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14.11.2018 By Michael Tatarski (Asian Correspondent) - THE EUROPEAN UNION has signed an agreement to support Vietnam’s forest governance improvement goals, aimed at ensuring that the timber it imports from the Southeast Asian country is legally sourced.

14.11.2018 By Michelle Russell (just-style) - Vietnam has become the seventh country to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – or TPP-11 – which is set to come into force later this year.

14.11.2018 By AFP (Daily Mail) - More than 80 international scholars have upbraided Vietnam's Communist Party for condemning a prominent book publisher whose titles criticised socialism, a no-go zone in the Marxist country.

14.11.2018 Greg Clayton (Research Live) - With a rich and complex history, Vietnam is a fascinating market for conducting research. Vietnamese culture has been influenced by a thousand years of Chinese rule, French colonisation, a Communist regime and traumatic events such as the Vietnam war. ...

14.11.2018 By Ronan O'Connell (West Travel Club) - From a tourism perspective, south Vietnam is best known for the megacity of Ho Chi Minh City, which has become one of the most popular destinations in South-East Asia. ...

14.11.2018 (Stern) - Die südostasiatische Staatengemeinschaft Asean hat am Mittwoch ihren Gipfel in Singapur fortgesetzt. Im Mittelpunkt des vorletzten Tages standen jeweils Treffen mit den Staats- und Regierungschefs aus China, Russland, Südkorea und Japan sowie weitere Handelsgespräche. ...

13.11.2018 By Julie Delahaye (Mirror) - Thousands of canal dwellers in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City are being forced to move as their homes are demolished to pave the way for a government renewal project. ...

13.11.2018 (Christian Today) - A imprisoned Vietnamese pastor has been refused medical treatment for serious illnesses, according to International Christian Concern (ICC). ...

12.11.2018 Nguyên Hoàng Bao Viêt (Actualitté) - ... Novembre, le mois de Solidarité et de Gratitude envers les Ecrivains et les Journalistes persécutés, emprisonnés, disparus ou assassinés
Une réalité, immensément triste et révoltante : l’atteinte aux droits de l’homme dans le monde s’est aggravée, en témoigne notamment la situation dégradante de la liberté d’expression et d’opinion dans de nombreux États membres des Nations-Unies. ...

Calls for open trade to greet Pence as Trump skips Asia summit
11.11.2018 (Asahi Shimbun) - SINGAPORE--Asia-Pacific leaders will join the heads of Southeast Asian states this week in Singapore to renew calls for multilateralism and fresh pledges to resolve regional conflicts ranging from the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar to tensions in the South China Sea. ...

Beijing seeks to block outsiders from drilling in South China Sea
11.11.2018 Takashi Nakano and Oki Nagai (Nikkei Asian Review) -  SINGAPORE/BEIJING -- China wants to prohibit oil exploration in the South China Sea by countries from outside the region as part of a long-delayed code of conduct for the waters, sources familiar with the matter said. ...

Vietnam’s Lady Gaga is pressuring Facebook to stop complying with censorship laws
10.11.2018 By Alice Truong in Taipei (Quartz) - Mai Khoi never intended on becoming an activist. At the Oslo Freedom Forum in Taipei, Khoi opened her talk with a performance of her song “Vietnam,” which urged her fellow citizens to “step out from the fear” and “raise our voice, speak, sing, scream.” ...

Facebook refuses Singapore request to remove post after critical website blocked
10.11.2018 (Nikkei Asian Review) - SINGAPORE (Reuters) -- Facebook has rejected a Singapore government request to remove a post of an online article that the government said was "false and malicious", prompting its Law Ministry to say the case illustrated the need to introduce legislation to stop fake news. ...

Vietnamese Police Torch Farm Equipment of Dissident Religious Figure
09.11.2018 (RFA) - Police in Vietnam’s Central Highlands set fire to the store room of a Cao Dai priest’s coffee plantation this week, angered that he had escaped their surveillance in order to meet with U.S. diplomats in Saigon, the priest said on Friday. ...

China überholt alle – und Europa schaut zu
09.11.2018 Gunnar Heinsohn (NZZ) - Die Schere zwischen kompetenten und inkompetenten Menschen klafft weltweit immer weiter auseinander. In Ostasien werden die Länder insgesamt wettbewerbsfähiger. Im Westen hingegen teilen sich die Staaten zunehmend in Kompetenzfestungen und Einwanderungsländer – mit nachhaltigen Folgen. ...

Vietnam arrests former deputy minister as part of graft crackdown
09.11.2018 HANOI (Reuters) - Police in Vietnam arrested a former deputy labor minister on Friday on allegations of economic mismanagement, as the communist-led government presses on with a crackdown on corruption. ...

Fachkräftemangel in Deutschland - Frau Bui rettet die deutsche Wurst
09.11.2018 Gesa Steeger (taz) - SCHMALKALDEN | Schweinelachs, Rinderhack, Brühwürstchen, Glossar eines deutschen Fleischerlebens, zwischen Schlachtbank und Zerlegung. Ein Leben, in das die zwanzigjährige Thi Hong Bui gerade hineinwächst ...

Fachkräfte - In Sachsen gesucht, in Vietnam gefunden
09.11.2018 (MDR) - Das Sächsische Bildungswerk sucht bereits im Ausland nach neuem Personal und ist dabei in Fernost fündig geworden. ...

Offene Märkte stehen in Asien weiter hoch im Kurs
09.11.2018  Von Heinz Stüwe (GTAI) - Jakarta - Asien-Pazifik-Konferenz diskutierte über Protektionismus, das Freihandelsabkommen CPTPP und die Neue Seidenstraße. ...

Nach Entführung im Berliner Tiergarten - Auf Entspannungskurs mit Vietnam
08.11.2018 Sebastian Erb (taz) - Die deutsch-vietnamesischen Beziehungen stehen auf Entspannung. Die „Strategische Partnerschaft“ mit dem südostasiatischen Land wurde wieder aufgenommen. So steht es in einer internen Mail der Referatsleiterin für Südostasien im Auswärtigen Amt, die der taz vorliegt. ...

Actor Kim Chi Leaves Vietnamese Communist Party Over Decision to Punish Publisher
08.11.2018 (RFA) - A Vietnamese actor is the latest in a series of prominent celebrities to leave the country’s ruling Communist Party following the party’s decision to punish Chu Hao, a former technology vice minister-turned publisher, who was found to have printed books diverging from the party’s political line. ...

Vietnam, U.S. complete cleanup of toxic chemical from airport
08.11.2018 (Asahi Shimbun) - HANOI--Vietnam and the United States have finished the cleanup of dioxin contamination at Danang airport caused by the transport and storage of the herbicide Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. ...

