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
• Injured hostage victim Sheila Tran talks about her terrifying ordeal.
• Medical examiners conclude Hien Tran’s death is due to her car’s defective airbag. [OS]
• In Oakland, a small Buddha is bringing neighbors together.
• Tran Cam Ny is found murdered before her scheduled family re-union.
• Blogger Nguyen Van Hai gives interview to DW on the current situation in Vietnam from his exile in the US.
News about Viet Nam
• While most countries oppose GMOs Vietnam welcomes an Agent Orange maker to grow genetically modified (GM) corn..
• Authors of a new book advocate flexibility, mobility, and practicality for reforming Vietnam’s higher education.
• India will supply naval vessels to Vietnam to help vietnam in its territorial dispute with China.
• A businesswoman runs a nonprofit local organization that offers new, inexperienced entrepreneurs “unconditional orientation and mentoring.”
Special thanks to Viet Thanh Nguyen for providing many of the news items.