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Vietnam Court Jails Music Teacher for 11 Years for Facebook Posts

In January, Vietnam accused Facebook of violating the law by allowing users to post anti-government comments.

Vietnam Sees Increase of Chinese and Korean Tourists

China and South Korea took the lead in the numbers of travelers to Vietnam during the first 10 months of the year. Accounting for...

Expats in Thailand Getting Serious About Moving to Vietnam

The cost of living, especially outside the major cities, is far less than Thailand. There’s is now a flourishing expat community containing a variety of cultures. 

Eight Arrested in Vietnam Over Truck Deaths in Britain

PHOTO: Vietnam Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said: “Vietnam strongly condemns human trafficking and considers it a serious crime subject to...

While Thailand Flounders the Economy in Vietnam Expands 7.3%

The economy expanded 6.98% in the nine months through September from a year earlier, data from the statistics office showed.

Expats Choose Vietnam Over Thailand as a Better Living Destination

BANGKOK - A survey by InterNations, "Expat Insider 2019" ranked Thailand 25th out of 64 destinations worldwide. Thailand's worst ranking in the history of...

Google Shifting Pixel Smartphone Production from China to Vietnam

The US internet giant plans to move most of its American-bound hardware out of China, including the Pixel phones and its smart speaker Google Home.

Expats Changing Their Minds and Relocating to Vietnam

CHIANG RAI - As Thailand's Baht continues to rise there are fewer Western expats arriving in Thailand than ever before and a significant amount...

Vietnam Struggling With Methamphetamine Epidemic with Drugs Coming from The Golden Triangle

HANOI - Although Vietnam has some of the world’s most stringent drug laws — those convicted of possessing or smuggling more than 600 grams...

Vietnam Culls More Than 1.2 Million Pigs Infected with African Swine Fever

HANOI - Vietnam has culled more than 1.2 million farmed pigs infected with African swine fever, the government said on Monday, as the virus...

Pak Beng Hydro Dam in Laos Meets New Resistance From Mekong River Advocates

CHIANG RAI - An Environmental group in Chiang Rai has renewed its campaign against the controversial Pak Beng dam that is due to be...

Six-Nation Safe Mekong Operation Project Extended Till 2022

  CHIANG RAI - Thailand's Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister Prajin Juntong has told a press briefing the six-nation Safe Mekong Operation Project will...

Bringing Vietnam’s Trafficked Teenage Girls Home from Slavery in China

  HANOI - Two girls sprint from a hair salon into a car that will lead them back to safety in Vietnam -- a snapshot...

U.S. Pushes for Closer Ties With Vietnam as Tension with China Escalate

HANOI - U.S.Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has made his second visit to Vietnam this year, signaling how intensively the Trump administration is trying to...

South African Coetzee Tyron Lee Sentenced to Death in Vietnam for Trafficking Cocaine

  HANOI - A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced a South African man to death after finding him guilty of trafficking nearly 1.5 kilograms...

Expat Retirement Destinations – Northern Thailand or Vietnam

Southeast Asia is now one of the most popular destinations for retirees looking to expand their horizons whilst benefiting from a relatively low cost...

Authorities Arrest 36 Foreigners in Raids at Over a Hundred Locations Across Thailand

  BANGKOK - Thailand's Tourist Police Bureau deputy chief Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn and his team of police, soldiers and immigration officers have detained...

Thailand’s Illegal Dog Meat Trade, Going Through Hell for Leather

  BANGKOK - Dog leather ... it's soft, fine-textured and readily distinguishable from other leathers due to its foul smell and scars, says Chanin Chitkomut,...

Coffee Farmers in Vietnam Curbing Sales to Seek Higher Prices amid a Drought

  HO CHI MINH - Coffee farmers in Vietnam, the world’s biggest producer of the robusta beans used by Nestle SA (NESN) in instant drinks,...

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