Diep N. Vuong, Mitbegründerin der Pacific Links Foundation, erhält renommierten Global Citizen Award
06.11.2018 (Business Wire) - LONDON -- Diep N. Vuong, Mitbegründerin und President der Pacific Links Foundation, ist vom internationalen Beratungsunternehmen für die Aufenthalts- und Staatsbürgerschaftsplanung Henley & Partners mit dem Global Citizen Award® für 2018 geehrt worden. ...

Persecuted in Hanoi, locked up in Bangkok: the Montagnards, Vietnam’s forgotten Christians
04.11.2018 By George Wright (SCMP) - The Montagnards, or Dega, are the indigenous people of the Vietnamese Central Highlands. They faced persecution for decades for supporting America in the Vietnam war and for practising forms of Christianity that Hanoi brands “evil way” religions. ...

French PM dodges rights questions in Vietnam
04.11.2018 (Daily Mail) - France does not "sweep anything under a rug" when it comes to the issue of human rights in Vietnam, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe insisted on Sunday, after sidestepping questions over the Asian country's dismal record on dissent. ...

Vietnam could give tech companies one year to obey cyberlaw
03.11.2018 By AFP (Daily Mail) - Vietnam may give internet companies like Google and Facebook one year to comply with a controversial cybersecurity law, according to a draft decree that outlines how the draconian bill could be implemented. ...

Vietnamese marketing student, 23, crowned this year's Miss Earth after she warned that 'ignorance' is the most pressing issue for millennials
03.11.2018 By Danyal Hussain (Daily Mail) - Vietnamese model Phuong Khanh Nguyen, 23, has been crowned this year's Miss Earth, beating 86 other glamorous women to the title. ...

China’s ‘digital authoritarianism’ harms internet freedom worldwide
02.11.2018 By Emma Richards (Asian Correspondent) - CHINA’S far-reaching foreign policy includes not only investment and political affiliation, but something more insidious and underhand, according to a new report from Freedom House. ...

China to Go On Defensive at ASEAN Summit
02.11.2018 Ralph Jennings (VOA) - TAIPEI — Southeast Asian countries are expected to push back gently against Chinese political and economic influence in their region, edging instead toward Western-allied powers, when their leaders gather this month. ...

Vietnam releases cybersecurity draft decree
02.11.2018 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam on Friday released a long-waited draft decree on guidelines to implement a cybersecurity law that global technology companies and rights groups have said could undermine development and stifle innovation. ...

Für freien Handel zwischen Deutschland und Asien
02.11.2018 Manuela Kasper-Claridge (DW) - In Asien stehen die Zeichen weiter auf Wachstum - nicht zuletzt deshalb sind deutsche Top-Manager zur Asien-Pazifik-Konferenz der deutschen Wirtschaft nach Indonesien gereist. ...

Southeast Asia's Richest Woman Signs $6.5 Billion Deal For 50 Airbus Jets
02.11.2018 Linh Nguyen (Forbes) - Vietjet, Vietnam’s biggest private airline, finalized a $6.5 billion agreement on Friday to buy 50 Airbus A321neo jets. ...

Chinese dams ramp up Lao external debt
02.11.2018 Marwaan Macan-Markar (Nikkei Asian Review) - BANGKOK -- Analysts predict increasing difficulty with mounting loans from China. In its rush to become the "battery" of Southeast Asia, Laos is accepting more Chinese loans to build dams, ensuring the already debt-strapped country falls ever deeper into China's pocket. ...

Édouard Philippe annonce dix milliards d'euros de contrats au Vietnam
02.11.2018 (France24) - Dans le cadre d'une visite de trois jours au Vietnam, Édouard Philippe a présidé à la signature de plusieurs contrats avoisinant les 10 milliards d'euros entre des entreprises françaises et vietnamiennes, dont la vente de 50 Airbus. ...

Vietnam and France sign deals worth over $10 billion
02.11.2018 (Daily Mail) - HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - The prime ministers of France and Vietnam on Friday witnessed the signing of two business deals worth over $10 billion and dozens of other cooperation agreements covering energy, education, health, technology and the environment. ...

Vietnamese Blogger, Rights Activist Vy to be Tried on Flag Affront Charges
02.11.2018 (RFA) - A well-known Vietnamese blogger and human rights advocate is set to face trial for "affronting the national flag or national emblem,” a rights group and her lawyer said on Friday, three months after she was briefly detained and had her computer, books and other items confiscated. ...

Entführter Vietnamese Trinh Xuan Thanh - Verhandlungen über Rückkehr
01.11.2018 Marina Mai (taz) - BERLIN - Die deutsche und die vietnamesische Regierung verhandeln seit Donnerstag im Berliner Auswärtigen Amt über die Rückführung des in Hanoi zu lebenslanger Haft verurteilten Vietnamesen Trinh Xuan Thanh nach Deutschland. ...

Vor 40 Jahren: Ankunft der Boat People
01.11.2018 (Göttinger Tageblatt) - Die Ankunft von vietnamesischen Boat People vor genau 40 Jahren nimmt das Museum Friedland zum Anlass, die Geschichte der Flüchtlinge und ihre Zeit in Deutschland zum Thema zu machen. ...

Prominent Vietnamese academic under fire for criticism of one-party rule
01.11.2018 James Pearson (Reuters) - HANOI- In a rare ideological denunciation of one of its members, Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party has publicly criticised a prominent and outspoken academic for publishing translations of books it said were critical of socialism and one-party rule. ...

Report: China exports restrictive internet policies to other countries
01.11.2018 (Asahi Shimbun) - REUTERS - SAN FRANCISCO - China's restrictive internet policy and digital surveillance has spread worldwide over the last two years, with its government training emerging market countries on process and its companies furnishing the tools, a democracy watchdog group's annual report says. ...

Vietnam rolls out web monitor to control 'false information'
31.10.2018 By AFP (Daily Mail) - Vietnam said Wednesday it has set up a web monitoring unit that can scan up to 100 million news items per day for "false information", in a move that tightens its grip on internet freedom. Lawmakers passed a tough cybersecurity law in June requiring internet providers to store data in the country and remove "toxic content" if requested to do so. ...

Vietnam cyber law will guard against fake news, terrorism: security ministry
31.10.2018 (Reuters) - HANOI- A Vietnamese cybersecurity law that global technology companies and rights groups have warned could undermine development and stifle innovation, will protect the country from increasing cyber threats, the security ministry has said. ...

Could Vietnam become a casualty of the US-China trade war?
31.10.2018 By Emma Richards (Asian Correspondent) - AS the US-China trade war hots up, and economists warn of shrinking GDP growth and disrupted supply chains, there are some markets that are reaping the benefits of the face-off. ...

