Why Vietnam’s Political Reshuffling Won’t Fix A Struggling Economy

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Why Vietnam's Political Reshuffling Won't Fix A Struggling Economy

Jan. 19, 2011 Sarcastic observers joked that the scene — the monotonous non-event held every five years that has become Vietnam’s 11th National Party Congress — summed up the obsolescent state of the communist party itself. For a week starting last Wednesday, 1400 delegates gathered in the capital of Hanoi to set the party’s strategy […]

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Vietnam’s future hangs in balance

Monday, January 17, 2011

January 16, 2011 Vietnam has long been hailed as the next Asian Economic Tiger, a country that could one day join the ranks of South Korea and Japan. But investors and financial analysts are increasingly lowering expectations saying the communist government is not addressing the many economic troubles. Communist Party leaders are set to vote […]

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MITTON: Think twice; it’s not all right in Vietnam

Thursday, May 6, 2010

MITTON: Think twice; it's not all right in Vietnam

April 29, 2010 Roger Mitton BANGKOK It is sad to witness the unrest on the streets of this city but even sadder to see how Thailand’s ‘fraternal’ ASEAN partners are trying to exploit its troubles. Consider Vietnam. Its ruling Communist Party is openly using the political crisis in democratic Thailand to shore up ebbing support […]

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Vietnam rejects Google hacking accusation

Monday, April 5, 2010

04/05/2010 HANOI—Vietnam has rejected accusations by Internet giant Google that Vietnamese computer users have been spied on and political blogs hacked into. The US-based firm last week said infected machines had been used both to spy on their owners as well as to attack blogs containing messages of political dissent. “These are groundless opinions,” Nguyen […]

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Vietnam human rights lawyer freed after serving 3 years in prison

Monday, March 8, 2010

HANOI, Vietnam – A Vietnamese human rights lawyer has been released from prison after serving a three-year sentence for spreading propaganda against the state. Le Thi Cong Nhan was released Saturday from Prison Number 5 in northern Thanh Hoa province and was escorted by police to her home in Hanoi, said prison chief Luong Van […]

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Crony Commies

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

by Greg Rushford posted on January 25, 2010 Until the security police knocked on their doors last year, Le Cong Dinh, Le Thang Long, and Tran Huynh Duy Thuc represented the best-and-brightest of Vietnam’s emerging new professional generation. Dinh, 41, an American-educated lawyer, had moved in elite Vietnamese corporate and legal circles since his early […]

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Vietnam’s New Money

Monday, January 25, 2010

An influx of wealth and privilege is shaking up this socialist country. But, as pro-democracy activists are jailed and the network of power tightens, the Communist Party’s strong hand may be turning economic progress into a social disaster. BY BILL HAYTON | JANUARY 21, 2010 On Nov. 16, 2008, two of Vietnam’s new entrepreneurs were […]

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Thursday, January 21, 2010


Phiên tòa xét xử 4 nhà đấu tranh cho dân chủ tại Việt Nam (20/01/2010) gồm: LS Lê Công Định, TS Nguyễn Tiến Trung, Lê Thăng Long, Trần Hùynh Duy Thức

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Đằng sau ánh hào quang/ Behind the Halo

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Đằng sau ánh hào quang/ Behind the Halo

PSN – 20.10.2009 | T.M.T. Đầu lá thư này, tôi xin nói một cách hết sức rõ ràng với quí vị rằng: tôi là một tiểu thư. Một tiểu thư chính hiệu được sinh ra và lớn lên trong một môi trường hoàn toàn truyền thống và có thể nói là rất gia giáo. Bà […]

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