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Vietnamese musician and activist evicted after Trump protest
12.11.2017 Bennett Murray in Hanoi (The Guardian) - A Vietnamese musician and activist is being evicted from her home after protesting against the US president’s visit to Hanoi by holding a sign saying “Piss on you Trump”. Mai Khoi and her Australian husband Benjamin Swanston were told to leave their apartment in the Vietnamese capital ...

"Amerika allein": Diese 9 Bilder fassen Trumps wilde Asien-Reise zusammen
12.11.2017 von Leonhard Landes (Huffington Post) - US-Präsident Donald Trump ist auf seiner letzten Station während seiner Reise durch Asien angekommen. Trumps Trip brachte nur wenige handfeste Ergebnisse ein, handfeste Schlagzeilen dagegen viele. ...

Trump urges Vietnam to buy US missiles
12.11.2017 (Al Jazeera) - The US president Donald Trump has urged Vietnam to buy missiles and other weapons systems from the United States. ...

Trump in Vietnam offers to 'mediate' on South China Sea dispute
12.11.2017 (AFP) - US President Donald Trump told his Vietnamese counterpart Sunday he is ready to help resolve the dispute in the resource-rich South China Sea, which Beijing claims most of. ...

Mer de Chine: Trump offre sa médiation dans le conflit entre la Chine et le Vietnam
12.11.2017 Karl Malakunas (La Presse) - Le président américain Donald Trump a offert dimanche sa médiation dans le conflit territorial qui oppose notamment le Vietnam à Pékin sur la mer de Chine méridionale, au risque de froisser les autorités chinoises. ...

Streit um Südchinesisches Meer - Trump bietet Vermittlung an
12.11.2017 (Deutschlandfunk) - US-Präsident Trump hat Vietnam angeboten, im Konflikt mit China über Gebietsansprüche im Südchinesischen Meer zu vermitteln. ...

Mer de Chine: "consensus" trouvé entre Chine et Vietnam
12.11.2017 (Le Figaro) - La Chine et le Vietnam sont parvenus aujourd'hui à un "consensus" sur la gestion de leurs tensions en mer de Chine méridionale, une zone disputée revendiquée par Pékin, ...

Vietnam y China evitan discusión sobre Mar de China Meridional durante visita
12.11.2017 (El Economista) - China y Vietnam evitaron entrar en discusión sobre el Mar de China Meridional el domingo, cuando el presidente chino, Xi Jinping, se reunió con el secretario general de Vietnam, Nguyen Phu Trong, ...

World leaders at Apec up against protectionism
12.11.2017 (Gulf News) - Leaders gathering at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in Vietnam this weekend sent a loud and clear message that they will not accept rising global trade protectionism. ...

China's Xi Jinping seeks to win support in Vietnam amid ongoing maritime dispute
12.11.2017 (DW) - US President Donald Trump has offered to mediate in a territorial dispute over the resource-rich South China Sea. Both China and Vietnam have economic incentives to work out their differences. ...

Menschenrechte in Vietnam - "Geschlagen, verhaftet, misshandelt"
11.11.2017 Von Holger Senzel, ARD-Studio Singapur, zzt. Da Nang (ARD) - Beim APEC-Gipfel gibt sich Vietnam als aufstrebendes Land mit boomender Wirtschaft. Doch die Menschenrechtslage ist katastrophal. Wer der kommunistischen Führung laut widerspricht, muss mit Folter rechnen. ...

Pazifik-Handelsabkommen soll auch ohne USA kommen
11.11.2017 (Handelsblatt) - Da Nang Nach dem Rückzug der USA aus dem Handelsabkommen TPP (Transpazifische Partnerschaft) wollen die verbleibenden elf Partner jetzt allein weitermachen. ...

Apec-Gipfel in Vietnam - Amerika und China tauschen die Rollen
10.11.2017 (SZ) - Was Donald Trump alles zerschlagen kann, haben die asiatischen Staaten nach seinem Wahlsieg schnell gelernt. Mit großer Lust zertrümmerte der US-Präsident das strategische Vermächtnis seines Vorgängers Barack Obama im Pazifik. Trump ließ das große Freihandelsabkommen, die Transpazifische Partnerschaft (TPP), platzen. ...

The plight of Vietnamese dissidents
10.11.2017 (BBC) -  US President Donald Trump is visiting Vietnam as part of his Asian tour but will human rights be on the table? Vietnam routinely sends political dissidents to jail. One of the country's most famous bloggers, "Mother Mushroom", was sentenced to 10 years in prison. ...

“America First” means human rights last during Trump’s visit to Asia
08.11.2017 by Sarah Wildman (Vox) - President Trump’s 12-day trip to Asia has him schmoozing with some of the world’s worst human rights abusers. But unlike President Obama, Trump has no intention of embarrassing his hosts or other regional leaders by insisting anyone hew to a specific line on human rights. ...

Test of Chinese Vessel in Contested Sea Adds Speed Bump to Diplomacy
06.11.2017 Ralph Jennings (VOA) - TAIPEI, TAIWAN — China’s announcement of a super-sized reclamation vessel for use in the disputed South China Sea stands to rile much of Asia as well as the U.S. government during a month of meetings among the region's top leaders. ...

Taifun beschert Vietnam den zerstörerischsten Sturm seit Jahren
06.11.2017 Manfred Rist, Danang (NZZ) - Der Wirbelsturm «Damrey» hat in Vietnam, wo demnächst der Gipfel der Asiatisch-Pazifischen Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft stattfindet, Dutzende von Toten gefordert. Und eine weitere Sturmfront kündigt sich an. ...

At least 19 dead as Typhoon Damrey sweeps into Vietnam
04.11.2017 Mai Nguyen (Reuters) - HANOI - Typhoon Damrey killed at least 19 people in central and southern Vietnam on Saturday, the government said, after the storm swept into the country just days ahead of the APEC summit of Asia-Pacific leaders. ...

Le typhon DAMREY frappe le sud du Vietnam
04.11.2017 Par Patrabeson  (cyclone océan indien) - Le Vietnam a été frappé directement par le typhon DAMREY dans la nuit de vendredi à samedi. ...

Taifun "Damrey" erreicht Vietnam vor wichtigem Gipfeltreffen
04.11.2017 (euronews) - Taifun “Damrey” ist mit Windgeschwindigkeiten bis zu 170 Stundenkilometern auf die südvietnamischen Städte Nha Trang ...

Call for effective management of Mekong amid threats from projects and climate change
04.11.2017 By Supalak Ganjanakhundee (The Nation) - SCHOLARS AND environmental conservationists from Thailand and Vietnam called for better and effective management of the Mekong River as Southeast Asia’s longest river was in danger due to climate change and development projects, notably hydropower dams in its mainstream. ...

