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Bart- und Tattoo-Verbot für vietnamesische Häftlinge
01.04.2020 (Nau.ch) - In Vietnam werden die Regeln für Gefängnisinsassen verschärft. Künftig sind unter anderem Tattoos, Bärte oder geschorene Köpfe verboten. ...

Vietnam's coronavirus cases climb to 218, no deaths: health ministry
01.04.2020 (Reuters) HANOI - Vietnam’s health ministry reported 11 more confirmed coronavirus cases ...

Coronavirus Outbreak - Vietnam Orders National Isolation After Initial Containment of Coronavirus
31.03.2020 (VOA) - Vietnam has announced a national lockdown to fight COVID-19, with nearly 100 million people ordered not to go outside except for food and medical needs, ...

Vietnam to implement 15 days of social distancing in coronavirus battle
31.03.2020 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam will begin 15 days of social distancing from Wednesday ...

VIRUS/Vietnam: Hanoi und Ho-Chi-Minh-Stadt droht Lockdown
30.03.2020 (boerse.de) - HANOI (dpa-AFX) - Wegen der Coronavirus-Pandemie müssen sich die Einwohner der beiden größten Städte in Vietnam laut Ministerpräsident Nguyen Xuan Phuc auf Ausgangssperren vorbereiten. ...

Vietnam says to suspend public transport to curb coronavirus spread
30.03.2020 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Monday ordered the suspension to public transport services ...

Europäischer Rat gibt grünes Licht für Freihandelsabkommen mit Vietnam
30.03.2020 (Zeit Online) - Die Mitgliedstaaten der Europäischen Union haben dem Freihandelsabkommen mit Vietnam zugestimmt. ...

US, EU buyers tell Vietnamese firms to suspend delivery
30.03.2020 (Fibre2Fashion) - Many US and European Union (EU) partners have sent notices to Vietnamese garment and textile businesses informing they will temporarily stop receiving goods for three to four weeks. ...

Vietnams Kriegserklärung an Corona
30.03.2020 Rodion Ebbighausen (DW) - Vietnam ist ein dicht bevölkertes Nachbarland Chinas. Das Gesundheitssystem ist nicht sehr robust und dem Staat mangelt es an Kapital, um das Virus zu bekämpfen. Trotzdem ist die Infektionsrate in Vietnam niedrig. Wieso? ...

Hanoi und Ho-Chi-Minh-Stadt droht Lockdown
30.03.2020 (Börse Online) - HANOI (dpa-AFX) - Wegen der Coronavirus-Pandemie müssen sich die Einwohner der beiden größten Städte in Vietnam laut Ministerpräsident Nguyen Xuan Phuc auf Ausgangssperren vorbereiten. ...

Vietnamese Catholics pray with the Pope for an end to the pandemic
30.03.2020 by Trung Tin (AsiaNews) - Ho Chi Minh City – The coronavirus outbreak has upturned the religious life of many Vietnamese Catholics. ...

Coronavirus lockdown: top Hanoi hospital linked to Vietnam’s biggest cluster
29.03.2020 (SCMP) - Vietnam has locked down one of its largest hospitals and main treatment centres for Covid-19 after the nation's biggest cluster of cases was linked to the facility, the government said. ...

Hanoi’s Largest Hospital Locked Down on Virus Outbreak Fears
28.03.2020 John Boudreau and Nguyen Xuan Quynh (Bloomberg News) - Vietnam officials ordered one of the nation’s largest medical centers to be locked down and demanded thousands of employees and people who recently visited Hanoi’s Bach Mai Hospital be tested for Covid-19 after nurses and other staff contracted the disease. ...

Vietnam reports rise of 11 coronavirus cases to 174: health ministry
28.03.2020 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam’s health ministry reported an additional 11 coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total number in the Southeast Asian country to 174. ...

Vietnam orders non-essential businesses to close for 2 weeks
27.03.2020 (AP) - HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam’s government on Friday ordered all non-essential businesses to close for at least two weeks ...

Vietnam’s Coronavirus Struggle: The Import Dimension
27.03.2020 By Thoi Nguyen (The Diplomat) - Vietnam has been increasing its effort to contain the coronavirus as the new number of confirmed cases have been rising steadily since the last few weeks. ...

Vietnam Quarantines Tens of Thousands in Coronavirus Camps
26.03.2020 by Gabrielle Reyes (Breitbart) - Travelers returning home to Vietnam from overseas are shipped to government sites if suspected of carrying the Chinese coronavirus. This aggressive tactic of sending newly arrived travelers to mass quarantine camps was first seen in China, where the virus originated. ...

Siemens Gamesa erhält 113 MW Großauftrag für Windturbinen aus Vietnam
26.03.2020 (IT-Times) - MÜNCHEN - Der Münchner Erneuerbare Energien - Spezialist Siemens Gamesa meldet eine Order über zahlreiche Windkraftanlagen für ein Windenergieprojekt in Vietnam. ...

'Made in Vietnam' Goods Increasingly Popular in US
26.03.2020 (VOA) - “Made in Vietnam” cell phones, lounge chairs and clothing have become more popular with Americans than ever before. U.S. imports from the Southeast Asian nation have increased to record levels ...

Mekong Delta water shortages threaten 180,000 households
25.03.2020 by Peter Tran (AsiaNews) - The region has suffered from drought since 2016. Five provinces have declared a state of emergency earlier this month. ...

