This would not be the first time that China has pressured ExxonMobil to steer clear of oil exploration and production in Vietnam.
Pollution may rise as cities are urged to ease restrictions on sales.
Chinese and Lao dam projects, melting glaciers pose grave threats down river.
The state-owned oil company reportedly backs pipeline route that Russia opposes.
Government reports rising growth despite economic and trade war pressures.
Eight of the 10 rivers on earth carrying the most plastic can be found in Asia.
Domestic coal production hits record high as economic growth fades.
Policymakers hope domestic consumption can sustain growth.
Government cuts employer contributions in an 'ill-advised' bid to boost the economy.
Cyberspying concerns persist as suppliers seek eased export curbs.