Asian countries on Trump’s trip have largely positive views of U.S. but disagree on policy
03.11.2017 By Kristen Bialik (Pew Research Center) - President Donald Trump embarks on a five-country tour of Asia this week with plans to address North Korea’s nuclear program, economic relations and other issues important to the region and the United States. Asian nations are divided when it comes to having confidence in Trump. ...

Beijing and Hanoi try to ease South China Sea tensions as Xi Jinping prepares for tussle with Trump for influence in region
03.11.2017 By Catherine Wong (SCMP) - A senior Chinese official said on Friday that Beijing has reached an agreement with Vietnam on how to manage their South China Sea dispute ahead of a visit by President Xi Jinping next week that will see him competing with the United States for influence. ...

Power struggle unfolds behind Vietnam's state reforms
03.11.2017 Atsushi Tomiyama (Nikkei Asian Review) - HANOI -- Vietnam's leader has declared a sweeping government overhaul that will slash 400,000 public-sector jobs. But the campaign seems as much about his consolidating power in the one-party state as about righting its finances. ...

Vietnam: Release All Political Prisoners - Over 100 Behind Bars with World Leaders to Attend APEC Summit
03.11.2017 (Human Rights Watch) - New York – The Vietnamese government should immediately release everyone it has detained or imprisoned for peacefully exercising their rights, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch posted a new web page highlighting the cases of 15 of more than 100 people imprisoned for political or religious reasons. ...

Activist who protested sea pollution prosecuted for “abusing democratic freedoms”
03.11.2017 (AsiaNews) - Hanoi – A Vietnamese labour and environmental activist arrested in May after campaigning against Hanoi’s handling of a devastating toxic waste spill, will stand trial in the coming days for “abusing democratic freedoms,” his lawyer told Radio Free Asia on Wednesday after the investigation was completed on Monday.
Hoang Duc Binh, 34, was arrested in central Vietnam’s Nghe An province on 15 May ...

El activista que denunció la contaminación del mar será procesado: ‘abusó de la libertad’
03.11.2017 (AsiaNews) - Hanói - “Ha abusado de la libertad democrática” de Vietnam: es éste el motivo por el cual el ambientalista y sindicalista  Hoang Duc Binh será procesado en los próximos días. Es lo que ha declarado su abogado, Le Van Luan, tras haber recibido la noticia de que la investigación que concierne a su cliente se dio por concluida el 30 de octubre pasado. ...

Cambodia, Burma and Vietnam Must End Impunity for Attacks Against Journalists
02.11.2017 (Civil Rights Defenders) - The International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists should be a wake-up call to end the repression and abuse of independent media workers. With a clampdown on independent journalism throughout the region, Civil Rights Defenders calls on the Governments of Cambodia, Burma, and Vietnam to abolish those laws permitting judicial harassment and creating a climate of impunity for attacks against independent media. ...

A Disappearance in Berlin Clouds a Trade Deal in Vietnam
02.11.2017 By Mike Ives (NYT) - HANOI, Vietnam — A Vietnamese businessman named Trinh Xuan Thanh disappeared off the streets of Berlin in July, one day before he had an appointment with German officials to seek political asylum.
Germany blamed his country’s government, saying  Mr. Thanh had been abducted by agents linked to Vietnam and demanding an apology for an episode it called “wholly unacceptable.” Vietnam could lose more than a beneficial free-trade agreement if it does not improve ties with Germany, said Doan Xuan Loc, a research fellow at the Global Policy Institute in London ...

Repressive Vietnam a poor host for Apec
31.10.2017 (The Nation) - Jailing dissidents ahead of the economic summit is bad advertising for global efforts to improve the world. Unfortunately, it’s got off to a bad start by cracking down on activists in preparation for the arrival of world leaders...

Donald Trump goes to Asia: What to look out for
31.10.2017 (Inquirer.net) - US President Donald Trump will make his maiden visit to Asia from Nov. 3 to 14, making stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. Trump will attend the Apec summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, and Asean events in Manila, the Philippines. ...

Vietnamese University Plans to Accept Bitcoin Despite Central Bank Ban
31.10.2017 Samburaj Das (CryptoCoinsNews) - FPT, a private Vietnamese university is planning to accept tuition fees in bitcoin with a workaround of the central bank’s ban ...

State Bank of Vietnam bans cryptocurrency
31/10/2017 (AtoZ) - Following the footsteps of Chinese imposed ban on ICOs, Vietnam is now against the use of cryptocurrency in the country. Thus, State Bank of Vietnam bans cryptocurrency by announcing it as illegal in the country. ...

Vietnam Catholic Priests Harassed, Threatened by 'Red Flag' Group
30.10.2017 (RFA) - Two priests from Vinh diocese in central Vietnam were surrounded and threatened on Monday by a mob of 300 people waving red flags, in what the clergymen and rights group said is part of a broad pattern of government supported abuse in the Southeast Asian country. ...

Vietnam prohíbe el uso de criptomonedas como medio de pago
30.10.2017 Zuleika Salgado (CriptoNoticias) - El gobierno de Vietnam reafirmó su posición en contra del uso de las criptomonedas en su territorio a través de la actualización de leyes específicas que regulan su uso como medio de pago en el país. ...

Vietnam erklärt Bitcoin für illegal
30.10.2017 (deStandard) - Nachdem China Bitcoin-Plattformen geschlossen hat, erklärte nun die vietnamesische Zentralbank Bitcoin und andere Kryptowährungen für illegal. ...

Vietnam : la fille d'une blogueuse emprisonnée appelle Melania Trump à l'aide
28.10.2017 (Europe1) - La fille de la blogueuse "Mother Mushroom", emprisonnée en juin pour propagande contre l'État, espère que Melania Trump pourra faire libérer sa mère. La fille de dix ans de "Mother Mushroom" ("Mère champignon"), une blogueuse vietnamienne emprisonnée pour dissidence, a appelé à l'aide Melania Trump, la Première dame des États-Unis, dans un courrier rendu public jeudi sur le compte Facebook de sa grand-mère. ...

La hija de la bloguera vietnamita 'Madre Seta' apela a Melania Trump para ayudar en la liberación de su madre
27.10.2017 (Europa Press) - HANÓI (Reuters/EP) - La hija de 10 años de la famosa bloguera vietnamita Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, conocida como 'Madre Seta' --o 'Nam Me', en vietnamita--, acusada por un delito de difusión de propaganda contra el Estado y condenada a 10 años de prisión, ha apelado a la primera dama de Estados Unidos, Melania Trump, a ayudar en la liberación de su madre ante la visita al país del sudeste asiático del presidente de los Estados Unidos, Donald Trump. ...

