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Chinese pressure may drive ExxonMobil from Vietnam
13.09.2019 By David Hutt (Asia Times) - Market speculation is rife that American oil and gas giant ExxonMobil is poised to withdraw from the US$10 billion Blue Whale energy project covering Vietnam’s largest gas field in the South China Sea. ...

Vietnam digs in on South China Sea oil and gas projects amid Chinese pressure
13.09.2019 Tan Hui Yee (The Straits Times) - BANGKOK - Vietnam, locked in one of its most protracted test of wills with China of late, is trying to allay fears that yet another foreign joint venture energy project in the South China Sea may be canned due to pressure from Beijing. ...

Chinese Ships Must Leave Vietnamese Waters, Hanoi Again Demands
12.09.2019 By Richard Finney (RFA) - Vietnam renewed calls on China on Thursday to withdraw from waters claimed by Vietnam, saying that the continued presence of the Chinese oil survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8 and escort vessels in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) violates Vietnam’s sovereign territory. ...

What Would a US-Vietnam Strategic Partnership Really Mean?
12.09.2019 By Prashanth Parameswaran (The Diplomat) - Over the past few months, amid planned high-level engagements, there has been more talk about the potential of formally elevating the state of U.S.-Vietnam relations to the level of a strategic partnership in the future. ...

"Reporter ohne Grenzen" zeichnet bedrohte Journalisten aus
12.09.2019 Ben Knight (DW) - Sie stammen aus Malta, Saudi Arabien und aus Vietnam: Drei Journalistinnen sind in diesem Jahr mit dem "Press Freedom Award" ausgezeichnet worden. Nur einer von ihnen war es möglich, den Preis entgegenzunehmen. ...

Press Freedom Awards: Gewinner aus Saudi-Arabien, Malta und Vietnam
12.09.2019 (Reporter ohne Grenzen) - In Berlin sind am Abend die 27. internationalen Press Freedom Awards von Reporter ohne Grenzen verliehen worden. Für ihren Mut wurde die saudi-arabische Bloggerin und Journalistin Eman al-Nafjan geehrt. Den Preis für unabhängigen Journalismus erhielt die Malteserin Caroline Muscat. Die Vietnamesin Pham Doan Trang wurde mit dem Press Freedom Award für besonders wirkungsvollen Journalismus ausgezeichnet. ...

Journalists from Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Malta honoured at RSF’s 2019 Press Freedom Awards
12.09.2019 (Reporters sans frontières) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) awarded its 2019 Press Freedom Prize today (12 September) to Saudi journalist Eman al Nafjan, Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang and Maltese journalist Caroline Muscat, at a ceremony held for the first time in Berlin. ...

La saoudienne Eman al Nafjan, la vietnamienne Pham Doan Trang, et la maltaise Caroline Muscat, lauréates du Prix RSF 2019 pour la liberté de la presse
12.09.2019 (Reporters sans frontières) - Ce 12 septembre, Reporters sans frontières (RSF) a remis le Prix pour la liberté de la presse 2019 à la journaliste saoudienne Eman al Nafjan, à la vietnamienne Pham Doan Trang ainsi qu’à la journaliste maltaise Caroline Muscat, lors d’une cérémonie organisée pour la première fois à Berlin. ...

Las periodistas Eman al Nafjan (saudí), Pham Doan Trang (vietnamita) y Caroline Muscat (maltesa) reciben el Premio RSF por la Libertad de Prensa 2019
12.09.2019 (Reporteros sin Fronteras) - El 12 de septiembre Reporteros sin Fronteras (RSF) entregó el Premio por la Libertad de Prensa 2019 a la periodista saudí Eman al Nafjan, la vietnamita Pham Doan Trang y la maltesa Caroline Muscat. Por primera vez la ceremonia de premiación se realizó en Berlín. ...

A tale of two countries: PH and Vietnam
12.09.2019 By Kay Calpo Lugtu (The Manila Times) - ... In the region, we also see the development of Vietnam in recent times. Here we assess parallel comparisons between Philippines and Vietnam and the impact they create in the process in the areas of e-commerce and logistics. ...

Besuch aus Hongkong - Chinas Botschafter gegen Aktivist Wong: Streit um Foto mit Minister Maas eskaliert
11.09.2019 Torsten Riecke, Thomas Sigmund, Moritz Koch (Handelsblatt) - Berlin - Zwischen Joshua Wong und Wu Ken liegen zur Zeit der Eskalation nur vier Kilometer. Der eine, führender Aktivist der Protestbewegung in Hongkong, hat an diesem Mittwoch in der Bundespressekonferenz angekündigt, den Kampf für freie Wahlen und gegen Pekings politische Repressionen in der Finanzmetropole fortzusetzen. ...

To close Vietnam’s human capital development gap, look to ethnic minorities
09.09.2019 Anh Thi Quynh Le, Keiko Inoue (World Bank) - While Vietnam’s Human Capital Index is at 0.67 – exceeding the upper-middle-income average – such indexes for ethnic minorities groups are consistently lower.  A closer look at Vietnam’s Index data indicates this inequality clearly ...

Vietnamese Light Bulb Company Used Mercury in Factory Destroyed by Fire
09.09.2019 (RFA) - A Vietnamese light bulb maker admitted to using liquid mercury, a danger to human health at high temperatures, and its director issued a public apology after fire destroyed a Hanoi factory that released the toxic metal that forced hundreds of people to evacuate schools and homes. ...

