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What does Vietnam’s new cyber law mean for online dissent?
15.01.2019 Written by Quinn Libson (AsiaNews) - Facebook is in violation of a Vietnamese new cybersecurity law by allowing its users to post content critical of the communist government on its platform, the Ministry of Information and Communication announced on Wednesday of last week. The new legislation requires internet companies to comply with government demands to remove user-posted material it doesn’t like. ...

Viethaus: eine seltsame Geschichte
14.01.2019 Marina Mai (taz) - Mit Kultur machte das Viethaus nicht von sich reden, eher mit Veranstaltungen der Neuen Rechten, mit Mauscheleien und diplomatischen Tricks der Verantwortlichen.
Ende 2018 schloss das Viethaus am Spittelmarkt in Berlin. Das Gebäude, das in den letzten Jahren ein trostloses Dasein gefristet und hauptsächlich als Ort von Veranstaltungen der extremen Rechten Schlagzeilen gemacht hatte, ...

From Tibet to the 'Nine Dragons', Vietnam's Mekong Delta is losing sand
14.01.2019 Mai Nguyen, James Pearson (Reuters) - MO CAY, Vietnam - In the dead of night, the entire front half of shopkeeper Ta Thi Kim Anh’s house collapsed. Perched on the sandy banks of the Mekong River, it took just a few minutes for one half of everything she owned to plunge into its murky depths. ...

Chinese Tourists Are Vital For ASEAN Tourism
14.01.2019 By Veeramalla Anjaiah (Eurasia Review) - Senior business players in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) tourist industry will gather from Jan. 14 to 18 in Ha Long city in Vietnam for the 38th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) to discuss the sustainable, inclusive and balanced development of tourism in Southeast Asia. ...

From bikes to phones, 'Made in Vietnam' grows with foreign help
13.01.2019 Tomoya Onishi (Nikkei Asian Review) - HANOI -- Vietnamese companies are branching out into new areas, in line with the government's goal of establishing the country as a manufacturing powerhouse by 2020. ...

Mgr Long describes the ordeal of parish land seizure in Ho Chi Minh City
11.01.2019 (AsiaNews) - Sydney - Hundreds of Catholic families from Lộc Hưng have lost everything. Many are poor, students, former prisoners of conscience and South Vietnamese army veterans. “I call on the people of good will, both inside and outside Vietnam, to support the victims of the land seizure in their struggle for justice and dignity,” writes the Bishop of Parramatta (Australia). ...

74 Vietnamese who left tour groups found so far: NIA
11.01.2019 (Focus Taiwan) - Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) Half of the 148 Vietnamese who left their tour groups after entering Taiwan last month have been located, the National Immigration Agency (NIA) said Friday. ...

Im Welthandel haben US-Farmer das Nachsehen
11.01.2019 Von Anja Krüger (taz) - Der riesige gemeinsame Binnenmarkt von Australien, Japan, Kanada, Mexiko, Neuseeland und Singapur ist seit dem 30. Dezember Wirklichkeit. Am Montag nun wird Vietnam offiziell beitreten, in Kürze werden Brunei, Chile, Peru und Malaysia folgen. ...

Homes Destroyed, Residents Evicted in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City
10.01.2019 (RFA) - Authorities in southern Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City have demolished at least 112 houses in a parcel of land claimed by the Catholic Church, forcing many residents from their homes, Vietnamese sources say. ...

Vietnam's 'Cybersecurity' Law Says Little on Security - Law Focuses More on Fighting Anti-Government Speech
10.01.2019 Suparna Goswami (DataBreachToday) - The so-called cybersecurity law actually speaks little about IT security measures and instead focuses on various prohibited acts, such as spreading information that opposes the government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. ...

EU: Postpone Vote on Vietnam Free Trade Agreement - Rights Demands Not Met; Intensifying Crackdown
10.01.2019 (HRW) - (Brussels) – The European Parliament and the European Council should postpone the ratification of the proposed EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement until the Vietnamese government takes concrete steps to improve its increasingly abusive human rights record, Human Rights Watch said today. In Vietnam’s latest move to restrict rights, a new draconian cybersecurity law went into effect on January 1, 2019. ...

