Vietnam has received a shipment of 500,000 Sinopharm vaccine doses donated by China, the health ministry said on Sunday, as the country is ramping up inoculations to battle against a more widespread outbreak.
Struggling to contain an outbreak of COVID-19, Vietnam’s communist government swallows its pride.
Only 1 per cent of Vietnam’s population has received at least one vaccine dose, trailing the efforts of poorer neighbours like Cambodia and Laos. The government will have to address anti-Chinese vaccine sentiment and people holding out for other brands…
Despite obvious areas of friction between China and Vietnam, their alliance policies are more similar than is often acknowledged.
In March, Vietnam announced it had gifted a new parliament building worth US$111 million to Laos. The move reflects Hanoi’s unease over Beijing’s growing influence over its closest ally.
The Vietnam Fisheries Society (Vinafish) has strongly rejected China’s fishing ban in the East Vietnam Sea, affirming that Beijing has no right to impose such a prohibition in the Vietnamese waters.
Chinese Defense Minister and State Councilor Senior Lieutenant General Wei Fenghe is visiting Vietnam with a high-level military delegation to strengthen bilateral relations.
Senior officials pledge to ‘strengthen strategic communication [and] deepen pragmatic cooperation’ at defence meeting in southern China At separate event, countries’ defence ministers agree to deepen cooperation between their land border militaries
Activities in waters near Hainan, Paracel and Spratly islands have ‘threatened China’s maritime law enforcement and national defence security’, Naval and Merchant Ships says Matter must be ‘taken seriously and dealt with in a timely manner’, it says
The National Cyber Security Center said it has discovered and foiled a number of attempted cyberattacks on Vietnamese government portals by the China-linked Cycldek hacker group.
Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo and 30 other members of the Chinese embassy on Saturday paid tribute to Chinese martyrs ahead of the traditional Tomb-Sweeping Day that falls on Sunday (April 3).
China is using militia-run fishing vessels to maintain its illegal presence and exert control over East Sea territory without resorting to direct confrontation, an expert says.
An interview with Le Hong Hiep.
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RCEP, belt and road projects, cross-border cooperation and the advantages of communism were discussed during the call. The Vietnamese Party General Secretary seeks to speed the process of putting cooperation agreements into effect
Vietnam will verify whether China is completing a surface-to-air missile base about 20 km away from the Vietnamese border, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said Thursday.
To deal with a looming power shortage, Vietnam has turned to US investors rather than China’s regional infrastructure investment programme. Cleaner energy, rising anti-China sentiment and less risky investment are among Hanoi’s considerations, as is balancing Beijing in the South…
Vietnam has pointedly called on all countries to comply with international laws and treaties when passing maritime laws after China enacted a new coast guard law.
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China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi wrapped up his latest trip to Southeast Asia on Saturday, during which he sought to stabilise relations in the region ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden as US president. But of the 10 member…
Vietnam’s incentives for international firms for setting up units to manufacture hi-tech products, pool of low-cost workers and proliferation of free trade agreements (the latest one is with the EU) place it at an enviable position among Asian peers, the…
Vietnam has imposed anti-dumping duties on 20 cold-rolled steel coil and sheet products from China for five years to protect domestic producers.
The trafficking of Cambodian “brides” to China has risen sharply this year with mass job losses caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Vietnam Thursday asked China to stop escalating tensions with actions that exacerbate violations of Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos.
Samsung and Apple’s OEM partners are the latest US tariff-eluding manufacturers to shift production from China to Vietnam