As in so many other countries, the internet and social media hinders the government’s ability to hide good news from the citizenry. As Vietnam evolves into a modern country the citizenry knows there are more and better things out there. Their communist government is unable to adapt and when under pressure from those calling for change they resort to the old communist methods of repression. The APEC meeting in Vietnam this week will stretch the government's patience immensely. Protestors will try hard to influence foreign leaders.