Vietnam Dissident's Daughter Calls on Melania Trump for Help
27.10.2017 (US News & World Report) - Reuters - The 10-year-old daughter of a jailed Vietnamese blogger, "Mother Mushroom", has appealed to U.S. First Lady Melania Trump to help win her mother's release ahead of President Donald Trump's visit to Vietnam next month. ...

Vietnam: six ans de prison pour un étudiant blogueur critique du régime
26.10.2017 Frédéric Noir (RFI) - Un étudiant vietnamien a été condamné mercredi 25 octobre à six ans de prison et quatre en liberté surveillée pour propagande contre le régime communiste. Le pays est accusé par certaines ONG de vouloir réduire au silence les voix dissidentes à l'approche du sommet de l'Apec (Coopération économique Asie-Pacifique) qui se tiendra au Vietnam du 6 au 11 novembre prochain. ...

Vietnam may 'run out of sand in 5 years'
26.10.2017 (The Straits Times) - HANOI • The Vietnamese authorities are looking at producing artificial sand amid warnings by experts that the country could run out of sand within five years due to over-exploitation of the natural product, local media reported. Sand along the country's local rivers have long been exported to many foreign countries. ...

Vietnam student activist jailed for six years
25.10.2017 (Daily Mail) - A Vietnamese student was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for anti-state propaganda, as the government tightens its grip on critics before an Asia-Pacific summit in the country next month. Phan Kim Khanh, 24, was sentenced for anti-state activities, his lawyer told AFP, blasting the trial as "biased". ...

Un tribunal de Vietnam condena a seis años de cárcel a un activista por "difundir propaganda contra el Estado"
25.10.2017 (europapress) - Un tribunal de Vietnam ha decretado este miércoles la entrada en prisión del estudiante activista Phan Kim Khanh, de 24 años, condenado a seis años de cárcel y cuatro de libertad condicional por "difundir propaganda contra el Estado", según ha informado el abogado del joven, Ha Huy Son. ...

Asia-Gemüse: Höchst­werte für Pestizide über­schritten
25.10.2017 (Stiftung Warentes) - Die Schweizer Verbraucherzeitschrift Saldo ließ 20 frische asiatische Gemüse und Kräuter aus Thai­land, Vietnam und Sri Lanka im Züricher Kantons­labor auf Pestizide untersuchen ...

HRW reclama a Vietnam que retire los cargos contra un bloguero y le libere "inmediatamente"
24.10.2017 (Cuatro) - La organización no gubernamental Human Rights Watch (HRW) ha reclamado este martes al Gobierno de Vietnam que retire los cargos y libere "inmediatamente" al bloguero Khanh Kim Khanh, detenido en marzo por publicar comentarios contra el Estado. ...

Vietnam: Drop Charge Against Student Activist
24.10.2017 (HRW) - (New York) – Vietnam should drop all charges and immediately release student blogger Phan Kim Khanh, Human Rights Watch said today. Vietnam’s donors and regional leaders should make it clear that they will demand that all political prisoners be released before the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit taking place in Da Nang the week of November 6-11. ...

The Duc Ngo, Berliner Meisterkoch
24.10.2017 (DW) - Der Gastronom The Duc Ngo ist bei der Gala der "Berliner Meisterköche" als "Gastronomischer Innovator" geehrt worden. Er besitzt in Berlin zehn Restaurants ...

Pêche illégale : le carton jaune de l'Europe au Vietnam
24.10.2017 (Les Nouvelles Calédoniennes) - La commission européenne a adressé ce lundi un « carton jaune » au Vietnam au sujet de la pêche illégale. Sans réaction positive, le pays pourrait être identifié comme « non coopératifs » et se voir interdire l’exportation de ses produits de pêche vers l’Europe, un marché important. ...

EU gives Vietnam 'yellow card' over illegal fishing
23.10.2017 (Daily Mail) - The European Union said Monday it has given a "yellow card" to Vietnam, warning the Pacific country it could ban seafood exports unless Hanoi did more to tackle illegal fishing. ...

Vietnam’s last chance: Sustainable tourism
23.10.2017 By Alistair Denness (Asian Corresponden) - DESPITE being a cautionary tale dating back to the Industrial Revolution, the economy-versus-ecology dilemma continues to plague many developing countries to this day. Vietnam is no exception, with Hanoi boldly exploiting its natural resources in its quest to achieve economic growth. ...

Pulau Bidong Under Water Gallery New Tourist Attraction In Terengganu
22.10.2017 (Bernama) - KUALA NERUS -- Pulau Bidong, previously known as a refugee camp for the Vietnamese between 1978 and 1990, with its beautiful seabed an rich marine treasures and artifacts is set to be the first underwater gallery in the country and Asia. ...

Unesco: entre la cruz y la espada
21.10.2017 (La Razón) - El viernes 13 de octubre: Los 58 miembros del Consejo Ejecutivo fueron llamados a depositar su voto secreto por nueve impetrantes, provenientes de Azerbaiyán, China, Vietnam, Líbano, Guatemala, Irak, Egipto, Catar y Francia. ...

Catholic woman arrested for subverting the state in Vietnam
20.10.2017 (UCAnews) - Catholics in a central Vietnamese province have expressed support for a female activist who was arrested for "attempting to overthrow the government." Teresa Tran Thi Xuan, a member of Cua Soc Parish, was arrested while traveling to work in her home province of Ha Tinh on Oct. 17. ...

Vietnam emerging as the next outsourcing powerhouse
20.10.2017 (Nikkei Asian Review) - Ho Chi Minh City -- Vietnam wants to be the next big thing in business process outsourcing -- an ambition that was clear for all to see at an industry conference in the country's commercial capital on Thursday and Friday. ...

Liebesglück und heisse Suppe – die Bestsellerautorin Kim Thúy wiederholt sich
20.10.2017 Katharina Borchardt (NZZ) - Die Bücher von Kim Thúy sind erfolgreich, aber es gibt ein Problem: Sie sind kaum auseinanderzuhalten. Schon optisch wirken die drei bisher erschienenen Romane wie Drillinge ...

UK anti-slavery drive must stop victims before they leave Vietnam - activists
19.10.2017 by Kieran Guilbert (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - LONDON - Britain's funding boost to stop people being trafficked from Vietnam and enslaved in brothels, nail bars and cannabis farms must prioritise people most at risk of falling into the hands of traffickers, anti-slavery charities said on Thursday. ...

