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mercredi 26 juillet 2017

US ambassador calls for release of jailed Vietnam activist

The US ambassador in Vietnam called on the Communist government Wednesday to release an activist who was sentenced to nine years in prison on what the envoy says are vague charges of propaganda against the state.

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mardi 25 juillet 2017

Vietnam police arrest dissident for attempt 'to overthrow government'

Police in Vietnam have arrested a prominent dissident they have accused of conducting activities aimed at overthrowing the government, in what appeared to be latest effort by the Communist-ruled country to crack down on critics.

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China-Vietnam South China Sea Spat in the Spotlight

Reports indicate Beijing’s coercive efforts continue even as it plays up a cooling down period in the South China Sea.

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China reportedly threatens Vietnam into ending energy exploration in South China Sea

Vietnam stopped a company from exploring for energy in contested waters of the South China Sea after taking threats from Beijing, the BBC reported early on Monday.

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dimanche 23 juillet 2017

With TPP’s demise, Vietnam looks to Europe for free trade

Hanoi hopes the early implementation of a European Union trade pact will accelerate growth, attract investment and hedge its economic reliance on China

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Vietnam's drinkers are giving the world's top brewers beer goggles

Ho Chi Minh called alcohol a poison peddled by French imperialists. Half a century later in the Vietnamese city that bears the revolutionary founder’s name, young women in short skirts haul cases of Tiger Beer and buckets of ice to wooden tables crowded with young men.

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vendredi 21 juillet 2017

Vietnam pollution fight hits supplier to global fashion brands

Vietnamese villagers blockading a textile plant that serves global fashion brands are seeking the permanent closure of the factory due to pollution concerns, highlighting a growing readiness in Vietnam to campaign over environmental issues.

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vendredi 23 juin 2017

Vietnam singer Mai Khoi adds a youthful tone to aged politics

The Vietnamese singer and activist Mai Khoi is an outspoken advocate for human rights and freedom of expression in Vietnam. After her performance at the Global Media Forum she spoke with DW about her political activism.

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Khmer Rouge leader denies mass murder, blames Vietnam

A leader of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge denied on Friday that he and his colleagues were responsible for the death of an estimated 1.7 million people during their 1975-79 rule, saying their sworn enemy Vietnam invented the idea of genocide as propaganda.

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jeudi 22 juin 2017

China cancels military meeting with Vietnam over territorial dispute

State-run newspapers in Vietnam and China reported in recent days that senior military officials from the two countries would hold a fence-mending gathering along a border where their militaries fought a brief but bloody war in 1979.

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mardi 20 juin 2017

Vietnam needs private sector to help fund infrastructure

Government and development banks alone cannot pick up $480bn tab

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lundi 19 juin 2017

Vietnam rights report highlights beatings, intimidation against critics

Vietnamese human rights bloggers and activists are being beaten and intimidated, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Monday, as it urged the Communist government to end attacks and hold those responsible accountable.

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dimanche 18 juin 2017

Unsatisfactory GDP leaves Vietnam in middle-income trap

The low GDP growth rate of 5.1 percent in the first quarter of the year, the lowest rate in the last two years, has made it more difficult to reach the 6.7 percent GDP growth rate target for 2017.

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Vietnam defends decision to revoke dissident's citizenship

Vietnam on Thursday defended its decision to revoke the citizenship of French-Vietnamese dissident Pham Minh Hoang, a former political prisoner who is accused of breaking the law and threatening state security.

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Property disputes are Vietnam’s biggest political problem

The Communist party does not know how to handle them

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lundi 12 juin 2017

Helicopters to fly passengers from downtown Saigon to Tan Son Nhat airport

Beat chronic traffic congestion all the way to the airport, if you have the money.

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dimanche 11 juin 2017

Vietnam’s visa-free travel up in the air

Vietnam’s visa-free travel concession for five European nationalities will extended for another year after the initial trial period ends 30 June .

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Bamboo flights take shape

Property developer FLC Group has announced it will form a company, Viet Bamboo Airlines, to operate flights under the brand Bamboo Airways.

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HCMC signals green light on airport

Ho Chi Minh City’s People’s Committee has notified the Ministry of Construction that it agrees with the ministry’s master plan to boost capacity by up to 40% at Tan Son Nhat Airport.

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Vietnam revokes citizenship of French dual national dissident

Vietnam has stripped a French-Vietnamese former political prisoner and mathematics lecturer of his citizenship, according to an official letter seen by AFP.

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Vietnam is losing economic ground to China due to lack of high-skilled workers

Vietnam has grown at an average 6.2% per year since 2000, gaining fame worldwide as a go-to place for export manufacturing, largely because of cheap labor.

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mercredi 7 juin 2017

Vietnam quickly becoming Asia’s latest property hotspot

With Hong Kong and mainland prices going through the roof, investors are looking further west for more affordable targets

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Vietnam considers increasing taxes on big autos, pickups

Vietnam is considering hike in special consumption tax applied on big automobiles and pick-up trucks, as well as in registration fees for pick-ups, the Ministry of Industry and Trade said on Wednesday.

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Japan, Vietnam leaders vow unity in bid to bring TPP into force

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, pledged to work together toward the rapid passage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement during a meeting in Tokyo on Tuesday.

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lundi 5 juin 2017

John McCain visits 'Big Bad John' US destroyer in Vietnam

US senator John McCain visited an American missile destroyer dubbed "Big Bad John" that docked in Vietnam Friday, as Washington and Hanoi deepen military ties amid heightened tensions in the South China Sea.

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Meet the female billionaire poised to lead Vietnam’s first foreign listing

VietJet, Vietnam's discount airline known for a marketing stunt featuring bikini-clad flight attendants, could become the first Vietnamese company to list its shares on a stock exchange overseas.

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Vietnam manufacturing PMI slips to 14-month low

Vietnam’s manufacturing sector last month saw its weakest growth since March 2016 as companies reported slower rises in output and new orders.

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dimanche 4 juin 2017

Vietnam's White House lobbying coup secures strategic gains

When Vietnam's prime minister sat down with President Donald Trump at the White House last week, it reflected a concerted Vietnamese lobbying effort unmatched by most Asian peers.

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jeudi 1 juin 2017

U.S. companies sign billions in deals with Vietnam

U.S. companies signed business deals with Vietnam worth over $8 billion on Wednesday, including power projects and jet engines from General Electric Co (GE.N) and diesel generator technology from Caterpillar (CAT.N), the Commerce Department said.

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lundi 29 mai 2017

Formosa steel plant in Vietnam restarts after toxic spill

Formosa Plastics Group's steel plant in Vietnam restarted on Monday after its operations were halted for causing one of the country's worst environmental disasters, local media reported.

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