How Hong Kong's protest movement is forging solidarity with Australia's Uyghurs and Tibetans
07.09.2019 By Erin Handley and Iris Zhao (ABC) - On a sunny street in the heart of Melbourne, a Uyghur woman wearing a hijab converses with a Vietnamese man dressed in bright red-and-yellow-striped bandana. ...

South China Sea: China Targets Vietnam, Again
07.09.2019 by Panos Mourdoukoutas (Forbes) - China is back to Vietnamese waters this week, with an eye on the country’s oil and gas. Early on the week, a large crane ship owned by China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), sailed to Vietnamese exclusive economic zone (EEZ). ...

Rassismus im Osten: "Ich fühle mich, als ob ich einer riesigen Bedrohung gegenüberstehe"
07.09.2019 (Zeit) - Die AfD ist im Osten stark wie nie. Wie zehn junge Ostdeutsche damit umgehen, dass Rassisten in ihren Parlamenten und neben ihnen in der S-Bahn sitzen. Wir wollten mit denen sprechen, die der Hass, die Vorurteile und Politik der AfD trifft: People of Color, Kinder von Migrantinnen, Geflüchtete. ...

Vietnam's Mekong Delta Sinks Five Centimeters per year
06.09.2019 (Prensa Latina) - Vast areas at the mouth of Vietnam's Mekong River sink two to five centimeters each year and in about four decades, these areas could be under water. ...

Vietnam dissent - Vietnam's Lady Gaga who sacrificed musical stardom for political struggle
06.09.2019 by Eric San Juan (efe-epa). Known as Vietnam’s Lady Gaga, Mai Khoi was a successful pop singer in the country until she tried to run for parliamentary elections with a message critical of the communist regime.
"Since I got involved in activism I lost a lot of fans. I have been isolated by the government ...

Can Beijing and Hanoi overcome their latest South China Sea flashpoint at Vanguard Bank?
06.09.2019 Lye Liang Fook, Ha Hoang Hop (SCMP) - Vietnam and China are embroiled in a tense stand-off over oil and gas fields in the disputed waterway, ramming each other’s vessels and firing water cannons. Though the two claimant states are still talking, Hanoi shows no sign of backing down, and some say Vietnam is ready to take tougher action without fear of the consequences. ...

Hohe Quecksilber-Werte nach Brand in vietnamesischer Fabrik
05.09.2019 (Der Farang) - HANOI (dpa) - In Vietnams Hauptstadt Hanoi sind nach einem Großbrand in einer Glühbirnenfabrik mehr als 15 Kilogramm Quecksilber ausgetreten. Auf dem Gelände wurden in der Luft Quecksilber-Werte gemessen, die teils das 30-Fache des zulässigen Höchstwertes erreichten, ...

Giant China crane ship turns up near Vietnamese coast
05.09.2019 Laura Zhou (SCMP) - Beijing stretches Hanoi’s maritime capacity after weeks of tension in South China Sea. A Chinese giant crane vessel has been tracked to 90km (56 miles) from the Vietnamese coastline – in an area claimed by Hanoi as its exclusive economic zone – fuelling the risk of further maritime confrontation between the two countries. ...

Facebook users' phone numbers exposed online
05.09.2019 by Tim Dandle (Digital Journal) - Hundreds of millions of phone numbers linked to Facebook accounts were found online. The passwordless server contained over 419 million records over several databases on users across geographies. The passwordless server contained over 419 million records over several databases on users across geographies, including 133 million records on U.S.-based Facebook users, 18 million records of users in the U.K., and another with more than 50 million records on users in Vietnam. ...

Facebook-Datenbank mit über 400 Millionen Telefonnummern von Nutzern frei zugänglich
05.09.2019 von Kai Schmerer (ZDnet) - Nach einem Bericht von TechCrunch war eine Facebook-Datenbank mit mehr als 419 Millionen Telefonnummern seiner Nutzer öffentlich zugänglich. Die Datensätze lassen sich Anwendern verschiedener Regionen zuordnen, darunter 133 Millionen Datensätze von US-amerikanischen Facebook-Nutzern, 18 Millionen Datensätze mit Benutzern in Großbritannien und ein weiterer mit mehr als 50 Millionen Datensätzen mit Benutzern in Vietnam. ...

Three Vietnamese sue Fukushima firm over decontamination work at crippled nuclear facility
05.09.2019 (Jiji Press) - Three Vietnamese have sued a construction firm for damages, claiming they were exposed to radiation after the company had them engage in decontamination work related to the March 2011 nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture. ...

Official from the Vietnamese abduction scandal left the Interior Ministry
04.09.2019 (The Slovak Spectator) - Head of Close Protection Officers, Peter Krajčírovič, no longer works at the Interior Ministry. He left the Office for the Protection of Constitutional Officials in late August, as reported by the Sme daily. Krajčírovič became prominent last August when the scandal around the abduction of Vietnamese citizen Trinh Xuan Thanh surfaced. ...

Neuerscheinung: Geboren in Südvietnam von Patrick Thanh Nguyen-Brem
04.09.2019 (jpc) - Für den jungen Patrick Thanh Nguyen brechen mit seinem Stipendium für ein Studium in Deutschland aufregende Zeiten an. Als er seiner leidgeprüften Heimat Vietnam beim Aufbruch den Rücken kehrt, ahnt er noch nicht, dass dies ein Abschied für immer sein wird. ...