Slices of Life Behind Bars: A Memoir By A Female Prisoner of Conscience
18.10.2017 Đào Trường Phúc (Danlambao) - "Slices of Life Behind Bars" - the title chosen by Tiếng Quê Hương Publishing Group for this book by Phạm Thanh Nghiên - could be considered "the first memoir of prison life ever written by a female prisoner of conscience under the communist regime in Vietnam". ...

Vietnam arrests dissident for attempt to overthrow government
18.10.2017 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnamese police have arrested a dissident accused of attempting to overthrow the government, the communist state’s official website said on Wednesday, bringing to at least 17 the number of dissidents arrested this year. ...

China once welcomed refugees, but its policies now make Trump look lenient
18.10.2017 By Jessica Meyers (Los Angeles Times) - Nearly four decades ago, Mo Fengyue leaned over the boat carrying her to China and dumped her Vietnamese identity cards into the river. With a flick of the wrist, Mo sacrificed the land of her birth for an ancestral homeland she’d never known. ...

Saigon Calling by Marcelino Truong review – an amazing achievement
17.10.2017 Rachel Cooke (The Guardian) - Marcelino Truong’s complex, finely judged and utterly riveting memoir is a sequel to his 2016 book, Such a Lovely Little War, in which he told the story, as seen through his boyhood eyes, of Saigon at the beginning of the 60s... This volume, however, is set not in Saigon, but in London, where Khanh has been appointed to a high-ranking job at the Vietnamese embassy – though the grim news from home is, of course, never any further away than the next BBC bulletin. ...

Hochwasser in Vietnam - Weitere Überschwemmungen befürchtet
17.10.2017 (Südtirol Online) - In Vietnam haben Einsatzkräfte die Leichen weiterer Überschwemmungsopfer geborgen. Damit stieg die Zahl der Toten durch das Hochwasser im Zentrum und Norden des Landes auf 83, ...

Ex Vietnam MP jailed for stealing $16mil housing deposits
17.10.2017 (The Star) - HANOI: A former Vietnamese lawmaker has been sentenced to life in prison for fraud after she pocketed $16 million in down-payments from would-be homeowners when she was a real estate developer, a court clerk said Tuesday. ...

#StopTheCrackdownVN: RSF joins counter-offensive against Vietnam’s persecution of bloggers
17.10.2017 (RSF) - As another citizen-journalist, Phan Kim Khanh, awaits trial on 25 October on a charge with a possible 20-year jail sentence, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) joins nine other human rights groups ...

Viet Nam: Stop the Crackdown Against Human Rights Defenders and Bloggers | Joint Letter
17.10.2017 (Lawyers' Rights Watch Canada) - A coalition of Vietnamese and international human rights groups are coming together to Stop the Crackdown in Vietnam – Ngưng Ngay Đàn Áp. Vietnam is in the midst of an unprecedented political crackdown against peaceful expression. ...

Oppositions-Kritik unerwünscht
16.10.2017 Bennett Murray und Bac Pham (Der Farang) - HANOI (dpa) - In Vietnam findet im nächsten Monat ein großer Asien-Pazifik-Gipfel statt. Erwartet wird auch US-Präsident Trump. Zuvor versucht der kommunistische Ein-Parteien-Staat, kritische Stimmen verstummen zu lassen. ...

Hochwasser in Vietnam: Zahl der Toten auf 72 gestiegen
16.10.2017 (derStandard) - Hanoi – Nach den verheerenden Unwettern in Vietnam ist die Zahl der Toten auf 72 gestiegen. Während sich das südostasiatische Land bereits auf den nächsten Sturm vorbereitete, ging am Montag die Suche nach mindestens 30 Vermissten weiter, wie der Katastrophenschutz mitteilte. ...

Vietnamesischer Machtpoker - Spielball in Fraktionskämpfen der KP
16.10.2017 Marina Mai (taz) - BERLIN taz | Der Ende Juli von Berlin nach Vietnam entführte Ex-Politiker und Geschäftsmann Trinh Xuan Thanh sitzt seitdem in Untersuchungshaft in Hanoi. Ende September wurde in Hanoi der Ex-Chef des staatlichen Ölkonzerns Nguyen Xuan Son wegen Untreue zum Tode verurteilt. ...

Umweltschäden durch Sandabbau - Strand aus Glaskieseln
15.10.2017 Thomas Nitz (taz) - Sand wird weltweit knapp. Singapur. Der Stadtstaat hat seine Fläche seit den 1960er Jahren durch Aufschüttungen vor seiner Küste um 20 Prozent vergrößert. Den Sand dafür lieferten Indonesien, Kambodscha und Vietnam. Mit fatalen Folgen: ...

Der Jangtse spült am meisten Plastik ins Meer
13.10.2017 (SZ) - Zehn Flüsse befördern weltweit mit großem Abstand den meisten Plastikmüll ins Meer. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommen Forscher des Helmholtz-Zentrums für Umweltforschung Leipzig und der Hochschule Weihenstephan-Triesdorf in einer umfassenden Studie. In der Hitliste der Schande sind acht asiatische Gewässer vertreten. ...

Vietnam Blogger Phan Kim Khanh to Face Trial on Oct. 25
13.10.2017 (RFA) - Student activist and blogger Phan Kim Khanh will go on trial later this month on charges of “propaganda against the state,” a controversial article of the country’s penal code used to target dissidents, his lawyer said on Friday. ...

Vietnam accused of denying health care to prisoners
13.10.2017 (Vietnam Right Now) - Concern is growing for the health of some political prisoners in Vietnam amid reports that the government sometimes withholds adequate medical care to try to force confessions. ...

Vietnam. Cristianos perseguidos por el régimen por defender los derechos humanos
13.10.2017 (Hispanidad) - En Vietnam, el Estado continúa siguiendo de cerca a los miembros del grupo de jóvenes activistas católicos de la diócesis de Vinh arrestados por el régimen en el año 2011. ...

Nghe An, Catholic activists still victims of regime’s "judicial persecution"
12.10.2017 (AsiaNews) - Ho Chi Minh City (AsiaNews / EdA) - Public security continues to closely follow the members of the group of young Catholic activists in the Vinh diocese who were arrested by the regime in 2011. ...

Rights Group Demands Release of Vietnam’s Mother Mushroom on Anniversary of Arrest
12.10.2017 (RFA) - Vietnam should “immediately and unconditionally” free a blogger sentenced to prison for “disseminating anti-state propaganda” and end the persecution of other activists targeted under the vaguely-worded criminal act, a rights group said on the one-year anniversary of her jailing. ...

Jailed Vietnamese Activist in Failing Health, Denied Family Phone Calls
10.10.2017 (RFA) - A Vietnamese land rights activist sentenced to an eight-year prison term on charges of attempting to overthrow the government is in failing health and has not been allowed to speak to her family by phone since being jailed, her brother says. ...

