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samedi 20 janvier 2018

Vietnam postpones China concert that falls on date of historic conflict over Paracel Islands

The concert was reportedly postponed due to an 'electrical issue'

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vendredi 19 janvier 2018

Google under pressure from Vietnam to open rep office to boost internet control

Google has removed thousands of ‘toxic’ videos and anti-government games, but Vietnam says it's not enough.

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What’s behind the demise of Vietnam’s 'captain sidewalk' ?

A closer look at a telling development and what it means for the Southeast Asian state.

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jeudi 18 janvier 2018

Vietnam Grand Prix gets green light: Formula One chiefs set to announce street race

Vietnam has been mooted as a destination for a Grand Prix for years but ex-Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone was not keen on the idea.

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mercredi 17 janvier 2018

Vietnam files third complaint against US at WTO

Vietnam has filed a complaint to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against the United States’ anti-dumping measures on Vietnamese fish export, said the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

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Vietnam’s corruption crackdown is targeting the powerful. Has it gone too far ?

The world learned of Vietnam’s anti-corruption drive on a warm summer day in Berlin, when park goers reportedly watched as agents crammed a Vietnamese oil executive into a car.

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mardi 16 janvier 2018

Vietnam’s Communist Party wants ‘absolute, direct’ control over police

Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong praised the force for solving major corruption cases and bringing powerful people to justice.

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Vietnam provinces improve solar environment but ‘cowboys’ dominate big projects

Several provincial authorities in Vietnam are developing guidelines for renewables that should improve the country’s solar market, but stubbornness from the monopoly utility EVN means that the largest-scale projects remain the preserve of big risk-takers, according to a representative of international law firm Baker McKenzie.

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Vietnam likely to raise retirement ages

The Vietnamese Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has proposed raising retirement ages from the current 60 to 62 for men, and from 55 to 60 for women from 2021.

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Việt Nam an ideal destination for foreign startups

Việt Nam has become an ideal location to start a business, not only for young overseas Vietnamese people but also for expats thanks to the country’s strong economic growth in recent years.

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lundi 15 janvier 2018

Vietnam's diplomatic acrobatics in the post-American era

After the 2016 election, hope remained in Hanoi that President Trump, once in office, would turn from firebrand protectionist campaigner into a leader who accepted the value of open trade — a cause in which the Vietnamese government had invested so much in preparation for Vietnam's membership of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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Vietnam to work with Mitsubishi Motors on electric vehicle R&D

Country promotes electrics to fight air pollution as rising middle class demands cars

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dimanche 14 janvier 2018

What’s next for Vietnam France military cooperation ?

The second iteration of their defense dialogue this week put the focus on this area of ties.

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Home Office accused of cruelty for ordering cannabis slave back to Vietnam

Teenager spent five years as a cannabis gardener in the UK being beaten and threatened, after he was seized from Hanoi aged 10

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Vietnam : drop charges against Nguyen Van Oai

Vietnam should drop charges of violating probation against the veteran human rights activist Nguyen Van Oai and allow him to go home, Human Rights Watch said today. The People’s Court of Nghe An province will hear his appeal on January 15, 2018.

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vendredi 12 janvier 2018

What’s behind Vietnam’s new military cyber command?

The institution is just the latest move by the government to respond to growing challenges in the cyber realm.

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U.S. says Vietnam should have notified eight state firms to WTO

The United States has notified the World Trade Organization of eight Vietnamese firms it says should have been registered as state trading enterprises under the global trading rules, a U.S. filing published by the WTO showed on Thursday.

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jeudi 11 janvier 2018

Vietnam prosecutors seek jail terms for former oil execs

Vietnamese prosecutors requested long jail terms on Thursday for former oil company executives accused of mismanagement or embezzlement, including an ex-senior Communist Party official and an executive whom government agents allegedly kidnapped from Germany.

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Vietnam cuts domestic server requirement for foreign firms from cyber-security bill

The bill still requires tech giants such as Google and Facebook to store Vietnamese users' data in the country.

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Netizens adapt to social media censorship in Vietnam

Catholic priests are leading the resistance to the communist country's clampdown on internet freedom

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‘Too hard for girls’: IT student defies Vietnam’s gender norms

Just a short three years ago, Pham Thu Huong had no email address, no Facebook account, and no time ever spent at the internet cafes that sprout like weeds around Vietnam. In fact, she had almost never laid her hands on a computer.

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mercredi 10 janvier 2018

La Birmanie, mauvaise élève de la liberté de la presse

La mise en examen mercredi de deux reporters de Reuters en Birmanie souligne les risques du journalisme dans ce pays qui reste l'un des plus mauvais élèves au monde en termes de liberté de la presse.

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Freezing weather hits northern provinces in Vietnam

People in the northern mountains shivered yesterday as temperature dropped to freezing point – and snow is likely to blanket Sa Pa Township this morning.

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mardi 9 janvier 2018

Climate change is triggering a migrant crisis in Vietnam

The Vietnamese Mekong Delta is one of Earth’s most agriculturally productive regions and is of global importance for its exports of rice, shrimp, and fruit.

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Overloaded ports weigh down Vietnam

Insufficient shipping infrastructure is crimping exports while costing the country as much as US$2.4bn per year in freight-related losses

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Cambodia negotiates reopening of informal Vietnam border crossings

Ratankkiri provincial authorities are trying to resolve a border dispute with Vietnam, urging the Vietnamese to reopen four recently blocked border crossings, according to National Police spokesman Kirth Chantharith.

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What’s next for Vietnam’s new military peacekeeping role ?

A closer look at the context behind some key developments in Hanoi’s contributions in this realm.

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lundi 8 janvier 2018

French photographer promote Vietnamese culture and people

An exhibition displaying 37 art photos promoting the values and diversity of Vietnamese people and culture by renowned French photographer Réhahn has opened in HCM City.

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Vietnam oil exec 'kidnapped' from Germany goes on trial

The corruption trial of a Vietnamese former oil executive who was allegedly kidnapped from Germany by spies sent by Hanoi opened on Monday, a high-profile case that carries the death sentence.

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dimanche 7 janvier 2018

An IT expert promotes ‘smartphone farming’

An IT engineer in central Việt Nam is demonstrating the value of hydroculture as an effective way to build climate change resilience in the storm-prone region, Hoài Nam reports.

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