VIRUS/Corona-Krise und Dürre: Vietnam exportiert keinen Reis mehr
25.03.2020 (Börse Online) - HANOI (dpa-AFX) - Vietnam stoppt vorerst seine Reisexporte, um die Nahrungsmittelversorgung der eigenen Bevölkerung sicherzustellen. ...

China Sends Ships, Planes over Disputed Seas to Show Strength after COVID-19 Outbreak
25.03.2020 By Ralph Jennings (VOA) - TAIPEI, TAIWAN - China is asserting itself in disputed waters around Asia this month to look strong after containing the world’s first coronavirus outbreak as the rest of the world grapples with the disease now. ...

Bold action needed to address Vietnam’s air pollution
24.03.2020 Author: Thang Nam Do, ANU (East Asia Forum) - Vietnam is struggling with alarming air pollution. Its two biggest cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, are now among the top 15 polluted cities in Southeast Asia. ...

Coronavirus: Vietnam closes Ho Chi Minh City restaurants to curb virus outbreak
24.03.2020 (The Straits Times) - HANOI (REUTERS) - Restaurants in Vietnam's business hub, Ho Chi Minh City, must close until March 31 to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, the city's ruling body said on Tuesday (March 24). ...

Banh Mi: Ein animiertes Google-Doodle zu Ehren des leckeren vietnamesischen Baguette-Sandwichs
24.03.2020 Jens (Google Watch Blog) - Es gibt Essen! Am heutigen 24. März ehrt Google das Banh Mi auf einigen internationalen Startseiten mit einem sehr leckeren Doodle in animierter Form ...

Vietnam confirms three more Covid-19 cases, 121 in total
23.03.2020 (The Star) - HANOI: Vietnam's Ministry of Health on Monday afternoon (March 23) confirmed three new cases of Covid-19 infection in its southern Ho Chi Minh City, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 121. ...

31 Vietnamese nabbed on Taiwanese boat quarantined for coronavirus
23.03.2020 by Keoni Everington (Taiwan News)- TAIPEI - As imported cases of Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) rise in Taiwan, 31 Vietnamese nationals were arrested after being found to have been smuggled on a fishing boat on Saturday (March 21). ...

Vietnam PM says risk of coronavirus community infection 'very high'
23.03.2020 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam needs to strictly enforce restrictions on all air, sea and land movements within the country to curb the spread of coronavirus as the risk of community infection is “very high,” the Southeast Asian country’s prime minister said on Monday. ...

Coronavirus: Le Vietnam ferme ses frontières
21.03.2020 (YahooNews) - HANOI (Reuters) - Le Vietnam interdira l'accès au pays à tous les étrangers à partir de dimanche, ...

VIRUS: Vietnam schließt seine Grenzen fast vollständig
21.03.2020 (Börse Online) - HANOI (dpa-AFX) - Vietnam hat zur Bekämpfung des Coronavirus seine Grenzen fast vollständig geschlossen. ...

Vietnam cancela todos los vuelos internacionales por el coronavirus
21.03.2020 (europa press) - HANÓI (DPA/EP) - El Gobierno de Vietnam ha anunciado este sábado la cancelación de todos los vuelos internacionales para atajar el contagio del nuevo coronavirus. ...

Vietnam bars entry to all foreigners from Sunday
21.03.2020 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam will bar entry for all foreigners from Sunday, except for special cases, as the Southeast Asian country seeks to contain the spread of coronavirus, the government said. ...

Vietnam to quarantine all foreign arrivals from Mar.21
20.03.2020 (Reuters) -  HANOI - Vietnam will quarantine all international arrivals from March 21 to curb the spread of the coronavirus, its health ministry said on Friday. ...

Vietnamese Woman and Brother Allegedly Assaulted for Wearing a Face Mask in Australia
20.03.2020 Carl Samson (Next Shark) - A Vietnamese woman living in Australia has reportedly become a recent victim of the racism and violence that Asians are experiencing amid the COVID-19 outbreak. ...

Vietnam jails two Hmong men for life on charge of trying to overthrow state
18.03.2020 (Reuters) - HANOI  - A court in Vietnam jailed two men from the Hmong ethnic minority for life after finding them guilty on Wednesday of attempting to overthrow the state and set up a state of their own in a northern province, state media reported on Wednesday. ...

Vietnam’s Coronavirus Struggle: Managing the Economic Impact
17.03.2020 By Thoi Nguyen (The Diplomat) - Despite initial notable steps, until the government can fully contain the outbreak, it will be difficult to achieve economic growth targets set out previously. ...

British tourist, 68, tells of coronavirus quarantine hell in 'prison like' Vietnam hotel where 27 people are forced to share one toilet with no hot water to shower or wash hands
17.03.2020 By Terri-Ann Williams (Daily Mail) - A group of British tourists stranded in coronavirus quarantine in Vietnam are being forced to share a toilet between 27 people in 'prison like conditions'. ...

Vietnam to quarantine visitors in coronavirus battle
17.03.2020 Phuong Nguyen (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam will stop issuing new visas for foreign visitors and will quarantine visitors from countries including the United States in the fight against the coronavirus, ...

Armed Police Attack Residents Blocking Entry to Vietnam Waste Plant
16.03.2020 (RFA) - Armed police in south-central Vietnam’s coastal Quang Ngai province attacked a crowd of people blocking garbage trucks from entering a long-disputed waste-processing plant over the weekend ...

#FreeThemAll: Truong Duy Nhat
16.03.2020 (Reporter ohne Grenzen) - In Vietnam ist der Bürgerjournalist und Blogger Truong Duy Nhat zu einer Haftstrafe von zehn Jahren verurteilt worden. Ein Gericht in Hanoi sprach Nhat schuldig, ...

