Asia Pacific

Two US warships in South China Sea amid China-Malaysia standoff

USS America and USS Bunker Hill sailed near a Chinese research ship spotted close to a Petronas exploration vessel.

Two US warships in South China Sea amid China-Malaysia standoff

AJ Impact

Vietnam's 'rice ATMs' help the poor affected by virus lockdown

Automated machines dispense rice to Vietnam's poor, many of whom have been left jobless because of a 15-day lockdown.

Vietnam's 'rice ATMs' help the poor affected by virus lockdown

Vietnam

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat

In an unusually pointed statement, Manila laments loss of trust among neighbours due to incidents in disputed seas.

Philippines backs Vietnam after China sinks fishing boat

Family

From Zimbabwe to Pakistan: Five long reads for lockdown

From a Canadian town with a traumatic past to a Pakistani prisoner of war in India - stories to pass the time indoors.

Five long reads for lockdown

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic puts brakes on Vietnam's F1 Grand Prix

First Formula 1 race in Hanoi disrupted as deadly virus returns, prompting government to impose new restrictions.

Coronavirus pandemic puts brakes on Vietnam's F1 Grand Prix

Coronavirus pandemic

Going viral: Asia takes on the coronavirus with songs, dances

Public service announcements from Vietnam, Thailand, elsewhere in Asia spread awareness, go viral on social media

Going viral: Asia takes on the coronavirus with songs, dances

AJ Impact

Drop in China exports causes $50bn fall in global shipments: UN

EU, Japan, and Taiwan are suffering high export losses because China is producing fewer component parts.

Drop in China exports causes $50bn fall in global shipments: UN

Coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus miracle? Vietnam says all its infected patients cured

World Health Organization officials and health experts say swift response crucial in containing virus in the country.

Coronavirus miracle? Vietnam says all its infected patients cured

AJ Impact

As virus toll rises, airline losses soar with China flight cuts

US airlines extended flight cancellations to China until April as demand for air travel plunges over virus fears.

As virus toll rises, airline losses soar with China flight cuts

Asia Pacific

Vietnam's battalions of 'cyber-armies' silencing online dissent

'Force 47', thought to be 10,000-strong, seen as government's online enforcers as new cybercrime law takes effect.

Vietnam's battalions of 'cyber-armies' silencing online dissent

Fork the System

Would you try this Vietnamese sandworm pancake? | Fork The System

The treasured seasonal treat is seen as 'gross' by some.

Fork the System

Keeping Vietnam's flavours alive | Fork The System

How Hanoi's women are guarding Vietnam's culinary traditions

Vietnam

'Pushing boundaries': The rise of Samizdat publishing in Vietnam

Liberal Publishing House publishes and distributes books Vietnam's government does not wants its citizens to read.

'Pushing boundaries': The rise of Samizdat publishing in Vietnam

Environment

Mekong communities struggle as China tests dam equipment

Water levels have fluctuated sharply with testing, but some are encouraged that China gave warning of its plan.

Mekong communities struggle as China tests dam equipment

Vietnam

Police officers killed in clash with protesters in Vietnam

Three police officers and one protester killed after demonstrators attacked authorities near Hanoi.

Police officers killed in clash with protesters in Vietnam