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Province wants Phu Quoc named economic zone

Kien Giang authorities want the government to make Phu Quoc Island an economic zone pending the passage of the law on special economic zones.

Two jailed in Vietnam for burning police cars during last year's SEZ law protests

Two men have been sentenced to jail for burning six cars during last year’s protests against the Special Economic Zones bill, causing losses of $200,000.

Vietnam jails 15 more for last year’s SEZ protest

Another 15 people will go to jail for instigating and/or engaging in violence during last June’s protests against the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) bill.
March 08, 2019 | 08:58 am GMT+7

Vietnam jails nine more for violent SEZ law protests

Nine more people have been sentenced to jail for inciting violence during a protest against the Special Economic Zones bill last June.
November 30, 2018 | 08:41 am GMT+7

30 sentenced to jail for rioting during SEZ law protest

A court in the south-central Vietnamese province of Binh Thuan Wednesday imprisoned 30 people to up to 3.5 years for “disrupting public order.”
November 01, 2018 | 09:38 am GMT+7

Vietnam imprisons another 15 for SEZ law protest violations

A group of 15 protesters will be jailed for attacking police officers and vandalizing a fire police station last June. 
September 27, 2018 | 09:25 am GMT+7

Vietnam jails two more men in SEZ protest aftermath

Two men will spend 15 months in jail for disrupting public order during last June’s protest against the special economic zone law.
September 19, 2018 | 07:50 am GMT+7

Six Vietnamese jailed for clashes in SEZ law protest

Six Vietnamese were sent to prison for violations committed during last month’s protests against a draft law on special economic zones.
July 12, 2018 | 03:33 pm GMT+7

Central Vietnam protest 'unbelievable, unacceptable': provincial leader

Protest against SEZ law provisions in Binh Thuan turned violent with government offices vandalized and cars burned.
June 11, 2018 | 10:23 pm GMT+7

Top Vietnam legislator calls for calm over SEZ law

Call comes after public protests in several places over controversial provisions in a law to regulate special economic zones.
June 11, 2018 | 02:19 pm GMT+7

Vietnam government wants SEZ bill deferred

Seeks more time to make suitable amendments, asks for removal of controversial land lease provision.
June 09, 2018 | 06:55 pm GMT+7

Minister allays sovereignty violation concerns at Vietnam’s SEZs

'Some people are intentionally interpreting the bill that way to drive a wedge between Vietnam and China.'
June 07, 2018 | 09:31 am GMT+7

Vietnam MPs argue against long land rent exemption in special economic zones

It goes ‘against the fundamental mechanisms of the market,’ a lawmaker says.
May 30, 2018 | 02:14 pm GMT+7

Vietnamese MPs debate land lease period for special economic zones

Extending lease period from 70 to 99 years will only benefit real estate investors and land speculators, opponents argue. 
May 28, 2018 | 04:37 pm GMT+7

Lawmaker calls for caution with three proposed SEZs

Vietnam should build-test one special economic zone (SEZ) first instead of three at once, a National Assembly conference heard.
May 24, 2018 | 11:26 am GMT+7
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