Vietnamesische Dissidenten: Im Visier des Regimes
30.10.2018 Von Adrian Bartocha, Torsten Mandalka und Jan Wiese, RBB (Tagesschau) - Vietnamesische Regimekritiker in Berlin berichten von Einschüchterung, Morddrohungen und Cyberattacken - mutmaßlich durch den Geheimdienst. Die Bundesanwaltschaft ist alarmiert. ...

"Der vietnamesische Geheimdienst ist sehr aktiv im Ausland"
30.10.2018 (rbb24) - In Vietnam werden Medien zensiert. Kritische Journalisten müssen mit Gefängnisstrafen rechnen. Der Geheimdienst des Landes übe auch auf diejenigen Druck aus, die sich nach Berlin abgesetzt haben, sagt Christian Mihr von Reporter ohne Grenzen im Interview. ...

Pacific Trade Pact to Start at End of 2018 After Six Members Ratify
30.10.2018 Reuters (VOA) - WELLINGTON — A landmark 11-member trade deal aimed at slashing barriers in some of Asia Pacific's fastest growing economies will come into force at the end of December, the New Zealand government said on Wednesday. ...

China legalisiert Nashorn- und Tigerprodukte
29.10.2018 (DerStandard) - Peking – China will den Handel mit Körperteilen bedrohter Tierarten wie Nashörner und Tiger zu bestimmten Zwecken erlauben. ...

Der lachende Dritte
28.10.2018 Von Christoph Hein, Singapur (FAZ) - Wenn zwei sich streiten, freut sich der Dritte. Die Streithähne der Weltwirtschaft sind derzeit Amerika und China. Der lachende Dritte könnte Südostasien sein. ...

Annual cost of Hanoi traffic reaches $1.2 billion
28.10.2018 (inquirer.net) - HANOI — Traffic congestion has cost Hanoi between US$1 and 1.2 billion per year and has made air pollution five times worse, the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy under the Ministry of Transport said. ...

Vietnam : pasteur emprisonné privé de soins médicaux
28.10.2018 Daniel Hamicheil (L'Observatoire de la Christianophobie) - Le pasteur Nguyen Trung Ton, âgé de 46 ans, fait partie d’un groupe de quatre militants de l’association Fraternité pour la démocratie, condamnés à de lourdes peines de prison ferme le 5 avril 2018 pour « tentatives de renverser l’administration du peuple ». ...

Wasserkraft – Welches asiatische Land hat die meiste Leistung?
28.10.2018 (Philippinen Magazin) - Manila, Philippinen – Nach dem jüngsten Bericht über den Status der Wasserkraft haben Ostasien und der pazifische Raum die höchste jährliche Zunahme der Wasserkraftkapazität, wobei China den größten Anteil der installierten Kapazität beisteuert. ...

P.E.I. resident's book shares harrowing journey as one of the ‘boat people’ fleeing Vietnam
28.10.2018 Desiree Anstey (The Guardian) - CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Thien Tang was 14 when he joined the millions of refugees escaping war-torn Communist Vietnam between 1979 and 1980 by means of an overcrowded boat.
He knew before leaving home of the dangers the voyage would entail but not their extent. ...

Südchinesisches Meer – Xi Jinping ordnet Kriegsvorbereitungen an
28.10.2018 (Philippinen Magazin) - Xi Jinping soll seinen Streitkräften befohlen haben, sich auf einen Krieg vorzubereiten. Dieses Statement gab der chinesische Staatschef während eines Inspektionsbesuch beim Militär ab, das für das Südchinesische Meer zuständig ist. ...

Coast guard competition could cause conflict in the South China Sea
27.10.2018 Author: Yang Fang, ANU (East Asia Forum) - Claimants of the South China Sea are investing significant resources in modernising their respective coast guards. These fleets, commonly called ‘white hulls’, play a strategic role in asserting sovereignty and enforcing national jurisdiction. As bellwether claimants such as China and Vietnam gradually upgrade both the capabilities and operational mandate of their ‘white hulls’, the risks of skirmishes grow higher. ...

"Umsetzbare Lösungen" für die Konflikte im Südchinesischen Meer?
26.10.2018 Rodion Ebbighausen (DW) - Im Südchinesischen Meer belauern sich die Anrainer seit Jahren. Alle Initiativen, um die Spannungen zu vermindern, sind im Sand verlaufen. Nun präsentiert ein internationales Expertenteam vom CSIS Lösungsvorschläge. ...

Vietnamese Communist Party Members Quit Over 'Discipline' of Dissident Publisher
26.10.2018 (RFA) - Two members of Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party have publicly resigned after the government announced a prominent publisher would be disciplined for printing books diverging from the party’s political line. ...

Viet Nam: blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh released into exile
24.10.2018 (PEN International) - PEN International welcomes the release of blogger and government critic Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, also known by her pen name Me Nâm (‘Mother Mushroom’), on 17 October 2018. Me Nam had been serving a 10-year prison sentence ...

Vietnam: la blogueuse Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh libérée et forcée à l'exil
24.10.2018 (PEN International) - PEN International salue la libération de la blogueuse Nguyn Ngoc Nhu Quynh, critique du gouvernement vietnamien aussi connue sous son nom de plume Me Nâm (« Mère Champignon »), le 17 octobre 2018. ...

China’s ivory ban pushes trade to neighbouring countries
24.10.2018 By Mike Gaworecki (Asian Correspondent) - WHEN China banned all commercial trade in elephant ivory and shuttered its domestic ivory markets at the end of 2017, conservationists applauded the measure. But they also warned that if China’s neighbours didn’t take similar action, the ivory trade would simply shift to those countries. ...

Letter: Jailed Vietnamese Activist Nguyen Van Hoa Suffers Abuse in Prison
24.10.2018 (RFA) - A friend of jailed Vietnamese activist blogger Nguyen Van Hoa released a summary of a letter Hoa had last month sent to his family from prison describing physical abuse and ploys to coerce him into testifying against other activists in cases with which he had no connection. ...

Woman hurls shoe at Vietnam officials in land protest
24.10.2018 (Asia Times) - A Vietnamese woman threw her shoe at a congressional delegation on Saturday in protest of the government’s policies on compensation for land repossession. ...

Jailed Vietnamese Dissident’s Husband Files Second Protection Plea
24.10.2018 (RFA) - The husband of jailed Vietnamese dissident Tran Thi Nga says he is worried about her safety as she serves her sentence at Gia Trung prison in Gia Lai Province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands. ...

Vietnam: why blogger Mother Mushroom went free
24.10.2018 By Hunter Marston (The Interpreter) - During US Secretary of Defense James Mattis’ two-day visit to Vietnam last week, the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) quietly released the high-profile dissident blogger known as ‘Mẹ Nấm,’ or Mother Mushroom, on the condition of her exile to the United States. ...

