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Vietnam Briefing: Vietnam’s Human Rights Abuses Highlighted In U.S. Department Of State Report

Vietnam Briefing: Vietnam’s Human Rights Abuses Highlighted In U.S. Department Of State Report
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The Vietnam Briefing, which is released every Monday morning Vietnam time, looks at Vietnam’s social and political developments of the past week. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- State Department released 2021 Country Reports on Human Rights, detailing Vietnam’s human rights abuses * The U.S. Department of State released [https://www.state.gov/

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
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Vietnam Briefing: Vietnam Abstains From Condemning Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine

Vietnam Briefing: Vietnam Abstains From Condemning Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine
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The Vietnam Briefing, which is released every Monday morning Vietnam time, looks at Vietnam’s social and political developments of the past week. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Vietnam abstained from United Nations’ resolution condemning Russian aggression * On March 2, as the UN General Assembly approved [https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/mar/02/

The Vietnamese Magazine
The Vietnamese Magazine
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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
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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
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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
Politics
Vietnam Briefing: Bao Sach Appeal; Vietnamese Vendor Summoned Over Salt Bae Parody; Vietnam Mourns Victims Of COVID-19

Vietnam Briefing: Bao Sach Appeal; Vietnamese Vendor Summoned Over Salt Bae Parody; Vietnam Mourns Victims Of COVID-19
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Bao Sach (Clean Newspaper) members filed an appeal to lower their court sentences * On November 17, Vietnam’s state media reported that the Can Tho Court had received an appeal from Bao Sach members against the court’s decisions on October 28. In their formal request, the Bao Sach members

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The Vietnamese Magazine
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Vietnam Briefing: Prosecutions Against Bao Sach Journalists; Beijing Seeks To Reaffirm Its Influence In The South China Sea

Vietnam Briefing: Prosecutions Against Bao Sach Journalists; Beijing Seeks To Reaffirm Its Influence In The South China Sea
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Prosecutions against members of online-based Bao Sach (Clean Newspaper) outlet RFA reports [https://www.rfa.org/english/news/vietnam/baosach-09092021174755.html]: * On Wednesday, September 8, Vietnamese authorities indicted five journalists from the Bao Sach group, an independent journalism project, on charges of “abusing democracy and freedom to infringe on state

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The Vietnamese Magazine
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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 [https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/aspp.12495] for China to push territorial claims in the South China Sea [1]

Son Nguyen
Son Nguyen
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