Asia Pacific

Vietnam detains nearly 400 Chinese in online gambling bust

Gambling ring accused of running an online operation worth $435m in a tightly guarded urban area outside Hanoi.

Vietnam detains nearly 400 Chinese in online gambling bust

Vietnam

Vietnam seizes 55 pieces of rhino horn hidden in plaster

The 125-kilogram haul discovered at Hanoi's Noi Bai airport on same day suspects found with seven tiger carcasses.

Vietnam seizes 55 pieces of rhino horn hidden in plaster

Malaria

Drug-resistant malaria spreading in Southeast Asia: Study

Scientists warn of 'terrifying prospect' that multidrug-resistant malaria strain could reach Africa.

Drug-resistant malaria spreading in Southeast Asia: Study

Asia Pacific

Singapore seizes pangolin scales, ivory worth over $48m

Haul of 11.9 tonnes of pangolin scales and 8.8 tonnes of elephant ivory is found in container en route to Vietnam.

Singapore seizes pangolin scales, ivory worth over $48m

South China Sea

Vietnam demands China withdraw vessel from South China Sea

Reports suggest large-scale standoff between several coastguard ships from each country near the Spratly Islands.

Vietnam demands China withdraw vessel from South China Sea

AJ Impact

Nike supplier pivots away from Vietnam after exiting China

Eclat Textile looks to other countries to diversify its manufacturing hubs after Trump imposes tariffs on Vietnam.

Nike supplier pivots away from Vietnam after exiting China

AJ Impact

Trump: A trade deal with China is 'absolutely possible' this week

Trump says he'll impose additional tariffs on Chinese goods if the two sides can't make a deal.

Trump: A trade deal with China is 'absolutely possible' this week

Asia Pacific

Vietnam jails US man for 12 years for trying to overthrow state

Michael Phuong Minh Nguyen family says he has never been involved in any type of activism.

Vietnam jails US man for 12 years for trying to overthrow state

AJ Impact

Millions of pigs culled as swine fever spreads through Asia

UN body urges Asian states to tackle what's being described as the largest animal disease outbreak in history.

Millions of pigs culled as swine fever spreads through Asia

Vietnam

Vietnam asks for Russian help to preserve Ho Chi Minh corpse

The embalmed body of Vietnam's founding leader lies in a mausoleum in Hanoi, attracting thousands of visitors each year.

Vietnam asks for Russian help to preserve Ho Chi Minh corpse

AJ Impact

How one solar company is defying Trump's trade tariffs

Trina Solar Limited has found ways around Trump's tariffs to continue supplying its biggest market: the US

How one solar company is defying Trump's trade tariffs

Human Rights

Vietnam jails activist for six years for Facebook posts

Dissident activist Nguyen Ngoc Anh is sentenced to six years in prison for online posts as the EU calls for his release.

Vietnam: Facebook user gets six-year jail for 'anti-state' posts

AJ Impact

Huawei reviews relationship with FedEx after packages 'diverted'

Global tech giant hit by US sanctions questions integrity of shipping services provided by US delivery firm.

Huawei reviews relationship with FedEx after packages 'diverted'

Vietnam

'Fear and paranoia': How Vietnam controls its media

'Level of terror rises sharply' as Vietnam ranks 176th out of 180 countries in the 2019 Press Freedom Index.

'Fear and paranoia': How Vietnam controls its media

Vietnam

At least 128 prisoners of conscience in Vietnam: Amnesty

The number of those jailed in activist and social media crackdown rises by a third as new legislation takes effect.

At least 128 prisoners of conscience in Vietnam: Amnesty