Japan adjusts entry policy for foreigners World

Japan adjusts entry policy for foreigners

Japan will suspend the entry of business people from 11 countries and territories, including Vietnam, into the country as part of its efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Kyodo News reported on January 13.
Vietnam – economic bright spot in 2020 Business

Vietnam – economic bright spot in 2020

Vietnam has emerged as an economic bright spot with a growth rate of 2.91 percent in 2020, which is attributable to the country’s efforts in containing COVID-19 and timely support policies to people and businesses, international organisations said.
Congratulations to Myanmar over Independence Day Politics

Congratulations to Myanmar over Independence Day

Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong has sent a message of congratulations to President of Myanmar U Win Myint on the occasion of Myanmar’s 73rd Independence Day (January 4, 1948-2021).
RCEP a proof of signatories’ resolve to strengthen integration: Malaysian minister World

RCEP a proof of signatories’ resolve to strengthen integration: Malaysian minister

The recently concluded Comprehensive Regional Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is a proof of resolve of Malaysia, together with ASEAN member countries and the five ASEAN Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) partners, to continue strengthening regional economic integration, facilitating cross-border trade and investment, and reducing non-tariff barriers, a Malaysian minister has said.
Russian expert commends Vietnam’s 2020 economic success World

Russian expert commends Vietnam’s 2020 economic success

Professor Vladimir Mazyrin, leader of the Centre for Vietnamese and ASEAN Studies of the Far East Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, has described the results of economic development of Vietnam in 2020 as an extraordinary success.
Myanmar: Insurgents free ruling party politicians World

Myanmar: Insurgents free ruling party politicians

Insurgents from western Myanmar on January 1 released three ruling party politicians who had been kidnapped from conflict-torn Rakhine state, a spokesman for the insurgent group said, calling it a goodwill gesture to build trust with the government.
Thailand bans gatherings over COVID-19 fears World

Thailand bans gatherings over COVID-19 fears

The Government of Thailand has banned all gatherings "posing risk of disease transmission", except for household meetings and government activities, effective immediately in COVID-19-hit areas.
Three new COVID-19 cases reported on December 29 Health

Three new COVID-19 cases reported on December 29

Three more cases of COVID-19 were detected in the past 24 hours to 6pm December 29, which all involved people returning from abroad who had been quarantined, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.