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Vietnam cracks down on minorities amid pandemic
04.09.2020 Kasthuri Patto (The Jakarta Post) - Vietnam’s actions during the first wave were globally praised from a public health perspective. But Vietnam used other countries’ preoccupation with the pandemic to deepen its own rights crackdown, using its strong system of surveillance. ...

NGOs Call on UN to Press Vietnam for a Fair Trial in Dong Tam Case
04.09.2020 (RFA) - Eleven civil society organizations called on the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council in an open letter on Friday to condemn next week’s trial in Vietnam of 29 villagers detained after a deadly land clash near Hanoi, saying the group had only tried to defend their property against a government land grab. ...

China’s Military Set to Increase Presence in South China Sea: Pentagon
02.09.2020 Drake Long (BenarNews) - China is set to greatly increase its military presence in the South China Sea, according to a new U.S. Department of Defense report. ...

Inside view of Vietnam’s Covid second wave
01.09.2020 By Hugh Bohane (Asia Times) - DA NANG – Vietnam has become the epicenter for a second deadly outbreak of Covid-19, with new cases originating from the tourist hot spot of Da Nang. The country recorded a mere 1,044 coronavirus cases with 34 fatalities as of September 2. ... 

Initiative in Mönchengladbach: Cap-Anamur-Flüchtling hilft Baby-Hospital
28.08.2020 (RP Online) - Mönchengladbach - Der Mönchengladbacher Van Ri Nguyen verließ 1981 als Bootsflüchtling das kommunistische Vietnam mit seiner Frau und den damals vier Kindern. Seitdem hat er in Deutschland eine neue Heimat gefunden. ...

Seltene Erdmetalle: Chinas Waffe im Handelskrieg könnte zum Bumerang werden
28.08.2020 (Epoch Times) - Die USA arbeiten daran, ihre Vorräte an Seltenerdmetallen sicherzustellen. Diese werden unter anderem für die Industrie und die Waffenproduktion gebraucht. ...

Top 5 Custom Software Development Companies in Vietnam - Selected by The European Business Review
28.08.2020 (Business Wire) - HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam - When it comes to using software in streamlining business operations, there is no “one size fits all.” ...

Südchinesisches Meer: China protestiert gegen amerikanisches Kriegsschiff
28.08.2020 (FAZ) - China hat gegen einen Zwischenfall mit einem amerikanischen Kriegsschiff im umstrittenen Südchinesischen Meer protestiert. ...

Le Pentagone accuse Pékin d'actes «déstabilisateurs» en mer de Chine
27.08.2020 (Le Figaro) - Les récents tirs de missiles effectués par l'armée chinoise en mer de Chine méridionale contribuent à déstabiliser une région où plusieurs pays se disputent la souveraineté d'îles stratégiques, a estimé jeudi 27 août le Pentagone. ...

Dong Tam, 29 Vietnamese who had their lands expropriated on trial
27.08.2020 (Asia News) - Hanoi- The village lands were seized for military, industrial and real estate speculation purposes. The village elder in clashes with the police. But his death is attributed to relatives, who participated in the revolt against the police. ...

Father of Vietnamese Hunger Striker Turned Away, Threatened by Police
27.08.2020 (RFA) - The father of a Vietnamese prisoner awaiting trial for his role in a deadly clash over land rights outside Hanoi was turned away by camp police after asking about the condition of his son, who has been on hunger strike for over 20 days ...

Südchinesisches Meer: China schießt zwei Mittelstreckenraketen ins Meer
27.08.2020 (Die Zeit) - Chinas Militär hat zwei Mittelstreckenraketen in das umstrittene Südchinesische Meer geschossen. Das berichtet die Hongkonger Zeitung South China Morning Post. ...

VN ‘violates’ border with concrete shelter
27.08.2020 Niem Chheng (The Phnompenh Post) - Kandal provincial authorities said the Vietnamese military are turning one of their 10 makeshift tents along the border into a concrete shelter. ...

