After a successful pilot project in China, the US plans to expand air quality monitoring to some of its missions in countries like India, Vietnam and Mongolia in the coming months to help raise awareness about the dangers of pollution.
Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday told the head of Vietnam`s ruling Communist Party he treasured the two nations` traditional friendship, but disagreements needed careful handling to ensure regional stability amid an ugly dispute.
A prominent Vietnamese blogger who is partially paralysed and was jailed two months ago for posting articles that oppose the Communist Party said on Wednesday he was released from prison on medical parole.
China on Monday launched its first cruise liner to sail via its ambitious transcontinental initiative Maritime Silk Road (MSR) on its maiden voyage during which it will visit three South-East Asian nations including Malaysia and Vietnam.
The website of an outspoken Vietnamese newspaper has had its licence revoked after publishing articles which "abuse freedom and democratic rights," authorities said Monday, as part of a growing crackdown on press freedom in the communist country.
Police in southern China shot dead two Uighurs trying to cross the border into Vietnam, state media reported Monday, with rights groups saying repression at home causes members of the ethnic minority to flee.
Drastic changes in regional security has created a need for closer bilateral strategic partnership with India, a top Vietnamese official said as the country beefs up its defence capabilities amid territorial dispute with China in the South China Sea.
Vietnam`s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has conceded it is impossible for the communist country to ban social media, urging officials instead to embrace websites like Facebook to spread the government`s message.
As it faces an international lawsuit over the South China Sea maritime dispute, China has tried to pacify Vietnam, another claimant of the contested waters, with an assurance to settle it through dialogue and substantial cooperation in various fields.