riots now in vietnam

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Re: riots now in vietnam

Post by hanno » Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:46 am

bolueeleh wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:03 am
hanno wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:39 am
Ongoing protests in Phan Thiet, passed there yesterday. No animosity towards foreigners, just against police and government.
love phan tiet and mui ne, close enough to HCM but laid back enough, hope they dont burn up too much stuffs there, stay safe :thumb:
They are not targeting hotels, shops, or bars. Just government buildings. They actually made room for us :wink:
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:15 pm

Vietnam protests bigger than ‘anti-China’ nationalism
Massive demonstrations against sovereignty-eroding SEZ legislation gave voice to wider grievances about the Communist Party's repressive rule
12 June 2018
Protests erupted across Vietnam on Sunday against government plans to introduce a concession on new special economic zones (SEZs) that would allow land to be leased to foreign investors for a 99-year periods.

By the afternoon, tens of thousands of demonstrators had occupied the centers of Hanoi, the capital, and Ho Chi Minh City, the southern economic and financial hub. Large rallies also took place in a handful of other provinces, while solidarity protests were held abroad, from Paris to Tokyo.

In the face of mounting opposition, the ruling Communist Party has said it could delay or even scrap the SEZ plans, a rarity for a government that seldom solicits or heeds public opinion. But some political analysts say that this might not necessarily ease tensions nor win the Party support.

Pham Chi Dung, a prominent independent journalist, likened the events to the “Arab Spring,” writing that June 10 could go down as “one of the most historic days in [Vietnam’s] postwar history.” ...
http://www.atimes.com/article/vietnam-p ... tionalism/
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Re: riots now in vietnam

Post by hanno » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:18 pm

Good article and one that also points out that there is a lot of dissatisfaction with the cyber law that will be passed this week.

It also clearly states that it was less about the Chinese, as I said from the start, and more about the powers that be.
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Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:57 am

Vietnam lawmakers approve cyber law clamping down on tech firms, dissent
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Published : Jun 12, 2018, 7:47 pm IST
Vietnamese legislators approved a cybersecurity law on Tuesday that tightens control of the internet and global tech companies operating in the Communist-led country, raising fears of economic harm and a further crackdown on dissent.

The cyber law, which takes effect on January 1, 2019, requires Facebook, Google and other global technology firms to store locally “important” personal data on users in Vietnam and open offices there.

The vote in the National Assembly came a day after lawmakers delayed a decision on another controversial bill that had sparked violent protests in parts of the country on the weekend. Thousands of demonstrators in cities and provinces had denounced a plan to create new economic zones for foreign investment that has fueled anti-Chinese sentiment.

Some protesters had also derided the cybersecurity bill, which experts and activists say could cause economic harm and stifle online dissent. Tuesday’s vote was held as police manned barricades outside the legislature in the capital Hanoi. The cyber law was approved by 91 per cent of attending legislators.

Human rights group Amnesty International said the law was a “devastating blow” for freedom of expression, allowing the state to force tech companies to hand over potentially vast amounts of data, including personal information, and censor users’ posts.

Under the law, social media companies in Vietnam are required to remove offending content from their platforms within one day of receiving a request from the authorities.
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