In the Diaspora: August 2020

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


■ News from the Diaspora ■


Backlash Over Anti-Racist Billboard Challenges Houston’s Vietnamese American CommunityNguyen Le supporting Black Lives Matter


Why I’m Moving to the Country My Parents Fled Decades AgoHCMC, Vietnam


Black Lives Matter Movement Stirs Painful Divide In Local Vietnamese-American CommunityTami Nguyen supports Black Lives Matter


Meet Van Veronica Ngo, the scene-stealer in ‘The Old Guard,’ ‘Da 5 Bloods,’ and ‘The Last Jedi’ who is on the cusp of world superstardomActress Ngo Thanh Van


■ News from Việt Nam ■


Vietnam reports 14 more COVID-19 infections
Infected travellers returning to Vietnam


Vietnamese hip hop enthusiast inspires Southeast Asian childrenHip-hop teacher Nguyen Anh Tuan


PM orders probe into foreigners’ illegal entry after Covid-19 community transmissionCOVID-19 quarantined zone in Danang Hospital, Danang, Vietnam


First Report of Its Kind Released Exposing the Cat Meat Trade in VietnamCaged cats for sale as food


Study: Two thirds of Vietnamese married women suffer domestic violenceDomestic violence in Vietnam persists


Vietnamese COVID-19 vaccine set for human trials in OctoberCOVID-19 vaccine development in Vietnam


■ More / Other ■


Vietnam bans wildlife imports, markets amid new health fears


Vietnamese actress soars in IMDb celeb ranking


Vietnam courts EU investment in medical and drug supply chains


China’s Pressure Costs Vietnam $1 Billion in the South China Sea


Two foreigners jailed for trying to smuggle Vietnamese to Europe


Protests May Prompt Dialogue On Racism, But ‘It’s Going To Be Uncomfortable’


Vietnam Says Looking to Buy Russia Virus Vaccine


Tran Ngoc Chau: Vietnamese soldier and influential American ally


Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 32/2020 – Week of August 10-16


Local Vietnamese Government Announces Infrastructure Plan to Aid Ethnic Minority Christians


Covid-19 could loosen communist rule in Vietnam


Demolition of Historic Vietnam Cathedral Is Underway


Vietnamese Catholics inspired by late priest’s selfless service


Vietjet recognized as most impactful Vietnamese brand worldwide


Survey of 68 Nations is Bright for Vietnam But in a Dim COVID-19 World


Apple Waiting for Improved Worker Conditions Before Expanding Production in Vietnam


New 2021 AirPods and AirPods Pro to be made in Vietnam


Chinese man arrested for bringing foreigners into Vietnam illegally


Five Vietnamese men caught for smuggling Chinese


Even The Pandemic Cannot Rattle Vietnam’s Outsourcing Strengths


On the ground in Vietnam’s new COVID epicenter of Danang


Malaysia says Vietnamese fisherman killed in clash with coast guard


Vietnamese blogger Truong Duy Nhat’s 10-year jail sentence upheld on appeal


Vietnam donates medical supplies to Sri Lanka


Vietnamese Benedictines condemn authorities’ ‘terrorism’


Walworth immigrant from Vietnam becomes role model with hard work


Philippine Police Rescue Chinese, Vietnamese Women From Prostitution Ring


Land grabbers harass monks at Vietnamese monastery


With New COVID-19 Battle, Vietnam’s Middle-Class Dreams are Deferred


Inside the Epicenter of Vietnam’s COVID-19 Resurgence


Asia Rice-Supply squeeze lifts Vietnam rates to more than 8-year high


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