Inspired by the Pope, the Vietnamese Church promotes the integration of migrants
03.09.2019 by Thanh Thuy (AsiaNews) – Helping Vietnamese workers to integrate into their Asian countries of emigration is the latest initiative of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Vietnam (CBCV) ...

Changes on the Indo-Pacific's geopolitical chessboard
02.09.2019 by Brahma Chellaney (The Japan Times) - NEW DELHI – The Indo-Pacific region’s geopolitical flux is being highlighted by several developments. The escalating U.S.-China trade war is setting in motion a gradual “decoupling” of the world’s top two economies ...

Manœuvres navales inédites entre les États-Unis et dix pays d'Asie du Sud-Est
02.09.2019 (RFI) - Des manœuvres navales inédites entre les Etats-Unis et dix pays d'Asie du Sud-Est ont débuté lundi dans un contexte de lutte d'influence croissante dans la région entre Américains et Chinois. ...

China's quickly losing its position as the world's smartphone factory
02.09.2019 by Chris Stokel-Walker (wired) - For decades, China has been the world’s electronics manufacturing hub – but not for much longer. Google is the latest company to shift some of its production out of China ...

Daughter of Vietnamese immigrant receives desk after testing into top Taiwan school
02.09.2019 by Keoni Everington (Taiwan News) - TAIPEI -- The daughter of a Vietnamese immigrant who lives in a makeshift home has received a new desk and container house after news broke of her plight and her successful entrance to a top girls' high school in southwestern Taiwan. ...

Vietnam: Essen mit Gefühl
02.09.2019 Kim Thuy (Kulturaustausch III/2019) - Kim Thúy, geboren in Saigon, Vietnam, ist Schriftstellerin und lebt in Kanada. Sie erzählt KULTURAUSTAUSCH, wie man in Vietnam seine Gefühle ausdrückt ...

Chancenlos im Kampf um umstrittenes Gebiet
01.09.2019 Von Arne Perras, Singapur (SZ) - Fünfmal reiste Philippiniens Präsident Duterte nach Peking, aber die Ansprüche seines Landes im Südchinesischen Meer kann er nicht durchsetzen. ...

Buying Cambodia: China’s long embrace of a tyrant
01.09.2019 by Jonathan Manthorpe (Asia Times) - Authoritarian PM Hun Sen has reportedly given Beijing the green light for a naval base on the Gulf of Thailand. ...

40 Jahre Cap Anamur: Appelle zur Flüchtlingshilfe
31.08.2019 (SZ) - Mit Appellen zur Flüchtlingshilfe ist in Köln des 40-jährigen Bestehens der Hilfsorganisation Cap Anamur gedacht worden. 1979 hatte das Ehepaar Christel und Rupert Neudeck ein Schiff gechartert, um damit Menschen zu retten, die über das Südchinesische Meer vor der kommunistischen Regierung von Vietnam flohen ...

U.K., France, Germany ‘Concerned’ About South China Sea Tensions
30.08.2019 Philip J. Heijmans (Bloomberg) -- The U.K., France and Germany have called for restraint in the South China Sea amid reports that Chinese and Vietnamese vessels are facing off in the disputed waters over competing territorial claims. ...

Google is reportedly looking to shift Pixel production from China to Vietnam
30.08.2019 by Humza Aamir (TechSpot) - With a plan to double its smartphone shipments from 2018, Google is looking to sell between 8-10 million Pixel units this year. To achieve that, the company is looking to move some manufacturing from China to Vietnam ...

Detained RFA Blogger in Vietnam Has First Meeting With Lawyer
29.08.2019 (RFA) - An RFA blogger held in Vietnam on charges of corruption has been allowed to meet with a lawyer for the first time since he was abducted in Thailand earlier this year and forced back to Vietnam ...

Vietnamese family ‘brutally attacked’ for converting to Christianity
29.08.2019 by Ruth Sax (Premier Christian Radio) - A Vietnamese family have been “brutally attacked” because of their Christian faith, according to Open Doors charity who serve persecuted Christians around the world. ...

ROG gibt Nominierte bekannt
29.08.2019 (ROG) - Anlässlich des 25-jährigen Bestehens der deutschen Sektion von Reporter ohne Reporter ohne Grenzen werden die renommierten Press Freedom Awards am 12. September erstmals in Berlin verliehen. ...

Vietnam seeks 'peaceful' solution to South China Sea tensions
28.08.2019 Tomoya Onishi (Nikkei Asian Review) - HANOI -- Vietnam will work with its Southeast Asian neighbors to seek a peaceful solution to tensions in the South China Sea, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told reporters here Tuesday after a meeting with Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohamad. ...

Submission by Human Rights Watch to Australia-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue
27.08.2019 (HRW) - Human Rights Watch appreciates the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing preparations for the forthcoming 16th Australia-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue, scheduled to be held in Canberra in August 2019. Vietnam’s human rights record worsened since 2017 as the authorities imprison more dissidents for longer prison terms and passed new draconian laws. ...

Mekong nears tipping point as US-China rivalry grows
27.08.2019 Brian Eyler and Aaron Salzberg (Nikkei Asian Review) - The Mekong River, which originates on the Tibetan Plateau and flows nearly 5,000 km through China, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam to the South China Sea, is in danger of drying up. The five downstream countries must act now to defend their collective interests or risk ceding control of the river to China, which controls the headwaters. ...

