French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (right) and Vietnam’s health minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien. Photo: AFP

French PM insists he raised human rights with Vietnam while negotiating deals worth US$12 billion

  • More than 50 activists, rights campaigners and bloggers have been put behind bars in 2018, one of the harshest crackdowns in recent years
  • Critics of a new cybersecurity bill say it will serve as a chokehold on dissent in the one-party state, where all independent media is banned
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French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe (right) and Vietnam’s health minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien. Photo: AFP
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