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Expert opinion: Biden’s policy towards Vietnam more flexible

January 20, 2022 marks a year when US President Joe Biden took office. This is an opportunity to summarize a year of US-Vietnam relations under this Democratic president. In general, over the past year, the relationship between Hanoi and Washington…
UN asks Vietnam to respond to “arbitrary arrests”

The United Nations Special Rapporteur has asked the Vietnamese government to respond to alleged “arbitrary” arrests and detentions of a range of human rights activists and defenders. In a letter sent to the Vietnamese government from last November, the group…
Vietnam sends 45.000 workers abroad

According to a report by the Department of Overseas Labor under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, in 2021, the country sent more than 45,000 workers abroad, equaling 57.3% compared to the previous year. The number met 50%…
Human Rights in Vietnam: A year of repression in West’s mercy

The year 2021 shows the Hanoi government’s crackdown on dissidents, which international human rights activists and monitors consider to be the worst in recent years amid the pandemic and the neglect of the West world. The government’s crackdown on dissenting…
Vingroup suddenly replaces global general director of VinFast

Vingroup has just appointed a Vietnamese woman to replace German Michael Lohscheller as the global director of VinFast, the auto company of the largest corporation in Vietnam that is currently penetrating the electric car market of the US and Europe…
Vietnam’s economy in 2021 increases only 2.58%

On December 29, the Vietnamese government announced that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021 increase only by 2.58%, lower than the 2.91% rate of 2020 and also the lowest increase in the past decade. The General Statistics Office…
Western countries are lenient with Vietnam on human rights?

Hanoi’s strategic importance to the United States and its allies is said to have allowed the Communist Party more opportunity to silence dissidents. With three trials of Vietnam’s most prominent human rights and land rights defenders in recent days and…
German warship Bayern will visit Vietnam in January next year

The German frigate Bayern is about to visit Vietnam in January 2022 on a six-month trip to the Asia-Pacific. The ship has just arrived in Singapore and is currently staying in the island nation for two weeks over Christmas, before…
Vietnam is the largest ASEAN investor in Cambodia

As many as 188 investment projects of Vietnam are still valid in Cambodia with a total registered capital of $2.85 billion. The above information was given at the meeting of President Nguyen Xuan Phuc with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen…
Vietnam resumes nuclear power

Vietnam said it will carry out a project to build a 10-megawatt nuclear research reactor with Russia’s help, a move seen as a new step towards revitalizing plans to build nuclear power plants after being stopped in this country. According…
Marc Knapper approved to be US Ambassador to Vietnam

The US Senate has approved Marc Evans Knapper as US ambassador to Vietnam, months after he was nominated for the position by President Joe Biden. The confirmation took place on December 18 when the US Senate directly elected to approve…
Prime Minister: Vietnam does not choose sides but right

Vietnam will continue not to choose sides in strategic competition between major powers, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh affirmed in directing the diplomatic branch, adding that Vietnam’s foreign policy “must put the national interest- nation above all else.” Chinh made…
OHCHR urges the authorities in Viet Nam to immediately release all these individuals as well as the many others arbitrarily detained for exercising their rights to freedom of opinion and expression

Press briefing notes on Viet Nam  Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani Location: Geneva Date: 17 December 2021 We are deeply troubled by the harsh sentencing of human rights and land rights defenders convicted of spreading anti-State propaganda in…
Similarities in foreign policy between India and Vietnam

Former French ambassador to India for 4 years, last October, Mr. Claude Blanchemaison has just published in France a book about India, titled “L’Inde, contre vents et marées.” Blanchemaison’s book is of particular interest because he is both an agent…
ExxonMobil continues to carry out the Blue Whale project in Vietnam

US energy giant, ExxonMobil, is working on a final plan to bring Vietnam’s largest offshore gas project, the Blue Whale field, into operation after a long delay which is believed to be caused by China’s pressure. Texas-based ExxonMobil said last…