Vietnam shuns Huawei as it seeks to build Southeast Asia’s first 5G network
27.08.2019 (SCMP) - Vietnam is intent on being the first Asean nation to provide a 5G network – without China’s tech powerhouse Huawei.Viettel Group, Vietnam’s largest mobile carrier owned by the defence ministry, will deploy Ericsson AB’s equipment in Hanoi and Nokia Oyj’s technology in Ho Chi Minh City, said Viettel chief executive officer Le Dang Dung. ...

Chinese fakery : goods rebranded ‘Made In Vietnam’
26.08.2019 (Anorak) - Last week US President Donald Trump pledged a hike in tariffs on Chinese imports to the US. Trump accuses China of bad trading practices and intellectual property theft. USA Today has news of a Chinese work-around ...

Vietnam - Der lachende Dritte im Handelsstreit
26.08.2019 Von Lena Bodewein, ARD-Studio Südasien (Tagesschau) - Wenn zwei sich streiten, wandern die Unternehmen zum lachenden Dritten ab. So scheint es im Fall von China, den USA und - Vietnam. Dort siedeln sich viele Firmen an, die aus China weggehen ...

Chinese ship inches closer to Vietnam coastline amid South China Sea tensions
25.08.2019 Khanh Vu (Reuters) - A Chinese survey vessel yesterday extended its activities to an area closer to Vietnam’s coastline, ship tracking data showed, after the US and Australia expressed concern about China’s actions in the disputed waterways. The Chinese vessel was about 102km southeast of Vietnam’s Phu Quy Island and 185km from the beaches of the southern city of Phan Thiet ...

Preis auf Langzeittief - Wie Brasilien und Vietnam den Kaffeemarkt beherrschen
25.08.2019 (cash) - Für einen guten Start in den Tag ist er für viele unverzichtbar: Kaffee. Was viele nicht wissen: Nach Brasilien ist Vietnam der zweitgrösste Exporteur der ursprünglich aus Afrika stammenden Bohnen. ...

Citizens are speaking out in Vietnam
23.08.2019 Author: Benedict J Tria Kerkvliet, ANU (East Asia Forum) - Several times in June 2018, tens of thousands of Vietnamese poured into downtown Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and other cities, causing huge traffic jams. The crowds were demonstrating against pending national legislation to create three special economic zones that Chinese enterprises would be able to lease for up to 99 years. ...

Vietnam’s uphill battle in the South China Sea: a need for more international actors
23.08.2019 by Nguyen Thanh Trung (AMTI) - The standoff between China and Vietnam near Vanguard Bank has passed the two-month mark without showing any sign of a resolution. Since mid-June 2019, a Chinese survey ship and its coast guard escorts have been maneuvering in a threatening manner in the southern part of Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) ...

Vietnam and America: foes on paper, friends out of necessity
23.08.2019 Xuan Loc Doan (SCMP) - Donald Trump has accused Vietnam of treating America ‘even worse’ than China does on trade, and has imposed heavy duties on its steel imports. “Almost the single worst abuser of everybody.” This was how US President Donald Trump [1] described Vietnam’s approach to trade in an interview in June. ...

Vietnamese Facebook User Gets Six-Year Prison Term For ‘Negative’ Posts
23.08.2019 (RFA) - Vietnamese democracy advocate Huyn Dac Tuy was sentenced on Wednesday by a court in southern Vietnam’s Quang Ngai province to a six-year prison term, followed by three years’ probation, for criticizing the country’s communist government in a series of online posts, according to state media reports. ...

Vietnamesischer Oppositioneller: Eine Abschiebung und ihre zynischen Folgen
23.08.2019 Professor Volker Blumenthaler, Nürnberg; Professor Jeremias Schwarzer, Nürnberg (SZ) - "Vietnamesin darf fertig studieren" vom 7. August: In Ihrem Artikel wird über die Situation der jungen Pianistin Nguyen Hong An und die Abschiebung ihrer Eltern, des Menschenrechtsaktivisten Nguyen Quang Hong Nhan und dessen Frau, berichtet. Den Abgeschobenen drohe angeblich keine strafrechtliche Verfolgung, so die Information des Bundesverbandes der vietnamesischen Flüchtlinge in der BRD. Das ist eine aus unserer Sicht unverantwortliche Verharmlosung der Situation, in der die Eltern in Vietnam sich befinden. ...

Vietnam’s Security Forces Detain Environmentalist Dang Vu Luong, Beating Pro-democracy Campaigner Nguyen Van Phuong
23.08.2019 (Defend the Defenders) - On August 22, Vietnam’s security forces detained environmentalist Dang Vu Luong for more than ten hours, and beat pro-democracy campaigner Nguyen Van Phuong when he and others came to question about the detention, Defend the Defenders has learned. ...

Agreement reached on permanent Holy See representative to Vietnam
23.08.2019 By Hannah Brockhaus (CNA) - Vatican City - A Holy See-Vietnam diplomacy working group, which met inside the Vatican this week, reached an agreement on establishing a permanent resident papal representative to the southeast Asian country. ...

44 Jahre ohne Nuntius
23.08.2019 (Domradio) - Nach dem Vietnamkrieg hatte der Papst seinen Botschafter in Vietnam zurückgerufen – und seitdem keinen neuen eingesetzt. Nach insgesamt acht diplomatischen Gesprächen soll sich das "frühestmöglich" ändern. ...

