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Crony Capitalism And Its Ties With The Vietnamese State

Crony Capitalism And Its Ties With The Vietnamese State
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A dangerous variant of capitalism in Communist Vietnam.

Lee Nguyen
Politics
Vietnam's Chaebol Dream With Vingroup

Vietnam's Chaebol Dream With Vingroup
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On March 29, 2022, Reuters reported [https://www.reuters.com/business/autos-transportation/vietnam-car-maker-vinfast-selects-north-carolina-ev-production-facility-report-2022-03-29/] that "Vietnam's Vinfast has chosen the U.S. state of North Carolina to build a multi-billion-dollar production facility for its new line of electric vehicles in the past few days." Vinfast is a part of Vietnam's largest

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
Society
A Farewell To Saigon

A Farewell To Saigon
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Even before the pandemic, the authorities disregarded workers’ right to life and dignity.

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
Society
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
A Vietnamese Sentenced To Five Years In Jail For “Spreading Coronavirus”: Rules For The People But Not For The Government

A Vietnamese Sentenced To Five Years In Jail For “Spreading Coronavirus”: Rules For The People But Not For The Government
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Last week, on September 6, when the news of a Vietnamese man being sentenced to five years in prison for “transmitting coronavirus” by a court in Ca Mau Province made international headlines, it vehemently startled a substantial number of foreign readers. One day later, in the country’s southernmost province

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen
Human Rights
Why Did The Vietnamese Communist Party Militarize Its Fight Against COVID-19?

Why Did The Vietnamese Communist Party Militarize Its Fight Against COVID-19?
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When the Ho Chi Minh City authorities decided to deploy troops to enforce an antivirus lockdown during the last week of August 2021, they caught local people off guard. The move, which came amid the rise in both Covid-19 infections and deaths in the city, has been seen as the

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen
Society
State Media And Social Media During The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Tale Of Two Cities In Vietnam

State Media And Social Media During The COVID-19 Pandemic: A Tale Of Two Cities In Vietnam
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It is probably one of the worst times for Vietnam right now. The latest wave of Covid-19 infections has pushed Vietnam into both a healthcare and a media crisis. Once envied for its low death toll and effective methods to contain the virus, the Communist nation is now struggling to

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen
Society
Vietnam: In The Middle Of The COVID-19 Pandemic, They Are The Ones Being Left Behind

Vietnam: In The Middle Of The COVID-19 Pandemic, They Are The Ones Being Left Behind
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Since the first infections were detected in the country, Vietnam has surpassed [https://vnexpress.net/covid-19/covid-19-viet-nam][1] 100,000 Covid-19 cases spanning 62 out of its 63 provinces and more than 1,000 deaths. As the pandemic shows no signs of vanishing anytime soon, especially in the southern provinces,

Jason Nguyen
Jason Nguyen
Society