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'Boycott China' grows: Traders switch sourcing to Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam - at higher cost
09.07.2020 Nirbhay Kumar (Business Today) - There's a growing demand to shun imports from China in wake of bloody skirmishes on the border. Some traders and manufacturers are negotiating with suppliers in Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam instead of China. ...

After Hong Kong, now China provokes Vietnam
08.07.2020 (aninews) -  A Chinese Coast Guard ship has once again shown up at Vanguard Bank in the South Sea, a known flashpoint between  and China , as per data cited by vessel-tracking software. ...

Diphtheria Is Spreading Fast in Vietnam’s Main Coffee Region
08.07.2020 Mai Ngoc Chau (Bloomberg News) - Diphtheria is spreading quickly and more widely in Vietnam’s major coffee region than in previous years, according to the government. Ten more people in the Central Highlands were found to have contracted the disease on Tuesday, bringing the total in the main coffee belt to more than 60 ...

Sozialismus "verunglimpft": Vietnamese zu acht Jahren Haft verurteilt
07.07.2020 (Kurier) - Das Gericht hat die pro-demokratischen Facebook-Postings des Mannes als Gefahr für die Gesellschaft eingestuft. So geht Sozialismus: In Vietnam ist ein Facebook-Nutzer wegen pro-demokratischer Äußerungen am Dienstag zu acht Jahren Haft verurteilt worden. ...

Facebook-Nutzer in Vietnam zu acht Jahren Haft verurteilt
07.07.2020 (DerStandard) - Urteil wegen angeblicher Verleumdung führender Politiker. In Vietnam ist ein Facebook-Nutzer wegen pro-demokratischer Äußerungen am Dienstag zu acht Jahren Haft verurteilt worden. ...

Vietnam jails Facebook user for 8 years over 'anti-state' posts
07.07.2020 (Bangkok Post) - HANOI: A court in Vietnam on Tuesday sentenced a man to eight years in prison after finding him guilty of uploading anti-state posts on his Facebook account, the security ministry said. ...

Vietnam.- Condenados a prisión en Vietnam cuatro activistas políticos
07.07.2020 (notimérica) - HANÓI - Los tribunales de Vietnam han condenado a distintas penas de prisión a tres activistas políticos por un supuesto intento de derrocar al Gobierno y a otro activista defensor de la democracia por difundir propaganda contraria a las instituciones del Estado, según han informado grupos de defensa de los Derechos Humanos y la prensa estatal. ...

Vietnam : un jeune internaute condamné à huit ans de prison pour ses opinions démocrates
07.07.2020 (RTBF) - Un jeune Vietnamien accusé d'avoir "diffamé" les dirigeants de son pays en faisant état de ses opinions pro-démocratie sur Facebook a été condamné à huit ans de prison mardi, après un procès-éclair dénoncé par des militants des droits de l'homme. ...

Vietnam condena a tres activistas a 19 años de prisión por intentar "derrocar" al Gobierno
07.07.2020 (infobae) - Vietnam.- Tres activistas vietnamitas miembros de un grupo político subversivo calificado de organización terrorista en Hanói han sido condenados este martes a 19 años de prisión entre todos por participar en actividades destinadas a "derrocar" al Gobierno de Vietnam, según ha informado la prensa del país. ...

Vietnamese authorities arrest four land rights activists
07.07.2020 (Global Voices) - Vietnam's crackdown on activists has silenced four more voices. In the early morning of June 24, land rights activist Trịnh Bá Phương narrated his impending arrest in a video posted to Facebook. ...

DFHV: Freihandelsabkommen mit Vietnam
07.07.2020 (Fruchtportal) - Das Freihandelsabkommen mit Vietnam wurde bereits am 30. März 2020 formell vom Rat der Europäischen Union beschlossen. ...

How the Soviets fought against the Americans in Vietnam
07.07.2020 (Russia Beyond) - Soviet servicemen had no small part to play in what was to become the most bitter defeat in U.S. history. In April 1965, just a month after the United States had started sustained aerial bombardment of North Vietnam, the first Soviet air defense missile systems and military specialists servicing them began arriving in the country, at the request of the Government of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. ...

China beklagt US-Manöver vor seiner Küste
07.07.2020 (Stern) - China hat die Entsendung von zwei Flugzeugträgern der USA zu Manövern in das umstrittene Südchinesische Meer scharf kritisiert. Außenamtssprecher Zhao Lijian sprach am Montag vor der Presse in Peking ...

Vietnam Sentences Three Members of Exile Group to 19 Years Total for Spreading ‘Propaganda’
06.07.2020 (RFA) - A Vietnamese court on Monday sentenced three members of an exile group Hanoi calls a terrorist organization to a total of 19 years in jail for sharing information critical of the government. ...

VN firm implicated in lake poisoning
06.07.2020 Khorn Savi (The Phnom Penh Post) - Ratanakkiri provincial environment officers plan to inspect a lake after a fishing community accused a Vietnamese company of dumping bananas and plastic waste in it, poisoning the fish. ...

Vietnam’s environmental challenges risk EU free trade
06.07.2020 Author: Thang Nam Do, ANU (East Asia forum) - Vietnam needs to address environmental challenges to fully reap the benefits from its new free trade and investment agreements with the European Union. ...

Des baskets fabriquées à partir de marc de café
06.07.2020 (Zegreenweb) - Son Chu et Jesse Tran, deux entrepreneurs d’Helsinki, sont des obsédés de baskets. Cependant, soucieux de l’impact environnemental de leurs achats, ils trouvaient difficilement des baskets fabriquées de manière durable ...

Toulouse. Il pensait avoir deux simples posters, ses tableaux ont été vendus plus de 300 000 euros
06.07.2020 (actu) - Vendredi 3 juillet 2020, deux tableaux venus du Vietnam, estimés entre 50 000 et 80 000 euros, ont finalement été vendus pour plus de 300 000 euros à Toulouse. ...

Les réfugiés du Mékong - Cambodgiens, Laotiens et Vietnamiens en France, Karine Meslin
06.07.2020 Adélaïde Martin (OpenEdition Journals) - S'appuyant sur de nombreux entretiens avec des réfugiés, ce livre raconte la fuite tragique, l’accueil et l’installation en France de ceux que l’on a nommés les Boat people ...

Kompromisslose Gebietsansprüche
05.07.2020 (Neues Deutschland) - Im Südchinesischen Meer regt sich Widerstand gegen die rücksichtslos vorangetriebenen Besitzansprüche Chinas. ...

U.S. sends carriers to S. China Sea during Chinese drills
05.07.2020 (The Asahi Shimbun) - Two U.S. aircraft carriers were conducting exercises in the disputed South China Sea on Saturday, the U.S. navy said, as China also carried out military drills that have been criticized by the Pentagon and neighboring states. ...

Deux porte-avions américains en exercices en mer de Chine méridionale
04.07.2020 (RT France) - Deux porte-avions américains ont mené des exercices en mer de Chine méridionale, après que Washington s'est inquiété de manœuvres militaires chinoises autour d'un archipel dont Pékin, le Vietnam et Taïwan se disputent la souveraineté. ...

USA schicken zwei Flugzeugträger ins Südchinesische Meer
04.07.2020 (NZZ) - Im Südchinesischen Meer gibt es immer wieder Gebietsstreitigkeiten. Wegen einer chinesischen Militärübung nahe der Paracel-Inseln warf Washington der Führung in Peking vor, die Situation weiter zu destabilisieren. Nun schicken die USA sechs Kriegsschiffe in die Region. ...

Defend the Defenders’ Latest Statistics: Vietnam Holds 276 Prisoners of Conscience
03.07.2020 (Defend the Defenders) - According to Defend the Defenders’ statistics, as of June 30, 2020, Vietnam’s communist regime is holding at least 276 prisoners of conscience in prisons or other forms of detention. ...

Pentagon criticises Chinese military drills in disputed South China Sea
03.07.2020 (CNA) - WASHINGTON: The United States Defence Department expressed concern on Thursday (Jul 2) about China holding military exercises in the South China Sea, saying the move will further destabilise the situation in the disputed waters. ...

Südchinesisches Meer - USA kritisieren chinesische Militärübungen
03.07.2020 (Der Spiegel) - Die Paracel-Inseln im Südchinesischen Meer sind winzig - aber von strategischer Bedeutung. Nun läuft dort ein chinesisches Armeemanöver. Die Reaktion aus Washington ist deutlich. ...