US demands Vietnam free blogger handed 10-year term
16.03.2020 By AFP (Daily Mail) - The United States on Monday demanded that Vietnam immediately free a blogger who was sentenced to 10 years in prison after posts critical of the government. ...

Vietnam's coronavirus cases rise to 57 - health ministry
15.03.2020 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam has confirmed four more cases of coronavirus, all among foreign nationals, its health ministry said on Sunday, bringing its total number of cases to 57. ...

Former Vietnamese Refugee Visits Morocco to Bring Migrants Hope
15.03.2020 By Nicole Ronchetti (Morocco World News) - Rabat – The former Vietnamese refugee is telling her story in Morocco and advocating for people in transition. ...

Hanoi Court Postpones Appeal of Imprisoned Human Rights Activist Nguyen Nang Tinh
14.03.2020 (Defend The Defenders) - The Higher People’s Court in Hanoi has postponed the appeal of jailed human rights activist and environmental campaigner Nguyen Nang Tinh scheduled on March 18 without giving an explanation. ...

VIRUS: Einreiseverbote für Europäer auch in Südostasien
14.03.2020 (Börse-Online) - BANGKOK (dpa-AFX) - Gegen eine Ausbreitung des Coronavirus setzen auch Regierungen in Südostasien auf Einreiseverbote für europäische Bürger und Schulschließungen. Vietnam und Kambodscha schlossen von Samstag an für einen Monat ihre Grenzen für Reisende aus mehreren europäischen Ländern, darunter auch aus Deutschland. ...

Vietnam to refuse visitors from UK, Schengen countries: government
13.03.2020 (Reuters) HANOI - Vietnam will deny entry and stop issuing tourist visas to citizens from Europe’s Schengen visa-free area and Britain starting from Sunday, amid concerns over the spreading coronavirus ...

Coronavirus: London backpackers quarantined in Vietnam
13.03.2020 By Sarah Lee (BBC) - Three young women being quarantined in an abandoned Vietnamese hospital say they are keeping positive despite language barriers and strange foods. ...

Vietnam’s new conservation plan prioritises trees and people, but not emissions
13.03.2020 By Carol J. Clouse (Eco-Business) - For nearly a decade now, Vietnam has made “payment for forest ecosystem services” its key strategy for protecting forests and improving the lives of poor rural communities. Now, it plans to use the same model to help rein in greenhouse gas emissions. ...

Hanoi following Beijing in forcing dissidents to make televised confessions
13.03.2020 (AsiaNews) - Hanoi – A Spanish NGO released a report showing how victims are forced to frame the accusations against them as crimes against the state or the party. Once unsophisticated compare to China, Vietnam is now catching up. ...

COVID-19 Decimates Vietnamese Economy, Threatens Many Firms
12.03.2020 (RFA) - The ongoing COVID-19 epidemic is wreaking havoc on the Vietnamese economy, with businesses and companies of all sizes showing revenues much lower than expected over the first two months of 2020, and more than 3,000 firms closing, authorities said Thursday. ...

Welttag gegen Internetzensur: Digitale Freiheitsbibliothek
12.03.2020 von Alice Kuropka (FAZ) - Zum Welttag gegen Internetzensur am 12. März hat Reporter ohne Grenzen eine Liste der zwanzig größten „Feinde des Internets“ veröffentlicht. ...

Mit Minecraft gegen Internetzensur
12.03.2020 (DW) - Das Internet ist nicht überall ein Ort des freien Informationsaustauschs. Das merken wir bei der Deutschen Welle an jedem einzelnen Tag. Unsere Angebote sind in vielen Ländern blockiert, längst nicht nur in China oder im Iran. ...

Tiefe Infektionszahlen, weniger Todesfälle: Weshalb Chinas Nachbarstaaten die Corona-Epidemie besser beherrschen als viele europäische Länder
11.03.2020 Katrin Büchenbacher, Martin Kölling (NZZ) - Vietnams Bevölkerung übersteigt die deutsche um mehr als 10 Millionen Einwohner, ist aber von der Fläche her ähnlich gross. Deutschland weist bis Dienstag mehr als 1200 Erkrankte auf, Vietnam nur knapp über 30. ...

Mer de Chine: Pékin dénonce un passage «provocateur» de l'US Navy
11.03.2020 (Le Figaro) - La Chine a accusé mercredi les Etats-Unis de «provoquer des troubles» après le passage d'un navire de guerre américain en mer de Chine méridionale, à proximité d'îles contrôlées par Pékin. ...

Vietnam Copies China Model of Forced Confessions on State TV-Report
11.03.2020 (RFA) - Vietnam is adopting the techniques of fellow Communist state China when it comes to televising forced confessions of human rights advocates and other political prisoners, a Spain-based rights NGO said in a report on Wednesday. ...

Vietnam: des ONG dénoncent la condamnation d'un blogueur
10.03.2020 (Le Figaro) - Des ONG ont dénoncé mardi «une nouvelle attaque à la liberté d'expression» au Vietnam, au lendemain de la condamnation à 10 ans de prison d'un blogueur de Radio Free Asia. Truong Duy Nhat, 56 ans, a été reconnu coupable dans une affaire de fraude en vue de l'achat d'un terrain, d'après les médias d'Etat. ...

