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From the latest political machinations of Asia Pacific leaders to human rights activists launching election campaigns, February in Việt Nam was packed with action. Keeping up with the most important and interesting news can be difficult. Loa’s Lương Văn Thiền is back with our "Things to Know" segment and all the important news stories happening in Việt Nam this month of February.
Political freedom - the right to choose your own government, your own representatives - does not exist in Việt Nam. Instead, every five years, a National Party Congress is held. It’s there that the country’s leaders are selected. Loa’s Duyên Bùi has the “Five things You Need to Know” about the upcoming National Party Congress in 2016.
Việt Nam's government has had a pretty contentious relationship with social media. Hà Nội made an attempt at blocking Facebook in 2009 and 2010 that mostly failed. Six years later, the government is now reversing course by setting up its own Facebook page. Loa’s Gia Linh Vũ checks up on Việt Nam's latest foray into social media in this "Things to Know" segment.