Vietnam Begins Life Under New Strongman President Nguyen Phu Trong
24.10.2018 By Charlie Campbell / HANOI (Time) - Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, who was confirmed by the Southeast Asian nation’s rubberstamp parliament as also its new President late Tuesday, making him the first person to hold both titles since founding father Ho Chi Minh in the 1960s. ...

Vietnam: blogger Me Nâm (Mother Mushroom) released into exile
23.10.2018 (English PEN) - 'I will continue to raise my voice until there is human rights in Vietnam, real human rights'.
English PEN welcomes the news that blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known by her pen name Me Nâm (Mother Mushroom) has been released and reunited with her family. ...

Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh (Mother Mushroom) - Status: Released
23.10.2018 (PEN America) - Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, who blogs under the name Me Nam or “Mother Mushroom,” is a Vietnamese political and environmental activist. After years of government surveillance, harassment, and intimidation, on October 10, 2016, Me Nam was arrested in Khanh Hoa and charged under Article 88 of the Penal Code for “conducting propaganda against the State.” ...

Jailed Vietnamese Activist in Failing Health, Unable to Walk
23.10.2018 (RFA) - Jailed Vietnamese democracy activist Nguyen Trung Ton, a member of the online Brotherhood for Democracy advocacy group, is in failing health in prison and unable to walk owing to an untreated injury suffered in a beating two years ago, according to his wife. ...

Vîet-Nam : entre le Grand Frère et l'ancien ennemi, qui choisir?
23.10.2018 par Xavier Martinet (france culture) - Avec l'élection aujourd'hui du secrétaire général du PCV Nguyen Phu Trong au poste de président du pays, le Vietnam accentue sa centralisation politique. ...

Vietnam - Nguyen Phu Trong neuer Präsident
23.10.2018 (Deutschlandradio) - Die Nationalversammlung in Hanoi wählte den Vorsitzenden der regierenden Kommunistischen Partei, Nguyen Phu Trong, zum neuen Staatschef. ...

Líder del Partido Comunista es el nuevo presidente de Vietnam
23.10.2018 (Cooperativa) - La Asamblea Nacional de Vietnam eligió en Hanoi a Nguyen Phu Trong, secretario general del Partido Comunista, como nuevo presidente del país ...

Vietnam party chief Trong formally named president
23.10.2018 (Nikkei Asian Review) - Vietnamese lawmakers elected Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong as president, making him the first leader to hold both titles since the nation's founder, Ho Chi Minh. ...

Despite Trump, Xi’s China is not a leading power
23.10.2018 By Xuan Loc Doan (Asia Times) - Citing a source close to the Chinese government, the South China Morning Post reported on October 11 that China is testing the waters to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). ...

Vietnam’s quandary: red or green?
22.10.2018 Greg Earl (The Interpreter) - A hand-crafted map on the wall of the Vietnam Academy of Agriculture Sciences (VAAS) neatly captures the country’s strategic vulnerabilities as it emerges as a dynamic new regional player. ...

Philippe au Vietnam du 2 au 4 novembre
22.10.2018 (Le Figaro) - Edouard Philippe se rendra du 2 au 4 novembre au Vietnam pour marquer "le double anniversaire des 45 ans de relations diplomatiques et des cinq ans du partenariat stratégique" entre les deux pays, a annoncé aujourd'hui Matignon. ...

Melting glacier in China draws tourists, climate worries
21.10.2018 (The Asahi Shimbun) - YULONGXUESHAN, China - Millions of people each year are drawn to Baishui's frosty beauty on the southeastern edge of the Third Pole--a region in Central Asia with the world's third largest store of ice after Antarctica and Greenland that's roughly the size of Texas and New Mexico combined. ...

CMC Corporation aus Vietnam unterzeichnet strategische Vereinbarung mit dänischem Partner
21.10.2018 (ots/PRNewswire) - Kopenhagen, Dänemark - Die vietnamesische CMC Corporation hat am 20. Oktober 2018 im Rahmen des Vietnam-Denmark Business Forum ein Abkommen zur strategischen Zusammenarbeit mit Approxima, einem Partner aus Dänemark, unterzeichnet. ...

Vietnam dissident Khoi urges Facebook to protect freedom of expression
20.10.2018 (Daily Mail) - Mai Khoi, a dissident musician dubbed Vietnam's Lady Gaga, has appealed to Facebook's directors to safeguard freedom of expression as the government looks to bolster its control of the web. ...

Vietnam: une chanteuse dissidente appelle Facebook à s'engager "pour la liberté d'expression"
20.10.2018 (RTBF) - Mai Khoi, une musicienne dissidente surnommée la "Lady Gaga" du Vietnam et régulièrement censurée par le régime de Hanoï, a appelé vendredi Facebook à s'engager davantage pour la liberté d'expression dans son pays, à l'issue d'une rencontre avec les dirigeants du réseau social à San Francisco. ...

Vietnam Expands Decades Long Effort To Crack Down On Any Dissent Online By Demanding Data Be Kept In The Country
20.10.2018 Mike Masnick (Techdirt) - It's no secret that the Vietnamese government is no fan of the open internet. All the way back in 2002 we wrote about the government requiring people to register just to create a website. ...

Vietnam dissident 'Mother Mushroom' describes prison hunger strikes
20.10.2018 (Reuters) - A Vietnamese dissident known as “Mother Mushroom” went on hunger strike three times during her imprisonment before Hanoi released her, she said on Friday after arriving in the United States. ...

Slovakia threatens to freeze relations with Vietnam over kidnapping case
20.10.2018 (Reuters) - BRATISLAVA - Slovakia has threatened to freeze relations with Vietnam over the case of a Vietnamese businessman who Germany says was kidnapped by Vietnamese agents and smuggled back home through Slovakia, the Slovak foreign ministry said on Saturday. ...

Vietnams Bergbau muss in die Modernisierung investieren
19.10.2018 Von Frauke Schmitz-Bauerdick (GTAI) - Hanoi - Marktzugang für ausländische Investoren häufig mühsam. Vietnam ist reich an Rohstoffen. Während der Kohlebereich schwächelt, gewinnt der Abbau von Eisenerzen an Bedeutung. ...

Corporate Security Guards Attack Indigenous Protesters in Rural Vietnam-Amnesty International
19.10.2018 By Eugene Whong (RFA) - Security guards employed by Indian-owned RK Viet Nam on September 27 attacked a group of protesters at the company’s marble quarry in Lam Thuong commune, Yen Bai province, according to a statement by Amnesty International. ...

