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How the 'Lady Gaga of Vietnam' was effectively banned from singing in her own country
12.10.2018 Catherine Clifford (CNBC) -"I used to be a pop star," Mai Khoi says in her presentation at the Oslo Freedom Forum this September. Two years ago, Khoi was a successful musician with multiple albums... she grew bored of the Vietnamese pop industry thanks to the country's restrictive censorship system. "I couldn't feel free," ...

Vietnamese muss wegen Facebook-Post fünf Jahre in Haft
12.10.2018 (derStandard) Mann beschuldigte lokale Behördenvertreter der Korruption.
Wegen "Missbrauchs demokratischer Freiheiten" ist ein Aktivist für Landrechte von einem Gericht im Norden Vietnams zu einer Freiheitsstrafe verurteilt worden. ...

Vietnam blogger sentenced again after Facebook posts
12.10.2018 (Daily Mail) - Vietnam on Friday jailed a blogger who posted critical material on Facebook for five years, his second sentence in less than a month as a hardline administration tightens its grip on dissent. ...

Un militant condamné à cinq ans de prison
12.10.2018 (24heures) - Un militant vietnamien, déjà condamné il y a quelques semaines à quatre ans de détention, s'est vu infliger vendredi une nouvelle condamnation à cinq ans de prison pour avoir diffusé sur Facebook des articles et vidéos critiques à l'encontre du régime communiste. ...

How a Trump decision on trade became a setback for democracy in Vietnam
12.10.2018 By Simon Denyer and David Nakamura | The Washington Post (Stars and Stripes) - It was one of US President Donald Trump’s very first acts: to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sweeping 12-nation trade agreement that had been the centrepiece of President Barack Obama’s strategic “rebalance” toward Asia. ...

Vietnamese Activist Released From Prison After Serving Six-Year Term
11.10.2018 (RFA) - Jailed Vietnamese activist Dinh Nguyen Kha was freed from prison on Thursday after serving a six-year term for handing out leaflets criticizing government policy over disputed islands in the South China Sea. ...

Vinfast startet Autoproduktion - Deutsch-vietnamesische Freundschaft
11.10.2018 (Stern) - Einen großen Aufschlag stellt man sich eigentlich anders. Doch Vinfast, junger Autobauer aus Vietnam, ließ es bei seinem ersten Auftritt in Europa trotz Publikumsmagnet David Beckham zurückhaltend angehen. Dabei haben die Vietnamesen nicht nur in Asien große Pläne. ...

Thailand arrests two after finding tiger body parts in bag
11.10.2018 (Daily Mail) - Thai authorities have arrested two men accused of trying to smuggle tiger bones and meat to Vietnam on a bus, police said Thursday. ...

Deux Vietnamiens arrêtés en Thaïlande avec de la viande de tigre
11.10.2018 (Metro) - Deux Vietnamiens ont été arrêtés dans le nord de la Thaïlande en possession d’os et de viande séchée de tigre qu’ils souhaitaient revendre dans leur pays, a-t-on appris jeudi auprès des autorités locales. ...

Saigon Boomtown!
11.10.2018 (Focus) - Vietnams Boomtown Nummer eins, Saigon, ist Trendsetter in Sachen Kunst und Kulinarik. Wir haben uns zwischen Moderne und Vergangenheit umgesehen und geschlemmt. ...

Over 60 Vietnamese arrested for passport offences in Ops Noda raid
11.10.2018 (The Star Online) - JOHOR BARU: Police detained 68 Vietnamese nationals for various passport offences during a raid at a restaurant in Stulang Laut here. ...

Vietnam's Crackdown on Dissidents Isn't New
10.10.2018 by Heather Stur (The National Interest) - It is the same old routine of human-rights violations.
Kim Nga’s nightmare began earlier this month when she received a mysterious message from her husband’s phone saying police had arrested him in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Her husband, Ngo Van Dung, a blogger and journalist, ...

Vietnam cyber law set for tough enforcement despite Google, Facebook pleas
10.10.2018 Mai Nguyen (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam is preparing to strictly enforce a new cybersecurity law requiring global technology companies to set up local offices and store data locally despite pleas from Facebook, Google and other firms, a government document showed. ...

Is Vietnam moving towards autocracy?
10.10.2018 (The Straits Times) - BANGKOK (THE NATION/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Vietnam's ruling Communist Party appears to be undermining its "collective leadership" system by nominating its chief Nguyen Phu Trong as the country's president, to replace Tran Dai Quang who died last month. ...

Hanoi's dependence on imported textiles will cause trade woes
10.10.2018 (Nikkei Asian Review) - Why Vietnam must do more than cut and sew. Vietnam is on track to become the world's second-biggest exporter of textiles and clothing this year, but it is too soon to celebrate. ...

L'axe Pékin-Moscou, grande peur de l'Occident
09.10.2018 Fabien Herbert (Asialyst) - Le rapprochement est inédit au regard de la rupture sino-soviétique des années 1960 et du conflit frontalier qui opposa les deux États en 1969. Moscou et Pékin sont amenés aujourd’hui à repenser leur stratégie internationale, en cherchant de nouveaux partenaires et alliés. ...

Mekong-Japan partnership strategy agreed at Tokyo summit
09.10.2018 (The Asahi Shimbun) - Five Southeast Asian leaders joined Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the State Guest House in Tokyo on Oct. 9 to adopt an agreement to strengthen ties between their nations and Japan.
The agreement, titled “Tokyo Strategy 2018,” was adopted by Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as Japan, at the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting. ...

Asiens Mekong Gipfel findet dieses Jahr in Japan statt
09.10.2018 von hanako (Sumikai) - Am Dienstag findet in Tokyo der sogenannte Mekong Gipfel statt. Ziel ist dabei, eine freie und offene Indo-Pazifik-Region mit nachhaltiger Entwicklung zu erzielen. ...

Leader of banned Vietnam Buddhist Sect Expelled from Thanh Minh Zen Monastery
08.10.2018 (RFA) - A high-profile human rights activist and supreme patriarch of the Unified Buddhist Church of Vietnam (UBCV) has been expelled from the Thanh Minh Zen monastery in Ho Chi Minh City, where he had been under house arrest since 2003, supporters said. ...

