As Vietnam’s economy booms, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are experiencing unprecedented levels of air pollution. What does this mean for their residents, and how big of a role will renewable energy play in solving the deadly problem?
For a while, #MeToo stories popped up in Vietnam. Yet the movement failed to take off. A year later, though, more discussion of sexual assault and harassment is taking place, after two cases that took place in residential lifts drove home the message that it can happen to anyone.
Stories to watch this week: both sides are claiming victory in the Indonesian election (as predicted), major drugs busts are going down in Vietnam, and public hearings begin in an inquiry into human trafficking on the Malaysia-Thailand border.
The rhetoric surrounding refugees is today often framed as matters of border security, illegal movement, or burdens on welfare systems. Visiting the camp where she was born, Xuyen Nguyen reflects on her family’s journey and the choices refugees have been pushed to make.
Warga Amerika keturunan Vietnam Will Nguyen ditangkap di Kota Ho Chi Minh pada saat unjuk rasa besar-besaran di bulan Juni. Dia telah dideportasi, akan tetapi menurut konstitusi negara tersebut, dia seharusnya tidak pernah ditangkap.
Vietnamese-American Will Nguyen was arrested at a protest in Ho Chi Minh City in June. He will stand trial on 20 July, despite freedom of assembly being a constitutionally protected right in Vietnam.
Amid a resumed clearing campaign, some of Ho Chi Minh City’s sidewalk vendors have embraced changes. But questions remain over what might be lost if the city is turned into a “little Singapore”.