Le Pentagone dénonce des exercices militaires chinois en mer de Chine méridionale
03.07.2020 (Europe1) - Le Pentagone s'est opposé jeudi à la décision de la Chine de se lancer dans des exercices militaires chinois près de l'archipel des Paracels, situé en mer de Chine méridionale. ...

Economic Reality May End More Big Mekong Dams
02.07.2020 By: David Brown (Asia Sentinel) - Politics, economics, environmentalism deliver good news. Environmentalists have said that damming the Mekong is a bad idea for years and they're right. ...

Vietnam geht verstärkt gegen Kritiker vor
02.07.2020 Rodion Ebbighausen (DW) - Im Vorfeld des Kongress der regierenden KP in Vietnam verhaften und drangsalieren Sicherheitsorgane Kritiker und Dissidenten. Deutschland und die EU haben mit dem Freihandelsabkommen die Möglichkeit Druck auszuüben ...

US Again Patrols Near Chinese Survey Ship In South China Sea
02.07.2020 By Drake Long (RFA) - An American Navy combat ship this week conducted “routine operations” near a Chinese geological survey ship in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said, after the Chinese vessel in June entered an area where Vietnam has shown interest in exploring for oil. ...

China started military drill in South China Sea
02.07.2020 (AsiaNews) - Chinese warships and coastguard vessels are in the waters around the Paracel Islands, which are also claimed by Vietnam and Taiwan. For some analysts, Beijing wants to demonstrate its strength by showing they can land and seize islands in the area. ...

New Law on Enterprises 2020 for Companies in Vietnam
30.06.2020 Venture North Law (Lexology) - In June 2020, the National Assembly passed a new Law on Enterprises 2020 (Enterprise Law 2020) to replace the Enterprise Law 2014 from 1 January 2021. The Enterprise Law 2020 offers less protection to companies’ owners and managers by making it easier for Government authorities to interfere or even suspend the operation of a company. ...

ASEAN Takes a Subtle Stance Against China’s Maritime Claims
30.06.2020 By Jerome A. Cohen (Jerry's Blog) - On Saturday, ASEAN member states took a subtle but important step forward toward asserting the all-encompassing authority of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) over PRC claims. ...

Sharp completes 45-MW solar power plant in Vietnam
30.06.2020 (Renewables Now) - Sharp Energy Solutions Corporation (SESJ) said today it has completed a 45-MW direct current (DC) solar power project in Vietnam. ...

Vietnam approves 7 GW of new wind projects
29.06.2020 By Tim Ha (Eco-Business) - Vietnam has given the green light to almost a hundred new wind energy installations ...

Vietnam’s Economy Unexpectedly Expands Even as Exports Slump
29.06.2020 Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen (Bloomberg) - Vietnam’s economy unexpectedly grew in the second quarter despite a slump in trade amid the coronavirus outbreak. ...

China Puts Huge Warship at Woody Island Ahead of Naval Exercise
29.06.2020 Drake Long (BenarNews) - China has docked what looks to be a Type 071 warship in service with the People’s Liberation Army Navy at Woody Island, China’s main administrative center and military base in the South China Sea’s Paracel Islands. ...

Southeast Asian leaders focus on COVID-19 measures
27.06.2020 Omer Faruk Yildiz (Anadolu Agency) - KUALA LUMPUR - 36th edition of summit held virtually due to pandemic. Hosted by Vietnam, this year’s Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit was held online with a focus on coronavirus measures. ...

Asean takes position vs China's vast historical sea claims
27.06.2020 (The Times Of India) - The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations took the position in a statement issued by Vietnam  Saturday on behalf of the 10-nation bloc. ...

Amid pandemic, ASEAN warn of 'alarming' South China Sea incidents
27.06.2020 (The Japan Times) - HANOI – Vietnam and the Philippines raised concerns over repeated violations of maritime rules at a summit of Southeast Asian leaders amid growing grievances with China over its territorial claims in the South China Sea. ...

From prison to exile: An interview with Vietnamese activist Tran Thi Nga
26.06.2020 Written by The 88 Project (Global Voices) - They broke her bones in one attack, but never her spirit.
The 88 Project had the opportunity to interview former political prisoner Tran Thi Nga about her experience in prison and conditions in prison for women and children. ...

Vietnam Indicts 25 Dong Tam Protesters on Murder-Related Charges
26.06.2020 (RFA) - Authorities in Vietnam indicted 25 people on murder-related charges for their involvement in a deadly clash over land rights that left three police officers and a protest leader dead, in January at the Dong Tam commune outside Hanoi. ...

China Resumes Dredging at South China Sea’s Woody Island
26.06.2020 Drake Long (BenarNews) - China is dredging in a bay at Woody Island, its biggest settlement in the South China Sea, a likely effort to expand the artificial island’s northwest corner, satellite imagery shows. ...

Southeast Asia Leaders Sound Alarm on South China Sea Tensions
26.06.2020 Nguyen Xuan Quynh, Andreo Calonzo, Suttinee Yuvejwattana and Philip J. Heijmans (Bloomberg) - Vietnam and the Philippines raised concerns over repeated violations of maritime rules at a summit of Southeast Asian leaders amid growing grievances with China over its territorial claims in the South China Sea. ...

Philippine President Duterte Warns of 'Alarming Incidents' in the South China Sea
26.06.2020 (Sputnik) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed concerns on Friday about China ramping up activity in the disputed South China Sea while the region is busy struggling with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. ...

Um der Hitze zu trotzen, pflanzen die vietnamesischen Reisbauern nachts
26.06.2020 (Tekk) - HANOI – Unter einem pechschwarzen Nachthimmel pflanzte eine Gruppe vietnamesischer Bauern diese Woche Reis auf einem Reisfeld am Rande der Hauptstadt Hanoi mit Scheinwerfern ...

Vinfast startet Autoproduktion - Vietnamesen nehmen USA ins Visier
26.06.2020 (Stern) - Auf dem Pariser Autosalon vor knapp zwei Jahren hatte Vinfast seinen ersten großen Aufschlag. Jetzt nimmt der Autoableger der Vingroup in erster Linie die USA ins Visier ...

Vietnamese family held after speading news of deadly land dispute
25.06.2020 (CNA) - HANOI: Four members of a Vietnamese family who spread news online about a deadly land dispute have been arrested, authorities said Thursday (Jun 25), as the communist government cracks down on dissent ahead of its party congress. ...

As Investors Move from China, Vietnam Adds EU Trade Pact to Arsenal
25.06.2020 (VOA) - Volvo from Sweden, Adidas from Germany, and Zara from Spain are all European companies that have increased their investment in Vietnam in recent years. Analysts expect that trend to deepen when the Vietnam-European Union trade deal approved earlier this month ...

Vietnam mantiene cero muertes por la COVID-19 al recuperarse su paciente más grave
24.06.2020 (RPP) - Con una estrategia de contención y rastreo exhaustivo de contagiados, el país asiático ha conseguido recuperar la normalidad interna, con apenas 349 caso ...

Quand le Québec s’est montré solidaire envers les réfugiés vietnamiens des années 70
23.06.2020 (Radio Canada) - « Les Québécois ont très souvent fait preuve de générosité dans leur histoire », dit l'historien Éric Bédard, en faisant référence aux réfugiés de la mer (boat people) accueillis par le Québec ...

For Vietnam’s Poor, Access To Relief Aid Key To Joining Re-Opening Economy
23.06.2020 (VOA) - Vietnam has received favorable recognition worldwide for containing the spread of the novel coronavirus and reopening the nation’s economy, but that good news is small comfort for Tran Thi Hien, who collects scrap metal she can resell for cash. ...

Estrategias de censura opacan la exitosa respuesta de Vietnam contra el COVID-19
23.06.2020 Escrito por The 88 Project, Traducido por Romina Navarro (Global Voices) - La pandemia dio una oportunidad única al estado policial para endurecer controles. ...

EVFTA : une nouvelle ère pour les relations commerciales UE-Vietnam ?
23.06.2020 Par Philippe Avocat (Le Petit Journal) - Approuvé lundi 8 juin par l'Assemblée nationale vietnamienne, l'accord de libre-échange entre l'Union européenne et le Vietnam (EVFTA) entrera en vigueur août 2020. ...

