Vietnam faced criticism Wednesday from the United States and rights groups after jailing three pro-democracy bloggers weeks ahead of the communist government’s party congress.
Facebook and Google are fast becoming “human rights-free zones” in Vietnam, Amnesty International warned Tuesday, accusing the tech titans of helping censor peaceful dissent and political expression in the country.
Storm Vamco barrelled into Vietnam on Sunday, damaging buildings and injuring at least five people, as the death toll in the Philippines climbed to 67.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday attended the opening ceremony for the virtual 37th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits along with other regional leaders.
Hong Kong authorities announced a record seizure of over half a ton of methamphetamine on Monday, saying the coronavirus pandemic had led smugglers to riskier bulk shipments in place of traditional drug mules.
Japan and Vietnam agreed to step up security and defence cooperation Monday, reaching an agreement in principle for Tokyo to export defence equipment and technology to the Southeast Asian nation.
President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed his desire to visit the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
Coronavirus cases in Asia-Pacific countries are now being driven by people under the age of 50 who may not know they are infected, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning of a “new phase” in the pandemic.
Vietnam will suspend all flights and public transport into and out of a city of 1.1 million people where the country’s first coronavirus cases in months were recently detected, authorities said Monday.
Undeterred by its dismal ranking in media freedom and grim reputation for jailing reporters who stray from the government line, Vietnam has launched a museum dedicated to the open press.
Vietnam warned Friday the virus pandemic had swept away years of economic gains as Southeast Asian leaders met online for a summit also dominated by anxiety over Beijing’s moves in the flashpoint South China Sea.
President Rodrigo Duterte has ensured that the Philippines will continue to have “friendly and cooperative” relations with Canada, Iran, Vietnam, New Zealand, and Palestine, Malacañang said on Friday.
The telecommunication companies led by Manny V. Pangilinan are in trouble. Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has called for a ban of PLDT and…
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro “Teddyboy” Locsin Jr. told PLDT Inc. Wednesday (June 10) to drop its roaming partnerships with China and Vietnam after journalists who covered an event at Pag-asa Island in the West Philippine Sea received text messages welcoming them to China.
The Philippines and Vietnam reaffirmed the shared commitment to pursue peace, security, and stability in the South China Sea (SCS).
The Vietnamese government has assured the Philippines a sufficient and stable supply of rice at low prices.
Millions of schoolchildren in Vietnam returned to class on Monday after the country reported its 17th straight day of no domestically transmitted coronavirus infections.
Vietnam sentenced a 24-year-old man to five years in prison on Tuesday for Facebook posts that were considered anti-state, as the hardline communist regime ramps up pressure against dissent on the social media platform.
Amnesty International on Wednesday accused Facebook of “caving” to Vietnam’s strict censorship regime, after the US tech giant confirmed it was blocking content deemed illegal by the country’s communist government.
The coronavirus outbreak and government policies to limit the disease could disrupt food supply chains, potentially threatening food availability, even as prices remain stable in 2020, the World Bank cautioned Thursday.
Vietnam eased social distancing measures Thursday, with experts pointing to a decisive response involving mass quarantines and expansive contact tracing for the apparent success in containing the coronavirus.
China on Tuesday defended its naming of 80 islands and other geographical features in the South China Sea in a move likely to anger neighbours as the country asserts its territorial claims.
President Rodrigo Duterte admits that a looming rice shortage was the “greatest danger” facing millions of Filipinos.