Things are heating up now:
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — America sent a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier on a cruise through the South China Sea on Saturday, projecting its power in waters that are fast becoming a focal point of its strategic rivalry with Beijing.
The USS George Washington’s mission could raise hackles in China, which is locked in disputes with Vietnam, the Philippines and other governments over ownership of islands in [...]
The deadline when local commercial banks will be prohibited from mobilizing gold deposits is now just a month and a half away, but the question of how the State Bank of Vietnam will deal with the massive amount of public gold reserves after the ban comes into effect remains unanswered.
On April 29, 2011 the central bank halted gold mobilization at banks, but lifted the ban a year later, ruling that [...]
A pre-prepared meal and a slightly dated movie is the best most aeroplane passengers can hope for, but a Vietnamese carrier has taken its entertainment offering to a stratospheric level by serving up a mid-air beauty pageant.
None of the male passengers appeared to be dashing for the emergency exits when a string of women in Hawaiian bikinis trooped through the cabin on the inaugural VietJetAir (VJA) flight from Ho Chi [...]
An 11-year-old girl in Ho Chi Minh City who reportedly sets things on fire by just being near them will be studied by an expert, a local university whose help her parents sought has said.
Dr Nguyen Manh Hung, rector of Hong Bang University, told the family on Monday the school will send an expert who would constantly be with the girl, only identified as T., to observe and record all [...]
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Prosecutors in Vietnam have charged three well-know bloggers with spreading anti-government propaganda.
Lawyer Ha Huy Son said Monday that his client Nguyen Van Hai and two others, Phan Thanh Hai and Ta Phong Tan, have been charged. The state-run newspaper Ho Chi Minh City Law said the three are accused of posting 421 articles on their blogs that “distorted and opposed the State.”
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Vietnam here we come! At least that is what biotech giant Monsanto is saying. The multinational agricultural corporation most known for creating the hazardous chemical Agent Orange, which led to thousands of deaths and birth defects due to its widespread use within the country, is now attempting to begin providing Vietnam with their genetically modified foods.
During the Vietnam War, Monsanto’s Agent Orange was used as a part of [...]
There was no rejoicing in Times Square when Hirohito died, though he ordered the killing of 2350 Americans in Pearl Harbor. I remember no such gladness when Hitler died, or Ho Chi Minh, or Mao Tse Tung. Or Che Guevara. Or Salvador Allende. Or Joseph Stalin.
These laughing, flag-waving, crowded scenes outside the White House and across America have no precedent (except, perhaps, in the South [...]