Vietnamesischer Priester liest in Manila Messen auf Deutsch
10.01.2019 (Philippinen Magazin) - Manila, Philippinen – Nanu? Mitten in Manila feiert ein vietnamesischer Priester regelmäßig mit deutschen Gottesdienstbesuchern die Heilige Messe – in fließendem Deutsch. Weil er etwas zurückgeben möchte. Dahinter steckt eine besondere Geschichte. ...

Despite Assurances, Vietnam Arrests Returned Asylum Seekers
10.01.2019 Written by Carmen Munir, Sluchanksy and Ryan Flynn (Diplomatic Courier) - It was a stormy June night in 2016 when Van Huynh loaded a fishing skiff with rice, spices, meat, and fish—provisions that were supposed to be enough to last for a month at sea. ...

Jailed Vietnamese Environmental Activist in Declining Health - Brother
09.01.2019 (RFA) - Jailed Vietnamese activist Hoang Duc Binh is suffering back pain, rashes from poor hygiene and failing eyesight from being in a dark cell in a prison in Quang Nam province, his brother told RFA’s Vietnamese service on Wednesday. ...

Facebook rebuts Vietnam claims over alleged illegal content
09.01.2019 (The State) - HANOI, VIETNAM - Facebook was defending itself Wednesday against allegations that it allows illegal content in violation of Vietnam's new cybersecurity law. ...

Vietnam acusa a Facebook de violar la ley de ciberseguridad del país
09.01.2019 (La Vanguardia) - HANÓI (Reuters/EP) - Las autoridades de Vietnam han acusado este miércoles a la compañía Facebook de violar la controvertida ley de ciberseguridad del país al permitir a los usuarios difundir comentarios antigubernamentales a través de su plataforma, según han informado medios locales. ...

Vietnam wirft Facebook Verstöße gegen Gesetz zur Kontrolle des Internets vor
09.01.2019 (Deutschland Today) - Hanoi (AFP) - Vietnam wirft dem sozialen Netzwerk Facebook Verstöße gegen sein neues Cybersicherheitsgesetz vor. ...

Der Übersetzer des Papstes
08.01.2019 Von Dietrich Mittler (SZ) - Hong-Lam Pham kam 1980 als Flüchtling nach Bayern. Der gläubige Christ hat im Laufe der Jahre mehrere Werke Benedikts XVI. ins Vietnamesische übertragen. ...

Made in... Vietnam? Wie chinesische Firmen Trump austricksen und die US-Strafzölle umgehen
07.01.2019 (Focus) - dpa - Tausende chinesische Firmen leben seit fast einem Jahr mit Strafzöllen der USA. In der Zeit haben sie kreative Methoden entwickelt, Gesetzeslücken zu finden, um die Sonderabgaben zu umgehen. Die meisten bewegen sich in einer rechtlichen Grauzone. ...

How Vietnam lost and China won Cambodia
07.01.2019 By David Hutt (Asia Times) - Forty years ago today, some 100,000 Vietnamese soldiers accompanied by almost 20,000 Cambodian defectors marched into Phnom Penh to overthrow the radical Maoist Khmer Rouge regime.
“It’s clear that while Vietnam invaded Cambodia, it’s China that won Cambodia ...

Vor 40 Jahren endete die Terrorherrschaft der Roten Khmer in Kambodscha – doch für den Westen standen die Befreier auf der falschen Seite
07.01.2019 Manfred Rist, Singapur (NZZ) - Im Jahrzehnt nach der Vertreibung des Pol-Pot-Regimes aus Kambodscha wurde das südostasiatische Land zum Spielball der Grossmächte. Die Hauptrollen hatten dabei die USA, Vietnam, China und – bis zu ihrem Zerfall – die Sowjetunion. ...

