Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) and Vietnam's Communist Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong (R). Photo: AFP

New year, new repression: Vietnam imposes draconian ‘China-like’ cybersecurity law

  • Internet companies can now be compelled to hand over user data, and must remove content the communist authorities deem inappropriate
  • Critics say the move mimics China’s repressive censorship of the internet and dubbed it ‘a totalitarian model of information control’
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Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) and Vietnam's Communist Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong (R). Photo: AFP
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