What you need to know today:
-- ASEAN Foreign Ministers reiterated their resolve to resume negotiations on a code of conduct for the East Vietnam Sea with China during the 22nd ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Council Meeting held online on Tuesday, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
-- ASEAN and Indian leaders reaffirmed commitments to bilateral ties in the 21st century during the 17th ASEAN-India Summit held in Hanoi on Thursday, chaired by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
-- Police have arrested 80 thugs who stormed a drinking restaurant in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City in June, a source told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Thursday.
-- Two people drowned in central Thua Thien-Hue Province on Thursday after their boat capsized when they were fishing.
-- One died and another suffers eye and brain damage after drinking glutinous-rice wine in northern Bac Giang Province, acording to doctors at Bach Mai Hospital in Hanoi. The two were among seven people hospitalized over alcohol poisoning since October.
-- A passenger was detained in Hanoi on Thursday as he showed suspicious signs and shouted, insisting there was a bomb on a Pacific Airlines plane bound for Ho Chi Minh City.
-- Vietnam will likely issue a code of conduct for cyberspace by the end of this year, Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung said on Monday.
-- Netflix has told Tuoi Tre that it is ready to pay tax in Vietnam after the streaming company was accused of dodging its tax obligations in the country.
-- The UK's Minister of State for Trade Policy Greg Hands and Vietnam's Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Quoc Khanh on Thursday signed a letter of intent to build a trade database for Vietnam, according to the British Embassy in Hanoi.
-- Vietnam's military-owned Viettel said on Thursday that it will shake hands with VinSmart, the smartphone arm of private conglomerate Vingroup, to sell a 4G smartphone model from VND600,000 (US$26).
-- "The Trump administration on Thursday unveiled an executive order prohibiting U.S. investments in Chinese firms that Washington says are owned or controlled by the Chinese military, ramping up pressure on Beijing after the U.S. election," Reuters reported.