Schmeicheleien am Arbeitsplatz verboten
05.01.2019 (Der Farang) - HANOI (dpa) - In Vietnam dürfen Regierungsbeamte ihren Vorgesetzten künftig nicht mehr schmeicheln. Die Regierung habe ein Verbot erlassen, dass das Komplimente-Machen am Arbeitsplatz verbiete, ...

Vietnam’s Controversial Cybersecurity Law Spells Tough Times for Activists
04.01.2019 By Thoi Nguyen (The Diplomat) - On the first day of 2019, Vietnamese dissidents, human rights activists, and bloggers weren’t celebrating – they were worrying about the new cybersecurity law that went into effect that same day in Vietnam. ...

Latest Count: Vietnam Holds 244 Prisoners of Conscience
03.01.2019 (NOW! Campaign) - According to the NOW! Campaign, an initiative involving 14 international and Vietnamese civil society organizations, the government of Vietnam is holding at least 244 in prisons or similar forms of detention compared to 165 cases in November 2017, when the campaign was launched. ...

Is Vietnam’s ivory trade fuelling the elephant poaching crisis?
03.01.2019 By Mongabay (Asian Correspondent) - VIETNAM’s illegal ivory markets are still thriving, according to a new report by TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network. ...

Japan most popular choice for Vietnamese labourers
03.01.2019 (Bangkok Post) - HANOI: Japan became the most popular destination for Vietnamese migrant labourers in 2018 following five years in the second spot after Taiwan, the Vietnamese government said on Wednesday. ...

Vietnam Bottled Water Market to 2023 - Increasing Demand for Safe and Clean Drinking Water
03.01.2019 (Research and Markets) - Vietnam bottled water market is projected to grow at a CAGR of around 11% to reach $ 717 million by 2023, on account of deteriorating water quality in many areas of the country, which is resulting in increasing demand for safe and clean drinking water. ...

Von Russland gelieferte T-90S-Panzer in Vietnam gesichtet – Militärportal
03.01.2019 (Sputnik) - Im Netz sind Fotos aufgetaucht, auf denen zu sehen ist, dass die erste Partie russischer T-90S-Panzer nach Vietnam geliefert wurde. Darüber schreibt das Militärportal bmpd. ...

Former Vietnamese boat person shares his 'impossible dream' in new book
03.01.2019 Kevin Yarr (CBC News) - Thien Tang was born in the middle of the Vietnam War. It ended as he entered his teenage years, but his troubles were only just beginning. Tang has now published a book, The Other Side of the Sun, about his experience. A book dedicated to those who cannot tell their stories ...

Südchinesisches Meer: China in der Nationalismusfalle
02.01.2019 Sascha Zhivkov (Zeit) - Um seinen Anspruch auf das Südchinesische Meer zu bekräftigen, hat Chinas Regierung ein nationalistisches Geschichtsbild aufgebaut. Das könnte gefährlich werden. ...

Cybersécurité: une loi draconienne entre en vigueur au Vietnam
02.01.2019 (informaticien) - Une loi obligeant les entreprises de l'internet à supprimer tout contenu jugé « toxique » par les autorités communistes est entrée en vigueur mardi au Vietnam, ses critiques dénonçant « un modèle totalitaire de contrôle de l'information ». ...

Hanoi setzt Gesetz zur Internetkontrolle um
01.01.2019 (DW) - In Vietnam ist ein drakonisches Gesetz zur Kontrolle des Internets und seiner Nutzer in Kraft getreten. Unternehmen wie Google und Facebook werden verpflichtet, der Regierung Daten von Nutzern preiszugeben. ...

Communist Vietnamese government enacts strict Internet censorship laws
01.01.2019 Leon Wolf (Blaze) - The communist government of Vietnamese has enacted a series of Internet censorship laws that will help the government monitor and censor what its citizens view online. ...

Vietnam’s new cyber law curbs dissents and business
01.01.2019 By Jan van der Made (RFI) - A law requiring Vietnamese internet companies to remove content deemed "harmful" to the state has come into effect, in a move denounced by critics as "a totalitarian model of information control". ...

