Channel NewsAsia opens bureau in Vietnam

SINGAPORE: Channel NewsAsia launched its Vietnam news bureau on Tuesday (Jul 21). The office, located in Hanoi, is the channel’s 14th dedicated bureau in Southeast and East Asia.

The launch event at the Sofitel Plaza Hotel in Hanoi was attended by government officials, business leaders and partners. Vietnam’s Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs Vu Quang Minh said the channel would now be able to report on "Vietnam’s cares, interests and values" from the inside.

He shared a joke about how quickly the bureau was set up. “I somehow thought we had granted the licence to you only in three days - that’s too slow, so sorry about that," he said.

Channel NewsAsia launched its 14th dedicated bureau in Southeast and East Asia on Tuesday (Jul 21). The office is located in Hanoi.

Dr Le Dang Doanh, senior fellow at Hanoi National University’s Economic College, said: “Vietnam’s economy still relies too much on foreign direct investment, and Vietnam needs to reach higher share, higher contribution of the domestic economy.”

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Source: Channel NewsAsia

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