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Shoppers Boycott Vietnamese-Owned Myanmar Plaza After Attack On Anti-Junta Protesters

Shoppers Boycott Vietnamese-Owned Myanmar Plaza After Attack On Anti-Junta Protesters
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What happened?On November 26, multiple major Myanmar newspapers reported that Yangon’s most popular shopping center, Myanmar Plaza, was deserted after local shoppers began a boycott following an attack on anti-junta protesters by its security team. Videos and images of the attack, which began to circulate online shortly after

Jason Nguyen
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Three Challenges Vietnam Will Face When Cambodia Takes The ASEAN Chair In 2022

Three Challenges Vietnam Will Face When Cambodia Takes The ASEAN Chair In 2022
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On October 28, 2021, Cambodia officially became the rotating chair of ASEAN for 2022. This is somewhat bad news for Vietnam and other countries because China has always been supportive of Cambodia. The fact that Cambodia prevented the ASEAN Joint Declaration in 2012 and 2016 is still a haunting memory

Lee Nguyen
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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

Son Nguyen
Son Nguyen
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2011-2021: Ten Years Of Social Changes In Vietnam

2011-2021: Ten Years Of Social Changes In Vietnam
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The 2011 Anti-China Social Movement had ended after more than three months of roughly weekly demonstrations, and despite the spontaneous nature of its inception, the movement had brought about significant social change to Vietnam. A reflection on this event is worth it for two reasons: to understand how the movement

Jason Nguyen
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From Antonio Gramsci To Vietnam, With Love And Strength

From Antonio Gramsci To Vietnam, With Love And Strength
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Sad Days for VietnamIt has been a sad time for Vietnamese civil society since the Formosa disaster and the protests that followed it in 2016. There has been an increasingly harsh crackdown on dissent and those who dared to defy the regime’s violation of human rights and authoritarian governance.

Dan Nguyen
Dan Nguyen
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The Yin And Yang Of Vietnamese Nationalism: Phan Chau Trinh And Phan Boi Chau’s Thoughts On Vietnam’s Independence

The Yin And Yang Of Vietnamese Nationalism: Phan Chau Trinh And Phan Boi Chau’s Thoughts On Vietnam’s Independence
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Why Should We Care About Non-Communist Discourse of Vietnamese Nationhood?While issues on Vietnamese nationalism have been widely discussed in academia, the English scholarship on Vietnam’s politics and political history since the 1950s has remained ambivalent toward what constitutes the authenticity of modern Vietnamese nationalism. The old historiography of

Cuong Nguyen
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Biden’s Emphasis On Soft Power And What It Means For Vietnam’s Democracy Movement

Biden’s Emphasis On Soft Power And What It Means For Vietnam’s Democracy Movement
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President Joe Biden has repeatedly emphasised “soft power” in his foreign policy speeches. Will this policy work in Vietnam? And how will it affect Vietnam’s democracy movement? Biden’s emphasis on soft power: what’s in store for Vietnam and should one believe it?It’s almost a year

Dan Nguyen
Dan Nguyen
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Vietnam: How Powerful Is The Prime Minister?

Vietnam: How Powerful Is The Prime Minister?
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Trinh Huu Long
Trinh Huu Long
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