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Vietnam dissident Khoi urges Facebook to protect freedom of expression
20.10.2018 (Daily Mail) - Mai Khoi, a dissident musician dubbed Vietnam's Lady Gaga, has appealed to Facebook's directors to safeguard freedom of expression as the government looks to bolster its control of the web. ...

Vietnam: une chanteuse dissidente appelle Facebook à s'engager "pour la liberté d'expression"
20.10.2018 (RTBF) - Mai Khoi, une musicienne dissidente surnommée la "Lady Gaga" du Vietnam et régulièrement censurée par le régime de Hanoï, a appelé vendredi Facebook à s'engager davantage pour la liberté d'expression dans son pays, à l'issue d'une rencontre avec les dirigeants du réseau social à San Francisco. ...

Vietnam Expands Decades Long Effort To Crack Down On Any Dissent Online By Demanding Data Be Kept In The Country
20.10.2018 Mike Masnick (Techdirt) - It's no secret that the Vietnamese government is no fan of the open internet. All the way back in 2002 we wrote about the government requiring people to register just to create a website. ...

Vietnam dissident 'Mother Mushroom' describes prison hunger strikes
20.10.2018 (Reuters) - A Vietnamese dissident known as “Mother Mushroom” went on hunger strike three times during her imprisonment before Hanoi released her, she said on Friday after arriving in the United States. ...

Slovakia threatens to freeze relations with Vietnam over kidnapping case
20.10.2018 (Reuters) - BRATISLAVA - Slovakia has threatened to freeze relations with Vietnam over the case of a Vietnamese businessman who Germany says was kidnapped by Vietnamese agents and smuggled back home through Slovakia, the Slovak foreign ministry said on Saturday. ...

Corporate Security Guards Attack Indigenous Protesters in Rural Vietnam-Amnesty International
19.10.2018 By Eugene Whong (RFA) - Security guards employed by Indian-owned RK Viet Nam on September 27 attacked a group of protesters at the company’s marble quarry in Lam Thuong commune, Yen Bai province, according to a statement by Amnesty International. ...

MFA: Slovak-Vietnamese Relations Frozen until Hanoi Explains Abduction
19.10.2018 (TASR) - Bratislava - Slovak-Vietnamese bilateral relations will be frozen until Slovakia receives a credible explanation from Hanoi as to how its kidnapped citizen ended up in Vietnam, Foreign and European Affairs Ministry spokesman Boris Gandel told TASR on Friday ...

How Vietnam Benefits From US Strategy in the South China Sea
19.10.2018 (The Diplomat) - The Trump administration’s free and open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) strategy is quickly gaining more definition. In recent days, however, U.S. officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, have started to comment publicly on details of the strategy. ...

EU and Vietnam sign an agreement for better enforcement of forest law, governance and trade
19.10.2018 (Council of the EU) - On 19 October 2018, a voluntary partnership agreement (VPA) between the European Union and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam on forest law enforcement, governance and trade (FLEGT) was signed in Brussels in the margins of the EU-ASEM summit. ...

«Vietnam profitiert vom US-chinesischen Handelskrieg»
19.10.2018 Markus Winkler (finews) - Schon seit einigen Jahren ist der Trend zur Verlagerung von Produktionskapazitäten von China nach Vietnam zu beobachten, weil dort viele Arbeitskräfte besser ausgebildet und erst noch viel günstiger sind. ...

Vietnamese delegation did not have visa. We gave them exception
18.10.2018 (Spectator) - The Vietnamese delegation, which planned to take off from Bratislava bound for Moscow last year, were reportedly missing a Schengen visa in one of the 12 passports submitted to Slovak border control. The Interior Ministry explained that one of the delegation’s members had lost their diplomatic passport and was given an exception. ...

Das ist Europas Asien-Strategie gegen Trump
18.10.2018 Till Hoppe, Frederic Spohr, Eva Fischer (Handelsblatt) - ... Die Zusammenarbeit zwischen Europa und den asiatischen Ländern war vielfach nicht einfach – obgleich die EU zuletzt mit Japan, Singapur und Vietnam wichtige Freihandelsabkommen abschließen konnte. ...

Wegen der Touristen - Vietnams Hauptstadt Hanoi verhängt 2021 ein Verbot für Hundefleisch
18.10.2018 (TRAVELBOOK) - In Hanoi soll der Verzehr von Hundefleisch verboten werden. Das Gesundheitsministerium der Stadt habe kürzlich bekannt gegeben, dass das Schlachten von Hunden und der Handel mit Hundefleisch abgeschafft würden ...

Exiled Vietnamese blogger: I'm not alone advocating freedom
18.10.2018 (Daily Mail) - HOUSTON (AP) - A prominent blogger freed from prison in Vietnam on condition that she live in exile in the United States says she is glad to be reunited with her family and that she knows she is not alone in advocating for freedom. ...

Une blogueuse vietnamienne dissidente fait voeu de poursuivre sa lutte
18.10.2018 (L'Express) - Chicago (AFP) - Une dissidente vietnamienne, arrivée mercredi soir aux Etats-Unis après avoir été libérée en pleine visite du ministre américain de la Défense Jim Mattis au Vietnam, a fait voeu de poursuivre sa lutte, dès sa descente d'avion. ...

