Massively indebted Vietnamese shipbuilder misses payment

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Massively indebted Vietnamese shipbuilder misses payment

4 January 2011 Prime minister left vulnerable before party congress as Vinashin’s debts reach almost 5% of GNP International investors are growing concerned about Vietnam’s state-owned shipbuilding conglomerate Vinashin, which is on the verge of bankruptcy. Its failure would have dire consequences for one of the most dynamic south-east Asian economies. Vinashin is the flagship […]

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Vietnam senior party official to be punished over sex scandal

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Vietnam senior party official to be punished over sex scandal

06 Jul 2010 Hanoi – A committee of the Vietnamese Communist Party has asked the government to sack a high-ranking official for having sex with underage students, state media reported Tuesday. The party’s Central Inspection Committee on Monday asked the prime minister to sack Nguyen Truong To, chairman of the People’s Committee of a northern […]

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Vietnam and China: Shoals Ahead

Friday, April 30, 2010

Vietnam and China: Shoals Ahead

30 Apr 2010 About the author Sophie Quinn-Judge is associate director of the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture and Society, Temple University, Philadelphia. A rumble of popular discontent in Vietnam over territorial and environmental issues signals a new phase in the old relationship between Hanoi and Beijing, says Sophie Quinn-Judge. In 2009, Vietnam’s relationship with […]

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Vietnamese Poet Dies

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Vietnamese Poet Dies

2010-03-19 Huu Loan wrote about love and war. HANOI—Huu Loan, a Vietnamese poet best known for an autobiographical epic of love and the cruelty of war, has died at the age of 95 in his home village in the northern province of Thanh Hoa. His most famous work, “The Purple Color of Sim Flowers” (in […]

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Former Vietnamese Communist chief criticizes party

Saturday, February 6, 2010

04 Feb 2010 Hanoi – An article by former Vietnamese Communist Party head Le Kha Phieu in Thursday’s state-controlled media criticized the party for “corruption, bureaucracy and individualistic ideology” and calls for more democracy within the party ranks. Phieu, 78, was general secretary of the party from 1997 to 2001. The general secretary is one […]

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