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  • Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang Dies After 'Serious Illness'

    09/21/2018 6:27:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    NPR ^ | September 21, 20182:59 AM ET | Scott Neuman
    Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, one of three top leaders in the Southeast Asian country, has died at age 61, according to state media, which says he suffered from a "serious illness." Quang was sworn in as president in 2016 and served in the largely ceremonial post alongside Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and secretary-general of the Vietnamese Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, who experts believe wields the bulk of the power in the country's leadership triumvirate. Quang died in a military hospital in Hanoi from a "serious illness despite efforts by domestic and international doctors and professors," according to...
  • Deportations of Vietnamese, Cambodians leave Bay Area Asian immigrants shaken

    11/09/2017 6:13:05 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 28 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | November 9, 2017 | Tatiana Sanchez
    More than 200 Vietnamese and Cambodian immigrants across the Bay Area and nationwide were detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in October in never-before-seen roundups that have left communities shocked and fearful, according to local and national immigration activists.
  • Dresden Buddhists Drop Swastika to Keep Peace

    09/30/2015 3:35:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 28 Sep 2015
    On Sunday eastern Germany's first Buddhist graveyard opened in Dresden, marking a turning point for the region's Vietnamese community. But a missing symbol makes the burial ground a peculiarly German affair. The burial ground is long overdue, Ding Linger, a spokesperson for the Vietnamese Buddhist Centre in Dresden told The Local. "It's been needed for 40 years since Vietnamese people first came to East Germany," he said. Vietnamese are the largest immigrant population in east Germany, making up 100,000 of the population. Of those, 7,000 live in Dresden, reports the Hamburger Morgenpost. With around 85 percent of the Vietnamese population...
  • How Tippi Hedren made Vietnamese refugees into nail salon magnates

    05/04/2015 8:14:53 AM PDT · by keat · 73 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 3 May 2015 | Regan Morris
    When actress Tippi Hedren visited a Vietnamese refugee camp in California 40 years ago, the Hollywood star's long, polished fingernails dazzled the women there. Hedren flew in her personal manicurist to teach a group of 20 refugees the art of manicures. Those 20 women - mainly the wives of high-ranking military officers and at least one woman who worked in military intelligence - went on to transform the industry, which is now worth about $8bn (Ł5.2bn) and is dominated by Vietnamese Americans. "We were trying to find vocations for them," says Hedren, who is perhaps best known for starring in...
  • Cuomo Orders Emergency Measures to Protect Workers at Nail Salons

    05/11/2015 9:09:03 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 11, 2015 | By SARAH MASLIN NIR
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered emergency measures on Sunday to combat the wage theft and health hazards faced by the thousands of people who work in New York State’s nail salon industry. Effective immediately, he said in a statement, a new, multiagency task force will conduct salon-by-salon investigations, institute new rules that salons must follow to protect manicurists from the potentially dangerous chemicals found in nail products, and begin a six-language education campaign to inform them of their rights. Nail salons that do not comply with orders to pay workers back wages, or are unlicensed, will be shut down. The...
  • Our War

    05/01/2015 10:05:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/1/15 | LtCol Forest R. Lindsey (Ret)
    I read through the New York Times this morning and since today is the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, they had several opinion pieces discussing the fallacy of America’s involvement in Vietnam, the terrible lessons of the misuse of American power, the atrocities “committed routinely” by us, etc.,etc.. May I throw the BS flag onto the field? We had an ally in trouble, we had the entire Communist Bloc supplying the Vietcong insurgents, we had the North Vietnamese Army in the south and whole world was watching to see what we’d do. If you peruse a map of...
  • Vietnamese Immigrants Thriving in Nail Art Community

    12/29/2014 6:34:39 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 64 replies ^ | July 2, 2012 | Becca
    It is not uncommon to walk into a nail salon in California and be served by a Vietnamese American. In fact, it is quite common in many states for a person of Vietnamese descent to apply your acrylic tips. According to statistics published in Nails magazine, an industry magazine dedicated to manicures and pedicures and those who perform them, there are more than 400,000 nail specialists in the United States. Of those 400,000, Nails states that as much as 45 percent of nail specialists in the United States could be Vietnamese. They also said that in the state of California,...
  • India trains Vietnamese navy to handle new Russian subs

    11/30/2013 7:20:44 PM PST · by Rabin · 7 replies
    Thanhnien News ^ | Monday, November 25, 2013 | staff
    India’s navy is training over 500 Vietnamese submariners... India (will) issue Vietnam a US$100 million line of credit for the purposes of enabling the latter to acquire four naval patrol vessels from the former, the report said. The Indian Navy's extensive experience in operating Russian Kilo-class submarines, which dates back to the mid-1980s, will be invaluable to Vietnam as its navy learns how to handle their new underwater vessels, according to the In December 2009, Vietnam signed a $2 billion deal to buy six submarines from Russia, which is due to deliver them all by 2016.
  • Two Vietnamese songwriters were sentenced Tuesday to a total of ten years

