environmentalists and social scientists are growing increasingly
concerned over the environmental, social, economic and political
implications of a government plan to allow minerals-starved ...
Despite official attempts to paper over their
differences, the historically fractious ties between Beijing and Hanoi
have recently taken a turn for the worse over a flock of geographically
communist authorities have upped the ante in a continuing dispute
with the Catholic Church. Now, they’re calling for the removal
of Archbishop Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet of Hanoi.
to the state-run Vietnam News Agency, Nguyen The Thao, cha...
The conviction of two senior
journalists in Hanoi last week had more to do with tussles within the
leadership of the ruling Vietnam Communist Party than anything else.
The much-derided show trial of the...
A year ago, in
August 2007, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung confidently
addressed a gathering of regional businessmen at an Asean 100
Leadership Forum at the Melia Hotel in downtown Hanoi.
He gave a
typically punchy speech about ho...
It was the
telltale drifting smoke that Sunday morning in the sky over Cholon,
Saigon's teeming Chinese sector, that first alerted correspondents
to the possibility that the second shoe was about to drop in what had
become a decisive turni...