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Vietnam threatens to shut down Facebook over censorship requests–source
19.11.2020 (inquirer.net) - HANOI—Vietnam has threatened to shut down Facebook in the country if it does not bow to government pressure to censor more local political content on its platform, a senior official at the U.S. social media giant told Reuters. ...

Freihandelsabkommen Asien-Pazifik - „Warnruf an den Westen“
16.11.2020 (Westfalen-Blatt) - Berlin/Bielefeld (WB/in/dpa) - Nach dem Abschluss des Asiatisch-Pazifischen Freihandelsabkommens – offiziell „regionale, umfassende Wirtschaftspartnerschaft“ (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) oder RCEP – schrillen auch in Ostwestfalen-Lippe die Alarmglocken. ...

Freihandelsabkommen für Asien und Pazifik - Die Macht des neuen Ostblocks
16.11.2020 Von Markus Becker, Georg Fahrion, Claus Hecking und Bernhard Zand (Der Spiegel) - Während Europa und die USA mit der Pandemie kämpfen, gelingt China einer der weltgrößten Freihandelsverträge. ...

RCEP: Asia-Pacific countries form world's largest trading bloc
16.11.2020 (BBC) - Fifteen countries have formed the world's largest trading bloc, covering nearly a third of the global economy. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is made up of 10 Southeast Asian countries, as well as South Korea, China, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. ...

The religious persecution of governments is growing worldwide. China in first place
13.11.2020 (AsiaNews) - Washington – The persecution of religions is growing worldwide and, above all, persecution imposed by governments through various restrictions. Out of 198 governments surveyed, China ranks first ...

Freihandel - Auf dem Weg zum "Markt der Welt"
13.11.2020 (DW) - Wenn auf dem ASEAN-Gipfel das Abkommen mit dem Kürzel RCEP unterzeichnet wird, dann ist das der Startschuss für den größten Handelspakt der Welt mit zwei Milliarden Menschen. ...

HCM City Authorities Prosecute Three Members of Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam, Lengthy Imprisonments Expected
11.11.2020 (Defend The Defenders) - The People’s Procuracy of Ho Chi Minh City has decided to prosecute three members of the unregistered professional group Independent Journalists Association of Vietnam (IJAVN) named President Dr. Pham Chi Dung, Vice President Nguyen Tuong Thuy, and Mr. Le Huu Anh Tuan ...

One More Vietnamese Facebooker Arrested on Allegation of “Conducting Anti-state Propaganda”
10.11.2020 (Defend The Defenders) - Vietnam’s communist regime has arrested another Facebooker and accused him of “conducting anti-state propaganda” under Article 117 of the country’s Criminal Code for his posts on the social network. ...

Suspected Vietnamese cyber-spies targeting dissidents in Germany
09.11.2020 John Leyden (PortSwigger) -  An investigation by German broadcaster BR and weekly newspaper Zeit Online has revealed how the OceanLotus (APT32) group are using spear-phishing, watering hole (compromised legitimate websites) and similar tactics to target Vietnamese expatriates in Germany. ...

Torture of Political Prisoners Continues in Vietnam
08.11.2020 (Asia Sentinel) - Despite signing onto UN protocols prohibiting it, Vietnam persists in persecution. The 88 Project, a US-based non-profit organization that monitors the Hanoi regime's efforts to repress free speech, presently counts some 249 political prisoners in Vietnam's jails. ...

Mai Khoi Talks Saigon Boom Boom and Life in Sydney
06.11.2020 (Hello Asia) - In our interview, Mai Khoi speaks about her single ‘Saigon Boom Boom’, adjusting to life in Sydney ...

Vietnamese hacking group OceanLotus uses imitation news sites to spread malware
06.11.2020 Written by Shannon Vavra (Cyberscoop) - Suspected Vietnamese government-linked hackers are behind a series of fake news websites and Facebook pages meant to target victims with malicious software, according to Volexity research published Friday. ...

New Law Would Let Chinese Coast Guard Use Weapons in South China Sea
06.11.2020 Drake Long (BenarNews) - The Chinese legislature has drafted a new law granting the coast guard permission to use weapons within the country’s “jurisdictional waters,” opening the possibility of coastguard ships using more explicit armed force in disputed areas of the South China Sea. ...

SICHERE SEEWEGE - Die Bundeswehr soll helfen, Chinas Expansionsdrang zu bändigen
05.11.2020 Von: Donata Riedel (Handelsblatt) - Berlin - Eigentlich wollte Verteidigungsministerin Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (CDU) an diesem Donnerstag in Australien sein, um ihre Amtskollegin Linda Reynolds persönlich zu treffen. Wegen Corona – AKK ist diese Woche in Quarantäne – wurde daraus nur eine Videokonferenz. ...

Vietnam Is Losing Its Best Friends to China
02.11.2020 By Derek Grossman (The Diplomat) - Over the past few years, China’s economic gravity has begun to pull Cambodia and Laos out of Vietnam’s orbit. Close observers of Vietnam’s foreign relations will note that Hanoi maintains three distinct levels of partnership. ...

Young Vietnamese American progressives lead a generational split with conservative elders
02.11.2020 By Anh Do (Los Angeles Times) - On election day, then beyond, their work will not stop. Since Donald Trump was elected president four years ago, Vietnamese American progressives have been building a movement that’s redefining their culture’s political landscape. ...

Facebook slammed for blocking government-critical posts in Vietnam
01.11.2020 (The Star) - HANOI - (dpa): Press freedom group Reporters Without Borders on Friday night (Oct 31) accused Facebook of blocking posts in Vietnam containing links to German media articles critical of the government. ...

