In the Diaspora: June 2020


Socio-cultural, literary, and political news and events relating to the Vietnamese diaspora and to Việt Nam.

■ News from the Diaspora ■

Vietnamese couple and their daughter in Worcester die within week from COVID-19
Ngo family deaths COVID-19

Vietnamese actress, Ngo Thanh Van, shines in new Spike Lee’s Vietnam War film
Actress Ngo Thanh Van

■ News from Việt Nam ■

Vietnam Says it Will Ignore Chinese Fishing Ban in South China Sea
Vietnamese fishermen

China Rams Vietnamese Fishing Vessel Near Paracel Islands
Area of conflict in East Sea

Coronavirus: Vietnam upbeat about economic recoveryVietnam COVID-19 recovery

As World Fights COVID-19, Vietnam Picks Up Bombs of Older War
Vietnamese deminer

■ More / Other ■

Op-ed: Chinese Incursions Into Vietnamese Waters, Security Implications for the Region, and the Potential Role of India

Op-ed: Vietnamese leaders, citizens cannot pussyfoot around Chinese aggression and transgression

China, Vietnam Top Virus Response Survey, But for Different Reasons

Twenty-six people have been arrested relating to the 2019 deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants

Op-ed: Some thoughts on Vietnam’s Covid-19 repression

Vietnamese Catholic volunteer groups to help those suffering from the epidemic

In Vietnam’s aging society, homeless women find shelter with nuns

Hanoi-born photographer Pham Huy Trung stumbled on valleys, mountains and seas bathed in first light

Two detained for poisoning 30 dogs, cats

Vietnam Parliament Extends Land Lease Exemptions to Help Farmers

Vietnam to Vote on EU Trade Deal as Economy Emerges from Virus

Op-ed: Vietnam has no choice but to counter China’s cyber thuggery

ASEAN Bloc Fights Impulse to Hoard Medical Goods

Japanese woman spends best years of life helping Vietnamese farmers

Growing Sport for Development in Vietnam

Vietnam star midfielder opens community football center in Hanoi

Op-ed: Vietnam won’t offer Covid privileges to the rich (Last paragraph: “public”)

Stur’s “Saigon at War” Employs Rare Take on U.S., Vietnam Conflict

Why Vietnam’s ‘Silicon Valley’ Won’t Be Like California’s

Why Hong Kong’s untold history of protecting refugee rights matters now in its struggle with China

‘America told us to get over it’: black Vietnam veterans hail Spike Lee film that finally tells their story


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