Pressefreiheit in Vietnam - Ein Ende aus Angst
10.03.2020 Marina Mai (taz) - Der Blogger Bui Thanh Hieu schreibt seit 2013 von Deutschland aus über Vietnams Politik. Doch um seine Familie zu schützen, beendet er nun sein Blog. ...

Coronavirus: British family in Vietnam say ‘holiday of a lifetime’ has been ruined
10.03.2020 By Scotsman Reporter (Scotsman) - Four Britons have said their "holiday of a lifetime" has been ruined after they ended up stuck in a Vietnamese hospital amid coronavirus fear ...

Coronavirus: social media anger in Vietnam at jet-setter linked to new cluster in Hanoi
10.03.2020 Sen Nguyen (SCMP) - Vietnam now has 34 Covid-19 cases, after a new cluster emerged three weeks after it reported its last infections ...

How China is rapidly expanding its missile arsenal
09.03.2020 (The Economic Times) - China fired more than 100 ballistic missiles during testing and exercises in 2019, according to sources close to the US military. ...

Vietnam suspends visa-free travel for 8 European countries over coronavirus concerns
09.03.2020 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam on Monday decided to temporarily suspend visa-free travel for citizens from eight European countries amid growing concern over the coronavirus epidemic, its government said. ...

Coronavirus: Seven Brits test positive in Vietnam after flight with infected woman
09.03.2020 By Chris Kitching (Mirror) - Seven Britons have tested positive for coronavirus in Vietnam and two others being held at a "prison-like" hospital are waiting for their results to come back. ...

Vietnamese socialite diagnosed with coronavirus attended Paris, Milan fashion shows
09.03.2020 (CNA) - A Vietnamese socialite who had attended some of the shows during last month’s fashion weeks in Europe had tested positive for COVID-19 upon returning to Vietnam. ...

Vietnam's COVID-19 cases rise to 20: Health ministry
07.03.2020 (CNA) - HANOI: Vietnam's Ministry of Health on Saturday (Mar 7) confirmed three new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number in the Southeast Asian country to 20. ...

Vietnamese Montagnard Ends Prison Term, Goes Home in Failing Health
06.03.2020 (RFA) - A Vietnamese ethnic minority Montagnard jailed for almost 16 years for demanding land rights and religious freedom has completed his prison term and returned home in failing health, ...

‘Heart-breaking, wonderfully crafted piece’: LÒNG MẸ – Vault Festival
05.03.2020 (My Theatre Mates) - For many of us, the struggle to understand our mothers and the choices they’ve made is a lifelong adventure, often unearthing more questions than answers. ...

Germany Arrests 6 in Crackdown on Human Trafficking Gang
05.03.2020 Written by Laura Mallene (OCCRP) - German police arrested six suspected members of a gang that made significant profits from trafficking people from Vietnam to Germany and making them work in nail parlors and sweatshops to pay off their debts. ...

What Does a Second Aircraft Carrier Visit Mean for US-Vietnam Relations?
04.03.2020 By Prashanth Parameswaran (The Diplomat) - This week, a U.S. aircraft carrier will make a port call in Vietnam’s coastal city of Da Nang – just the second visit of its kind since the end of the Vietnam War, following the first in early 2018. ...

Harrowing but hopeful: the documentary that tells the story of Vietnam's 'boat people'
04.03.2020 Georgina Quach (The Guardian) - Thousands of refugees – my family included – fled the communist takeover by sea and ended up in the UK. A Very British History explains their trauma and triumph ...

Dong Tam Widow Petitions Vietnamese Officials Over Husband’s Death
04.03.2020 (RFA) - The wife of an elderly community leader killed by Vietnamese police during a land protest outside Hanoi in January has petitioned central government authorities to account for her husband’s death, asking also that they provide information on relatives now held in detention. ...

Dissident Vietnamese Priest Recovering From Heart Attack, Still Issuing Critiques of Government
03.03.2020 (RFA) - Vietnamese Catholic priest Nguyen Van Ly, a long-time critic of Vietnam’s one-party communist state, is recovering from a recent heart attack but remains in poor health at his home in Hue, ...

Retired Australian baker loses appeal in Vietnam on controversial 'financing terrorism' charges
03.03.2020 Ben Doherty (The Guardian) - A 70-year-old Australian man convicted in a controversial trial in Vietnam for anti-government terrorism offences has told a court he loves Vietnam and its people and was only ever a peaceful advocate for democratic reform. ...

Exilblogger in Deutschland eingeschüchtert
03.03.2020 (RSF) - Reporter ohne Grenzen (RSF) ist bestürzt, dass der in Deutschland lebende Exilblogger Bui Thanh Hieu Selbstzensur üben muss. Auch bekannt unter dem Namen Nguoi Buon Gio („Windhändler“), kündigte Hieu in einem Facebook-Beitrag an, das Bloggen einzustellen, weil die vietnamesischen Behörden seine noch in Vietnam lebenden Verwandten schikanieren. ...

Polizei geht mit Groß-Razzia gegen vietnamesische Schleuser vor
03.03.2020  Von Adrian Bartocha, Jo Goll und Jan Wiese (rbb24) - Ihr Netzwerk erstreckt sich über Kontinente, die Gewinnmargen sind enorm: Mit einer bundesweiten Großrazzia ist die Polizei gegen die vietnamesische Schleppermafia vorgegangen. Einer ihrer Hotspots: Berlin. ...

Vietnamesen ins Land gebracht - Bundespolizei greift gegen Schleuser durch
03.03.2020 (n-tv) - Ein Menschenhändlerring soll mindestens 155 Vietnamesen bei der illegalen Einreise geholfen haben. Nach monatelangen Ermittlungen durchsuchen Beamte der Bundespolizei nun mehr als 30 Objekte in sieben Bundesländern. ...

