Residents downstream say water released during heavy rains will flood the area, destroying their homes.
A maritime expert says he expects both China and Vietnam to ramp up pressure in the disputed waters.
The seven retired professors protest in front of China's consulate in Ho Chi Minh City, leaving only after one of them shouts at a policeman advising them to disperse.
Hoa told his family that he has been refused medical treatment for the past three months.
The Haiyang Dizhi 8 had intruded into Vietnam's exclusive economic zone in the South China Sea to conduct surveys for oil.
VTV documentary takes aim at journalists, activists, and social media personalities, claiming they spread fake news in hopes of overthrowing the government.
Activists had demanded that Vietnam seek international arbitration over the incident.
Nguyen Dang Minh Man comes home after enduring eight years in 'squalid' prison conditions.
Vietnam's foreign minister Pham Binh Minh calls out China's intrusion into Vietnam's exclusive economic zone while conducting surveys for offshore oil.
In a letter to US Secretary of State Pompeo, four US lawmakers meanwhile say China must withdraw its ships from Vietnam's territorial waters.
Ha Van Nam had gone with a crowd of around 100 to press for local citizens' rights to use the road without paying a toll.
Michael Nguyen, a California resident, was given a 12-year term for plotting with others against the state and will be deported after his release.
Fans help with the heat, but inmates say they are denied the calls home they are legally entitled to.
The Stimson Center's Brian Eyler discusses the causes of the drought in the Mekong region and the effects of excessive damming of the river.
Police investigators can't find evidence to support an earlier charge, and file a new one.
Tran Vu Hai, lawyer for RFA contributor Truong Duy Nhat, has been forbidden to defend him following a police raid on his office and accusations of tax evasion.
Experts suggest Beijing is making a push for resources Hanoi cancelled exploration for in recent years.
The group had tried to visit Nghe An's Camp No. 6, where at least four prisoners have gone on hunger strike to protest conditions in the prison.
The wife of a prisoner on hunger strike meanwhile asks foreign embassies to send representatives to investigate prison conditions.
Democracy advocate Tran Huynh Duy Thuc had been kept around the clock in his cell in sweltering heat, family members say.
A second lawyer said the police raid did not follow proper legal procedure.
Authorities told Nguyen Trung Truc’s family he wasn’t following prison rules.
European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström discusses trade and human rights issues in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar.
Truong Huu Loc had brought bread and water to protesters and encouraged others to join the protests, state prosecutors said.
A California lawmaker meanwhile calls for the release of a US citizen jailed in Vietnam in a case described by one defense lawyer as a sham.
Michael Nguyen, who had been held without trial for almost a year, must serve his full term before being deported back to the US, sources say.
Both countries now help each other capture dissidents fleeing persecution, returning them to their home countries, Amnesty International says.
Laos meanwhile moves up from the bottom to Tier 2 Watch List in recognition of 'key achievements.'
Even with recent reports of violence between thugs and police, activists say they will continue to work together as they always have.
Truong Minh Huong was assaulted after leaving a restaurant following a visit to political prisoners made with family members and friends.