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«FIANCÉES DU MÉKONG»: LE DÉSESPOIR DES CÉLIBATAIRES CHINOIS
16.12.2018 (Le Matin) - À cause du manque de femmes en Chine, des millions d'hommes se tournent vers le marché du mariage, important leur fiancée du Vietnam. ...

Stop Trump from deporting Vietnamese immigrants
16.12.2018 (Mercury News) - It’s despicable that the president is attacking immigrants who enrich and strengthen American society. President Trump has no shame when it comes to his non-stop efforts to demonize immigrants. ...

Facebook accused of silencing critical Vietnamese bloggers
15.12.2018 (DW) - Facebook is being used to silence bloggers critical of Vietnam's government, according to Reporters Without Borders. The campaigners said there were 26 imprisoned media workers in the Southeast Asian nation. ...

Trade war buoys apparel industry in Bangladesh and Vietnam
15.12.2018 Tomoya Onishi and Akiwa Hayakawa (Nikkei Asian Review) - HANOI/MUMBAI -- The trade spat between Washington and Beijing is providing a tailwind for garment production hubs like Bangladesh and Vietnam, as more companies move away from China to avoid U.S. tariffs and sanctions. ...

Crowds rally in Westminster over Vietnamese deportation concerns
15.12.2018 (KABC) - WESTMINSTER, Calif. -- Large crowds gathered in Westminster Saturday to rally for Vietnamese refugees. Thousands marched out of a growing concern of the Trump administration's possible re-interpretation of a 2008 agreement protecting Vietnamese immigrants arriving before 1995. ...

Trump push to deport Vietnam War refugees scalds California GOP
15.12.2018 By Jeremy B. White (Politico) - ‘It’s not just bad social policy. It’s incredibly bad politics,’ said one Republican consultant. Anti-Trump sentiment helped Democrats topple every Republican House member in Orange County last month in the storied California conservative stronghold. ...

Vietnam Given Best Odds to Gain from Sino-US Trade Dispute
14.12.2018 Ralph Jennings (VOA) — The world’s largest contract assembler of consumer electronics, Foxconn Technology, as well as a prominent producer of wireless earphones may be in talks to locate production in Vietnam, instead of the once more obvious choice, China, to escape the Sino-U.S. trade dispute. ...

Vietnam: FDI explosion and trade wars
14.12.2018 By Dane Chamorro and Linh Nguyen (Forbes) - Vietnam has become Asia’s hottest investment destination. In the first quarter of 2018, the country became the fourth largest IPO market in the region, felling larger incumbents such as South Korea, Singapore and Australia. ...

Relatives of Jailed Vietnamese Democracy Activists Detail Prison Mistreatment to US Embassy Officials
14.12.2018 (RFA) - Four jailed Vietnamese members of the online Brotherhood for Democracy advocacy group are suffering from failing health and enduring ill treatment in prison, according to the wife of one activist, who raised concerns about their situation during a meeting with U.S. Embassy officials on Friday. ...

Kritiker über Facebook verfolgt
13.12.2018 (ROG) - Facebook wird offenbar systematisch missbraucht, um im Exil lebende Blogger aus Vietnam zu zensieren. Nach Informationen von Reporter ohne Grenzen (ROG) hat das soziale Netzwerk wegen angeblicher Verletzungen der „Community Standards“ seit Monaten Beiträge gelöscht oder ganze Accounts gesperrt. ...

Tons of garbage washing up on beaches in Vietnam
13.12.2018 (Asia Times) - Da Nang’s sewers are unable to keep up with urbanization, says expert.
Heavy monsoon rainfall in Da Nang, Vietnam has left the city’s beaches covered in garbage after rainwater overloaded Da Nang’s domestic sewage system, ...

BMW and Bosch support Vietnam's vision for homegrown cars
13.12.2018 Tomoya Onishi and Togo Shiraishi (Nikkei Asian Review) - HANOI/PARIS -- Vingroup recruits European names to navigate a crowded market. As Vingroup prepares to become the first Vietnamese automaker next year, the country's biggest private conglomerate has enlisted help from European partners ...

