Vietnam

Philippine cocaine trafficker sentenced to death in Vietnam

By Fri, Aug 29, 2014 11:48AM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — State media say a court in Hanoi has sentenced a Philippine man to death for cocaine trafficking. The Law and Society newspaper says that Emmanuel Sillo Camacho, 39, was convicted of trafficking 3.4 kilograms (7.5 pounds) of cocaine from Brazil to Vietnam at a one-day trial

How Asia has outpaced Latin America on education reform

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 1:02PM UTC Images from AP.

While Asia may have its detractors when it comes to issues like human rights and democratic freedoms, one area where it excels is education. Asian – and especially east Asian – universities are increasingly appearing at the top of the major rankings and Asian students swept the boards in the most recent round of PISA tests, all while keeping education spending at sustainable levels.

China, Vietnam say they’re committed to resolving sea dispute

By Thu, Aug 28, 2014 9:46AM UTC A Chinese ship, left, shoots water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel, right, last month while a Chinese Coast Guard ship, center, sails alongside in the South China Sea, off Vietnam's coast, in . Pic: AP.

BEIJING (AP) — China and Vietnam say they’re committed to negotiating maritime disputes to avoid a recurrence of tensions that spiked when China deployed an oil rig in waters claimed by Hanoi.

US Embassy, rights groups protest jailing of Vietnamese dissidents

By Wed, Aug 27, 2014 11:39AM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The United States has expressed alarm over prison terms handed down against three Vietnamese democracy activists for obstructing traffic. Human rights groups have described the charges used to convict Bui Thi Minh Hang, Nguyen Thi Thuy Quynh and Nguyen Van Minh to 3 years, 2 years

Vietnam sends envoy to China to smooth tensions

By Mon, Aug 25, 2014 3:36PM UTC

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam is sending a senior Communist party official to China this week to try to rebuild relations badly bit by Beijing’s decision to deploy an oil rig in waters claimed by Hanoi in May. A statement Monday said the envoy was being dispatched after an invitation

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