Chinas neue Offensive: Die Impfstoff-Diplomatie – Voreilig nicht zugelassenen Impfstoff eingesetzt
26.08.2020 Von Lisa Lee (Epoch Times) - Papua-Neuguinea verweigerte kürzlich einem Flugzeug die Landung – ein Novum. An Bord waren 48 Mitarbeiter des chinesischen Bergbaukonzerns MCC, die mit einem nicht zugelassenen Impfstoff gegen SARS-CoV-2 geimpft wurden. ...

COVID-19 brings three-decade economic boom to a sudden halt in Vietnam
26.08.2020 by John Boudreau and Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen, Bloomberg (The Japan Times) - For the past three decades, Vietnam has known only good — or great — economic news. ...

US Sanctions Chinese Companies Over South China Sea Dispute
26.08.2020 By Nike Ching (VOA) - The United States imposed sanctions Wednesday on 24 Chinese companies and several people who allegedly participated in building and militarizing disputed artificial islands in the South China Sea. ...

Vietnam condemns new Chinese military drills in South China Sea
26.08.2020 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam on Wednesday accused China of violating its sovereignty by conducting military drills in a disputed part of the South China Sea ...

Vietnam Weighs World Court Arbitration Against China if Maritime Diplomacy Fails
26.08.2020 By Ralph Jennings (VOA) - TAIPEI, TAIWAN - Vietnam is exploring the launch of an international arbitration case against China over a series of mishaps in a disputed sea if diplomacy fails, analysts believe. ...

Le Trésor américain accuse le Vietnam d'avoir dévalué sa devise
26/08/2020 (Le Figaro) - (AOF) - Dans une lettre adressée au département du commerce américain lundi soir, le département du Trésor a révélé, à la suite d'une enquête, que le Vietnam avait délibérément dévalué sa monnaie d'environ 4,7% face au dollar en 2019. ...

Exclusive: Tony Pham, a Saigon refugee, will take over ICE
25.08.2020 by Anna Giaritelli, Homeland Security Reporter (Washington Examiner) - The Department of Homeland Security is expected to name Tony H. Pham as the new leader of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Washington Examiner learned Tuesday afternoon. ...

U.S. Finds Vietnam Manipulated Currency
25.08.2020 By Josh Zumbrun (The Wall Street Journal) - Treasury Department’s finding opens doors to punitive tariffs on tire imports from Vietnam. ...

Philippine minister accuses China of fabricating its South China sea claims
25.08.2020 (The Taipei Times) - China’s “nine-dash line” used to claim most of the South China Sea is a fabrication, the Philippine secretary of national defense said, as he accused Beijing of illegally occupying Philippine maritime territory ...

Vietnam Condemns China For Air Presence On Disputed Islands, It 'Jeopardizes Peace'
21.08.2020 By James Patterson (IBT) - Chinas Militär wurde erneut auf den Paracel-Inseln gesichtet, diesmal mit Luftwaffe anstelle früherer Eingriffe von Marineschiffen. Die vietnamesische Regierung sagte, "gefährdet den Frieden". ...

Philippines protests China actions vs. fishermen, aircraft
21.08.2020 (Asahi Shimbun) - MANILA -- The Philippine government filed a diplomatic protest after Chinese forces seized fishing equipment set up by Filipinos in a disputed shoal in their latest territorial spat in the South China Sea. ...

Mekong Countries Must Confront China Over Dam Impact, Experts Say Ahead of China-Led Meeting
20.08.2020 (RFA) - China’s extensive damming of the upper Mekong River has reduced water flows, threatening downstream countries Cambodia and Vietnam with environmental harm and food shortages, said experts in advance of a summit meeting of the multilateral  Mekong-Lancang Cooperation group. ...

Hopes and fears for religious freedom in Vietnam
20.08.2020 by James W. Carr and Rep. Glenn Grothman (The Hill) - ... Religious leaders provide spiritual nourishment and guidance to believers. They are also often called to speak out on issues that impact their community. One such leader is A Dao, ...

Vietnam's COVID-19 infections pass 1,000 mark
20.08.2020 (CNA) - HANOI: Vietnam's tally of coronavirus infections since January passed the 1,000 mark on Thursday (Aug 20), after 14 new cases were reported. Vietnam's tally now stands at 1,007 infections and 25 deaths, ...

