China’s “pun” trap a ruse to justify expansion in East Sea China’s “pun” trap a ruse to justify expansion in East Sea

The Chinese are using "the trick of puns" to "trap" Vietnam by saying that their operations in Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) took place within the territorial waters and the contiguous zone of this archipelago, Dr. Tran Cong Truc, former head of the National Border Committee, said in an interview with Dan Tri online.

Vietnam, Mexico Enhance Bilateral Cooperation

Vietnam, Mexico Enhance Bilateral Cooperation

National Times- Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and National Assembly Vice Chairman Huynh Ngoc Son received Chairman of the Mexican Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee for Asia-Pacific, Senator Teofilo Torres Corzo in Hanoi.

Dutch members of parliament visit Vietnam

A delegation from the Netherlands’ Parliamentary Committee for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, headed by Chairman Raymond de Roon, will visit Vietnam from 17 August to 24 August 2014.

Hanoi to host TPP talks in September

Hanoi to host TPP talks in September

Chief negotiators of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will meet in Hanoi from September 1-10 to work out solutions blocking the trade pact.

Moody's Upgrades BIDV Credit Rating

Moody's Upgrades BIDV Credit Rating

National Times- The Global Credit Rating Organization Moody’s assess BIDV’s prospect (Bank for Investment and Development of Vietnam) are stable and raise the deposit credit rating and issuer rating of BIDV to B1, upgrading to 1 degree.

Vietnam Water Puppet Show in Cuba

Vietnam Water Puppet Show in Cuba

National Times- Great water puppet performances, imbued with national identity have been held by The Thang Long water puppet ...

Most Beautiful Ancient House in Hoi An

Most Beautiful Ancient House in Hoi An

National Times- Maintaining the original architecture for almost 2000 years, Tan Ky house has still preserved inherent luxurious furniture.

Vietnam on Top Five Tourist Budget Destinations

National Times- The Huffington Post online newspaper has named Vietnam as one of five tourist budget destinations, which can be visited for less than USD 50 per day.

Beautiful hedgerows in northern villages

The green leaves surrounding tile-roofed houses bring about a peaceful feeling.

Spiritual Tourism along Red River Developed

National Times- The signing ceremony of cooperation to launch spiritual tourism route along the Red River held on August 12 among three northwest provinces Lao Cai, Yen Bai and Phu Tho as part of activities taking place at Bao Ha Temle in Lao Cai.

Vietnam's rural 'love market' on AFP

Love in the time of tourists: courtship changes in remote Vietnam SAPA, VIETNAM - Dating is never easy but finding the perfect partner when you live in a tiny, remote village in the Vietnamese mountains is almost impossible. The solution? A love market.

Thang Long citadel welcomes over 70,000 visitors

The Thang Long Imperial Citadel, a UNESCO-recognised World Cultural Heritage site, in Hanoi capital city has so far this year welcomed more than 70,000 local and international visitors.

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Third Week of August, 2014

Third Week of August, 2014

National Times- Vietnam to Boost Multilateral Diplomacy; Vietnam, EU Enhance Bilateral Cooperation; Vietnam, RoK to Sign FTA by Year-End; Prime Minister receives General Martin Dempsey; Leaders pay respect to late President … some leading news stories in the third week of August, 2014.