Vietnam

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Religion and Vietnam’s Party State

Vietnam’s state supervision of religion is considerably less oppressive than it was during the years of "building socialism" and propagating atheism as the approved belief system.  But that doesn’t mean free ... Read More...
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Vietnam Passes Sham UN Rights Protection

Vietnam's National Assembly has ratified the United Nations Convention Against Torture, which was hailed by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights in Bangkok as "an important step towards ensur... Read More...
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Vietnam’s Cable Car Mania

At least a couple of times a year, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism  is torn apart in the local press, along with the agency’s and often-terribly strange ideas for tourism promotion.  Most recentl... Read More...
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Vietnam’s Higher Education System Overload

For Vietnamese youth, a university degree is the entry ticket to the middle class and a promise, often unfulfilled, of an urban professional job. Vietnam’s enrollment in higher education has grown from 162,000 ... Read More...
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Police Brutality in Vietnam

Just at an inconvenient time when Vietnam is seeking a pact with the United States for the supply of weapons, an inconvenient and exhaustive report on police brutality and “public insecurity” in Vietnam release... Read More...