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mardi 23 octobre 2018

Vietnam parliament elects Communist Party chief as president

Vietnam’s rubber stamp National Assembly elected Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong as the country’s president on Tuesday, consolidating his influence as the most powerful man in the Southeast Asian nation.

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lundi 22 octobre 2018

Vietnam's Communist Party chief set to become president

General secretary's presidential bid raises concern about political power of Nguyen Phu Trong amid corruption crackdown.

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vendredi 12 octobre 2018

Riptides in Vietnam’s top leadership

On 3 October, the secretary-general of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, received overwhelming support from the party’s central committee for assuming the role of the country’s president, which has been vacant since the death of Tran Dai Quang on 21 September.

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jeudi 11 octobre 2018

Vietnam to enforce tough new cybersecurity law that would require Google, Facebook to store personal data locally, stifling online dissent

Vietnam has been increasingly aggressive in prosecuting dissidents for anti-government Facebook posts, and activists have called on the company to do more to resist the government’s censorship

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lundi 8 octobre 2018

Is Vietnam sliding deeper into authoritarianism ?

Vietnam's Communist Party has nominated a top party leader to simultaneously hold the posts of general secretary and state president. DW spoke with a Vietnam expert about the implications of consolidated rule.

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lundi 24 septembre 2018

Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh becomes first female president of Vietnam

Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh will be the acting president until the National Assembly elects a new leader

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jeudi 9 août 2018

Vietnam deputy police minister sacked amid corruption crackdown

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Wednesday fired the deputy police minister, the highest ranking police official to be removed in a corruption crackdown in the Communist-ruled country, the government said.

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mercredi 8 août 2018

Vietnam restructures public security ministry

Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security has undergone a major restructuring, with six general departments scrapped and many divisions merged to build a "lean machine."

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vendredi 27 juillet 2018

Why did Vietnam suspend a popular newspaper?

A closer look at the reasoning behind a move that has sparked headlines.

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lundi 23 juillet 2018

Vietnam suspends information minister amid telecoms scandal

Vietnam on Monday suspended its minister of information and communications for mismanagement at a state telecoms firm, official state media Vietnam News Agency reported, amid a crackdown on corruption.

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vendredi 20 juillet 2018

Vietnam says controversial cybersecurity law aims to protect online rights

Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law is designed to protect online rights and create a “safe and healthy cyberspace,” the foreign ministry said on Thursday, although critics have warned it gives the Communist-ruled state more power to crack down on dissent.

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mardi 17 juillet 2018

Major online newspaper suspended for three months in Vietnam

Prominent news site Tuoi Tre Online has been suspended after the Press Authority deemed it had published “untrue,” “nationally divisive” content.

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dimanche 22 avril 2018

Expats confused over Vietnam’s profile picture requirement for phone users

Some have no idea about the requirement, others find it invasive while network providers can’t guarantee help in English.

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dimanche 4 février 2018

Vietnam’s Thatcherism could use an extra push

Vietnam’s Thatcherism could do with fewer Hanoi characteristics.

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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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mercredi 17 janvier 2018

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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dimanche 14 janvier 2018

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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jeudi 11 janvier 2018

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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dimanche 31 décembre 2017

Muted cry for good governance in Vietnam

The ruling Communist Party is undermining its legitimacy by clamping down on calls for basic public goods rather than improving its performance

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The drive to recentralize Vietnam

The Communist Party is reasserting central command in a reversal of the doi moi reforms that allowed for free markets and limited local democracy

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dimanche 24 décembre 2017

Google removes content for Vietnam

YouTube has removed approximately 90 percent of “toxic” video clips the Vietnamese Government complained about in 2017, Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan claimed yesterday.

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mercredi 13 septembre 2017

Scandal-hit Vietnam official had been cleared by previous government

A former Vietnamese official who Germany says was kidnapped in Berlin to face charges in Hanoi over financial losses at a state construction firm had been cleared of wrongdoing by the previous government, according to documents seen by Reuters.

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mercredi 22 mars 2017

Will the environment be the Vietnam government’s downfall ?

Environmental protests are proving a tough challenge for the communist regime.

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vendredi 27 janvier 2017

Vietnam reforms to continue despite TPP

Vietnam says it will continue its economic reforms despite the decision by the US to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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mercredi 18 janvier 2017

Vietnam opens door for foreign investment with power sale

Vietnam’s government is looking to sell a significant stake in a local power company to foreign investors, the latest effort by the Communist nation to open up its economy, a senior official says.

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jeudi 12 janvier 2017

Corporate reform in Vietnam is slow going

Investors are excited about opportunities, but wary of obstacles

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vendredi 7 octobre 2016

Vietnam declares US-based activist group is a terrorist organization

The Viet Tan is accused of training operatives and the government says the California-based organization instigates violence

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jeudi 18 août 2016

Vietnam bans Pokemon Go from government, defense sites

Vietnam has banned players of the game Pokemon Go from the offices of its government and ruling Communist Party, besides defense locations, as thousands of its citizens get swept up in the frenzy to capture virtual cartoon characters.

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mardi 14 juin 2016

For Vietnam and its state enterprises, something has to give

State-owned enterprises present a dilemma for Vietnam. There is a pressing need to reform the businesses, as the country is set to open up its market under the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. At the same time, the government is reluctant to lose its cash cows.

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mardi 8 septembre 2015

Vietnam plans to drop fines for some tax defaulters

The Ministry of Finance plans to forgo fines imposed on businesses which were behind their tax due date if their partners, including state agencies, had failed to pay them on time in accordance with contract terms.

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