Gemeinsame Meldung von Generalstaatsanwaltschaft Berlin und Bundespolizeidirektion Pirna: Bundespolizei legt vietnamesischer Schleuserorganisation in sieben Bundesländern das Handwerk
03.03.2020 (Bundespolizei) - Berlin / Bühl / Koblenz / Neubrandenburg / Oschatz / Weiterstadt / Wiesbaden / Zetel: Nach umfangreichen Ermittlungen ging die Bundespolizei heute im Auftrag der Staatsanwaltschaft Berlin mit einem Großaufgebot gegen eine Bande vor, die durch organisiertes Einschleusen von vietnamesischen Staatsangehörigen nach Deutschland hohe finanzielle Erträge erwirtschaftete. ...

Dissident exile stops blogging because family in Vietnam is being hounded
02.03.2020 (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is dismayed to learn that Bui Thanh Hieu, a well-known Vietnamese blogger living in exile in Germany, is having to censor himself because of his government’s disgraceful harassment of his family still in Vietnam. ...

Le blogueur vietnamien “Marchand de vent” contraint à l’autocensure, malgré son exil en Allemagne
02.03.2020 (RSF) - Reporters sans frontières (RSF) condamne avec la plus grande fermeté les pressions abjectes exercées par les autorités vietnamiennes sur les membres de la famille du blogueur restés au pays. ...

Vietnam says all patients infected with coronavirus cured
29.02.2020 (PanArmenian.Net) - Amid the rapid spread of the coronavirus outbreak around the world, Vietnam has announced that all 16 infected patients in the country were discharged from hospital and declared cured, Al Jazeera reports. ...
 
China Vessels Impede Energy Exploration by Malaysia as Vietnam Looks on
28.02.2020 (RFA) - After a prolonged stand-off with Vietnam, Chinese vessels are again monitoring and harassing energy exploration efforts by another claimant country in the disputed South China Sea, according to a report by a Washington-based think tank. This time it is Malaysia that’s on the receiving end. ...

Coronavirus censorship and spin draw public backlash
27.02.2020 Josh Rudolph (China Digital Times) - Despite the lessons thought to have been learned after the 2002 SARS epidemic, Chinese authorities have been readily using censorship and propaganda amid the outbreak of COVID-19 novel coronavirus–which some see as a contributing factor to the severity of its spread and lethality. ...

Vietnamese Protest Singer Mai Khoi Makes Joe's Pub Debut March 5
27.02.2020 by BWW News Desk (Broadway World) - Vietnamese pop star-turned protest singer Mai Khoi makes her Joe's Pub debut on March 5 at 7:00pm with "Just Be Patient," a storytelling show and song cycle (performed in both English and in Vietnamese with English translation) in which she weaves autobiographical stories around her original songs. ...

Viet Nam: Drought and Saltwater Intrusion - Office of the Resident Coordinator Flash Update No. 2 (As of 27 February 2020)
27.02.2020 (reliefweb) - UNCT Viet Nam - Since 2019, severe drought and saltwater intrusion conditions have been detected and have begun to significantly affect people across 13 provinces in the Mekong Delta region. ...

Vietnam puts the Mekong's fate on ASEAN's agenda
26.02.2020 Marwaan Macan-Markar (Nikkei Asian Review) - BANGKOK -- Hanoi looks to counter China by stressing river's noncommercial role. ...

Vietnam bars tourists from virus-hit parts of South Korea
26.02.2020 Phuong Nguyen, Yen Duong (Reuters) - HANOI/NHA TRANG, Vietnam - Vietnam banned tourists from coronavirus-hit areas of South Korea on Wednesday, a blow to a tourism industry already reeling from a collapse in Chinese visitor numbers. ...

Coronavirus Weakens China’s Powerful Propaganda Machine
26.02.2020 By Li Yuan (NYT) - Beijing is pushing tales of perseverance, but many young people are openly questioning the Communist Party’s message. ...
 
Vietnam dissident Buddhist monk Thich Quang Do dies at 91
25.02.2020 By Associated Press (Daily Mail) - HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Thich Quang Do, a Buddhist monk who became the public face of religious dissent in Vietnam while the Communist government kept him in prison or under house arrest for more than 20 years, has died at age 91. ...

Ha muerto Thich Quang Do, monje disidente de la Iglesia Budista Unificada de Vietnam
25.02.2020 (AsiaNews) - Ciudad Ho Chi Minh - Thich Quang Do, jefe de la Iglesia Budista Unificada de Vietnam (Cbuv), prohibida por el gobierno, murió el pasado 22 de febrero en Ciudad Ho Chi Minh. El monje disidente, que siempre había luchado por la libertad religiosa en el país y sufrido arrestos y detenciones durante más de tres décadas, murió a la edad de 93 años. ...

Tough for Vietnamese firms to follow EVFTA rules of origin
25.02.2020 (Fibre2Fashion) - Though Vietnamese textile and garment firms are aware of the opportunities the European Union (EU)-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) offers to expand export markets, they are facing difficulties in complying with the rules of origin. ...

All 16 of Vietnam's coronavirus sufferers cured

25.02.2020 (Reuters) - HANOI - All 16 people in Vietnam infected with a new coronavirus have been cured, the health ministry said on Tuesday, ...

