Chinese ship inches closer to Vietnam coastline amid South China Sea tensions

HANOI – A Chinese survey vessel has extended its activities to an area closer to Vietnam’s coastline, ship tracking data showed, after the United States and Australia expressed concern about

Vietnam jails man for 8 years on charge of trying to overthrow state

HANOI – A court in Vietnam has jailed for eight years a man who formerly worked as a lawyer, on a charge of attempting to overthrow the state, just days

No room on water, no home on land for Cambodia’s ethnic Vietnamese

CHNOK TRU, Cambodia – Troung Van Long is Vietnamese in name only. He was born in Cambodia and has lived there for decades, including many years in a floating house

Vietnam jails American for 12 years on charge of attempting to overthrow state

HANOI – A court in Vietnam has sentenced a US citizen to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of “attempting to overthrow the state” in a trial that

Vietnam ramps up pressure on Google’s YouTube advertisers

HANOI – Vietnam has asked companies not to advertise on videos hosted by Google’s YouTube that contain “anti-state propaganda,” state media said, as the Southeast Asian country ramps up pressure

EU calls for release of Vietnamese Facebook user over ‘anti-state’ posts

BRUSSELS – The European Union has called for the immediate release of a Vietnamese Facebook user sentenced to six years in prison for posts he made on the social media

Facebook increased Vietnam content restrictions by 500% during 2018: report

HANOI – Facebook increased the amount of content it restricted access to in Vietnam by over 500% in the last half of 2018, the US social media giant said in

Vietnam eyes US avocado market after Trump spat with Mexico

HANOI – Vietnam is seeking to export avocados to the United States, the Southeast Asian country said, after US President Donald Trump’s threat to shut the US-Mexico border raised fears American consumers

Vietnam may be added to expanded US list on currency manipulation: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration will expand the number of countries it monitors for currency manipulation in an upcoming report expected this month, and Vietnam may be named a currency manipulator,