søndag 14. august 2016

Vietnam's Growing Protest Culture

Vietnam’s population is increasingly vocal about economic, political, and social issues, to the government’s dismay. The Formosa scandal in Vietnam has recently made international headlines and offered the international community a rare glimpse into the fringe, but steadily growing, culture of protest and activism in the authoritarian state. The ecological catastrophe, which saw millions of fish die in central Vietnam due to improper waste disposal by a Taiwanese-owned steel factory, triggered demonstrations around the country — an unusual occurrence in Vietnam. Read more