The Vietnamese government’s commitment to action on climate change is in the spotlight after a leading environmental activist was sentenced this month to two years in prison on murky charges of “tax evasion.”
Like what a number of Southeast Asian countries have done, Vietnam takes advantage of public clamor for fighting fake news about COVID-19 to ratchet up state control on the flow of information on other aspects of public life
Award-winning founder of green development centre was arrested on tax evasion charges in February
Vietnam’s Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong has likened his anti-graft campaign to a “blazing furnace,” one that’s caught hundreds of senior officials, business executives and others in its blast over the years.
Speculation running rife that a change in Vietnam’s communist leadership may be on the cards sooner than expected
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 the pandemic at bay and allowed the economy to keep growing. Perhaps those successes produced a…
The Vietnamese authorities should immediately drop all charges and release the independent political candidate Le Trong Hung, Human Rights Watch said today.
A video showing celebrity chef Salt Bae feeding a powerful Vietnamese official morsels of steak smothered in gold leaf at a luxury London restaurant has sparked anger in the South-East Asian country, where the average person earns a few dollars a…
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.
Proponents of an EU trade pact said it would nudge one-party Vietnam towards greater respect for human rights. The evidence so far points in the other direction.
Vuong Dinh Hue was re-elected chairman of the National Assembly Tuesday as the national legislative body started the first session of its 15th term.
Pham Chi Thanh suffering health problems
Vietnam was one of the quickest to react to the epidemic and is now one of the slowest to prepare a way out.
Active participation and interest in politics are vital for citizens’ voices to be heard and their votes to actually count.
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.
About 69 million Vietnamese are casting votes on Sunday for national and local candidates during the nation’s twice-a-decade election as the government battles a new virus outbreak.
Fewer independent candidates than before are standing in an election in Vietnam on Sunday to a largely rubber-stamp legislature that is dominated by the Communist Party but which has taken on a growing role in discussing social issues.
The May 23 election is designed to affix a rubber stamp to the Vietnamese Communist Party’s monopoly on political power.
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.
In March, Vietnam announced it had gifted a new parliament building worth US$111 million to Laos. The move reflects Hanoi’s unease over Beijing’s growing influence over its closest ally.
Amidst a spike in new cases, the country is tightening restrictions in the hopes of repeating its 2020 successes against the virus.
Just about any way you look at it, Vietnam’s performance during the pandemic has been remarkable.
What does the election of two top generals to the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam mean for the country’s political, economic and foreign policy prospects? The Vietnam People’s Army has also deepened its influence through significant business interests,…
On April 5, Vietnam’s national assembly elected and confirmed Pham Minh Chinh as its new Prime Minister, thereby quickly establishing its leadership team at a critical juncture.
Dynamic political reform can resolve an internal ideological conflict – and help differentiate Vietnam from China.
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.