EVFTA Introduces New Standards for Intellectual Property Enforcement in Vietnam
23.06.2020 Linh Duy Mai (Lexology) - While Vietnam’s economy has grown quiet during the first half of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the country’s legal framework for intellectual property enforcement seems to be exploding with the entry of new legal instruments. ...

Vietnam Indicts Facebook User For Anti-State Documents
22.06.2020 By Miriam Jackson (The Union Journal) - Authorities in Vietnam indicted detained businessman Nguyen Duc Quoc Vuong for allegedly spreading information against the state and slandering its leaders on Facebook, Nguyen’s lawyer told RFA Monday. ...

Some thoughts on Vietnam’s Covid-19 repression
22.06.2020 By David Hutt (Asia Times) - While Vietnam's battle against Covid-19 has been a success, its fight against free speech is questionable. ...

History Lesson: Yes, Vietnam Did Halt China's 1979 Invasion - That one didn't go how Beijing had planned
22.06.2020 by Charlie Gao (The National Interest) - Chinese operations against Vietnam in the 1980s are often divided into four phases. ...

How young people are combating anti-black racism in their immigrant communities
22.06.2020 By Terry Nguyen (Vox) - Second-generation Americans are organizing online to translate educational resources, combat disinformation, and express solidarity with the black community. ...

Norway supports competition how to fight marine garbage in Vietnam and Thailand
22.06.2020 by Zazithorn Ruengchinda (ScandAsia) - The United Nation Development (UNDP) Vietnam announced an invitation for all to participate in a challenge aiming to stop marine litter in Halong Bay and Koh Samui, funded by Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on 19 June 2020. ...

Electricity deficit can place EU-Vietnam trade agreement at risk
22.06.2020 By Soundaram Ramanathan (Down To Earth) - Ensuring clean electricity production to power growth is need of the hour ...

Vietnam Ratifies EU Free Trade Agreement, What’s Next?
22.06.2020 by Thoi Nguyen (The Diplomat) - Hopes are high that the EVFTA will have a big impact. ... The agreements will gradually reduce most tariffs, regulatory barriers, and red tape and promote should create opportunities for EU entrepreneurs to do business and invest in Vietnam. ...

China Sends Ship as Warning to Vietnam: No Court Case, No Oil Drilling
22.06.2020 By Ralph Jennings (VOA) - TAIPEI, TAIWAN - China sent a survey vessel through waters claimed by its maritime sovereignty rival Vietnam this month to warn Hanoi against starting new energy exploration projects and filing any motions in an international court, observers say. ...

Les Américains asiatiques solidaires du mouvement Black Lives Matter
22.06.2020 (La Libre) - Viet Hoai Tran savait exactement ce qu'il voulait mettre sur sa pancarte brandie lors des manifestations antiracistes qui ont secoué les Etats-Unis depuis la mort de George Floyd: "Le péril jaune soutient le +Black Power+". ...

Coronavirus In South-East Asia: Health, Political And Economic Impact
22.06.2020 Written by Martin Russell (European Parliamentary Research Service Blog) - Coronavirus has affected the 10 south-east Asian countries in very different ways. ...

How Did Vietnam Become Biggest Nation Without Coronavirus Deaths?
21.06.2020 (VOA) - In Vietnam, those who enter a cafe have a good chance of meeting a security guard who sprays their hands with disinfectant. ...

Unimedizin Rostock: Ausbildung von vietnamesischen Pflegern
20.06.2020 (SZ) - Rostock (dpa/mv) - An der Universitätsmedizin Rostock wird Ende August der dritte Jahrgang von jungen vietnamesischen Pflegeauszubildenden erwartet. ...

China drängte nach Rekordtiefwasserständen auf Mekong-Staudämme
20.06.2020 (tekk) - Laos, Thailand, Kambodscha und Vietnam hatten im vergangenen Jahr alle mit einer schweren Dürre zu kämpfen, als die Flut des Flusses auf ein Rekordtief sank – dabei wurden Felsen freigelegt, Fische getötet und Millionen von Lebensgrundlagen bedroht. ...

South China Sea: if Vietnam files suit, China may take part in legal proceedings
20.06.2020 Laura Zhou (SCMP) - Participating in an arbitration would be a shift from tactics in the case Beijing lost unanimously to the Philippines in 2016. ...

Australia hints at Chinese cyberattack; Japan, Vietnam too riled by Beijing
20.06.2020 (Times of India) - Last week, Vietnam’s foreign ministry said two Chinese ships had attacked a Vietnamese fishing boat in the South China Sea. ...

Vietnam : Durcissement de la répression de la dissidence pacifique
19.06.2020 (Human Rights Watch) - La nouvelle vague d'arrestations survient durant la période précédant la tenue du 13ème congrès du Parti communiste ...

Vietnam: Crackdown on Peaceful Dissent Intensifies - New Wave of Arrests Ahead of the 13th Party Congress
19.06.2020 (Human Rights Watch) - The Vietnamese government is intensifying a crackdown on human rights activists and dissidents ahead of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s 13th party congress scheduled for January 2021, Human Rights Watch said ...

Cao Dai Church in Vietnam Resists Takeover Bid by Followers of State-Controlled Branch
18.06.2020 (RFA) - Followers of Vietnam’s Cao Dai religion confronted supporters of a state-sanctioned branch of the church who came to take over their facilities on Thursday, with church members barring the door against the intruders amid heated arguments with local authorities ...

Arrests, Suspension of Vietnam Media Signal Crackdown
18.06.2020 By An Hai (VOA) - WASHINGTON - A wave of arrests and a one-month publishing ban on a news site over its investigations into environmental damage signal that Vietnam is suppressing criticism ahead of the country’s Party Congress, press freedom groups said. ...

Jakarta: ‘No reason to negotiate’ with Beijing on South China Sea
18.06.2020 Tia Asmara (BenarNews) - The Indonesian foreign minister said Thursday there was “no reason to negotiate” as she reaffirmed Jakarta’s stance that it has no overlapping claims with Beijing in the South China Sea ...

Markteintritt von Mercedes-Benz Busse in Vietnam
18.06.2020 von Götz Fuchslocher (Automobil Produktion) - Daimler Buses baut sein Busgeschäft in Südostasien aus und startet den Verkauf von Mercedes-Benz-Fahrgestellen in Vietnam. ...

Vietnamese Police Arrest Two Facebook Users Linked to Popular Discussion Group
17.06.2020 (RFA) - Police in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City last week arrested two Facebook users connected to an online discussion group, charging them with “abusing democratic freedoms” ...

Wasserkrieg im Hochgebirge
17.06.2020 Von Alexander Isele (Neues Deutschland) - Für China ist das Wasser aus dem Himalaya überlebenswichtig, sagt der Soziologe Boike Rehbein. Für viele andere Staaten in Asien ebenso. ...

Zensur überschattet Vietnams erfolgreiches Vorgehen gegen COVID-19-Pandemie
16.06.2020 Geschrieben von The 88 Project, Übersetzt von Hans H. Knauf  (Global Voices) - Während die Pandemie weiterhin den Planeten verwüstet, erzielte Vietnam im Umgang mit COVID-19 große Erfolge. ...

Vietnam Assembly Committee Seeks Review of Appeal in Death Row Case
16.06.2020 (RFA) - The judicial committee of Vietnam’s National Assembly on Tuesday agreed to seek a review of a court rejection last month the appeal of a death row prisoner,in a rare case of public disagreement between branches of the one-party communist state. ...

Chinese Survey Ship Ventures near Vietnam’s EEZ
16.06.2020 Drake Long (BenarNews) - A Chinese government-owned survey ship appears to have been sent into Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) ...

Vietnam’s judicial system on trial
16.06.2020 Author: Duy Dinh, IHEID (East Asia Forum) - On 14 January 2008, two female postal workers were found murdered inside a small post office where they also resided in Vietnam’s Long An province. ...

China pressed on Mekong dams after record low water levels
16.06.2020 (Phys.org) - Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam all battled severe drought last year as the tide of the river fell to record lows—exposing rocks, killing fish and threatening millions of livelihoods. ...

Journalist Le Huu Minh Tuan arrested on anti-state charge in Vietnam
15.06.2020 (CPJ) - Bangkok, June 15, 2020 – Vietnamese authorities should immediately release journalist Le Huu Minh Tuan and drop the charges against him, the Committee to Protect Journalist said today. ...

