Where do Vietnamese migrate from Vietnam to the UK?
During the last decade, migration from Vietnam to the UK originated from the northern city Hai Phong and Quang Ninh province, but more recently there has been the growth of irregular migration from three central provinces, Nghe An, Quang Binh and Ha Tinh, which are comparatively poorer.
What jobs do Vietnamese returnees from the UK do?
Interviews with Vietnamese returnees from the UK suggest the majority worked in manual occupations such as agriculture and fishing, but also in seasonal or casual work or running small businesses. Some were unemployed.
How did 39 Vietnamese migrants die in UK lorry?
Twenty-six people have been arrested in Belgium and France in an operation prompted by the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a lorry in the UK in 2019. A UK report found the migrants all died from asphyxia and hypothermia. Thirteen people, including Moroccans and Vietnamese, were held in Brussels and 13 more in Paris, authorities say.
Is Vietnam's economy booming or dying?
"Vietnam is a booming economy but not everyone is benefitting enormously from that," says Giang Nguyen, head of the BBC's Vietnamese Service. "Vietnam has a huge surplus of labour."