Flucht, Schicksal und Frühlingsrollen: Das Ehepaar Nguyen ist auf dem Freitagsmarkt äußerst beliebt – das ist ihre Geschichte
23.08.2019 von Guy Simon (Südkurier) - Einige Wochen lang waren etliche Besucher des Freitagsmarktes auf dem Alten Festhallenplatz enttäuscht. An jener Stelle, an der eigentlich immer der kleine weiße Anhänger stand, herrschte Leere. Das hat sich jetzt wieder geändert. Der Anhänger gehört Thi Kim Tanh Nguyen und Thoi Duc Nguyen. ...

Le dialogue progresse entre le Vietnam et le Saint-Siège
23.08.2019 (VaticanNews) - Dans un communiqué publié vendredi 23 août, la Salle de Presse du Saint-Siège fait savoir que les deux parties ont eu un échange de vues approfondies sur les relations entre le Vietnam et le Saint-Siège, y compris sur les questions concernant l’Église catholique au Vietnam. ...

Vietnam Seeks Australia’s Support on the South China Sea
23.08.2019 By Du Nhat Dang (The Diplomat) - Vietnam is hosting Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison amid escalated tensions between Hanoi and China in the South China Sea. Morrison is the first Australian prime minister to travel to Vietnam for a bilateral visit in 25 years. ...

El Vaticano y Vietnam destacan avances en la normalización diplomática
23.08.2019 por Miguel Pérez Pichel (ACI Prensa) - El Grupo de Trabajo entre Vietnam y la Santa Sede finalizó el 22 de agosto su VIII encuentro, celebrado en el Vaticano, con un balance positivo, según un comunicado conjunto difundido por la Oficina de Prensa de la Santa Sede. ...

Estados Unidos critica a China por su “escalada” en el mar de China meridional
23.08.2019 (Metro) - Estados Unidos criticó la “escalada” de China en “sus esfuerzos de intimidación” en el mar de China meridional, en especial contra Vietnam. ...

US and ASEAN to hold first joint naval drills near South China Sea
23.08.2019 Marimi Kishimoto (Nikkei Asian Review) - BANGKOK -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is holding its first joint military exercise with the U.S. Navy in the Gulf of Thailand early next month. The 10-country ASEAN and the U.S. had agreed to the drills at a defense ministers' meeting in Singapore last year. ...

Vietnam kann China nicht ersetzen
22.08.2019 Achim Sawall (Golem Media) - Seit dem Beginn des Handelskriegs mit China versuchen US-Konzerne, ihre Auftragsfertigung nach Vietnam zu verlegen. Doch laut einem Bericht des Wall Street Journals wird es noch viele Jahre dauern, bis das südostasiatische Land China als Produktionsstandort ersetzen kann, wenn dies überhaupt gelingt. ...

L’Église vietnamienne célèbre la journée de commémoration des victimes de persécutions religieuses
22.08.2019 (Missions Etrangères de Paris) - À l’occasion du 22 août, désigné par l’Assemblée générale de l’ONU comme la Journée internationale de commémoration des victimes de violences basées sur la religion ou les convictions, l’Église catholique au Vietnam a organisé de nombreuses activités pastorales pour les victimes de violences religieuses. ...

Morrison urged to address human rights on Vietnam visit after calling nation 'free'
22.08.2019 Sarah Martin (The Guardian) - Human Rights Watch raises concerns of ‘dire’ human rights record, including at least 133 political prisoners. Scott Morrison has been urged to raise human rights concerns with the Vietnamese government when he makes his first official visit there this week, ...

China, Vietnam Coast Guard Ships Face Off Near Indian Oil Block In South China Sea
22.08.2019 By James Patterson (International Business Times) -  China has deployed its coast guard ships near an oil block in the Vietnamese EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone) where India’s state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) has been carrying out oil exploration in the South China Sea. ...

China Escalates Coercion against Vietnam’s Longstanding Oil and Gas Activity in the South China Sea
22.08.2019 (U.S. Department of State) - The United States is deeply concerned that China is continuing its interference with Vietnam’s longstanding oil and gas activities in Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) claim. ...

Choppy waters: China’s unilateralism in South China Sea doesn’t help anyone, including Beijing
22.08.2019 Rudroneel Ghosh (The Times of India) - In another conflagration in the South China Sea, the Chinese survey vessel Haiyang Dizhi 8 has returned to waters within Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), this time with more air support. ...

Vietnam edges towards a succession crisis
20.08.2019 By David Hutt (Asia Times) - Ruling Communist Party is splitting on pro- and anti-China lines ahead of a pivotal 2021 Congress that will determine new leaders and directions. ...

USA kritisieren chinesische „Mobbing-Taktiken“ im Südchinesischen Meer
20.08.2019 (Epoch Times) - Die USA haben sich mit einer neuen scharfen Warnung gegen die chinesischen Aktivitäten und Gebietsansprüche im Südchinesischen Meer gewandt. ...

La Maison Blanche accuse Pékin de «tactiques d'intimidation» en mer de Chine méridionale
20.08.2019 (Le Figaro) - La Maison Blanche a accusé mardi Pékin de recourir à des «tactiques d'intimidation» en mer de Chine méridionale, eaux riches en ressources naturelles et en proie à des tensions croissantes. ...

Südchinesisches Meer: Philippinen warnen China
20.08.2019 (DW) - Im Streit um das Südchinesische Meer hat die philippinische Regierung eine indirekte Drohung an China ausgesprochen. Bisher verhielt sich Präsident Rodrigo Duterte in dem Konflikt eher zurückhaltend. ...