MFA: Slovak-Vietnamese Relations Frozen until Hanoi Explains Abduction
19.10.2018 (TASR) - Bratislava - Slovak-Vietnamese bilateral relations will be frozen until Slovakia receives a credible explanation from Hanoi as to how its kidnapped citizen ended up in Vietnam, Foreign and European Affairs Ministry spokesman Boris Gandel told TASR on Friday ...

How Vietnam Benefits From US Strategy in the South China Sea
19.10.2018 (The Diplomat) - The Trump administration’s free and open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy is quickly gaining more definition. In recent days, however, U.S. officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, have started to comment publicly on details of the strategy. ...

EU and Vietnam sign an agreement for better enforcement of forest law, governance and trade
19.10.2018 (Council of the EU) - On 19 October 2018, a voluntary partnership agreement (VPA) between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on forest law enforcement, governance and trade (FLEGT) was signed in Brussels in the margins of the EU-ASEM summit. ...

«Vietnam profitiert vom US-chinesischen Handelskrieg»
19.10.2018 Markus Winkler (finews) - Schon seit einigen Jahren ist der Trend zur Verlagerung von Produktionskapazitäten von China nach Vietnam zu beobachten, weil dort viele Arbeitskräfte besser ausgebildet und erst noch viel günstiger sind. ...

Vietnamese delegation did not have visa. We gave them exception
18.10.2018 (Spectator) - The Vietnamese delegation, which planned to take off from Bratislava bound for Moscow last year, were reportedly missing a Schengen visa in one of the 12 passports submitted to Slovak border control. The Interior Ministry explained that one of the delegation’s members had lost their diplomatic passport and was given an exception. ...

Das ist Europas Asien-Strategie gegen Trump
18.10.2018 Till Hoppe, Frederic Spohr, Eva Fischer (Handelsblatt) - ... Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Europa und den asiatischen Ländern war vielfach nicht einfach – obgleich die EU zuletzt mit Japan, Singapur und Vietnam wichtige Freihandelsabkommen abschließen konnte. ...

Wegen der Touristen - Vietnams Hauptstadt Hanoi verhängt 2021 ein Verbot für Hundefleisch
18.10.2018 (TRAVELBOOK) - In Hanoi soll der Verzehr von Hundefleisch verboten werden. Das Gesundheitsministerium der Stadt habe kürzlich bekannt gegeben, dass das Schlachten von Hunden und der Handel mit Hundefleisch abgeschafft würden ...

Exiled Vietnamese blogger: I'm not alone advocating freedom
18.10.2018 (Daily Mail) - HOUSTON (AP) - A prominent blogger freed from prison in Vietnam on condition that she live in exile in the United States says she is glad to be reunited with her family and that she knows she is not alone in advocating for freedom. ...

Une blogueuse vietnamienne dissidente fait voeu de poursuivre sa lutte
18.10.2018 (L'Express) - Chicago (AFP) - Une dissidente vietnamienne, arrivée mercredi soir aux Etats-Unis après avoir été libérée en pleine visite du ministre américain de la Défense Jim Mattis au Vietnam, a fait voeu de poursuivre sa lutte, dès sa descente d'avion. ...

Vietnamese Blogger 'Mother Mushroom' Arrives in US
18.10.2018 (VOA) - A dissident Vietnamese blogger imprisoned for defaming the country's Communist government is celebrating her first day of freedom on U.S. soil. ...

20 Jahre Haft für vietnamesischen Umweltaktivisten
18.10.2018 (Der Farang) - HANOI (dpa) - Vietnam geht weiter gegen unbequeme Kritiker vor: Ein vietnamesisches Gericht hat eine langjährige Haftstrafe sowie einen Hausarrest für einen Umweltaktivisten bestätigt. Der 52-jährige Le Dinh Luong müsse für 20 Jahre ins Gefängnis und 5 Jahre in Hausarrest, ...

Vietnamese Court Upholds 20-year Imprisonment of Democracy Campaigner Le Dinh Luong in His Appeal
18.10.2018 (Defend The Defenders) - On October 18, the Higher People’s Court in Hanoi rejected the appeal of human rights defender and environmentalist Le Dinh Luong, upholding the sentence of 20 years in prison and five years of probation given by a lower court. ...

Viêt-Nam. Dans le sillage de la libération de « Mère Champignon », les autorités doivent libérer les nombreux détracteurs pacifiques emprisonnés
17.10.2018 (Amnesty International) - En réaction à la libération de la blogueuse « Mère Champignon » au Viêt-Nam, Nicholas Bequelin, directeur régional pour l'Asie de l'Est et du Sud-Est à Amnesty International, a déclaré : ...

Vietnamese Medical Doctor Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Printing 3,300 Leaflets
17.10.2018 (Defend The Defenders) - Authorities in Vietnam have sentenced local medical doctor Nguyen Dinh Thanh to seven years in prison for printing 3,300 leaflets which he produced to call for peaceful demonstration to protest two bills on Special Economic Zones and Cyber Security, state media has reported. ...

Vietnam lässt Bloggerin "Mutter Pilz" vorzeitig frei
17.10.2018 (DW) - Zehn Jahre Haft wegen Propaganda gegen den Staat, so lautete das Urteil gegen Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh. Nun kam die regierungskritische Bloggerin, bekannt als Me Nam ("Mutter Pilz"), frei - musste aber in die USA ausreisen. Der Südostasien-Direktor von Amnesty, Nicholas Bequelin, wies aber auch auf das Schicksal anderer Regierungskritiker hin. "Auch wenn Mutter Pilz jetzt nicht mehr in Haft ist, war die Bedingung für ihre Freilassung doch das Exil. Und es gibt über 100 weitere Menschen, die noch im Gefängnis sitzen. ...

Mother Mushroom: Vietnam frees blogger on condition she move to US
17.10.2018 (The Guardian) - Vietnam has freed a well-known blogger after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as “Mother Mushroom,” was arrested in October 2016 and sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of defaming the Communist government. ...

Bekannte vietnamesische Bloggerin aus der Haft entlassen
17.10.2018 (Deutschland today) - Hanoi (AFP) - In Vietnam ist eine bekannte regierungskritische Internetbloggerin vorzeitig aus der Haft entlassen worden. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh wurde am Mittwoch per Flugzeug in die USA gebracht, wie ein Mitarbeiter der Regierung in Hanoi und Freunde der Nachrichtenagentur AFP sagten. Quynh war im Juni 2017 wegen staatsfeindlicher Propaganda zu zehn Jahren Gefängnis verurteilt worden. ...

Libération d'une blogueuse vietnamienne dissidente, partie pour les Etats-Unis
17.10.2018 (France Soir) - Une dissidente et blogueuse vietnamienne connue sous le nom de plume Me Nam ou "Mère champignon", a décollé mercredi pour les Etats-Unis après avoir été libérée de prison où elle purgeait dix ans de prison, selon des sources concordantes. ...