Vietnamese Blogger 'Mother Mushroom' Arrives in US
18.10.2018 (VOA) - A dissident Vietnamese blogger imprisoned for defaming the country's Communist government is celebrating her first day of freedom on U.S. soil. ...

20 Jahre Haft für vietnamesischen Umweltaktivisten
18.10.2018 (Der Farang) - HANOI (dpa) - Vietnam geht weiter gegen unbequeme Kritiker vor: Ein vietnamesisches Gericht hat eine langjährige Haftstrafe sowie einen Hausarrest für einen Umweltaktivisten bestätigt. Der 52-jährige Le Dinh Luong müsse für 20 Jahre ins Gefängnis und 5 Jahre in Hausarrest, ...

Vietnamese Court Upholds 20-year Imprisonment of Democracy Campaigner Le Dinh Luong in His Appeal
18.10.2018 (Defend The Defenders) - On October 18, the Higher People’s Court in Hanoi rejected the appeal of human rights defender and environmentalist Le Dinh Luong, upholding the sentence of 20 years in prison and five years of probation given by a lower court. ...

Viêt-Nam. Dans le sillage de la libération de « Mère Champignon », les autorités doivent libérer les nombreux détracteurs pacifiques emprisonnés
17.10.2018 (Amnesty International) - En réaction à la libération de la blogueuse « Mère Champignon » au Viêt-Nam, Nicholas Bequelin, directeur régional pour l'Asie de l'Est et du Sud-Est à Amnesty International, a déclaré : ...

Vietnamese Medical Doctor Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison for Printing 3,300 Leaflets
17.10.2018 (Defend The Defenders) - Authorities in Vietnam have sentenced local medical doctor Nguyen Dinh Thanh to seven years in prison for printing 3,300 leaflets which he produced to call for peaceful demonstration to protest two bills on Special Economic Zones and Cyber Security, state media has reported. ...

Vietnam lässt Bloggerin "Mutter Pilz" vorzeitig frei
17.10.2018 (DW) - Zehn Jahre Haft wegen Propaganda gegen den Staat, so lautete das Urteil gegen Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh. Nun kam die regierungskritische Bloggerin, bekannt als Me Nam ("Mutter Pilz"), frei - musste aber in die USA ausreisen. Der Südostasien-Direktor von Amnesty, Nicholas Bequelin, wies aber auch auf das Schicksal anderer Regierungskritiker hin. "Auch wenn Mutter Pilz jetzt nicht mehr in Haft ist, war die Bedingung für ihre Freilassung doch das Exil. Und es gibt über 100 weitere Menschen, die noch im Gefängnis sitzen. ...

Mother Mushroom: Vietnam frees blogger on condition she move to US
17.10.2018 (The Guardian) - Vietnam has freed a well-known blogger after two years in prison on the condition that she leave for the United States. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as “Mother Mushroom,” was arrested in October 2016 and sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of defaming the Communist government. ...

Bekannte vietnamesische Bloggerin aus der Haft entlassen
17.10.2018 (Deutschland today) - Hanoi (AFP) - In Vietnam ist eine bekannte regierungskritische Internetbloggerin vorzeitig aus der Haft entlassen worden. Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh wurde am Mittwoch per Flugzeug in die USA gebracht, wie ein Mitarbeiter der Regierung in Hanoi und Freunde der Nachrichtenagentur AFP sagten. Quynh war im Juni 2017 wegen staatsfeindlicher Propaganda zu zehn Jahren Gefängnis verurteilt worden. ...

Libération d'une blogueuse vietnamienne dissidente, partie pour les Etats-Unis
17.10.2018 (France Soir) - Une dissidente et blogueuse vietnamienne connue sous le nom de plume Me Nam ou "Mère champignon", a décollé mercredi pour les Etats-Unis après avoir été libérée de prison où elle purgeait dix ans de prison, selon des sources concordantes. ...

Liberada en Vietnam la bloguera 'Madre Seta' a condición de que se exilie en el extranjero
17.10.2018 (Europa Press) - Las autoridades de Vietnam han liberado este miércoles a la famosa bloguera vietnamita Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, conocida como 'Madre Seta' --o 'Nam Me', en vietnamita-- bajo condición de que abandone el país. ...

Vietnam’s Mother Mushroom is freed, leaves for United States
17.10.2018 (RSF) - Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails today’s release of the Vietnamese blogger known as Mother Mushroom, who immediately left for the United States, and calls on the authorities to free all the other citizen-journalists imprisoned in Vietnam. ...

Vietnam: Renowned blogger 'Mother Mushroom' released under condition of exile
17.10.2018 (Amnesty International UK) - Responding to news of the release of popular Vietnamese blogger Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh, also known by her blogging pseudonym, Mẹ Nấm “Mother Mushroom”, in Vietnam, Nicholas Bequelin, Amnesty East and South East Asia Regional Director, said: “This good news, which comes as a relief after two years behind bars, should also be a reminder of Vietnam’s worsening record of jailing anyone who criticises the regime". ...