Another independent journalist arrested in Vietnam
15.06.2020 (Reporters Without Borders) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the arrest of Le Huu Minh Tuan, the fourth member of the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam (IJAVN) to be detained since last November in what seems to be a sign of nervousness within Vietnam’s ruling elite. ...

Vietnam : RSF condamne l’arrestation du reporter indépendant Le Tuan
15.06.2020  (Reporters sans frontières) - De son vrai nom Le Huu Minh Tuan, il est le quatrième membre de l’Association des journalistes indépendants du Vietnam (IJAVN) à être placé en détention depuis novembre 2019. ...

Diên Trường parish: building community in a time of need
15.06.2020 by Paul Nguyen Hung (AsiaNews) - The Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected the economic activities and lives of the residents. Many families are in difficulty. The poor lack food. The pastor fosters social and charitable activities to help poor families in this community. ...

Why EU-Vietnam free-trade deal can’t topple China as world’s factory
14.06.2020 (SCMP) - Agreement to slash tariffs should boost European investment in Asia’s ‘export rock star’, but is no silver bullet for post-coronavirus recovery, experts say ...

Vietnam boat detained for illegal fishing in Brunei
14.06.2020 (The Star) - A Vietnamese fishing vessel with five crew members who allegedly encroached the waters of Brunei Darussalam for illegal fishing was detained by Royal Brunei Navy personnel, said officials. ...

Consortium to build new Asia-Pacific submarine cable
14.06.2020 (Japan Today) - TOKYO - NEC Corp has announced that the Asia Direct Cable (ADC) Consortium is building a high-performance submarine cable connecting China (Hong Kong SAR and Guangdong Province), Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. ...

China Rams Vietnamese Fishing Vessel Near Paracel Islands
13.06.2020 (Philippines News) - A Chinese ship rammed a Vietnamese fishing boat operating in the Paracel Islands, Vietnamese state media reported Friday, in what may be the first case of China enforcing its unilateral fishing ban in parts of the South China Sea against vessels of another nation. ...

Vietnam Police Call For Murder Charges Against 25 Dong Tam Detainees
12.06.2020 (RFA) - Vietnamese authorities will now file murder charges against 25 villagers held since a deadly police raid in January on the Dong Tam commune outside Hanoi in which three police officers and a village leader died ...

Another young prisoner of conscience
12.06.2020 By Pham Doan Trang (Facebook Will Nguyen) - This morning (June 12th, 2020), the Ho Chi Minh City Security Bureau of Investigation arrested another member of the Independent Journalists’ Association: Le Huu Minh Tuan, usually known as Le Tuan. ...

Vietnam schoolgirl creates art from the chaos of the coronavirus
12.06.2020 Thinh Nguyen (Reuters) - HANOI - Stuck at home with school suspended, Nguyen Doi Chung Anh made the most of a lockdown in Vietnam by using art to demonstrate tragedy, resilience and chaos in the world’s battle against the coronavirus. ...

Naval Air: Chinese South China Sea ASW
12.06.2020 (StrategyPage) - China is apparently operating some of its Y-8FQ ASW (Anti-submarine Warfare) aircraft from a 3,100 meter (10,000 foot) airstrip on the Fiery Cross (Yongshu) Reef airbase. This base was completed in 2016 by dredging up enough sand to create a 271 hectare (677 acre) artificial island. ...

Vietnam: groups call for the release of arrested writers and bloggers
11.06.2020 (PEN International) - While the world focused on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic over the past few weeks, the Vietnamese government has increased suppression on freedom of information and speech by continuing to detain independent journalists and human rights defenders. ...

Vietnamese rubber giant razes indigenous lands as Cambodian government grapples with legacy land issues
11.06.2020 By Tim Ha (Eco-Business) - When the indigenous Kreung and Kachok communities locked down their villages in Cambodia’s Ratanakiri province in March to keep safe from the novel coronavirus, no one knew change was afoot in their ancestral forest. ...

Agriculture 4.0 in Vietnam
11.06.2020 By James Borton (Geopolitical Monitor) - In Vietnam’s Mekong delta, getting rice from a sticky mud field to bowl, isn’t a simple process. ...

Censorship tactics overshadow Vietnam's successful COVID-19 response
10.06.2020 Written by The 88 Project (Global Voices) - The pandemic has offered an opportunity for the police state to flex its muscles. ...

Can Vietnam Stop Its Trade in Endangered Wild Animals?
09.06.2020 Dan Southerland (RFA) - Vietnam is considering a plan to end the poaching and consumption of the Southeast Asian nation’s wild animals. ...

Vietnam und der Fall Trinh Xuan Thanh: Entführung indirekt eingeräumt
09.06.2020 Marina Mai (taz) - BERLIN - Erstmals hat ein hoher Beamter des vietnamesischen Innenministeriums eingestanden, dass der frühere Wirtschaftsfunktionär Trinh Xuan Thanh 2017 von Berlin nach Hanoi entführt wurde. ...

Schwangerschaftsabbrüche in Asien - Vietnam hat eine der höchsten Abtreibungsraten der Welt
09.06.2020 Katrin Büchenbacher (NZZ) - In Vietnam hat sich die Zahl der Abtreibungen zwischen 2002 und 2014 vervierfacht. ...

Vietnams exzellente Coronabilanz - Wettbewerbsvorteil und Emanzipation von China
09.06.2020 Von Lena Bodewein (Deutschlandfunk Kultur) - Ein erstaunlicher Erfolg: Dank entschiedener Corona-Maßnahmen und eines starken Sinns für das Gemeinwohl gab es in Vietnam nur wenige hundert Infizierte. Damit wächst das Vertrauen ausländischer Investoren ...

Vietnam: Des chrétiens privés d’aide alimentaire et médicale en raison de leur foi
08.06.2020 (Évangéliques.info) - Dans le nord du Vietnam, des chrétiens en situation de précarité n’ont pas pu recevoir l’aide alimentaire et médicale de l’Etat, rapporte l’ONG Portes Ouvertes le 28 mai. ...

Vietnam ratifies major trade deal with the EU
08.06.2020 (DW) - Vietnam ratified a landmark free trade agreement with the European Union on Monday, in a move that is set to boost the country's economy as it looks to maneuver through the coronavirus crisis. ...

Vietnam stimmt Freihandel zu
08.06.2020 Von Björn Finke (SZ) - Alle waren dafür: Die Nationalversammlung in Hanoi, das Parlament der Sozialistischen Republik Vietnam, hat am Montag dem Handelsvertrag mit der EU zugestimmt - ohne Gegenstimme. ...

Le Vietnam ratifie l'accord de libre-échange avec l'Union européenne
08.06.2020 (RTBF) - L’Assemblée nationale vietnamienne a ratifié, lundi, un accord de libre-échange avec l’Union européenne (UE). Celui-ci prendra effet plus tard dans l’année. ...

Vietnam punishes operators over SIM violations
08.06.2020 Joseph Waring (Mobile World Live) - Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) penalised the four largest mobile operators in the nation for illegally registering prepaid subscribers, issuing fines totalling VND777 million ...

Vietnam/ COVID-19 | Plus de 7 millions de travailleurs vietnamiens peuvent perdre leur emploi
08.06.2020 (Le Reporter) - Le ministère vietnamien du Travail a estimé que 7,2 millions de travailleurs pourraient perdre leur emploi et 90% des entreprises seraient touchées pendant le reste de l’année si la pandémie de Covid-19 s’aggrave. ...

Vietnamese fishing boat seized, crew arrested
08.06.2020 (The Nationthailand) - The 2nd Naval Area Command, or Thai Maritime Enforcement Command Centre 2, has seized a Vietnamese fishing boat and arrested its crew of six who were found fishing illegally in Thai territorial waters. ...

Vietnam greenlights EU trade pact in bid for China-exit deals
08.06.2020 Tomoya Onishi (Nikkei Asian Review) HANOI -- Vietnam's National Assembly approved a free trade agreement with the European Union on Monday, ...

Fünf Speisen aus Vietnam: Etwas schwer zu schlucken für Nicht-Vietnamesen
07.06.2020 Geschrieben von Loa, Übersetzt von Cristina Bufi Poecksteiner (Global Voices) - Jedes Land hat seine eigenen einzigartigen, manche würden sogar sagen eigenartigen, Speisen. ...

