vietnam en Year of the dragon promises good luck <p> Fireworks and feasts ushered in year of the dragon, an ancient symbol that promises strength and good luck.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China fireworks happy new year japan korea lunar new year new year Thailand vietnam year of the dragon Asia-Pacific Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:33:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5688482 at Vietnam jails ex-Vinashin execs over near-bankruptcy <p> Vinashin almost collapsed in 2010 after racking up debts of some $4.5 billion following attempts to expand into a wide range of peripheral business areas, from tourist resorts and animal food production to motorcycle manufacturing and real estate.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> vietnam Business Vietnam Fri, 30 Mar 2012 17:32:40 +0000 Luke Browne 5698535 at Vietnam asks for help to battle mysterious disease: 19 dead <p> Vietnam has asked for help from the World Health Organization on Friday to investigate a mysterious illness that has already killed 19 people and caused 171 others to fall ill.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health vietnam Health Vietnam Sat, 21 Apr 2012 19:29:00 +0000 Alexander Besant 5701307 at Vietnam arrests 20 after massive land clashes <p> Between 2,000 and 4,000 heavily armed riot police used tear gas and clubs to break up the protest and evict farmers camped out in Van Giang district of Hung Yen province.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> vietnam Asia-Pacific Vietnam Wed, 25 Apr 2012 17:41:15 +0000 Luke Browne 5701825 at China approves supply dock project in disputed Paracel islands <p> The move is likely to inflame tensions between China and Vietnam, who both assert claims over the small islands and reefs in the area, which China has occupied since 1974.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> China vietnam Asia-Pacific Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:52:54 +0000 Luke Browne 5702164 at