Das Ende der Selbstzerfleischung
31.12.2018 Marina Mai (tz) - Vor acht Jahren gründete sich der Bundesverband der Vietnamesen in Deutschland. Der Verein blieb unsichtbar – und zerlegte sich in Streitigkeiten. Nun wurde der Verband wegen Insolvenz aufgelöst. ...

Stability tests abound for Vietnam
31.12.2018 By David Hutt (Asia Times) - What will Vietnam’s defining moment be in 2019? For the country’s growing but repressed pro-democracy movement, it will likely be the introduction on January 1 of a new cyber-security law that will give the ruling Communist Party vastly greater powers to censor the internet. ...

Minister demands harsher penalties for illegal migration after disappearances
31.12.2018 (Taipei Times) - Stricter penalties for immigration offenses are to prevent incidents such as the sudden disappearance of 148 Vietnamese tourists earlier this month, the Cabinet said on Saturday. ...

Vietnam Promises Big Privatization Push For 2019, But Reality May Fall Short
30.12.2018 Ralph Jennings (Forbes) - With Vietnam on track to grow its economy at more than 6% this year on the back of foreign investment in export manufacturing, it’s easy to forget that a communist party still runs this Southeast Asian nation and, in effect, many of its largest companies. ...

Vietnam's first privately owned airport opens for business
30.12.2018 (Nikkei Asian Review) - QUANG NINH PROVINCE, Vietnam -- Vietnam's first privately owned airport opened on Sunday, underscoring efforts by the debt-strapped government to tap private sources to fund key infrastructure projects. ...

Trans-Pacific Partnership to Enter Into Force on 30 December
30.12.2018 (Sputnik) - The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement will enter into force on 30 December, 60 days after Vietnam, the seventh party to the TPP, had ratified the deal. ...

Tough South China Sea talks ahead as Vietnam seeks to curb China's actions
30.12.2018 Greg Torode (Reuters) - HONG KONG - Tough negotiations lie ahead over a new pact between China and Southeast Asian nations aimed at easing tensions in the South China Sea, as Vietnam pushes for provisions likely to prove unpalatable to Beijing, documents reviewed by Reuters suggest. ...

Vietnamese Activist Given Five-Year, Six-Month Prison Term for Defaming Government
28.12.2018 (RFA) - Vietnamese democracy activist Huynh Truong Ca was sentenced on Friday by a court in southern Vietnam’s Dong Thap province to a five-year, six-month prison term for criticizing the country’s communist government in a series of online postings, state media and other sources said. ...

Taiwan: 152 Vietnam tourists 'disappear' during holiday
26.12.2018 (BBC) - The Taiwanese authorities are searching for 152 Vietnamese people who arrived on tourist visas last week and have since gone missing ...

Vietnam Court Rejects Activist’s Appeal of Lengthy Subversion Sentence
26.12.2018 (RFA) - A court in Vietnam threw out an appeal by Vietnamese activist Nguyen Trung Truc, a member of the online Brotherhood for Democracy advocacy group, against his 12-year jail sentence for subversion. ...

Scandal-Plagued Facebook Goes on Charm Offensive in Vietnam
25.12.2018 Ha Nguyen (VOA) - Before Facebook, Vu Kim Chi thought something was lacking in her job, which is to promote the economy in and around Vietnam's famed Ha Long Bay. Posting updates to her department's website, or photocopying missives to send to constituents, she said, was mostly one-sided. ...

Chinas Vorpreschen in Asien : Pekings Landnahme
22.12.2018 von Christoph Hein, Singapur (FAZ) - Seit fünf Jahren befestigt China Inseln im Südchinesischen Meer und baut damit seine Macht aus. Nun regt sich international Widerstand. Nur die Europäer bleiben außen vor. ...

Vietnam: How Facebook is being abused to silence critics in Germany
21.12.2018 (RSF) - Facebook is being systematically abused to censor Vietnamese bloggers living in exile. According to the information available to Reporters Without Borders (RSF) in the last few months the social network has repeatedly deleted posts and also blocked the accounts of such individuals due to alleged violations of its “Community Standards”. ...

