James Pearson

Fast and serious: Vietnam's first domestic car manufacturer bets big

03 Oct 2018

HAIPHONG, Vietnam At a time when auto companies in the developed world are facing a squeeze on their profits from cash-rich tech firms, Vietnam is betting car-making can be a ticket t o a more prosperous economy, just as it was for the likes of Japan and South Korea. | Video

RPT-FOCUS-Fast and serious: Vietnam's first domestic car manufacturer bets big

02 Oct 2018

* VinFast to unveil first cars, export markets in Paris this week

Vietnam's president dies after viral illness

21 Sep 2018

HANOI Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, a former chief of internal security who became one of the most high-profile leaders in the communist-ruled country, died on Friday after an illness, state media said.

Exclusive: Vietnam finance minister urges flexibility in forex policy, says debt ratio falling

12 Sep 2018

HANOI Vietnam should be more flexible in handling its exchange rate, and is on track to cut its public debt to about 60 percent of gross domestic product by 2020, its finance minister said in an interview on Wednesday.

Corrected: Vietnam jails two Vietnamese-Americans for 14 years over bomb plots

04 Sep 2018

HANOI (Corrects to clarify in the third paragraph that the convicted were not accused of a June police station bombing as originally reported; clarifies the nature of the accusations in the third paragraph; clarifies in the 11th paragraph that those arrested in relation to the police station bombing were members of a separate group.)

Vietnam arrests exiles group member with weapons: security ministry

30 Aug 2018

HANOI Police in Vietnam have arrested a man accused of being a member of a "terrorist" group and planning attacks in the country, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday.

Asian Games: Vietnam lauds South Korean coach as soccer 'wizard'

28 Aug 2018

HANOI Vietnamese football fans have dubbed national coach Park Hang-seo a "wizard" following a rare string of successes by the Southeast Asian country's "Golden Star" team.

Vietnam sentences South African drug smuggler to death

28 Aug 2018

HANOI, Aug 28 A Vietnamese court has sentenced a South African man to death for smuggling cocaine from Brazil into the Southeast Asian country, state media reported on Tuesday.

Vietnam says John McCain helped 'heal the wounds of war'

27 Aug 2018

HANOI U.S. Senator John McCain was a "symbol of his generation" who helped "heal the wounds of war" by pushing for diplomatic normalisation of ties with Vietnam, the Southeast Asian country's foreign minister said on Monday.

Flowers, tributes offered for McCain at Vietnam War crash site

26 Aug 2018

HANOI On the shores of a still and peaceful lake on the edge of downtown Hanoi, the inscription on a faded monument stands as a reminder of a violent event 51 years ago.

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