Friend of Foe? Asean-China Ties Tested by South China Sea Disputes
19.08.2020 by: Suresh Somu (Jakarta Globe) - It’s not all calm waters in the South China Sea. It’s nervy times in recent months as China flexes its muscles to a territorial maritime dominance. ...

Arbeitsbedingungen: Apple lässt sich bei Fertigungsausbau in Vietnam wohl Zeit
18.08.2020 Von Ben Schwan (Heise Medien) - Medienberichten zufolge beobachtet Apple die Produktionsstätten in dem südostasiatischen Land zunächst genau, bevor die iPhone-Fertigung startet. ...

7000 Amerikaner betrogen - Online-Bluff mit Desinfektionsmitteln
18.08.2020 (Weser-Kurier) - Desinfektionsmittel stehen in den Zeiten von Corona hoch im Kurs. Eine Betrügerbande aus Vietnam wollte damit Kasse machen - auch ohne Ware. Es kam fast eine Million Dollar zusammen. ...

COVID-19 Pandemic - 3 Vietnamese Suspects Arrested in Coronavirus-Related Fraud Targeting US Citizens
18.08.2020 (VOA) - Vietnamese authorities have been arrested and charged three people with wire fraud involving a scheme related to the novel coronavirus pandemic that defrauded thousands of Americans out of nearly $1 million. ...

Vietnam demands Malaysia probe fatal shooting of fisherman
18.08.2020 (Daily Mail) - HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Vietnam has asked Malaysia to investigate a coast guard vessel that fired shots at two Vietnamese fishing boats, killing one fisherman. ...

In world's biggest drill, Pacific navies play out China scenarios
18.08.2020 Wajahat Khan and Ken Moriyasu (Nikkei Asian Review) - NEW YORK -- RIMPAC 2020's more exclusive guest list reflects core US alliance. The U.S.-led Rim of the Pacific international maritime exercise, or RIMPAC 2020, kicked off Monday in a scaled-back form with China conspicuously absent from the guest list. ...

Vietnamese blogger Truong Duy Nhat’s 10-year jail sentence upheld on appeal
17.08.2020 (CPJ) - Bangkok, August 17, 2020 –  A court in Hanoi upheld Vietnamese blogger Truong Duy Nhat’s 10-year prison sentence in a one-day hearing on August 14, according to news reports and CPJ’s communication with the journalist’s family. ...

Thiên An Huế monks threatened and humiliated by People's Committee, Cross Hill seized
17.08.2020 by Tran Hung (AsiaNews) - At least 50 gangsters, thugs and local officials have seized some of the monastery's land. Some went inside the cloister, disturbing the monks' prayers and life. ...

Vietnam Appeals Court Upholds 10-Year Sentence for RFA Blogger
14.08.2020 (RFA) - A court in Vietnam’s capital Hanoi on Friday upheld the 10-year sentence imposed earlier this year on RFA blogger Truong Duy Nhat in what he has called a case of political persecution against him, rejecting his appeal and sending him back to prison to serve his full term, his lawyer told RFA. ...

Vietnam will russischen Impfstoff 'Sputnik V' kaufen
14.08.2020 (Börse Online) - HANOI (dpa-AFX) - Vietnam hat sich für den Kauf des russischen Corona-Impfstoffs "Sputnik V" registriert. Das südostasiatische Land wolle für eine großangelegte Kampagne 50 bis 150 Millionen Impfdosen ankaufen ...

Vietnam Will Never Forget Its 1979 War With China
14.08.2020 by Sebastien Roblin (The National Interest) - The Sino-Vietnamese war is generally perceived in the West as humiliating for Chinese forces. Undeniably, the PLA sustained heavy casualties, took longer than it expected to achieve its objectives, and demonstrated the obsolesces of its equipment, doctrine and organization. ...

