Angie Ngoc Tran : Workers say no to Vietnam’s ‘Special Exploitation Zones’

[ndlr] A lire sur New Mandala. Analyse détaillée de Angie Ngoc Tran sur le projet controversé de trois nouvelles zones économiques spéciales au Viêt-Nam

On Sunday, 10 June 2018, thousands of people took to the streets in major Vietnamese cities—Nha Trang, Binh Thuan, Hanoi, and Ho Chi Minh City, among others. Academics, independent journalists, and overseas Vietnamese signed petitions to join in their protest against the Draft Law on the 99-year lease of the three Special Administrative and Economic coastal zones in Vietnam. Workers, too, went on strike in two industrial zones in Long An and Tien Giang provinces. These collective actions led to a concession from the government: it would delay the National Assembly’s ratification of the Draft Law to its next meeting.

Why now, given that the idea of these three special economic zones was “old news”, having been announced in May 2017? It turns out that lack of transparency about the details of the Draft Law—made available only before a vote in the June 2018 session of the National Assembly—had triggered these massive protests.

Lire la suite : New Mandala, 18/07/2018.

Illustration à la une :  © Nguyen Peng

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indomemoires (2018, 19 juillet). Angie Ngoc Tran : Workers say no to Vietnam’s ‘Special Exploitation Zones’. Mémoires d'Indochine. Consulté le 23 juin 2024, à l’adresse