Die wahren Gewinner des US-China-Handelsstreits
30.10.2020 Kira Schacht (DW) - Wegen hoher Zölle auf Produkte aus China wenden sich US-Importeure anderen Ländern zu. Eine DW-Analyse zeigt, wo Amerikaner Handys, Computer, Möbel und Kleidung jetzt stattdessen kaufen. ...

US election: A generational divide over Trump among Vietnamese-Americans
28.10.2020 (BBC) - For many Vietnamese refugees who settled in the US after the Vietnam War, the Republican Party has stood for anti-communism and freedom. ...

California man jailed for attempt to overthrow Vietnam government says he was ‘kidnapped'
28.10.2020 By Bill Tarrant, Reuters (East Bay Times) - LOS ANGELES  – A U.S. citizen sentenced last year to 12 years in a Vietnamese jail for “attempting to overthrow the state” spoke of his 27-month detention at a Zoom news conference on Wednesday, after he was released and returned to his home in California last week. ...

Exhibition illustrates what life was like for Vietnamese refugees in Hong Kong camps
27.10.2020 Ji Siqi (SCMP) - Ho-yin has curated an installation at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from paintings and photographs created by detainees during their time spent in detention centres. ...

Auf Druck von Vietnam: Facebook sperrt Kritik an Regierung
25.10.2020 (BR) - Facebook betont immer wieder den Wert der Meinungsfreiheit. Doch das Beispiel eines vietnamesischen Bloggers zeigt: Das Unternehmen blockiert kritische Berichterstattung in Vietnam. ...

The Book is Out: In the Shadow of Green Bamboos
23.10.2020 by C. L. Hoang (Mulberry Fields Forever) - As promised, my new book, In the Shadow of Green Bamboos, is being released into bookstores today. ...

#FreeThemAll: Pham Doan Trang
23.10.2020 (RSF) - Die Organisation Reporter ohne Grenzen hat die Behörden in Vietnam dazu aufgerufen, die Journalistin und Menschenrechtlerin Pham Doan Trang umgehend freizulassen. Trang, die als Gründerin des Online-Magazins Luât Khoa bekannt ist und als Redakteurin für die Webseite thevietnamese.org arbeitet, war am 6. Oktober in Ho-Chi-Minh-Stadt festgenommen ...

Caritas international: Verheerende Flutkatastrophe in Vietnam
23.10.2020 (Fireworld) - Caritas international, das Hilfswerk des Deutschen Caritasverbandes, stellt 40.000 Euro für die Nothilfe in der schweren Flutkatastrophe in Vietnam bereit. ...

Facebook touts free speech. In Vietnam, it’s aiding in censorship
22.10.2020 By David S. Cloud, Shashank Bengali (Los Angeles Times) - SINGAPORE —  For months, Bui Van Thuan, a chemistry teacher turned crusading blogger in Vietnam, published one scathing Facebook post after another on a land dispute between villagers and the communist government. ...

"Freier und offener Indopazifik": Japan und Vietnam planen Rüstungsabkommen
22.10.2020 (RT) - Japan möchte mit Vietnam ein Abkommen über Rüstungsexporte schließen, um die militärische und wirtschaftliche Kooperation beider Länder voranzutreiben. Der Deal unterstreicht zugleich auch die Strategie, eine einheitliche Front gegen die Volksrepublik China zu bilden. ...

Vietnamese Facebooker Arrested, Accused of Disclosing State Secret Information
22.10.2020 (Defend the Defenders) - Authorities in Vietnam’s southern province of Dong Nai have arrested local resident Nguyen Quang Khai on the allegation of “Deliberate disclosure of classified information; appropriation, trading, destruction of classified documents” under Article 337 of the Criminal Code ...

Des cinéastes vietnamiens n’ont plus peur de la censure
22.10.2020 Alice Philipson (La Presse) - Sorti au Vietnam en décembre dernier, Chi Chi Em Em (Sœur, sœur) a fait une belle carrière en salles avant d’être présenté au Festival international du film de Busan qui a débuté mercredi en Corée du Sud ...

114 dead, 21 missing in central Vietnam's floods, landslides
22.10.2020 (Bernama) - HANOI - Floods, landslides and other natural disasters triggered by downpours have left 114 people dead and 21 others missing in central Vietnam since early October ...

'I don't let fear hold me back': Vietnam filmmakers challenge censors
22.10.2020 (Daily Mail) - Sex, violence and LGBT relationships have long been taboo for Vietnam's film censors, but they are now finding their way into the open as a new wave of directors push the boundaries set by the nation's conservative communist leaders. ...

Bereits 114 Opfer: Immer mehr Tote bei Unwettern in Vietnam
22.10.2020 (Tiroler Tageszeitung) - Die seit Wochen andauernden Unwetter in Vietnam fordern immer mehr Todesopfer. Mittlerweile seien 114 Menschen bei Erdrutschen oder Überschwemmungen ums Leben gekommen ...

Parents paid €14K for VIP entry to UK days before tragic migrant run, court told
22.10.2020 Emily Pennink, Pa Old Baile (Irish Examiner) - A Vietnamese man has told how his parents paid £13,000 (€14,330) for a “VIP” smuggling trip to Britain days before the deaths of 39 migrants. ...

Vietnam is fighting Covid without pitting economic growth against public health
20.10.2020 Tran Le Thuy (The Guardian) - To date, Vietnam (population: 95 million) has recorded 35 deaths from the novel coronavirus. ...