China Reshapes The Vital Mekong River To Power Its Expansion
06.10.2018 Michael Sullivan (NPR) - ... The Golden Triangle is known for being a drug-trafficking hub. The monthly patrols aim "to make the border river safer," according to China's Xinhua News Agency, after the killing of 13 Chinese sailors in 2011. But some analysts see a different interpretation: intimidation. ...

Vietnam: près de 10.500 hectares de forêts ont été détruits illégalement depuis 2015
06.10.2018 (mapecology) - Hanoï – Près de 10.500 hectares de forêts de la province de Dak Lak (Centre) ont été détruits illégalement depuis 2015, a indiqué dans un rapport la délégation provinciale du ministère de l’Agriculture et du développement rural. ...

Staatsbegräbnis für Vietnams Ex-Staats- und Regierungschef Do Muoi
06.10.2018 (Der Farang) - HANOI (dpa) - Er war einer der ältesten noch lebenden Ex-Staats- und Regierungschefs weltweit: Nach seinem Tod im Alter von 101 Jahren hat sich Vietnam nun mit einem Staatsbegräbnis von Do Muoi verabschiedet. ...

Is Vietnam sliding deeper into authoritarianism?
05.10.2018 Author Benjamin Bathke (DW) - On September 21, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang passed away after a long illness. To fill the vacancy, the Communist Party Central Committee nominated General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong as the sole candidate for president ...

Nguyễn Phú Trọng like Ho Chi Minh as Vietnamese president and party leader
05.10.2018 (AsiaNews) - Hanoi – Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party (Đảng Cộng sản Việt Nam) has nominated its General Secretary, Nguyễn Phú Trọng (pictured), for the post of President of Vietnam. Now his nomination goes to the National Assembly for approval, a foregone conclusion. ...

Vietnamese Activists Given Long Prison Terms After One-Day Trial
05.10.2018 (RFA) - Five Vietnamese activists were sentenced Friday in a Ho Chi Minh City court after being found guilty in a one-day trial of involvement in a political group that authorities deemed to have challenged Vietnam’s Communist one-party system. ...

Vietnam encarcela a cinco personas por intento de golpe de Estado
05.10.2018 (europa press) - Vietnam encarcela a cinco personas por intento de golpe de Estado.
Cinco personas han sido condenadas a entre ocho y 15 años de cárcel por intento de golpe de Estado, según han confirmado fuentes policiales al término del juicio celebrado en Ciudad Ho Chi Mihn, la antigua Saigón. ...

The Promise and Pitfalls of Hydropower Development Along the Mekong River
05.10.2018 (World Politics Review) - The collapse of a dam this summer in southeastern Laos, which triggered massive flooding that killed dozens and displaced thousands of people, has brought a renewed focus on hydroelectric dams in mainland Southeast Asia. ...

Vietnam's children and the fear of climate change
04.10.2018 By David Shukman (BBC) - One little girl draws a nightmarish picture of people calling for rescue as they drown in rising water. Another sketches a huge snake with sharp teeth to show the power and danger of flooding. ...

All of Vietnam’s power is in Trong’s hands
04.10.2018 By David Hutt (Asia Times) - Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong is set to assume the presidency, an unprecedented consolidation of power that could make him the Xi Jinping of Vietnam. ...

Wann fällt der erste Schuss im Südchinesischen Meer?
04.10.2018 (Philippinen Magazin) - Manila, Philippinen – Die Spannungen zwischen Washington und Peking gewinnen in unregelmäßigen Abständen an gefährlicher Schärfe. Der jüngste Zwischenfall im Südchinesischen Meer ist ein deutlicher Beweis dafür. ...

Vietnam is the most globalized populous country in modern history
03.10.2018 By Dan Kopf (Quartz) - In 2017, Vietnam’s trade as a percentage of GDP reached over 200%. This is the highest level for any country with over 50 million people in the World Bank’s data, which goes back to 1960. Of the world’s twenty most populous countries, it blows away number two Thailand at 122%. ...

Vietnam : le chef du PC, tenant de la ligne dure, devrait devenir président
03.10.2018 (RTBF) - Le secrétaire général du Parti communiste vietnamien Nguyen Phu Trong, un tenant de la ligne dure, devrait prochainement devenir le président de son pays et ainsi être le premier à cumuler ces deux postes depuis Ho Chi Minh ...

Vietnam's hardline party leader to become president
03.10.2018 (Daily Mail) - Vietnam Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong was nominated Wednesday to become the country's president, effectively making him the most powerful person ...

A muffled cry for freedom in Vietnam
03.10.2018 By David Hutt (Asia Times) - Ruling Communist Party has clamped down hard on budding pro-democracy groups, repression rights groups say is turning the country into a giant prison. ...

Vietnam: End Repression Against Activists
03.10.2018 (Human Rights Watch) - Vietnam National Self-Determination Coalition Members on Trial.
Vietnam should drop politically motivated charges against five pro-democracy campaigners from a political group that challenges the Communist Party of Vietnam’s monopoly on power, Human Rights Watch said today. The government should immediately release them without conditions. ...

Vietnams Ex-Generalsekretär Do Muoi mit 101 Jahren gestorben
02.10.2018 (NZZ) - Der ehemalige vietnamesische Staats- und Regierungschef Do Muoi ist tot. Der ehemalige Generalsekretär der Kommunistischen Partei starb am Montag im Alter von 101 Jahren ...

Do Muoi, Vietnam’s Leader in Economic Transition, Dies at 101
02.10.2018 By Seth Mydans (NYT) - Do Muoi, a Vietnamese revolutionary who served for six years as the country’s leader during its transition to a market economy under a Communist government, died on Monday in Hanoi. He was 101. ...

Gefährlicher Zwischenfall im Südchinesischen Meer
02.10.2018 (Philippinen Magazin) - Manila, Philippinen – Zwischen zwei Kriegsschiffen der USA und Chinas ist es in einem umstrittenen Seegebiet im Südchinesischen Meer beinahe zu einer Kollision gekommen. ...

