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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.

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

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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.

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