Vietnam condemns China for live-fire drills in Paracels

Vietnam on Thursday sent a strong condemnation against China’s conducting live-fire drills in its Paracels (Hoang Sa) Islands earlier this month. The action was a gross violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty, the ministry’s spokesperson, Le Thi Thu Hang, said at a press briefing in Hanoi. Keep reading ...

Khanh Lynh

Chinese ships were 'invading' Vietnamese waters: top defense official

Vietnam’s maritime security has seen “complicated” developments in the first few months this year with the penetration of many Chinese ships in Vietnamese waters, a top defense official said on Tuesday.Keep reading ...

Bao Ha

Vietnam plans etiquette code for social media users

Vietnam’s information and communication authorities are discussing ways to build a code of conduct for social media users in the country to prevent negative contents, protect users and create a healthy online environment.Keep reading ...

Hoang Thuy

Vietnam demands that China remove military jamming equipment from Spratly Islands

Vietnam’s foreign ministry spokesperson said Tuesday that China has seriously violated Vietnam’s sovereignty by installing military jamming equipment on outposts in Truong Sa, Spratly Islands off the South China Sea, commonly known as the East Sea in Vietnam.Keep reading ...

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Aging population prompts Vietnam to look at raising retirement levels

Vietnam is looking at two options to raise the retirement age for both men and women as part of changes to the country’s social insurance policies.Keep reading ...

Hoang Thuy

First Vietnamese honored with world’s top environment prize

A Vietnamese woman has been recognized for her outstanding contribution in curbing coal pollution in Vietnam by the U.S.-based Goldman Environmental Foundation. Nguy Thi Khanh, director of Green Innovation and Development Center (GreenID), has become the first Vietnamese to receive the Goldman prize, the world’s ...

Nguyen Quy

Vietnam needs to act to stay competitive amidst rise of protectionism: PM

Vietnam needs to search for new markets, align production with market demands and tighten quality control amidst the rise of protectionism to stay competitive, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.Keep reading ...

Anh Minh

Vietnam plans to spend $11.3 bln to repay government debt in 2018

Vietnam is planning to spend VND256.7 trillion ($11.3 billion) this year to repay government debt, according to authorities. That figure has increased by VND18.7 trillion ($823 million) compared to 2017 under a plan recently approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.Keep reading ...

Anh Minh

Vietnam weighs overnight alcohol ban

Vietnam is considering options for limiting the sale of alcoholic drinks at night to prevent harmful effects of drinking, the health ministry said on Friday.Keep reading ...

Nam Phuong

Limited education opportunities hinder social mobility in rural Vietnam: Oxfam

Rural Vietnamese residents are failing to climb the social ladder because many families stay in the agriculture sector for generations, according to an Oxfam report released last week.Keep reading ...

Vi Vu

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