Vietnamese fisherman finds Chinese torpedo in his net
21.12.2018 (Asia Times) - On December 18, fisherman Tran Minh Thanh netted the torpedo about four nautical miles off the shores of An Hai commune in Tuy An, Phu Yen, Vietnam Plus reported. ...

Vietnam could allow the Holy See to appoint a nuncio ‘in the near future’
21.12.2018 Carol Glatz (Catholic Herald) - Delegations from the Vatican and from Vietnam reported continued progress in their discussions, including agreeing on “upgrading” relations with a permanent papal representative “in the near future,” a Vatican press statement said. ...

Bacterial resistance to last-resort antibiotic is spreading at alarming rate in Vietnam
21.12.2018 By Sally Robertson, B.Sc. (News-Medical) - Researchers at Osaka University have discovered that polymyxin E-resistant Escherichia coli is widely prevalent among people living in rural Vietnam. ...

Vietnam: Big Brother Is Watching Everyone
20.12.2018 (Human Rights Watch) - (New York) – Draft Cyber Security Decree Will Seriously Undermine Rights.
Vietnam should postpone the application of the Law on Cyber Security and revise it to bring it to conformity with international law, Human Rights Watch said today. ...

Dao women in Vietnam preserve traditional embroidery
20.12.2018 (Asia Times) - Intellectuals urge authorities to help ethnic groups preserve their culture and at the same time boost tourism. An increase in imports into the local Vietnamese market is threatening traditional embroidery, which ethnic Dao women are desperately trying to preserve. ...

Vietnam : pour la 1ère fois en 8 ans, 100 églises autorisées à fêter Noël en public
20.12.2018 (Portes Ouvertes) - Pour la première fois depuis 8 ans, des églises appartenant à l’Église Évangélique du Vietnam ont pu organiser un grand événement de Noël public en plein air. ...

BQ: Europäische Smartphone-Marke nach Vietnam verkauft
20.12.2018 Von Alexander Kuch (teltarif) - BQ, eine der letzten bekannten europäischen Smartphone-Firmen, verliert die Selbständigkeit. Vingroup, die größte private Unternehmensgruppe Vietnams, hat den spanischen Hersteller mehrheitlich übernommen. BQ konnte in den vergangenen fünf Jahren als europäischer Smartphone-Hersteller eine große Fan-Gemeinde in Europa erobern. ...

La vietnamita Vingroup se convierte en socio mayoritario de la matriz de BQ tras comprar un 51%
20.12.2018 (Finanzas) - La compañía tecnológica española BQ ha confirmado este jueves que Vingroup, el mayor holding privado de Vietnam, se ha convertido en el socio mayoritario de Mundo Reader, la empresa que está detrás de la marca BQ, tras la reciente adquisición de un 51% de su capital, según ha informado en un comunicado. ...

“Shift to Vietnam”
20.12.2018 (deutschland.de) - New EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement means Vietnam could compete with other large Asian countries. Marco Walde, GIC/AHK Managing Director Vietnam, explains why. Currently an average of 10 percent customs tax is levied on EU-products imported into Vietnam. ...

„Verlagerung nach Vietnam“
20.12.2018 (deutschland.de) - Mit dem neuen Freihandelsabkommen könnte Vietnam einem anderen großen asiatischen Land Konkurrenz machen. Marco Walde, AHK-Geschäftsführer Vietnam, sagt warum. ...

Viet Nam: Police raid major meeting of local NGOs in alarming step-up of repression
19.12.2018 (WebWire) - Police in Viet Nam’s capital, Hanoi, shut down a major annual meeting of grassroots groups and non-government organizations (NGOs) this morning in an alarming step-up of the authorities’ repression of civil society, said Amnesty International. ...

