Vietnam cannot find support in dispute with China

Vietnam cannot find support in dispute with China

HANOI , Vietnam, May 12 (UPI) --The maritime dispute between China and Vietnam was not addressed at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations conference leaving Vietnam without allies.
Ed Adamczyk
Chinese oil rig threat to the world, Vietnam says

Chinese oil rig threat to the world, Vietnam says

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, May 12 (UPI) --China's deployment of an oil rig in contested waters is evidence of Beijing's growing threat to nations in the Asia-Pacific, Vietnam's prime minister said.
Daniel J. Graeber

Vietnam takes delivery of its first 'black hole' sub

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Vietnam officially took delivery of the first of six "black hole" submarines amid increasing tensions over territorial disputes and fishing rights in the South China Sea.

Deadly Typhoon Haiyan hits Vietnam earlier than forecast

HANOI, Vietnam, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A search was under way for three people reported missing after Typhoon Haiyan upended a boat as it moved through Vietnam's coastal areas, officials said Monday.

Vietnam prepares for Typhoon Nari's expected landfall on Tuesday

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Preparations have begun in Vietnam's central provinces from Nghe An to Quang Ngai for the forecast landfall of Typhoon Nari, officials said.

Two days of mourning for Gen. Giap begins in Vietnam

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese paid their respects Saturday to the general credited with defeating both French and U.S. forces, officials say.

McDonald's to open first franchise in Vietnam

OAK BROOK, Ill., July 17 (UPI) -- Hamburger chain McDonald's said it would open its first store in Vietnam in Ho Chi Minh City in early 2014.

Chinese media comments on Abe's trip

BEIJING, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to three Asian countries is "political posturing," one Chinese analyst told China Daily.

Second Vietnamese satellite in orbit

HANOI, Vietnam, May 16 (UPI) -- Vietnam's second satellite has been launched from the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, the state-run Vietnam News Agency reported Wednesday.

South Korea, Vietnam, sign business deals

SEOUL, March 29 (UPI) -- The prime ministers of Vietnam and South Korea have signed agreements to increase commercial and industrial cooperation.

Vietnam Parliament picks new president

HANOI, Vietnam, July 25 (UPI) -- Top Communist Party official Truong Tan Sang was elected president of Vietnam by the country's Parliament Monday.
Germany: Berlin, Hanoi strengthening ties

Germany: Berlin, Hanoi strengthening ties

HANOI, Vietnam, June 7 (UPI) -- Germany and Vietnam are moving closer to a strategic partnership as their bilateral relations deepen, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle says.

Vietnam, Japan reach nuclear accord

HANOI, Vietnam, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Vietnam and Japan said Sunday they have reached agreement on a nuclear cooperation pact.

Vietnam seeks more investment in Iran

HANOI, Vietnam, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Vietnam is seeking to increase its investments in Iran's oil and natural gas industries.

Russia, Vietnam sign major deals

MOSCOW, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Visiting Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said in Moscow his country will buy submarines and aircraft from Russia.
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Nguyen Tan Dung
U.S. President George W. Bush shakes hands with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung after their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on June 24, 2008. (UPI Photo/Roger L. Wollenberg)

Nguyen Tan Dung (Vietnamese: Nguyễn Tấn Dũng) (born November 17, 1949 in Cà Mau province) is the prime minister of Vietnam. He was confirmed by the National Assembly on June 27, 2006, having been nominated by his predecessor, Phan Văn Khải, who retired from office. Dung is currently ranked third in the hierarchy of the Communist Party of Vietnam.

Dung was born in Cà Mau province in Southern Vietnam. On his 12th birthday, the young Dung is said to have voluntarily joined the military arm of the National Liberation Front of South Vietnam, later part of the Vietnam People's Army, doing first-aid, and communication tasks; he also worked as a nurse, and a physician. Dung was four times wounded in the Vietnam War, and was later ranked as a level 2/4 wounded veteran. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in law (doctor of jurisprudence) following the end of the war.

Dung previously served as First Deputy Prime Minister from September 29, 1997. He was also the Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam between 1998 and 1999. He was admitted to the Communist Party of Vietnam on June 10, 1967, then joined the army as a full-fledged fighter and was subsequently elected a member of the Party’s Politburo at the Eighth, Ninth and Tenth National Party Congresses.

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