Alexandre Yersin’s house in Vietnam becomes official historical site
The Vietnam home of Alexandre Yersin, who discovered the bacterium that causes bubonic plague, has been designated a national historic site by the government.
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).
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.
How the Sino-Vietnamese war was purposefully forgotten
In both China and Vietnam, the governments have deliberately tried to bury memories of their 1979 war.
South Korean defence minister denies Vietnam War massacres
Minister said the court ruling dishonoured South Korean soldiers by finding them responsible for the massacre of Vietnamese villagers.
Looking at Germany’s role in the Vietnam War 50 years later
Fifty years ago, the Paris Peace Accords led to the withdrawal of US forces from Vietnam. DW looks at how Germany’s support for Vietnam during the war was divided by east and west.
Paris Peace Accords decisive condition for Vietnam’s unification
On the 50th anniversary of the Paris Peace Accords, which helped end the longest war of the 20th century, Major General Nguyen Hong Quan, former deputy head of the Vietnam Institute for Defense Strategy, spoke to VnExpress about the historic…
Nobel panel knew Kissinger Vietnam deal unlikely to bring peace, files show
Accords negotiated by Kissinger and Le Duc Tho in 1973 sealed US exit from war but were soon flouted by North and South Vietnam
Vietnam strikes deal with French auction house for 11-kg imperial gold seal
Vietnam has successfully negotiated direct purchase of a 19th century imperial seal from French auction house Millon.
Tales from my grandfather : Hoa Huynh’s Vietnam – photo essay
Grandparents are a mystery and, when you layer on barriers of culture and language, can we ever say we know who they really were ?
Vietnam hopes to bring Nguyen Dynasty 11-kg gold seal home
Vietnam’s Department of Cultural Heritage called on individuals and organizations to join the auction of 11-kg gold seal of Nguyen Dynasty King Minh Mang in France and bring it home.
Why Vietnam needs to pivot landward for its security
With China increasing the pressure both on land and at sea, Vietnam is facing a hard choice: should it continue its maritime tilt adopted since the early 2000s or should it pivot back to the land like it did throughout…
Why the people of Vietnam have surprisingly warm views of Americans, despite the history
Anti-Americanism in Vietnam is less pronounced than in many other parts of the world, and it likely stems from Vietnamese views about wealth and capitalism.
Why a maritime focus is vital for Vietnam’s security
Geography influences the strategic choices of all countries, but Vietnam is an interesting case of a ‘swing’ state in comparative grand-strategy terms.
Why the US used Agent Orange in Vietnam and what makes it so deadly
Of all the controversies surrounding the Vietnam War, one of the most enduring continues to be the use of Agent Orange.
From war to peace : Vietnam’s rubber sandals march on
Made from recycled military truck or aircraft tyres, Vietnam’s hand-made rubber sandals, the famously rugged footwear of the Viet Cong, have travelled vast distances over the decades.
Square in Paris named after Vietnamese pilot Do Huu Vi
A small square in the 16th arrondissement of Paris has been named after Vietnamese pilot Do Huu Vi, one of the first pilots in the French military, who died at age 33 in a combat in France during World War I (1914-1918).
Nguyen Dynasty jade bowl fetches $892,000 at French auction
A jade bowl owned by Tu Duc, the fourth king of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty, has been sold for EUR845,000 (US$892,000) at an auction in Paris.
Russia-Vietnam relationship explained after controversial vote on UN Human Rights Council
Russia found an ally in Vietnam after it voted against a US-led motion to suspend Moscow from the UN Human Rights Council. Express.co.uk explores the two countries’ long history of political friendship.
Hanoi Party chief orders suspension of old French-style building demolition
The leader of the Hanoi Party Committee has directed the suspension of the demolition of an old French-style edifice, most of which has been destroyed so far, to serve a project on building a modern commercial complex in Ba Dinh District.
‘Napalm Girl’ back in Vietnam, on display at HCMC exhibition
Photographer Nick Ut is holding in HCMC an exhibition of 22 photos he took 50 years ago during his time as a war correspondent, including his iconic ‘Napalm Girl’.
Why won’t Vietnam teach the history of the Sino-Vietnamese war?
Vietnam is reluctant to include the 1979 conflict in history textbooks, continuing a decades-long silence.
66 Years In The Skies: The History Of Vietnam Airlines
Last month marked 66 years since Vietnam Airlines first took to the skies under the name Vietnam Civil Aviation.
Roman-style gladiator arena under restoration in Hue
A Roman-style arena where elephants and tigers were pitted against each other during the Nguyen Dynasty reign is being restored in the former imperial city of Hue.
Chinese-Vietnamese families refuse to vacate century old apartments in Saigon’s Chinatown
Many families who call Cho Lon neighborhood “home” are putting their foot down and refusing to move out of apartments that have been attached to their families for decades, despite the government’s relocation plan meant to send them to modern condo buildings.
China-US rivalry : how Vietnam’s deft balancing act keeps it from having to pick sides
Hanoi has shunned overreliance on any foreign power and enhanced its defensive capabilities by developing a global network of strategic partnerships. Thanks to its ‘omnibalancing’ strategy, a self-reliant Vietnam is neither too dependent on, nor fully vulnerable to, any superpower