Gefährliche Zuspitzung im Ostchinesischen Meer
19.10.2020 (DW) - China forciert seinen Besitzanspruch auf die von Japan verwalteten Senkaku-Inseln. "Im Ostchinesischen Meer zieht ein Sturm auf", meint Alessio Patalano, Militär-Experte und Chef des Japan-Programms am Londoner King's College. ...

Asien-Pazifik-Konferenz - Deutsche Wirtschaft soll in Asien Alternativen zu China suchen
19.10.2020 (Die Zeit) - Vietnam oder Indonesien könnten bei Investitionen Alternativen zu China sein, sagt der Siemens-Chef. Bundeswirtschaftsminister Peter Altmaier (CDU) hat zu Beginn der Konferenz des Asien-Pazifik-Ausschusses der Deutschen Wirtschaft gefordert, dass deutsche Unternehmen sich in Asien mehr Alternativen zu ihrem Geschäft in China suchen sollen. ...

On Suga's overseas debut, Japan, Vietnam agree broadly on defence transfer
19.10.2020 Khanh Vu and Kiyoshi Takenaka (Yahoo News) - HANOI - Japan hailed an agreement in principle to supply Vietnam with military gear and technology, as the two governments pledged on Monday to strengthen security and economic ties amid mounting concerns about China's assertiveness in the region. ...

Singer-Activist Nguyen Tin Forced to Move out of His Apartment under Pressure of Ho Chi Minh City Police
19.10.2020 (Defend the Defenders) - Activist Nguyen Tin who is a singer of patriotic songs has complained that the renting firm asks him to move out of his apartment under the request of Ho Chi Minh City’s police. ...

“Law of the Jungle” for Pham Doan Trang
16.10.2020 Tuan Khanh, translated by Y Chan (The Vietnamese) - While combing through my notes about Pham Doan Trang, I recalled many details which only now have been connected together, which could make up a symbolic book depicting the journey of a young person, from growing up under the socialist educational system to breaking out of the barbed wire of propaganda. ...

No Taxation Without Climate
15.10.2020 By David Hutt (The Diplomat) - As they grapple with COVID-19, Southeast Asian nations should not lose sight of the challenges posed by climate change. Flooding in Vietnam has killed at least 36 people so far this month, up to October 14, ...

Ecstasy-Connection Berlin–Hanoi: Vietnams Innenminister belastet
14.10.2020 Marina Mai (taz) - BERLIN - Ein Verwandter von Vietnams Innenminister soll in Drogen-Schmuggel von Berlin nach Hanoi involviert sein. Die Ware war wohl als Kosmetika deklariert. ...

Japan to sign agreement allowing arms exports to Vietnam, report says
14.10.2020 (The Japan Times) - Japan plans to sign an agreement with Vietnam to allow it to export defense equipment and technology to the country, part of a move to strengthen defense capabilities of Indo-Pacific nations to counter Chinese maritime advances ...

The Jailed Activist Left a Letter Behind. The Message: Keep Fighting
14.10.2020 By Richard C. Paddock (NYT) - BANGKOK — Pham Doan Trang was harassed for years by the Vietnamese police, and beaten. In a letter, she foretold her arrest and called for an end to one-party rule. She wrote a letter last year and gave it to an American friend with instructions to release it upon her arrest. ...

Bishop visits central Vietnam where floods left at least 37 people dead
14.10.2020 by Paul Nguyen Hung (AsiaNews) - Hanoi - Strong winds and torrential rain over several days have caused flooding in central Vietnam, killing at least 37 so far. Quảng Trị, Thừa Thiên Huế and Quảng Nam are the most affected provinces. ...

Vietnamese activist and journalist Pham Doan Trang arrested for ‘anti-state propaganda’
13.10.2020 (Global Voices) - Prominent Vietnamese activist and journalist Pham Doan Trang was arrested by the police on October 6 for charges related to “conducting propaganda against the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” under Article 88 of the 1999 Penal Code ...

Le syndrome totalitaire vietnamien : pire que le virus Covid-19 de Wu Han
09.10.2020 (ActuaLitté) - La brave écrivaine, journaliste et éditrice indépendante Pham Doan Trang a été arrêtée au Viêt Nam, la veille de la clôture de la 45e session du Conseil des Droits de l'Homme des Nations Unies à Genève. ...

ADB, PHU YEN JSC Sign Viet Nam's First Certified Green Loan for 257 MW Solar Power Project
09.10.2020 (M2) - HA NOI, VIET NAM - The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Phu Yen TTP Joint Stock Company (Phu Yen JSC) today signed a $186 million loan to develop and operate a 257 megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Hoa Hoi, Phu Yen Province ...

Cyberspionage - Hackerangriffe aus Vietnam
08.10.2020 Von Hakan Tanriverdi, Ann-Kathrin Wetter und Maximilian Zierer, BR (Tagesschau) - Vietnamesische Hacker spionieren gezielt Regimekritiker in Deutschland aus. Das ergeben exklusive Recherchen von BR und "Zeit Online". Cyberspionage klingt nach Agententhriller, doch für Vu Quoc Dung ist die Gefahr eines Hackerangriffs real. ...

In Deutschland dem Hacker-Angriff aus Ostasien ausgeliefert
08.10.2020 (BR) - Der Fall eines deutschen Menschenrechtlers und Kritikers des Regimes in Vietnam zeigt: Die Behörden in Deutschland tun sich damit schwer, Betroffene vor Hackern zu schützen. ...