Freedom at a high cost for Vietnamese blogger Tran Thi Nga
24.02.2020 By Shawn W. Crispin (CPJ) - When Vietnamese blogger Tran Thi Nga was arrested by authorities on January 21, 2017, she did not know at the time it would likely be the last time she would ever be in her home in northern Ha Nam province. ...

Thich Quang Do, Defiant Rights Champion in Vietnam, Dies at 91
24.02.2020 By Seth Mydans (NYT) - As the patriarch of a banned Buddhist church, he endured prison, house arrest and internal exile but refused to bend to the Communist authorities. ...

Thich Quang Do, champion des droits rebelles au Vietnam, décède à 91 ans
24.02.2020 (news-24) - Thich Quang Do, le patriarche de l'Église bouddhiste unifiée du Vietnam interdite et défenseur de la liberté de religion, de la démocratie et des droits de l'homme dans son pays, est décédé samedi. Il avait 91 ans. ...

Buddhistischer Mönch und Menschenrechtler Thich Quang Do in Vietnam gestorben
23.02.2020 (Epoch Times) - Der mehrfach für den Friedensnobelpreis nominierte buddhistische Mönch und Menschenrechtler Thich Quang Do ist am Samstag im Alter von 93 Jahren in Vietnam gestorben. ...

Vietnamese dissident monk who was a Nobel Prize nominee dies at 93
23.02.2020 AFP-JIJI (The Japan Times) - Thich Quang Do, a dissident Buddhist monk who has effectively been under house arrest since 2003 and was nominated multiple times for the Nobel Peace Prize, has died at age 93. ...

Southeast Asia's garment supply chain torn up by virus
21.02.2020 Tomoya Onishi and Akane Okutsu (Nikkei Asian Review) - HANOI/TOKYO/PHNOM PENH -- The coronavirus outbreak is wreaking havoc on Southeast Asia's garment supply chain, threatening the inventories of international brands such as Uniqlo, Gap and Nike. ...

Malaysia picks a three-way fight in the South China Sea
21.02.2020 (AMTI) - A months-long standoff over oil and gas operations in the South China Sea is playing out between Malaysian, Chinese, and a small number of Vietnamese vessels, though all three governments are keeping the episode out of the public eye. ...

Seven people charged in Vietnam in connection to Essex lorry deaths
21.02.2020 By Hannah Carmichael (The National) - SEVEN people have been charged in Vietnam in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found in a refrigerated trailer in Essex last October, state media said. ...

Top 10 des pays où Internet est le plus censuré
20.02.2020 Par Malo (Corpito) - Depuis janvier 2019, une nouvelle loi sur la cybercriminalité est appliquée au Vietnam qui oblige les plateformes web à stocker les informations et coordonnées personnelles ...

Vietnam company made 140,000 masks out of toilet paper instead of ‘antibacterial layer’
18.02.2020 Nyi Nyi Thet (Mothership) - They were all confiscated.
Vietnam, like most countries, is facing mask shortages. This has led to some companies switching to mask production. One of those companies is Viet Han Company Ltd, a company in Hanoi. ...

EU: Press Vietnam on Human Rights Reforms
17.02.2020 (HRW) - Bangkok – The European Union should press Vietnam to end its systemic repression of human rights and release political prisoners and detainees, Human Rights Watch said today. A human rights dialogue between the EU and Vietnam is scheduled for February 19, 2020 in Hanoi. ...

Vietnam says monitoring over 5,000 Chinese workers for coronavirus
14.02.2020 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam is monitoring more than 5,000 workers who returned to the Southeast Asian country after the Lunar New Year ...

EU puts riches over rights in Vietnam trade deal
13.02.2020 By David Hutt, Prague (Asia Times) - EVFTA aims to massively boost trade and investment but does nothing to improve Hanoi’s poor rights record. ...

Le Vietnam et l’UE signent un accord de libre-échange polémique
13.02.2020 (La Revue Internationale) - Suppression de la quasi-totalité des tarifs douaniers d’ici dix ans et protection des investissements entre les deux blocs, les deux accords de libre-échange entre l’UE et le Vietnam ont été ratifiés par le Parlement européen mercredi 12 Février. ...

EU Should Not Ignore Human Rights Of Religious Minorities In Vietnam Trade Deal
12.02.2020 ADF International (Scoop Media) - This week, the European Parliament votes on the implementation of the EU-Vietnam trade agreements. Human rights experts have criticized the agreement and urged the Parliament to postpone the vote until Vietnam agrees to abide by its commitments under international law. ...

Handel, Wandel, Vietnam: EU-Interessen stoßen auf Menschenrechte
11.02.2020  Von Chris Humphrey und Roland Siegloff, dpa (Greenpeace Magazin) - Die EU hat ein weitreichendes Freihandelsabkommen mit Vietnam vereinbart. Es würde europäische Exporte in das aufstrebende Entwicklungsland erleichtern. Doch Menschenrechtler mahnen. ...

China: Der Coronavirus-Ausbruch, das Wuhan-P4-Labor und Chinas Volk-ohne-Raum-Theorie
11.02.2020 Von Steffen Munter (Epoch Times) - Die Lungen-Seuche aus Wuhan greift weiter um sich. Längst hat sie mehr als 27 weitere Staaten erreicht. Doch Rätsel gibt nicht nur der Virus selbst auf, sondern auch sein Ursprung, der möglicherweise im Wuhan-P4-Labor liegt. ...