Verschleppter Vietnamese in Berlin - Slowakei ermittelt nach Entführung
02.10.2018 (Tagesschau) - Nach der Entführung des vietnamesischen Geschäftmannes Trinh Xuan Thanh 2017 in Berlin hat die Slowakei Ermittlungen eingeleitet. Nach Angaben der zuständigen Staatsanwaltschaft besteht der Verdacht, dass er mit einer slowakischen Regierungsmaschine in sein Heimatland geflogen wurde. ...

Latest Count: Vietnam Holds 246 Prisoners of Conscience
01.10.2018 (Mach Song Media) - According to the Now! Campaign, which consists of 14 international and Vietnamese civil society organizations, the government of Vietnam is holding at least 246 in prisons or similar forms of detention compared to 165 cases in November 2017, when the campaign was launched. ...

A Protest Singer Finds Her Voice in Vietnam’s Police State
01.10.2018 By Mike Ives (NYT) - HANOI, Vietnam — The taxi was weaving through evening traffic, inches from the motorbikes that were swarming it like hornets. Such maneuvering, and proximity to danger, is common on Vietnamese roads. But Mai Khoi, the singer-songwriter in the back seat, said it felt familiar on more than one level. ...

Vietnam jails another Facebook user for comments critical of government
27.09.2018 (Reuters) - HANOI - A court in Vietnam has jailed a Facebook user for 2-1/2 years over anti-government comments he posted on the social media website, police said on Thursday, as the Southeast Asian country continues its crackdown on dissent. Bui Manh Dong, 40, was convicted of “abusing democratic freedoms to infringe upon the interests of the state” at a trial in the Mekong Delta province of Can Tho ...

High chances of China avoiding US tariffs by using Vietnam
27.09.2018 (Fibre2Fashion) - Vietnam may suffer collateral damage if Chinese businesses use made-in-Vietnam labels to avoid US tariffs, experts from the Vietnamese textile and footwear industry caution. According to economist Vu Dinh Anh, there is high probability of Chinese firms seeking to export their products through Vietnam to the United States amid the ongoing US-China trade war. ...

Lajcak Warned Vietnam Against Possible Consequences in Abduction Case
26.09.2018 (TASR) - New York/Bratislava - Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajcak met with his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Binh Minh in New York on Tuesday. The meeting was dominated by the topic of kidnapping of former Petrovietnam Construction chief Trinh Xuan Thanh from Germany, in which the Vietnamese authorities allegedly abused, according to a number of circumstantial evidence, the territory of Slovakia and the country's government aircraft. ...

Vietnam jails 15 more over economic zone protests
26.09.2018 (Reuters) - HANOI - A court in Vietnam jailed 15 people on Wednesday for terms ranging from two to 4-1/2 years after they were arrested during mass protests in June against plans for special economic zones, state media said. Despite sweeping reforms, communist-ruled Vietnam tolerates little dissent, with protests often broken up by police, though the constitution allows freedom of assembly. ...

Vietnam’s new female president would do little for women’s rights – activists
25.09.2018 (Asian Correspondent) - DESPITE Vietnam’s move to install its first female president recently, activists said the appointment would do little to improve women’s rights. “I think while Ngoc Thinh’s appointment is symbolically important, its wider significance is limited to some women who are Communist Party members,” said activist and dissident Do Nguyen Mai Khoi ...

Five Vietnamese Activists Will go on Trial in October
25.09.2018 (RFA) - Five Vietnamese activists held without trial for almost two years will now go to court on Oct. 5 in Ho Chi Minh City, also called Saigon, a defense lawyer and family member said. ...

Belastender Boom
24.09.2018 (Spiegel Online) - Die Halong-Bucht mit ihren spektakulären Inseln und Kalkfelsen ist eines der Topreiseziele in Vietnam. In den vergangenen Jahren hat sich das Gebiet aber massiv verändert, weil zu viele Besucher kommen. ...

Vietnamese Citizen Handed Two-Year Prison Term For Facebook Writings
24.09.2018 (RFA) - A Vietnamese citizen active on Facebook was sentenced on Monday by a court in Can Tho province to a two year and three month prison term for “abusing democratic freedoms to infringe upon the interests of the State,” state media reported ...

Le gouvernement vietnamien appelé à modifier sa loi sur la cybersécurité
22.09.2018 (Églises d'Asie) - Le 12 juin dernier, l’Assemblée vietnamienne votait une loi controversée sur la sécurité en ligne, exigeant un contrôle plus sévère des internautes. Aujourd’hui, plusieurs ONG et de nombreux militants pour les Droits de l’Homme dans le pays appellent le gouvernement à modifier sa loi afin qu’elle soit conforme aux normes internationales, estimant qu’en l’état, elle s’attaquait à la liberté d’expression des citoyens vietnamiens. ...

As sand mining grows, Asia’s deltas are sinking, water experts warn
22.09.2018 (The Asahi Shimbun) - STOCKHOLM-- Sand mining from rivers is depriving many low-lying Asian deltas of the sediment they need to maintain themselves, raising the risk of worsening land loss to sea level rise, researchers say. “We have created a recipe for climate disaster,” said Marc Goichot of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). ...

Vietnam by Max Hastings review – an effort to exonerate the US military
22.09.2018 Jonathan Steele (The Guardian) - A long and detailed history of the fighting in Vietnam misunderstands how opposition to the war understood exactly what it represented. Max Hastings has direct experience of the Vietnam war. In January 1968 he was in a group of foreign journalists treated by Lyndon Johnson to a collective interview that became a harangue. ...

Vietnam’s new competition law
21.09.2018 Author: Karry Lai (IFLR) - Vietnam’s revised competition law, which comes into effect on July 1 2019, aims to bring the country’s existing 2004 law, in line with international leniency programme and prohibits all economic concentrations which have or potentially have a significant competition restraining impact in the market. ...

Vietnamese citizen-journalist facing second, longer jail term
21.09.2018 (RSF) - After being sentenced this week to four years in prison on a charge of “disturbing public order” for filming an eviction, Vietnamese citizen-journalist and video blogger Do Cong Duong could soon face an even longer sentence on a charge of “abusing democratic freedoms.” ...

Vietnam. El bloguero Do Cong Duong, condenado a cuatro años de cárcel, podría recibir una sentencia mayor
21.09.2018 (RSF) - El periodista y bloguero Do Cong Duong, ya sentenciado esta semana a cuatro años de cárcel, se enfrenta a una nueva condena más larga por “abusar de las libertades democráticas”. ...