Vietnamesische Hacker spionieren in Deutschland
08.10.2020 (BR) - Kritiker des Regimes in Vietnam sind in Deutschland nicht vor Cyberangriffen sicher. Nach Recherchen von BR und Zeit Online stehen sie im Fokus von vietnamesischen Hackern. ...

Cyberspionage: Hanois Hacker
08.10.2020 Von Kai Biermann, Thi Do Nguyen, Hakan Tanriverdi und Maximilian Zierer  (Die Zeit) - Statt Agenten senden autoritäre Staaten heute Hacker, um Dissidenten auszuspähen. Gruppen wie OceanLotus sind auch in Deutschland aktiv. ...

Vietnam arrests blogger after US talks
08.10.2020 (Taipei Times) - ‘SEEMED NERVOUS’: Pham Doan Trang anticipated problems with authorities before her arrest and shared a letter outlining the democratic goals she strives to accomplish. ...

‘Scorched Earth’: Vietnam Arrests Leading Dissident Activist and Blogger
08.10.2020 Sebastian Strangio (The Diplomat) - The late night arrest of the activist and writer Pham Doan Trang followed an annual human rights dialogue with U.S. officials. Vietnam has arrested a prominent dissident journalist and human rights activist, just hours after holding its annual human rights dialogue with the United States. ...

Lined up in the sights of Vietnamese hackers - There is no safe place
07.10.2020 Written by: Hakan Tanriverdi, Ann-Kathrin Wetter, Maximilian Zierer, Kai Biermann, Thi Do Nguyen (Zeit Online) - (Bayerischer Rundfunk) - A group of Vietnamese hackers has been systematically spying on dissidents for years, including in Germany. The victims feel left alone by authorities as an investigation by BR and Zeit Online is able to show. ...

IWPR Condemns Arrest of Prominent Vietnamese Journalist - Pham Doan Trang detained hours after the annual US-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue
07.10.2020 By Anthony Borden (IWPR) - The timing was intended as a clear slap in the face for the human rights community. Just hours after the annual US-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue concluded on October 6, leading Vietnamese journalist and civil society activist Pham Doan Trang was detained by the authorities ...

Prominent Vietnam dissident arrested on anti-state charges
07.10.2020 (Greenwich Time) - HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnamese authorities arrested a prominent dissident and blogger on Wednesday, hours after Vietnam and the United States finished an annual human rights dialogue. ...

Vietnam detains activist hours after human rights meeting with US
07.10.2020 (Bangkok Post) - HANOI: Vietnam has arrested a prominent blogger and dissident for "anti-state activities" hours after its government held annual talks on human rights with the United States, sources and international human rights groups said on Wednesday. ...

Prix Voltaire winner Pham Doan Trang arrested in Vietnam
07.10.2020 by Mark Chandler (The Bookseller) - Pham Doan Trang, a Vietnamese pro-democracy campaigner and co-founder of Liberal Publishing House, which won this year's Prix Voltaire, has been arrested for “anti-state propaganda”. ...

RSF-Preisträgerin festgenommen
07.10.2020 (RSF) - Reporter ohne Grenzen (RSF) fordert die sofortige und bedingungslose Freilassung von Pham Doan Trang. Die vietnamesische Journalistin wurde am Dienstagabend wegen angeblicher „Propaganda gegen den Staat“ festgenommen. ...

Journalist Pham Doan Trang arrested on anti-state charges in Vietnam
07.10.2020 (CPJ) - Bangkok – Vietnamese authorities should immediately and unconditionally release journalist Pham Doan Trang and drop anti-state charges against her, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. ...

RSF condemns Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang’s arrest
07.10.2020 (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Pham Doan Trang, a Vietnamese journalist who was awarded the RSF Prize for Impact a year ago and who was arrested last night in Ho Chi Minh City. ...

Vietnam detains activist hours after human rights meeting with U.S
07.10.2020 by Reuters Staff (Reuters) - HANOI  - Vietnam has arrested a prominent blogger and dissident for “anti-state activities” hours after its government held annual talks on human rights with the United States, ...

Vietnam : arrestation d'une écrivaine et militante des droits de l'Homme
07.10.2020 (Le Figaro) - La militante est accusée de «fabriquer, rassembler et diffuser des informations (...) contre la république socialiste du Vietnam», selon le ministère de la Sécurité publique. ...

Vietnam Detains Activist Trang for Anti-Government Materials
07.10.2020 By Mai Ngoc Chau (Bloomberg) - Vietnamese blogger and democracy activist Pham Thi Doan Trang, 42, was detained on charges of creating, storing and spreading anti-government documents, the Ministry of Public Security said on its website. ...

Viet Nam: Human rights champion arrested, at grave risk of torture
07.10.2020 (Amnesty International) - Responding to the arrest of Pham Doan Trang, Amnesty International’s Deputy Regional Director for Campaigns, Ming Yu Hah, said: “The arrest of Pham Doan Trang is reprehensible. ...

Prominente vietnamesische Bloggerin und Aktivistin festgenommen
07.10.2020 (DW) - Pham Doan Trang, unabhängige Journalistin und eine der bekanntesten Aktivistinnen Vietnams, wurde verhaftet, weil sie angeblich "gegen den Staat propagiert" hat. Menschenrechtsorganisationen verurteilen den Schritt. ...

RSF condamne l’arrestation de la journaliste vietnamienne Pham Doan Trang
07.10.2020 (RSF) - Honorée il y a un an du prix RSF de l’impact, Pham Doan Trang a été arrêtée hier soir à Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville. Reporters sans frontières (RSF) exige sa libération immédiate et inconditionnelle. ...

