Dien Nguyen An Luong

Visiting Fellow, ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute

Dien Luong is visiting fellow with the Media, Technology and Society Programme of ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, HuffPost, South China Morning Post, Al Jazeera, and other publications.

People walk past an H&M clothing store in Beijing on 25 March 2021. (Greg Baker/AFP)

Did H&M kowtow to China? The Vietnamese think so and Hanoi is encouraging online nationalism

Vietnam has effectively fanned the flames of online nationalism in its altercation with a Swedish fast-fashion retailer — and by extension, China. It has to be careful not to stoke the flames too far.
A woman cycles in Hanoi on 21 September 2020. (Nhac Nguyen/AFP)

How Vietnam is leveraging anti-China sentiments online

In this era of blossoming social media, anti-China sentiments have morphed and manifested online, compelling Vietnamese authorities to keep close tabs on it. ISEAS academic Dien Nguyen An Luong examines how the Vietnamese authorities have increasingly looked to social media to gauge anti-China sentiments and to calibrate their responses accordingly.