Jailed Australian democracy activist has 'disappeared' inside Vietnam's prison system
06.06.2020 Ben Doherty (The Guardian) - A 70-year-old Australian democracy activist has “disappeared” inside Vietnam’s prison system: no one from his family or the Australian government has been allowed to see or speak with him for nearly four months. ...

Developing Vietnam’s Renewable Energy Industry
06.06.2020 By Thoi Nguyen (The Diplomat) - Renewable energy is a fast-growing sector in Asian countries, broadly, and Vietnam could benefit from investment in the sector. ...

South China Sea: United States urges United Nations to reject China’s claims

03.06.2020 Kristin Huang (SCMP) - The United States has added its voice to growing calls at the United Nations objecting to China’s claims over the strategically important and resource-rich South China Sea. ...
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Coronavirus: l'ONU critique le durcissement de la censure dans plusieurs pays d'Asie

03.06.2020 (Monaco-Matin) - La Haut-Commissaire de l'ONU aux droits de l'Homme, Michelle Bachelet, a estimé mercredi 3 juin que la Chine et d'autres pays d'Asie comme le Cambodge et les Philippines avaient durci leur "censure" depuis la pandémie de Covid-19. ...

UNO kritisiert Zunahme von Zensur in China während Corona-Pandemie
03.06.2020 (Epoch Times) - UN-Menschenrechtskommissarin Michelle Bachelet hat China und anderen asiatischen Staaten vorgeworfen, in der Corona-Krise die Meinungsfreiheit zu beschneiden. ...

Liberal Publishing House, maison d'édition au Vietnam, reçoit le Prix Voltaire 2020
03.06.2020 (ActuaLitté) - La maison d'édition vietnamienne Liberal Publishing House, fondée en 2019 à Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville (Saïgon) par un groupe de dissidents pour tenir tête au contrôle politique de l'édition, a reçu le Prix Voltaire 2020, qui salue chaque année la liberté de publier exercée par un éditeur dans le monde. ...

Vietnam's Liberal Publishing House Wins Prix Voltaire
03.06.2020 By Ed Nawotka (Publishers Weekly) - Vietnam's Liberal Publishing House has been awarded the 2020 Prix Voltaire from the International Publishers Association. The publishing house was founded in February 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City by a group of dissidents as a direct challenge to the Vietnamese government’s control of the publishing industry. ...

Prix Voltaire an Verlag aus Vietnam
03.06.2020 (Börsenblatt) - Das Liberal Publishing House aus Vietnam wird mit dem Prix Voltaire 2020 der International Publishers Association ausgezeichnet, wie die IPA heute bekannt gegeben hat. Mit dem Preis wird der Einsatz von Verlegern oder Verlagen für die Publikations- und Meinungsfreiheit geehrt. ...

Vietnamese publisher named as 2020 Prix Voltaire winner
03.06.2020 by Ruth Comerford (The Bookseller) - Vietnam's Liberal Publishing House has been announced as this year's International Publisher's Association's Prix Voltaire laureate, which celebrates presses that publish work despite pressure and intimidation from authority. ...

Vietnam’s Liberal Publishing House awarded 2020 Prix Voltaire
03.06.2020 (IPA) - The International Publishers Association took to a virtual stage on June 3 to unveil the laureate of the 2020 Prix Voltaire which supports defenders of freedom to publish: Liberal Publishing House (Vietnam). ...

Vietnamese Villagers Detained in Dong Tam Land Clash Are Still Denied Family Visits
02.06.2020 (RFA) - Villagers detained by authorities during a deadly police raid five months ago on the Dong Tam commune outside the Vietnamese capital Hanoi are being denied visits by family members, who are also restricted in what they can send their loved ones to support them in custody, sources say. ...

COVID-19 au Vietnam : sur les 328 cas, 30 sont encore actifs
02.06.2020 (Le Petit Journal) - Quatre patients à Hanoi et un à Ho Chi Minh Ville sont sortis de l’hôpital ce mardi 2 juin, ce qui porte à 30 le nombre de cas de COVID-19 encore actifs au Vietnam. ...

Four Arrested and Three Injured as Thousands Strike at Taiwanese-owned Adidas Supplier in Vietnam
01.06.2020 (RFA) - At least four people were detained and one other injured as thousands of workers in Vietnam’s Binh Duong province went on strike last week ...

Beijing’s plans for South China Sea air defence identification zone cover Pratas, Paracel and Spratly islands, PLA source says
31.05.2020 Minnie Chan (SCMP) - US military aircraft, including RC-135U reconnaissance planes (pictured), conducted at least nine sorties and patrol operations over the South China Sea in April. ...

World cannot ignore Chinese aggression in South China Sea - Beijing has been pressuring neighbors and building up fleet strength
30.05.2020 James Stavridis (Nikkei Asian Review) - Most recently, China has been using its naval forces to pressure the littoral nations, especially Vietnam and the Philippines. A month ago, China sank a Vietnamese fishing vessel, ...

Chinese Incursions Into Vietnamese Waters, Security Implications for the Region, and the Potential Role of India
29.05.2020 By: Rajaram Panda (The Jamestown Foundation) - The outbreak of the global COVID-19 pandemic that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan has not deterred the People’s Republic of China (PRC) from pursuing its long-term strategic vision of asserting its sovereignty in the South China Sea ...

Vietnam’s Widely Praised COVID-19 Response Harms Religious Minorities
29.05.2020 By Kelsey Zorzi (RealClearReligion) - With just over three-hundred cases and no deaths reported, Vietnam is on track to have one of the best pandemic response records in the world, despite the fact that the country borders China and has a population of over 97 million. ...

In Letter to UN Chief, Indonesia Takes Stand on South China Sea
28.05.2020 Ika Inggas and John Bechtel, Washington (Benar News) - Indonesia added its weight to recent diplomatic moves by ASEAN members opposing Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea, sending a rare diplomatic note to the head of the United Nations earlier this week. ...

26 arrests made in connection with Essex lorry deaths
27.05.2020 By Vincent Kearney (RTÉ) - Twenty six suspected members of a major smuggling gang have been arrested in Belgium and France as part of the investigation into the deaths of 39 Vietnamese nationals in a lorry trailer in England last year. ...

Camion charnier en Angleterre : 26 arrestations en France et en Belgique
27.05.2020 (Liberation) - Les personnes gardées à vue sont soupçonnées de participer à un vaste trafic d’êtres humains entre la France, la Belgique et le Royaume-Uni. Mardi, 11 Vietnamiens et deux Marocains ont été arrêtés en Belgique ...

Two journalists detained on anti-state charges in Vietnam
26.05.2020 (CPJ) - Bangkok, May 26, 2020 -- Vietnam should immediately release journalists Nguyen Tuong Thuy and Pham Chi Thanh, and drop all charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

Vietnam arrests two leading members of independent journalists group
26.05.2020 (RSF) - Nguyen Tuong Thuy, a 68-year-old blogger and IJAVN vice-president, was arrested on 23 May in Hanoi, where he lives, and was immediately transported 1,700 km south of the capital to Ho Chi Minh City, where he continues to be held. ...

La police vietnamienne arrête deux membres éminents de l’Association des journalistes indépendants
26.05.2020 (RSF) - Les deux arrestations sont intervenues à deux jours d'intervalle. Reporters sans frontières (RSF) exige la libération immédiate des deux journalistes interpellés et demande aux partenaires commerciaux de Hanoi, UE et Etats-Unis en tête, de faire pression pour que cesse cette nouvelle campagne de répression. ...

Declaration of the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam on the arrest of Mr. Thuy Tuong Nguyen by authority in Vietnam
26.05.2020 (IJAVN) - On May 23, the Investigation Security Agency of Ho Chi Minh City, announced the prosecution and arrested Mr. Thuy Tuong Nguyen, Vice President of the Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam ...

Chinesische Staudämme halten einen Großteil des Mekong-Wassers zurück
26.05.2020 (STIN) - Mehrere Wissenschaftler befürchten, dass in diesem Jahr chinesische Staudämme einen Großteil des Mekong-Wassers zurückhalten werden und das die Dürre im Nordosten Thailands, in Laos, Kambodscha und Vietnam verschlimmern werden könnte. ...

