What you need to know today:
-- Vietnam's Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung hosted a reception for Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo in Hanoi on Tuesday, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
-- Cambodia's Deputy Prime Minister Men Sam An extended her Lunar New Year greetings to the authorities and people of Long An during a visit to the Mekong Delta province on Tuesday, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- Gridlock occurred on many streets in Hanoi on Tuesday, as travel and transport demand surges around Tet, which is Vietnam's Lunar New Year festival.
-- The security force at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City said on Tuesday that they had handed over two pickpockets to police for handling. They captured them on Monday as the two were trying to pickpocket a woman at the airport.
-- Vietnam's carrot and cauliflower have beaten the Chinese produce to be provided for the local market amid Tet festivities, according to the managers of the Binh Dien wholesale market in Ho Chi Minh City.
-- The People’s Committee of Bac Lieu Province in southern Vietnam on Tuesday granted an investment decision to Singapore’s Delta Offshore Energy Pte.Ltd to build a 3,200MW liquefied natural gas-fired power plant, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- Ho Chi Minh City FC will play in the second-tier AFC Cup after losing 1-2 to Thai hosts Buriram United FC in the premiminary round of the AFC Champions League on Tuesday.
-- U.S. President Donald Trump rejected "the perennial prophets of doom and their predictions of the apocalypse," dismissing scientifically backed warnings that global warming is wrecking the planet, at the Davos forum on Tuesday, AFP reported, citing him as saying that "alarmists" had been wrong over the decades when predicting population crisis, mass starvation or the end of oil.