Vietnam’s Internet Crackdown – CNN Interview of Blogger “Me Nam”

Monday, June 21, 2010

Vietnam's Internet Crackdown - CNN Interview of Blogger

June 18, 2010 CNN’s Andrew Stevens meets a victim of a growing Internet crackdown in Vietnam. Nội Dung: Phóng viên CNN Andrew Stevens vừa có cuộc phỏng vấn Blogger Mẹ Nấm (Nguyễn Ngọc Như Quỳnh) tại Sài Gòn. Blogger Mẹ Nấm, sống tại Nha Trang, cô từng bị công an Việt Nam bắt giam và […]

No Comments Read full story »

Another leak from Vietnam reveals Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Refresh

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Another leak from Vietnam reveals Apple's 13-inch MacBook Refresh

May 15, 2010 Apple’s entry-level MacBook will soon receive a refresh with a 2.4GHz processor and Nvidia 320M mobile graphics and an LED backlit display, as revealed in a new leak. The new MacBook was obtained by Tinte, the same website that also got their hands on a prototype of Apple’s next-generation iPhone this week. […]

No Comments Read full story »

Vietnam and China: Shoals Ahead

Friday, April 30, 2010

Vietnam and China: Shoals Ahead

30 Apr 2010 About the author Sophie Quinn-Judge is associate director of the Center for Vietnamese Philosophy, Culture and Society, Temple University, Philadelphia. A rumble of popular discontent in Vietnam over territorial and environmental issues signals a new phase in the old relationship between Hanoi and Beijing, says Sophie Quinn-Judge. In 2009, Vietnam’s relationship with […]

No Comments Read full story »

Exhibit reflects Camp Pendleton’s role as refuge for Vietnamese

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Exhibit reflects Camp Pendleton's role as refuge for Vietnamese

By My-Thuan TranApril 10, 2010 ‘Images at War’s End’ shows weddings, baptisms, Buddhist ceremonies, even a hula hoop contest. Refugees say they think often of their experiences at the base. A few years ago, Faye Jonason received a call from a Vietnamese couple from Roseville, Calif., who asked if she had a photo of their […]

No Comments Read full story »

Drought grips parts of China, Southeast Asia amid dam concerns

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Drought grips parts of China, Southeast Asia amid dam concerns

April 7, 2010 Hong Kong, China (CNN) — Dams have dried up in southwest China, Thai fishermen have almost completely stopped their fishery activities on the Mekong River, and nearly half of northern Vietnam’s farmland is under threat because of a regional drought. The region is facing water shortages and low water levels along the […]

No Comments Read full story »

Oprah Talks to Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, February 18, 2010

February 16, 2010 The O Exclusive Interview He’s been a Buddhist monk for more than 60 years, as well as a teacher, writer, and vocal opponent of war—a stance that left him exiled from his native Vietnam for four decades. Now the man Martin Luther King Jr. called “an apostle of peace and nonviolence” reflects […]

No Comments Read full story »

Influential Buddhist pleads for religious freedom in Vietnam

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sun Jan 24, 2010 HANOI (AFP) – One of the world’s most influential Buddhist monks made a plea for religious freedom in Vietnam Monday after his followers were forced from two temples. Devotees of French-based Zen master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh say they have gone underground in Vietnam since last month when they were driven […]

No Comments Read full story »

Vietnam’s New Money

Monday, January 25, 2010

An influx of wealth and privilege is shaking up this socialist country. But, as pro-democracy activists are jailed and the network of power tightens, the Communist Party’s strong hand may be turning economic progress into a social disaster. BY BILL HAYTON | JANUARY 21, 2010 On Nov. 16, 2008, two of Vietnam’s new entrepreneurs were […]

No Comments Read full story »

Mui Ne and Nha Trang, Vietnam

Friday, January 22, 2010

December 2010 Mui Ne and Nha Trang, Vietnam from watdaconheo on Vimeo.

No Comments Read full story »

Vietnam under fire over jailing of dissidents

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vietnam under fire over jailing of dissidents

by Ian Timberlake Ian Timberlake – Thu Jan 21 HANOI (AFP) – Vietnam Thursday came under fire from the United States and activists after jailing a group of dissidents for up to 16 years for trying to overthrow the communist regime. “The accused had already been convicted in the pages of the newspapers before the […]

No Comments Read full story »

Vietnam convicts democracy activists of subversion

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Vietnam convicts democracy activists of subversion

By BEN STOCKING, Associated Press Writer Ben Stocking, Associated Press Writer – Wed Jan 20, 7:39 am ET HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam – Vietnam convicted four democracy activists of trying to overthrow the communist government on Wednesday and sentenced them to up to 16 years in prison for promoting multiparty democracy. The most well known of the four […]

No Comments Read full story »

Street Performance – ‘Vong Co’ from the Blinds

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Street Performance - 'Vong Co' from the Blinds

Vong Co Tay Ninh at Thanh Da, Saigon – Vietnam from watdaconheo on Vimeo.

