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Defense-Japan-Vietnam. Japan seeks to ease military restriction through defense transfer deal with Vietnam: experts (Global Times)

The national flags of Vietnam and Japan Photo: CFP

The national flags of Vietnam and Japan Photo: CFP

Japan and Vietnam signed on Saturday an agreement on the transfer of defense equipment and technology, a move that foreign media claimed targets China.

Experts said Tokyo’s military cooperation with Hanoi aims at expanding its influence in regional security issues and the equipment exports are an effort to ease Japan’s military limit.

Japan seeks to ease military restriction through defense transfer deal with Vietnam: experts – Global Times

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USA/Singapore/Vietnam. Explained: What did Kamala Harris’ visit to Singapore and Vietnam Reveal? (Rajaram Panda, VIF)

Even as the US President Joe Biden is facing another big challenge in Afghanistan following his decision to withdraw troops and takeover by the Taliban, Biden’s foreign policy challenge in the Indo-Pacific front has no less diminished. China remains as the elephant in the room and needs to be managed. The visit of the US Vice President Kamala Harris to Singapore and Vietnam and making statements in Singapore and Hanoi on how China continues to remain as a threat needs to be understood in perspective. In the capitals of both the Southeast Asian countries she assured that the US stands with allies and partners in face of China’s threats. Being the first US Vice President to visit Vietnam, Kamala Harris chose to single out Beijing’s “bullying” of its smaller neighbour countries amid tensions in the South China Sea.

Explained: What did Kamala Harris’ visit to Singapore and Vietnam Reveal? | Vivekananda International Foundation (vifindia.org)

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What Comes Next? A Lesson from Saigon (Defense One)

Michael Desch

An iconic photograph from the waning days of the Vietnam war now seems likely to be recreated in Kabul. In it, an Air America helicopter lands on the roof of a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency building across town from the U.S. Embassy. A CIA officer guides a long line of Vietnamese up a ladder and into the chopper, their last hope of escape from the North Vietnamese and their Viet Cong allies as they tighten their grip on what will soon be rechristened Ho Chi Minh City.

What Comes Next? A Lesson from Saigon – Defense One

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Vietnam – Delta variant outbreak challenges Vietnam’s COVID-19 response strategy (Brookings)

Huong Le Thu

Vietnam’s COVID-19 response had been one of the most effective in the world. Its comparatively record low number of cases and deaths and its impressive economic performance during the global pandemic boosted the country’s reputation internationally. A good economic performance boosted the confidence of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) just as it was undergoing a leadership change. A study conducted among 23 countries in May 2020 revealed that Vietnamese respondents recorded the second-highest level of satisfaction after China, with 77% rating positively their government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. 2020 was also a critical year for Vietnam’s politics, both because of the country’s important diplomatic roles as chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and non-permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, and because of the once-every-five years Party Congress in early 2021. Moreover, the 13th Party Congress was one of the most important since 1986, when the country embarked on the transformative Doi Moi reforms of renovation, happening amidst political infighting and generational change within the party.

Delta variant outbreak challenges Vietnam’s COVID-19 response strategy (brookings.edu)

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Vietnam – Bad news for Vietnam’s Mekong Delta (The Interpreter)

MILTON OSBORNE writes: The release of recent research from the Netherlands adds an additional insight into what is happening in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, the country’s all-important food producing region that contributes some fifty per cent to its agricultural GDP. In a stark conclusion the research cites 2050 as the Tipping Point when the delta will no longer be able to cope with salt water intrusions, a phenomenon that is already causing the los of productive land.

go to The Interpreter: Bad news for Vietnam’s Mekong Delta | The Interpreter (lowyinstitute.org)

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Training and support for female entrepreneurs in Vietnam: What do women want and need? (Brookings)

Tran Thi Ngoc Tran writes for Brookings: Considered one of the world’s poorest countries in the 1980s, Vietnam today has emerged as a rising star in Asia with impressive economic and social progress. By 2035, Vietnam aims to graduate from lower- to upper-middle income status, and become a prosperous, creative, equitable, and democratic society. As women are half of the population and women’s economic empowerment increases social and economic benefits, creating more female entrepreneurs is a central part of the government’s agenda. According to the National Strategy on Gender Equality for 2021-2030, the Vietnamese government expects to see more women business owners in the coming years, accounting for 27 percent of all enterprises by 2025 and 30 percent by 2030.

go to Brookings: Training and support for female entrepreneurs in Vietnam: What do women want and need? (brookings.edu)

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Vietnam – An ideal public health model? Vietnam’s state-led, preventative, low-cost response to COVID-19 (Emma Willoughby, Brookings)

The world noticed Vietnam’s success in combating COVID-19 in 2020 as other countries struggled to quell infections and enact clear government policy. While Vietnam is experiencing its largest surge of cases yet, the government maintains a strong concerted effort to stop the virus. The Vietnamese government, unified by a single political party, the Communist Party of Vietnam, was successful in keeping infections very low among its 97 million citizens with the kind of predominantly preventative, low-cost public health strategy prioritizing contact tracing and targeted quarantine that most other countries failed to implement.

An ideal public health model? Vietnam’s state-led, preventative, low-cost response to COVID-19 (brookings.edu)

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Vietnam – Time to upgrade corporate governance in Vietnam (East Asia Forum)

Report about young people who practice skateboarding in Ho Chi Minh City, the economic capital of Vietnam, 18 November 2017 (Martin BERTRAND / Hans Lucas via Reuters Connect)

John Walsh, Trung Quang Nguyen and Burkhard Schrage, RMIT Vietnam

Corporate governance rules in Vietnam need an upgrade. Vietnam’s ambitious program of developing smart cities and installing climate change-resilient infrastructure requires complex public–private partnerships (PPPs) that challenge the worldview of some policymakers.

Time to upgrade corporate governance in Vietnam

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Vietnam – Full steam ahead on Vietnam’s anti-corruption campaign (East Asia Forum)

Hai Hong Nguyen, UQ

The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has completed a major reshuffle across the country’s political machinery, including the party apparatus, the government and the national assembly. The reshuffle follows the conclusion of the 13th Congress in February 2021.

Full steam ahead on Vietnam’s anti-corruption campaign

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