New York: As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to threaten lives and livelihoods globally, the President of Viet Nam told the UN General Assembly on Wednesday that his nation is “vigorously” combating the virus, protecting its people, sustaining economic growth and leaving no one behind.
Tokyo: Japan and Vietnam have signed a defence transfer deal amid worries about China's growing military influence in the region.
The Vietnam government has slammed China's plan to send a research vessel to the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago, media reports said on Saturday.
Beijing: Some Chinese nationals are allegedly trafficking Viatnamese people to work in casinos and online gaming establishments in Cambodia, media reports said.
The UN human rights office (OHCHR), on Friday, voiced concerns over the use of “vaguely defined laws” in Viet Nam, to arbitrarily detain an increasing number of journalists, bloggers, commentators and rights defenders, amidst what appears to be part of an “increasing clampdown” on the freedom of expression in the country.
New York: A Vietnamese man has told the UN he has found his ‘true voice’ in the gay community, despite the discrimination and harassment that LGBT people face in his country
Hanoi: Triggering new conflict in the relationship between the two countries, Vietnam's foreign ministry has expressed concern about legislation drafted by China that would allow Beijing's coast guard to use weapons in waters it considers to be under its jurisdiction, media reports said.
Hanoi: Defence analyst Derek Grossman has said China has increasingly challenged Vietnam’s dominance in Cambodia and Laos, primarily by leveraging Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects to raise its influence in the region.
Hanoi/Xinhua: Landslides, floods and other natural disasters triggered by downpours have left 150 people dead and missing in Vietnam's central and central highlands regions since early October, the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control reported on Monday.
Beijing: Experts believe that China's tampering with the natural flow cycle of the Mekong River, which is considered the world’s most productive freshwater fishery, is leaving thousands of people living in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam starved.
Hanoi: In a move to support the Southeast Asian nation, the U.S. and Vietnam have signed a memorandum of understanding, which includes support against illegal “intimidation” of the latter’s fishermen at sea.
Bangkok/Sputnik: Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc signed a directive banning imports of wild animal meat to the country, as well as closing all markets and sites selling such products in order to fight bushmeat trafficking, the Vietnamese government's news portal reported on Friday.
Naypyitaw/IBNS: At a time when China is being viewed with increased suspicion for its aggression in the South China Sea, its role in Covid-19, and more recently the violent face-off with India, the country's closest ally Myanmar has alleged that China is arming the insurgent groups in the country with sophisticated weapons and sought international intervention to tackle the situation.
Hanoi: Vietnam has objected to China's reported move of laying undersea cables in the disputed Paracel Islands.