Vietnamese firm ‘destroys’ indigenous land
25.05.2020 Khouth Sophak Chakrya (The Phnom Penh Post) - A giant Vietnamese agribusiness company is destroying indigenous land in Cambodia’s Ratanakkiri province, said a joint press release from Equitable Cambodia and Inclusive Development International that was published on Monday. ...

As Jakarta Trims Defense, Beijing Makes Waves in the South China Sea
24.05.2020 By Aristyo Rizka Darmawan (The Maritime Executive) - The Covid-19 outbreak has hit hard for Southeast Asian economies. Anticipating more shocks to come, several countries have already moved to cut defence spending, seeing the military as a budget line that can be readily reduced. ...

Journalisten-Verbandschef in Vietnam festgenommen
23.05.2020 (DW) - Im kommunistischen Vietnam ist der amtierende Vorsitzende einer unabhängigen Journalistenvereinigung in Gewahrsam genommen worden. Nguyen Tuong Thuy wird staatsfeindliche Propaganda vorgeworfen. ...

Una ONG denuncia el arresto en Vietnam del presidente de una organización de periodistas independientes
23.05.2020 (Europa Press) - La Policía vietnamita ha detenido este sábado al presidente en funciones de la Asociación de Periodistas Independientes de Vietnam (IJAVN), una organización no autorizada por el Gobierno vietnamita, seis meses después del arresto de su presidente, según ha anunciado un grupo pro Derechos Humanos y confirmado la familia del detenido. ...

Vietnamese Blogger Nguyen Tuong Thuy Arrested For Holding ‘Anti-State’ Documents
23.05.2020 (RFA) - Police in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi arrested RFA blogger Nguyen Tuong Thuy Saturday, accusing him of “making, storing, and disseminating documents and materials for anti-state purposes,” his wife told RFA. ...

Vietnam detains independent journalist on 'anti-state' charge
23.05.2020 (The Star) - HANOI: Vietnamese police on Saturday (May 22) detained the acting president of the unsanctioned Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam (IJAVN) six months after the arrest of its president, a rights group and his family said. ...

La consommation d’électricité au Vietnam en forte hausse
22.05.2020 (LePetitJournal) - Electricity of Vietnam, première entreprise publique d’électricité du pays, a alerté sur une forte hausse de la consommation électrique ces derniers jours pouvant causer des incidents sur le réseau électrique. ...

Some thoughts on Vietnam’s Covid-19 repression - While Vietnam's battle against Covid-19 has been a success, its fight against free speech is questionable
22.05.2020 By David Hutt (Asia Times) - On Thursday, Pham Chi Thanh, a Vietnamese writer and blogger, was arrested for “producing, storing, and disseminating information and documents against the Vietnamese state.” The following day, Nguyen Anh Tuan, a well-known pro-democracy activist and writer, was detained in Hanoi. ...

The Disproportionate Effect of COVID-19 on Migrant Workers in ASEAN
22.05.2020 By Camille Bismonte (The Diplomat) - Thailand, Singapore, and Vietnam approached the intertwined issues of COVID-19 and migrant workers quite differently. ...

La Chine poursuit la hausse de son budget militaire
22.05.2020 (Journal de Quebec) - BEIJING - La Chine a annoncé vendredi une légère décélération de ses dépenses militaires pour 2020 ...

Flucht aus Vietnam: Eine Handvoll Reis
22.05.2020 von Caroline Neumann, Megina-Gymnasium (FAZ) - Die Flucht mit ihrem ungeborenen Kind über das Meer war lebensgefährlich: Gespräch mit einem vietnamesischen Paar, das in der Eifel eine Heimat gefunden hat. ...

Vietnamese Dissidents Deprived of Fresh Air, Medicine in Prison
22.05.2020 (RFA) - Political prisoners held in northern Vietnam’s Nam Ha Prison are suffering in temperatures soaring in their cells to over 100 degrees (37 C), the wife of one prisoner said, adding that her husband has also not been allowed to receive medicine sent to him by his family. ...

Hanoi police arrest the dissident writer and blogger Pham Chi Thanh
22.05.2020 (AsiaNews) - Hanoi  - Vietnamese police in Hanoi have arrested a famous dissident writer and blogger. He is being charged with having produced and distributed information criticizing the government in the context of an escalation in the communist authorities’ repression of critical voices. ...

Why ‘Made in Vietnam’ won’t replace ‘Made in China’
21.05.2020 By David Hutt (Asia Times) - As US seeks to decouple from China, it's a reach to think Vietnam will easily become the world's next factory floor. ...

Vietnam jails ex-deputy defence minister over land scandal
21.05.2020 (CNA) - HANOI: A military court in Vietnam on Thursday (May 21) sentenced a former deputy defence minister accused of allowing three plots of land in Ho Chi Minh City to be illegally transferred to private investors from the navy to four years in prison. ...

Vietnamese tourism hit hard by coronavirus, prompting cut-price rates and potential 'travel bubble'
20.05.2020 (AsiaOne) - In Phu Quoc, a Vietnamese island off the coast of Cambodia, posters warning tourists of the dangers of Covid-19 have long since faded in the powerful sunshine, along with the throngs of international travellers that used to dot its beaches. ...

Vietnam verlängert die Aufenthaltserlaubnis für Ausländer, die aufgrund von COVID-19 gestrandet sind
20.05.2020 (TwitterSmash) - Ausländer, die nach dem 1. März im Rahmen von Programmen zur Befreiung von der Visumpflicht, E-Visa oder Touristenvisa nach Vietnam einreisen, erhalten automatisch eine kostenlose Verlängerung der Aufenthaltserlaubnis bis zum 30. Juni Dienstag ...

Vietnam: Libreros Independientes, Torturados Por La Policía
19.05.2020 (Amnistía Internacional) - Desde comienzos de octubre de 2019, la policía ha hostigado e intimidado a decenas de personas relacionadas con Nhà Xuất Bản Tự Do en lo que parece una campaña selectiva. El acoso ha tenido lugar en al menos tres grandes ciudades además de en dieversas provincias. ...

Family Member of Slain Vietnamese Community Leader Petitions Police for Return of Belongings
19.05.2020 (RFA) - A close relative of an elderly community leader killed by Vietnamese police during a land protest outside Hanoi in January has petitioned authorities for the return of a car and other valuables that disappeared from her home after the clash, the woman said. ...

Dams upstream of the Mekong damage 70 million people
19.05.2020 by Nguyen Hung (AsiaNews) - Despite the warnings, plans push ahead for new barriers, to the detriment of people living in Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. The worst off are the millions of Vietnamese who live in the Mekong delta, the lowest lying area on ​​the majestic river. ...

As Jakarta trims defence, Beijing makes waves in the South China Sea
19.05.2020 by Aristyo Rizka Darmawan (The Interpreter) - The Covid-19 outbreak has hit hard for Southeast Asian economies. Anticipating more shocks to come, several countries have already moved to cut defence spending, seeing the military as a budget line that can be readily reduced. ...

Vietnam’s textile and garment industry hit hard by COVID-19
19.05.2020 Authors: Jason Q Nguyen and Quan V Le, Vin University (East Asia Forum) - With a supply chain that over relies on only a few key partners, Vietnam’s textile and garment industry is among the country’s hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Une extension automatique de résidence temporaire pour les étrangers
19.05.2020 (Le Petit Journal) - Les étrangers arrivés au Vietnam entre le 1er et le 3 mars pourront bénéficier d’une "extension automatique de résidence temporaire" jusqu’au 30 juin 2020. ...

Vietnams bestätigte Fälle von COVID-19 erreichen 324
18.05.2020 (TwitterSmash) - HANOI, 18. Mai (Xinhua). Das vietnamesische Gesundheitsministerium bestätigte am späten Montagnachmittag vier neue Fälle von COVID-19-Infektionen und erhöhte die Gesamtzahl im Land auf 324. ...

Keep Fishing, Vietnam Tells Citizens After China Ban in Disputed Sea
18.05.2020 (VOA) - After China attempted to put limits on the disputed South China Sea, Vietnam responded with a message to its fishermen: just keep fishing, within the law. ...

Vietnam Publisher Recovering From Torture, Daughter Released-Writer
18.05.2020 (RFA) - A Vietnamese man arrested and beaten by police for delivering books from a publishing house targeted by authorities for putting out proscribed political books is recovering and his daughter has been released, a writer from the group told RFA on Monday. ...

