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19.02.20 – Ninth grade Vietnamese boy spends day as Canada Consul General, discusses gender equality

At a recent luncheon held in Ho Chi Minh City, a group of strong Vietnamese women leaders, including Madam Ninh, HPDF’s President, sat down with local high school students to discuss gender equality in Vietnam. “Do I think I as a woman I need to fight very hard for gender equality?” […]


10.2.20 – Escaping spiralling global uncertainty

Escaping spiralling global uncertainty  By editors at East Asia Forum The new year and new decade are off to a bad start. The spread of the novel coronavirus out of Wuhan and the bushfires in Australia are global events that remind us how interconnected the world now is. More than ever […]


12.2.2020 – E-letter from EuroCham’s Chairman regarding EVFTA

Dear Mrs. Ton Nu Thi Ninh, I am writing to let you know that the European Parliament has today given its consent to ratification of the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and EU-Vietnam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA). In a historic vote in Strasbourg, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted in favour of these […]


6.2.2020 – Vietnam’s ASEAN Chairmanship 2020: What To Expect – Analysis

Vietnam was long perceived as a security threat by other ASEAN members, before it joined ASEAN in 1995. But the country has since emerged as one of the fastest growing economies and the shining stars of ASEAN. There will be plenty to watch this year. By Dr. Frederick Kliem* Vietnam is […]

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Amy Corey – A close friend of HPDF from Tennessee, USA

To celebrate the Lunar New Year of 2020 – Year of the Rat, a young Vietnamese – American artist, also a close friend of HPDF hold a small charity event, combined with art performances, Vietnamese cultural, traditional showcase. Born in Viet Nam, Amy Minh Hanh Corey was adopted and raised up […]

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Reply letter by HPDF’s Vice President to the President of the Chinese Society of International Law dated 19 Sep 2019

On 24th of August, 2018, Mr. Nguyen Ba Son –  Vice-president of HPDF, President of the Vietnam Society of International Law wrote an open letter to the President of the Chinese Society of International Law – CSIL (see here). In response to that, the President of CSIL composed a letter (here) on 19th […]

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26.09.2019 – Victims Left Behind in US Agent Orange Cleanup Efforts

Vietnamese victims have yet to receive compensation – and many live in desperate poverty. Le Thi Mit isn’t sure what caused the severe physical and cognitive disabilities of her three youngest sons, who were born in the wake of the “American War.” She doesn’t know what caused the uncannily similar conditions […]