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Vietnam’s Communist Party Dumps Officials Over COVID-19 Test-Kit Scam
June 07, 2022

Vietnam’s Communist Party Dumps Officials Over COVID-19 Test-Kit Scam

By Sebastian Strangio
The pair were linked to a $172 million scandal in which officials were bribed to supply hospitals with vastly overpriced test kits.

Ahead of Vietnam Tourism Opening, Daily Omicron Toll Nears 100,000
February 28, 2022

Ahead of Vietnam Tourism Opening, Daily Omicron Toll Nears 100,000

By Sebastian Strangio
On March 15, the government plans to reopen the country fully to international tourists.
From Delay to Desperation: The Story of Sinophobia and COVID-19 Vaccines in Vietnam
October 06, 2021

From Delay to Desperation: The Story of Sinophobia and COVID-19 Vaccines in Vietnam

By Travis Vincent
During its recent COVID-19 outbreaks, the Vietnamese government has found itself trapped between the virus and a Sinophobic public.

Vietnam Notches Record GDP Contraction as COVID-19 Outbreak Bites
September 29, 2021

Vietnam Notches Record GDP Contraction as COVID-19 Outbreak Bites

By Sebastian Strangio
The July-September quarter was the country's worst quarter of economic growth since 2000.

What Vietnam’s President Sought to Achieve at the 76th UNGA
September 28, 2021

What Vietnam’s President Sought to Achieve at the 76th UNGA

By Le Dinh Tinh
As a mid-level power that is deeply integrated into global supply chains, Vietnam has a strong interest in the future of global multilateralism.

China Courts Vietnam With More COVID-19 Vaccines, Mistrust Remains
September 24, 2021

China Courts Vietnam With More COVID-19 Vaccines, Mistrust Remains

By Hai Hong Nguyen
China’s actual donation of COVID-19 vaccines to Vietnam has already been outmatched by the United States.

Why Vietnam Is Pushing Ahead With the Phu Quoc Tourism Sandbox
September 21, 2021

Why Vietnam Is Pushing Ahead With the Phu Quoc Tourism Sandbox

By James Guild
Some Asian nations' headlong push to restart tourism is a function of deeper structural imbalances in the global political economy.
Vietnam Signs Cuban COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Deal
September 21, 2021

Vietnam Signs Cuban COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Deal

By Sebastian Strangio
The deal will see Vietnam purchase 10 million doses of the communist state's homegrown Abdala vaccine.

Vietnam Lost Public Buy-in. Its COVID-19 Struggles Followed.
September 01, 2021

Vietnam Lost Public Buy-in. Its COVID-19 Struggles Followed.

By Le Vinh Trien and Kris Hartley
Collaborative governance and facilitative leadership will help Vietnam win its battle against COVID-19.

Vietnam Calls in Army, Introduces Strict Lockdowns in COVID-19 Epicenter
August 23, 2021

Vietnam Calls in Army, Introduces Strict Lockdowns in COVID-19 Epicenter

By Sebastian Strangio
Last year's successful containment efforts are proving less effective against the Delta variant of COVID-19.

Despite COVID-19, Vietnam’s Electronics Industry Has Room to Grow
August 20, 2021

Despite COVID-19, Vietnam’s Electronics Industry Has Room to Grow

By Thoi Nguyen
The current slump should not disguise the fact that the trend lines are all pointing in the right direction.
Was Vietnam’s Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine Debacle Just a Stunt?
August 13, 2021

Was Vietnam’s Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine Debacle Just a Stunt?

By Le Dong Hai Nguyen
There is a strong case to be made that the Vietnamese government leveraged ingrained anti-Chinese sentiment to boost vaccine uptake.

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