But observers say the US should tie Vietnam’s rights record to negotiations.
No one was hurt in the blast on day two of test runs at the Formosa mill.
Dozens are hospitalized after being assaulted at a local government office.
Nguyen Xuan Phuc will be the first Southeast Asian leader to meet President Donald Trump.
The two men were sentenced in December for planning to overthrow the government.
Linked to an overseas opposition group, Tran Vu Anh Binh was jailed for six years, with a year spent in pretrial detention counted toward his sentence.
But observers question how willing the government is to listen.
But observers slam the move and say the government should be investigating the company behind the toxic spill.
The orders come amid a wider crackdown on protests over the toxic waste spill.
Tran Thi Nga is suffering from knee pain and has been refused visits from her family, he says.
Thang is removed as party chief of the nation’s economic hub for misconduct.
They say authorities are trying to bring the clergymen up on ‘anti-state’ charges.
Dinh La Thang committed ‘serious mistakes and violations’ while running a state oil giant, it said.
Bach Hong Quyen had covered the government’s response to the Formosa toxic waste spill.
But he denies taking part in the beating of Le My Hanh and her friends.
The man’s father says his injuries and video footage do not suggest he killed himself.
Nguyen Van Hoa had filmed peaceful protests against a polluting steel plant.
Le My Hanh was the target of a violent assault that was filmed and posted on social media.
The move has left Vietnam with an oversupply and rapidly falling pork prices.
Observers say the country’s party chief is removing obstacles to his political future.