Liberada en Vietnam la bloguera 'Madre Seta' a condición de que se exilie en el extranjero
17.10.2018 (Europa Press) - Las autoridades de Vietnam han liberado este miércoles a la famosa bloguera vietnamita Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, conocida como 'Madre Seta' --o 'Nam Me', en vietnamita-- bajo condición de que abandone el país. ...

Vietnam’s Mother Mushroom is freed, leaves for United States
17.10.2018 (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails today’s release of the Vietnamese blogger known as Mother Mushroom, who immediately left for the United States, and calls on the authorities to free all the other citizen-journalists imprisoned in Vietnam. ...

Vietnam: Renowned blogger 'Mother Mushroom' released under condition of exile
17.10.2018 (Amnesty International UK) - Responding to news of the release of popular Vietnamese blogger Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh, also known by her blogging pseudonym, Mẹ Nấm “Mother Mushroom”, in Vietnam, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty East and South East Asia Regional Director, said: “This good news, which comes as a relief after two years behind bars, should also be a reminder of Vietnam’s worsening record of jailing anyone who criticises the regime". ...

EU pushes for approval of trade agreement with Vietnam
17.10.2018 (Reuters) - BRUSSELS - The European Commission submitted for approval on Wednesday a free trade agreement with Vietnam, its first comprehensive open markets deals with a developing Asian country.
The EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements will need approval from the EU’s 28 members and from the European Parliament, some of whose members have expressed concern over Vietnam’s human rights record. ...

Europäische Kommission legt dem Rat Handels- und Investitionsabkommen mit Vietnam vor
17.10.2018 (aktiencheck) - Die Europäische Kommission hat heute (Mittwoch) die Handels- und Investitionsabkommen zwischen der EU und Vietnam angenommen und so den Weg für ihre Unterzeichnung und ihren möglichen Abschluss geebnet. ...

Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for signature and conclusion
17.10.2018 (European Commission) - The European Commission today adopted the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements, paving the way for their signature and conclusion. ...

Vietnam: Second trial brings blogger’s total prison sentence to nine years
16.10.2018 (RSF) - Do Cong Duong will now have to serve a total of nine years after a court in Bac Ninh, on the outskirts of Hanoi, imposed the five-year sentence on 12 October on a charge of “abusing democratic freedom.” ...

Durchatmen: Vietnams Hauptstadt Hanoi will ihre Luftqualität verbessern
16.10.2018 (DW) - Um die Luftqualität in der vietnamesischen Hauptstadt Hanoi merklich zu verbessern, müssen die Einwohner ihre Gewohnheiten ändern. Aber wie bringt man die Menschen dazu, ihre geliebten Mopeds stehenzulassen?
Wie schlecht die Luft in Hanoi ist, sieht und riecht man an jeder Ecke. ...

Vertragsarbeiter*innen in der DDR: „Heute können sie keine Kinder mehr kriegen, weil sie kaputt sind“
16.10.2018 Seyda Kurt (ze.tt) - Isolation, rassistische Gewalt, Abtreibungszwang − das erlebten Vertragsarbeiter*innen in der DDR. Rund 60.000 von ihnen kamen aus Vietnam. Drei Zeitzeug*innen erzählen uns ihre Geschichte. ...

Zuwanderungsgesetz: Sachsen-Anhalt erhofft sich mehr Einwanderer aus Ukraine, Indonesien oder Vietnam
16.10.2018 (Epoch Times) - Sachsen-Anhalts Wirtschaftsminister Armin Willingmann (SPD) drängt die Bundesregierung, das geplante Fachkräftezuwanderungsgesetz „so schnell wie möglich“ vorzulegen. ...

Strict new cybersecurity laws will come into effect in Vietnam DESPITE pleas from Google and Facebook
15.10.2018 By Peter Lloyd (Daily Mail) - Vietnam is preparing to strictly enforce a new cybersecurity law requiring global technology companies to set up local offices and store data locally despite pleas from Facebook, Google and other firms, a government document showed. ...

Vietnam’s plastic end-users set to gain as US-China trade spat intensifies
15.10.2018 (S&P Global Platts) - The global plastics supply chain is changing as the US-China trade war intensifies, and Vietnam’s plastic resin end-users are poised to benefit. ...

Mekong Delta fights high-tide flooding
14.10.2018 (The Straits Times) - HANOI • The local authorities in Vietnam's Mekong Delta are taking steps to mitigate the impact of flooding caused by high tides during the annual flood season. ...

Say a prayer for Vietnam’s forgotten Montagnards
13.10.2018 By Dan Southerland (Asia Times) - Communist regime's repression of the ethnic minority that supported the US during the Vietnam War has been largely invisible but is starting to come to light. The Montagnards, who were some of the American Army’s most loyal allies during the Vietnam War, are now hidden from view and simply trying to survive under a repressive state. ...

Guadeloupe author wins alternative prize in Nobel absence
13.10.2018 (The National) - A jury picked Conde from the list, which also included Vietnamese-Canadian writer Kim Thuy, British author Neil Gaiman and Japan's Haruki Murakami. Guadeloupean author Maryse Conde on Friday won an alternative award formed in protest to the Nobel Literature Prize ...

Literatur: Preis für Geschichten aus dem Mekong-Delta
12.10.2018 (deutschland.de) - Der LiBeraturpreis 2018 geht an die vietnamesische Schriftstellerin Nguyen Ngoc Tu für ihren Erzählband „Endlose Felder“ (Mitteldeutscher Verlag). Ihre Geschichten spielen zwischen Wasser und Land. Den roten Faden bildet der Fluss, der Mekong – von dem alles Übel ausgeht, aber auch das seltene Glück. ...

EU-Asien-Gipfel mit 53 Länderchefs - Putin schickt Medwedew
12.10.2018 (Tiroler Tageszeitung) - Brüssel (APA) - Ein Monsterprogramm mit mehreren EU-Gipfeln gibt es nächste Woche von Mittwoch bis Freitag in Brüssel. Nach dem Brexit-Gipfel der EU Mittwochabend folgt Donnerstag zunächst das Treffen der europäischen Staats- und Regierungschefs, ehe es danach mit dem EU-Asien-Gipfel weitergeht. ...

How the 'Lady Gaga of Vietnam' was effectively banned from singing in her own country
12.10.2018 Catherine Clifford (CNBC) -"I used to be a pop star," Mai Khoi says in her presentation at the Oslo Freedom Forum this September. Two years ago, Khoi was a successful musician with multiple albums... she grew bored of the Vietnamese pop industry thanks to the country's restrictive censorship system. "I couldn't feel free," ...

