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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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mardi 21 juillet 2015

Vietnam dismisses report of defense minister’s death

An article published by German news agency DPA saying that Vietnamese Minister of Defense Phung Quang Thanh died in France on Sunday is groundless, a senior military official has said.

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lundi 13 avril 2015

Vietnam’s PM orders officials to speed up privatizations

Vietnam’s Prime Minister has ordered ministries and provinces to speed up privatizing state-owned enterprises or face being “strictly dealt with.”

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lundi 16 mars 2015

Vietnam targets record year of stake sales in state firms

Vietnam will offer to sell a record amount of shares in state-owned companies this year, with the government planning to publicize a list of assets available to accelerate a program that has repeatedly missed targets.

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jeudi 8 janvier 2015

Attack on Charlie Hebdo barbaric, unacceptable

Vietnam condemns terrorist activities in all forms, and the January 7 attack on Charlie Hebdo is considered as a barbaric and unacceptable act, Deputy Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pham Thu Hang said.

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mercredi 3 décembre 2014

Vietnam's government considers legalising Uber taxi app

Vietnam's government has indicated it will consider legalising Uber's taxi service in the country, reversing an earlier statement this week.

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mardi 28 octobre 2014

Vietnam tough on inappropriate websites, deputy minister says

The Vietnamese Ministry of Information and Communications is always tough when it comes to cracking down on websites that go against what they committed to, a deputy minister has said, shortly after two popular websites were shut down over inappropriate content last week.

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dimanche 14 septembre 2014

Gov’t approves Vietnam Airlines privatization plan; IPO to launch late Nov

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has received a go-ahead from the government for its plan to sell a 25 percent stake in a privatization drive, with an initial public offering (IPO) of shares slated for the end of November, an official said Thursday.

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jeudi 11 septembre 2014

French Prof sends letter to Vietnam education minister over doctoral training flaws

French Professor of Physics Pierre Darriulat has recently sent a letter to the Vietnamese Minister of Education and Training, pointing out shortcomings in doctorate training in Vietnam.

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jeudi 27 mars 2014

Vietnam government welcomes freeing up of business registration

Government leaders Friday approved amendments to the Business Law which will free firms from having to register their business purposes and sticking to them.

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jeudi 13 mars 2014

Vietnam to stop licensing new media agencies

The government has ordered the Ministry of Information and Communications to stop issuing new media licenses and revoke the licenses of those found flouting media regulations.

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mardi 18 février 2014

Vietnam senior official, accused of receiving $510,000 in bribes, dies of cancer

Deputy Minister of Public Security Pham Quy Ngo, accused of receiving US$510,000 in bribes at a recent high-profile corruption trial, died of cancer at 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

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jeudi 23 janvier 2014

Vietnam's cyber troops take fight to U.S., France

IT experts say hackers backed by the Vietnamese government are blocking, hacking and spying on Vietnamese activists around the world. The pro-government hacking squad has conducted attacks well beyond Vietnam's borders. Attempts to monitor and harass dissidents online mirror the government's efforts to suppress them on the ground.

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