SWR2 Tandem - Tagebuch einer Ausreise. Das Verhör
10.10.2017 Von Bùi Thanh Hiếu - Gelesen von Simon Mazouri - (SWR) - In den nächsten Monaten stellen wir in unseren Klappstuhllesungen Geschichten von Autorinnen und Autoren vor, die in ihren Heimatländern verfolgt werden. Den Anfang macht eine Erzählung von Bùi Thanh Hiếu, der 1972 in Hanoi/Vietnam geboren wurde. ...

One Year After Arrest, Demand for Release of Vietnamese Human Rights Defender Me Nam
10.10.2017 (Civil Rights Defenders) - Public Statement - On 10 October 2016, Vietnamese authorities arrested blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known by her pen name Me Nam (Mother Mushroom), on charges of spreading propaganda against the State. On 29 June, Me Nam was sentenced to 10 years in prison. Civil Rights Defenders calls on the government of Vietnam to immediately and unconditionally release Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh ...

Vietnam sacks top communist official
06.10.2017 (Daily Mail) - The communist party chief of one of Vietnam's largest cities was fired Friday for violating party rules, the government said, part of the country's massive anti-corruption sweep targeting political heavyweights and executives. ...

Morddrohungen gegen Journalisten
06.10.2017 Marina Mai (taz) - BERLIN - Zwei vietnamesische Journalisten werden in Berlin Opfer einer Hetzkampagne. Zwei Frauen verfolgen sie und veröffentlichen ihre private Daten - „Ich möchte auf ihn zielen und einmal abdrücken. ...

Hanoi, so geht's aber nicht
06.10.2017 Marina Mai (taz) - In der Affäre um den aus Berlin entführten vietnamesischen Ex-Politiker Trinh Xuan Thanh besteht die Bundesregierung laut einer Presseerklärung nicht mehr auf der Rückführung des Mannes nach Deutschland. Sie fordert lediglich ein rechtsstaatliches Verfahren für den durch Vietnams Geheimdienst entführten Mann mit internationalen Prozessbeobachtern. Zudem die Bestrafung der Verantwortlichen sowie eine Entschuldigung der Hanoier Regierung, verbunden mit der Zusicherung, dass derartige Rechtsbrüche in Zukunft unterbleiben. ...

Bundespolizei deckt erneut Schleusung auf
05.10.2017 (Focus) - Am frühen Donnerstagmorgen beendeten Bundespolizisten die Einschleusung von vier Vietnamesen auf der Bundesautobahn 12. Den polnischen Schleuser nahmen die Beamten vorläufig fest. ...

Zuständig für Auslandspropaganda und Asylentscheide
04.10.2017 Von Peter Nowak (nd) - Der Bescheid des Bundesamts für Migration und Flüchtlinge (BAMF) im thüringischen Jena/Hermsdorf war für Kanha Chhuns eine große Enttäuschung. Ihre Anträge auf Asylanerkennung wurden abgelehnt. Auch der subsidiäre Schutzstatus wurde ihnen nicht zuerkannt. Der Ablehnungsbescheid, der »nd« vorliegt, ist mit Ho unterzeichnet. Das Kürzel steht für Ho Ngoc. T. ...

Vietnam Battles Political Scandals As Trump Announces APEC Visit
04.10.2017 Brett Davis (Forbes) - It was confirmed in recent days that U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Vietnam in early November to attend the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in the coastal city of Danang. Meanwhile, preparations for the gathering were thrown into turmoil after news broke two of Danang’s top leaders are facing disciplinary measures for what was described as “official misconduct.” ...

Death is no deterrent in corrupt Vietnam
03.10.2017 (The Nation) - BANGKOK - Conviction for corruption in high places in Vietnam can bring a sentence of death, and yet even that doesn't seem to be much of a deterrent there. Last week it was the turn of a former chairman of state-owned PetroVietnam to be handed a death sentence and a bank's former chief executive was jailed for life in what has been called the biggest fraud trial in modern Vietnamese history, involving 51 defendants. ...

What McMaster Gets Wrong About Vietnam
03.10.2017 By Ronald Spector (Politico) - The national security adviser wrote a rightly acclaimed history of America’s most controversial war. Thirty years later, it still has much to teach us about a conflict our leaders never understood. - In the middle of 1997, almost exactly 30 years after I had entered the Marine Corps and begun my own journey to Vietnam, I was asked to review a new book for the New York Times. ...

With Fundraisers, Vietnamese Show Love of Country, Rancor Towards China
02.10.2017 Ha Nguyen (VOA) - HO CHI MINH CITY — As Vietnam struggles to keep the peace with neighboring China, one of its citizens believes he has something to add to Hanoi’s arsenal: his antique collection. ...

Dissident Buddhist hermit arrested in An Giang
29.09.2017 (AsiaNews) - Hanoi – Vietnamese authorities have held Vuong Van Tha, a member of an unsanctioned sect of Hoa Hao Buddhism, in solitary confinement since his arrest in May, this according to the Interfaith Council of Vietnam, a group that promotes religious freedom in the country. ...

Coupable de fraude de millions de dollars, un banquier condamné à mort
29.09.2017 (TVA Nouvelles) - Un ancien dirigeant de banque a été condamné à mort vendredi au Vietnam, dans un grand procès pour fraude de plusieurs millions de dollars qui met en lumière la corruption au plus haut niveau au sein du système financier du pays communiste. ...

An Giang, arrestado ermitaño budista disidente
29.09.2017 (AsiaNews) - Hanói - Las autoridades vietnamitas detienen en régimen de aislamiento desde mayo pasado a Vuong Van Tha, miembro de una secta no autorizada por el gobierno del budismo Hoa Hao. ...

Vietnam fraud trial: Death penalty for ex-head of OceanBank
29.09.2017 (BBC) - The former head of a major Vietnamese bank has been sentenced to death for his role in a fraud case involving millions of dollars of illegal loans. Nguyen Xuan Son, who served as general director of OceanBank, was convicted of embezzlement, abuse of power and economic mismanagement. ...

Vietnam - Ex-Chef von staatlichem Ölkonzern zum Tod verurteilt
29.09.2017 (Spiegel Online) - In Vietnam ist der ehemalige Vorstandsvorsitzende des staatlichen Ölkonzerns Petro Vietnam, Nguyen Xuan Son, zum Tode verurteilt worden. Ein Gericht in der Hauptstadt Hanoi sprach den 55-jährigen Ex-Manager wegen Untreue schuldig. ...

