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Worried about Trump iPhone eavesdroppers? China recommends a Huawei

An exhibitor takes a photo with a Huawei Mate 10 Pro during the 2018 CES in Las Vegas.

China’s foreign ministry on Thursday suggested the Trump administration to use a Huawei handset if it’s worried about foreign eavesdropping. The riposte came after the New York Times reported that American intelligence reports indicated that Chinese and Russian spies often listen in on President Donald Trump when he uses his …

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Vietnamese premier urges better job chances, social welfare for women

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Women (AMMW-3) in Hanoi on October 25, 2018.

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc called on the eliminations of all barriers for women to access better employment opportunities and social welfare during the third ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Women (AMMW-3) in Hanoi on Thursday. ASEAN women have made significant contributions to prosperity in the region, PM Phuc said …

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Cuba president to visit Russia, China, Vietnam in November

Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel speaks during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 26, 2018.

Cuba’s President Miguel Diaz-Canel will visit Russia and Asian allies including Vietnam on his first tour abroad early next month. Following a news conference focused on what Rodriguez called the U.S. decision to advance down a “path of confrontation,” Cuba’s Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Wednesday that Diaz-Canel would …

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How Vietnam can walk the tightrope of US-China tensions

U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping shake hands after making joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, November 9, 2017.

Vietnam faces the daunting prospect of balancing its relations with the U.S. and China as tensions escalate between the superpowers. The second October 16-17 visit by U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis to Vietnam this year attracted great attention among international experts. His first visit was in January 2018. Carl Thayer, …

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Vietnam elects party leader as president

Vietnam's Party's Generel Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong is seen in Hanoi on April 2, 2018.

Vietnam’s National Assembly on Tuesday elected Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, the architect of an ongoing crackdown on corruption, as the country’s new president. The election was largely procedural as the party had unanimously nominated him as the only candidate for the position earlier this month. Trong, 74, became …

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It’s official: Party chief Trong is Vietnam’s new president

Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong is now also Vietnam's new president.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has taken oath as Vietnam’s new president after a secret vote by the parliament. Trong becomes the first person after Ho Chi Minh to simultaneously head the Party and executive branches of governance in Vietnam. Earlier this month, he was unanimously nominated for the …

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Vietnamese premier urges stronger Asia-Europe connectivity

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc speaks at the 16th Asia-Europe Business Forum in Brussels, Belgium, on October 18, 2018.

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has called for stronger connectivity and cooperation between Asia and Europe for sustainable development and prosperity during his speech at the 16th Asia- Europe Business Forum. PM Phuc and Norwegian Premier Erna Solberg were the two main speakers at the gathering in Brussels, Belgium, …

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Parliament set to select Vietnam’s new president early next week

A Vietnamese national flag is seen at the Flag Tower of Hanoi

Vietnam’s National Assembly is scheduled to elect the country’s new head of state at its upcoming session. Speaking at a meeting of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on Tuesday, Nguyen Hanh Phuc, General Secretary of the assembly, said the presidential election is among new items added to the agenda …

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Vietnamese cop detained for fatal attack on traffic violator

Can Tho prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant for a police officer accused of beating a drunk suspect to death. Bui Duc Nghia will be placed under criminal investigation after 29-year-old Nguyen Chi Hieu died from multiple injuries sustained while in police custody in O Mon District in the Mekong …

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