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dimanche 15 avril 2018

Vietnam is systematically snuffing out voices of dissent

Five years ago, lawyer Nguyen Van Dai became co-founder of a pro-democracy group in Vietnam called Brotherhood for Democracy, which was intended to underscore a fresh approach to activism.

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vendredi 6 avril 2018

Vietnam jails six activists for up to 15 years for trying to 'overthrow state’

Group accused of carrying out human rights training and pushing for multi-party democracy

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dimanche 18 mars 2018

Vietnam scores low on global ranking of talent attraction

The country benefits from political stability and vibrant social networks, but technology and research spending are limited.

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Vietnam's reformist ex-PM Phan Van Khai dies at age 84

Former Vietnamese premier Phan Van Khai, who helped strengthen ties with the US and drive market reforms that ignited the communist country's economy, died on Saturday aged 84, the government said.

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dimanche 11 mars 2018

Vietnam’s aged communists ruling on borrowed time

Concerns about the longevity of elderly leaders and youthful demographic change weigh heavy on the long-ruling Communist Party

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jeudi 22 février 2018

Is Vietnam going the way of China?

The Communist Party of Vietnam seems, in some ways, to be following the path laid down by Beijing.

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lundi 22 janvier 2018

Vietnam jails former PetroVietnam official for life, another for 13 years

A court in Vietnam sentenced one former official from state oil and gas group PetroVietnam to life in prison and another to 13 years on Monday for embezzlement and violating state rules amid a widespread corruption crackdown, state media said.

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vendredi 19 janvier 2018

What’s behind the demise of Vietnam’s 'captain sidewalk' ?

A closer look at a telling development and what it means for the Southeast Asian state.

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dimanche 31 décembre 2017

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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mercredi 27 décembre 2017

Drinking in Hanoi: alcohol and politics in Vietnam

A man is stood in a half-mile long queue outside a shop on the outskirts of Moscow waiting to buy some vodka.

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Vietnam combats corruption with iron hand

As early as 2006, the Communist Party of Vietnam considered corruption as "one of the biggest threats to the existence of our party and regime."

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lundi 4 décembre 2017

Farewell comrade: Why communist China and Vietnam are drifting apart

Political liberalisation by Hanoi is improving its relationship with the United States and Asian democracies like Japan, India and Taiwan – guess how that’s going down with Beijing

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samedi 7 octobre 2017

Vietnam sacks top communist official

The communist party chief of one of Vietnam's largest cities was fired on Friday (Oct 6) for violating party rules, the government said, part of the country's massive anti-corruption sweep targeting political heavyweights and executives.

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mardi 29 août 2017

Vietnam president appears in public for first time in more than a month

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang appeared in public for the first time in more than a month on Monday, ending an absence from the political scene that triggered online speculation about his health and position.

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dimanche 27 août 2017

North Vietnam had an antiwar movement, too

When we think back to the signal events of the antiwar movement in 1967, we recall the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s powerful April 4 speech denouncing the war, the thousands of returned registration cards during the “Stop the Draft” week, and the March on the Pentagon that brought record numbers of demonstrators to the nation’s capital.

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vendredi 25 août 2017

Vietnam president's mysterious absence raising eyebrows

Chief of state's month out of public eye churns political rumor mill

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In Vietnam, repression threatens growth

A lack of democracy has an economic cost.

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lundi 21 août 2017

Vietnam's president calls for tougher internet controls

Vietnam's president called on Sunday for tougher controls on the internet in the face of dissidents who are using it to criticize the ruling Communist Party, and to combat threats to cybersecurity.

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jeudi 17 août 2017

Vietnam fires vice minister amid corruption crackdown

Vietnam fired a vice trade minister on Wednesday for wrongdoings at electricity firm Dien Quang Lamp, the government and state media said, amid a wider crackdown on corruption.

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mardi 1 août 2017

Vietnam proposes firing vice minister amid corruption crackdown

Vietnam's ruling Communist party said on Monday that a former executive of electricity firm Dien Quang Lamp should be sacked from her current position as a vice-trade minister as it continues a crackdown on corruption.

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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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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

Property disputes are Vietnam’s biggest political problem

The Communist party does not know how to handle them

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dimanche 21 mai 2017

Vietnam: The curious fall of a communist leader

Questions have arisen about the anti-corruption campaign that saw the first firing of a Politburo member in 21 years.

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samedi 22 octobre 2016

In Vietnam, telling the truth is criminal ‘propaganda’

This May, in a visit to Vietnam, President Obama announced he was lifting the embargo on selling lethal arms to Hanoi as part of an effort to normalize relations long after the Vietnam War.

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samedi 4 juin 2016

Vietnam's National Assembly elections plagued by biased vetting, intimidation

When Vietnam elects its National Assembly this weekend, voters will find that by and large, the choice has already been made for them.

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lundi 11 avril 2016

Vietnam : old guard, new tack

A bitter and unprecedentedly public contest for leadership of Vietnam’s all-powerful Communist party ended in late January with two-term Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s forced retirement.

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vendredi 8 avril 2016

Interview: Vietnam's 'other' political party

The Diplomat talks with the spokesman of Vietnam’s most prominent sanctioned political party about the country’s politics.

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jeudi 7 avril 2016

Vietnam gets new PM with tough task and big shoes to fill

Vietnam's parliament approved a new prime minister on Thursday, handing former bureaucrat and legislator Nguyen Xuan Phuc the challenge of maintaining the momentum of one of Asia's fastest-growing economies.

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samedi 2 avril 2016

Vietnam elects police chief as president

Tran Dai Quang received 436 votes from 465 assembly members who cast their votes

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