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Youth group wants more public say in how government spends taxpayers’ money

By Thanh Nguyen, TN News

HO CHI MINH CITY – Saturday, May 16, 2015 09:21

A still from a cartoon clip by Ech Phu Ho. The clip is part of the Hanoi-based group's campaign calling on Vietnamese youth to speak out their rights regarding state budget.
A still from a cartoon clip by Ech Phu Ho. The clip is part of the Hanoi-based group’s campaign calling on Vietnamese youth to speak out their rights regarding state budget

A seven-minute long video clip titled “Tien ve noi dau?” (Where does money go?) quickly became a hit with young netizens after it was released online early this month. Đọc tiếp Youth group wants more public say in how government spends taxpayers’ money

Vietnam, Philippines cheer as US ‘plays chicken’ with China

By An Dien, TNN

Thursday, May 14, 2015 23:25

Vietnam’s Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh (L), Philippines’ Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario (C) and Laos’ Foreign Minister Thongloun Sisoulith (R) arrive at the foreign ministers’ meeting for the ASEAN summit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 26, 2015. Photo: Reuters

Vietnam and the Philippines have thrown support behind plans to beef up the US military presence in waters near China’s newly-built islands in the East Sea, the Vietnamese term for the South China Sea. Đọc tiếp Vietnam, Philippines cheer as US ‘plays chicken’ with China

Metro trains will drive up Saigon land prices, set off property boom: report

The six metro lines planned for Ho Chi Minh City. Photo credit: CBRE
The six metro lines planned for Ho Chi Minh City. Photo credit: CBREThe six metro lines planned for Ho Chi Minh City. Photo credit: CBRE

HO CHI MINH CITY – Thursday, May 07, 2015 10:51

TNN – The metro system under construction in Ho Chi Minh City is triggering a real estate development boom as the prospect of easy transport has been raising land prices, property research firm CBRE said in a new report. Đọc tiếp Metro trains will drive up Saigon land prices, set off property boom: report

Vietnam bile farm bear numbers down 72 percent to 4,300

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 13:09

A wild bear seized from poachers in Dak Nong Province. Photo credit: WCSA wild bear seized from poachers in Dak Nong Province. Photo credit: WCS

TNNVietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has reported that there are 1,250 captive bears remaining on farms, a 72 percent decline since 2005.

It released the information at a celebration of “Bear Day” (May 7), which fell on the first anniversary of the successful shutdown of bear bile tourism in Ha Long Bay. Đọc tiếp Vietnam bile farm bear numbers down 72 percent to 4,300

Environmental aggression in the South China Sea

Jay Batongbacal

AMTI.CSIS – China’s reclamation activities in the South China Sea remain a matter of grave concern for reasons that are not solely political. The radical transformation of major coral atolls in the region’s marine ecosystem affects far more than the already huge area physically occupied by China’s new islands. The biophysical impacts extend well beyond their artificial foundations into the waters of surrounding littoral states. Đọc tiếp Environmental aggression in the South China Sea

Trade wars: Monsanto’s return to Vietnam

By Desiree Hellegers *, Thanh Nien News

Monday, May 11, 2015 00:11

The Monsanto Co. logo is displayed on a pallet at the Crop Protection Services (CPS) facility in Manlius, Illinois, U.S., on March 20, 2015. Photo: Bloomberg

This past week, as activists gathered in Washington, D.C. for the conference on “Vietnam: the Power of Protest,” in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City, a delegation led by Veterans for Peace (VFP) Chapter 160 was quietly wrapping up a two week tour. The tour was timed to coincide the VFP’s national “Full Disclosure Campaign”. Đọc tiếp Trade wars: Monsanto’s return to Vietnam

Remembering the Lessons of Vietnam Means Rejecting the Pentagon’s Revisionist History by Rick Cohen

PUBLISHED ON: MAY 7, 2015

Vietnam-War-Scenes
This article originally published at NonProfitQuarterly.org.
 May 5, 2015; Consortium News

vietnamfulldisclosure.org – Last week’s “Lessons of Vietnam” program in Washington was not simply a commemoration of the end of the Vietnam War, but an effort to remember and recount narratives that would not have emerged from the effort of the Pentagon to tell its revisionist history of the war the U.S. lost. Đọc tiếp Remembering the Lessons of Vietnam Means Rejecting the Pentagon’s Revisionist History by Rick Cohen

Before and after: The South China Sea transformed

Mira Rapp-Hooper
An overview of the Spratly Islands and rival claims.
Source image: Google Earth

February 18, 2015 – CSIS – This map shows four land features in the Spratly Islands that have undergone significant construction or land reclamation work in the past year. They are: Itu Aba, Gaven Reef, Johnson South Reef, and Fiery Cross Reef. Read more details about the features of these projects and use click and drag the slider in the middle to see before and after photographs.