Vietnamese muss wegen Facebook-Post fünf Jahre in Haft
12.10.2018 (derStandard) Mann beschuldigte lokale Behördenvertreter der Korruption.
Wegen "Missbrauchs demokratischer Freiheiten" ist ein Aktivist für Landrechte von einem Gericht im Norden Vietnams zu einer Freiheitsstrafe verurteilt worden. ...

Vietnam blogger sentenced again after Facebook posts
12.10.2018 (Daily Mail) - Vietnam on Friday jailed a blogger who posted critical material on Facebook for five years, his second sentence in less than a month as a hardline administration tightens its grip on dissent. ...

Un militant condamné à cinq ans de prison
12.10.2018 (24heures) - Un militant vietnamien, déjà condamné il y a quelques semaines à quatre ans de détention, s'est vu infliger vendredi une nouvelle condamnation à cinq ans de prison pour avoir diffusé sur Facebook des articles et vidéos critiques à l'encontre du régime communiste. ...

How a Trump decision on trade became a setback for democracy in Vietnam
12.10.2018 By Simon Denyer and David Nakamura | The Washington Post (Stars and Stripes) - It was one of US President Donald Trump’s very first acts: to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping 12-nation trade agreement that had been the centrepiece of President Barack Obama’s strategic “rebalance” toward Asia. ...

Vietnamese Activist Released From Prison After Serving Six-Year Term
11.10.2018 (RFA) - Jailed Vietnamese activist Dinh Nguyen Kha was freed from prison on Thursday after serving a six-year term for handing out leaflets criticizing government policy over disputed islands in the South China Sea. ...

Vinfast startet Autoproduktion - Deutsch-vietnamesische Freundschaft
11.10.2018 (Stern) - Einen großen Aufschlag stellt man sich eigentlich anders. Doch Vinfast, junger Autobauer aus Vietnam, ließ es bei seinem ersten Auftritt in Europa trotz Publikumsmagnet David Beckham zurückhaltend angehen. Dabei haben die Vietnamesen nicht nur in Asien große Pläne. ...

Thailand arrests two after finding tiger body parts in bag
11.10.2018 (Daily Mail) - Thai authorities have arrested two men accused of trying to smuggle tiger bones and meat to Vietnam on a bus, police said Thursday. ...

Deux Vietnamiens arrêtés en Thaïlande avec de la viande de tigre
11.10.2018 (Metro) - Deux Vietnamiens ont été arrêtés dans le nord de la Thaïlande en possession d’os et de viande séchée de tigre qu’ils souhaitaient revendre dans leur pays, a-t-on appris jeudi auprès des autorités locales. ...

Saigon Boomtown!
11.10.2018 (Focus) - Vietnams Boomtown Nummer eins, Saigon, ist Trendsetter in Sachen Kunst und Kulinarik. Wir haben uns zwischen Moderne und Vergangenheit umgesehen und geschlemmt. ...

Over 60 Vietnamese arrested for passport offences in Ops Noda raid
11.10.2018 (The Star Online) - JOHOR BARU: Police detained 68 Vietnamese nationals for various passport offences during a raid at a restaurant in Stulang Laut here. ...

In Berlin entführter Vietnamese - Angeblich hat keiner etwas gewusst
10.10.2018 (taz) - BERLIN | Mitten in Berlin wird ein Vietnamese vom Geheimdienst seines Landes entführt und niemand bekommt etwas mit – kann das sein? Die Entführung des Ex-Politikers Trinh Xuan Thanh ist mehr als ein Jahr her, nun bezieht die Bundesregierung zum ersten Mal Stellung zu offenen Fragen. ...

Vietnam's Crackdown on Dissidents Isn't New
10.10.2018 by Heather Stur (The National Interest) - It is the same old routine of human-rights violations.
Kim Nga’s nightmare began earlier this month when she received a mysterious message from her husband’s phone saying police had arrested him in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Her husband, Ngo Van Dung, a blogger and journalist, ...

Vietnam cyber law set for tough enforcement despite Google, Facebook pleas
10.10.2018 Mai Nguyen (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam is preparing to strictly enforce a new cybersecurity law requiring global technology companies to set up local offices and store data locally despite pleas from Facebook, Google and other firms, a government document showed. ...

Is Vietnam moving towards autocracy?
10.10.2018 (The Straits Times) - BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Vietnam's ruling Communist Party appears to be undermining its "collective leadership" system by nominating its chief Nguyen Phu Trong as the country's president, to replace Tran Dai Quang who died last month. ...

Hanoi's dependence on imported textiles will cause trade woes
10.10.2018 (Nikkei Asian Review) - Why Vietnam must do more than cut and sew. Vietnam is on track to become the world's second-biggest exporter of textiles and clothing this year, but it is too soon to celebrate. ...

L'axe Pékin-Moscou, grande peur de l'Occident
09.10.2018 Fabien Herbert (Asialyst) - Le rapprochement est inédit au regard de la rupture sino-soviétique des années 1960 et du conflit frontalier qui opposa les deux États en 1969. Moscou et Pékin sont amenés aujourd’hui à repenser leur stratégie internationale, en cherchant de nouveaux partenaires et alliés. ...

Mekong-Japan partnership strategy agreed at Tokyo summit
09.10.2018 (The Asahi Shimbun) - Five Southeast Asian leaders joined Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the State Guest House in Tokyo on Oct. 9 to adopt an agreement to strengthen ties between their nations and Japan.
The agreement, titled “Tokyo Strategy 2018,” was adopted by Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as Japan, at the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting. ...

Asiens Mekong Gipfel findet dieses Jahr in Japan statt
09.10.2018 von hanako (Sumikai) - Am Dienstag findet in Tokyo der sogenannte Mekong Gipfel statt. Ziel ist dabei, eine freie und offene Indo-Pazifik-Region mit nachhaltiger Entwicklung zu erzielen. ...

Leader of banned Vietnam Buddhist Sect Expelled from Thanh Minh Zen Monastery
08.10.2018 (RFA) - A high-profile human rights activist and supreme patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) has been expelled from the Thanh Minh Zen monastery in Ho Chi Minh City, where he had been under house arrest since 2003, supporters said. ...

China Reshapes The Vital Mekong River To Power Its Expansion
06.10.2018 Michael Sullivan (NPR) - ... The Golden Triangle is known for being a drug-trafficking hub. The monthly patrols aim "to make the border river safer," according to China's Xinhua News Agency, after the killing of 13 Chinese sailors in 2011. But some analysts see a different interpretation: intimidation. ...

