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  • Vietnam Jails Four Over Migrant Deaths in British Truck

    HANOI—A court in Vietnam on Monday sentenced four Vietnamese people to between 2-1/2 and 7-1/2 years in prison for their role in the deaths of 39 migrants whose bodies were discovered in the back of a truck near London in October last year. The deaths…
  • Ailing Trong’s power felt not seen in Vietnam

    The absence of Vietnam’s communist chief and head of state from a major national event last week yet again sparked rumors about how the purported ill-health of the country’s most powerful figure affects an all-important political reshuffle set for early next year.      Nguyen Phu Trong…
  • The assault on Vietnam’s Hien Phap group

    There’s a pattern to repression in Vietnam. Whenever disparate groups critical of the ruling Vietnamese Communist Party attempt to come together into some kind of unified organization, putting their differences aside and coalescing around a shared goal of a democratic Vietnam, they are quickly rubbed…
  • Vietnam, Japan to maintain strategic ties after Abe

    As Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe has left great diplomatic legacies, one of the most remarkable being bilateral strategic relations between his country and Vietnam. Therefore, his stepping down has many implications for both countries. Nevertheless, given what the two sides have achieved so…
  • Inside view of Vietnam’s Covid second wave

    DA NANG – Vietnam has become the epicenter for a second deadly outbreak of Covid-19, with new cases originating from the tourist hot spot of Da Nang. The country recorded a mere 1,044 coronavirus cases with 34 fatalities as of September 2.  Social distancing measures…
  • Your Tote Bag Can Make a Difference

    My newly adopted home state is on fire again: Scorching heat and lightning strikes have sparked dozens of fires across California, burning an area the size of Rhode Island. Iowa is reeling from a deadly derecho. The mountain west is suffering through a severe drought.…
  • Chadwick Boseman Was Our Superhero

    Getty / Arsh Raziuddin / The Atlantic What I’ll always remember about the first time I saw the film Black Panther are the costumes that people wore. It was a chilly night in Washington, D.C., and almost everyone in the theater was Black. Children dressed…
  • Vietnam tightens measures after rise in Covid-19 deaths

    Given Vietnam’s increasing number of deaths since the most recent wave of Covid-19, there is a huge concern over whether the country can handle this new wave well as it did with the previous two. In fact, the new deaths are having a galvanizing effect…
  • Vietnam’s ruling party should step up fight against graft

    At the end of December 2019, Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong, concurrently general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), stated that the government’s anti-corruption campaign would continue in 2020. Despite the Covid-19 outbreak, he has been stepping up the campaign with disciplinary actions…
  • Feminine Asia

    Since he first arrived in Asia in 1970, American Tom Coyner has traveled extensively across the region, from the beaches of Pacific Isles to the ridges of the Himalayas. On those multiple trips, Coyner never ventured far without a camera, which he has deployed to…
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