Livestreaming on the social network is becoming popular in the ASEAN region. Yet, Vietnam is looking to increase control over livestreaming on popular social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube, according to a draft government decree, as the country aims to tighten its grip…
Despite notable progress in providing digital services, there are still major challenges in accessing these tools in practice.
Vietnam’s government is seeking to increase scrutiny of livestream content on social media such as Facebook and Google, in its latest move to rein in online activities it deems to be anti-state.
Vietnam’s central bank will pilot a cryptocurrency implementation program within the next two years.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chính on Sunday held a virtual meeting on Covid-19 prevention and control with eight southern localities which are witnessing a concerning surge in cases in recent days.
Vietnam’s current VND22 trillion ($956.2 million) Covid-19 budget is nearly enough to inoculate 75 million of its 96-million population.
Whether or not it is enforceable, the move hints at Hanoi’s desire for tight control over what its citizens say and do online.
New social guidelines encourage users to post positively about the country. However, given the country’s track record on dissent, the guidelines also serve to tighten the government’s control.
Vietnam introduced national guidelines on social media behaviour on Friday which encourage people to post positive content about the Southeast Asian country and require state employees to report “conflicting information” to their superiors.
Once considered the gold standard for COVID-19 response, Vietnam is now battling rising infections and a glacial vaccine rollout.
La Thaïlande a lancé cette semaine sa campagne de vaccination “massive” dans un contexte houleux pour le gouvernement… et le roi Rama X. Ce dernier possède, en effet, le laboratoire censé produire localement les doses de vaccins AstraZeneca. Or ce qui…
Vietnam’s government will build 4,000 kilometres (km) expressway under the private-public partnership (PPP) model across the country by 2030 as part of the national expressway network.
Cambodia-Vietnam trade sharply increased by 22 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 on a yearly basis, reaching a record high of $3.892 billion, despite tightened border controls over fears of spreading the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Vietnamese…
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Saturday called on local governments to ease overly strict pandemic-prevention measures that affect production and business activity, and prevent the nation from achieving its dual goals of fighting the virus and developing the…
Vietnam’s health ministry said the country will have nearly 125 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines this year after initially reporting it expects 120 million vaccine doses, according to an updated post on the government’s website.
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.
Since adoption of the Law on Cybersecurity in 2018, there has been an ongoing conversation opposing the strict regulatory environment that the Law creates. Strict enforcement, it is said, would disrupt the continuous flow of data so important to commercial…
Many companies are unhappy with a new regulation that requires their foreign executives to have academic qualifications in their current line of work.
The Vietnamese Government is eyeing re-opening its borders to international travelers as COVID-19 vaccinations ramp up and work on digital health passports continues.
Deputy Foreign Minister and seasoned diplomat Bui Thanh Son was appointed foreign minister on Thursday, one of 12 new ministers and department heads named by the new government.
Companies operating in Vietnam must comply with laws that forbid content that contradicts the nation’s sovereignty over the Spratly and Paracel islands in the South China Sea, Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said at a Hanoi…
Hanoi seeks entrepreneurs and foreign investors to build tech powerhouse
Related agencies and telecom providers say information technology infrastructure for handling Covid-19 vaccine passports will be ready next month.
Nanogen Pharmaceutical Biotechnology, based in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, is willing to share know-how and technology for developing its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. But the challenge for the company is finding manufacturers with the capacity to produce it in low-income countries.
Vietnam should first test out “vaccine passports” on certain groups of entrants before the policy could be officially applied.
A Vietnamese airline industry group is asking the Vietnamese Government for a US$1.17 billion bailout package. The Vietnam Aviation Business Association (VABA) has written to Vietnam’s National Assembly Chair and the Prime Minister asking for a suite of measures to…