Ngai Province, into a coastal city with an improved infrastructure to boost tourism growth.
Hanoi relaunches sidewalk cleanup campaign
Hanoi authorities plan to re-establish “sidewalk order” this month by removing obstacles like billboards and sunshades that encroach on streets; resistance will be met with forced removal.