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At the-shiv we are committed to delivering accurate, unbiased, and relevant information to our audience. Our mission is to provide insightful analysis, foster informed discussions, and uphold the highest journalistic standards.

Objectivity and Fairness

We strive to present all sides of a story, ensuring balance and fairness in our reporting. Our journalists are committed to impartiality and avoid personal bias in their coverage of events and issues.

Accuracy and Fact-checking

Fact-checking is paramount to our editorial process. We rigorously verify information from multiple credible sources before publishing any content. In the event of errors, corrections are promptly issued, maintaining transparency and accountability to our audience.

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We maintain editorial independence from external influences, including advertisers, sponsors, or political interests. Our editorial decisions are guided solely by journalistic principles and the pursuit of truth.


We are transparent about our sources, methodologies, and potential conflicts of interest. Any affiliations or relationships that may impact our reporting are disclosed to our audience.

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Our journalists adhere to the highest ethical standards, respecting the privacy, dignity, and rights of individuals featured in our content. We refrain from engaging in practices that could compromise our integrity or undermine public trust in our reporting.

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to reflecting the diversity of perspectives and voices within our community. Our content seeks to amplify underrepresented voices and promote inclusivity in all aspects of our coverage.

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We value feedback from our audience and actively engage with them through various channels. We encourage constructive criticism, suggestions, and dialogue to continuously improve our journalistic practices.

Corrections and Retractions

In the event of inaccuracies or misrepresentations, we promptly issue corrections or retractions as necessary. Our commitment to accuracy remains unwavering, and we take responsibility for any errors that may occur.

Editorial Independence

Our editorial team operates autonomously from the business side of our organization. While we may collaborate on projects or initiatives, editorial decisions are made independently, free from commercial or financial influence.


At the-shiv, we uphold the principles of journalistic integrity, striving to inform, educate, and empower our audience through responsible and ethical reporting. Our commitment to accuracy, fairness, and independence guides every aspect of our editorial process.

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Vietnam-US Trade Tracker: May 2024 Update [data set]

The United States is the biggest buyer of Vietnam’s exports and together the two countries engage in over US$100 billion worth of trade each year. This tracker looks at what is imported from the US and exported to the US from Vietnam using the most recent data available.

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Proposal to increase foreign ownership limits in airlines in Vietnam rejected

The Vietnam airline industry has been struggling broadly as a result of government regulated ticket prices, increasing fuel costs, and a debt hangover from the COVID-19 pandemic when the industry more-or-less ground to a halt. Bamboo Airways, in particular, only took to the skies in 2019 the year before the pandemic broke out. It also started life as a subsidiary of FLC Group which has been heavily mired in controversy after its leader was arrested back in 2022. This saw the airline spun off but the new independent entity has never had much success and has repeatedly downsized its fleet and the number of routes it offers…

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Adidas, New Balance suppliers struggling to find workers in southern Vietnam

Some of the challenges raised in this article, with respect to hiring workers, is that workers have more job options other than factory work, workers no longer need to move to population centres with many manufacturing operations opening in tier two cities and provinces, and workers that moved back to their hometowns during the COVID-19 pandemic have still not returned on the back of the general uncertainty that the pandemic created.

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Korea’s Daewoo looking at making cars in Vietnam

Vietnam’s automotive industry is huge but dominated by motorcycles. That said, cars are becoming more popular with just shy of 5 million registered vehicles at the end of 2020. This does, however, represent just 5 percent of the population of 100 million people which means there is plenty of room for car sales to grow…

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Russian president could be in Vietnam next week: Reuters

Vietnam has remained cordially with Russia throughout the Ukraine War. The Southeast Asian nation is heavily dependent on Russia for its arms supplies but also has a strong bond with the country on account of their similar political pasts. This has seen Russian tourist arrivals grow by 80 percent in the first five months of this year over the first five months of 2023 and…

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