Vietnam: La policía irrumpe en importante reunión de ONG locales en un contexto de alarmante aumento de la represión
19.12.2018 (Amnistía Internacional) - Esta mañana, la policía ha puesto fin en la capital de Vietnam, Hanoi, a una importante reunión anual de ONG y grupos de base en el contexto de un alarmante aumento de la represión de la sociedad civil por parte de las autoridades, ha manifestado Amnistía Internacional. ...

Viêt-Nam. L’opération policière contre un grand rassemblement d’ONG marque une inquiétante montée de la répression
19.12.2018 (Amnesty International) - À Hanoï, la capitale du Viêt-Nam, ce matin, la police a mis fin à un important rassemblement annuel d’associations et d’organisations non gouvernementales (ONG), ce qui marque une inquiétante montée de la répression exercée par les autorités contre la société civile, a déclaré Amnesty International. ...

Vietnamese at Home and Abroad Present Eight-Point Petition Calling for Reform
19.12.2018 (RFA) - Vietnamese civil society groups and individuals based both in Vietnam and abroad called on their government in a petition on Wednesday to implement political reforms, guaranteeing basic rights to assembly and freedom of the press and freeing prisoners jailed for peacefully expressing their views. ...

Ambassador’s Sudden Exit Amid Deportation Fight Was Totally Normal, State Department Says
19.12.2018 By Charles Dunst (Huffington Post) - Last year, the department ordered Ted Osius to leave his post — and his host country of Vietnam. Then it told diplomats to deny anything unusual took place. ...

Vietnamesische Regimekritiker - Bei Facebook rausgetrickst
18.12.2018 Marina Mai (taz) - BERLIN taz | Facebook hat seit Jahresbeginn zahlreiche Beiträge vietnamesischer Nutzer gelöscht und Benutzerkonten gesperrt. Allen gemeinsam war, dass sie sich in ihren Posts kritisch mit der Regierung in Hanoi auseinandersetzen. ...

New religion-control law changes little in Vietnam after 1 year
18.12.2018 (World Watch Monitor) - Christian leaders in Vietnam largely agree that little has changed since the new Law on Belief and Religion came into effect January 1, 2018. ...

Vietnam arrests former CEO of state oil firm: state media
18.12.2018 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam has arrested a former senior executive of a state-owned oil company for “abusing power to appropriate property”, state media reported on Tuesday. ...

Sons of Revolution: Vietnam’s New Protest Movement
17.12.2018 (The Diplomat) - The extraordinary eruption of nationwide protest in June 2018 highlighted widespread fears in the Vietnamese populace that growing Chinese investment in Vietnam could undermine the nation’s independence, and erode the legacy of founding father of the nation Ho Chi Minh. ...

«FIANCÉES DU MÉKONG»: LE DÉSESPOIR DES CÉLIBATAIRES CHINOIS
16.12.2018 (Le Matin) - À cause du manque de femmes en Chine, des millions d'hommes se tournent vers le marché du mariage, important leur fiancée du Vietnam. ...

Stop Trump from deporting Vietnamese immigrants
16.12.2018 (Mercury News) - It’s despicable that the president is attacking immigrants who enrich and strengthen American society. President Trump has no shame when it comes to his non-stop efforts to demonize immigrants. ...

Facebook accused of silencing critical Vietnamese bloggers
15.12.2018 (DW) - Facebook is being used to silence bloggers critical of Vietnam's government, according to Reporters Without Borders. The campaigners said there were 26 imprisoned media workers in the Southeast Asian nation. ...

Trade war buoys apparel industry in Bangladesh and Vietnam
15.12.2018 Tomoya Onishi and Akiwa Hayakawa (Nikkei Asian Review) - HANOI/MUMBAI -- The trade spat between Washington and Beijing is providing a tailwind for garment production hubs like Bangladesh and Vietnam, as more companies move away from China to avoid U.S. tariffs and sanctions. ...