Asleep at the Wheel: Cargo Ship Runs Aground in Philippines
13.08.2020 by Mike Schuler (gCaptain) - A Vietnamese-flagged cargo ship has run aground in the Philippines after the officer on watch fell asleep, the Philippines Coast Guard reports. ...

Open Letter – Vietnam: Immediately and unconditionally release Mr. Nguyễn Bắc Truyển
13.08.2020 (APHR) - We, the undersigned parliamentarians from around the world, have the honour to write to Your Excellency to request that Your Excellency take all the necessary measures to secure the immediate and unconditional release of religious freedom advocate, Mr. Nguyễn Bắc Truyển, and to allow all independent religious organisations in Viet Nam to freely conduct religious activities without fear of persecution, harassment and imprisonment ...

The Conviction of Eight Members of the Hien Phap Group in Vietnam
13.08.2020 (US Department of State) - The U.S. government is deeply concerned about the Vietnam’s conviction and sentencing of eight members of the Hien Phap civil society organization in Vietnam to more than 40 years in prison.
The United States calls on Vietnam to release all those who have been unjustly detained and to allow all individuals in Vietnam to express their views freely, without fear of retaliation ...

Vietnam: Benediktinermönche bedroht
13.08.2020 (Vatican News) - Benediktinermönche der Abtei Thien An sind am vergangenen Montag und Dienstag tätlich angegriffen worden. Eine Gruppe Menschen warf Steine auf die Ordensleute ...

On the ground in Vietnam's new COVID epicenter of Danang
13.08.2020 Hugh Bohane (Nikkei Asian Review) - DANANG, Vietnam -- Just weeks ago, things were looking up for residents of the Vietnamese coastal city of Danang. Their country was winning rave reviews globally for effectively handling the coronavirus pandemic, keeping infections low and being one of the few places hit to have avoided any deaths. ...

Asleep at the Wheel: Cargo Ship Runs Aground in Philippines
13.08.2020 by Mike Schuler (gCaptain) - A Vietnamese-flagged cargo ship has run aground in the Philippines after the officer on watch fell asleep, the Philippines Coast Guard reports. ...

Imperiales Gehabe: ASEAN-Länder fordern Einhaltung internationaler Regeln von China – Krieg möglich
12.08.2020 (The Epoch Times) - Vielen Staaten ist Chinas imperiales Gehabe mehr und mehr ein Dorn im Auge. Unter den ASEAN-Ländern im Südchinesischen Meer formiert sich der Widerstand. ...

Dozens Gather at Catholic Monastery in Vietnam to Demand Church ‘Return’ Commune Land
12.08.2020 (RFA) - Protesters including police in plain clothes gathered in large numbers this week at a Catholic monastery in north-central Vietnam’s Thua Thien Hue province to demand the “return” of land from the parish church, where another mob had torn down a large cross three years ago, sources said. ...

#FreeThemAll: Ngo Van Dung
12.08.2020 (ROG) - Die Organisation Reporter ohne Grenzen hat die vietnamesischen Behörden dazu aufgefordert, die Freilassung des Journalisten Ngo Van Dung zu veranlassen. Nach fast zwei Jahren in „Untersuchungshaft“ war Ngo Van Dung Ende Juli zu einer fünfjährigen Haftstrafe verurteilt worden. ...

Backlash over anti-racist billboard challenges Houston’s Vietnamese American community
12.08.2020 By Elizabeth Trovall (The World from PRX) - In southwest Houston, a Vietnamese American businessman received death threats and a boycott when he put up a bilingual Black Lives Matter billboard. ...

Taiwan drops Vietnam from list of low-risk countries
12.08.2020 By Keoni Everington (Taiwan News) - TAIPEI — In the wake of new local outbreaks of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vietnam, Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) has changed its classification from low to medium-risk, meaning that business people from the country will need to undergo a longer quarantine. ...

Chatbots and Telemedicine Join Vietnam’s COVID-19 Fight
10.08.2020 (VOA) - An idea is percolating in Vietnam as it fights COVID-19: “send in the robots.”  The pandemic has brought artificial intelligence (AI) more of a spotlight as nations around the world look for uses ...

