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Vietnam’s own ‘great wall’ uncovered – CNN ca ngợi “Vạn lý trường thành Việt Nam”


Vietnam’s own ‘great wall’ uncovered

By Adam Bray, Special for CNN
January 26, 2011 3:44 p.m. EST
It's not on the same scale of China's Great Wall but is still significant for Vietnam's past and future.

It’s not on the same scale of China’s Great Wall but is still significant for Vietnam’s past and future.

STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Team uncovers what it calls the “longest monument in Southeast Asia”
  • The Long Wall stretches for 127km and was used to regulate trade and travel
  • It could help redefine tourism in Vietnam
  • It’s nicknamed Vietnam’s Great Wall, by locals although it is not on the same scale as China’s

Editor’s note: Adam Bray has written extensively on Vietnam and is the first journalist to have visited the Long Wall.

Quang Ngai, Vietnam (CNN) — Nestled in the mountain foothills of a remote province in central Vietnam, one of the country’s most important archaeological discoveries in a century has recently come to light.

After five years of exploration and excavation, a team of archaeologists has uncovered a 127-kilometer (79-mile) wall — which locals have called “Vietnam’s Great Wall.”

Professor Phan Huy Lê, president of the Vietnam Association of Historians, said: “This is the longest monument in Southeast Asia.”

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Martin Jacques: Understanding the rise of China

Martin Jacques is the author of When China Rules the World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World. He is a visiting senior fellow at the London School of Economics, IDEAS, a centre for the study of international affairs, diplomacy and grand strategy, and a visiting research fellow at the LSE’s Asia Research Centre. He is a columnist for the Guardian and the New Statesman.

Why Vietnam’s Political Reshuffling Won’t Fix A Struggling Economy


By Geoffrey Cain / HANOI Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011
Time

Leaders pose for a photo with delegates from the military during a tea-break at the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party in Hanoi on Jan. 18, 2011
Kham / Reuters

Sarcastic observers joked that the scene — the monotonous non-event held every five years that has become Vietnam’s 11th National Party Congress — summed up the obsolescent state of the communist party itself. For a week starting last Wednesday, 1400 delegates gathered in the capital of Hanoi to set the party’s strategy and voted out some older members of its gray-haired leadership. The outcome? Much of the same, but with a few younger faces — an increasingly rare species in a country where many business-oriented youth no longer join need to join the party. A third of the party’s 15-man politburo, the most powerful committee in the country, stepped down, some citing their ages and health concerns.

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Special Report: Vietnam capitalist roaders follow China’s trail


Motorists go past a poster promoting the Vietnam Communist Party Congress in Ho Chi Minh City January 4, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Kham

By John Ruwitch and Jason Szep

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (Reuters), Jan 13 – Nguyen Duc Tai was on a mission one sweltering January morning in Vietnam’s commercial capital, Ho Chi Minh City.

Flush with cash from his annual bonus, he wanted to buy his wife a new mobile phone, a gift for the coming Tet lunar new year holidays. In a country where the average annual income is about $1,100, a good phone is a big investment. Tai wanted to make the right choice with his 5 million dong ($250).

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Aquino, Nguyễn Minh Triết join calls to free Aung Suu Kyi

    (TĐH note: Việt Nam domestic press says nothing about this call to free Aung Suu Kyi)

By Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star) Updated October 28, 2010 12:00 AM

HANOI, Vietnam — President Aquino and his counterpart Nguyen Minh Triet have joined mounting calls for the junta-ruled Myanmar to release Aung San Suu Kyi in time for the country’s Nov. 7 national elections, the first for the last 20 years.

“We have been championing the cause of Madam Aung San Suu Kyi for a very, very long time. The basic premise is stability (in) one of the member states of the ASEAN… leads to the stability within ASEAN,” he told Manila-based reporters here.

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US says China’s military has seen secret expansion

BBC
17 August 2010 Last updated at 04:02 ET

China's People's Liberation Army testing missiles in the South China Sea, 29 July 2010
China’s People’s Liberation Army tests missiles in the South China Sea

The growth of China’s military is shrouded in secrecy which could give rise to “misunderstanding and miscalculation”, a US defence department report says.

China has been upgrading its land-based missiles, expanding its submarine force and nuclear arsenal, the Pentagon’s annual report to Congress said.

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Vietnam-U.S. joint exercises start

HANOI, Vietnam, Aug. 11 (UPI) — The United States and Vietnam began controversial naval exercises amid smiling photo opportunities between sailors but also mounting Chinese concern over its ocean territorial claims.

The guided missile carrier USS McCain and the aircraft carrier USS George Washington are taking part in the non-combat training exercises in the South China Sea.

The exercises celebrate 15 years of diplomatic ties between the former enemies after aggressions ended in 1975 when the communists over ran the South Vietnamese capital Saigon, now called Ho Chi Minh City.

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Obama restores rank of disgraced Vietnam general

By PAULINE JELINEK and ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press Writers Pauline Jelinek And Robert Burns, Associated Press Writers – Wed Aug 4, 11:13 pm ET

WASHINGTON – More than 30 years after his death, an Air Force general has been exonerated of charges that he violated presidential restrictions on aerial bombing during the Vietnam War and that he ordered the falsification of records to conceal the missions.

John D. Lavelle was forced to retire in April 1972 at the rank of major general — two stars below the rank he held as commander of air operations in Vietnam — after being relieved of duty for ordering unauthorized airstrikes against North Vietnamese military targets.

AP

In this 1972 file photo, Gen. John D. Lavelle, right, talks with then Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John C. Stennis, D-Miss., before a closed session to hear his case, in Washington.

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Wikipedia and FBI in logo use row

FBI Seal

Seal that prompted the FBI action

A row has broken out between Wikipedia and the FBI over the use of its seal.

In a letter sent to Wikipedia’s San Francisco office, the FBI said that “unauthorised reproduction of the FBI Seal was prohibited by US law”.

“Whoever possesses any insignia…or any colourable imitation thereof..shall be fined…or imprisoned… or both,” the FBI wrote.

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China air force exercises ‘carry message’

China has announced a number of military exercises in recent weeks

Guangzhou air force drill, Xinhua picture 29 July 2010

A large airborne military exercise is underway in China’s central and eastern provinces and seas.

Fighter jets, spy planes and helicopters, along with 12,000 soldiers, are taking part in the drill.

It is one of several announced in official media in recent weeks.

The exercise follows verbal sparring between the US and China over conflicting territorial claims by China and many South East Asian nations in the South China Sea.

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’2.5 million people affected’ by Pakistan floods officials say

Up to two-and-a-half million people have been affected by devastating floods in north-west Pakistan, the International Red Cross has said.

Rescuers are struggling to reach 27,000 people still cut off by the floods, which are the worst in 80 years.

At least 1,100 people have died and thousands have lost everything.

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China Renews Criticism of US Over China Sea Dispute

VOA News 30 July 2010

A Chinese defense official is criticizing the United States for taking an interest in a South China Sea dispute for the second time this week.

Ministry spokesman Geng Yansheng said Friday that remarks last week by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were an unwelcome attempt at the “internationalization” of a territorial issue involving the Spratly and Paracel chains.  China’s foreign ministry made similar remarks earlier this week.

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