Đọc tiếp Before and after: The South China Sea transformed

US-PH war drills open amid China buildup

Allan Macatuno, Armand Galang, Cynthia D. Balana | Inquirer Central Luzon Philippine Daily Inquirer 12:52 AM | Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

LET THE WAR GAMES BEGIN  US soldiers disembark from a Chinook helicopter during an air assault exercise with their Filipino counterparts in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija province, at the start of the joint US-Philippines annual military exercises. AFP PHOTO

GI – FORT MAGSAYSAY, Nueva Ecija—Ramon Lacbain II on Monday joined some 100 regular and reserve members of the Philippine Navy in training lectures conducted by Philippine and US officers at the start of 10-day annual war exercises. Đọc tiếp US-PH war drills open amid China buildup

The inspiring life of an HIV-positive Vietnamese woman honored by Time Magazine

TTN – UPDATED : 05/03/2015 10:20 GMT + 7

Pham Thi Hue, who was named an “Asian Hero” by Time Magazine in 2004, is pictured speaking at a workshop on HIV/AIDS issues in 2015. Tuoi Tre

An HIV-positive Vietnamese woman who was named an “Asian Hero” by Time Magazine has been active in helping fellow patients combat their illness and social stigmas in the past 14 years.

Along with 19 other Asian laureates, Pham Thi Hue, now 36, was selected by Time as the 2004 Asian Hero.

She was honored as one of Vietnam’s few who have braved social discrimination to come out of the closet and help many others with HIV/AIDS. Đọc tiếp The inspiring life of an HIV-positive Vietnamese woman honored by Time Magazine

How the US continues to impact Vietnam 40 years on

By An Dien, Thanh Nien News

Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:15

The irony hit its crescendo at the very place where the Vietnam War drew to its end 40 years ago.

Last week, a banner announcing the shareholders’ meeting of the Saigon Securities Incorporation flapped on the gates of the Independence Palace — the same place a pair North Vietnamese tanks made their dramatic entrance on April 30, 1975.

A woman wearing traditional hat pushes her bicycle past McDonald’s restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City March 9, 2015. Photo: Reuters

These days Ho Chi Minh City is awash with signs of capitalism and consumerism. Đọc tiếp How the US continues to impact Vietnam 40 years on

Pay to Stay: Cambodia’s Refugee Policy

by cogitASIA Staff • April 26, 2015

By Joshua Simonidis

Nauru offshore Australian processing facility for refugees being re-located to Cambodia. Source: DIPB images, used under a creative commons license.
Australia’s offshore processing facility on Nauru for refugees being relocated to Cambodia. Source: DIPB images, used under a creative commons license.

 

In September 2014 the Cambodian government signed an agreement with Canberra to resettle a potentially unlimited number of refugees originally destined for Australia in exchange for increased aid. Human rights groups criticized the agreement and Cambodia’s capacity to handle refugees, but Prime Minister Hun Sen shot back, noting that 85 refugees were resettled in Cambodia in 2009. Yet Phnom Penh’s treatment of Montagnard asylum seekers from neighboring Vietnam shows a disregard for its obligations under the 1951 Refugee Convention, in sharp contrast with the image Cambodia is trying to portray. Đọc tiếp Pay to Stay: Cambodia’s Refugee Policy

Right to privacy in Vietnam media: we are still failing our children

By Thanh Nguyen, Thanh Nien News

HO CHI MINH CITY – Monday, April 27, 2015 17:25

Students sing the national during a ceremony marking the new school year at a local elementary school in Hanoi. Photo: AFP
Students sing the national during a ceremony marking the new school year at a local elementary school in Hanoi. Photo: AFP

Earlier this month a national TV channel came under fire for a news report on some 17-year-olds smoking shisha.

While the problem was whether VTC14’s reporter tricked the children into smoking to stage the report, it was a rare case in which a Vietnamese media agency was openly criticized for violating ethical standards by revealing full information about underage people’s identities. Đọc tiếp Right to privacy in Vietnam media: we are still failing our children

Surf, sand and software turn Da Nang into Vietnam’s ‘IT’ city

Bloomberg

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 12:25

The six-lane Dragon Bridge of Da Nang, which breathes fire on weekends for tourists.
The six-lane Dragon Bridge of Da Nang, which breathes fire on weekends for tourists.

TTN – Chuck Palazzo was 18 when he took his first trip outside New York City. He went to Da Nang, Vietnam, courtesy of the U.S. Marines.

“You had mortar rounds going off in the mountains and you were surfing off China Beach,” he said. “It was ‘Apocalypse Now!’” Đọc tiếp Surf, sand and software turn Da Nang into Vietnam’s ‘IT’ city

There is a hero – look inside your Mom

Photo: Author’s mother on the right. Circa 1970s

Recalling back to the time when I was about from secondary school to high school, there was this thing that many of my friends had in their mind — some sort of hero or “idol”, in music, movies…

“Who is your hero?” I sometimes asked myself since I did not really have one. And I felt like I didn’t really need to have one or just only one hero. Say, in music, I listened to a mix of genres. However, now reflecting upon it, I think I did have many heroes or heroines, instead of one. My heroes were mostly characters in stories and books like Doreamon, Teppi, Tottochan, Little Princes, Peter Pan to Anna Frank, or the kids in In Desert and Wilderness, or in the kids in the famous Vietnamese novel Tuổi thơ dữ dội, or characters in big novel like Jean Valjean, Quasimodo… Đọc tiếp There is a hero – look inside your Mom

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