Vietnams bestätigte COVID-19-Fälle steigen auf 318
17.05.2020 (TwitterSmash) - HANOI - Das vietnamesische Gesundheitsministerium bestätigte am späten Samstagnachmittag vier neue Fälle von COVID-19-Infektionen. ...

"Pray for Me"
17.05.2020 Von Khuê Phạm & Vanessa Vu (Die Zeit) - In October 2019, British police discovered a truck with 39 dead bodies. All from Vietnam. Who were they? How did they get there? The story of twins, one of whom died. ...

Tourists back in Vietnam's Ha Long Bay as domestic travel opens
16.05.2020 (France24) - Vietnamese flocked to scenic spots and beaches Saturday, leaping at the chance to travel as the communist government eases restrictions on domestic movement to revive a tourism sector devastated by the coronavirus. ...  

Histamine poisoning in Sweden linked to tuna from Vietnam
15.05.2020 By Joe Whitworth (Food Safety News) - Thirty people in Sweden fell ill with scombroid poisoning after eating tuna from Vietnam earlier this month. ...  

SETZT EUCH FÜR THỦY TUẤT UND SEINE TOCHTER EIN! - VERLEGER IN HAFT MISSHANDELT
14.05.2020 (Amnesty International) - Zwei Personen, die zu dem Verlagshaus Liberal Publishing House gehören, sind in Ho-Chi-Minh-Stadt von der Polizei inhaftiert und misshandelt worden. ...

URGENT ACTION - VIET NAM: INDEPENDENT BOOK SELLERS TORTURED BY POLICE
14.05.2020 (Amnesty International) - Two members of the Liberal Publishing House - a local independent publisher that sells books considered sensitive by the government – have been detained and tortured by police in Ho Chi Minh City. ...

ACTION URGENTE - VIÊT-NAM: DES LIBRAIRES INDÉPENDANTS TORTURÉS PAR LA POLICE
14.05.2020 (Amnesty International) - Deux membres de la Liberal Publishing House – maison d’édition locale indépendante qui vend des livres considérés comme sensibles par le gouvernement – ont été détenus et torturés par la police d’Ho Chi Minh-Ville. ...

Under Cover of Pandemic, China Steps Up Brinkmanship in South China Sea
14.05.2020 by Robert A. Manning, Patrick M. Cronin (Foreign Policy) - Beijing has increased pressure on its nervous neighbors in its quest to dominate the entire South China Sea. ...

Pékin profite de la pandémie mondiale pour renforcer ses positions en mer de Chine du Sud
14.05.2020 Par Bruno Philip (Le Monde) - Les manœuvres chinoises répétées ont suscité une vaste réprobation de la part de ses proches voisins et des Etats-Unis. ...

Wie ausländische Praktikanten in Japan missbraucht werden
13.05.2020 Sonja Blaschke, Text und Bilder, Hashima (NZZ) - Das überalterte Japan benötigt dringend Arbeitskräfte und lädt junge Leute aus China und Südostasien zu Ausbildungsprogrammen ein. Dort erwartet sie manchmal jedoch, was Kritiker «moderne Sklaverei» nennen. ...  

It’s time for Vietnam and ASEAN to challenge Beijing in the South China Sea
13.05.2020 Nguyen Quang Dy (ASPI) - On 14 April, as China’s Haiyang Dizhi 8 survey group sailed into the South China Sea again, Taiwan scrambled ships to monitor the passage of the Chinese navy’s Liaoning aircraft carrier strike group as it went through the Miyako Strait near Okinawa and turned south. ...  

China steps up maritime activity with eye on post-pandemic order
13.05.2020 Tsukasa Hadano and Alex Fang (Nikkei Asian Review) - BEIJING/NEW YORK -- In April, the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning passed between two Japanese islands ...  

COVID-19 can fuel more anti-Chinese resentment than Mekong dams
13.05.2020 (AsiaNews) - The pandemic is likely to make life worse for Thai fishermen as well as Vietnamese and Cambodian farmers. Restrictions resulting from the virus could limit food supply. The food security of 60 million people in the lower part of the Mekong River is in danger ...  

Vietnamese Prisoners Beaten For Requesting More Hours of Outside Work
13.05.2020 (RFA) - Guards in Vietnam’s Xuan Loc Prison recently beat six political prisoners, later throwing them into isolation cells, for requesting outdoor working hours on weekends ...  

Vietnam’s Coronavirus Success Is Built on Repression
12.05.2020 by Bill Hayton, Tro Ly Ngheo (Foreign Policy) - The Communist Party’s tools of control made for effective virus-fighting weapons. ...

EU, French agency support Việt Nam’s resilience to climate change, COVID-19
12.05.2020 (ReliefWeb) - The European Union (EU) and the French Development Agency (AFD) have reached an agreement to strengthen their joint-cooperation for increasing Việt Nam’s resilience to climate change ...  

Vietnamese Catholics pray with the universal Church for the end of the pandemic
12.05.2020 by Ngoc Lan (AsiaNews) - The government has announced the easing of epidemic restriction measures. Therefore the offices of the dioceses informed the priests, religious and the faithful about the "normalization of religious activities". ...  

Vietnam Encourages Fishermen to Defy China South China Sea Ban
12.05.2020 By Drake Long (RFA) - Vietnam’s government on Tuesday encouraged the nation’s fishermen to keep operating around the disputed Paracel Islands despite China’s unilaterally-imposed fishing ban in the South China Sea ...  

Vietnam’s Top Court Rejects Request to Reinvestigate Death-row Inmate’s Case
11.05.2020 (RFA) - Vietnam’s Supreme People’s Court has rejected a request by the country’s Supreme People’s Procuracy to reinvestigate the case of death-row inmate Ho Duy Hai, prompting his family members to petition lawmakers over the decision Monday. ...  

China Expected to Ignore Philippine Protest over Upgrade of a Disputed Islet
11.05.2020 By Ralph Jennings (VOA) - TAIPEI, TAIWAN - China is expected to ignore a Philippine protest against creation of an "administrative center" on a disputed islet because Manila has few means to follow up, but the outcry could throttle Beijing’s eventual pursuit of more legal control over  Asia’s most hotly disputed sea. ...  

As a baby she was one of 3,628 Vietnamese refugees rescued at sea; 45 years on, she meets air force sergeant who saved her
11.05.2020 Joseph Lam (SCMP) - The refugees were saved from a ship adrift in the South China Sea in 1975; the daring mission is documented in filmmaker Duc Nguyen’s new project. A sick baby needed an urgent air pickup; now a successful fashion designer, she recently spoke with one of the rescue crew for the first time. ...

Français adoptés, ils sont retournés vivre au Vietnam
11.05.2020 Par Loanne Jeunet (Le PetitJournal) - Amandine, Hien, Clément et Aurélien sont Français nés au Vietnam. Enfants, ils ont été adoptés à Saigon ; adultes, ils ont fait le choix de revenir vivre dans leur pays natal. ...

Vietnam reopens schools after easing coronavirus curbs
11.05.2020 (The Asahi Shimbun) -  REUTERS - HANOI--Authorities at kindergartens and primary schools in Vietnam took children’s temperatures at the gates when they reopened on Monday from a months-long closure over the coronavirus pandemic, following last week’s partial re-opening of other schools. ...

Apple will Millionen AirPods in Vietnam produzieren
10.05.2020 Andreas Krämer (Apfelnews) - Im laufenden zweiten Quartal plant Apple die Produktion seiner AirPods in Vietnam, wie die Onlinezeitung Nikkei Asian Review berichtete. ...

Mekong nations face growing threat to food security amid claims China’s dams exacerbate effects of drought
10.05.2020 Laura Zhou (SCMP) - Drought, erratic water levels along 4,300km river are disrupting rice yields and fish catches, raising costs for farmers. Beijing rejects claim Chinese dams behind drought hitting countries downstream. ...

Les États-Unis envoient deux navires de guerre en mer de Chine méridionale
10.05.2020 (45eNord) - La marine américaine a envoyé deux navires pour patrouiller à proximité d’une zone qui est l’objet d’un différend sur les droits miniers entre la Malaisie et la Chine dans la mer de Chine méridionale pour la deuxième fois en un mois ...

How Covid-19 will and won’t change Vietnam
08.05.2020 By David Hutt (Asia Times) - Communist Party has transparently handled the virus crisis, a shift some hope will carry over into more open politics. ...

