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COVID-19 quick test kits to be manufactured

Research on a test kit for early discovery COVID-19 has been successful, the Ministry of Science and Technology said on Thursday.

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Vietnam looks to build Asean community by 2025

Vietnam is strongly committed to completing the role of Asean Chair in 2020, promoting the Asean community and foreign affairs as well as improving the working way of Asean.

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Passengers, crew quarantined after contact with Japanese patient

All passengers, crew and staff who had contact with a Japanese passenger who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 on Vietnam Airlines’ VN340 flight have been put into quarantine, the Health Ministry reported on Wednesday.

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Vietnam in control of COVID-19: experts

 Vietnam was in control of the COVID-19 epidemic with no new cases reported since February 13, said experts at a conference on Wednesday in Hanoi.

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Vietnam reaffirms support for nuclear non-proliferation treaty

Ambassador Dang Dinh Quy, head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, has reaffirmed Vietnam’s strong support for the realisation of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) on three pillars.

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Vietnamese students in South Korea on a knife-edge amid coronavirus epidemic

After being notified of a SARS-CoV-2 infected case at Ajou University Hospital in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, five minutes walk from her apartment, Phuong Duyen decided to rush back to Vietnam.

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Vietnamese advised to avoid travel to coronavirus-hit areas in South Korea, flights not banned yet

The Consular Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Vietnamese Embassy in South Korea has recommended Vietnamese citizens to avoid travel to areas affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and places vulnerable to the disease.

Asean, China enhance cooperation in response to Covid-19

The Asean Coordinating Council (ACC) and the Asean-China Foreign Ministers met on Thursday in Laos to discuss to how to respond to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).

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FEATURE: Vietnamese student describes experience of lockdown at China school amid epidemic

Do Khai Ly is one of three Vietnamese students studying at Zhejiang Sci-Tech University in Hangzhou City, but her two friends have already returned home.

Asean 2020: Vietnam chairs first meeting of ACCC in 2020

Head of Vietnam’s Permanent Mission to Asean Ambassador Tran Duc Binh chaired the first 2020 meeting of the Asean Connectivity Co-ordinating Committee (ACCC) in Indonesia on Tuesday.

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Coronavirus delays Vietnam’s agricultural exports to China

Vietnam’s agriculture sector was likely to be the worst hit by the coronavirus in China, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong.

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Vietnamese families concerned after dead bodies discovered

The lorry found in Essex contained mostly Vietnamese nationals.

Analysis

How governments can manage the risks of digitalisation without hindering innovation

The world is moving towards an algorithmic economy, which depends largely on data and data-driven innovation.

Diplomacy

Vietnam protests China’s interference in its territorial waters

Viet Nam opposes China’s disruption of oil and gas activities.

Analysis, Culture and society

The true cost of cheap cigarettes

More than 100,000 people die each year from cancer in Vietnam, and medical experts believe the fatality rate will rise because more and more young people are starting to smoke.

Business, Economics

Ho Chi Minh attracts nearly 4 billion USD in investment in 2019

Manufacturing and textiles among key sectors.

Diplomacy, Economics

Vietnam, EU to sign free trade agreement

The agreement will be signed in Hanoi on June 30.

Business, Economics

Vietnam to be among world’s most dynamic markets by 2030

The country has reached amazing levels of progress in the last two decades.

Business, Economics

Wood exports soar to nearly $3.12b in Vietnam

Exports are at record highs as global demands drives sales.

Diplomacy

Vietnam asks China to respect its sovereignty in South China Sea

Vietnam says it has sufficient legal footing to contest two territories in South China Sea.

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Flying the flag for peace

Hanoi is relishing its role as host of the Trump – Kim summit.

Diplomacy

Good outcomes expected for Trump-Kim summit

Vietnam News takes a look at the reaction on the street as anticipation builds in Vietnam over summit.

Business

VN stocks jump on 2019 earnings outlook

The stock market and the economy look set for a bombastic 2019.

Business, Diplomacy

Vietnam, Thailand head toward $20 billion in trade

Trade between the two countries increase as both governments offer incentive.

Business

Vietnam vows support to Japanese businesses

Vietnam premier received the Executive Vice President of Honda Motors Seiji Kuraishi in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Culture and society

Vietnam says Facebook has violated its cyber laws

The country is considering punitive actions against the social media giants.

Culture and society, Current affairs

Bodies of 3 Vietnamese killed in Egypt bomb blast brought home

Terrorist attack on bus was a set back for recovering tourism industry in Egypt.

News, Politics

Suu Kyi pleased with Myanmar’s progress

Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi says the situation in Rakhine State could have been handled better.

Curiosity, News

Asean military spending not really about China: expert

Southeast Asian countries spent more than US$39 billion on defence in 2017.

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ASEAN unity key to deal with US-China trade tensions

ASEAN members say unity and economic integration important to tide over trade tensions between the US and China.

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Long term gain on the horizon: WEF chairman

ASEAN countries have a good future but there’s strong competition, particularly from the United States and China.

Politics

US Senator John McCain: Obituary from Vietnam

US Senator McCain – who helped lay a foundation for Vietnam-US relations – passes away.

Economics

Former head of Vietnamese state bank sentenced to 30 years

Phạm Công Danh, former chairman of the board of Vietnam Construction Bank was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison for corruption.

Analysis, Curiosity

Greater Mekong region tries to stop devastation

The Greater Mekong region has lost a third of its natural forest and will lose another third by 2030 unless action is taken immediately.

Analysis, Diplomacy

Joint effort needed to combat climate change

ASEM calls for joint efforts by Asia, Europe to combat climate change.

Curiosity, Politics

Vietnam debates internet security laws

Amid worldwide efforts to improve internet security, Vietnam’s government considers the debate for increased surveillance and internet safety protocols.

Analysis, Economics

Why the smart money is staying on Vietnamese growth

Vietnam’s competitiveness on wages, high labour productivity and a young population noted for a “can-do” attitude means it has proven particularly attractive as an “offshored” manufacturing hub.