Climate change is one of the key factors having great impact on production activities and socio-economic development in Vietnam.
Farmers have begun harvesting sugarcane in Hau Giang Province, the country's largest producer, but do not expect to earn high profits since prices are low. Sugar mills in Hau Giang offer a price of 850 dong (US$0.04) per kilogram to sugarcane that has at least 10 CCS (commercial content sugar), around 70 dong (US$0.003) less than last year.
Rice exports for September is estimated at about 650,000 metric tons, bringing the third quarter's total to 1.84 million metric tons, 230,000 metric tons less than planned.
Vietnam will free more than 15,000 convicts to mark its independence day celebrations, the president's office said Thursday, in a major amnesty that excludes prominent political prisoners.
A Thai drug smuggler has been sentenced to death in Vietnam, state media said Wednesday, the second such penalty given to a foreigner within a week in the communist country.
A Vietnamese appeals court overturned a six-year prison sentence against a dissident and halved the jail term of another in a rare show of leniency by the country's Communist authorities.
Vietnam has achieved significant progress in improving people's living standards, but not in rural areas, a study by the Central Institute for Economic Management has found.
The United States joined global Internet giants Google and Facebook on Tuesday in criticizing a new decree in Vietnam that further curbs online free speech and forces foreign companies to keep servers inside the country.
Some two hundred activists waving rainbow flags and carrying hand-painted banners biked in a colorful convoy through central Hanoi Sunday as part of the communist country's second gay pride parade.
Communist Vietnam is to ban bloggers and social media users from sharing news stories online, under a new decree seen as a further crackdown on online freedom.