China’s incursion into Vietnam’s EEZ and lessons from the past
20.08.2019 Huong Le Thu (The Strategist) - The Haiyang Dizhi 8, a survey vessel belonging to a Chinese government-run corporation, began surveying a large swath of seabed on 3 July northeast of Vanguard Bank, which falls within Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone. ...

Massenproteste in Hongkong: Peking hat schon gewonnen
19.08.2019 Lea Deuber (SZ) - Die Protestbewegung in Hongkong hat bei den Festlandchinesen keinerlei Unterstützung. Chinas kommunistisches Regime hat es verstanden, seinen Bürgern die Lust an der Demokratie auszutreiben. ...

Why Vanguard Bank and Why Now? Explaining Chinese Behavior in the South China Sea
19.08.2019 by Derek Grossman (RAND) - During the course of my recent discussions with Vietnamese interlocutors, one question has recurred: after a period of prolonged quiet in Vietnam-China relations in the South China Sea (SCS), why has Beijing all of a sudden decided to take a stand at Vanguard Bank? ...

Philippines: China Defends Aggressive Arrogance
19.08.2019 (StrategyPage) - The Chinese effort is massive. For example, during the first three months of 2019 China deployed 900 navy, coast guard and naval militia ships around Pagasa Island to block access to fishing areas that Filipinos have been using for centuries. ...

Vietnam Activists Stage Rare Anti-China Protest Amid Concerns Over Survey Ship
19.08.2019 (RFA) - Four activists in south-central Vietnam’s Khanh Hoa province were detained by police on Sunday morning for staging an anti-China protest at a landmark popular with Chinese tourists in the provincial capital Nha Trang, one of the protesters said. ...

Nha Trang: Holding an anti-China banner is "violating the constitution"!
18.08.2019 (Dân Làm Báo) -  This morning on August 18th, 2018, one group of patriotic citizens in Nha Trang city was surrounded by military, police officers and security guards in Hon Chong and Vinh Phuoc beaches area. They are Facebookers Son Dang, Nguyễn Lai, Phạm Hải, Nguyễn Bá Vinh and Trần Vũ Việt. ...

Vietnam and Indonesia stand out as Belt and Road bets, reports show
18.08.2019 Dylan Koh (Nikkei Asian Review) - Southeast Asia draws flurry of investment but concerns over China linger. Southeast Asia is becoming ever more of a hotbed for investment related to China's Belt and Road Initiative, two separate reports issued this month show. ...

Vietnam demands Chinese ship leave disputed waters as end of fishing ban threatens to inflame tensions
17.08.2019 Laura Zhou  (SCMP) - Vietnam protests against ‘repeated Chinese violations’ from surveyors as fishing fleets head for contested waters around the Paracel Islands and the Scarborough Shoal. Presence of survey vessel in oil-rich waters has already triggered a month-long stand-off between the two sides. ...

Vietnam aims to sell stakes in nearly 100 state firms by end of 2020
16.08.2019 (The Asahi Shimbun) - HANOI -- Vietnam plans to speed up its privatization program by selling stakes in nearly 100 state-owned firms by the end of 2020, including Agribank, the government said late on Thursday. ...

The Vanguard Bank standoff shows China remains undeterred
16.08.2019 Trinh Le (The Interpreter) - Coercion rather than conciliation is Beijing’s preferred tactic in South China Sea disputes. Tensions have risen once again in the South China Sea. ...

Ganze System steht auf dem Spiel: 11 Punkte zeigen, wie wichtig Hongkong für China ist
16.08.2019 Gabor Steingart (Focus) - Derweil die ehemalige britische Kronkolonie Hongkong unter chinesischer Repression leidet, herrscht im Weißen Haus des Donald Trump ein Triumphalismus wie zuletzt unter Ronald Reagan. ...

Vietnam demands Chinese ship leaves its exclusive economic zone
16.08.2019 (CNA) - HANOI: Vietnam has demanded that China remove an oil survey vessel and its escorts from the Southeast Asian country's exclusive economic zone, amid a month-long standoff in waters seen as a potential global flashpoint as the United States challenges Beijing's maritime claims. ...

CITES 2019: Weltkonferenz für den Artenschutz
16.08.2019 Arnulf Köhncke (WWF Deutschland) - Jetzt beginnt in Genf die 18. Konferenz des Washingtoner Artenschutzabkommens CITES. CITES reguliert den Handel mit wilden Tieren und Pflanzen. Inzwischen ist Vietnam der größte Abnahmemarkt für Elfenbeinprodukte und für Nashornhorn. ...

Resignation ist keine Option
15.08.2019 Leonie Gubela (taz) - Für die 24-jährige Nhi Le war Leipzig lange ein Sehnsuchtsort. Mittlerweile erlebt sie dort einen immer aggressiveren Rassismus. Seit 2016 gibt Le auch Workshops zu Antirassismus, Antisexismus und Hate Speech. ...

Beijing starts military exercise in disputed South China Sea as tensions with Vietnam rise
15.08.2019 Laura Zhou (SCMP) - China started a series of military training exercises near the Paracel chain of islands in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, amid growing tensions with Vietnam over the vital maritime trade route.
Ships were prohibited from entering three locations in and near the Paracels from Tuesday morning until Thursday afternoon ...

