Vietnam: 40 years after the fall of Saigon

Hanoi is preparing to celebrate reunification of the country

Left, people flee Saigon as the Communists take the city in 1975. Right, Ho Chi Minh City today
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Vietnam: Profitable return

Those displaced by the war are now being encouraged to play a prominent role in the emerging economy

China’s grain rot shows policy failures

State stockpiles may be badly degraded

Afghanistan suicide blast kills 33

Isis claims responsibility for bank bombing that targeted government workers

Australian police arrest teenagers in terror plot

Anzac Day attack foiled, say police

Hong Kong hails Shenzhen visitor curbs

Move to ease tensions over ‘locust’ shoppers threatens economy

China rows back on bank tech rules

Controls favouring domestic over foreign producers to be reviewed

China jails journalist for 7 years

Gao Yu convicted of ‘disclosing state secrets’

Cambodia marks 40 years since Pol Pot coup

Commemoration comes amid criticism of war crimes tribunal

US and China: rivals with common cause

The future of the relationship is not predetermined but for the leaders to shape, writes Kevin Rudd

Shared woes unite Russia and North Korea

Co-operation flourishes between countries struggling with international isolation and economic ills

China targets business in clean water push

Small plants in dirty industries ordered to close

Thai debt burdens augur ill for economy

Spike in household borrowing casts doubt over generals’ plans

Australia steeled for China slowdown

Slide in demand for iron ore threatens federal budget

China GDP growth lowest since 2009

Slowdown to 7% highlights challenge of finding new drivers

Malaysia is drifting dangerously

Najib must resist the temptation to clamp down on freedoms in the cause of narrow political interests

Transcript: Li Keqiang

Lionel Barber, David Pilling and Jamil Anderlini talk to China’s premier

Suicide note stokes South Korean scandal

Posthumous allegations revive corruption concerns

Japan court bars nuclear plant restart

Kansai Electric to appeal against decision on Takahama facility

India pickles no longer preserve of SMEs

Delhi scraps 1950s rules limiting production to small industry

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