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Vietnam details priorities for first phase of COVID-19 vaccinations

HANOI - Vietnam's government said on Tuesday health workers, diplomats and military personnel would be among the first to be vaccinated against COVID-19 when...

Vietnam targets growth acceleration, shifts to high-tech gear in economic blueprint

HANOI — Having sidestepped the worst of the coronavirus pandemic so far, Vietnam aims to rev up its economy over the next five years, trusting on its custom-tooled mix of free trade deals, privatization and tight coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) curbs.

US calls Switzerland, Vietnam currency manipulators

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration labeled Switzerland and Vietnam currency manipulators on Wednesday, in another parting shot at trading partners that could complicate matters for US President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming team.

Vietnam rebukes Netflix, Apple, over lack of tax payments

HANOI — Vietnam’s information minister on Tuesday accused foreign streaming companies like Netflix and Apple of skirting their tax responsibilities, saying it would create unfair competition for domestic firms.

Japan, Vietnam reach broad agreement on transfer of defense gear

HANOI — Japan and Vietnam agreed on Monday to strengthen security and economic ties, including an agreement in principle for Japan to export military gear and technology to the Southeast Asian nation, amid concerns about China’s regional assertiveness.

Japan to sign agreement allowing arms exports to Vietnam

TOKYO — Japan plans to sign an agreement with Vietnam to allow it to export defence equipment and technology to the country, part of a move to strengthen defence capabilities of Indo-Pacific nations to counter Chinese maritime advances, the Nikkei newspaper reported on Wednesday.

Vietnam backs US role in South China Sea, rebuffing Beijing

SOUTHEAST ASIAN countries want the US to play a role in maintaining peace in the South China Sea, Vietnam said, pushing back against Beijing’s comments that American forces were destablizing the region.

Three-decade economic boom comes to a sudden halt in Vietnam

For the past three decades, Vietnam has known only good—or great—economic news. The nation’s consistent growth as an exporter, propelled by Communist leaders who...

Virus outbreak hits factories in Vietnam city

HANOI —  A novel coronavirus outbreak that began in the Vietnamese city of Danang more than a week ago has spread to at least four city factories with a combined workforce of about 3,700, state media reported on Monday.

Virus-free UK pilot, symbol of Vietnam’s pandemic success, to return home

The case of Stephen Cameron, a pilot for national carrier Vietnam Airlines, became a sensation in Vietnam, where a combination of targeted testing and an aggressive quarantine program has kept its coronavirus tally to an impressively low 370 cases, and zero deaths

With coronavirus under control, Vietnam and New Zealand see different travel...

LONDON/HANOI — Laura Douglas’ tourism start-up, a farm surrounded by snow-tipped mountains in southern New Zealand, was attracting hundreds of mostly foreign visitors a month until the coronavirus pandemic brought it to a sudden halt in March.

Philippines, Vietnam reach agreement on fishermen

DEFENSE SECRETARY Delfin N. Lorenzana said he and his Vietnamese counterpart have agreed that fishermen of both countries will not be apprehended for fishing in claimed areas in the South China Sea.

PHL, Vietnam firm up ties with ‘plan of action’

THE PHILIPPINES and Vietnam convened on Tuesday its ninth Joint Bilateral Cooperation Mechanism, which led to both countries adopting a new five-year plan of action on a broad range of areas.

Vietnam telecom firm eyes Philippine market

HANOI — Vietnamese telecommunication company Viettel has set its sights on the Philippines as the next destination in its overseas expansion drive, the company said on Thursday, as the archipelago’s economy clears the way for the entry of a third operator.

AC Energy signs deal to build solar power plants in Vietnam...

AC Energy, Inc. and its Vietnamese partner have signed an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract and a financing deal to develop of solar...

Vietnam willing to export ‘cheap, good quality’ rice to the Philippines

Vietnam expressed willingness to export “cheap and good quality” rice to the Philippines, a Palace official said on Friday during a briefing in Singapore. President...

Duterte to ‘revisit’ UN West Philippine Sea ruling ‘at the right...

President Rodrigo R. Duterte vowed that he will revisit “at the right time” a United Nations ruling that upheld the Philippines’ sovereign rights over...

Duterte to hold bilateral meetings with leaders of Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam

President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to hold bilateral meetings with leaders of Singapore, Indonesia, and Vietnam on the sidelines of the 32nd Association...

Taste of Vietnam

THE VARYING climate of Vietnam paves the way for lush growth, which is expressed in its cuisine, where freshness is paramount. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila,...

What the pho? Vietnam streetfood cocktails make a splash

HANOI, VIETNAM — With his daring pho cocktail inspired by Vietnam’s signature beef noodle soup, Hanoi’s leading hipster bartender Pham Tien Tiep is hoping...

As Duterte shifts toward China, Vietnam bolsters US ties

This week’s visit by a U.S. aircraft carrier to Vietnam -- the first since the war -- highlights a growing relationship between the former...

Probe launched on Vietnamese fishermen-Philippine navy encounter

TWO VIETNAMESE fishermen were found dead with gunshot wounds and five others were arrested after the Philippine navy chased suspected poachers in the South...

In Vietnam, education can lead to worse job prospects

HANOI -- Nguyen Van Duc graduated two years ago with a bachelor’s degree in economics from one of Vietnam’s best universities. Today, he earns about...

Indonesia, Vietnam look to blaze trail for solar in Southeast Asia

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA -- Indonesia and Vietnam are looking to join Thailand in blazing a trail for solar power in Southeast Asia, introducing targets to fire...