No Comments Read full story »

Những ‘điểm nóng’ buộc cơ quan chức năng phải suy nghĩ

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Những 'điểm nóng' buộc cơ quan chức năng phải suy nghĩ

29/11/2009 Chuyện xẻ thịt đầm Hồng, chuyện bức tử cây xanh, chuyện xe tải rải cát tạo thành một Hà Nội siêu bụi, rồi câu chuyện mập mờ “mãi lộ” tại điểm nóng cầu Thăng Long khiến nhiều người phải suy nghĩ về môi trường, về quy hoạch đô thị, cho tới cách quản lý của cơ quan chức […]

No Comments Read full story »

Prayers for Bat Nha ~ Thich Nhat Hanh’s Sangha in Vietnam

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Prayers for Bat Nha ~ Thich Nhat Hanh's Sangha in Vietnam

No Comments Read full story »

Vietnam Internet Users Fear Facebook Blackout

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Vietnam Internet Users Fear Facebook Blackout

November 17, 2009 HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam’s growing legions of Facebook users fear that the country’s communist government might be blocking the popular social networking Web site, which has become difficult to access over the past few weeks. Facebook has more than 1 million users in Vietnam, and the number has been growing quickly […]

No Comments Read full story »

Vietnam protests China’s violation of Hoang Sa territory

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Vietnam protests China’s violation of Hoang Sa territory

November 18, 2009 China has violated Vietnam’s territory in setting up local administrations on two islands on the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago, Foreign Affairs Ministry spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga said on Monday. Vietnam has all historical evidence and legal grounds to confirm its sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes, Nga said. […]

No Comments Read full story »

Cộng đồng Facebook lo ngại

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cộng đồng Facebook lo ngại

18 tháng 11, 2009 Người sử dụng internet ở Việt Nam đang lo ngại trước thông tin chính quyền có thể ngăn chặn mạng xã hội Facebook. Việc truy cập trang mạng ngày càng thông dụng này thời gian gần đây gặp nhiều vấn đề. Một số người than phiền họ không thể vào được […]

No Comments Read full story »

Global Sit for Bat Nha

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Global Sit for Bat Nha

I came across this and would like to share with you all.  A picture showing a beautiful family of four praying for the well being for the 400 young monks and nuns being persecuted in Vietnam by local authorities. You can learn more at helpbatnha.org/2009/10/global-sitting-for-bat-nha/ Source:  Link

No Comments Read full story »

Ten greatest corruption cases in Vietnam in 2006

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ten greatest corruption cases in Vietnam in 2006

The following are the top ten corruption cases for 2006: 1. The million-dollar gambling case involving Bui Tien Dung, former General Director of PMU (Project Management Unit) , and the wrongdoings related to this agency. After the wrongdoings were exposed, Minister of Communications and Transport Dao Dinh Binh had to step down and his permanent […]

2 Comments Read full story »

For U.S. Navy Commander In Vietnam, A Return Home

Thursday, November 12, 2009

For U.S. Navy Commander In Vietnam, A Return Home

November 10, 2009 Click on Link below for Audio: U.S. Navy Commander Hung Ba Le Hung Ba Le left Vietnam as a boat person when he was a boy. He returned on Saturday as the commander of a U.S. Navy destroyer. Le is visiting some long-lost relatives while his ship is in Danang, where the […]

No Comments Read full story »

Boy Who Fled Vietnam War Returns as U.S. Officer

Monday, November 9, 2009

Boy Who Fled Vietnam War Returns as U.S. Officer

By SETH MYDANS Published: November 9, 2009 DANANG, Vietnam — Cmdr. H. B. Le, the first Vietnamese-American to command a United States Navy destroyer, had just stepped ashore on a formal port call, making an emotional return to Vietnam for the first time since he fled as a boy on a fishing boat at the […]

No Comments Read full story »

Unique homecoming to Vietnam for US commander

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Unique homecoming to Vietnam for US commander

By BEN STOCKING, Associated Press Writer Ben Stocking, Associated Press Writer – Sat Nov 7, 8:47 am ET DANANG, Vietnam – On the day his side lost the Vietnam War, Hung Ba Le fled his homeland at the age of 5 in a fishing trawler crammed with 400 refugees. Thirty-four years later, he made an unlikely homecoming — as […]

2 Comments Read full story »

Notes on a scandal

Monday, November 2, 2009

Notes on a scandal

RICHARD BAKER AND NICK MCKENZIE October 30, 2009 Anh Ngoc Luong always went about his business quietly. During his time as a mature age science student at Monash University in the early 1990s and then as an employee at a Victorian security supplies firm, Luong was regarded as polite, smart and diligent. Those who worked […]

No Comments Read full story »

Khu trục hạm Mỹ thăm Việt Nam/ USS Lassen COMMANDING OFFICER

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Khu trục hạm Mỹ thăm Việt Nam/ USS Lassen COMMANDING OFFICER

COMMANDING OFFICER Commander H. B. Le is a native of Hue, Vietnam and was raised in Northern Virginia.  He earned his commission in 1992 from the U.S. Naval Academy, graduating with merit with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. CDR Le’s initial sea tour was in USS TICONDEROGA (CG 47) in Norfolk, VA, where […]

No Comments Read full story »

Sản phẩm Vedan nhận giải thưởng vì sức khỏe cộng đồng/ Environmental Disaster

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Sản phẩm Vedan nhận giải thưởng vì sức khỏe cộng đồng/ Environmental Disaster

Unbelievable story but believe it!  Ever since this Taiwanese MSG company was in operation, pollutions of all kinds were discharged into the Thi Vai River killing the river slowly.  Only last year, after 14 years in operation that the authorities and Vietnam media took any serious action.  With the death of Thi Vai River, farmers […]

No Comments Read full story »

Người Việt làm bộ trưởng nước Đức/ Federal Minister of Health

Monday, October 26, 2009

Người Việt làm bộ trưởng nước Đức/ Federal Minister of Health

24 tháng 10, 2009 Một người Việt Nam vừa được chỉ định làm bộ trưởng Y tế trong chính phủ liên hiệp tại Đức. Ông Philipp Roesler, bộ trưởng kinh tế của tiểu bang Niedersachsen, nhận chức vụ quan trọng trong nội các Đức khi mới 35 tuổi. Sinh hạ tại Khánh Hòa, năm 1973 […]

No Comments Read full story »

« Older Entries