Trump admin reinterprets 2008 agreement to allow deportation of Vietnam War refugees: report
12.12.2018 By John Bowden (The Hill) - The Trump administration has reportedly unilaterally reinterpreted a 2008 agreement between the U.S. and Vietnam in order to pursue deportation for certain Vietnamese immigrants who arrived in the U.S. before 1995. ...

Projektstart: Wasser im Mekongdelta nachhaltig nutzen
12.12.2018 (GFA) - Das Mekongdelta in Vietnam ist eine der vom Klimawandel am meisten betroffenen Regionen: Der Anstieg des Meereswassers, die Versalzung, ungereinigte Abwässer und die Übernutzung des Grundwassers gefährden die Lebensbedingungen von 17,5 Millionen Menschen. ...

Au Vietnam, des mères à la recherche de leurs filles vendues comme épouses en Chine
12.12.2018 Meo Vac, Vietnam | AFP - Vu Thi Dinh a passé des semaines à rechercher sa fille disparue avec sa meilleure amie au Vietnam près de la frontière chinoise, dans une région pauvre et montagneuse où des réseaux criminels enlèvent des adolescentes pour les vendre comme épouses en Chine. ...

Por tradición secuestran a jóvenes vietnamitas para ser casadas en China
12.12.2018 (BajoPalabra) - México, AFP.- Vu Thi Dinh pasó semanas buscando a su hija desaparecida con su mejor amiga en Vietnam, cerca de la frontera china, en una región empobrecida y montañosa, donde las redes criminales secuestran adolescentes para venderlas como esposas en China. ...

Vietnam seeks arrest of activist over Facebook posts
12.12.2018 (Reuters) - HANOI - Police in Vietnam have issued an arrest warrant for an activist accused of trying to overthrow the state by posting pro-democracy materials on Facebook. ...

Two Activists in Hiding, Accused of Trying to Overthrow Vietnam Government
11.12.2018 (RFA) - Vietnamese democracy activists Nguyen Van Trang and Le Van Thuong are wanted for overthrowing their country’s communist government, police told RFA’s Vietnamese Service on Tuesday. ...

Weighing up political developments in Vietnam
11.12.2018 Author: Carlyle A Thayer (East Asia Forum) - The eighth plenum of the CPV Central Committee met in October to initiate planning for the 13th Congress in 2021, appointing five sub-committees charged with drawing up Vietnam’s next socio-economic plan, amending party statutes, and vetting possible candidates for the next Central Committee and Politburo. ...

Thousands of Myanmar women forced into marriage in China: study
10.12.2018 (SBS) - Thousands of vulnerable women and girls from northern Myanmar are being trafficked to China and forced to marry, a study said Friday, offering a rare look at an issue that grips the conflict-hit borderlands.
China has around 33 million fewer women than men due to the decades-long one-child policy. ...

How billions of discarded Tetra Paks cover Vietnam's beaches and towns
09.12.2018 Corinne Redfern (The Guardian) - More than 8bn Tetra Paks are sold every year in Vietnam – and only a few percent are recycled. It’s having a devastating effect on the environment. ...

Und wie viel wiegt dein Kind?
09.12.2018 Doris Griesser (DerStandard) - Der wirtschaftliche Aufschwung in Vietnam spiegelt sich im Essverhalten der Menschen wider. Körperfülle wird zum Statussymbol, Leidtragende sind Kleinkinder. Was steckt hinter dem Trend? ...

New roads, old war fan sale of Southeast Asian brides in China
07.12.2018 by Rina Chandran (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China's decades-long one-child policy has left the country with far fewer women of marriage age than men. This has caused a spike in women being trafficked over the border from Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, researchers and rights groups say. ...

Jailed Vietnam Activist Punished for Not Pleading Guilty
07.12.2018 (RFA) - Vietnamese activist Nguyen Trung Ton, currently serving a 12-year jail sentence, is being punished by prison authorities for maintaining his innocence of charges he plotted to overthrow his country’s communist government, his wife said on Friday. ...

Friedensbotschafterin aus Vietnam erhält Dresden-Preis
06.12.2018 (t-online) - Die Vietnamesin Kim Phuc Phan Thi (55) bekommt für ihr Friedensengagement den 10. Internationalen Dresden Preis. Sie wurde 1972 mit einem Kriegsfoto bekannt. ...

