Jul 31, 2015

At long last, the U.S. understands Vietnam

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Finally U.S. and Australian policymakers are realizing what they should have known all along — that they can take advantage of Hanoi's traditional dislike of China to counter what they see as Beijing's expansionist threat in the East and South China Seas.

Jul 30, 2015

JFE announces participation in Vietnamese steel project

Japan’s JFE Steel Corp. said Thursday it will acquire a 5 percent stake in a large-scale Vietnamese steel plant project spearheaded by a Taiwanese steelmaker and will provide the project with technical support. JFE Steel is the first Japanese steelmaker to participate in an ...

Philosopher, peace activist Shunsuke Tsurumi dies at 93

Jul 24, 2015

Philosopher, peace activist Shunsuke Tsurumi dies at 93

Philosopher and peace campaigner Shunsuke Tsurumi died of pneumonia at a Kyoto hospital last Monday, his family said Friday. He was 93. After studying philosophy at Harvard University in the United States, graduating in 1942, Tsurumi held positions as an assistant professor at the ...

POW-turned-Sen. McCain hosts Hanoi's top Communist

Jul 9, 2015

POW-turned-Sen. McCain hosts Hanoi's top Communist

Forty-seven years after getting shot down over Hanoi, where he would languish as a prisoner of war, John McCain shared images of his painful past Wednesday with an unlikely visitor: Vietnam’s Communist Party boss. Nguyen Phu Trong, the party’s first general secretary to visit ...

Top Vietnamese Communist Party leader visits Oval Office

Jul 7, 2015

Top Vietnamese Communist Party leader visits Oval Office

President Barack Obama will receive the head of Vietnam’s Communist Party on Tuesday in the Oval Office, in an extraordinary meeting for an unelected leader in the single-party country that has alarmed some American lawmakers. Just after the 40-year anniversary of the fall of ...

Have searchers' sonars missed the wreckage of Flight 370?

| Jul 4, 2015

Have searchers' sonars missed the wreckage of Flight 370?

Amid rising frustrations over the expensive search for the vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, experts are questioning the competence of the company in charge, including whether search crews may have passed over the sunken wreckage without noticing. Such carping in a small, fiercely competitive ...