Hanoi and Pyongyang have had their share of differences,but they also have a long historical connection.
The Vietnamese government has approved an emerrgency package worth VND100 billion (US$4.3 million) for the repair of Thai Hoa Palace at the Imperial Citadel of Hue in central Thua Thien-Hue Province, which was heavily damaged by recent storms and floods.
The country’s longstanding ties with its neighbor Laos constitute an alliance in everything but name.
Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have proposed that the Ministry of National Defense seek UNESCO recognition of the Cu Chi Tunnels — a network of underground tunnels in the city’s Cu Chi District that were used by Vietnamese troops…
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A 20th-century building in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, believed to be the last remnant of Saigon’s early railway system, has found itself at the heart of an ongoing debate about how the city should preserve its past.
The Shivling was discovered during a conservation project at Vietnam’s Cham temple complex in My Son Sanctuary. The Archeological Survey of India has been helping the Vietnamese government agencies in the preservation and restoration works in the ancient Hindu site.
External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar also congratulated the ASI on their discovery, which was excavated in an ancient Hindu temple complex in Vietnam.
In April, Nguyen Thi Thanh became the first Vietnamese to sue South Korea over atrocities that have been largely forgotten.
Women bore much of the burden of the Vietnam War but their voices have long been absent from the trove of literature on the topic, says acclaimed author Nguyen Phan Que Mai.
“Do you know what day is coming up?” Mum asks me in one of our regular phone conversations.
Vietnam has largely lifted a nationwide lockdown to contain the new coronavirus, but events will be drastically curtailed when the country celebrates Reunification Day on Thursday.
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Halfway through “The Mountains Sing,” the first novel in English by the Vietnamese poet Nguyen Phan Que Mai, a grandmother explains herself to the granddaughter she’s caring for in Hanoi in the early 1970s while American bombs rain around them.
North Korea wanted to assist a fellow communist regime. However, Pyongyang’s pilots and planes weren’t that good.