Critics say it's a country ruled by a communist regime which stifles any kind of political opposition. On the other hand, Vietnam has chosen to embrace a market economy, and enjoys impressive economic growth. That's left the US, India, Russia and France all lining up to reinforce business ties with Hanoi. As Clovis Casali reports, it's left the country's youth hoping for a bright future.
A programme prepared by Emerald Maxwell, Elom Marcel Toble and Claire Pryde.