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Stories with place: Hanoi
  • Communism better than democracy, says Vietnam party boss story has photos
    Updated: Jan-28-16 5:35 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - One-party rule in communist Vietnam is a far better alternative to authoritarianism disguised as democracy, the 71-year-old ideologue who was re-elected as party chief and consequently the country's leader said Thursday.

  • Private business hopes for bigger role in Vietnam economy 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 12:53 am

    BAT TRANG, Vietnam - After a decade of uneven progress, foreign and local businesses hope the reshuffled leadership of Vietnam's ruling Communist Party will double down on modernizing an economy dominated by state companies.

  • Longtime rivals: A look at complex Vietnam-China ties story has photos
    Updated: Jan-24-16 8:03 pm

    BEIJING - Divided opinions within Vietnam's Communist Party on how to relate to giant neighbor and one-time ally China are among key factors in play at an eight-day congress to choose new leadership. A look at the countries' shared history and some of the most recent ups and downs in relations.

  • Vietnam demands that China remove oil rig 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 6:06 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam said China has moved an oil rig into disputed waters in the South China Sea, in a possible repeat of a 2014 stand-off between the communist neighbors.

  • In Vietnam, people have virtually no say in choosing leaders story has photos
    Updated: Jan-20-16 5:19 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam's Communist Party will hold its 12th congress Jan. 21-28 to elect a new set of leaders for the next five years. Here's a look at how the process works.

  • Vietnam accuses China of threatening civilian air traffic 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 6:21 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnam has accused China of threatening safety of civilian flights over the disputed South China Sea by failing to properly inform its aviation authorities of recent test flights to a man-made island claimed by both Beijing and Hanoi.

  • Vietnam court sentences Canadian to 4 years over child abuse 
    Updated: Jan-13-16 5:01 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - A Vietnamese court sentenced a Canadian man to four years in jail Wednesday after finding him guilty of sexually abusing four homeless teenage boys.