Vietnam reports 6 more COVID-19 infections, 2 deaths
10.08.2020 (CNA) - HANOI: Vietnam's health ministry reported six new COVID-19 infections and two more deaths on Monday (Aug 10), bringing the total number of cases in the country to 847, with 13 fatalities. ...

Indians, Vietnamese, Tibetans and Taiwanese hold anti-China protest at Capitol Hill
10.08.2020 By Reena Bhardwaj (ANI) - Washington - Vietnamese  Americans and members of the Tibetan community joined a group of Indian-origin Americans in 'America Protest Against Communist China' demonstration outside the Capitol Hill  on Sunday (local time). ...

Vietnam rejects Chinese aggression in the South China Sea
08.08.2020 Author: Nguyen Khac Giang (East Asia Forum) - As countries in the region are busy dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, China is stirring the pot in the South China Sea. This includes harassing other claimants’ normal economic activities, conducting large-scale drills, consolidating military bases on artificial islands ...

Coronavirus in Vietnam: Auslöschen statt abflachen
07.08.2020 Von Mathias Peer, Bangkok (Die Zeit) - Die Methoden, mit denen Vietnam gegen die Corona-Pandemie vorgeht, wären in vielen westlichen Ländern schwer vermittelbar. Aber sie sind erfolgreich. ...

Mekong River Commission Urges More Data Sharing in Lower Mekong
07.08.2020 Eugene Whong (BenarNews) - As water levels in the lower-Mekong region hit record lows for the second year in a row, a report published Friday by the intergovernmental Mekong River Commission urged China, Myanmar and its member countries to share more data about hydroelectric dam operations to enable all parties to prepare for droughts and floods. ...

Vietnam converts Danang stadium into field hospital as it battles COVID-19 outbreak
06.08.2020 Khanh Vu and Phuong Nguyen (The Globe and Mail) - Vietnam is close to completing the conversion of a sports stadium into a 1,000-bed field hospital in its new coronavirus epicentre Danang, the health ministry said on Thursday, as it battles an outbreak that has spread to at least 11 locations. ...

Au Vietnam, la liberté d'expression mise en péril
05.08.2020 Antoine Oury (ActuaLitté) - Plusieurs organisations internationales, dont Amnesty, PEN America ou encore l'Union internationale des éditeurs, dénoncent l'attitude des autorités vietnamiennes face à la liberté d'expression. ...

Vietnam reports more Covid-19 cases
05.08.2020 (TTR WEEKLY) - HANOI: Vietnam’s National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control confirmed, Tuesday, 10 new Covid-19 cases bringing the patient tally to 652. ...

Vietnam deploys elite team to Danang to curb new wave of COVID-19
05.08.2020 Tomoya Onishi (Nikkei Asian Review) - HANOI - Hanoi tightens border control as illegal Chinese migrants reportedly surge. - Vietnam's government has dispatched a team of what officials called the country's "most experienced" medical workers to Danang, in an effort to stem a resurgence of coronavirus infections. ...

Grosse inquiétude concernant le coronavirus: une nouvelle souche plus contagieuse identifiée au Vietnam, le taux de reproduction serait de 5 à 6!
05.08.2020 (Sudinfo) - L’inquiétude est grande au Vietnam, où une nouvelle souche du coronavirus aurait été identifiée par les autorités sanitaires. ...

Inside the Epicenter of Vietnam’s COVID-19 Resurgence
05.08.2020 By Hugh Bohane (The Diplomat) - In Da Nang, residents broadly welcome the Vietnamese government’s aggressive response to the shocking resurgence of COVID-19. ...

Vietnam reports 41 new coronavirus infections, total cases reach 713

05.08.2020 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam’s health ministry on Wednesday reported an additional 41 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country’s total to 713 infections, with 8 deaths. ...

Vietnam says contagion ‘under control’ in virus epicenter, but 2 more provinces affected

05.08.2020 (RT) - A new coronavirus outbreak in Vietnam spread to two more provinces on Wednesday, the country’s health minister said. However, the country’s Covid-19 task force declared the contagion “under control” in the central city where the outbreak began. ...