Freier Handel um jeden Preis? EU will mit Vietnam ins Geschäft kommen
11.02.2020 (ntv) - Die EU hat mit Vietnam ein ambitioniertes Freihandelsabkommen abgeschlossen. Das Ziel: europäische Exporte in das Entwicklungsland erleichtern. Doch Menschrechtler befürchten, dass wirtschaftliche Interessen über die Rechte der Arbeitnehmer gestellt werden. ...

Vor Abstimmung: EU-Vietnam Abkommen ignorieren Klimaschutz und Arbeitnehmer*innenrechte - "Anders Handeln" fordert EU-Parlament auf Abkommen abzulehnen
10.02.2020 Wien (OTS) - Diesen Mittwoch, 12. Februar, wird das EU-Parlament über das Handelsabkommen und das Investitionsabkommen EU-Vietnam abstimmen. Die Debatte dazu beginnt bereits morgen Dienstag.
Die Plattform Anders Handeln (1) fordert alle österreichischen EU-Abgeordneten in einem Brief (2) auf, gegen die Abkommen zu stimmen. Menschen- und Arbeitsrechte in Vietnam geben Anlass zur größten Sorge ...

Pas de report des votes sur l'accord UE-Vietnam au Parlement européen
10.02.2020 (DHnet) - Deux groupes politiques de gauche au Parlement européen - les Verts/ALE et la GUE - ont échoué lundi à faire reporter le vote attendu mercredi sur l'accord de commerce de l'UE avec le Vietnam. ...

Commerce: des ONG appellent le Parlement européen à ne pas ratifier l'accord UE-Vietnam
10.02.2020 (Le Figaro) - Plusieurs dizaines d'ONG ont appelé lundi les députés européens à ne pas ratifier l'accord de libre-échange entre l'UE et le Vietnam, où «la situation des droits humains et du droit du travail» continue, selon elles, «d'être préoccupante». ...

«Wenn Peking ungestraft andere Länder drangsaliert und internationales Recht ignoriert, betrifft das uns alle»
10.02.2020 Patrick Zoll (NZZ) - China hat im Südchinesischen Meer Stützpunkte aufgebaut und bedrängt kleinere Länder. Die Geostrategie-Expertin Bonnie Glaser erklärt, warum die USA sich China widersetzen und ob die Gefahr einer Eskalation besteht. ...

Human Rights Watch Film Festival, London
10.02.2020 (HRW) - The London Human Rights Watch Film Festival (HRWFF) will be presented from 12 to 20 March 2020, featuring empowering documentaries and dramas celebrating courageous people from 14 countries: Armenia, Australia, Bangladesh, Bolivia, China, Guatemala, Germany, Iran, Macedonia, Mexico, Peru, Romania, the United States, and Vietnam. ...

Vietnam culls tens of thousands birds to contain H5N6 outbreak
10.02.2020 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam has so far this year culled tens of thousands of birds to contain an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu detected at several farms in its northern provinces ...

Thailand Touted for Rare Move to Drop Chinese Plan for Mekong River
08.02.2020 By Zsombor Peter (VOA) - YANGON, MYANMAR - Rights groups and researchers have welcomed Thailand's decision to cancel a Beijing-backed project to dredge and blow open a shallow and rocky stretch of the Mekong River along the Thai-Lao border. ...

Coronavirus-Überträger?: Die Rache des Schuppentiers
07.02.2020 von Joachim Müller-Jung (FAZ)  - Wie ist das neue Coronavirus auf den Menschen übergesprungen? Angeblich soll das in der chinesischen Medizin verwendete Schuppentier schuld sein ...

Victims of Vietnam land clash seek US support - Activist calls for an independent inquiry to bring justice to victims and protect innocent detainees
07.02.2020 UCA News reporter, Hanoi (UCA News) -  A well-known rights activist has appealed to American diplomats to help victims of last month’s deadly clash between villagers and police over disputed farmland on the outskirts of Hanoi. ...

Vietnam denounces Slovakian expulsion of diplomat in abduction row
07.02.2020 (Reuters) - PRAGUE - Vietnam denounced Slovakia’s expulsion of one of its diplomats in a row over the abduction of a disgraced Vietnamese businessman via Slovakia in 2017, saying it was not in line with the “traditional friendship” between the two countries. ...

Slovakia expels Vietnamese diplomat over abduction case
06.02.2020 (Reuters) - PRAGUE - Slovakia said it had expelled a Vietnamese diplomat over a case involving the abduction of a Vietnamese businessman in 2017 from a Berlin street. ...

What happened during the deadly land dispute clash in Dong Tam, Vietnam?
06.02.2020 Written by Loa (Global Voices) - On January 9, 2020, Vietnamese authorities deployed thousands of police to Đồng Tâm village on the outskirts of the capital Hanoi to solve a land dispute. A clash between residents and authorities followed, and three police officers and two civilians were killed. ...

NGOs Ask EU Parliament to Vote Against EU-Vietnam FTA And IPA Over Human Rights Issues
06.02.2020 (RFA) - A total of 28 NGOs Tuesday urged the European Parliament (EP) to postpone consent to the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) until Vietnam’s government agrees to protect the rights of laborers and ensure human rights. ...

Slowakei: Vietnamesischer Diplomat ausgewiesen
06.02.2020 Von Viktoria Großmann (Süddeutsche Zeitung) - Zweieinhalb Jahre nachdem ein vietnamesischer Geschäftsmann in Berlin entführt und über die Slowakei zurück nach Vietnam gebracht wurde, weist die Slowakei nun einen vietnamesischen Diplomaten aus. Damit reagiert das Land auf ein Urteil des Bundesgerichtshofs von dieser Woche. ...

