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Vietnam Faces Asia-High 15 Percent Inflation Rate

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 5:20 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam says it is now hoping to contain inflation to 15 percent this year. The forecast, released late last week and reported Monday, is the second upward revision in the estimated inflation rate in a month, and compares to a target of 7 percent at the start of the year. The World Bank said last […]

China Seeks to Placate Neighbors In Disputed Waters

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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China claims it is committed to peace and stability in the South China Sea as its smaller neighbors protest Beijing’s activity in the disputed waters. Defense Minister Liang Guanglie told a regional forum in Singapore Sunday that China is not seeking dominance and is not a threat to any country. Earlier Sunday, hundreds of demonstrators […]

Hundreds of Vietnamese Stage Anti-China Protest

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of demonstrators in Vietnam gathered at the Chinese embassy in Hanoi Sunday, demanding that China stay out of waters claimed by Vietnam. Police allowed the mostly young demonstrators to protest peacefully for awhile before dispersing them. The rare demonstration came after Vietnamese officials said a Chinese patrol vessel intentionally cut a submerged cable last […]

Vietnam Announces Election Results

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam has released the results of elections for the National Assembly, with more than 90 percent of the lawmakers elected from the ruling Communist Party. Secretary General of the Elections Commission Pham Minh Tuyen told reporters Friday that only 14 of the 500 lawmakers elected were not members of the party. Tuyen called the election […]


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