Here’s why global carbon emissions will hit record highs in 2018
06.12.2018 By The Conversation (Asian Correspondent) - CARBON dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuels and industry are projected to rise more than 2 percent (range 1.8 percent to 3.7 percent) in 2018, taking global fossil CO₂ emissions to a new record high of 37.1 billion tonnes. ...

Spanish police arrest people smugglers from Vietnam
06.12.2018 (Washington Times) - MADRID (AP) - The European police agency says Spanish authorities have arrested 37 people suspected of belonging to a Vietnamese people-smuggling ring that has earned an estimated 13 million euros ($14.8 million). ...

Missio: Religionsfreiheit weltweit immer mehr unter Druck
05.12.2018 (SZ) - Aachen (dpa/lnw) - Die Religionsfreiheit gerät nach Angaben des katholischen Hilfswerks Missio weltweit immer mehr unter Druck. Die Zahl der Staaten, in denen Menschen wegen ihrer Religion durch staatliche Maßnahmen oder gesellschaftliche Anfeindungen hochgradig gefährdet seien, sei von 40 im Jahr 2007 auf 55 Staaten im Jahr 2016 gestiegen ...

Vietnam’s new power monopoly
05.12.2018 Author: Alexander L Vuving (East Asia Forum) - Vietnam’s top leadership positions, the general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) and the president, are traditionally held by two different people. This separation ceased to exist on 23 October 2018, when the National Assembly elected General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong as president, filling the vacancy created by the sudden death of former president Tran Dai Quang on 21 September. ...

In the Party’s crosshairs, Fr Nam tried in Nghệ An
04.12.2018 by Peter Tran (AsiaNews) - Hanoi – Municipal authorities in Khánh Thành, Nghệ An province (north-central Vietnam), held a trial (phiên tòa đấu tố) of Fr Antoine Đặng Hữu Nam (pictured), vicar of Mỹ Khánh parish.
Having failed to get local Catholics involved, the administration of the mostly Catholic commune turned to neighbouring municipalities. ...

Tracing the safeguards against illegal logging in Vietnam
04.12.2018 by Chris Humphrey (Mongabay) - NGHE AN PROVINCE, Vietnam — An agreement on legally-sourced timber imports from Vietnam to the EU that was finally signed in October is now being held up against the reality on the ground in the Southeast Asian country. ...

Food Scandals Push Vietnamese to Seek Solutions
04.12.2018 Ha Nguyen (VOA) - HO CHI MINH CITY — Bich Ngoc loves Instagram food shots like any other self-respecting millennial, but not just for their photogenic allure: She gets on social media to check if certain cuisine is safe. Ngoc, 18, is among the growing number of Vietnamese who have become increasingly alarmed at the perils lurking in their rice bowls. ...

China Fuels Vietnam’s Protest Movement – Analysis
01.12.2018 By Tom Fawthrop (Eurasia Review) - The Vietnamese people, wary of Chinese expansionism, expect their leaders to control development, protecting culture and independence. ...

Germany, EU roll out funding to accelerate lower Mekong projects
01.12.2018 (The Nation) - Germany and the EU continue to grant new funding, worth €8.92 million ($10.15 million), to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) to enhance the Mekong cross-border water cooperation among the lower Mekong countries – Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam ...

BUCHPREMIERE - Ngo Nguyen Dung - "Tausend Jahre im Augenblick"
01.12.2018 (Stadt Dortmund) - Geburt, Alter, Krankheit und Tod sind die ersten der vier Edlen Wahrheiten der buddhistischen Lehre. Sie stehen in dem vorliegenden Roman im Mittelpunkt von zwei Erzählsträngen, die Jahrhunderte getrennt voneinander ablaufen. ...

Hochrangige Leipziger Delegation auf dem Weg nach Vietnam
01.12.2018 (Leipziger Internet Zeitung) - Vom 1. bis 9. Dezember reist eine hochrangige Leipziger Delegation mit Vertretern aus Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Politik unter Leitung des Ersten Bürgermeisters Torsten Bonew nach Vietnam. ...

