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Vietnamese President in India for State Visit

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 5:40 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang is in the Indian capital, New Delhi, as part of a four-day state visit aimed at deepening trade and defense ties. The Vietnamese leader is expected to hold a series of high level talks, starting Wednesday, which include meetings with Prime minister Manmohan Singh and Indian President Pratibha Patil. Mr. […]

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Vietnamese President in India for State Visit

Posted October 12th, 2011 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang is in India for a four-day state visit aimed at deepening trade and defense ties. Mr. Sang arrived in the southern city Bangalore Wednesday where he met with the governor of Karnakata state, H. R. Bhardwaj, and visited the headquarters of information technology company Infosys. Later, he left for the […]

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Vietnam, China Sign Accord On Maritime Issues

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 9:10 pm (UTC-5)
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China and Vietnam have signed an agreement on peaceful settlement of maritime disputes in the South China Sea. The document was signed Tuesday in Beijing by China’s Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun and his Vietnamese counterpart Ho Xuan Son. Under the six-point agreement, the two neighbors will seek to handle maritime disputes through negotiations and […]

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Vietnam, China Open Talks on Maritime Dispute

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 1:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Vietnam’s Communist party chief Nguyen Phu Trong has begun a five-day visit to China that comes just weeks after both sides agreed to speed up negotiations to ease rising military tensions in the South China Sea. Hours after Mr. Trong’s arrival in Beijing, China’s official Xinhua news agency said Mr. Trong and Chinese President Hu […]

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Vietnam Leader Begins Key Visit to China

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 9:35 am (UTC-5)
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Vietnam’s Communist party chief Nguyen Phu Trong has begun a five-day visit to China that comes just weeks after both sides agreed to speed up negotiations to ease rising military tensions in the South China Sea. Details of Mr. Trong’s itinerary have not been disclosed. But Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said Tuesday the […]

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Merkel Offers Eurozone Assurances During Vietnam Visit

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during a visit to Vietnam, is offering reassurances that Europe has the political will to resolve its debt crisis. Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said the German leader admitted during talks Tuesday in Hanoi that Europe’s economic problems are very difficult. But he said Ms. Merkel expressed confidence that the […]

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Merkel Arrives in Vietnam Seeking Trade, Business Opportunities

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has arrived in Vietnam on a trade mission, providing her a brief respite from the debt crisis in Europe. Ms. Merkel viewed an honor guard alongside Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung in Hanoi before heading behind closed doors for private talks. Officials say Merkel is pursuing a free trade agreement with […]

Vietnam Postpones Trial of Falun Gong Broadcasters Again

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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A Vietnamese lawyer representing two members of the Falun Gong spiritual movement says authorities have postponed his clients’ trial on charges of illegally broadcasting into China. Defense attorney Tran Dinh Trien said the postponement — the second in six months — was announced Thursday in a Hanoi courtroom, after people had gathered for the trial. […]

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Vietnamese Official Urges Reforms to Spur Green Growth

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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A Vietnamese official says the government must remove harmful subsidies and policy barriers if its wants to join in a worldwide shift toward a more environmentally sensitive economy. Nguyen Van Tai, an official with the Natural Resources Ministry, told a policy forum Tuesday that Vietnam’s economy is overly dependent on the exploitation of natural resources […]

US Freezes Funds for Vietnam MIA Recovery

Posted September 30th, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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A U.S. senator says the State Department has agreed to stop funding the recovery of Vietnamese troops missing in action from the Vietnam War until Vietnam agrees to use the money to also search for war dead from the former South Vietnam. Senator Jim Webb, chair of the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Subcommittee, said […]

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