Eisernes Staatsoberhaupt - Vietnams Präsident Tran Dai Quang ist tot
21.09.2018 (Stern) - Der ehemalige Polizist war seit April 2016 Präsident des autoritäre und kommunistischen Vietnam. Unter seiner Führung hielt die Unterdrückung von Andersdenkenden an. Nun ist Tran Dai Quang mit 61 Jahren in einem Militärkrankenhaus verstorben. Quang litt zuletzt an einer schweren Krankheit. ...

Muere el presidente de Vietnam tras larga enfermedad que mantuvo en secreto
21.09.2018 (El Comercio) - El presidente de Vietnam, Tran Dai Quang, falleció el viernes a los 61 años en el Hospital Militar Central de Hanoi, donde recibía tratamiento contra una larga enfermedad mantenida en secreto hasta el final por el régimen comunista. ...

Décès du président vietnamien Tran Daï Quang
21.09.2018 Par Cyrille Pluyette (Le Figaro) - Figure du camp conservateur au sein du régime communiste, le président vietnamien Tran Dai Quang est décédé vendredi à l'âge de 61 ans, ont annoncé les médias d'État nationaux. ...

Tran Dai Quang, Hard-Line Vietnamese President, Dies at 61
21.09.2018 Mike Ives (The New York Times) - President Tran Dai Quang of Vietnam, a former police general who presided over a crackdown on free speech in that one-party state, died on Friday. He was 61. ...

Pho, Bun und Kaffee - Das sollten Sie beim Vietnamesen bestellen
21.09.2018 Denise Snieguole Wachter (Stern) - Die vietnamesische Küche ist historisch bedingt stark von der chinesischen Küche beeinflusst – zumindest im Norden. Im Süden finden sich auch kulinarische Einflüsse aus Thailand und Indien. ...

Vietnam jails teacher to 14 years over attempted subversion
20.09.2018 (Daily Mail) - HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - A court in northern Vietnam has sentenced a former primary schoolteacher to 14 years in prison after finding him guilty on charges of attempting to overthrow the communist government. Dao Quang Thuc, 58, was convicted of posting on his Facebook page articles with "reactionary contents," the official Vietnam News Agency reported. ...

Vietnam: Activist and journalist sentenced to four years jail
20.09.2018 (IFJ) - Do Cong Duong, Vietnamese land rights activist and citizen journalist was sentenced to 48 months jail for ‘disturbing public order’. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) have strongly crticised the ruling and demanded that all charges against Duong be dropped. ...

Condamné à quatre ans de prison, le blogueur vietnamien Do Cong Duong risque une peine encore plus lourde
20.09.2018 (RSF) - Une peine de quatre ans de prison a été ordonnée en début de semaine contre le journaliste citoyen Do Cong Duong pour avoir documenté une expulsion. Il doit être bientôt traduit devant une nouvelle cour pour “abus de ses libertés démocratiques”. ...

Vietnamese Fighting Back on Plastic Pollution
19.09.2018 (VOA) - HO CHI MINH CITY — For many Vietnamese people, it is a ritual as circadian as the sunrise: On the way to work, they pull over their motorbikes to grab an iced coffee from a street vendor, complete with a plastic cup, plastic lid, plastic straw, and plastic case to hang from the bikes as they drive. ...

Die Cao Dai Religion aus Vietnam - Wenn der Tempel zum Farbenspiel wird
19.09.2018 Franziska Broich (DOMRADIO.DE) - Die Religion des Cao Dai verbindet den Buddhismus, mit dem Taoismus und dem Christentum. Obwohl das friedliche Zusammenleben im Vordergrund steht, geht die kommunistische Regierung Vietnams dagegen vor. ...

Can Vietnam weather Trump’s trade storm?
19.09.2018 Author: Suiwah Leung, ANU (East Asia Forum) - Vietnam has become one of the most open economies in the world. Any development resulting in a shrinkage in world trade and growth such as the US–China trade war will inevitably affect its economy. ...

Vietnam : condamné à 14 ans de prison pour avoir critiqué le régime sur Facebook
19.09.2018 Thibaut Deleaz et AFP (RTL) - Un ancien instituteur de 58 ans a été condamné à 14 ans de prison au Vietnam pour avoir critiqué le régime sur Facebook. Ses propos ont été assimilés à une "tentative de renversement".
Il a été reconnu coupable de "tentative de renversement" du régime. ...

Vietnamese blogger missing since arrest by police two weeks ago
18.09.2018 (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Ngo Van Dung, a Vietnamese blogger and citizen-journalist whose location has been unknown since his arrest by police on a street in Ho Chi Minh City (the former Saigon) exactly two weeks ago. ...

Vietnam : le blogueur Ngo Van Dung kidnappé par la police depuis deux semaines
18.09.2018 (RSF) - Le journaliste citoyen Ngo Van Dung est porté disparu depuis qu’il a été arrêté il y a exactement deux semaines par des policiers dans les rues d’Hô-Chi-Minh-Ville. Reporters sans frontières (RSF) exige des autorités vietnamiennes qu’elles le libèrent sur-le-champ. ...

Vietnamese syndicate used tin foil in paper bags to fool anti-theft sensors in brazen crime spree
18.09.2018 (The Straits Times) - SINGAPORE - Police have arrested four Vietnamese nationals for suspected theft of 868 items from major clothing stores across Singapore, in the biggest case to date involving a shoplifting syndicate. ...

Japanese sub conducts drills in South China Sea for 1st time
17.09.2018 By Takateru Doi (Asahi Shimbun) - Demonstrating freedom of navigation, a Japanese submarine for the first time conducted drills in the South China Sea where China is constructing military facilities, according to Japanese government sources. ...

Vietnam’s Rights Violations Put Trade Deal with EU at Risk
17.09.2018 Claudio Francavilla (HRW) - The European Union (EU)’s efforts to finalize a free trade deal with Vietnam are at risk because of Vietnam’s poor human rights record.
In a joint letter sent this week, 32 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) raised a slew of “grave” human rights concerns, including the jailing of dissidents, ...