Pressemitteilung zur Übernahme der Patenschaft für Dr. Phạm Chí Dũng im Rahmen des PsP-Programms durch Renate Künast
07.10.2020 Renate Künast (FB renate.kuenast) - Dr. Phạm Chí Dũng ist Vorsitzender der Vereinigung der Unabhängigen Journalisten in Vietnam (IJAVN) und schreibt als freier Journalist für Medien in Vietnam und außerhalb. Trotz zahlreicher Verhaftungs- und Einschüchterungsversuche hat er sich unerschütterlich für die Menschenrechte eingesetzt. ...

Im Visier vietnamesischer Hacker - Kein Ort ist sicher
07.10.2020 Hakan Tanriverdi, Max Zierer, Ann-Kathrin Wetter, Kai Biermann, Thi Do Nguyen (Zeit Online) - Eine Hackergruppe aus Vietnam spioniert seit Jahren gezielt Dissident*innen aus. Auch in Deutschland, ...

Kurs auf einen neuen Handelskrieg: USA nehmen Vietnams Handels- und Währungspraktiken ins Visier
06.10.2020 (RT) - Die Regierung unter US-Präsident Donald Trump untersucht die Handelspraktiken Vietnams, eines seiner größten Handelspartner. Anwendung findet dasselbe Gesetz, das es den USA erlaubt, Zölle im Wert mehrerer Milliarden US-Dollar auf Importe aus China zu erheben. ...

Trinh Ba Phuong: A video portrait of a Vietnamese land rights activist
05.10.2020 (Global Voices) - Trinh Ba Phuong shared his story in his own words, shortly before he was arrested. This interview with land rights activist Trinh Ba Phuong was conducted shortly before his June 2020 arrest. ...

Sur le Mont de Phnom Srey
03.10.2020 (Opinion internationale) - A la suite de la parution de la Chronique de la nouvelle époque de Jean-Philippe de Garate consacrée à Douch, bourreau khmer rouge pendant le génocide cambodgien, nous avons reçu ce poème émouvant de Monsieur Nguyên Hoàng Bao Viêt, poète et écrivain vietnamien en exil ...

Die anderen Ossis: Wie es Vietnamesen im Osten heute geht
03.10.2020 (BR) - In den DDR-Kombinaten mussten zigtausende Vertragsarbeiter aus sozialistischen Bruderländern, vor allem aus Vietnam, arbeiten. Heute stellen die Vietnamesen die größte Migrationsgruppe in Ostdeutschland dar. ...

Vietnam - Énergie: Le plus grand parc éolien terrestre du pays va voir le jour
03.10.2020 (Gavroche Thaïlande) - Le Vietnam met le cap sur les énergies renouvelables. Le pays, très dépendant des importations d'hydrocarbures, espère beaucoup de l'énergie solaire et de l'éolien. ...

US probes whether Vietnam undervalues its currency
03.10.2020 (Nikkei Asia) - WASHINGTON/HANOI - The United States is opening an investigation into whether Vietnam has been undervaluing its currency and harming U.S. commerce, the U.S. Trade Representative's office said in a statement on Friday. ...

Could Trump Soon Raise Costs on Shoes Coming From Vietnam?
02.10.2020 By Samantha McDonald (Footwear News) - America’s largest footwear trade organization has expressed concerns that the cost of shoe imports from Vietnam could skyrocket following reports that the White House is preparing to launch an investigation into the country’s currency practices. ...

Produktionspreis Sehsüchte 2020: TRADING HAPPINESS von Duc Ngo Ngoc
02.10.2020 (berliner filmfestivals) - Im Programm der diesjährigen Ausgabe der Sehsüchte, dem internationalen Studentenfilmfestival, lief der aktuelle Kurzfilm TRADING HAPPINESS des vietnamesischen Regie-Studenten Duc Ngo Ngoc. ...

Vietnam: Beijing’s South China Sea drills may hurt China-Asean maritime code talks
01.10.2020 (SCMP) - China started military exercises along its coast this week, including near the Paracel Islands, which are also claimed by Vietnam ...

Vietnamese University Professor Arrested for ‘Slandering’ Local Party Chief
30.09.2020 (RFA) - Police in Vietnam arrested a Ho Chi Minh City university professor on Wednesday on charges of slandering a local Communist Party official by accusing him of plagiarizing the thesis he wrote for his doctoral degree, according to state media reports. ...

Viet Thanh Nguyen, 1st Asian American Pulitzer board member, on how his new role transcends literature
29.09.2020 By Victoria Namkung (NBC News) - Viet Thanh Nguyen's life changed when he won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 2016 for his startling debut novel, "The Sympathizer." ...

Videoportal lässt sich missbrauchen: Wenn Youtube bei der Zensur hilft
28.09.2020 Sven Hansen (taz) BERLIN - Vietnams Regime nutzt angebliche Verletzungen von Persönlichkeitsrechten und Datenschutz, um kritische Videos aus Deutschland entfernen zu lassen. ...

Droits humains au Vietnam : la situation fait froid dans le dos
25.09.2020 Saskia Bricmont (saskiabricmont.eu) - Vous vous souviendrez peut-être que le premier gros dossier qui m’a été confié dans la commission du commerce international fut l’accord de libre-échange entre l’UE et le Vietnam ? Mes critiques de l’accord se fondaient essentiellement sur la situation sur le plan des droits humains ...

