Vu Thi Thoan's family has been making papier mache masks, part of traditional Vietnamese celebrations for the Mid-Autumn Festival, for over four decades. But cheap Chinese toys are threatening her business.
A prominent Vietnamese blogger who was jailed after she wrote about corruption in the Communist country's police and judiciary has been released and left the country, the U.S. embassy said Monday.
Vietnam's president on Wednesday urged further modernization of the armed forces in the face of growing maritime territorial disputes as the nation celebrated 70 years since it declared independence from France.
Myanmar's popular opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is urging armed ethnic minority groups to think carefully before signing a nationwide cease-fire agreement, a top party colleague said, a position that pits her against President Thein Sein, who has made reaching a deal before November elections his top priority.
Coffee prices have dropped to record lows in southern Dong Nai province, pushing coffee growers and particularly small enterprises to the verge of bankruptcy.
Police in Vietnam have seized more than 700 kilograms of rhino horns and elephant tusks believed to have originated from Mozambique, state media said Friday.
Vietnam is struggling to help communities hit by toxic mudslides after torrential rain in a major coal-mining area in northern Quang Ninh province, home to the UNESCO-listed Halong Bay tourist site.
David Cameron hailed rapidly growing trade with Vietnam on Wednesday during the first visit by a British Prime Minister to the communist country, as a number of key business deals were signed.