The ongoing global economic turmoil will not prevent Ho Chi Minh City from turning in an impressive economic performance with a per capita income of US$4,513 this year.
Vietnam passed a revised constitution on Thursday that reaffirms the dominant political and economic role of the Communist Party, disappointing reform advocates who had taken advantage of an unprecedented public revision process to press for far greater change.
Vietnam will hand out fines of 100 million dong (US$4,740) to anyone criticizing the government on social media, under a new law announced this week, the latest measure in a widening crackdown on dissent by the country's communist rulers.
The death toll from flooding triggered by heavy rains in central Vietnam has hit 36, with about 80,000 people forced from homes, disaster officials said Monday.
A Vietnamese former banker and his business associate have been sentenced to death for embezzling US$25 million by a court in Ho Chi Minh City, state media said Saturday.
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.