Pastor und Kämpfer für Glaubensfreiheit freigelassen
25.09.2020 (idea) - Hanoi/Washington – Der vietnamesische Pastor A Dao ist am 18. September vorzeitig aus der Haft entlassen worden. Das bestätigte die US-Kommission für Internationale Religionsfreiheit (Washington). Die Behörden warfen ihm offiziell illegale Fluchthilfe ins Ausland vor, was Dao zurückwies. Am 27. April 2017 verurteilte ein Gericht den Pastor zu fünf Jahren Gefängnis. ...

US Lawmaker ‘Adopts’ Jailed Vietnamese Journalist as Prisoner of Conscience
25.09.2020 (RFA) - U.S. Congressman Alan Lowenthal announced on Friday that he has officially adopted Vietnamese journalist Nguyen Van Hoa, an RFA contributor jailed for seven years in Vietnam, as a prisoner of conscience under the Defending Freedoms Project, a project of the congressional Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. ...

Vietnamese Political Prisoners Stage Hunger Strike
24.09.2020 (RFA) - Three detained activists in Vietnam are said to have recently begun a hunger strike to protest conditions in prison, sources in the country told RFA. ...

Südchinesisches Meer: Auch in Europa wächst Widerstand gegen Chinas Aggressionspolitik
23.09.2020 von Reinhard Werner (Epoch Times) - In einem gemeinsamen Statement haben Großbritannien, Frankreich und Deutschland dem KP-Regime in China bescheinigt, dass es für dessen Behauptung „historischer Rechte“ im Südchinesischen Meer keine Grundlage gebe. ...

Vietnamese pastor released from prison after more than 4 years behind bars
22.09.2020 by Kelly Valencia (Premier Christian News) - Pastor A Dao was arrested in 2016 while on his way to visit some members of his church, having just attended a religious freedom conference, according to persecution watchdog Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW). ...

How is Little Saigon curbing coronavirus? By respecting elders, authorities and masks
22.09.2020 By ANH DO (Los Angeles Times) - Dr. Quynh Kieu has a three-part theory to explain why Little Saigon has been relatively successful in stemming the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

IEEFA report: Vietnam’s new power development plan must optimize renewables and avoid fossil fuel lock-in
22.09.2020 (IEEFA Vietnam): Implementing Vietnam’s soon-to-be-launched next Power Development Plan will ultimately depend on the country’s ability to mobilize more innovative sources of offshore financing, finds a new report by think tank the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). ...

Vietnam jails 20 for terrorism over police station bombs
22.09.2020 (Reuters) - HANOI - A Vietnamese court sentenced 20 people to between two and 24 years in prison on terrorism charges on Tuesday over their involvement in a police station bombing two years ago, their lawyer and state media said. ...

Dürre am Mekong: Südostasiens Lebensader trocknet aus
21.09.2020 (SZ) - Phnom Penh (dpa) - Der Mekong ist Mythos und Lebensader zugleich. Doch das Sehnsuchtsziel vieler Asien-Fans ist zunehmend von Dürren und Dämmen bedroht. ...

VIETNAM - JUSTICE: L'Union européenne dénonce la condamnation à mort de deux responsables des émeutes de Dong Tam
19.09.2020 (Gavroche Thailande) - La situation des droits de l'homme dans les pays de l'ASEAN et la répression en vigueur mérite toujours du recul. Avant la manifestation du 19 septembre, la Thaïlande est dans le collimateur. Mais au Vietnam, une condamnation à mort vient de rappeler combien il peut être risqué d'affronter les forces de l'ordre. ...

Vietnam: la force dans la persécution
19.09.2020 (Portes Ouvertes) - Comment la persécution a renforcé l’Église au Vietnam? Le pasteur Ngoc répond.
Ngoc (pseudonyme) est un chrétien courageux qui a lui-même vécu une intense persécution de la part du gouvernement. Il dirige aujourd’hui une église florissante. ...

Vietnam resumes int’l flights after 5 months
19.09.2020 By IANS (WeForNews) - Vietnam on Saturday resumed international flights after a five-month suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ...

Vietnamese Police Detain Man for Facebook Criticism of Government in Land Rights Case
18.09.2020 (RFA) - Authorities in Vietnam have arrested a Facebook user for sharing his grievances about how the local government has handled a dispute over his family’s land, RFA has learned. ...

Hanoi Shophouses Reveal City’s Communist and Capitalist History
18.09.2020 By John Boudreau and Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen (Bloomberg) - Hanoi’s shophouses, narrow, terraced structures lining alleyway-like streets bustling with vendors and motorbikes, have survived foreign occupation of the country, wars and revolution. Now they are under pressure from a modernizing economy. ...

Expertin: Chinas Regime nutzt Tibets Flüsse als Waffe und blockiert Asiens Wasserversorgung
18.09.2020 Von Cathy He / Jan Jekielek (Epoch Times USA) - "Asien befindet sich in einer Wasserkrise", meint die China-Expertin Maura Moynihan. Denn Chinas Regime habe eine neue Waffe entdeckt: Die vielen Flüsse Tibets, die stromabwärts gelegene Länder mit Wasser versorgen. ...

Meet the Heroic Vietnamese Warrior Sisters Who Led a Rebellion Against the Han Dynasty
18.09.2020 Kimberly Nguyen (NextShark) - Mulan isn’t the only heroic female warrior in history. Many others are deserving of international recognition, including the two sisters who fought to liberate Vietnam from initial Chinese rule centuries ago. ...

