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Vietnam trade ministry requests China to reopen border gates

Hanoi: Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has asked China to reopen its border gates with the country in Guangxi region and extend customs clearance hours to resolve the container congestion, media reports said.

Exporters could lose $175 mln due to pile-up in Vietnam-China border

Hanoi, Vietnam: Experts believe that exporters could lose VND3-4 trillion ($131-175 million) if 6,200 container trucks remain stuck at the Vietnam-China border.

UN rights office urges Viet Nam to release jailed activists

New York: Authorities in Viet Nam must immediately release four activists jailed this week for spreading anti-State propaganda, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Friday.

Pandemic ‘warning bell’ exposed inequalities, governance gaps, says Viet Nam President

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.

Chinese Threat: Japan, Vietnam sign defence transfer deal

Tokyo: Japan and Vietnam have signed a defence transfer deal amid worries about China's growing military influence in the region.

Paracel Islands: Vietnam slams China for sovereignty violation

The Vietnam government has slammed  China's plan to send a research vessel to the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago, media reports said on Saturday.

Vietnamese people allegedly trafficked by Chinese nationals to Cambodia to work in casinos

Beijing: Some Chinese nationals are allegedly trafficking Viatnamese people to work in casinos and online gaming establishments in Cambodia, media reports said.

Viet Nam: UN rights office denounces ‘increasing clampdown’ on freedom of expression

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. 

First Person: Vietnamese man finds ‘true voice’ in gay community

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

Vietnam wary of new Chinese legislation which allows use of weapons in waters it considers to be under its jurisdiction

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.

Vietnam is losing best friends to China: Derek Grossman

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.

150 dead, missing in Vietnam's natural disasters since October

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.

China tampering with the natural flow cycle of the Mekong River to leave millions starving, feel experts

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.

South China Sea dispute: US signs MoU to support Vietnamese fishermen

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.

Vietnam bans wild animal trade, imports to confront illegal bushmeat traffic - State Media

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.