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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.

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.

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.

Cho Ju-bin: South Korea chatroom sex abuse suspect named after outcry

At least 10,000 people used the chatrooms, with some paying up to $1,200 (£1,000) for access.

How Vietnam sacrifices economy to protect its people?

Taking tough measures for the safety of people has become the government's top priority.

Coronavirus: South Korea's 'trace, test and treat' approach

South Korea is testing more people per capita than anywhere else - and could be a role model for others.

Prolonged Covid-19 epidemic to take toll on Vietnam export growth target in 2020

The spreading of Covid-19 epidemic in Vietnam’s major trade partners including Japan and South Korea are causing problem for export-import activities.

Vietnam to support S.Korea in assisting citizens: ministry

South Korea will send three quick response teams to Vietnam to assist 276 Koreans under quarantine in Vietnam.

Coal to remain key in Vietnam’s power expansion: Fitch Solutions

Coal remains the most practical option in the near-term to stimulate affordable electricity generation growth at the pace and scale needed by the country, said Fitch Solutions.

Flights on Vietnam-South Korea suspended from March 5

Vietnam Airlines will suspend flights on all routes between Vietnam and the Republic of Korea from March 5, while low-cost carrier Vietjet Air has announced it will temporarily halt flights between the two countries starting March 7.

South Korean banks apply caution amid relief moves

South Korean lenders are continuing to play the waiting game in regards to measures to combat damage caused by the coronavirus outbreak, though domestic banks and investors have been placing growing bets on rate cuts or tolerance to loans.

Vietnam urged to look beyond Asian markets for FDI amid Covid-19

Vietnam should take advantage of being the second country in Southeast Asia to sign a free trade agreement with the EU to attract FDI from Europe.

As supply runs low, electronics makers forecast further disruption

Vietnamese electronics makers have until the end of this quarter to find alternative sources for their input materials as inventories run low and supply would likely remain disrupted due to outbreaks of coronavirus in China and S. Korea.

Coronavirus: South Korea church leader apologises for virus spread

Lee Man-hee got down on his knees and said the disease's spread was "not intentional".

Vietnamese students in South Korea on a knife-edge amid coronavirus epidemic

After being notified of a SARS-CoV-2 infected case at Ajou University Hospital in Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, five minutes walk from her apartment, Phuong Duyen decided to rush back to Vietnam.

Coronavirus: South Korea sect leader to face homicide probe over deaths

Lee Man-hee is accused of hiding the names of sect members, hampering efforts to contain the virus.