March 2015 News and Events

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 Americans support Bao NguyenSecond-generation Vietnamese gathered to support Mayor Bao Nguyen.


Former refugee Quynh PhamMany former refugees are returning to Vietnam to take advantage of the country’s booming emerging market.


Enjolina Truong IqbalA Vietnamese American girl who entered college at age 11 plans to “open up a DNA testing company and do research there to make medicine.”


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News about Viet Nam


Suboi, Vietnam’s Queen of Hip-HopSuboi, Vietnam’s Queen of Hip-Hop, “just wants to keep making music for people.”


Hanoi vendorThe corruption in Vietnam has prevented a more equitable distribution of prosperity.


Businesswomen Thai Huong and Mai Kieu Lien• Among Forbes Magazine’s 50 Power Businesswomen in Asia are two Vietnamese female business leaders.
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Montagnards from Viet NamCambodia deports 36 Vietnamese Montagnards who were seeking asylum. [RFA]


Former VCP leader's lavish homeVietnamese citizens criticize the country’s media for not investigating the lavish home of former VCP member.


Pig slaughtering at festival• The Vietnamese government has called for the cessation of pig slaughtering as a festival activity.


Girl finds her pet cookedFive-year-old girl finds her missing pet dog cooked at Vietnamese stall.


Nationalistic watches• Swiss watches are another weapon in the Vietnam-China territorial conflict.


Other News


Internet access in Viet Nam• 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 RATE or JOIN the conversation

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