Category: Opinions

Trong walks tightrope in United States

purchase Pregabalin Four decades after the fall of Saigon the warm welcome afforded a Vietnamese Communist Party leader in the Oval Office appears to signal a new phase in relations between the two former enemies. The presence of Nguyen Phu Trong in…

Criminal justice in Vietnam: Compassionate communists

go The Economist – The party allows a smidgen of penal reform.  ONE ordinary farmer, Nguyen Thanh Chan, is now a celebrity in Vietnam. In 2004 he was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of a woman in Nghia Trung,…

‘I don’t want you to go protesting’

click This day four years ago, June 5, 2011, marked the first one in a series of street protests in Hanoi and Saigon. Below is a writing by Da Thao Phuong, a local blogger in Hanoi, on the protest that she…

36 NGOs worldwide call for the release of Tran Huynh Duy Thuc

follow link On the day that marks 6th year of imprisonment for Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, 18 international NGOs and 18 Vietnamese organizations made a joint statement urging the Vietnamese government to “immediately release” Thuc. They did so in an unprecedented collective attempt…

TPP and the fanciful tales

http://uaeauditors.net/?kripar=%D9%82%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%85%D8%A9-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%B4%D8%B1%D9%83%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%AE%D9%8A%D8%A7%D8%B1-%D8%AB%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%A6%D9%8A&450=ed 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…