During a visit to Hanoi last week to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of normalisation of ties between the US and Vietnam, Hillary Clinton said Vietnam was a "great nation"  and then promptly criticised Vietnam’s human rights record and censure of internet freedoms.

The internet is interesting in Vietnam. The country has one of the highest uptakes in the region and penetration is more than 25% of the 86 million population, some three quarters of which is rural.