November 2014 News and Events Updates

What happened in November 2014: Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Viet nam and to the Vietnamese diaspora.

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Viet Kieu in the news

OC Mayor Bao NguyenBao Nguyen officially takes Garden Grove mayor’s seat after current mayor’s campaign attacks failed. More about Bao and the election.

Hostage victim Sheila TranInjured hostage victim Sheila Tran talks about her terrifying ordeal.

Hien Tran• Medical examiners conclude Hien Tran’s death is due to her car’s defective airbag. [OS]

Buddhist shrine• In Oakland, a small Buddha is bringing neighbors together.

Tan Cam NyTran Cam Ny is found murdered before her scheduled family re-union.

Blogger Nguyen Van HaiBlogger Nguyen Van Hai gives interview to DW on the current situation in Vietnam from his exile in the US.


News about Viet Nam

Genetically Modified (GM) corn• While most countries oppose GMOs Vietnam welcomes an Agent Orange maker to grow genetically modified (GM) corn..

Higher Education in Vietnam• Authors of a new book advocate flexibility, mobility, and practicality for reforming Vietnam’s higher education.

Naval vesselsIndia will supply naval vessels to Vietnam to help vietnam in its territorial dispute with China.

Pham Thi My Le mentoring• A businesswoman runs a nonprofit local organization that offers new, inexperienced entrepreneurs “unconditional orientation and mentoring.”

Truong Minh Duc and Hong Le Tho• Communist thugs brutally beat Vietnamese journalist Truong Minh Duc. and arrest prominent anti-China blogger Hong Le Tho

Other News

Viral videoViral Video “point to a deep-seated malaise underlining Asia’s hyper-consumerist culture.”

Special thanks to Viet Thanh Nguyen for providing many of the news items.


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