Crowds rally in Westminster over Vietnamese deportation concerns
15.12.2018 (KABC) - WESTMINSTER, Calif. -- Large crowds gathered in Westminster Saturday to rally for Vietnamese refugees. Thousands marched out of a growing concern of the Trump administration's possible re-interpretation of a 2008 agreement protecting Vietnamese immigrants arriving before 1995. ...

Trump push to deport Vietnam War refugees scalds California GOP
15.12.2018 By Jeremy B. White (Politico) - ‘It’s not just bad social policy. It’s incredibly bad politics,’ said one Republican consultant. Anti-Trump sentiment helped Democrats topple every Republican House member in Orange County last month in the storied California conservative stronghold. ...

Vietnam Given Best Odds to Gain from Sino-US Trade Dispute
14.12.2018 Ralph Jennings (VOA) — The world’s largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, Foxconn Technology, as well as a prominent producer of wireless earphones may be in talks to locate production in Vietnam, instead of the once more obvious choice, China, to escape the Sino-U.S. trade dispute. ...

Vietnam: FDI explosion and trade wars
14.12.2018 By Dane Chamorro and Linh Nguyen (Forbes) - Vietnam has become Asia’s hottest investment destination. In the first quarter of 2018, the country became the fourth largest IPO market in the region, felling larger incumbents such as South Korea, Singapore and Australia. ...

Relatives of Jailed Vietnamese Democracy Activists Detail Prison Mistreatment to US Embassy Officials
14.12.2018 (RFA) - Four jailed Vietnamese members of the online Brotherhood for Democracy advocacy group are suffering from failing health and enduring ill treatment in prison, according to the wife of one activist, who raised concerns about their situation during a meeting with U.S. Embassy officials on Friday. ...

Kritiker über Facebook verfolgt
13.12.2018 (ROG) - Facebook wird offenbar systematisch missbraucht, um im Exil lebende Blogger aus Vietnam zu zensieren. Nach Informationen von Reporter ohne Grenzen (ROG) hat das soziale Netzwerk wegen angeblicher Verletzungen der „Community Standards“ seit Monaten Beiträge gelöscht oder ganze Accounts gesperrt. ...

Tons of garbage washing up on beaches in Vietnam
13.12.2018 (Asia Times) - Da Nang’s sewers are unable to keep up with urbanization, says expert.
Heavy monsoon rainfall in Da Nang, Vietnam has left the city’s beaches covered in garbage after rainwater overloaded Da Nang’s domestic sewage system, ...

BMW and Bosch support Vietnam's vision for homegrown cars
13.12.2018 Tomoya Onishi and Togo Shiraishi (Nikkei Asian Review) - HANOI/PARIS -- Vingroup recruits European names to navigate a crowded market. As Vingroup prepares to become the first Vietnamese automaker next year, the country's biggest private conglomerate has enlisted help from European partners ...

Trump admin reinterprets 2008 agreement to allow deportation of Vietnam War refugees: report
12.12.2018 By John Bowden (The Hill) - The Trump administration has reportedly unilaterally reinterpreted a 2008 agreement between the U.S. and Vietnam in order to pursue deportation for certain Vietnamese immigrants who arrived in the U.S. before 1995. ...

Projektstart: Wasser im Mekongdelta nachhaltig nutzen
12.12.2018 (GFA) - Das Mekongdelta in Vietnam ist eine der vom Klimawandel am meisten betroffenen Regionen: Der Anstieg des Meereswassers, die Versalzung, ungereinigte Abwässer und die Übernutzung des Grundwassers gefährden die Lebensbedingungen von 17,5 Millionen Menschen. ...

Au Vietnam, des mères à la recherche de leurs filles vendues comme épouses en Chine
12.12.2018 Meo Vac, Vietnam | AFP - Vu Thi Dinh a passé des semaines à rechercher sa fille disparue avec sa meilleure amie au Vietnam près de la frontière chinoise, dans une région pauvre et montagneuse où des réseaux criminels enlèvent des adolescentes pour les vendre comme épouses en Chine. ...

