What happened in March 2015: socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to Viet nam and to the Vietnamese diaspora. Have you subscribed to diaCRITICS yet? Subscribe and win prizes! Read more details.
Viet Kieu in the news
• Second-generation Vietnamese gathered to support Mayor Bao Nguyen.
• Many former refugees are returning to Vietnam to take advantage of the country’s booming emerging market.
• A Vietnamese American girl who entered college at age 11 plans to “open up a DNA testing company and do research there to make medicine.”
News about Viet Nam
• Suboi, Vietnam’s Queen of Hip-Hop, “just wants to keep making music for people.”
• The corruption in Vietnam has prevented a more equitable distribution of prosperity.
• Vietnamese citizens criticize the country’s media for not investigating the lavish home of former VCP member.
• The Vietnamese government has called for the cessation of pig slaughtering as a festival activity.
• Swiss watches are another weapon in the Vietnam-China territorial conflict.
• Study shows less than half in Vietnam (43%) have internet access.
Special thanks to Viet Thanh Nguyen for providing many of the news items. Peace! RP