Vietnam Arrests Activist Nguyen Viet Dung For ‘Anti-State Propaganda’
28.09.2017 (RFA) - Authorities in central Vietnam’s Nghe An province have taken activist Nguyen Viet Dung into custody for allegedly disseminating anti-state propaganda, according to his father, who said the reason for his son’s arrest was unclear. ...

Vietnam has a debt problem
27.09.2017 By Khai Nguyen (Asia Times) - Country's communist leadership has failed to arrest a rising budget deficit rooted in government inefficiency and waste. Since 2000, the Vietnamese government has consistently overspent its budget. ...

Heimat für Fortgeschrittene - Vom Mekong in die Mitte Deutschlands
27.09.2017 (FVN21) - Claudius Verlag: Chi Dung Ngo flieht 1978 mit dem Einmarsch der Kommunisten in Südvietnam nach Deutschland. Als vietnamesischer Bootsflüchtling fängt er im Alter von nur 16 Jahren in Deutschland ein neues Leben an. Seine Geschichte ist die eines Aufbruchs ohne Ziel. ...

Vietnam's harsh summer: state launches largest crackdown on dissidents in years
26.09.2017 Bennett Murray in Hanoi (The Guardian) - Ho Thi Chau, 25, was left alone and blacklisted after her husband was returned to jail for “attempting to overthrow the [Vietnamese] government” last week. ...

Craintes sur la liberté religieuse au Vietnam
26.09.2017 Claire Lesegretain avec Église d’Asie (La Croix) - Le 11 septembre, Vu Chiên Thang a été nommé au poste de directeur du Bureau gouvernemental des affaires religieuses, l’organisme qui gère les activités et l’organisation des religions au Vietnam. ...

Vietnamesische Schüler sollen keine englischen Spitznamen tragen
26.09.2017 (NZZ) - (dpa) Das Bildungsreferat der 8,5-Millionen-Einwohner-Stadt verfügte nach einem Bericht der staatlichen Tageszeitung «Tuoi Tre», dass Lehrer ihre Schüler im Unterricht künftig mit dem vietnamesischen Namen ansprechen müssen. ...

Vietnam uses water cannon to disperse protest at global fashion brands supplier
25.09.2017 Mai Nguyen (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnamese authorities on Monday used water cannon and electric rods to end a five-month long protest by villagers blockading a textile plant that serves global fashion brands, an official and a villager said. ...

Malaria: Resistente Parasiten erreichen Vietnam
24.09.2017 (Deutsches Ärzteblatt) - Bangkok – Ein resistenter Stamm von P. falciparum, der sich seit einigen Jahren in Kambodscha ausbreitet, hat jetzt Vietnam erreicht. Britische Tropenmediziner sprechen von einer bedrohlichen Situation. ...

Will Vietnam let its human rights record stifle trade with the EU?
23.09.2017 By Xuan Loc Doan (Asia Times) - With the collapse of the Transpacific Partnership (TPP), of which it was tipped to be the biggest beneficiary, Vietnam is counting on a trade agreement with the European Union to diversify the country’s commercial ties and sustain economic growth. But the ambitious free-trade deal it agreed with the EU is now also at risk. ...

Following the abduction in Berlin - Another Vietnamese diplomat expelled
22.09.2017 (Federal Government) - Following the abduction of a Vietnamese national in Germany at the beginning of August, the German government has expelled another member of staff of the Vietnamese Embassy. The Vietnamese government has not used the weeks since the abduction to rebuild the trust that had been destroyed in bilateral relations, in spite of the calls of the German government. The abduction was an "unacceptable violation of the law". That is why the German government has expelled another employee of the Vietnamese Embassy. ...

Malaria warning as resistant strain spreads to Vietnam
22.09.2017 (France24) - BANGKOK (AFP) - A form of malaria that is resistant to standard treatment has spread to Vietnam for the first time, researchers warned Friday. ...

Sprecher des Auswärtigen Amts zu neuen Entwicklungen im Fall des in Berlin entführten Vietnamesen Trinh Xuan Thanh
22.09.2017 (Vertretungen der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Vietnam) - Ein Sprecher des Auswärtigen Amts sagte anlässlich neuer Entwicklungen im Fall des in Berlin entführten Vietnamesen Trinh Xuan Thanh heute (22.09.): ...

Statement of Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson on 22.9 in the case of Trinh Xuan Thanh
22.09.2017 (German Embassy Hanoi) - A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson issued the following statement today (22 September) in response to new developments in the case of Vietnamese citizen Trinh Xuan Thanh, who was abducted from Berlin: ...

Vietnamese Protesters to Maintain Blockade of Polluting Textile Factory
22.09.2017 (RFA) - Protesters in northern Vietnam’s Hai Duong province have vowed to continue blocking the entrance to a textile factory that has polluted local water supplies, despite threats from local authorities, until the company ceases operation and moves from the area. ...

Deutsch-vietnamesische strategische Partnerschaft auf Eis gelegt
22.09.2017 (Sputnik) - Die deutsche Bundesregierung hat einer Pressemitteilung des Auswärtigen Amts zufolge beschlossen, die strategische Partnerschaft mit Vietnam wegen der Entführung des vietnamesischen Geschäftsmanns Trinh Xuan Thanh in Berlin auszusetzen. ...

Weiterer Diplomat unter Verdacht und ausgewiesen
22.09.2017 (ARD) - Sechs Wochen nach der Entführung eines Vietnamesen in Berlin hat die Bundesregierung einen weiteren Mitarbeiter der vietnamesischen Botschaft ausgewiesen. Er wird verdächtigt, in den Fall verwickelt zu sein. Auch wird eine Entschuldigung erwartet. ...

Nach Entführung in Berlin - Weiterer Diplomat Vietnams ausgewiesen
22.09.2017 (Die Bundesregierung) - Nach der Entführung eines vietnamesischen Staatsangehörigen aus Deutschland Anfang August hat die Bundesregierung einen weiteren Mitarbeiter der vietnamesischen Botschaft ausgewiesen. Die Entführung sei für die Bundesregierung ein unakzeptabler Rechtsbruch, sagte Regierungssprecher Seibert in Berlin. ...

Germany expels second Vietnamese diplomat over 'Cold War-style' abduction
22.09.2017 Riham Alkousaa (Reuters) - Berlin - Germany said on Friday it had ordered a second Vietnamese embassy official to leave the country, after the alleged kidnapping of a Vietnamese businessman who had applied for asylum and was facing corruption allegations back home. ...

Deutschland weist weiteren vietnamesischen Diplomaten aus
22.09.2017 (DW) - Die Entführung eines Ex-Funktionärs der Kommunistischen Partei Vietnams sorgt für Krach zwischen Berlin und Hanoi. Die Bundesregierung wies als Konsequenz nun einen weiteren Mitarbeiter der vietnamesischen Botschaft aus. ...

