More than 600,000 people were evacuated as super typhoon Haiyan bore down on Vietnam, authorities said Sunday, after the storm smashed through the Philippines leaving thousands feared dead and widespread devastation.
The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) readjusted the rice export target for 2013 from 7.5 million tons to 6.7 million, reflecting four months of decreased exports.
Up to 83 percent of Vietnamese enterprises consider cloud computing a top priority and 67 percent said cloud computing made a great impact on business transformation.
Vietnam's population has reached 90 million, ranking 14th among the countries with the largest population in the world, 8th in Asia and 3rd in Southeast Asia, according to Dr. Duong Quoc Trong, director of the General Office for Population and Family Planning.
Former Khmer Rouge leader Nuon Chea denied charges of genocide and other crimes Thursday on the last day of his trial but expressed “deepest remorse” for the deaths of some 1.7 million Cambodians during the regime's rule in the 1970s.
A pro-democracy blogger broke the news of his own detention in Vietnam through Facebook, another sign of how the social network is shaking up the country's activist movement and worrying its authoritarian rulers.
A Vietnamese activist received a 15-month suspended prison sentence Tuesday for “abusing democratic freedoms” through his Facebook posts — part of an escalating crackdown on dissent by the communist regime.
Governor of the State Bank of Viet Nam Nguyen Van Binh has committed to take more measures against cross ownership in local commercial banks to make the banking system safer.
Hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese lined the streets Sunday for the funeral of independence hero General Vo Nguyen Giap, who orchestrated the country's stunning wartime victories over France and the United States.
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Hanoi Saturday to pay their respects to Vietnam's independence hero General Vo Nguyen Giap, lying in state in the capital after he died last week at the age of 102.