Category: Politics

“Anti-state” Dieu Cay meets US President

US President Barack Obama on Friday held a talk with blogger Nguyen Van Hai (aka. Dieu Cay), who used to be considered “anti-state” and sentenced to almost 15 years of imprisonment by the police-dominated courts in Vietnam. The meeting is particularly…

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…

Vietnam blocks CNN’s Tiananmen Square anniversary news

(VNRN) – Near the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre, the Vietnamese government stepped up its censorship and banned all mentions of the event, even blocking the entire CNN broadcast of a retrospective segment on the event. It has…