A purge too far in Vietnam?
21.09.2017 By David Hutt (Asia Times) - In recent weeks, business executives have been arrested for corruption, state bankers have been sent to jail, leading politicians have gone strangely absent, the Politburo has been shuffled in a rare rotation and an ex-state enterprise leader was kidnapped by agents in the German capital of Berlin. ...

China's projects in Vietnam earn reputation for poor quality, delays
20.09.2017 (Nikkei Asian Review ) - HO CHI MINH CITY -- Hanoi's first elevated railway line has had its trial run in September cancelled without an alternative being proposed by the builders from China. ...

Jailed Viet Dissident is Latest in Rising Crackdown
20.09.2017 (Asia Sentinel) - In the latest sign of the increasing crackdown against dissidents by Vietnam’s government, Nguyen Van Oai, a citizen journalist and human rights defender, was sentenced earlier this week to five years in prison and four additional years of house arrest for “resisting persons in the performance of their official duties” and failing to execute judgments” while on parole for “attempting to overthrow the government” in 2013. ...

Traduction intégrale des remarques envoyées par les évêques à l’Assemblée nationale au sujet de la loi sur les croyances et la religion
19.09.2017 (Églises d’Asie) - La conférence épiscopale du Vietnam a adressé le 1er juin dernier ses remarques « sincères et franches » à l'Assemblée nationale au sujet de la loi sur les croyances et la religion. Voici la traduction intégrale de ce document. ...

Vietnam impone 5 años de cárcel a bloguero por violar el arresto domiciliario
18.09.2017 (El Español) - Un tribunal de justicia de Vietnam impuso hoy cinco años de prisión al conocido bloguero Nguyen Van Oai por haber violado reiteradamente el arresto domiciliario, al final de un juicio que comenzó en agosto. ...

Fünf Jahre Haft für christlichen Dissidenten
18.09.2017 (Der Farang) - HANOI (dpa) - In Vietnam ist ein Dissident wegen staatsfeindlichen Verhaltens zu fünf Jahren Haft verurteilt worden. Nach seiner Entlassung werde Nguyen Van Oai zudem weitere vier Jahre in Hausarrest bleiben müssen ...

Vietnam’s cracking down on dissent ... so why Trump’s pat on back?
16.09.2017 By Logan Connor (SCMP) - The US president is not shy when it comes to praising autocratic regimes – good news for Hanoi, which is in the midst of a crackdown on anyone critical of its one-party state. When US President Donald Trump met Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in May, he sent a clear message: by patting the backs of authoritarian leaders, the US is complicit in Vietnam’s rights abuses. ...

La limitada campaña contra la corrupción en Vietnam
16.09.2017 (El Diario) - Las autoridades vietnamitas han impulsado una campaña contra la corrupción sin precedentes en los últimos meses que ha procesado importantes dirigentes del Partido Comunista, de empresas estatales y de la banca, pero que no resuelve la corrupción endémica en el país. ...

South Vietnam Had an Antiwar Movement, Too
15.09.2017 Van Nguyen Marshall (NYT) - ... On April 30, 1967, a few weeks after King’s speech, the Saigon Student Union election ushered in a slate of antiwar, left-wing leaders. Some student leaders were actually working covertly for the National Liberation Front (also known as the Viet Cong) and the Lao Dong Party, the official name of the Vietnamese Communist party during the war. ...

Heroic virtues of Venerable Van Thuan celebrated in Rome
15.09.2017 (Vatican Radio) - The recognition of the heroic virtues of Cardinal François-Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan of Vietnam was celebrated with a solemn Mass in the Church of Santa Maria della Scala in Rome on Friday, the eve of the 15th death anniversary of the saintly prelate. ...

Vietnams engagierter Menschenrechtler
15.09.2017 Martin Patzelt MdB (Martin Patzelt Newsletter Nr.89) - Die Ehefrau des in Vietnam inhaftierten Bloggers Nguyen Huu Vinh (Blogger anhbasam), Frau Minh Ha, war in dieser Woche zum Gespräch bei mir in Berlin. Es ist für mich beeindruckend, mit welchem ungebrochenen Engagement ihr Mann seine Zeit in der willkürlichen Haft sinnvoll nutzen will ...

Typhoon Doksuri Batters Central Vietnam, Killing 4
15.09.2017 (AP) - HANOI, Vietnam -- Typhoon Doksuri slammed into central Vietnam on Friday, killing four people and injuring 10 others as heavy rains and strong winds ripped off roofs and knocked over many electricity poles. ...

Taifun "Doksuri" wütete über Vietnam

15.09.2017 (Die Presse) - 80.000 Menschen wurden in Sicherheit gebracht, Fischerboote mussten an Land bleiben. "Doksuri" war zuvor über die Philippinen gezogen. ...

Death by dam for the Mekong
14.09.2017 (Asia Times) - The sleepy town of Pak Beng, best known as a stopover for slow boats connecting the Laos-Thailand border to the ancient Lao capital of Luang Prabang, will be transformed later this year by the launch of a third major hydro-dam on the lower Mekong River. ...

Vietnam state oil firm boss Nguyen Xuan Son faces death penalty for embezzlement
14.09.2017 (DW) - Vietnamese prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Nguyen Xuan Son, the former chairman of PetroVietnam. Son is one of dozens of officials connected to a corruption case that caused $69 million in losses. ...

Arbeiter in Vietnam setzen sich über staatliches Streikverbot hinweg
12.09.2017 (Der Farang) - HANOI (dpa) - Trotz des staatlichen Streikverbots haben Arbeiter im sozialistisch regierten Vietnam mit einer Arbeitsniederlegung Zugeständnisse erstritten. ...

Deutsche Wirtschaft ist besorgt - Politthriller auf Vietnamesisch
12.09.2017 (Handelsblatt) - Es droht ein diplomatisches Scharmützel. Doch in die Vorfreude mischt sich nun auch Ernüchterung. Denn während sich Deutschland transparent und offen gibt, bleibt Vietnam eben doch ein verschlossener Ein-Parteien-Staat. Die Festnahme wirft auch ein Schlaglicht darauf, mit was für einem kompromisslosen Regime, Deutschland seine Geschäfte intensivierte. ...

Vietnamese pay thousands for ‘new life’ in UK
12.09.2017 (Yorkshire Post) - People smugglers are charging Vietnamese nationals more than £30,000 to reach the UK - where they are told they will live like royalty, a new report reveals. ...

