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On 12 July 2016, the tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines, declaring China’s “claims to historic rights, or other sovereign rights or jurisdiction” related to the “nine-dash line” as unlawful. 

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.

Typhoon Vongfong makes landfall in Philippines

Typhoon Vongfong made a landfall in the central Philippines on May 14, forcing tens of thousands of residents to flee.

10th ASEAN Para Games cancelled

The Philippines has announced the cancellation of the 2020 ASEAN Para Games due to a lack of funding stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Vietnam Sports Administration.

Vietnam ranks second in number of guest workers in Japan

Vietnam now ranks second in the number of employees working in Japan, according to the latest statistics of Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Over 50 foreign enterprises keen to export pork to Vietnam

In addition to businesses that have already established inroads in the country, over 50 foreign enterprises have expressed an interest in exporting pork products to Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Vietnamese women’s team prepare for Olympics qualifiers

Following their success at the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 30) in the Philippines, the Vietnamese national women’s team convened in Hanoi on December 24 to prepare for the third qualifying round of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

SEA Games 30: Vietnam’s female football team wins gold medal

The Vietnamese female football players became the champion of women’s football at the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines after defeating Thailand 1-0 on December 8.

SEA Games 30: Events rescheduled due to Typhoon Kammuri

Organisers of the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 30) on December 2 announced the reschedule of some events expected to be held in the hosts Philippines’ Subic city over fear of Typhoon Kammuri.

Vietnam's export price of rice suffers dramatic decrease

The average price of rice exports during the first nine months of the year suffered a sharp decline of 13.4 per cent to US$435.6 per tonne, according to the Agro Processing and Market Development Authority.

Vietnam among top 20 countries to visit in 2020

Vietnam was ranked 10th among the top 20 countries to visit in 2020 by the Conde Nast Traveler – a prestigious travel magazine.

Thu Hien to represent Vietnam at Miss Asia Pacific International

Thu Hien has been selected as the nation’s representative at the Miss Asia Pacific International 2019 beauty pageant which is set to take place in Pasay city, the Philippines, in October 10.

Vietnam among top targets for phishing in Southeast Asia

Vietnam is among the top three target countries for phishing websites in Southeast Asia in the first half of the year, according to the global cybersecurity company Kaspersky.

Philippine defence chief criticises China for East Sea acts

Defence Secretary of the Philippines Delfin Lorenzana on July 30 criticized China for what he called "bullying" actions in the East Sea and said Beijing's peaceful assurances contrast with its behaviour in the contested waters.

Vietnam strives to hit tourism target ahead of schedule

Vietnam is striving to achieve its goal of welcoming 17.5 – 18 million international tourists by the end of 2019, a year earlier than scheduled.

Vietnam among top five favourite places of Japanese tourists

Vietnam is one of the five most favourite places of Japanese tourists this summer, according to a survey announced by the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) in early July.

Vietnam’s dairy industry to boost exports

Vietnam’s dairy makers are accessing more opportunities to increase exports, but companies need to enhance their competitiveness in foreign markets and develop a concentrated production scale.

Will Vietnam have to compete with Lao rice in China?

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has been warned that China will import rice from Laos instead of Vietnam, but many Vietnamese in the industry do not believe this will occur in the near future. 

Vietnam rice exporters worried as Thailand plans to clear rice stocks

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam may be put at a disadvantage when Thailand sells 13 million tons of rice from its stockpile. 

Vietnam expects higher prices for rice after Philippines bid

VietNamNet Bridge - The sale of 450,000 tons of rice to the Philippines under a government-to-government contract is expected to increase Vietnam’s rice price in domestic and world markets.