Category: VN-EU

Magnitsky Act: New pressure on Vietnam

Many politicians around the world have repeatedly called on the Vietnamese government to respect human rights and stop all arrests and persecution of dissidents. The letter from the eight US congressmen to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Secretary of…
Vietnamese workers in Thailand, Laos and Cambodia in COVID-19 pandemic

From mid-November 2020, when COVID-19 showed signs of rapid recurrence in Myanmar, then to Thailand and other countries, jobs and lives of Vietnamese migrant workers in Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos continue to be severely affected. Citing Thailand’s Ministry of the…
Reviewing the world and Vietnam in 2020?

During 2020, there are numerous events with great concerns about the world and Vietnam. A number of guests of BBC News Vietnamese at the end of the year shared their views. From Kent, UK, BBC World Service journalist Nguyen Giang…
Review tensions in the South China Sea in 2020

  In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic hits many countries around the world. While other countries are concerned about the fight against the epidemic, China still carries out aggressive and threatening actions in the South China Sea (Vietnamese call it the…
China’s South China Sea Policy under Xi Jinping

China’s policy on the South China Sea (Vietnamese call it the East Sea) became more aggressive after Xi Jinping became China’s highest leader in November 2012. We can gauge the magnitude of this aggression by considering how, after coming to…
Will Vietnam be free from Beijing’s influence?

Vietnam-US warm relations US National Security Advisor Robert C. O’Brien just visited Hanoi on November 20-22. According to the announcement of the Vietnamese side, this visit is to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the US-Vietnam diplomatic relations and to highlight…
What does Vietnam do with three major trade agreements?

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), which Vietnam just signed on November 15, 2020, in Hanoi, is the third largest multilateral free trade agreement that the country is a party to, after the CPTPP agreement and more recently EVFTA with…
Is China preparing for war?

Military drills and missile shootings The summer of 2020 saw strong activity by both the US and Chinese navies in the East Sea (South China Sea). Two groups of US aircraft carriers operated together in the South China Sea at…
RCEP creates a “strong strategic” position for China

China can take advantage of the signed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP ) to achieve its strategic goals in the region, including as a springboard for its Belt and Road Initiative, according to a senior economist from Vietnam. Talking to…