UK: New Report Calls for Crackdown on Modern Slavery of Vietnamese Migrants
12.09.2017 (OCCRP) - Britain’s anti-slavery commissioner called on Monday for stronger measures in combating modern slavery of Vietnamese migrants who are increasingly exploited in nail bars, cannabis farms or as sexual workers. ...

Greater UK nail bar regulation needed to stop exploitation of Vietnamese trafficking victims
12.09.2017 Sally Hayden (Independent) - Vietnam is one of the top three source countries for modern slaves coming to Britain, new report finds. ...

Dong Nai, pressure on Catholics who defended their pastor
11.09.2017 Pham Van (AsiaNews) - Hanoi - Many Catholics fear violent retaliation against the community of Thọ Hòa, Dong Nai province (Southeast Vietnam), who defended their pastor from the aggression of some Communist militants last September 4. ...

Dong Nai, presiones sobre católicos tras haber defendido a su párroco
11.09.2017 Pham Van (AsiaNews) - Hanói - Muchos católicos temen que se produzcan violentas represalias contra la comunidad de Thọ Hòa, en la provincia de Dong Nai (sudeste de Vietnam), luego de que el 4 de septiembre pasado defendiera a su párroco, ante la agresión de algunos militantes comunistas. ...

As a teenage refugee, he was the family cook. Now, he’s a lauded chef
11.09.2017 By Alex Witchel (Washington Post) - BERKELEY, Calif. — When chef Charles Phan was 16, he made Thanksgiving dinner for 10: his parents, aunt, uncle and five younger siblings. The family had recently arrived in San Francisco, having escaped South Vietnam in 1975 after the fall of Saigon and landing in Guam. ...

Green resistance mounts in communist Vietnam
10.09.2017 By David Hutt (Asia Ttimes) - Environmental causes have unified Vietnamese social activists across geography, class and ideals, a politically potent convergence the ruling Communist Party is struggling to stop. ...

Inside Vietnam City, the French holding camp for vulnerable UK-bound migrants
10.09.2017 by Amelia Gentleman (The Guardian) - Detailed accounts of a holding camp in Northern France, where hundreds of vulnerable Vietnamese young people are housed every year before being smuggled into exploitation in the UK, have prompted anti-trafficking charities to call on the British and French governments to disrupt the criminal networks running the site. ...

Vietnam will Autos bauen
09.09.2017 Von Christoph Hein (FAZ) - „Vinfast“, ein Konglomerat in Vietnam will in nur zwei Jahren ein eigenes Automobil für die mehr als 90 Millionen Vietnamesen entwickeln und bauen. ...

A glimpse of the party’s dark side in Vietnam
07.09.2017 By Kenichi Yoshida / Yomiuri Shimbun Hanoi Bureau Chief (The Japan News) - Reuters reported that as many as 15 activists have been arrested in Vietnam this year, as of early August, the highest tally in recent years.
Vietnam has also tightened control over the internet, a platform where criticism against the party and the government circulates. ...

Stadtverwaltung in Vietnam verbietet Jeans
06.09.2017 (n-tv) - Beamte der vietnamesischen Großstadt Can Tho dürfen keine Jeans mehr tragen. Stattdessen schlägt die Stadtverwaltung Stoffhosen oder gar ein traditionelles Gewand vor. Die neue Kleiderordnung soll für eine moderne und professionelle Atmosphäre sorgen. ...

Droht eine Eskalation im südchinesischen Meer?
06.09.2017 (Philippinenmagazin) - Seit Jahren beansprucht China kleine Inseln und Felsen im Südchinesischen Meer, die auch andere Staaten der Region als ihr Gebiet ansehen. Die USA reagieren mit Patrouillen. ...

‘Passive’ Vietnamese exporters struggling to cope with US regulations
04.09.2017 By RJ Whitehead (FoodNavigator-Asia) - Vietnamese food exporters remain “passive and sluggish” in complying with the demands of their target markets, especially America. ...

Hanoi, pro-democracy dissidents condemned and transferred to isolation
02.09.2017 (AsiaNews) - Hanoi - Two major dissidents have been secretly transferred from a prison in the province of Ha Nam, northern Vietnam, to a prison in the province of Thanh Hoa, far away from their homes, in an attempt to make visits and communications with relatives difficult. ...

Vietnam says violations found at central bank in war on graft
02.09.2017 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam has found faults with the central State Bank of Vietnam, including poor supervision of credit organizations and inefficiency in preventing corruption, the government said on Saturday. ...

Nationalfeiertag der Vietnamesen - Zweifel werden lauter
02.09.2017 Marina Mai (taz) - In diesem Jahr verzichtet die Botschaft auf einen Empfang zum Nationalfeiertag am 2. September. Die Entführung von Trinh Xuan Thanh sorgt für Misstrauen. Duc D. steht in seinem Imbiss in Lichtenberg und wartet auf Kundschaft. „Ich freue mich, dass die Polizei einen Spion festgenommen hat, der an der Entführung von Trinh Xuan Thanh beteiligt gewesen sein soll“, sagt er der taz ...

Vietnam Arrests Another Member of Online Democracy Group
01.09.2017 (RFA) - Authorities in northern Vietnam’s coastal Thai Binh province arrested another member of the Brotherhood for Democracy association on Friday, adding to the growing numbers of the online advocacy group put behind bars in recent weeks, the man’s wife said. ...

India most corrupt Asian country, Vietnam second: Forbes
01.09.2017 ANI | New Delhi (Business Standard) - A recent survey by the Transparency International states that India is the most corrupt country in Asia. India beats Vietnam, Thailand, ...

Chinese ships attack Vietnamese fishermen
01.09.2017 Hoang Chau (AsiaNews) - Hanoi – More than 2,300 fishermen have been injured, gone missing or died in Vietnamese territorial waters in the South China Sea, this according to Nguyễn Văn T, deputy minister of Agriculture and Rural Development. ...

Vietnam protests over Chinese military drills in South China Sea
01.09.2017 (The Asahi Shimbun) - HANOI--Vietnam on Thursday opposed what it said was a Chinese announcement of military exercises in the disputed South China Sea, amid rising tension between the neighboring countries. ...

Naves militares chinas atacan a pescadores vietnamitas
01.09.2017 Hoang Chau (AsiaNews) - Hanói - Más de 2.300 pescadores heridos, desaparecidos o muertos en las aguas territoriales vietnamitas del Mar Chino meridional. ...

A Vietnam Story Told Through the Eyes of Refugee Parents
01.09.2017 By Irene Noguchi (KQED Arts) - At first glance, Thi Bui’s illustrated memoir tells the story of her family fleeing Vietnam in the 1970s to start life anew in California. But on a deeper level, the book transcends the stereotypical refugee plot line. The Best We Could Do is the story of parents and children ...











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