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The 88 Project Report: Vietnam Stepped Up Arrests In 2021

The 88 Project Report: Vietnam Stepped Up Arrests In 2021
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The year 2021 passed [1] in Vietnam with strict monitoring, harsh suppression, and an increasing crackdown on political dissidents, civil society actors, and internet freedom.

Jason Nguyen
Human Rights
April 30 And The Lost Chapters Of Vietnam’s History

April 30 And The Lost Chapters Of Vietnam’s History
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The decision [https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1175572/moet-responds-to-plans-to-drop-history-in-schools.html] [1] from the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training to make history a subject of choice rather than part of the country’s compulsory teaching curriculum has become one of the most controversial topics in Vietnam’s online discussions over the

Jason Nguyen
Opinion-Section
How Vietnam’s State Media And Social Media Groups Are Reporting On The Russia-Ukraine War

How Vietnam’s State Media And Social Media Groups Are Reporting On The Russia-Ukraine War
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While Vietnam’s official global perspective on the Russia-Ukraine conflict stays loyal to its principle of neutrality, the messages that the government has been sending home through state media coverage offer a more perplexing picture. Although the Southeast Asian state abstained from criticizing or publicly supporting Moscow’s aggression, Vietnamese

Jason Nguyen
Politics
Why Vietnam Has Good Reasons To Publicly Oppose The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

Why Vietnam Has Good Reasons To Publicly Oppose The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine
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As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine approaches the third week, there is virtually no remaining doubt about the true nature of this “special military operation.” It’s an outright invasion. And while there is seemingly unwavering support from the international community for the Ukrainian people’s fight against foreign

Jason Nguyen
Opinion-Section
How Vietnam Uses Propaganda To Erase The 1979 Sino-Vietnam Border War

How Vietnam Uses Propaganda To Erase The 1979 Sino-Vietnam Border War
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Efforts to erase the public memory of a disturbing war On February 17, 1979 [https://www.thevietnamese.org/2022/02/february-17-1979-the-start-of-the-sino-vietnamese-border-war/] , [1] Chinese troops poured south across Vietnam's northern border and launched a bloody invasion of its ideological neighbor. The brief and violent war resulted in tens of thousands of

Jason Nguyen
Politics
February 17, 1979: The Start of the Sino-Vietnamese Border War

February 17, 1979: The Start of the Sino-Vietnamese Border War
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What happened? On this day in 1979 [https://thediplomat.com/2017/02/the-bitter-legacy-of-the-1979-china-vietnam-war/] , [1] hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops poured across Vietnam’s northern border launching a bloody invasion of its ideological bedfellow. The conflict lasted for nearly a month, from February 17 to March 1979. While Chinese troops

Jason Nguyen
On This Day
Tet Offensive, Tet Amnesia

Tet Offensive, Tet Amnesia
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Vietnam is welcoming the 2022 Lunar New Year this week. Also known as Tet, this special occasion is widely embraced by both Vietnamese living in the country and its diaspora community. They spend this time for family reunions, remembering their ancestors, and sharing traditional holiday dishes. But this year’s

Jason Nguyen
Opinion-Section
January 19, 1974: The Paracels Maritime Battle

January 19, 1974: The Paracels Maritime Battle
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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What happened? On this day, in 1974, Chinese and then-Republic of Vietnam (RVN) navies clashed [https://thediplomat.com/2014/01/lessons-from-the-battle-of-the-paracel-islands/] [1] with one another in close-proximity maneuvers off the islands of the Paracel archipelago. The incident happened after the South Vietnamese army discovered the presence of the Chinese

Jason Nguyen
On This Day