Vietnam: près de 10.500 hectares de forêts ont été détruits illégalement depuis 2015
06.10.2018 (mapecology) - Hanoï – Près de 10.500 hectares de forêts de la province de Dak Lak (Centre) ont été détruits illégalement depuis 2015, a indiqué dans un rapport la délégation provinciale du ministère de l’Agriculture et du développement rural. ...

Staatsbegräbnis für Vietnams Ex-Staats- und Regierungschef Do Muoi
06.10.2018 (Der Farang) - HANOI (dpa) - Er war einer der ältesten noch lebenden Ex-Staats- und Regierungschefs weltweit: Nach seinem Tod im Alter von 101 Jahren hat sich Vietnam nun mit einem Staatsbegräbnis von Do Muoi verabschiedet. ...

Is Vietnam sliding deeper into authoritarianism?
05.10.2018 Author Benjamin Bathke (DW) - On September 21, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang passed away after a long illness. To fill the vacancy, the Communist Party Central Committee nominated General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong as the sole candidate for president ...

Nguyễn Phú Trọng like Ho Chi Minh as Vietnamese president and party leader
05.10.2018 (AsiaNews) - Hanoi – Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party (Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam) has nominated its General Secretary, Nguyễn Phú Trọng (pictured), for the post of President of Vietnam. Now his nomination goes to the National Assembly for approval, a foregone conclusion. ...

Vietnamese Activists Given Long Prison Terms After One-Day Trial
05.10.2018 (RFA) - Five Vietnamese activists were sentenced Friday in a Ho Chi Minh City court after being found guilty in a one-day trial of involvement in a political group that authorities deemed to have challenged Vietnam’s Communist one-party system. ...

Vietnam encarcela a cinco personas por intento de golpe de Estado
05.10.2018 (europa press) - Vietnam encarcela a cinco personas por intento de golpe de Estado.
Cinco personas han sido condenadas a entre ocho y 15 años de cárcel por intento de golpe de Estado, según han confirmado fuentes policiales al término del juicio celebrado en Ciudad Ho Chi Mihn, la antigua Saigón. ...

The Promise and Pitfalls of Hydropower Development Along the Mekong River
05.10.2018 (World Politics Review) - The collapse of a dam this summer in southeastern Laos, which triggered massive flooding that killed dozens and displaced thousands of people, has brought a renewed focus on hydroelectric dams in mainland Southeast Asia. ...

Vietnam's children and the fear of climate change
04.10.2018 By David Shukman (BBC) - One little girl draws a nightmarish picture of people calling for rescue as they drown in rising water. Another sketches a huge snake with sharp teeth to show the power and danger of flooding. ...

All of Vietnam’s power is in Trong’s hands
04.10.2018 By David Hutt (Asia Times) - Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong is set to assume the presidency, an unprecedented consolidation of power that could make him the Xi Jinping of Vietnam. ...

Wann fällt der erste Schuss im Südchinesischen Meer?
04.10.2018 (Philippinen Magazin) - Manila, Philippinen – Die Spannungen zwischen Washington und Peking gewinnen in unregelmäßigen Abständen an gefährlicher Schärfe. Der jüngste Zwischenfall im Südchinesischen Meer ist ein deutlicher Beweis dafür. ...

Vietnam is the most globalized populous country in modern history
03.10.2018 By Dan Kopf (Quartz) - In 2017, Vietnam’s trade as a percentage of GDP reached over 200%. This is the highest level for any country with over 50 million people in the World Bank’s data, which goes back to 1960. Of the world’s twenty most populous countries, it blows away number two Thailand at 122%. ...

Vietnam : le chef du PC, tenant de la ligne dure, devrait devenir président
03.10.2018 (RTBF) - Le secrétaire général du Parti communiste vietnamien Nguyen Phu Trong, un tenant de la ligne dure, devrait prochainement devenir le président de son pays et ainsi être le premier à cumuler ces deux postes depuis Ho Chi Minh ...

Vietnam's hardline party leader to become president
03.10.2018 (Daily Mail) - Vietnam Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong was nominated Wednesday to become the country's president, effectively making him the most powerful person ...

A muffled cry for freedom in Vietnam
03.10.2018 By David Hutt (Asia Times) - Ruling Communist Party has clamped down hard on budding pro-democracy groups, repression rights groups say is turning the country into a giant prison. ...

Vietnam: End Repression Against Activists
03.10.2018 (Human Rights Watch) - Vietnam National Self-Determination Coalition Members on Trial.
Vietnam should drop politically motivated charges against five pro-democracy campaigners from a political group that challenges the Communist Party of Vietnam’s monopoly on power, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should immediately release them without conditions. ...

Vietnams Ex-Generalsekretär Do Muoi mit 101 Jahren gestorben
02.10.2018 (NZZ) - Der ehemalige vietnamesische Staats- und Regierungschef Do Muoi ist tot. Der ehemalige Generalsekretär der Kommunistischen Partei starb am Montag im Alter von 101 Jahren ...

Do Muoi, Vietnam’s Leader in Economic Transition, Dies at 101
02.10.2018 By Seth Mydans (NYT) - Do Muoi, a Vietnamese revolutionary who served for six years as the country’s leader during its transition to a market economy under a Communist government, died on Monday in Hanoi. He was 101. ...

Gefährlicher Zwischenfall im Südchinesischen Meer
02.10.2018 (Philippinen Magazin) - Manila, Philippinen – Zwischen zwei Kriegsschiffen der USA und Chinas ist es in einem umstrittenen Seegebiet im Südchinesischen Meer beinahe zu einer Kollision gekommen. ...

Verschleppter Vietnamese in Berlin - Slowakei ermittelt nach Entführung
02.10.2018 (Tagesschau) - Nach der Entführung des vietnamesischen Geschäftmannes Trinh Xuan Thanh 2017 in Berlin hat die Slowakei Ermittlungen eingeleitet. Nach Angaben der zuständigen Staatsanwaltschaft besteht der Verdacht, dass er mit einer slowakischen Regierungsmaschine in sein Heimatland geflogen wurde. ...

Latest Count: Vietnam Holds 246 Prisoners of Conscience
01.10.2018 (Mach Song Media) - According to the Now! Campaign, which consists of 14 international and Vietnamese civil society organizations, the government of Vietnam is holding at least 246 in prisons or similar forms of detention compared to 165 cases in November 2017, when the campaign was launched. ...

A Protest Singer Finds Her Voice in Vietnam’s Police State
01.10.2018 By Mike Ives (NYT) - HANOI, Vietnam — The taxi was weaving through evening traffic, inches from the motorbikes that were swarming it like hornets. Such maneuvering, and proximity to danger, is common on Vietnamese roads. But Mai Khoi, the singer-songwriter in the back seat, said it felt familiar on more than one level. ...




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