The practice of “pulling wife”, bride kidnapping or marriage by capture is an old tradition among the rural Vietnamese.
Vietnam is going through a transformative period. The economic reforms undertaken by the ruling Communist Party have transformed the country into one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, a former police chief known as a tough politician and committed communist with little tolerance for dissent, died Friday at age 61 after a serious illness, state media reported.
Vietnam has denied entry to two prominent rights campaigners invited to attend this week's World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN 2018 in Hanoi, as the one-party communist state continues its hard line on critics of its dismal rights record.
Southeast Asia has come a long way. ASEAN has evolved from an agrarian backwater that has been stricken by war and ravaged by colonialism to become a global economic powerhouse.
Pork is an important source of protein in Vietnam. It represents more than 72.6 percent of meat produced in the country and provides livelihoods on small farms for more than four million people.
Five moon bears were rescued in August from a bile farm near the city of My Tho, located 70 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh City in South Vietnam. The bears, likely captured from the wild, were rescued by the Animals Asia Foundation.
Vietnam must be feeling high-speed-rail (HSR) envy as its neighbours move ahead with their respective HSR projects, propelled by China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Vietnam’s numbers are looking impressive so far in 2018. The country’s business environment grew tremendously at the start of the year with over 26,000 new enterprises established.
With electricity demand in Vietnam growing 12 percent annually, the Vietnamese government has set a goal to generate 265 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity by 2020 and 570 billion kWh of electricity by 2030.