Tag: Vietnam

Anti-Beijing protesters in Vietnam mark Battle of the Paracel Islands anniversary

Dozens of anti-China protesters in Vietnam have marked the anniversary of the Battle of the Paracel Islands amid growing tension between the countries.   The demonstration on 19 January in Hanoi was to mark the 42nd anniversary of the conflict in which China took control of a cluster of around 40 islets, outcrops and reefs […]

TPP: Great for Vietnam’s Communist Leaders; Bad for Americans

Hanoi watchers are glued to the drama: Over the past week they have been following closely the details of the Communist Party’s power struggle, allegedly between Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung — and their respective supporters. According to some analysts, the political turmoil extends beyond merely a two-faction conflict. […]