Vietnam lauds Canada’s support to ASEAN in COVID-19 fight

During the dialogue, both sides took note of the effective implementation of the ASEAN – Canada Plan of Action for 2016-2020 with all lines of action done. Two-way trade hit 17.1 billion USD and Canada’s investment in the bloc reached 3.15 billion USD last year. The number of ASEAN students in Canada has soared 35 […]

Lao ambassador to Germany spotlights ASEAN’s solidarity, cohesion

Berlin (VNA) – ASEAN’s prominent achievements in recent times have helped promote intra-bloc solidarity, and comprehensive cohesion and cooperation in all fields, contributing to maintaining stability, peace and development in the region, said Lao Ambassador to Germany Phomma Butthavong. Speaking at an ASEAN flag hoisting ceremony at the Lao Embassy in Berlin on the occasion of the […]

Trade War or Turf Fight: What’s Behind India’s Plans to Curb Chinese Imports Via Proxy Nations

Analysts point out several reasons why this cannot be perceived as a tit-for-tat trade retaliation on the part of India. They say that if FTA conditions like country of origin or value addition are not being adhered to then India can take measures or rework the deals. Also, if India feels that its national security […]

Thai PM ‘concerned’ after student protest new demands on monarchy

About 3,000 to 4,000 protesters chanted “Long live democracy” at Thammasat University on the outskirts of Bangkok on Monday night, with speeches calling for the resignation of Prayuth, who first took power in a 2014 coup, and an end to military domination of politics.

U.S. should refrain from taking advantage of any disputes in Asia: Chinese ambassador

“We have India and Bhutan which are the only two left. Maybe we are not able to solve the border issue in a short while. But I don’t think this issue should dominate relations between China and India. And I think our Indian friends would share my view,” Cui said.

Land-Sea corridor facilitates China-Brazil meat products trade

The New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor is a trade and logistics passage jointly built by western Chinese provincial regions and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries including Singapore. The corridor now connects 234 ports in 92 countries and regions.

Cambodia moves to boost domestic tourism

Phnom Penh (VNA) – Travel companies in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province have changed their operations to target more domestic tourists. The move comes after hotels report more than 90 percent occupancy rates for the upcoming Khmer New Year replacement holiday. Business changes include hotels dropping room rates as well as restaurants and bars offering a […]

Cambodia suspends flights from Philippines to curb COVID-19 spread

The ministry has noticed that the infection rate recently in the Philippines has jumped sharply, becoming the country with the highest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), so passengers from the Philippines are also a source of concern, Bunheng said.

Foreign banks confident and committed to VN’s economy

However, 95 per cent of the sector consists of small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which limit its scale of operation and ability to compete. According to industry experts, higher logistics costs contribute to higher operating costs and harm the country’s ability to compete in the global economy.

Vietnamese education capable of rivaling Singapore’s in 2035

If the government considers education a national priority, it’s advisable that all efforts and resources be spent on the education sector, which is a really wise choice. Regarding social campaigning, I believe that everyone is willing to make a concerted effort, as the cause is supposed to do everyone good. I also hope that the […]