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The Vietnamese Communist Regime: 35 Years Since Doi Moi Reform

The Vietnamese Communist Regime: 35 Years Since Doi Moi Reform
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December is a month of year-end celebrations in the Gregorian calendar, but it also marks an important historical milestone for Vietnam: the passing of another year since the initiation of Doi Moi (Renovation) reform in 1986 by the Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP), which aimed to revamp the economic and political

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Would Ho Chi Minh Oppose Pham Doan Trang’s Arrest And Trial?

Would Ho Chi Minh Oppose Pham Doan Trang’s Arrest And Trial?
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Vietnamese writers and journalists, like Pham Doan Trang, have always been portrayed by the Vietnamese state as being “phản động” (reactionary) and are accused of aiming to disrupt the government. There is also an implication that advocating for freedom of speech and democracy is inherently at odds with the Vietnamese

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December 4, 2014: Ho Duy Hai’s Execution Halted

December 4, 2014: Ho Duy Hai’s Execution Halted
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On this day, seven years ago, the execution of death-row inmate Ho Duy Hai was temporarily suspended by the People’s Court of Long An Province. The deputy judge of the provincial People’s Court, Le Quang Hung, signed the decision to postpone his execution, approving an earlier request submitted

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October 15, 2008: Two Journalists Worked For State-Owned Media Sentenced After Exposing Major Corruption

October 15, 2008: Two Journalists Worked For State-Owned Media Sentenced After Exposing Major Corruption
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October 9, 2009: Six Peaceful Activists Sentenced For Pro-Democracy Activities

October 9, 2009: Six Peaceful Activists Sentenced For Pro-Democracy Activities
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What happened?On this day, 12 years ago, a group of six democracy activists was sentenced to prison, with sentences ranging from two years to six years in prison, in addition to various months or years of house arrest. Their sentences prompted criticism from many international organizations, such as Human

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Journey To The West: Vietnamese Top Leaders’ Recent Vaccine Diplomacy

Journey To The West: Vietnamese Top Leaders’ Recent Vaccine Diplomacy
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In the past month, newly-elected Vietnamese leaders have been seen “touring” Western countries, from Europe to the Americas. From the chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue, who went to Europe, to President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, who went to the United States and Cuba, both are parts of the

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Opinion-Section
July 24, 2012: China Establishes Sansha City, Intensifying The Maritime Conflict With Vietnam

July 24, 2012: China Establishes Sansha City, Intensifying The Maritime Conflict With Vietnam
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What happened?On July 24, 2012, China established a prefecture-level city called Sansha City (in Vietnamese: Thành phố Tam Sa) under Hainan Province, the most important strategic location for China to push territorial claims in the South China Sea [1]. Sansha City covers 800,000 square miles of China’s

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Why Did The Vietnamese Communist Party Suppress Anti-China Nationalism?

Why Did The Vietnamese Communist Party Suppress Anti-China Nationalism?
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Since the beginning of its history, the Vietnamese Communist Party (VCP) has been portraying itself as a group of nationalists who liberated the country from foreign intervention. History textbooks, propaganda, and official VCP narratives were all dedicated to showing that the VCP is the true heir of Vietnam and that

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