Vietnam: Statement by the Spokesperson on two death sentences
18.09.2020 (EEAS) - On 14 September 2020, the Hanoi People’s Court handed down death sentences to defendants Le Dinh Cong and Le Dinh Chuc over their involvement in the tragic confrontation between civilians and security forces at Dong Tam commune on 9 January 2020. ...

Asian Americans Protest ICE Head Tony Pham, Vietnamese Refugee
18.09.2020 Conor McCormick-Cavanagh (WestWord) - When Lisa Tran first heard about the background of Tony Pham, the new interim head of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, she says her mind was blown. ...

Tropical Storm Noul Makes Landfall in Central Vietnam
18.09.2020 (VOA) - Tropical storm Noul made landfall Friday in central Vietnam, killing at least one person and triggering heavy rain in the central parts of the country. ...

Das Problem mit dem Marxismus
17.09.2020 Von Ian Gentles (Epoch Times) - Wir sind lebendig; wir sind bewusste Wesen - wir sind selbstbewusste Wesen. Wir können über uns selbst reflektieren und nachdenken. ...

«PRO Global Talk»: Südostasiens Position im chinesisch-amerikanischen Machtkampf
17.09.2020 Michael Settelen (NZZ) - Immer mehr Menschen in Südostasien wünschen sich ein Gegengewicht zum rasch wachsenden Einfluss Chinas. ...

UK, Germany, France Rebuke Beijing over South China Sea
17.09.2020 Drake Long (BenarNews) - The United Kingdom, France and Germany have signed a joint note denouncing China’s claims in the South China Sea, in a sign of growing European interest in the maritime disputes there and China’s militarization of occupied islets. ...

Vietnam beginnt mit Agrarexporten in die EU
17.09.2020 (Twittersmash) - Vietnam hat im Rahmen eines Handelsabkommens mit der EU begonnen, seine landwirtschaftlichen Produkte auf europäische Märkte zu exportieren ...

U.S. rebukes China by joining Vietnam in strengthening South China Sea marine management - Follow the fish and the law in South China Sea
16.09.2020 By James Borton (Washington Times) - Frigate mackerel, red soldier fish, yellow fin and bigeye tuna are jumping again after Beijing’s three-and-a-half-month summer fishing ban in the roiling South China Sea. ...

Le diable et Karl Marx
16.09.2020 par Walter E. Williams (The Epoch  Times) - Paul Kengor, professeur de sciences politiques américain, vient de publier son livre The Devil and Karl Marx (Le diable et Karl Marx) – une analyse scrupuleuse du côté diabolique de Karl Marx. ...

Le régime chinois se sert des fleuves du Tibet comme d’une «arme», empêchant l’approvisionnement en eau de l’Asie, selon un expert
16.09.2020 par Cathy He et Jan Jekielek (The Epoch  Times) - Le plateau tibétain, qui abrite la source de dix grands fleuves d’Asie, fournit de l’eau à des centaines de millions de personnes sur le continent. ...

Scientists solving Vietnam’s environmental challenges
16.09.2020 By Sandra Perrett (CSIRO) - Australian and Vietnamese researchers are teaming up to tackle Vietnam’s biggest environmental challenges. ...

Vietnam meldet 24 neue COVID-19 Fälle, 1 weiterer Todesfall
16.09.2020 (Twittersmash) - HANOI - (Xinhua). Vietnam meldete am Freitag 24 neue COVID-19-Fälle, womit die Gesamtzahl der bestätigten Fälle auf 929 gestiegen ist ...

Vor den Galapagosinseln, Iran oder Nordkorea: Die chinesischen Schiffe fischen, wo es ihnen gefällt. Das steckt dahinter
16.09.2020 Vanessa Möller, Katrin Büchenbacher, Adina Renner (NZZ) - China hat die weltweit grösste Flotte für Hochseefischerei. Umweltschützer warnen vor der Zerstörung der Ozeane, lokale Fischer fürchten um ihre Existenz – und geben den Chinesen die Schuld. Zu Recht? ...

Taiwan arrests 33 Vietnamese stowaways
16.09.2020 (The Standard) - Taiwan Coast Guard and police have arrested another five Vietnamese stowaways who went into hiding on a beach in Pingtung county, a day after they jumped from a Taiwanese fishing boat to avoid arrest. The latest additions meant that a total of 33 Vietnamese have been arrested ...

Todesurteile bei Landkonflikt
15.09.2020 Marina Mai (taz) - BERLIN - In Hanoi hat ein Volksgericht am Montag zwei Brüder zum Tode und 27 weitere Angeklagte zu langen Haft- und Bewährungsstrafen verurteilt. Alle sind Bauern des Dorfes Dong Tam im Speckgürtel der vietnamesischen Hauptstadt. ...

EU "lacks in-depth knowledge about Chinese & Vietnamese totalitarian regimes
15.09.2020 Hoang Hai Nguyen (EUToday) - The EU is well aware of the human rights situation in Vietnam, for example, Pham Chi Dung, an independent journalist, was detained and charged with “making, storing, disseminating or propagandising information, materials and products that aim to oppose the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. ...

Le Festival de Dresde annonce ses gagnants
15/09/2020 par Vladan Petkovic (Cineuropa) - Parmi les lauréats figurent Zorg 2 d’Auden Lincoln-Vogel, The Physics of Sorrow de Theodore Ushev, Stay Awake, Be Ready de Pham Tien An, Masel Tov Cocktail d’Arkadij Khaet et Mickey Paatzsch. ...