Vietnam jails rights activist for posting defaced flag photo on Facebook
30.11.2018 (Reuters) - HANOI - The founder of a Vietnamese rights group was sentenced on Friday to two years and nine months in prison for spraying paint on Vietnamese flags and posting a photo of them on Facebook.
Huynh Thuc Vy, 33, was convicted of “desecration of the national flag”, ...

Vietnam: une blogueuse condamnée à 33 mois de prison pour avoir vandalisé un drapeau
30.11.2018 (Le Canadien) - Huynh Thuc Vy, 32 ans, cofondatrice de l’ONG Women for Human Rights et enceinte de huit mois, est en résidence surveillée depuis août, après avoir publié sur Facebook une photo la représentant avec le drapeau vandalisé. ...

Verurteilungen wegen anti-chinesischer Proteste
30.11.2018 (Der Farang) - Hanoi (dpa)- Wegen anti-chinesischer Proteste sind in Vietnam neun Demonstranten zu mehrjährigen Haftstrafen verurteilt worden. Der mutmaßliche Anführer muss für fünf Jahre hinter Gitter, wie die staatliche Presse des kommunistischen Einparteienstaats am Freitag berichtete. ...

Vietnam's growing concern with Chinese loans
29.11.2018 By Dipanjan Roy Chaudhury (Economic Times) - Vietnam, a neighbour of China and simultaneously close strategic partner of India, has expressed concerns over interest rates charged by China for its loans. ...

Anti-Intellectualism in Vietnam: The Case of Professor Chu Hao
29.11.2018 By Cu Huy Ha Vu (The Diplomat) - On November 15, the Central Inspection Commission of Vietnam’s only political party, the Communist Party of Vietnam, issued a press release announcing the expulsion of Professor Chu Hao, director and editor-in-chief of Knowledge Publishing House, as well as former deputy minister of science and technology, from the Party. ...

Vietnam: Activist accused of insulting national flag in 'ludicrous' charge
29.11.2018 (Amnesty International) - A charge of “insulting the national flag” against prominent Vietnamese human rights activist Huynh Thuc Vy amounts to an attack on freedom of expression by the authorities and must be dropped, Amnesty International said ahead of her trial on Friday. ...

A Star of Vietnam - The story of Mai Khoi, dissident singer-songwriter
29.11.2018 By Jay Nordlinger (National Review) - “I am an independent artist,” says Mai Khoi. In America and elsewhere in the West, that can be kind of a boast. It may mean that you’re not “mainstream” — or that you consider yourself “edgy” or un­classifiable. It may mean, simply, that you’re not successful. In a country such as Vietnam, the term “independent artist” has grave significance. ...

Vietnamese Online Activist Released After Serving Three-year Sentence
28.11.2018 (RFA) - A Vietnamese online activist was released from prison on Wednesday and returned to his home in Khanh Hoa province after serving a three-year sentence for conducting propaganda against the state. ...

Civic freedoms occupy a shrinking space in Asia Pacific
27.11.2018 (Asian Correspondent) - THE state of civic freedom in Asia and the Pacific is “dismal” with a staggering 94 percent of people living in “closed, repressed or obstructed civic space,” according to new research. ...

Mgr Joseph Vũ Văn Thiên is Hanoi’s new archbishop
26.11.2018 by Trung Tin (AsiaNews) - The inauguration ceremony will be held in St Joseph Cathedral on 18 December. The new archbishop was the bishop of Hải Phòng for 16 years, during which he gave impetus to the diocese’s development. In Hanoi he will face the seizure and forced occupation of Church-owned assets. ...

Märchenhafter Aufstieg - Nguyen-Familie eröffnet Grillhouse mit Teehaus
26.11.2018 von Franz Kotteder (SZ) - 1979 kamen die Nguyens als "Boatpeople" von Vietnam nach München. Jetzt haben drei der Kinder gemeinsam ein Restaurant aufgemacht. ...

Zankapfel Südchinesisches Meer
23.11.2018 Von Andreas Lilge (Epoch Times) - China hat wohl in einem neuen Schnellbauverfahren eine neue Plattform im Südchinesischen Meer errichtet. Nach Satellitenaufnahmen enthält sie vermutlich Radar- und Funktechnik. Vietnam protestierte, denn die Hoheitsrechte über die Inselgruppe sind umstritten. ...

