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Vietnam: Is turmoil in Hanoi keeping Vladimir Putin away?

With Vladimir Putin visiting China, some reports had indicated that the Russian president would also make a stop in Vietnam. But Hanoi seems...

18.05.2024 80

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War in Gaza: Anti-West sentiment grows in Malaysia

The ongoing war in Gaza has prompted debates in Malaysia and elsewhere in Southeast Asia over what is seen as the West's moral decline.

03.05.2024 50

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Vatican eyes closer ties with communist Vietnam

Closer relations between the Vatican and Vietnam have raised eyebrows over why the Catholic Church is making friends with a state where religious...

25.04.2024 10

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Is the EU's image failing in Southeast Asia?

A new survey shows the EU is losing face with business and government "elites" of Southeast Asia. Respondents showed less confidence in...

18.04.2024 40

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Is Vietnam's corruption fight going too far?

Billionaire Truong My Lan was sentenced to death for embezzling the equivalent of 3% of Vietnam's GDP. Authorities say they're setting an example, but...

17.04.2024 40

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Truong My Lan: Is Vietnam's corruption fight going too far?

Billionaire Truong My Lan was sentenced to death for embezzling the equivalent of 3% of Vietnam's GDP. Authorities say they're setting an example, but...

16.04.2024 20

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Vietnam president's downfall stokes political turmoil fears

Vo Van Thuong is now the second president to resign in as many years amid a massive anti-corruption crackdown that has taken down many of the...

21.03.2024 20

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Vietnam likely to permit worker unions to appease EU critics

Labor reform was one of the main conditions Brussels attached when negotiating a free trade agreement with Vietnam.

12.03.2024 20

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Cambodia: Hun Sen's dynasty consolidates grip on power

Cambodia's ruling party has won the Senate election, paving the way for strongman Hun Sen to act as its president. The victory allows the Hun...

26.02.2024 9

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Is Philippines' Marcos Jr. the EU's new best friend?

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has managed to improve his country's relations with the West. But what is this sudden friendship based...

25.02.2024 10

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Is There Any Southeast Asian Autocrat That the US Won’t Do Business With?

Democracy is waning in Southeast Asia, yet the United States is ever more friendlier with its autocratic leaders. The sight earlier this month of U.S....

18.09.2023 40

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