32 MEPs send a joint letter to Mrs Mogherini and Commissioner Malmström to ask for more Human Rights progress in Vietnam
17.09.2018 (Ramon Tremosa) - The MEPs give this advise ahead of the possible ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA). After her 25 June meeting with Vietnam’s Minister for Trade and Industry Trần Tuấn Anh, Trade Commissioner Malmström stressed the important opportunity the conclusion of the EVFTA represents for both the EU’s and Vietnam’s economy, and mentioned Vietnam’s “clear commitments to respect human rights and to comply with International Labour Organisation conventions” ...

Vietnam Land Rights Activist Do Cong Duong Handed 48-Month Jail Term
17.09.2018 (RFA) - A court in the northern Vietnamese province of Bac Ninh sentenced land rights activist and citizen journalist Do Cong Duong 48 months in prison on Monday for “disturbing public order,” his lawyer told RFA’s Vietnamese Service. ...

20 Jahre Haft für Bürgerrechtler
16.09.2018 Von: Michael Lenz (Der Farang) - HANOI: Abgeschirmt durch Polizei- und Armeeeinheiten verurteilte ein Gericht in Vietnam den katholischen Bürgerrechtler Le Dinh Luong zu 20 Jahren Haft sowie zu weiteren fünf Jahren Hausarrest. ...

This Vietnamese singer tried to battle state censorship. Now she only performs there in secret
15.09.2018 By Paul Mooney (The Washington Post) - HANOI — The audience sits in the tiny theater. A spotlight opens slowly, exposing the outline of four men on stage tapping bamboo to mimic the sound of rain. A young woman dressed in white emerges from the background and begins to sing. She is Do Nguyen Mai Khoi, pop star, blackballed political candidate, democracy advocate — and the recipient this year of the Vaclav Havel International Prize for Creative Dissent ...

Hanoi urges its citizens to stop eating dog meat
15.09.2018 By Paul Kennedy (The Nation) - An international animal welfare charity has welcomed the news that the city government is considering banning the consumption of dog meat in certain areas. ...

Vietnamese Court Upholds Democracy Advocate's 13-Year Sentence
14.09.2018 (RFA) - An appeals court in northern Vietnam’s Thai Binh province upheld the sentence of jailed democracy activist Nguyen Van Tuc on Friday, returning him to prison to serve his full term of 13 years, Vietnamese source said. ...

SEZs in Vietnam: What’s in a Name?
14.09.2018 By Nguyen Minh Quang (The Diplomat) - Why are Special Economic Zones so attractive to Vietnam’s government, despite proven shortcomings? The Vietnamese government sees special economic zones (SEZs) as the most important source for future economic growth momentum and breakthrough institutional reforms. Unfortunately, as I analyzed in the first part of this series, the dawn of the Vietnamese SEZs does not appear very bright. ...

Weltwirtschaftsforum in Hanoi - Kritische Stimmen nicht erwünscht
13.09.2018 Marina Mai (taz) - Beim großen diplomatischen Ereignis in Hanoi sollen Menschenrechtler nicht stören. Ihnen wird die Einreise verweigert. Vietnam hat zwei Vertretern internationaler Menschenrechtsorganisationen die Einreise verweigert und sie bis zu ihrer Abschiebung auf dem Hanoier Flughafen inhaftiert. ...

Vietnam court jails activist for 12 years
13.09.2018 (Reuters) - HANOI - A court in central Vietnam has jailed an activist for 12 years, on an accusation of trying to overthrow the state, his lawyer said on Thursday, days after two rights campaigners were barred from attending a meeting of the World Economic Forum in Hanoi. ...

Vietnam jails activist after rights groups barred from WEF
12.09.2018 (Daily Mail) - A Vietnamese dissident was jailed Wednesday for 12 years on charges of trying to overthrow the state, days after the communist country refused entry to rights campaigners for a major business forum in Hanoi.
Vietnam has a dismal rights record and has come under fire for a brutal crackdown against critics in the past two years that has seen scores jailed. ...

12 años de cárcel para activista vietnamita por tratar de derrocar al régimen
12.09.2018 (La Vanguardia) - (EFE).- Un activista vietnamita fue condenado hoy a 12 años de prisión por realizar actividades para derrocar el Gobierno, según una sentencia del tribunal popular de la ciudad de Dong Hoi (norte). ...

Vietnam : douze ans de prison pour "tentative de renversement" du régime
12.09.2018 (Le Nouvelliste) - Un dissident vietnamien a été condamné mercredi à douze ans de prison pour "tentative de renversement" du régime communiste qui ne cesse de durcir sa politique envers les opposants. ...

Viêt-Nam. Le militant scandaleusement condamné à 12 ans d'emprisonnement doit être remis en liberté
12.09.2018 (Amnesty International) - Réagissant aux informations signalant que le militant Nguyen Trung Truc a été condamné à 12 ans d'emprisonnement après avoir été déclaré coupable d'avoir « mené des activités visant à renverser le gouvernement du peuple » par un tribunal de la ville de Dong Hoi, Minar Pimple, directeur général des opérations mondiales à Amnesty International, a déclaré : ...

Viet Nam: Activist given disgraceful 12-year jail sentence must be released
12.09.2018 (Amnesty International) - Responding to the news that activist Nguyen Trung Truc has been sentenced to 12 years in prison after being found guilty of “carrying out activities to overthrow the people’s administration” by a court in Dong Hoi City, Minar Pimple Amnesty International’s Senior Director of Global Operations said ...

Vietnam: Drop Long Prison Sentence Against Activist
12.09.2018 (HRW) - (New York) – The Vietnamese authorities should quash the politically motivated conviction of the rights activist Nguyen Van Tuc and immediately release him without conditions, Human Rights Watch said today. ...

Gazprom: Auch hier hat man die Finger im Spiel!
11.09.2018 Von Marco Schnepf (Finanztrends) - Gazprom informiert über Geschäftsbemühungen in Südostasien: Wie der russische Staatskonzern kürzlich mitteilte, habe sich Konzernchef Alexey Miller mit dem Generalsekretär der Kommunistischen Partei Vietnams (KPV), Nguyen Phu Trong, getroffen, um die beiderseitige Zusammenarbeit zu besprechen. ...