South China Sea: The Battle of the Diplomatic Notes Continues

04.08.2020 By Nguyen Hong Thao (The Diplomat) - The latest round of diplomatic note exchanges resurrected the 2016 arbitral tribunal award. The Malaysia-Vietnam Joint Submission and Vietnam’s Partial Submission on May 6 and 7, 2009, respectively, to the UN Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) started the first legal battle in the South China Sea. ...

La capital de Vietnam enfrenta escasez de pruebas rápidas de coronavirus
04.08.2020 Sputnik (El Pais) - Hanói - La capital de Vietnam, Hanói, vive una escasez de pruebas rápidas de coronavirus, por lo que las autoridades pidieron a los residentes que sigan por sí mismos los síntomas de la enfermedad, comunicó el medio local VN Express, que cita al Ministerio de Salud del país. ...

Residents Worry About Livelihoods as Vietnam Prepares to Reenter Coronavirus Lockdown
04.08.2020 (RFA) - Vietnam has ordered an all-out fight against COVID-19 as cases surged, state media said, while in the coastal resort city where a new outbreak erupted in the Southeast Asian country, people fear a new lockdown will bring fresh pain to a struggling tourist industry. ...

Vietnamese journalist Ngo Van Dung gets five years in prison
03.08.2020 (Reporters sans frontières) - In view of the flimsiness of the prosecution case against him, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Ngo Van Dung, a journalist and member of a Vietnamese press freedom collective who has just been given a long jail term for alledgedly planning protests. ...

Le reporter vietnamien Ngô Van Dung condamné à cinq ans de prison
03.08.2020 (Reporters sans frontières) - Journaliste et membre d’un collectif de défense de la liberté de la presse, Ngô Van Dung est accusé d’avoir voulu fomenter un mouvement de protestation. Compte tenu de l'inconsistance des actes d’accusation, Reporters sans frontières (RSF) demande sa libération immédiate. ...

Vietnam Hit By New Strain Of Coronavirus Three Times More Infectious Than Original, Says Health Minister
03.08.2020 (Inquisitr) - Health officials in Vietnam said on Monday that a new strain of the novel coronavirus, which is currently ravaging the nation, may be three times more infectious than its predecessor, Business Insider reported. ...

Vietnamesische Behörden verhaften vier Aktivisten für Landrechte
02.08.2020 Geschrieben von Loa, Übersetzt von Hans H. Knauf (Global Voices) - Vietnams Vorgehen gegen Aktivisten bringt vier weitere Stimmen zum Schweigen. ...

Vietnam says origin of Danang coronavirus outbreak hard to track as cases rise by another 34
02.08.2020 (The Straits Times) - HANOI (REUTERS) - Vietnamese authorities said on Sunday (Aug 2) that they were finding it hard to track the origin of a fresh coronavirus outbreak that began in the central city of Danang ...

Vietnam kämpft gegen die rätselhafte zweite Welle
02.08.2020 Mathias Peer (NZZ) - Das südostasiatische Land hat sich monatelang erfolgreich vom Coronavirus abgeschottet. Doch nun macht ein mysteriöser Ausbruch der Regierung in Hanoi zu schaffen. ...

Vietnam reports more than 3 dozen new cases, 3rd death
02.08.2020 by Hau Dinh (Medical Xpress) - Vietnam reported more than three dozen new cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, while a third person died of COVID-19 complications a day after the country reported its first-ever death from the disease. ...

Freihandelsabkommen in Kraft - In Vietnam fallen Zölle für EU-Waren
01.08.2020 (ARD) - Autos, Chemikalien Maschinen: Ab sofort können europäische Firmen viele Waren zollfrei nach Vietnam exportieren. ...

Fear of rivers drives China to tame even Mekong river
01.08.2020 (ANI) - Bangkok [Thailand] : As China  perceives rivers as dangerous and wild natural systems that need to be tamed to be productive for mankind, the Beijing government constructed a dam on the Mekong  river, thus, impacting the food and economic security of Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Thailand. ...