Erfolgreicher Abschluss der Vietnamreise von Wirtschaftsminister Dulig in Saigon
23.11.2018 (Leipziger Internet Zeitung) - Am letzten Tag seiner Vietnam-Reise traf sich Wirtschaftsminister Martin Dulig heute in Ho-Chi-Minh-City (Saigon) zum Erfahrungsaustausch mit deutschen Unternehmern, die bereits in Vietnam ansässig sind. ...

Freelance Journalist Le Thi Thu Detained for Second Time Within Two Weeks amid Increasing Crackdown
22.11.2018 (Defend the Defenders) - In late evening of November 21, Vietnam’s security forces detained and interrogated freelance journalist Le Thi Thu (Facebooker Thu Le) for second time within two weeks, the victim has told Defend the Defenders. ...

Vietnams Regierung verwehrt Einreise - Dissidentin zurück in Deutschland
22.11.2018 Marina Mai (taz) - BERLIN - Die Regierung in Hanoi weigert sich, die schwer erkrankte Le Thu Ha wieder ins Land zu lassen. Damit verstößt sie gegen das Völkerrecht. Die vietnamesische Dissidentin Le Thu Ha ist am Donnerstag vormittag nach Deutschland zurückgekehrt, wo sie seit Juni dieses Jahres im politischen Exil lebte. ...

Exile won't stop Vietnamese blogger from highlighting abuses
21.11.2018 By Juan A. Lozano (abcNews) - Forced into exile in the U.S., Vietnamese blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh is without her homeland but not without hope. Quynh and her family are beginning their lives anew in Houston after she was released last month from prison in Vietnam on the condition that she left the country. ...

China building on new reef in South China Sea, think tank says
21.11.2018 (Nikkei Asian Review) - BEIJING (Reuters) -- China has installed a new platform on a remote part of the Paracel Islands in the disputed South China Sea which could be used for military purposes, according to recent satellite images reviewed by a U.S. think tank. ...

Exiled dissident's assistant deported from Vietnam
21.11.2018 (Daily Mail) - The exiled assistant of a prominent Vietnam dissident has been deported from the country after she tried to return home to see her family, sources told AFP Wednesday. Le Thu Ha was jailed this year for "attempting to overthrow the state", but was quietly released from prison and put on a plane to Germany in June along with her former boss Nguyen Van Dai who was convicted on the same charge. ...

Human Rights Watch Urges Vietnam to End Crackdown on Freedom of Expression
21.11.2018 (RFA) - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called for Vietnamese authorities to drop their case against blogger and human rights advocate Huynh Thuc Vy, who is set to stand trial under under article 276 of the 1999 penal code for allegedly disrespecting the national flag. ...

Vietnam im Spagat - Wirtschaftswachstum mit Nebenwirkungen
21.11.2018 Von Sarah Grieß (Neues Deutschland) - Vietnam hat in den vergangenen Jahren ein rasantes Wirtschaftswachstum hingelegt. Doch so beeindruckend die wirtschaftliche Entwicklung Vietnams auch ist - sie hat ihre Schattenseiten. ...

Regimekritikerin aus Vietnam - Hanoi sperrt Staatsbürgerin aus
21.11.2018 Marina Mai (taz) - BERLIN - Vietnam hat in der Nacht zum Mittwoch einer vietnamesischen Staatsangehörigen die Einreise verweigert, als sie aus Deutschland in ihre Heimat zurückkehren wollte. Le Thu Ha war die Assistentin des prominenten Dissidenten und Rechtsanwaltes Nguyen Van Dai. ...

Thich Nhat Hanh, figure du bouddhisme engagé, de retour au Vietnam, mais sous surveillance
20.11.2018 (FranceSoir) - Aux abords de la pagode où Thich Nhat Hanh, maître zen aux centaines de milliers d'adeptes à travers le monde, s'est retiré pour finir ses jours, la police secrète vietnamienne veille. ...

