Myanmar jade is still being smuggled across the border to China in large quantities despite the government having suspended new licences for two years now.
High extraction rates are causing a rapid lowering of the water levels in Hanoi, HCM City and in the Central Highlands, seriously threatening the sustainability of these water sources.
Captive wild animal encounters are hugely popular, thanks partly to social media. But our investigation shows many creatures lead dismal lives.
Annual electricity imports from China and Laos are expected to increase to 3,000 megawatt (MW) by 2025 and 5,000 MW by 2030 from the current about 1,000 MW
This will facilitate the private sectors of Laos and China to focus on developing industry in various parts of the northern provinces to take advantage of the Laos-China railway and the new expressway.
Recently, Vietnam has been contending with droughts and resulting damages, especially in 2015 when it suffered heavy losses, especially in rice crop yields.
Authorities cleared the land three months ago so victims of the disaster would be able to grow crops, but the authorities recently allowed a Chinese investor to plant bananas.
The number of cases of respiratory infections in children has grown from 2-3 percent to 10 percent.