The Chinese Communist Party has a problem with women of Asian descent who have public platforms, opinions and expertise on China.
In an effort to counter the views and work of these women, the CCP has been busy pivoting its growing information operation capabilities to target women, with a focus on journalists working at major Western media outlets.
Right now, and often going back weeks or months, some of the world’s leading China journalists and human rights activists are on the receiving end of an ongoing, coordinated and large-scale online information campaign. These women are high-profile journalists at media outlets including the New Yorker, The Economist, the New York Times, The Guardian, Quartz and others. The most malicious and sophisticated aspects of this information campaign are focused on women of Asian descent.
17-year-old Hoang Mai is a proud contributor to Vietnam’s Youth Union volunteer campaign. In a run-up to World Environment Day and its global theme, “Only One Earth” on June 5, she will connect with millions of other young citizens who are taking action to clean up the environment. The Youth Union has focused increasing attention on environmental protection through tree planting and eco-campaigns like “for a green Vietnam,” “let’s clean up the seas,” and “anti-plastic waste,” and recently marked the start of its ‘Green Summer’ campaign.
Vietnam’s rapid development from one of the five poorest countries in the world in 1985 to one of the world’s fastest growing economies has resulted in dramatic environmental consequences from polluted rivers, biodiversity loss, and air quality depletion.