Authorities say more rains puts the battered region at risk for additional flooding and landslides.
Homes are also damaged and thousands are displaced, with many cut off from rescuers or supplies of aid.
While the defense export agreement has yet to be signed, it points the way for Japan to sell military equipment and technology to Vietnam.
Vietnam hasn't commented on the intrusion yet, but China's move comes at a diplomatically sensitive time.
Tran Huynh Duy Thuc is serving a 16-year prison term for online writings criticizing Vietnam's one-party communist government.
Manh says Pham Doan Trang has been sent essentials in detention but hasn’t met her relatives.
Pham Doan Trang's arrest for propaganda against the state came hours after Vietnam held human rights talks with the United States.
Hanoi indicts award-winning dissident poet and Vietnam War veteran.
EU MPs highlight Vietnam’s rights abuses in letter to leadership.
Pham Dinh Quy, a lecturer at Ho Chi Minh City's Ton Duc Thang University, had accused Dak Lak province Communist Party chief Bui Van Cong of plagiarizing his doctoral thesis.
Nguyen Van Hoa, serving a seven-year prison term, had contributed to RFA as a journalist and videographer.
Activists are thought to be protesting prison conditions and human rights violations.
The defendants had carried out bomb attacks in Vietnam in 2018 on the orders of a Canada-based exile group, prosecutors said.
Le Van Hai held for two months after complaining his home was confiscated for wastewater treatment plant.
Edited map replaced version showing Spratlys and Paracels on embassy’s Facebook page,
Rights groups and activists call the outcome 'no surprise,' with Vietnam's courts controlled by the ruling Communist Party.
Harassment follows lawyers' complaints of court 'irregularities' and defendants' testimony alleging torture by police.
Vietnam's prime minister and Indonesia's foreign minister warn ASEAN member states that rising tensions in the South China Sea threaten regional stability and peace.
Nineteen out of 29 villagers on trial say they were tortured by police during questioning after their arrest in January.
A bomb attack in Ho Chi Minh City and a failed plot in Bien Hoa are tied to a Vietnamese exile group based in Canada.
Defense attorneys say they are not allowed to meet with their clients, and object to prejudicial videos shown in court.
Defendants in the trial set for Sept. 7 have been denied access to lawyers and family, signers of the letter to the UN Human Rights Council say, urging the UN to speak out about the case.
Vietnam has a documented history of tension with neighboring China over oil exploration in the South China Sea.
Red tape stymies attempt by Trinh’s father to meet his second detained son.
Police in Hanoi tell concerned father to petition police in Hoa Binh province, which turned him away two days earlier.
Hunger strikes are often the last resort for political offenders in Vietnam being pressured to confess their 'guilt,' one former prisoner says.
Authorities say one detainee, Trinh Ba Tu, in the 20th day of a hunger strike.
The arrests come two days after the Malaysian coast guard shot and killed a Vietnamese fisherman whose boat allegedly attacked the Malaysian ship.
A Vietnamese sailor is shot and killed when his boat allegedly attacks a Malaysian ship sent to inspect it in Malaysian waters.
Truong Duy Nhat spoke during the hearing and disclosed that he was spirited from Thailand to Vietnam through Laos.