Erste Haftstrafen wegen des Todes von Migranten im Kühllaster
15.09.2020 (Die Zeit) - Im Fall der 39 vietnamesischen Migrantinnen und Migranten, die vor einem Jahr in Großbritannien in einem Kühllaster tot aufgefunden worden waren, hat es erste Haftstrafen gegeben. In Vietnam sind vier Angeklagte im Alter zwischen 26 und 36 Jahren zu Gefängnisstrafen zwischen zweieinhalb und siebeneinhalb Jahren verurteilt worden ...

Conflit foncier. Au Vietnam, la peine de mort prononcée contre deux villageois
15.09.2020 (Yahoo Actualités) - Deux frères habitants de Dong Tam ont été reconnus coupables dans le meurtre de trois policiers en janvier. Leur père avait été tué peu avant par les forces de l’ordre dans un affrontement lié à un ancien conflit foncier. ...

Justiz in Vietnam : Todesurteile bei Landkonflikt
15.09.2020 Marina Mai (taz) - BERLIN - In Hanoi hat ein Volksgericht am Montag zwei Brüder zum Tode und 27 weitere Angeklagte zu langen Haft- und Bewährungsstrafen verurteilt. ...

Vietnam’s Dong Tam Incident: the Curtain Falls
14.09.2020 By David Brown (Asia Sentinel) - The verdicts have been handed down in the Dong Tam Incident, a brief but bloody clash between police and a persistently oppositional band of Vietnamese farmers. ...

Dong Tam case: Two sentenced to death in Vietnam over police killings
14.09.2020 (BBC) - A court in Vietnam has sentenced two brothers to death for their role in the killing of three policemen in a notorious land dispute in January. ...

Vietnamese Police Detain Man for Facebook Criticism of Government in Land Rights Case
14.09.2020 (RFA) - Authorities in Vietnam have arrested a Facebook user for sharing his grievances about how the local government has handled a dispute over his family’s land, ...

MENSCHENRECHTE - Vietnam: Drakonische Strafen nach Protesten von Dorfbewohnern
14.09.2020 (evangelisch.de) - Frankfurt a.M., Hanoi (epd). Ein vietnamesisches Gericht hat mehrere Bewohner eines Dorfes wegen des Mordes an Polizisten zu drakonischen Strafen verurteilt. Zwei der insgesamt 29 Angeklagten erhielten die Todesstrafe, wie Human Rights Watch mitteilte. ...

Economics and water, Washington forging an alliance with lower Mekong countries
14.09.2020 by Ngoc Linh (AsiaNews) - Hanoi – The Mekong-US Partnership (MUSP) between the United States and countries in the downstream of Mekong River seeks to promote greater economic ties, better water and natural resource management, ...

Die Gewinner des Deutschen Radiopreises 2020
10.09.2020 (Deutscher Radiopreis) - Der Deutsche Radiopreis 2020 hat ganz bewusst trotz der Corona-Pandemie stattgefunden. In der Kategorie "Beste*r Newcomer*in" geht der Deutsche Radiopreis 2020 an Anh Tran vom Deutschlandfunk. ...

Viet Thanh Nguyen Elected to Pulitzer Prize Board
08.09.2020 (The Pulitzer Prizes) - New York, NY — Viet Thanh Nguyen, novelist and professor of English, Comparative Literature, and American Studies and Ethnicity at University of Southern California, has been elected to the Pulitzer Prize Board, Columbia University announced today. ...

Vietnam begins trial of 29 villagers in deadly land dispute
07.09.2020 (Daily Mail) - HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - A Vietnamese court on Monday began the trial of 29 villagers accused of involvement in a deadly clash with police over a land dispute, state media reported.

Vietnam cracks down on minorities amid pandemic
04.09.2020 Kasthuri Patto (The Jakarta Post) - Vietnam’s actions during the first wave were globally praised from a public health perspective. But Vietnam used other countries’ preoccupation with the pandemic to deepen its own rights crackdown, using its strong system of surveillance. ...

NGOs Call on UN to Press Vietnam for a Fair Trial in Dong Tam Case
04.09.2020 (RFA) - Eleven civil society organizations called on the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council in an open letter on Friday to condemn next week’s trial in Vietnam of 29 villagers detained after a deadly land clash near Hanoi, saying the group had only tried to defend their property against a government land grab. ...

China’s Military Set to Increase Presence in South China Sea: Pentagon
02.09.2020 Drake Long (BenarNews) - China is set to greatly increase its military presence in the South China Sea, according to a new U.S. Department of Defense report. ...

Inside view of Vietnam’s Covid second wave
01.09.2020 By Hugh Bohane (Asia Times) - DA NANG – Vietnam has become the epicenter for a second deadly outbreak of Covid-19, with new cases originating from the tourist hot spot of Da Nang. The country recorded a mere 1,044 coronavirus cases with 34 fatalities as of September 2. ... 




























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Nhà báo Trần Quang Thành
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Sự ra đi của Nhà báo Trần Quang Thành là một tổn thất to lớn cho làng báo Việt Nam Hải Ngoại. Diễn Đàn Việt Nam 21 mất đi một người đồng chí hướng đấu tranh kiên cường vì Nhân quyền-Tự do và Dân chủ cho Việt Nam.
Diễn Đàn Việt Nam 21 và các thân hữu chân thành phân ưu cùng Tang quyến và nguyện cầu hương linh Nhà báo Trần Quang Thành sớm được vãng sanh miền Cực Lạc.
Diễn Đàn Việt Nam 21

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TRẦN QUANG THÀNH VỪA VĨNH VIỄN RA ĐI

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