Wie das chinesische Regime Flüsse zur Waffe macht – mit über 87.000 Dämmen
31.07.2020 Von Szilvia Akbar (The Epoch Times) - "Das chinesische Regime macht Wasser zur Waffe", meinen Experten nach jahrelanger Beobachtung in Südostasien. ...

Malaysia rebukes Beijing as South China Sea ‘lawfare’ heats up
30.07.2020 Tashny Sukumaran and Bhavan Jaipragas (SCMP) - Unusually strong statement by Malaysia takes issue with Beijing for claiming it had no right to seek establishment of continental shelf in northern waters ...

In just days, Vietnam shifts from virus-free paradise to panic
30.07.2020 James Pearson (Reuters) - HANOI - There had been so few coronavirus cases in Vietnam that every patient was known by a number: Patient 17 brought the virus back from Europe after an initial wave of infections from Wuhan. ...

War with China over West PH Sea? Look at Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, says Carpio
28.07.2020 Sofia Tomacruz (Rappler) - Retired Supreme Court senior associate justice Antonio Carpio hit back at President Rodrigo Duterte and refuted his claim that asserting the Philippines’ rights in the West Philippine Sea will only lead to war with China. ...

Vietnam locks down its 3rd largest city as virus cases grow
28.07.2020 (Daily Mail) - HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Vietnam on Tuesday locked down its third-largest city for two weeks after 22 cases of COVID-19 were found linked to a hospital, the government said. ...

Vietnam to evacuate 80,000 from Danang after virus outbreak
27.07.2020 (The Asahi Shimbun) - HANOI -- Vietnam is evacuating 80,000 people, mostly local tourists, from the central tourism hot spot of Danang after three residents tested positive for the coronavirus at the weekend ...

Coronavirus: Regierung will Stadt in Vietnam evakuieren - Zehntausende Touristen betroffen
27.07.2020 (Der Spiegel) - Nachdem mehrere Bewohner in Zentralvietnam positiv auf das Coronavirus getestet worden sind, will die Regierung 80.000 Menschen aus einer Stadt herausholen - vor allem Touristen. ...

Water wars: Mekong River another front in US-China rivalry
24.07.2020 (AsiaOne) - BANGKOK - The Mekong River has become a new front in US-China rivalry, environmentalists and officials say, ...

Australia Joins Nations Rejecting China’s South China Sea Claims
24.07.2020 Drake Long (BenarNews) - Australia sent a diplomatic note to the United Nations rejecting China’s expansive maritime claims in the South China Sea, joining the growing list of nations that have pushed back against Beijing’s presumption of “historic rights” to the disputed waters. ...

L'Église du Vietnam démolit une cathédrale du XIXe siècle de style baroque
24.07.2020 (Le Figaro) - Dans le nord du Vietnam, les travaux de démolition de la cathédrale Notre-Dame-Reine-du-Rosaire érigée en 1885 sous l'égide de Mgr Wenceslao Onate, ont commencé il y a une semaine, le 17 juillet. ...

Von Pangolin bis Zibetkatze: Vietnam verbietet Handel mit Wildtieren
24.07.2020 (Börse-Online) - HANOI (dpa-AFX) - Vietnam will den Wildtier-Handel beenden: Künftig sind sowohl der Import bedrohter Arten wie Pangoline (Schuppentiere) und Zibetkatzen verboten als auch der Handel auf Wildtier-Märkten. ...

The cost of friendship with China
23.07.2020 By Ng Weng Hoong (Asia Times) - President Xi Jinping has expanded China's global influence at a high and rising price. “What does it mean to be a friend of China?” ...

Lorry driver extradited to face charges over deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in Essex
23.07.2020 Kit Heren (Evening Standard) - A lorry driver has been extradited to the UK to face charges over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants found dead in a shipping container in Essex last year. ...

China’s Pressure Costs Vietnam $1 Billion in the South China Sea
22.07.2020 By Bill Hayton (The Diplomat) - Vietnam is compensating international oil companies after cancelling their contracts in the dispute region over pressure from China. ...

