Category: Opinions

TPP and the fanciful tales

As the Vietnamese government is trying to conclude their negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (TPP) becomes one of the most popular topics in political discussions in the country. For democracy and human rights activists, it provokes debates on…

USA Today: What Communist Vietnam is hiding

By Hoi Trinh (USA Today) – For many, peace has never returned to their homeland, and certainly not since April 30, 1975. A few weeks ago, I came across an article reaffirming how, on the 40th anniversary of the defeat of…

Lost chance for the winning side

A scholar at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy told the BBC that the winning side of communist Vietnam lost an opportunity in 1975 when they declined to take advantage of what their opponent, the South Vietnam, had…

Anh Ba Sam arrested arbitrarily, lawyer said

by Trinh Huu Long (BBC) The detention of blogger Nguyen Huu Vinh (a.k.a. Anh Ba Sam) and his assistant Nguyen Thi Minh Thuy constitutes an arbitrary deprivation of liberty under national and international laws.