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mardi 18 septembre 2018

SEZs in Vietnam : What’s in a Name ?

Why are Special Economic Zones so attractive to Vietnam’s government, despite proven shortcomings ?

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Vietnam looks to Russia as it strikes US$1 billion weapons deal

Vietnam has been one of the world’s most active arms importers over recent years, amid China’s increasingly aggressive territorial claims in the South China Sea

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Vietnam sees high-speed train flying high

The trans-Vietnam high-speed rail is back on the agenda, with officials saying it can compete with aeroplanes for business.

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Vietnam urges Facebook to open office ahead of controversial cyber law

Vietnam has asked Facebook (FB.O) to open a local office as the Communist-ruled country increases pressure on global technology firms to abide by a controversial cyber security law.

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vendredi 24 août 2018

Vietnam concerned about possibility of nuclear power plans in troubled waters

Every country is obligated to maintain peace and stability in the East Sea, Vietnam has asserted.

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Vietnam promotes rooftop solar panel use

Vietnam is encouraging the installation of solar systems on houses’ roof, as solar power is cheaper than fossil fuel and environmentally friendly, experts said here on Wednesday at a conference on the development of solar power in the country.

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Vietnam jails two Americans for 14 years for trying to 'overthrow state'

James Nguyen and Angle Phan convicted of plotting to hijack radio stations and arrange protests against state

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jeudi 23 août 2018

Vietnamese Catholic families caught between economic hardships and crisis of values

Catholics in the Asian country are closely following the World Meeting of Families.

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Vietnam’s Viettel Telecom joins enterprise network alliance, ngena

The coalition provides software-defined networking services around the world

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Vietnam : activists beaten in concert raid

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.

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mercredi 22 août 2018

Vietnam’s Vingroup to build tech hub for forays into AI, big data

Homegrown conglomerate aims to become partner of choice for multinationals

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Reunification Palace

Meant to be a lavish presidential home, the palace became a symbol of the fall of South Vietnam.

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Global domain names come to Vietnam

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.

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Vietnam’s coffee growers face profit squeeze from bumper crop

Farmers fear record output and competition from other countries will depress prices

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mardi 21 août 2018

Vietnam’s aviation sector eyes flights to US

Vietnam’s aviation sector is set to undergo the international aviation safety assessment program of the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this week to be eligible to launch direct flights to the country.

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US citizens in Vietnam insurrection trial

A court in Ho Chi Minh City has opened a trial against 12 activists, including two US citizens, on charges of attempting to overthrow the government, state media reports.

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lundi 20 août 2018

Vietnam typhoon kills 10, three missing

At least 10 people have been killed and three others are missing in northern Vietnam, three days after Typhoon Bebinca made landfall triggering flash floods and landslides.

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dimanche 19 août 2018

Haunting portraits of Vietnam’s disappearing tribes : French photographer documents a way of life that is dying out

Hoi An-based Frenchman Réhahn’s patient approach has won him the trust of tribal elders, who have handed over rare artefacts and garments for display and preservation at his gallery in the town

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samedi 18 août 2018

Vietnam’s Catholics : cross with China, and all communists

Catholics make up just 7 per cent of Vietnam’s population, but play an outsize role in the nation’s underground dissident movement. In return, they say, churches are demolished, priests arrested and the religion smeared

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US criticizes Vietnam for jailing peaceful activists

The United States said it was deeply concerned over Vietnam's conviction and sentencing of an activist this week, calling the trend of increased arrests and harsh sentences of government critics "troubling."

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jeudi 16 août 2018

Vietnam limits minimum wage hike to 5.3%

Increase marks record low as ASEAN members vie for foreign business

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Vietnam ministry wants government to avoid Chinese-aided projects

High interest rate and overrun costs prompt Hanoi to rethink Chinese assistance

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Viet Nam : Authorities must investigate alleged torture and ill-treatment of concert-goers by police

Viet Nam’s authorities must immediately investigate allegations that a group of activists were attacked and severely beaten by police officers while attending a private performance of pre-Communist era songs in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday, said Amnesty International.

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Vietnam sentences activist to 20 years prison amid dissent crackdown

A court in northern Vietnam on Thursday sentenced an activist to 20 years in prison after he was convicted in a one-day trial of attempting to overthrow the state, his lawyer said.

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mardi 14 août 2018

Typhoon Bebinca forecast to hit northern Vietnam soon

Bebinca, the fourth typhoon to hit Vietnam so far this year, is likely to make landfall in its northern region from Quang Ninh province to Nam Dinh province on Friday morning, according to the country's National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting on Tuesday.

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A New Vietnam-Thailand Navy Pact ?

A new hydrographic agreement factored into recent discussions by both sides.

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Bui Tin, colonel who accepted South Vietnam’s surrender, dies at 90

Bui Tin, a North Vietnamese colonel who had a prominent role in the Vietnam War’s final moments but later fled the country and became an unlikely critic of its ruling Communist Party, died on Saturday in France. He was 90.

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lundi 13 août 2018

Bui Tin, Vietnam communist war hero turned dissident, dies aged 90

Bui Tin, a former army journalist, had lived in exile in France since 1990 when he defected during a trip

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Consumer goods, property most attractive sectors for acquisition in Vietnam

The most promising sectors for mergers and acquisitions in Vietnam are consumer goods and real estate, says a global advisory firm.

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Vietnam is most vulnerable in Southeast Asia to trade war

Indonesia and Philippines also face big risks

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