Por tradición secuestran a jóvenes vietnamitas para ser casadas en China
12.12.2018 (BajoPalabra) - México, AFP.- Vu Thi Dinh pasó semanas buscando a su hija desaparecida con su mejor amiga en Vietnam, cerca de la frontera china, en una región empobrecida y montañosa, donde las redes criminales secuestran adolescentes para venderlas como esposas en China. ...

Vietnam seeks arrest of activist over Facebook posts
12.12.2018 (Reuters) - HANOI - Police in Vietnam have issued an arrest warrant for an activist accused of trying to overthrow the state by posting pro-democracy materials on Facebook. ...

Two Activists in Hiding, Accused of Trying to Overthrow Vietnam Government
11.12.2018 (RFA) - Vietnamese democracy activists Nguyen Van Trang and Le Van Thuong are wanted for overthrowing their country’s communist government, police told RFA’s Vietnamese Service on Tuesday. ...

Weighing up political developments in Vietnam
11.12.2018 Author: Carlyle A Thayer (East Asia Forum) - The eighth plenum of the CPV Central Committee met in October to initiate planning for the 13th Congress in 2021, appointing five sub-committees charged with drawing up Vietnam’s next socio-economic plan, amending party statutes, and vetting possible candidates for the next Central Committee and Politburo. ...

Thousands of Myanmar women forced into marriage in China: study
10.12.2018 (SBS) - Thousands of vulnerable women and girls from northern Myanmar are being trafficked to China and forced to marry, a study said Friday, offering a rare look at an issue that grips the conflict-hit borderlands.
China has around 33 million fewer women than men due to the decades-long one-child policy. ...

How billions of discarded Tetra Paks cover Vietnam's beaches and towns
09.12.2018 Corinne Redfern (The Guardian) - More than 8bn Tetra Paks are sold every year in Vietnam – and only a few percent are recycled. It’s having a devastating effect on the environment. ...

Und wie viel wiegt dein Kind?
09.12.2018 Doris Griesser (DerStandard) - Der wirtschaftliche Aufschwung in Vietnam spiegelt sich im Essverhalten der Menschen wider. Körperfülle wird zum Statussymbol, Leidtragende sind Kleinkinder. Was steckt hinter dem Trend? ...

New roads, old war fan sale of Southeast Asian brides in China
07.12.2018 by Rina Chandran (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China's decades-long one-child policy has left the country with far fewer women of marriage age than men. This has caused a spike in women being trafficked over the border from Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, researchers and rights groups say. ...

Jailed Vietnam Activist Punished for Not Pleading Guilty
07.12.2018 (RFA) - Vietnamese activist Nguyen Trung Ton, currently serving a 12-year jail sentence, is being punished by prison authorities for maintaining his innocence of charges he plotted to overthrow his country’s communist government, his wife said on Friday. ...

Friedensbotschafterin aus Vietnam erhält Dresden-Preis
06.12.2018 (t-online) - Die Vietnamesin Kim Phuc Phan Thi (55) bekommt für ihr Friedensengagement den 10. Internationalen Dresden Preis. Sie wurde 1972 mit einem Kriegsfoto bekannt. ...

Here’s why global carbon emissions will hit record highs in 2018
06.12.2018 By The Conversation (Asian Correspondent) - CARBON dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels and industry are projected to rise more than 2 percent (range 1.8 percent to 3.7 percent) in 2018, taking global fossil CO₂ emissions to a new record high of 37.1 billion tonnes. ...

Spanish police arrest people smugglers from Vietnam
06.12.2018 (Washington Times) - MADRID (AP) - The European police agency says Spanish authorities have arrested 37 people suspected of belonging to a Vietnamese people-smuggling ring that has earned an estimated 13 million euros ($14.8 million). ...

Missio: Religionsfreiheit weltweit immer mehr unter Druck
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P1 - Vielfalt
24. November 2018
15:30 – 18:00 in Stuttgart

Verfolgung von Menschenrechtlern in Vietnam
Rechtsanwalt Nguyen Van Dai aus Hanoi berichtet
Vortrag mit Diskussion
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