Mai Khoi & The Dissidents at National Sawdust
19.11.2018 Monique Truong (diaCRITICS) - Vietnamese performer Mai Khoi made her first NYC appearance with her band, The Dissidents, at National Sawdust, presented by PEN America and Artists at Risk Connection (ARC), on 9/11/18. Monique Truong writes about the performance by this Vietnamese songwriter and popstar who has been banned from performing in her own country due to her political activities. ...

Vietnam's Communist Chief Is No Xi Jinping
16.11.2018 By David Hutt (The Diplomat) - Last month, the general secretary of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, was named the country’s new president after the incumbent passed away months earlier. Naturally, though somewhat mistakenly, this led to numerous news reports that claimed Trong was becoming a dictatorial figure, following the same path as China’s “paramount leader” Xi Jinping. ...

At Least 10 Vietnamese Arrested Amid Forced Evictions in Land Grabs in Danang
15.11.2018 (RFA) - Authorities in central Vietnam’s coastal city Danang on Friday ordered the detention of at least 10 protesters who opposed being forcibly evicted from their homes in the latest development in a long-running land grab case in Con Dau parish, one of the evictees told RFA’s Vietnamese Service. ...

Erneuerbare Energien in Südostasien im Kommen
15.11.2018 (Philippinen Magazin) - Manila, Philippinen – Ein neuer Bericht bringt es auf den Punkt: Innerhalb bon weniger als einem Jahrzehnt wird es in Indonesien, auf den Philippinen und in Vietnam weit günstiger sein, neue Photoboltaikkapazitäten auszubauen als bestehende Kohlekraftwerke zur Stromerzeugung am Laufen zu halten. ...

15.11.2018 Ten Soksreinith (VOA) - On June 29, 2017, Vietnamese dissident blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, best known by her blogging name of "Mother Mushroom," was sentenced to 10 years in prison after she was detained eight months earlier for posting about people dying in police custody, or "conducting propaganda," as the court found. ...

15.11.2018 By Gary Sands (Asia Times) - Do Nguyen Mai Khoi, a Vietnamese pop star, singer and musician, was in Taipei last weekend for a human-rights forum, where she spoke of how the Vietnamese government has limited her freedom of expression by raiding her concerts and prohibiting her from performing in public – she now only performs at underground venues. ...

15.11.2018 Julia Nguyen (MJPS) - ... The new cybersecurity bill is one of the many measures in an increasingly hardline approach from the Vietnamese central government to crush dissent. In August 2017, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) observed a sudden increase in the persecution of dissidents, mostly bloggers and journalists. ...

15.11.2018 (FAZ) - Die Amerikaner warnen Asien vor China und bieten sich als der bessere Kooperationspartner an. Aber kann Vizepräsident Pence auf den Gipfeln von Asean und Apec überzeugen, wenn sein Chef lieber zuhause bleibt? ...

15.11.2018 Marcel Malachowski (Telepolis) - ... Die im nachrichtendienstlichen Alltag ermüdenden Tätigkeiten der Agenten und ihrer freiberuflichen cut-offs zwecks Aufklärung, Abklärung, Abdeckung und Abschöpfung von Objekten, Zielpersonen und Quellen in "Nacht und Nebel"-Operationen werden meist nur dann öffentlich, wenn etwas "schief läuft" oder sich besonders spektakulär ereignet - wie die Entführung von Trinh Xuan Thanh im Sommer 2017. ...

14.11.2018 (SZ) - Singapur (dpa) - Asean erscheint uneins im Umgang mit zwei drängenden Problemen für die südostasiatische Staatengemeinschaft: Dem Territorialstreit mit China und dem Flüchtlingsdrama um die Rohingya aus Myanmar. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

« Quand la Chine s’engage contre le braconnage des animaux africains, les effets sont immédiats »
13.11.2018 Sébastien Le Belzic (Le Monde) - Lundi 29 octobre, Pékin annonçait la reprise de l’utilisation « à des fins médicales » de l’os de tigre et de la corne de rhinocéros. ...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



P1 - Vielfalt
24. November 2018
15:30 – 18:00 in Stuttgart

Verfolgung von Menschenrechtlern in Vietnam
Rechtsanwalt Nguyen Van Dai aus Hanoi berichtet
Vortrag mit Diskussion
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