Vietnam’s Censoring of ‘Barbie’ Is a Reflection of the Party’s Paranoia
By Minh Tran
The overreaction to the film's alleged depiction of China's "nine-dash line" claim is a feature, not a bug, of the country's culture of censorship.
Explaining the Extreme Paranoia of the Communist Party of Vietnam
By Bill Hayton
The censorship of an article by a small Middle Eastern think tank offers insights into the party's greatest sensitivities.
Why Won’t Vietnam Teach the History of the Sino-Vietnamese War?
By Travis Vincent
Vietnam is reluctant to include the 1979 conflict in history textbooks, continuing a decades-long silence.
Ahead of Vietnam’s One-Party Elections, the State Punishes Online Calls for Democracy
By Tessa Weal
To secure its monopoly on power, the Communist Party bends the rules, bans the competition, and dominates the digital landscape.
Benedict J. Tria Kerkvliet on Speaking Out in Vietnam
By Catherine Putz
How speaking out fits into Vietnam’s political system and the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Vietnam’s Internet Control: Following in China’s Footsteps?
By Justin Sherman
Vietnam’s new cybersecurity law suggests that the government is attempting to follow China’s model of internet control.
Anti-Intellectualism in Vietnam: The Case of Professor Chu Hao
By Cu Huy Ha Vu
Professor Chu Hao's fate is revealing of the Communist Party's priorities in Vietnam.
Vietnam Censors Give Songwriter Ngoc Dai “Free Advertising”
After censors try to warn listeners away from his “vulgar” album, interest soars.