Hastings International and Comparative Law Review


The Vietnamese government's anxiety and fear of foreign involvement within its borders can be traced back to its history of foreign domination. Many generations of Vietnamese endured continuous warfare to obtain Vietnam's current independence.

This Note walks through Vietnam's economic changes over the past fifteen years. It describes Vietnam's Labor Code, and analyzes the Vietnamese legal system's shortcomings in protecting workers from exploitation by multinational corporations. The Note then identifies possible explanations and solutions to some of the problems, and concludes with an overview of doi moi ("new economic thinking").