WEF in Vietnam: The tiger leaps
11.09.2018 Manuela Kasper-Claridge (DW) - The World Economic Forum on ASEAN countries has begun in Vietnam — a fitting host given its status as the fastest-growing economy in Southeast Asia. ...

Vietnam: Drop Charges Against Rights Campaigner
10.09.2018 (HRW) - (New York) – Vietnamese authorities should drop all charges against Nguyen Trung Truc for peaceful rights activism and release him immediately, Human Rights Watch said today. ...

Vietnam denies entry to rights advocates invited to WEF
10.09.2018 (Daily Mail) - Vietnam has denied entry to two prominent rights campaigners invited to attend this week's World Economic Forum in Hanoi, as the one-party communist state continues its hard line on critics of its dismal rights record. ...

Das Geheimnis von Asiens bester Brühe – erklärt von einem Vietnamesen
10.09.2018 Denise Snieguole Wachter (Stern) - Familie Vu flüchtete aus Vietnam über Indonesien nach Deutschland. Hier angekommen haben sie vor allem eins bewahrt: das Geheimnis des vietnamesischen Nationalgerichts – Pho.

Vietnam bars second rights campaigner from World Economic Forum
10.09.2018 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam has refused to let a campaigner from Amnesty International attend the World Economic Forum (WEF) set to be held in the southeast Asian nation this week, the rights group said on Monday, the second such refusal in as many days. ...

Vietnam verweigert der Generalsekretärin der Internationalen Föderation für Menschenrechte die Einreise
10.09.2018 Do Ha (Forum Vietnam 21) - Vietnam hat der Generalsekretärin der Internationalen Föderation für Menschenrechte, Debbie Stothard, die Teilnahme am Weltwirtschaftsforum verweigert. Debbie Stothard konnte am Sonntag nicht nach Vietnam einreisen, als sie am internationalen Flughafen Noi Bai in Hanoi ankam, um an der Veranstaltung teilzunehmen, sagte die Sprecherin des World Economic Forum, Fon Mathuros ...

Viêt-Nam. Un haut responsable d’Amnesty International se voit refuser l’entrée sur le territoire dans un contexte d’intolérance croissante concernant la liberté d'expression
10.09.2018 (Amnesty International) - Le directeur général des Opérations mondiales d’Amnesty International, Minar Pimple, s’est vu refuser un visa d’entrée pour intervenir lors du Forum économique mondial sur l’ANASE qui se déroule à Hanoï cette semaine. Ce refus est une nouvelle preuve de la répression exercée par les autorités vietnamiennes à l’encontre de la liberté d’expression. ...

Vietnam niega la entrada al país a una activista de DDHH invitada al Foro Económico Mundial
09.09.2018 (Europa Press) - Las autoridades de Vietnam han negado la entrada en el país a una de las la secretarias generales de la Federación Internacional de los Derechos Humanos (FIDH), Debbie Stothard, invitada para asitir al Foro Económico Mundial de la Asociación de Naciones del Sureste Asiático (ASEAN) que se celebrará del 11 al 13 de septiembre en Hanói. ...

Vietnam denies entry to human rights campaigner to attend World Economic Forum
09.09.2018 (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam has refused entry to the Secretary General of the International Federation for Human Rights, Debbie Stothard, to attend the World Economic Forum to be held in the country next week, the Swiss-based international foundation said on Sunday. ...

China’s plan for conquest of the South Pacific
07.09.2018 By Kerry K Gershaneck (Asia Times) - China's militarization of South China Sea features allows its fighters to reach deep into the South Pacific, jeopardizing US bases while advancing Beijing's 'neo-colonial' ambitions
Beijing’s militarization of islands and features it claims in the South China Sea is by now widely seen as a threat to freedom of navigation in one of the world’s most strategically important waterways. ...

Freier Handel gegen freie Schifffahrt
07.09.2018 Von Friederike Böge (FAZ) - China drängt ein britisches Kriegsschiff zum Verlassen der Gewässer um die Paracel-Inseln, die es entgegen internationalem Verständis für sich beansprucht: Solche Handlungen könnten ein Freihandelsabkommen mit Großbritannien gefährden. ...

China erbost über britisches Kriegsschiff
07.09.2018 (NZZ) - China hat erzürnt auf die Fahrt eines britischen Kriegsschiffes nahe einer Inselgruppe im Südchinesischen Meer reagiert. Grossbritannien müsse solche «Provokationen sofort beenden», warnte das chinesische Aussenministerium ...

Zehn Jahre Deutsch-Vietnamesische Hochschule
07.09.2018 Autor Hans Spross (DW) - Die Deutsch-Vietnamesische Hochschule (VGU) in Ho-Chi-Minh-Stadt (Saigon) feiert dieser Tage zehnjähriges Bestehen. Stephan Geifes vom Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst (DAAD) zieht eine Bilanz dieser Kooperation. ...

Lebensaufgabe Ginseng-Rettung Vietnamese hortet die Heilwurzel
06.09.2018 (Der Farang) - NGOC LINH (dpa) - Ngoc Linh-Ginseng wächst hauptsächlich auf dem gleichnamigen Berg im Hochland Vietnams. Dort versucht Tran Hoan mit seiner Ginseng-Plantage die seltene Heilpflanze vor dem Aussterben zu retten. ...

Russland will Kooperation mit Vietnam massiv intensivieren – Putin
06.09.2018 (Sputnik) - Der russische Präsident Wladimir Putin hat das Interesse Russlands an einer intensiven Kooperation in verschiedenen Bereichen mit Vietnam geäußert. ...

Hanoi gives green light to Yuan in seven provinces. Economists: Damaging for the country
06.09.2018 by Joseph Chuong (AsiaNews) - Hanoi - Starting from October 12th, in seven northern border provinces, it will be possible to use the Yuan, the currency of the People's Republic of China. Sharing the fears of many citizens, economist Nguyễn Trí Hiếu states: "Since the beginning of 2018, the Viet Nam Đồng (VND) has appreciated by 1.8% against the yuan. ...

Renoncement au dollar: le Vietnam prêt à soutenir les initiatives russes
06.09.2018 (Sputnik) - La Russie et le Vietnam entendent effectuer plus de paiements en devises nationales, a déclaré Vladimir Poutine, qui s’est entretenu ce jeudi avec le secrétaire général du Parti communiste vietnamien. ...

