Vietnam’s Angry Feet

By TUONG LAI Published: June 6, 2013 HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — LAST month, Vietnamese courts imposed heavy sentences on two patriotic students in their early 20s who had been charged with “speaking ill of China.” These charges touched the most sensitive nerve in the nation’s psyche — our patriotism and spirit of nationalism…

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Australia: Press Vietnam to Respect Rights

Bilateral Dialogue Planned for July 28 in Hanoi July 24, 2014 (Sydney) – Australia should use the upcoming Australia-Vietnam human rights dialogue to press the Vietnamese government to make concrete and measurable improvements in its abysmal human rights record. These include promptly releasing all political prisoners and ending restrictions on the rights to freedom of…

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Vietnam joins PH in slamming China’s new ‘expansionist’map

BY E.J. CARLEON – JUNE 28, 2014 POSTED IN: FEATURED, PHILIPPINE NEWS, PHILIPPINES, WORLD MANILA, Philippines – Vietnam joined the Philippines in slamming the new vertical map published by China recently; increasing the crude territorial demarcation 9 dash lines to 10, and inordinately encroaching into the exclusive economic zones of its neighboring countries in the…

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Iraq, Libya and Vietnam are worst in index that measures nations’ contribution to humanity

By TRAVELMAIL REPORTER PUBLISHED: 18:01 EST, 23 June 2014 | UPDATED: 02:46 EST, 24 June 2014 Ireland is the ‘goodest’ country in the world, according to a new survey which measures what 125 nations contribute to the planet and humanity.  The UK made it to the seventh place in the overall index but was crowned as the best country in…

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Vietnam ranks 147 out of 165 countries in economic freedom

Vietnam’s economic freedom score is 50.8, making its economy the 147th freest in the 2014 Index. Its score is 0.2 point worse than last year, reflecting declines in freedom from corruption, monetary freedom, and business freedom that outweigh improvements in labor freedom and fiscal freedom. Vietnam is ranked 33rd out of 42 countries in the…

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Vietnam’s Role in Japan’s Southeast Asia Strategy

Japan is calibrating its cooperation with Vietnam in order to support Abe’s larger agenda. By Clint Richards June 04, 2014 Vietnam’s economic freedom score is 50.8, making its economy the 147th freest in the 2014 Index. Its score is 0.2 point worse than last year, reflecting declines in freedom from corruption, monetary freedom, and business…

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Envoy nominee open to lifting arms ban to Vietnam

By MATTHEW PENNINGTON, Associated Press Updated 3:45 pm, Tuesday, June 17, 2014  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama‘s nominee to become the next U.S. ambassador to Vietnam said Tuesday it may be time for Washington to consider lifting a ban on the sale and transfer of lethal weapons to the former American enemy. Ted Osius told his…

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China Aggression Sounds Wake-Up Call for Vietnam Makers

By Nguyen Dieu Tu Uyen June 17, 2014 For more than eight years, Luong Thi Kim Oanh bought cases of thread from China for her garment factory in Hanoi. Last month, rattled by an anti-China riot in her country, she placed her first order from South Korea. “I used to buy 90 percent of my thread…

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Vietnam: Turning Point?

Asia Sentinel Written by David Brown MON,02 JUNE 2014 Sudden shocks have a way of resetting the agenda It’s been more than a month since China’s deep water oil drilling rig Haiyang 981 dropped anchor in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone.  Beijing’s deployment of the US$1 billion rig and an armada of escort vessels shocked the Vietnamese…

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Canadian PM: Communism, the deadliest ideological plague

Toronto, Ontario 30 May 2014 Prime Minister Stephen Harper today delivered the following remarks at the Tribute to Liberty Dinner in Toronto: “Thank you very much. “Thank you, Senator Ngo for that kind introduction, and thank you all, ladies and gentlemen, for that very warm welcome. “Distinguished guests, colleagues from the Parliament of Canada, ladies…

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