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Three Uyghurs Held for Resisting Land Takeover

April 16, 2013

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Authorities have arrested three Uyghurs who they say resisted and assaulted public officers sent to expropriate their farmland for a market in northwestern China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, according to local sources. Farmer Mettohti Imin, his teenage son Abdusalam Mettohti, and a family friend were taken into custody in late March after confronting “more than […]

Trial begins of Vietnam fish farmer turned folk hero

April 2, 2013

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The trial of a Vietnamese fish farmer who became a folk hero after using homemade shotguns to resist eviction began, with scores of people defying a heavy police presence to show their support. Hundreds of police shut down the roads by the Hai Phong People’s Court to hold back supporters of Doan Van Vuon, who […]

Vietnam Risks Biggest East Asia IMF Rescue Since 1990s

September 6, 2012

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Vietnam risks becoming the biggest East Asian economy to seek an International Monetary Fund rescue loan since the region’s financial crisis more than a decade ago as it moves to support a faltering banking system. The nation may need IMF aid to recapitalize banks and must act quickly to clean up bad debt or risk […]

In Vietnam, Message of Equality Is Challenged by Widening Wealth Gap

September 1, 2012

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HANOI, Vietnam — She wore a pink outfit and matching high heels as she toured the dusty construction site. Soon after To Linh Huong’s visit in April, photos that captured the moment went viral on the Internet, but not because of Ms. Huong’s sense of style. The daughter of a member of the Vietnamese Communist […]

What Happened to Independence, Freedom, and Happiness in Vietnam?

August 31, 2012

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It is almost 67 years since the revelation of Vietnam’s Declaration of Independence and 37 years since the country’s unification. Despite revolutions to throw off the shackles of foreign powers, and a brutal war that stifled early hopes of democracy, Vietnam today remains under the thumb of an authoritarian government. It is almost 67 years […]

Vietnam’s Crisis Hard to Fathom

August 31, 2012

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Vietnamese banks are saddled with bad loans but the extent of the problem remains a mystery. AFP Motorcyclists ride past the Vietnamese central bank in downtown Hanoi, July 6, 2012. Vietnam may be facing a serious banking crisis under the weight of toxic loans but no one, including the government or even international groups like […]

Power struggle behind Vietnam tycoon’s arrest?

August 27, 2012

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The BBC’s Nga Pham asks whether the arrest last week of Vietnamese tycoon Nguyen Duc Kien is linked to a battle between top leaders over the country’s rapid economic growth, among other issues. Watching Nguyen Duc Kien on the sidelines of Hanoi’s Hang Day stadium, the training ground for his football club Hanoi ACB, it […]