Handelsgemeinschaft ohne die USA
04.09.2018 (TRT) - Die Spannungen zwischen den USA und ihren großen Handelspartnern führt zur Bildung des größten Handels-Blocks der Welt. Länder in der Asien-Pazifik Region nähern sich der Bildung einer Handelsgemeinschaft ohne die USA. Die Gruppe besteht aus den 10 Mitgliedsstaaten der Vereinigung südostasiatischer Staaten ASEAN, Brunei, Indonesien, Philippinen, Kambodscha, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapur, Thailand und Vietnam sowie China, Japan, Südkorea, Indien, Australien und Neuseeland. ...

Vietnamese Police Attack Crowd Seeking Release of Detained Protesters
04.09.2018 (RFA) - Police in south-central Vietnam’s coastal Quang Ngai province on Monday attacked a crowd of hundreds who had gathered outside government offices to demand the release of 31 protesters detained over the weekend following clashes over pollution from a waste-processing plant, Vietnamese sources say. ...

2 Vietnamese Americans jailed for 14 years over bomb plots
04.09.2018 (The Asahi Shimbun) - HANOI--A Vietnamese court found two Vietnamese-Americans guilty of terrorism on Wednesday and sentenced them to 14 years in prison for masterminding bomb plots earlier this year, a court official told Reuters. ...

Vietnam's economic zones derailed by anti-China protests
03.09.2018 Atsushi Tomiyama (Nikkei Asian Review) - HANOI -- The Vietnamese government's plan to open the country's first three special economic zones have been stalled until next year at the earliest due to large demonstrations by those wary of an influx of Chinese businesses. ...

Caritas auprès des familles migrantes de Saïgon
01.09.2018 (Eglises d'Asie) - Les catholiques de l’archidiocèse de Saïgon sont engagés, depuis des années, dans les lieux de mission de la banlieue de la ville, dont la population continue de croître pour atteindre aujourd’hui près de 14 millions d’habitants. ...

Vietnam arrests four ahead of national day
01.09.2018 (Daily Mail) - Vietnam has arrested at least four people this week in the lead-up to its national day on Sunday, state media said, accusing them of attempting to sabotage national security. ...

Vietnam’s famous alcohol aphrodisiac can boost your sex drive – but do you have any idea what’s in it?
01.09.2018 Anemi Wick (SCMP) - Ruou thuoc is said to have healing properties, from reducing aches to improving virility, but choose your brew with care. Do you really want to support the illegal trade in wildlife parts by having one containing cobra blood or bear paw? ...

Vietnam erlaubt Zahlungsabwicklung in chinesischen Yuan
31.08.2018 (Deutsche Wirtschaftsnachrichten) - Die Staatsbank von Vietnam (SBV) hat offiziell die Verwendung der chinesischen Landeswährung Renminbi (Yuan) für Handelszahlungen im Grenzgebiet zu China genehmigt, um das Wechselkursrisiko zu verringern. ...

Thousands of Vietnamese, including offspring of US troops, could be deported under Trump policy
31.08.2018 By Simon Denyer (The Washington Post) - Robert Huynh is the son of an American serviceman, although he never knew his father. His mother is Vietnamese, and he was conceived during the Vietnam War. In 1984, nine years after the last American troops left the country, Huynh, then 14, moved to Louisville, Ky., ...

Les quatre finalistes du "Nobel alternatif"
30.08.2018 Par Vincy Thomas (Livres Hebdo) - Quatre auteurs, dont deux francophones, ont été choisis par les internautes parmi les 47 écrivains proposés par la Nouvelle Académie. La Française Maryse Condé, le Japonais Haruki Murakami, la Québécoise Kim Thúy et le Britannique Neil Gaiman sont en lice pour ce prix créé en l'absence de remise du prix Nobel de littérature cette année. ...

Vier Nominierungen für alternativen Literaturnobelpreis
29.08.2018 (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg) - Haruki Murakami, Kim Thuy, Maryse Condé und Neil Gaiman wurden bei einer weltweiten Online-Abstimmung und von schwedischen Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekaren ausgewählt. ...

Canadian writer Kim Thuy among finalists for New Academy Prize in Literature
29.08.2018 Ugo Giguere (National Post) - MONTREAL — A Quebec writer is among the four finalists for the New Academy Prize in Literature. Author Kim Thuy has joined Maryse Conde, Neil Gaiman and Haruki Murakami on the short list for the award. ...

Vietnam arrests exiles group member with weapons: security ministry
30.08.2018 James Pearson (Reuters) - HANOI - Police in Vietnam have arrested a man accused of being a member of a “terrorist” group and planning attacks in the country, the Ministry of Public Security said on Thursday. ...

Vietnam to let traders use yuan along China border
29.08.2018 (Nikkei Asian Review) - HO CHI MINH CITY -- Vietnam plans to officially allow the use of the Chinese yuan for trading goods in its northern border towns, the central bank said on Wednesday. ...

Vietnamese Activist Extends Hunger Strike, Citing Unmet Demands
28.08.2018 (RFA) - Vietnamese democracy advocate Tran Huynh Duy Thuc has extended a hunger strike begun two weeks ago to protest police pressure on him to plead guilty in exchange for amnesty, family members say. ...

Los años trágicos de John McCain en Vietnam
28.08.2018 Autor: Cristina Cifuentes (La Tercera) - El fallecido senador republicano fue capturado en 1967 en Vietnam, después de saltar en paracaídas luego de que su avión recibiera un misil. McCain pasó cinco años como prisionero de guerra. ...

Vietnam braces for National Day protests in Hanoi
27.08.2018 Khanh Vu (Reuters) - HANOI - Vietnam has ordered police and military forces in the capital, Hanoi, to prevent big gatherings or protests during its National Day holiday next month, the Hanoi People’s Committee said on Monday. ...

Human Rights Watch calls on Australia to talk tough with Vietnam
27.08.2018 By Nick Baker (SBS) - Australia should challenge Vietnam on its "abysmal human rights record" when the two countries meet to discuss the topic this week, an advocacy group says. ...

