What does a closer relationship with Vietnam mean for New Zealand?
Vietnamese-New Zealander businessman Mitchell Pham is excited to see closer trade ties between the countries and said a closer relationship with Vietnam gives New Zealand more opportunity to voice concerns over human rights and environmental issues.
What's on the agenda in Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi?
Almost half of that is dairy, but once the PM and delegation were on the ground in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, fruit was the big object on the agenda, with companies like Zespri plying their wares with the help of the now iconic anthropomorphised kiwifruit mascots.
Is Vietnam a one-party state?
"Vietnam, a lot like China, has become a part of the global market economy and while it remains a one-party state, it clearly is driven by commerce and doing business in a way that New Zealanders understand," he says.
Are China and North Korea's warped visions for society?
So are their warped visions for society SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that China would be willing to work together with North Korea for regional and global peace, stability and prosperity, North Korea's state media KCNA reported on Saturday, citing Xi's letter to Kim.