Foreign investment is flooding into Vietnam, but without an infrastructure overhaul, the benefits could slip from Vietnam’s grasp.
A tougher penal code and systematic violence mean times are tough for environmental activists across Vietnam.
Vietnam’s solution to China’s posturing up is to reach out to allies. The stronger diplomatic ties may become the best weapon in Vietnam’s arsenal.
Young Vietnamese women are being trafficked into China to be sold as brides to Chinese men. These innocents are being made to pay for the past failings of Chinese governmental policy.
Nguyen Xuan Phuc will be the first Southeast Asian leader to visit Trump’s White House in a three-day visit beginning May 31. He is there for economics while Trump needs a strategic friend.
The American President is coming to this November’s APEC summit to talk trade. His Vietnamese hosts, and their Asian partners in innovation, have some additional interests.
The Communist Party of Vietnam have helped bring economic prosperity to Vietnam through market reforms and foreign investment. Now those very successes have created the very conditions that could bring about their demise.
Dam construction in Laos has an enormous detrimental impact on the Mekong river, and the people who depend on it for their livelihood in Vietnam and Cambodia. Laos is doing little to address the situation. Cambodia and Vietnam suffer from the drastic consequences of dam construction.
Foreign firms are committing numerous breaches of environmental regulations but the Vietnamese government is doing very little to bring those responsible to justice. The country needs to find a way of balancing economic growth with environmental preservation.
As national leaders wobble over how to approach shifting tensions and allegiances over the South China Sea the most direct response has been billions of dollars of spending on fighter jets, boats, weapons and submarines.