Harris participated in events on Thursday in Vietnam that elevated activists in a region known for its challenges and restrictions to human rights.
The vice president made the announcement during her trip to Southeast Asia. It's part of the Biden administration's push to strengthen its alliances in the region to counter China's influence
Harris' trip from Singapore to the Vietnamese capital was delayed by roughly three hours. The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi reported "a recent possible anomalous health incident" that affected embassy staff.
The long-planned trip is now complicated by the chaotic U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, which is drawing comparisons to the fall of Saigon in the aftermath of the Vietnam War.
A lot of young queer people in Vietnam are comfortably out with everyone except their own parents. Photographer Kai Nguyen sets out to discover the nuances of those family relationships.
The country had been seen as a success in handling the pandemic, but a recent surge in cases has made it the third-worst affected country in Southeast Asia. Vietnam is also seeing a rise in cases.
What it means for the U.S. to be on the sidelines of another major trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, which 15 countries agreed to Sunday.
Vietnam's Intergenerational Self Help Clubs encourage older people in the neighborhood to find solutions to their own challenges, whether it's feeling lonely or needing a little extra cash.
Vietnam had no cases of domestically transmitted infection since April and has been touted as a model of coronavirus control. The new cases emerged in Da Nang, a popular domestic tourist destination.
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