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jeudi 12 octobre 2017

Vietnam asks ‘migrants’ rights be respected

The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs responded on Tuesday to reports that Cambodia plans to revoke documents from thousands of ethnic Vietnamese, urging the Kingdom to respect legal rights during the process.

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mercredi 30 août 2017

In Vietnam, poverty and poor development, not just floods, kill the most marginalised

Flooding and landslides in northwest Vietnam have caused widespread devastation since the start of August. The disaster crippled the provinces of Son La, Dien Bien, Yen Bai and Lai Chau, situated within one of the most disadvantaged regions of the country.

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vendredi 10 février 2017

This spring festival in Vietnam is all about sex

The traditional fest celebrates procreation as locals pray for bumper crops.

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samedi 24 septembre 2016

In French artist's photo show, Vietnam is diverse and beautiful

Traditional costumes of different ethnic groups have impressed many people in France.

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mercredi 6 avril 2016

Fast fashion to ethical couture : Vietnam’s design evolution

Designers are focused on producing high-end clothing that maximizes benefits to the community and minimizes environmental harm

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dimanche 10 août 2014

Exhibit features French photographer’s old works of Vietnam’s Central Highlands

A photo exhibit by a French photographer which showcases landscapes and ethnic minority people of Vietnam’s Central Highlands back in the 1950s is running in Hanoi until January 2015.

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vendredi 21 février 2014

Vietnam asks Cambodia to investigate mob killing of ethnic Vietnamese

The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked Cambodian authorities to investigate and soon bring to justice a mob that allegedly killed a Vietnamese-Cambodian man on the streets last Saturday.

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dimanche 5 janvier 2014

What’s behind that beautiful hill tribe smile?

Vietnam’s tourism policies disenfranchise locals who are struggling to survive

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samedi 19 octobre 2013

Vietnam's Khmer bull race losing ethnic flavor

Several young Khmer men wait on muddy ground outside the fence, looking left and right to make sure the guards are not there so that they can slip in to see the bull race.

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samedi 2 février 2013

Viettel eyes ethnic minority customers

HANOI – Viettel has become the first mobile network operator in Vietnam to target ethnic minority people as it introduced mobile phone packages for this group of customers at a press briefing on Tuesday.

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jeudi 13 décembre 2012

Vietnam jails four Hmong for 'trying to overthrow state'

Vietnam has jailed four people from the mainly Christian Hmong ethnic group for their roles in an alleged separatist plot to overthrow the communist government, state media reported Thursday.

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dimanche 23 septembre 2012

Too few clothes, too little to eat - Little Hap fears winter

As autumn’s cooler weather is welcomed by many in North Vietnam, for many ethnic minorities in far flung mountainous regions, it’s also a reminder that winter is coming.

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samedi 21 avril 2012

Vietnam’s ethnic festival sells…Chinese goods ?

Opened on April 19, the Vietnam Ethnic Groups Cultural Festival promises to be a good chance to promote the cultures of 13 ethnic groups from eight cities and provinces in the north, centre and south of Vietnam. Yet, many of the event’s shortcomings have greatly disappointed the visitors.

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mercredi 14 mars 2012

Vietnam jails eight Hmong for 'disturbing security'

HANOI — Vietnam has jailed eight Hmong people for taking part in a major gathering last year which the court described as a separatist ethnic movement, state media reported Wednesday.

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jeudi 21 juillet 2011

Vietnam anthropology expert Georges Condominas dies at 90

Georges Condominas, a French cultural anthropologist best known for his studies of the ethnic minority people of Mnong in Vietnam's Central Highlands, has died at 90 in France, Tuoi Tre reported Wednesday.

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lundi 23 mai 2011

Vietnam says handling of ethnic unrest not violent

Foreign media reports that Vietnamese authorities used violence to disperse a gathering of thousands of Hmong ethnic minorities are "erroneous", the state-run Vietnam News Agency said today.

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vendredi 13 mai 2011

Vietnam: 'extremists' detained in Hmong gathering

Vietnam's government said Thursday it detained "extremists" after rare unrest involving thousands of ethnic Hmong belonging to a religious group that assembled to await the arrival of their God.

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mercredi 11 mai 2011

Vietnam's minorities more likely to be poor

Vietnam's minorities are far more likely to live in poverty than the rest of the population, the UN said Tuesday, singling out the northwest, where ethnic Hmong rallied for autonomy last week.

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lundi 9 mai 2011

Vietnam officials : Babies die from poor conditions at protest camp

Hanoi - Three babies died during a week-long protest by the Hmong ethnic group for an autonomous region in a northern Vietnamese province, officials said Monday.

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vendredi 6 mai 2011

Thousands of Hmong stage rare Vietnam protest

HANOI - Vietnam has deployed troops to contain a rare protest by ethnic Hmong Christians, some of whom were calling for an independent kingdom, diplomatic and other sources said on Friday, and the government indicated the unrest was still going on.

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jeudi 5 mai 2011

Vietnam: Ethnic Hmong 'in mass protest in Dien Bien'

Thousands of ethnic Hmong people in Vietnam are holding a protest calling for autonomy in a rare outbreak of unrest, a local official tells the BBC.

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lundi 14 septembre 2009

Vietnam Montagnards jailed up to 10 years

HANOI — Vietnam has jailed three ethnic minority Montagnards for up to 10 years after finding them guilty of "undermining national solidarity", state media said on Monday.

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mardi 2 juin 2009

Stereotypes linked to minority poverty in Vietnam

HANOI - Vietnam's ethnic minorities have a poverty rate more than five times that of the majority, and cultural stereotypes are partly to blame, a World Bank report issued Tuesday said.

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mardi 14 avril 2009

Vietnam sentences 3 hill tribe protesters

A court official in Vietnam says three ethnic minority villagers have been handed sentences of up to 12 years in jail for plotting anti-government protests.

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vendredi 5 septembre 2008

Vietnam sentences hill tribe villagers for protest

A Vietnamese court has sentenced four ethnic minority villagers to up to six-years in jail for staging anti-government protests, state-controlled media reported Thursday.

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