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HCM City-based South Korean violist Jmi Ko has recently released a music video online after its premiere was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, aiming to spread optimism during the virus outbreak.

Nikkei Asian Review: Samsung Electronics looks to shift production to VN

Samsung Electronics will end personal computer production in China as it looks to shift production to Viet Nam to cut costs and remain competitive in the PC business, according to the Nikkei Asian Review. 

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosts Korean investors in Vietnam

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception on July 29 in Hanoi for groups and businesses from the Republic of Korea (RoK) that are investing in Vietnam.


Coronavirus: South Korea in recession as exports at 57-year low

It joins a growing list of trade-reliant countries that have seen their economies slump.

RoK to grant 90 scholarships for training of ASEAN talents

The Government of the Republic of Korea (RoK) will provide a total of 90 doctoral scholarships for candidates from ASEAN countries to study at six prestigious Korean universities over the next five years.


ASEAN+3 discusses COVID-19 response plans

China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) affirmed their support for ASEAN’s initiatives in promoting co-operation to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic at an online meeting of ASEAN+3 Senior Officials’ Meeting on Monday.


Korean investors anticipate favourable investment environment in Vietnam

Many financiers from the Republic of Korea (RoK) are expecting that regulations on financial investment activities in Vietnam will become clearer and more open with the revised Investment Law coming into force.


Vietnam to see enhanced high-quality investment flows after successful VKFTA

Vietnam and South Korea are witnessing their heyday in multi-faceted and bilateral co-operation.

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon accused of four years of sexual harassment

The alleged victim said the harassment included the mayor of Seoul sending semi-naked pictures.

Park Won-soon: Mayor of Seoul found dead after going missing

Park Won-soon disappeared after reportedly leaving a message for his daughter, who raised the alarm.

Vietnam warned of troublemaking transshipment from China, S.Korea to US

Vietnam should take stronger measures related to origin of goods and products to avoid risks of lawsuits or being taken advantage of by other countries to evade US import tariffs.

ADB trims Vietnam's 2020 GDP growth forecast to 4.1% on Covid-19

The country would remain the fastest growing economy in Southeast Asia, which is expected to bounce back to 6.8% in 2021.

S Korea unification minister offers to resign over tensions with North

On Tuesday, North Korea blew up an office that was designed to improve communication with the South.

North Korea 'blows up joint liaison office' with South

North Korea blows up the joint liaison office with the South in border town of Kaesong.

North Korea threatens to send army into demilitarised border zone

The sister of North Korea's leader has instructed the army - and the military says it's ready to move.

Japan, Philippines, South Korea plan to reopen borders to Vietnam

Airlines of Japan, the Philippines and South Korea plan to resume international flights to Vietnam as the pandemic is deemed to subside in the country that has reported no deaths of Covid-19.

Foreign investors call for greater flexibility in Vietnam's upcoming PPP law

A lack of a unified legal framework governing PPP is the main factor that Vietnam’s infrastructure sector growth potential is capped at 6.1% per year through 2029.

Photo contest helps recall memories of travel to South Korea

he Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) launched the photo contest Relive Your Korea Trip on April 29 to help people recall their trips to South Korea. 

Coach Park ranked among 40 most powerful people in South Korea

Forbes recently published a list of the most influential people in South Korea and head coach Park Hang-seo of the Vietnamese national football team was featured.

Coronavirus: South Korea holds elections in masks and clinics

With coronavirus seemingly under control, South Korea is holding an election unlike any other.