Vietnam risks debt 'crutches' without skills transfer: Economist
15.08.2019 (The Business Times) - VIETNAM remains an economic success, despite raging trade tensions worldwide, but one observer has called urgently for skills transfer, to address a so-called “dual economy”. ...

Hundreds in Vietnam Protest Dam Upgrade, Fearing Floods
15.08.2019 (RFA) - Hundreds of residents in a largely Catholic district of central Vietnam’s Quang Binh province protested on Thursday to oppose the enlargement of a local dam, saying that an increase in the dam’s height will raise the risk of floods, Vietnamese sources said. ...

EU-Vietnam trade deal shows EU will bend human rights standards if the price is right
14.08.2019 By Skylar Lindsay (ASEAN Today) - The new EU-Vietnam free trade agreement (FTA) shows the EU will look past human rights violations to push a trade agenda. But as FTAs with ASEAN states don’t offer the EU the same economic benefits, it’s unlikely the bloc will pen more in the near future. ...

Mer de Chine méridionale: un navire chinois de retour dans les eaux revendiquées par Hanoï
14.08.2019 (Sputnik) - Un navire chinois est de nouveau entré dans la zone économique exclusive du Vietnam en mer de Chine méridionale, au risque de relancer la confrontation diplomatique entre Pékin et Hanoï sur ces eaux riches en ressources revendiquées par les deux pays et d'autres Etats d'Asie du Sud-Est. ...

China hammers message as survey ship returns to waters claimed by Vietnam
14.08.2019 (Japan Times) - HANOI – A Chinese survey vessel has re-entered disputed waters in the South China Sea, according to ship tracking analysis, after a tense monthlong standoff in the same area inflamed tensions between Hanoi and Beijing. ...

Free Hồ Đức Hòa: Hanoi denies medical care to jailed Catholic activist
14.08.2019 (AsiaNews) - Arrested in 2011, Hòa was an active member of the Diocese of Vinh and worked with a news agency run by Redemptorist fathers. For the regime, he is part of a group of young Catholics and Protestants engaged in activities “aimed at overthrowing the people’s government”. ...

"Dieselben Bilder, dasselbe Drama, so viele Jahre danach"
13.08.2019 Ein Interview von Alex Raack (Spiegel Online) - 1979 trat das Rettungsschiff "Cap Anamur" in den Dienst - Tausende Flüchtlinge verdanken den Helfern um Christel und Rupert Neudeck ihr Leben. Hier spricht die Gründerin über Mut und Hass, Böll und Rackete. ...

Flucht aus Vietnam: Gerettet von der "Cap Anamur"
13.08.2019 von Sebastian Stoll (NDR) - Vor 40 Jahren begannen Retter auf der "Cap Anamur" ihre Hilfsaktion im südchinesischen Meer. Auf dem umgebauten Frachter aus Hamburg fanden Menschen Zuflucht, die mit Booten aus dem kommunistischen Vietnam flohen. Eine Überlebende erinnert sich. ...

Vietnam’s lagging 5G ambitions
13.08.2019 Author: Phan Le, ANU (East Asia Forum) - On 10 May 2019, Vietnam became one of the first countries to successfully establish a 5G-powered phone call. But while Vietnam’s 5G rollout is on the right track, fully realising this ambition still requires overcoming myriad challenges in technology, national security and governance. From a technical standpoint, Viettel’s demonstration on 10 May reveals neither the company’s capability to meet its goal of 5G self-reliance, nor its ability to roll out a 5G network which is standards-compliant, robust and feature-complete. ...

Opfer von Menschenhandel - Ein deutsches Kind als Ausweg
12.08.2019 Marina Mai (taz) - Viele Vietnamesinnen tun alles, um von einem Deutschen schwanger zu werden. Ein Übersetzer erzählt, wie und warum. Exakt 398 Menschen aus Vietnam meldeten sich im ersten Halbjahr 2019 beim Land Berlin als asylsuchend. Das ist fast eine Verdoppelung gegenüber den Vorjahren. Ein Großteil von ihnen, nämlich 62 Prozent, waren Frauen, von denen wiederum über 80 Prozent schwanger waren. ...

Vietnamese Scholars Denounce China’s Movements in South China Sea
12.08.2019 (RFA) - A group of well-known Vietnamese scholars gathered this weekend outside China’s consulate in Ho Chi Minh City to protest Chinese ship movements in waters claimed by Vietnam in the South China Sea, dispersing only after an angry exchange with police, sources told RFA. ...

What’s in a Deeper EU-Vietnam Security Partnership?
10.08.2019 By Prashanth Parameswaran (The Diplomat) - Earlier this week, the European Union and Vietnam officially announced a number of steps to further deepen their security and defense partnership. While many of these developments were expected, they nonetheless highlighted the efforts by both sides to further strengthen their security ties amid shared priorities and outstanding challenges. ...

Bruderland – Sozialistische Vertragsarbeiter in der DDR
10.08.2019 Armin Siebert (Sputnik) - Auch in der DDR gab es „Gastarbeiter“. Sie kamen aus befreundeten sozialistischen Staaten wie Vietnam, Mosambik, Kuba oder Angola. Wie haben sie die DDR erlebt und was passierte mit ihnen nach der Wende? ...

Vietnamese Police Disperse Protesters at Chinese Embassy over South China Sea
09.08.2019 Ben Kew (Breitbart) - Police in Vietnam broke up a demonstration outside the Chinese embassy in Hanoi as protesters campaigned against Beijing’s aggressive pursuit of territory in the South China Sea, Reuters reported Tuesday. ...

