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Vietnam Removes Another Top Leader as Political Blood-Letting Continues

Vietnam Removes Another Top Leader as Political Blood-Letting Continues

By Sebastian Strangio
Truong Thi Mai, the permanent member of the Party Central Committee's Secretariat, is the third top leader to step down in the past two months.

Why Is Vietnam Becoming A Police State?

Why Is Vietnam Becoming A Police State?

By David Hutt
After years of focusing narrowly on economic growth, the Communist Party is seeking a different – and sharper-edged – form of legitimacy.
With Latest Resignations, Vietnam’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Intensifies

With Latest Resignations, Vietnam’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Intensifies

By Huynh Tam Sang
The country's corruption crackdown, which has led to the exit of two senior leaders in recent weeks, reflects an alarming escalation of cronyism and party infighting.

With Landmark Corruption Trial, Vietnam’s Communist Party Flexes Its Muscles

With Landmark Corruption Trial, Vietnam’s Communist Party Flexes Its Muscles

By Mai Truong
The highly-publicized nature of the Van Thinh Phat trial is a possible sign of further political turbulence at the upper echelons of Vietnamese politics.

Vietnamese Authorities Arrest Assistant to National Assembly Chairman

Vietnamese Authorities Arrest Assistant to National Assembly Chairman

By Sebastian Strangio
Coming amid rumors of further political shake-ups, the arrest casts a shadow over the political future of Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

Vietnamese Court Sentences Property Tycoon to Death in Giant Fraud Case

Vietnamese Court Sentences Property Tycoon to Death in Giant Fraud Case

By Sebastian Strangio
Truong My Lan was found guilty of embezzling an astonishing $12.54 billion from Saigon Commercial Bank in the decade to 2022.

Vietnam’s Parliament Accepts President’s Resignation, Successor Remains Unclear

Vietnam’s Parliament Accepts President’s Resignation, Successor Remains Unclear

By Sebastian Strangio
Vo Van Thuong resignation comes barely a year after his appointment to the largely ceremonial post.
Vietnamese Prosecutors Demand Death Penalty for Alleged Graft Mastermind

Vietnamese Prosecutors Demand Death Penalty for Alleged Graft Mastermind

By Sebastian Strangio
Truong My Lan, the head of a Ho Chi Minh City-based real estate group, has been accused of the biggest fraud in the country’s history

Vietnam Opens Trial in $12.5 Billion Corruption Case

Vietnam Opens Trial in $12.5 Billion Corruption Case

By Sebastian Strangio
Truong My Lan, the head of a Ho Chi Minh City-based real estate firm, faces charges, along with 84 associates and alleged accomplices.

Why Vietnam’s Escalating Anti-Corruption Campaign Might Backfire

Why Vietnam’s Escalating Anti-Corruption Campaign Might Backfire

By Mai Truong
By drawing public attention to high-level graft, the "blazing furnace" campaign could inadvertently prompt more searching questions about the nature of communist rule.

Nguyen Phu Trong Would Find An Ally In Dickens

Nguyen Phu Trong Would Find An Ally In Dickens

By David Hutt
The political vision of the Communist Party chief is built on a bedrock of Victorian moralism.
Vietnam in a Styrofoam Box: A Tale of Corruption and Concealment

Vietnam in a Styrofoam Box: A Tale of Corruption and Concealment

By Buu Nguyen
The boxes, which were allegedly used in recent grand-scale corruption cases, have become a symbol of the country's rampant graft problem.

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