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Stories about Vietnam

17 December 2014

Southeast Asia's Public Transport Woes in Photos

Motorbike riders without helmet, overloaded jeepneys, and train passengers on roof carriages are some of the common public transport spectacles we see in the streets of Southeast Asia.

1 December 2014

Vietnamese David Beckham Fan Shows How Not to Ride a Scooter With a Child

The football star posted a Facebook photo of the woman not wearing a helmet while riding a scooter, snapping a photo of Beckham and holding a child on her lap.

3 November 2014

Corporate Critics Say Vietnam's New Tech Regulations Are Bad for Business

Global Voices Advocacy

Vietnam has drafted two Internet-related decrees which impose stricter regulations on tech companies, Internet users, and online transactions. Are these regulations necessary or are they excessive?

29 October 2014

Understanding Southeast Asia in 19 Infographics

Global Voices looks at 19 infographics that help explain the promising future ahead for Southeast Asia, as well as the obstacles to greater regional prosperity.

28 August 2014

Activist Blogger in Vietnam Gets 3 Years Behind Bars for ‘Obstructing Traffic’

Global Voices Advocacy

A court has sentenced a prominent Vietnamese activist blogger to three years in prison for posing a “serious obstruction to traffic.” Her two other companions will join her behind bars.

2 August 2014

The World’s First Dengue Vaccine Could Be Available in Southeast Asia Next Year

Up to 100 million people across the world are infected with dengue each year. Will the vaccine finally stop the spread of the virus?

18 July 2014

Vietnamese Government ‘Opinion Shapers’ Target Activist Facebook Pages

The Facebook accounts of prominent Vietnamese activists have been suspended after being reported for abuse by suspected government supporters known as 'opinion shapers'.

18 May 2014

Anti-China Protests Spread in Vietnam Over Oil Rig Dispute

Workers burned factories, rallies erupted across the country, and traders vowed not to sell Chinese goods after China installed an oil rig ‘inside’ the territorial waters of Vietnam.

16 May 2014

China's Social Web Late to Vietnam Dispute Thanks to Censors

Even after Chinese companies in Vietnam were attacked by Vietnamese protesters, propaganda authorities continued sending instructions to local media forbidding them to report on the news.

14 May 2014

VIDEOS: Vintage Southeast Asia in the British Pathe Archive

Many of the films in the British Pathe collection are valuable resource that could teach us a lot about Southeast Asia's recent past and even the present.

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