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Hanoi must meet the challenge of standing up to Beijing

Two months have passed since Beijing intensified efforts to enforce its illegitimate claims over vast areas of maritime Southeast Asia.

10 Jul 2014 - 1:50AM

Two months have passed since Beijing intensified efforts to enforce its illegitimate claims over vast areas of maritime Southeast Asia.

Hanoi must meet the challenge of standing up to Beijing
Vietnam's people are finding their political voice
Vietnam must tame self-serving elites
Drama over Vietnam's PM a hopeful sign of change
Politics stalls Vietnam's march towards human rights reforms

Recent developments in Vietnam beg the question of whether the country's political elite are simply too self-serving or incompetent to act in a coherent, forward-looking manner. It is no secret that the most fundamental challenges the nation faces today stem from weaknesses in its governance institutions. Yet gridlocked leadership continues to forestall reforms, leaving economic fragmentation and bottlenecks in place.

11 Sep 2013 - 3:39AM

Recent developments in Vietnam beg the question of whether the country's political elite are simply too self-serving or incompetent to act in a coherent, forward-looking manner. It is no secret that the most fundamental challenges the nation faces today stem from weaknesses in its governance institutions. Yet gridlocked leadership continues to forestall reforms, leaving economic fragmentation and bottlenecks in place.

Politics stalls Vietnam's march towards human rights reforms