South China Sea stand-off shows Vietnam has few options in dealing with Beijing’s bullying
08.08.2019 Le Hong Hiep (SCMP) - The Vietnam–China stand-off at Vanguard Bank in the South China Sea [1] has been going on for more than one month. Despite Vietnam’s repeated diplomatic protests and international pressures, China has not completely withdrawn its vessels from the area, which is part of Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and continental shelf under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. ...

Hanoi narrows 'made in Vietnam' to block Chinese detours
08.08.2019 Tomoya Onishi (Nikkei Asian Review) - HANOI -- The Vietnamese government is toughening standards for items to qualify as made in Vietnam, Nikkei has learned, seeking to address American concerns over Chinese goods being exported indirectly through the Southeast Asian country. ...

Vietnam police disperse protest at Chinese embassy over South China Sea standoff
06.08.2019 James Pearson (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnamese police on Tuesday broke up a brief protest outside the Chinese embassy in Hanoi against Beijing’s maritime survey of an offshore block in the southeast Asian nation’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), a Reuters witness said. ...

Vietnamese Activists Cry Slander at Documentary Accusing them of Incitement
06.08.2019  (RFA) - Vietnamese activists accused of spreading disinformation or incitement in a documentary produced by the country’s state-run media are saying the accusations are slanderous. ...

Pianistin darf fertig studieren
06.08.2019 Von Dietrich Mittler (SZ) - Monatelang hatte die junge vietnamesische Pianistin Hong An Nguyen bangen müssen, dass sie als abgelehnte Asylbewerberin ebenso wie ihre Eltern in ihr früheres Heimatland abgeschoben wird - doch diese Gefahr ist offensichtlich gebannt. Sie darf in Nürnberg ihr Studium fortsetzen. ...

Vietnam: Funeral Of Catholic Lawyer Disrupted By Police
05.08.2019 (UCA News) - Victims of alleged land-grabbing in southern Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City have accused local authorities of seriously disrupting a relative's funeral. ...

Warnung vor „Militarisierung“ des Südchinesischen Meeres
05.08.2019 (ORF) - Die EU-Außenbeauftragte Federica Mogherini hat vor einer „Militarisierung“ des Südchinesischen Meeres gewarnt. ...

Das Schicksal der „Boat people“ im Chinesischen Meer - „Cap Anamur“ rettet Flüchtlinge aus dem Meer – vor 40 Jahren
05.08.2019 (Kirche+Leben) - Humanitäre Großtat oder „Beihilfe zur illegalen Einwanderung“? Unter diesem Vorwurf ist Carola Rackete, Kapitänin der „Sea Watch 3“, angeklagt, weil sie ihr Schiff mit 40 Flüchtlingen an Bord in den Hafen von Lampedusa steuerte, ...

Wie die "Cap Anamur" die Boatpeople gerettet hat
05.08.2019 (NDR) - Dicht gedrängt flüchten die Menschen auf kleinen Holzbooten über das offene Meer. Schon nach wenigen Tagen gibt es nichts mehr zu essen und zu trinken. Piraten überfallen die überfüllten Boote und bringen die Flüchtlinge um ihr letztes Hab und Gut. ...

Vietnam tourist sites face challenges from overcrowding
04.08.2019 (inquirer.net) - HANOI — Hanoian Nguyen Huy Ha and his family still remember clearly their experience on a tour from the capital city to the town of Tam Dao in the northern mid-land province of Vinh Phuc in May. “It was really a terrible trip,” Ha said. ...

Ocean Vuong - Liebe, Demütigung und Poesie
04.08.2019 (ORF) - Der vietnamesisch-amerikanische Lyriker Ocean Vuong hat mit „Auf Erden sind wir kurz grandios“ einen fulminanten Debütroman vorgelegt. ...
 
Ausstellung zum Stadtjubiläum eröffnet - Wie Menschen in Wilhelmshaven seit 150 Jahren glauben
03.08.2019 (Kirche+Leben) - Vielleicht ist das anrührendste Ausstellungsstück: eine Bibel auf Vietnamesisch. Wie kommt sie in die Ausstellung „Wilhelmshaven glaubt. 150 Jahre religiöse Vielfalt an der Jade“? Flüchtlinge aus Vietnam haben sie leihweise zur Verfügung gestellt ...

Vietnams erste Automarke gibt mit neuem Partner Gas: VinFast kooperiert mit Batteriespezialist Kreisel Electric
02.08.2019 Von Rebecca Eisert, Michael Knauer (Automobilwoche) - VinFast - Vietnams erste eigene Automarke - und der österreichische Batteriespezialist Kreisel Electric entwickeln künftig gemeinsam ein Batteriepack, das VinFast schon sehr bald in die eigenen Fahrzeuge bringen will. ...

EU, Vietnam to become brothers in arms
01.08.2019 By David Hutt (Asia Times) - On August 5, the European Union’s (EU) chief diplomat Federica Mogherini will sign a new defense agreement with Vietnam, the first such security deal Brussels will have with a Southeast Asian nation. ...

Vietnam jails toll road opponents
01.08.2019 (UCAnews) - A court in northern Vietnam has convicted an anti-corruption activist and six others opposing a toll road for creating 'public disorder' and sentenced them to imprisonment. ...


 
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