Vietnam total confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 12
06.02.2020 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam said on Thursday it has confirmed two new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total to 12. ...

Coronavirus nCoV-2019 : le nombre de cas monte à 12 au Vietnam
06.02.2020 (Le PetitJournal) - Deux nouveaux cas de coronavirus 2019-nCoV ont été confirmés par le ministère de la Santé ce jeudi 6 février, portant le nombre total de cas au Vietnam à 12, dont 4 transmissions interhumaines. ...

Vietnam: produziert Masken statt Hemden
06.02.2020 Ute Walter (DW) - Angst vor dem Coronavirus greift auch in Vietnam um sich. TNG, einer der größten Textilhersteller Vietnams, produziert zurzeit Gesichtsmasken statt Hemden. ...

Coronavirus in Südostasien - Vietnam wappnet sich gegen Virus
06.02.2020 Marina Mai (taz) - BERLIN - Einige Staaten schließen aus Angst die Grenze zu China, Vietnam hält sie gezwungenermaßen offen. Dabei gibt es eine hohe Dunkelziffer an Infizierten. ...

Vietnam reports H5N6 bird flu outbreak in northern village - OIE
04.02.2020 (Reuters) - PARIS - Vietnam has reported an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu in a village in the northern part of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday ...

Vietnamese Catholics fighting the spread of coronavirus
04.02.2020 by Paul Nguyen Hung (AsiaNews) - Hồ Chí Minh City – The Vietnamese Church has taken a number of steps to counter the spread of the 2019-nCoV virus in the country. ...

Vietnam to quarantine 950 people returning from China at military camps
04.02.2020 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam has assigned the military to quarantine 950 Vietnamese returning from China, where the coronavirus epidemic has killed more than 420 people ...

CHINA - "Fehler" im Umgang mit Corona-Epidemie
04.02.2020 (DW) - Die Coronavirus-Epidemie habe "Fehler und Schwierigkeiten" beim nationalen Notfallmanagement offen gelegt, räumte der Ständige Ausschuss des Politbüros der in China regierenden Kommunistischen Partei ein. ...

NGOs Urge European Parliament to Postpone Consent to EU-Vietnam Trade Deals
04.02.2020 (HRW) - Dear Member of the European Parliament, We are writing ahead of the February 11th plenary vote on the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and Investment Protection Agreement (IPA) to urge you to vote for postponing Parliament’s consent to the deals until ...

Geschäftsmann nach Vietnam entführt: Haftstrafe bestätigt
03.02.2020 (Süddeutsche Zeitung) - Karlsruhe/Berlin (dpa). Die Entführung eines vietnamesischen Geschäftsmanns in Berlin löste eine diplomatische Krise aus - nun ist ein Beteiligter rechtskräftig zu fast vier Jahren Haft verurteilt. Die obersten Strafrichter des Bundesgerichtshofs (BGH) verwarfen die Revision des Mannes ...

Vietnam mit Corona-Angst infiziert - Sieben Menschen am Virus erkrankt / Regierung in sozialen Netzwerken unter Druck
02.02.2020 Von Marina Mai (Neues Deutschland) - In Vietnam sind nach offiziellen Angaben bis zum Wochenende sieben Menschen an dem neuartigen Coronavirus erkrankt. Einer der Männer wurde bereits aus dem Krankenhaus entlassen, die anderen weisen schwere Symptome auf. ...

Coronavirus: Vietnam lockert China-FlugverbotVietnam lockert sein wegen der Coronavirus-Epidemie verhängtes Flugverbot
02.02.2020 (Südtirol Online) - Vietnam Airlines und Vietjet Air würden ab Sonntag Hongkong, Taiwan und Macau wieder anfliegen, teilten die Fluggesellschaften mit. ...

Philippines reports 1st virus death outside of China
02.02.2020 (The Asahi Shimbun) - BEIJING--The Philippines on Sunday reported the first death from a new virus outside of China, where authorities delayed the opening of schools in the worst-hit province and tightened quarantine measures in a city that allow only one family member to venture out to buy supplies. ...

Vietnam bans all flights to and from China over coronavirus
02.02.2020 (Nikkei Asian Review) - HANOI (Reuters) -- Vietnam declared a public health emergency over the coronavirus epidemic on Saturday and said it would halt all flights to and from China. ...

Vietnam bans HK flights, and then drops it
01.02.2020 (RTHK) - Vietnam made an U-turn hours after announcing a ban on flights to Hong Kong as a part of its fight to stop coronavirus from spreading to the country, but lifted it after the SAR officials contacted them. ...

Mekong - Gier nach Sand
01.02.2020 Von Michael Lenz (Neues Deutschland) - Die Gewinnung des Baustoffs aus dem Mekong ruiniert die Lebensgrundlagen am größten Strom Südostasiens. Ein Beispiel für die Folgen des unkontrollierten Sandabbaus für die Umwelt und die Lebensgrundlagen zigtausender Menschen ist das Mekongdelta in Vietnam. ...

Hexenkessel Südchinesisches Meer: Erneute Spannungen zwischen China und den USA
01.02.2020 (RT) - Am vergangenen Samstag kreuzte ein Kriegsschiff der US-Marine in der Nähe der von China beanspruchten Spratly-Inseln im Südchinesischen Meer. Dies gab die US-Marineverwaltung am Dienstag bekannt. Das Südchinesische Meer könnte im Jahr 2020 zu einem Hexenkessel werden. ...





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