Vietnamese Man Arrested For Gambling Dies in Jailhouse Beating
08.05.2020 (RFA) - A Vietnamese man jailed on a gambling charge died in custody on Friday three days after beginning a six-month prison term, with authorities saying he was beaten to death by fellow inmates, and family members vowing to seek justice. ...

In Vietnam gut enthaltene afrikanische Schweinepest, die wahrscheinlich wieder auftritt
08.05.2020 (Twittersmash) - HANOI (Xinhua) - Die afrikanische Schweinepest ist in Vietnam gut eingedämmt, doch laut dem Ministerium für Landwirtschaft und ländliche Entwicklung des Landes am Mittwoch ist es sehr wahrscheinlich, dass sie erneut auftritt und sich in großem Umfang ausbreitet. ...

Apple to produce millions of AirPods in Vietnam amid pandemic - US tech giant hastens shift away from China
08.05.2020 Cheng Ting-Fang and Lauly Li (Nikkei Asian Review) - TAIPEI -- Apple will produce millions of its popular AirPods wireless earphones in Vietnam for the first time this quarter, ...

Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville : des jeunes catholiques vietnamiens se mettent au service des plus démunis face à la crise
08.05.2020 (Eglises d'Asie) - Depuis début avril, la paroisse de Phu Trung, à Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville, dans le sud du Vietnam, distribue des repas gratuits à près de 400 personnes par jour, dans les rues des six districts les plus peuplés de la mégalopole de 13 millions d’habitants. ...

Vietnam’s Government Is Using COVID-19 to Crack Down on Freedom of Expression
08.05.2020 By Anthony Nguyen (Slate) - In the wake of COVID-19’s spread across the world, countries are dealing with the rise of both intentional fake news and well-meaning misinformation about the virus. Some hard-hit countries have enacted new laws related to the spread of misinformation, while others are reckoning with constitutional limits on free speech. ...

Vietnam weist Fischfangverbot Chinas in umstrittenem Seegebiet ab
08.05.2020 (Der Farang) - HANOI:  Die vietnamesische Regierung hat einen einseitigen Beschluss Chinas zurückgewiesen, ein Fischfangverbot für das Südchinesische Meer zu verhängen. ...

Vietnam protests Beijing’s ‘unilateral fishing ban’ in S. China Sea
08.05.2020 (RT) - Hanoi protested on Friday against what it described as Beijing’s unilateral fishing ban, which it’s imposed in the disputed South China Sea from May 1 to August 16. ...

Gia Lai faces water shortage
07.05.2020 (ReliefWeb) - GIA LAI — Drought in the Central Highlands region has seriously affected daily lives of residents in Gia Lai Province. ...

Le Vietnam signale 17 nouveaux cas de coronavirus, tous importés
07.05.2020 HANOI (Reuters) – Le Vietnam a signalé jeudi 17 nouveaux cas de coronavirus, tous des infections importées impliquant des citoyens vietnamiens rapatriés ...

Vietnam may soon sue China on South China Sea
07.05.2020 By David Hutt (Asia Times) - Hanoi is weighing an international arbitration case against Beijing to settle their hotly contested sea claims. ...

How China Is Slow Conquering the South China Sea
07.05.2020 by Denny Roy (The National Interest) - The Chinese government has consistently built-up false assurance by presenting a façade of commitment to peace, harmony and moral principle. ...

Chinese spies hop from one hacked government network to another in Asia Pacific, researchers say
07.05.2020 Written by Sean Lyngaas (Cyberscoop) - Nearly five years ago, researchers unmasked a Chinese hacking group, pinpointing the unit of the People’s Liberation Army that was allegedly sponsoring it. The so-called Naikon group was key to China’s spying efforts in the South China Sea, targeting government agencies from the Philippines to Vietnam ...

This Asia-Pacific Cyber Espionage Campaign Went Undetected for 5 Years
07.05.2020 Ravie Lakshmanan (The Hacker News) - An advanced group of Chinese hackers has recently been spotted to be behind a sustained cyber espionage campaign targeting government entities in Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, and Brunei ...

Gia Lai faces water shortage
07.05.2020 (ReliefWeb) - GIA LAI — Drought in the Central Highlands region has seriously affected daily lives of residents in Gia Lai Province. ...

Le Vietnam signale 17 nouveaux cas de coronavirus, tous importés
07.05.2020 HANOI (Reuters) – Le Vietnam a signalé jeudi 17 nouveaux cas de coronavirus, tous des infections importées impliquant des citoyens vietnamiens rapatriés ...

Verurteilter vietnamesischer Flüchtling kämpft nach 30…

06.05.2020 (Twittersmash) - Drei Jahrzehnte, nachdem er als Flüchtlingskind an der Küste von Hongkong gelandet war, kämpft Vo Van Hung darum, ihn nach Vietnam zu deportieren, nachdem er eine lange Haftstrafe verhängt hat – wegen Mordes. ...

China's Aircraft Carrier Liaoning Is Training for War in the South China Sea
06.05.2020 by Peter Suciu (The National Interest) - After a month of training in the South China Sea, the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning returned to its homeport of Qingdao last week. The South China Morning Post reported that the ship was joined by at least five escort vessels ...

Vietnams Telefonexport stieg in 4 Monaten leicht an
05.05.2020 (Twitter) - HANOI (Xinhua). Vietnam verdiente in den ersten vier Monaten dieses Jahres fast 16,2 Milliarden US-Dollar durch den Export von Telefonen und Komponenten. ...

Vietnam Wants to Put Couples in the Mood for Love and Babies
05.05.2020 Nguyen Kieu Giang and Nguyen Xuan Quynh (Bloomberg News) - Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is nudging young people to tie the knot before they turn 30 and start having babies as officials worry about low fertility rates in some parts of the country. ...

Reviewing Vietnam’s ‘Struggle’ Options in the South China Sea - What are Hanoi’s options to push back on Beijing?
05.05.2020 By Derek Grossman (The Diplomat) - Once again, Chinese assertiveness against Vietnam in the South China Sea is on the rise. ...

Vietnam’s Note Verbale On The South China Sea
05.05.2020 by Vo Ngoc Diep (AMTI) - Malaysia’s recent submission to the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf has triggered a note-verbale debate between claimants in the South China Sea. ...

China erhebt Anspruch auf 80 Prozent des Südchinesischen Meeres
04.05.2020 Von Kathrin Sumpf (Epoch Times) - Mitten im Südchinesischen Meer richtete China zwei neue Verwaltungsbezirke ein und erhebt nun Anspruch auf 80 Prozent des Meeres - während die Welt mit Corona beschäftigt ist. ...

Convicted Vietnam refugee fights deportation after 30 years in Hong Kong
04.05.2020 (CNA) - HONG KONG: Three decades after he landed on Hong Kong shores as a child refugee, Vo Van Hung is fighting efforts to deport him to Vietnam now that he has finished a lengthy jail sentence - for murder. ...

Kinder in Vietnam gehen nach Corona-Pause wieder in die Schule
04.05.2020 (Börse Online) - HANOI (dpa-AFX) - Nach mehr als drei Monaten Zwangspause zum Schutz vor dem Coronavirus hat in Vietnam am Montag der Schulunterricht in allen 63 Provinzen wieder begonnen. ...

Vietnam's old soldiers struggle to survive
03.05.2020 UCA News reporter (UCA News) -  Church lends a helping hand to veterans who have fallen on hard times, worsened by a nationwide lockdown. ...

Meet the Artist – Die Autorin Kim Thúy
01.05.2020 (DW) - Zwischen zwei Welten zuhause sein, Heimat in der Fremde finden: Davon erzählen Kim Thúys Romane. Sie ist zehn, als sie mit ihrer Familie aus einem Flüchtlingslager nach Kanada flieht. ...

Kim Thúy: The Voice of the Others
01.05.2020 (DW) - Living between two worlds, finding a home as a refugee. That is the subject of Kim Thúy's novels. She was ten years old when her family fled from Vietnam to a refugee camp and then to Canada. ...

Will Vietnam Be ASEAN Chair for Another Year?
01.05.2020 By David Hutt (The Diplomat) - There are rumors that Vietnam wants an extra year as chair, to make up for the COVID-19 disruption. Would the rest of ASEAN agree to that? ...





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