Tag: Vietnam

Open newsletter – february 23, 2022

ASIA A divide is emerging between how the Asia Pacific region has responded to the Omicron wave of COVID-19, and how North American and Western...

Vietnam’s path forward on COVID-19 and corruption (David Brown, East Asia Forum)

COVID-19 broke loose in Vietnam in June 2021, a year after most of East Asia. Until June, countermeasures and aggressive contact tracing had held...

Vietnam’s COVID-19 testing scandal goes viral (Thiem Bui, East Asia Forum)

Since early 2020, the Vietnamese Communist Party has been portraying their efforts to fight COVID-19 as a war against an ‘invisible enemy’, mobilising healthcare...

Vietnam’s first city metro, built by China, carries 14,917 passengers per day (Global Times)

The opening ceremony of Vietnam's first urban light rail, which was built by China, was held in Hanoi on Thursday. The metro line made...

Time for Vietnam to get cracking on CPTPP reforms (Nguyen Anh Duong, East Asia Forum)

Following years of effort, in 2015 Vietnam concluded negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal. After the US withdrawal from the trade pact,...

Visit of Chairman Vietnam’s National People’s Assembly and India-Vietnam Relations (Vinod Anand, Vivekananda International Foundation)

Mr. Vuong Dinh Hue, the Chairman of the National Assembly of Vietnam, visited India from 15 to 19 December to bolster India-Vietnam cooperation in...

Vietnam: Ex-Political Prisoner Faces New Charges (HRW)

The Vietnamese authorities should immediately release the human rights activist Do Nam Trung and drop all charges against him, Human Rights Watch said today. Do...

Western media’s lies about Vietnam metro project are shameless (Global Times)

The recently inaugurated metro line in Hanoi, Vietnam has now officially entered service after a two-week free trial operation. The fact that a smaller...

Adding substance to Vietnam’s climate commitments (Thang Nam Do, East Asia Forum)

In his speech at 26th Conference of the Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh...

Vingroup tapping global investors for car unit’s $1bn funding: sources (Arab News)

Vietnam’s largest conglomerate Vingroup is in talks with investors, including Qatar’s sovereign fund and BlackRock, to raise about $1 billion in equity for its...

Demand-driven and gender-responsive policies for promoting entrepreneurship among women in Vietnam (Tran Thi Ngoc Tran, Brookings)

Given the profound socioeconomic challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is imperative that Vietnam make full use of its human capital. With women...

Why improving Vietnam–UK relations matters for the Indo-Pacific (Bill Hayton, The Strategist)

Vietnam’s prime minister, Pham Minh Chinh, made a very successful trip to the United Kingdom in early November, putting the rapidly improving relations between...

A 3-pronged approach to meet the needs of aspiring women entrepreneurs in Vietnam (Tran Thi Ngoc Tran, Brookings)

As the Vietnam government looks to help the economy recover from the COVID-19 crisis, the need to increase the viability of women-owned businesses has...

Vietnam reconsiders methane-emitting rice amid climate crisis (Govi Snell, Al Jazeera)

At the United Nations COP26 summit in Scotland, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh joined 109 countries in pledging to reduce methane emissions by...

U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue (US Department of State)

The 25th Annual U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue was held on November 9, 2021, in Washington, DC. Acting Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and...

UN experts call for protection of trafficked workers from Viet Nam in Saudi Arabia (UN News)

Some women and girls being recruited in Viet Nam to serve as domestic workers in Saudi Arabia, are suffering sexual abuse and torture, leading a group of UN independent human...