But nationalist actions, such as boycotts, are not the answer to a growing deficit, he says.
Police nab staff members of Conscience TV to deter them from airing video reports on social media.
His wife says the whereabouts of Tran Anh Kim are unknown.
Supporters welcome the release but call on Hanoi to free all political prisoners.
A group remembers their journey 40 years after the first refugees fled persecution.
Held for 12 hours, he is asked about his contacts with 'reactionary forces opposed to Vietnam.'
The political prisoners staged hunger strikes against poor conditions and refused to sign confessions that might have shortened their sentences.
He says the threat of jail won’t dissuade him from his activism.
The Southeast Asian country aims to protect the competitiveness of its exports.
Pastor Duong Kim Khai served a five-year sentence for 'attempting to overthrow the government.'
The eviction in April had provoked a clash with police that resulted in arrests and injuries on both sides.
They had been arrested in 2011 on charges of attempting to overthrow the government.
His sister says he died from a beating, not from ‘illness,’ as authorities claim.
54-year-old woman, pinned down by a bulldozer, believes driver knew she was under his tread.
Observers say Washington must ensure Vietnam respects its citizens’ rights as part of their closer ties.
The U.S. president will meet with Nguyen Phu Trong, general secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, next week in Washington.
A fellow activist calls the amnesty a ‘gift’ to improve bilateral relations.
The attack occurred after the group had gone to a prison to meet a fellow farmer jailed for protesting the seizure of his land.
Trade and security ties should be linked to progress on human rights, lawmakers and hearing witnesses say.