Mekong communities struggle as China tests dam equipment

Water levels have fluctuated sharply with testing, but some are encouraged that China gave warning of its plan.

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People along the Mekong are struggling with sharply fluctuation water levels as China tests dam equipment. This Thai woman said her garden on the river bank was damaged by flash floods as water was released from the upstream dam [International Rivers via Al Jazeera]
People along the Mekong are struggling with sharply fluctuation water levels as China tests dam equipment. This Thai woman said her garden on the river bank was damaged by flash floods as water was released from the upstream dam [International Rivers via Al Jazeera]

Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Water levels on the Mekong River, which flows through China and five other countries before emptying into the South China Sea, have dropped once again after Beijing revealed it was testing equipment at one of its 11 dams in the upper reaches of the vital waterway.

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Đồng Tâm: Các câu hỏi về thông tin vụ chết bốn người Bộ Công an nêu ra

Đồng Tâm: ‘Vụ này có nhiều uẩn khúc’

Theo truyền thông nhà nước, ông Lương Tam Quang, Thứ trưởng Bộ Công an Việt Nam, cho hay lực lượng của Bộ này vào Đồng Tâm không phải để đi ‘tuần tra’ mà là để ‘lập chốt an ninh ở cổng thôn Hoành” nhằm ‘bảo vệ công trình từ xa’.
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Đồng Tâm: Đừng để ‘oan oan tương báo’!

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Một cảnh ở làng quê Bắc Bộ. (Ảnh: Rafal Cichawa/Shutterstock)

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Vietnamese goods in face of pressure from trade protectionism

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By the end of last year, more than 160 trade remedies investigations were launched and applied to Vietnamese goods. It is forecast that there will be 25 export products being investigated this year.

 Nine out of 16 cases of trade remedies investigations are on steel products, accounting for 60 percent. (Photo: SGGP)

Nine out of 16 cases of trade remedies investigations are on steel products, accounting for 60 percent. (Photo: SGGP)

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Who will lead Vietnam in 2021?

Author: David Brown, California, East Asia ForumVietnamese politics has reverted to its customary opacity. General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and his intimates in the Communist Party’s secretariat remain intent on party renewal, a wholly internal affair. Going into 2019, Trong’s tightening leash on the sprawling Ministry of Public Security and his crusades against corruption and for the elevation of the ‘model cadre’ had secured for him an iron grip on the 2021 succession scenario. Going into 2020, things are a little different. Tiếp tục đọc “Who will lead Vietnam in 2021?”

Central Steering Committee on anti-corruption convenes 17th session

The Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption held its 17th session on January 15 under the chair of Party General Secretary, President and head of the committee Nguyen Phu Trong, to look back at its work in 2019 and line out key tasks for 2020.
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Central Steering Committee on anti-corruption convenes 17th session hinh anh 1Party General Secretary, President Nguyen Phu Trong chairs the 17th session of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption on January 15. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption held its 17th session on January 15 under the chair of Party General Secretary, President and head of the committee Nguyen Phu Trong, to look back at its work in 2019 and line out key tasks for 2020. Tiếp tục đọc “Central Steering Committee on anti-corruption convenes 17th session”

Starbucks, Coffee Bean, and Tea Leaf losing to Vietnamese chains

What the Philippines and Australia can learn from Vietnam about living with China

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Photo: Flickr/Patrik M. Loeff

Photo: Flickr/Patrik M. Loeff

Published 5 Oct 2016 11:14   Lowry Institute

It is early days, granted, but the Philippines’ crude and crass new president Rodrigo Duterte appears increasingly intent on reversing his predecessor’s plucky South China Sea policy and pro-Alliance leanings, opting instead for a tilt towards China. Tiếp tục đọc “What the Philippines and Australia can learn from Vietnam about living with China”

Belt and rail: New Vietnam- China train aims to put relations on track

Updating a colonial legacy railway might offer more than a
smoother connection between sometimes tense neighbours.

An early morning start in Lao Cai in 2013 (Photo: Biggs/Flickr)

An early morning start in Lao Cai in 2013 (Photo: Biggs/Flickr)
Published 15 Jan 2020 06:00 Lowry Institute

Last year, China and Vietnam unveiled plans to refurbish a colonial-era railway between the two countries. It was an attempt to update a historical legacy – and also signified new bilateral dynamics in a consequential and sometimes fraught regional relationship. Tiếp tục đọc “Belt and rail: New Vietnam- China train aims to put relations on track”

America, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Operate in the East China Sea

 

America, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Operate in the East China Sea

Photo By Petty Officer 3rd Class Vance Hand | 200113-N-ZS023-1045 EAST CHINA SEA (Jan. 13, 2020) Capt. Luke Frost, commanding… read more

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South China Sea – Occupation and Island Building

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‘Pushing boundaries’: The rise of Samizdat publishing in Vietnam

Liberal Publishing House publishes and distributes books Vietnam’s government does not wants its citizens to read.

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Vietnam's publishing industry is tightly controlled by the government [File: Kham/Reuters]
Vietnam’s publishing industry is tightly controlled by the government [File: Kham/Reuters]

Hanoi, Vietnam – Inside a cramped room in a secret – and temporary – location in northern Vietnam, a printer whirs to life, spitting out sheets of paper covered in text.

Neat piles are stacked on nearby tables and a man wearing an air respirator places one of them into a machine that cuts and binds the pages to a cover.

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Vietnam court sentences ex-minister to life in prison for fraud

Former information minister Nguyen Bac Son was accused of receiving $3m in bribes to help a deal with a mobile company.

The Hanoi court sentenced Nguyen Bac Son to life in prison in a case that also saw another minister and a dozen executives receive lengthy prison terms [Nguyen Van Diep/VNA via AP]
The Hanoi court sentenced Nguyen Bac Son to life in prison in a case that also saw another minister and a dozen executives receive lengthy prison terms [Nguyen Van Diep/VNA via AP]

A court in Vietnam on Saturday sentenced a former information minister to life in prison after finding him guilty of taking $3m in bribes in connection with a controversial deal at state telecoms firm MobiFone.

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Đồng Tâm: Bộ công an lý giải việc công an vào Đồng Tâm – Đám tang ông Kình bị giám sát an ninh chặt chẽ (VOA) – Tướng Phạm Phú Thái: Đồng Tâm là vụ “lấn chiếm đất công”

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