EU pushes for approval of trade agreement with Vietnam
17.10.2018 (Reuters) - BRUSSELS - The European Commission submitted for approval on Wednesday a free trade agreement with Vietnam, its first comprehensive open markets deals with a developing Asian country.
The EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements will need approval from the EU’s 28 members and from the European Parliament, some of whose members have expressed concern over Vietnam’s human rights record. ...

Europäische Kommission legt dem Rat Handels- und Investitionsabkommen mit Vietnam vor
17.10.2018 (aktiencheck) - Die Europäische Kommission hat heute (Mittwoch) die Handels- und Investitionsabkommen zwischen der EU und Vietnam angenommen und so den Weg für ihre Unterzeichnung und ihren möglichen Abschluss geebnet. ...

Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for signature and conclusion
17.10.2018 (European Commission) - The European Commission today adopted the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements, paving the way for their signature and conclusion. ...

Vietnam: Second trial brings blogger’s total prison sentence to nine years
16.10.2018 (RSF) - Do Cong Duong will now have to serve a total of nine years after a court in Bac Ninh, on the outskirts of Hanoi, imposed the five-year sentence on 12 October on a charge of “abusing democratic freedom.” ...

Durchatmen: Vietnams Hauptstadt Hanoi will ihre Luftqualität verbessern
16.10.2018 (DW) - Um die Luftqualität in der vietnamesischen Hauptstadt Hanoi merklich zu verbessern, müssen die Einwohner ihre Gewohnheiten ändern. Aber wie bringt man die Menschen dazu, ihre geliebten Mopeds stehenzulassen?
Wie schlecht die Luft in Hanoi ist, sieht und riecht man an jeder Ecke. ...

Vertragsarbeiter*innen in der DDR: „Heute können sie keine Kinder mehr kriegen, weil sie kaputt sind“
16.10.2018 Seyda Kurt (ze.tt) - Isolation, rassistische Gewalt, Abtreibungszwang − das erlebten Vertragsarbeiter*innen in der DDR. Rund 60.000 von ihnen kamen aus Vietnam. Drei Zeitzeug*innen erzählen uns ihre Geschichte. ...

Zuwanderungsgesetz: Sachsen-Anhalt erhofft sich mehr Einwanderer aus Ukraine, Indonesien oder Vietnam
16.10.2018 (Epoch Times) - Sachsen-Anhalts Wirtschaftsminister Armin Willingmann (SPD) drängt die Bundesregierung, das geplante Fachkräftezuwanderungsgesetz „so schnell wie möglich“ vorzulegen. ...

Strict new cybersecurity laws will come into effect in Vietnam DESPITE pleas from Google and Facebook
15.10.2018 By Peter Lloyd (Daily Mail) - 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. ...

Vietnam’s plastic end-users set to gain as US-China trade spat intensifies
15.10.2018 (S&P Global Platts) - The global plastics supply chain is changing as the US-China trade war intensifies, and Vietnam’s plastic resin end-users are poised to benefit. ...

Mekong Delta fights high-tide flooding
14.10.2018 (The Straits Times) - HANOI • The local authorities in Vietnam's Mekong Delta are taking steps to mitigate the impact of flooding caused by high tides during the annual flood season. ...

Say a prayer for Vietnam’s forgotten Montagnards
13.10.2018 By Dan Southerland (Asia Times) - Communist regime's repression of the ethnic minority that supported the US during the Vietnam War has been largely invisible but is starting to come to light. The Montagnards, who were some of the American Army’s most loyal allies during the Vietnam War, are now hidden from view and simply trying to survive under a repressive state. ...

Guadeloupe author wins alternative prize in Nobel absence
13.10.2018 (The National) - A jury picked Conde from the list, which also included Vietnamese-Canadian writer Kim Thuy, British author Neil Gaiman and Japan's Haruki Murakami. Guadeloupean author Maryse Conde on Friday won an alternative award formed in protest to the Nobel Literature Prize ...

EU-Asien-Gipfel mit 53 Länderchefs - Putin schickt Medwedew
12.10.2018 (Tiroler Tageszeitung) - Brüssel (APA) - Ein Monsterprogramm mit mehreren EU-Gipfeln gibt es nächste Woche von Mittwoch bis Freitag in Brüssel. Nach dem Brexit-Gipfel der EU Mittwochabend folgt Donnerstag zunächst das Treffen der europäischen Staats- und Regierungschefs, ehe es danach mit dem EU-Asien-Gipfel weitergeht. ...

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. ...

In Berlin entführter Vietnamese - Angeblich hat keiner etwas gewusst
10.10.2018 (taz) - BERLIN | Mitten in Berlin wird ein Vietnamese vom Geheimdienst seines Landes entführt und niemand bekommt etwas mit – kann das sein? Die Entführung des Ex-Politikers Trinh Xuan Thanh ist mehr als ein Jahr her, nun bezieht die Bundesregierung zum ersten Mal Stellung zu offenen Fragen. ...

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. ...



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