May 22, 2015

Thailand, Vietnam seek more Japan investment in medical, other fields

Senior government officials of Thailand and Vietnam urged Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday to encourage Japanese investment in their growing industries, including in the medical and farming sectors, on top of existing railway and infrastructure development projects, Japanese officials said. In a brief ...

China defends fishing ban, brushes off Vietnam's protest

May 18, 2015

China defends fishing ban, brushes off Vietnam's protest

China on Monday rejected Vietnam’s protest over Beijing’s seasonal fishing ban in the South China Sea, underscoring their dispute over ownership of islands and marine resources in the area. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said the summer moratorium was an annual event and that ...

May 18, 2015

Vietnam opposes fishing ban declared by China

Vietnam said it resolutely opposes a temporary Chinese ban on fishing in a some parts of the Gulf of Tonkin, a maritime area shared by the two countries, in the latest of a series of disputes in and around the South China Sea. China’s ...

On the green, Vietnam army's capitalist streak

May 3, 2015

On the green, Vietnam army's capitalist streak

by Mike Ives

Vietnam’s busiest airport, once a major gateway for thousands of U.S. troops headed for battle, is now the scene of a slow-burning controversy linked to the commercial clout of the country’s powerful military. To alleviate congestion at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat ...

1975 Operation Babylift participants are reunited

Apr 26, 2015

1975 Operation Babylift participants are reunited

With the Viet Cong making their final push toward taking Saigon in April 1975, the fate of thousands of Vietnamese orphans was uncertain until U.S. President Gerald Ford ordered remaining U.S. forces to evacuate the children. Forty years after the final flight of Operation ...