Demolition of Historic Vietnam Cathedral Is Underway
22.07.2020 By Richard C. Paddock (NYT) - BANGKOK — The historic Bui Chu Cathedral in Vietnam, a 135-year-old church considered by many an architectural gem, is being demolished to make room for a bigger cathedral despite last-ditch efforts to save it. ...

US move pits China vs Vietnam in South China Sea
20.07.2020 By David Hutt (Asia Times) - Analysts believe China could test US resolve to back tough new rhetoric on sea claims in a warm-up fight with Vietnam. ...

Did China Block Vietnam Offshore Oil Contract?
20.07.2020 By Ralph Jennings (VOA) - TAIPEI, TAIWAN - The sudden cancellation of an offshore drilling project commissioned by Vietnam is raising fears that the Chinese government pressured it to stop, part of Beijing’s ongoing maritime sovereignty spat with Hanoi. ...

Das zweite Mal in zwei Wochen: USA schicken erneut Flugzeugträger ins Südchinesische Meer
18.07.2020 (RT Deutsch) - Die USA haben zum zweiten Mal innerhalb von zwei Wochen zwei Flugzeugträger-Verbände im Südchinesischen Meer stationiert, während Peking und Washington sich gegenseitig beschuldigen, die Spannungen in der Region zu schüren. ...

Vietnam: Presse-Museum in Hanoi eröffnet - Fokus auf Geschichte
18.07.2020 (Euronews) - In der vietnamesischen Hauptstadt Hanoi hat ein Museum eröffnet, das den Fokus ganz auf den Journalismus setzt. Die Ausstellung widmet sich dem Kampf um die Pressefreiheit während der französischen Kolonialzeit. Ebenso wird die Arbeit der Presse während des Vietnamkriegs dokumentiert. ...

Le Vietnam, qui emprisonne des journalistes, crée un musée de la presse
18.07.2020 (Euronews) - Malgré son rang lamentable dans le classement mondial de la liberté de la presse, le Vietnam a ouvert un musée dédié au journalisme dans sa capitale Hanoï. ...

Un nuevo Museo de la Prensa en Hanoi documenta la cobertura de la Guerra de Vietnam
18.07.2020 (Euronews) - Hanoi, acoge un nuevo museo de la prensa para documentar la lucha por la libertad de prensa durante la época colonial francesa y las actividades periodísticas durante la guerra de Vietnam. ...

China Wants Ownership of the South China Sea. Here's Why That Can't Happen
17.07.2020 by James Holmes (The National Interest) - Know this: Surrendering the South China Sea would embolden other coastal states to repeal the law of the sea by fiat if they felt strongly about offshore seas and possessed sufficient physical might to enforce their will. ...

Vietnam, where independent media is outlawed, opens press museum
17.07.2020 by Agence France-Presse (Manila Bulletin) - Undeterred by its dismal ranking in media freedom and grim reputation for jailing reporters who stray from the government line, Vietnam has launched a museum dedicated to the open press. ...

Detained Vietnamese Blogger Beaten, Forcibly Injected
16.07.2020 (RFA) - A Vietnamese blogger held in a psychiatric hospital while awaiting trial for criticizing Vietnam’s one-party communist state in postings online has been beaten, tied to his bed, and forcibly injected for refusing to take medication for his supposed mental illness, Vietnamese sources say. ...

China’s post-COVID aggression is reshaping Asia
16.07.2020 Lindsey W. Ford, Julian Gewirtz (The Hindu) - Beijing’s blatant aggressiveness is accelerating long-standing debates about the underlying costs of reliance on China and spurring support for closer coordination between other Indo-Pacific partners. ...

Das „Recht des Stärkeren“: China drangsaliert Staaten im Südchinesischen Meer
16.07.2020 (Epoch Times) - Laut dem US-Außenministerium folgt das chinesische Regime im Südchinesischen Meer der Prämisse vom „Recht des Stärkeren“. ...

Malaysia and Vietnam must unite against China, not fight each other
16.07.2020 Richard Heydarian (Nikkei Asian Review) - Beijing’s brazen opportunism should unify ASEAN in South China Sea. ...
























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