Gesundheitsschädlich: Vietnam fordert Entschädigung für Opfer des Monsanto-produzierten Herbizids
27.08.2018 (RT Deutsch) - Über 40 Jahre nach dem Ende des Vietnamkrieges leidet die vietnamesische Bevölkerung immer noch unter dessen Folgen. Die Regierung des südöstlichen Landes will aber die Verantwortlichen zur Rechenschaft ziehen. ...

Nach McCains Tod: Jetzt äußert sich sein Folterknecht aus Vietnam
27.08.2018 (Huffington Post) - Der republikanische US-Senator John McCain ist am Samstag mit 81 Jahren verstorben. Jetzt äußert ausgerechnet sein ehemaliger Gefängnisdirektor im Vietnamkrieg, Tran Trong Duyet, sein Beileid. ...

Tributes paid in Vietnam to ex-prisoner of war John McCain
27.08.2018 (Sky UK) - By Philip Whiteside, news reporter - Tributes have been paid in Vietnam to John McCain, the American senator and former navy pilot shot down over Hanoi during the US war with the southeast Asian nation. ...

Au Vietnam, le décès de John McCain, fait la Une des journaux
26.08.2018 (RFI) - Au Vietnam, le décès de John McCain fait la Une de tous les journaux. L’ancien pilote de guerre est en effet considéré ici comme un faiseur de paix, l’un des seuls hommes politiques américains, aux côtés de l’ancien président Bill Clinton et de l’ancien secrétaire d’Etat John Kerry, à avoir tout fait pour normaliser les relations entre les deux anciens pays ennemis. ...

Vietnam trauert um McCain
26.08.2018 (Der Farang) - HANOI (dpa) - Der Tod von US-Senator John McCain hat auch beim ehemaligen Kriegsgegner Vietnam Trauer ausgelöst. Der Politiker und Vietnam-Veteran galt in dem südostasiatischen Land als ein Brückenbauer. Der Navy-Pilot McCain war im Vietnamkrieg in Kriegsgefangenschaft geraten und wurde gefoltert. Erst nach fünf Jahren kam er frei. ...

Mort de Bui Tin, ancien officier de l’armée nord-vietnamienne, devenu dissident
24.08.2018 Par Bruno Philip (Le Monde) - Mort en exil à Montreuil (Seine-Saint-Denis), samedi 11 août, à l’âge de 90 ans, l’ancien colonel Bui Tin incarna la désillusion de certains intellectuels nord-vietnamiens à l’égard du régime communiste d’Hanoï, dont ils furent naguère les partisans durant la guerre contre les Français et les Américains. ...

Patriotismus auf Probe gestellt: Webseite gewährt Zugang zu Serie je nach Position zu Inselstreit
24.08.2018 (RT Deutsch) - Die wahnsinnig beliebte chinesische Fernsehserie Story of Yanxi Palace über die Qing-Dynastie besteht aus 70 Folgen, die ersten 54 davon sind kostenlos. Die nächsten achten Folgen seien aber nur für iQiyi-Abonnenten zugänglich. Davon profitiert die vietnamesische Piraten-Webseite Bom Tan, die diese acht Folgen kostenlos anbietet, dafür aber eine richtige Antwort auf eine politische Frage als Gegenleistung erwartet. ...

Vietnamese website taunts Chinese drama fans with South China Sea quiz
24.08.2018 James Pearson (Reuters) - HANOI - A Vietnamese website, which only works when users correctly answer a quiz about disputed islands in the South China Sea, has infuriated scores of television fans in China desperate to catch the latest episode of a popular Chinese period drama. ...

More than 3,000 Vietnamese fell victim to human traffickers in 2012-2017
24.08.2018 By Khanh Vu (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - HANOI - More than 3,000 people in Vietnam, most of them women and children, were trafficked between 2012 and 2017, many of them into China, the Ministry of Public Security said on Friday, ...

Vietnam jails two Americans for 14 years for trying to 'overthrow state'
24.08.2018 Hannah Ellis-Petersen (The Guardian) - A court in Vietnam has sentenced two Americans to 14 years in jail for to “attempting to overthrow the state”, state media reported. ...

Vietnam: peines de prison pour 12 personnes dont deux Américains
22.08.2018 (RFI) - Douze personnes ont été condamnées ce mercredi 22 août au Vietnam à des peines de 5 à 14 ans de prison pour tentative de renversement de l'Etat. Parmi elles, deux Américains, accusés d'être venus des Etats-Unis pour soutenir le complot. ...

Vietnam: Activists Beaten in Concert Raid
22.08.2018 (Human Rights Watch) - New York – Vietnamese government officers and men in civilian clothes raided a concert in Ho Chi Minh City on August 15, 2018, and severely beat the performer and two prominent activists in the audience, Human Rights Watch said today. Vietnam should conduct an impartial, transparent, and thorough investigation of the attack. ...

Global domain names come to Vietnam
22.08.2018 (The Nation) - THE AVAILABILITY of a series of new foreign domain names in the Vietnamese market is offering more choices to local companies and opening up new opportunities for domain name registrars. ...

A Late Start: Renewable Energy Development In Vietnam
21.08.2018 By Lars Blume (CleanTechnica) - In 2015, Vietnam’s installed capacity reached 39.35 GW. Coal (3.5%), gas (22.5%) and medium and large-scale hydropower (37.5%) were the three main pillars of electricity production in 2015, whereas renewable energy sources account for just 5.4% ...

Vietnam puts 12 people on trial for alleged subversion
21.08.2018 (The Washington Post) - HANOI, Vietnam — A court in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City has begun the trial of 12 people, including two American citizens, on subversion charges as government authorities step up a crackdown on dissent. ...

Vietnam verurteilt Aktivist zu 20 Jahren Haft
21.08.2018 Thach Duong (Forum Vietnam 21) - In einer Verfolgungswelle gegen Dissidenten in Vietnam wurde ein Aktivist zu 20 Jahren Haft verurteilt. Reporter ohne Grenzen (RSF) fordert die Mitglieder des Europäischen Parlaments auf, das Freihandelsabkommen mit Vietnam einzufrieren, solange Informationsfreiheit nicht gewährt wird. ...


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

Verfolgung von Menschenrechtlern in Vietnam
Ein Menschenrechtsanwalt berichtet
Vortrag mit Diskussion
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