    10/30/2012 12:37:59 AM PDT · by cutiedieuvan · 17 replies
    Self | 10/30/2012 | Huong Giang
    The PeopleÂ’s Court in Ho Chi Minh City today passed sentence on Two Vietnamese songwriters . Tran Vu Anh Binh, known as Hoang Nhat Thong, 37 and Vo Minh Tri, known as Viet Khang, 34, received sentences of 6 years and 4 years, respectively, with two additional years of house arrest . The songwriters were charged with spreading anti-government propaganda under Article 88 of the countryÂ’s criminal code. They were founding members of the Vietnamese Patriot Youth, an organization not recognized as an official body by the government. website reported that an estimated 100 security officials blocked access to...
  • Gun carrying man ends stabbing spree at Salt Lake grocery store

    04/27/2012 12:50:10 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 80 replies ^ | Updated: 4/26 10:25 pm | Published: 4/26 8:20 pm | Reported by: Don Hudson
    SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - A citizen with a gun stopped a knife wielding man as he began stabbing people Thursday evening at the downtown Salt Lake City Smith's store. Police say the suspect purchased a knife inside the store and then turned it into a weapon. Smith's employee Dorothy Espinoza says, "He pulled it out and stood outside the Smiths in the foyer. And just started stabbing people and yelling you killed my people. You killed my people." Espinoza says, the knife wielding man seriously injured two people. "There is blood all over. One got stabbed in...
  • Klepto's Chinese takeout

    04/10/2011 1:43:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 10, 2011 | CYNTHIA R. FAGEN
    For a Vietnamese émigré accused of robbing only Chinese people, familiarity breeds contempt. But then Hanoi-born Ha Vasko, 68 -- a slight woman whose toothpick frame vanishes into her brown drab Rikers Island jail uniform -- is not your typical pickpocket. The serial thief usually flies Delta from Melbourne, Fla., where she lives richly with her golfing American husband in a $400,000 waterfront home, to New York City's cacophonous Chinatown with only one thing on her mind.
  • Rep. Sanchez Apologizes for 'Vietnamese' Remark

    09/26/2010 1:07:23 PM PDT · by no dems · 50 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | September 25, 2020 | LUISITA LOPEZ TORREGROSA
    For 13 years, Democratic Rep. Loretta Sanchez has commanded a good chunk of her southern California district with a reliable and strong bloc of votes from a large Hispanic population. Now things are getting tough. Locked in a tight re-election campaign against a Vietnamese-American Republican, Sanchez, who was born in California to Mexican parents, said in an interview with Univision TV earlier this month that the "Vietnamese and the Republicans" in her district were "trying to take away" her House seat after "we have done so much for our community." Her remarks ignited the blogosphere and talk radio and angered...
  • Hispanic Congresswoman Says Vietnamese Are Trying to Take Her Seat

    09/25/2010 8:32:02 AM PDT · by topher · 30 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 24, 2010
    A Hispanic congresswoman is facing a fierce backlash for telling a Spanish-language TV station that "the Vietnamese" are trying to take her seat. California Rep. Loretta Sanchez's racially-charged statement was made during an interview with Univision and aimed at her opponent, Van Tran, the Republican state assemblyman whose family had to flee Vietnam after the fall of Saigon. "The Vietnamese and the Republicans are, with an intensity, trying to take away this seat -- this seat that we have done so much for our community – take away this seat from us and give it to this Van Tran, who...
  • Calif. Rep. `Did not intend to offend anyone'

    09/24/2010 7:14:04 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sept. 24, 2010
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Democratic Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez says she didn't intend to offend anyone when she told a reporter that "the Vietnamese" and Republicans were trying to take her seat representing California's Orange County. Sanchez said Friday she "used a poor choice of words that some people have taken as offensive" in a Spanish-language interview with Jorge Ramos on Univision's Sunday morning show, "Al Punto."
  • Vietnamese town survives war, hate crimes, hurricane and now oil (and keeps on ticking)

    08/26/2010 4:33:48 PM PDT · by dickmc · 3 replies
    Aug 25, 2010 | See Article
    Unfortunately this informative article --which is enlightening and upbeat-- can't be posted. It is worth reading at

    10/15/2009 3:03:05 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 620+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 10/15/2009 | Chrissy Siggee
    12 unbroken rice sheets (approx 8 inch diameter) 1 cup washed and chopped Vietnamese mint 4 large carrots – peeled and finely shredded 1 piece ginger (approx 2 inch) grated ˝ cup gluten free soy sauce 3 or 4 radishes – topped and finely shredded 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 12 large washed spinach leaves
  • A monastery is born: Vietnamese monks establish "heavenly heart" in Texas

    09/20/2009 10:50:52 AM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies · 906+ views
    Deacon's Bench ^ | September 20, 2009 | DeACON GREG KANDRA
    Further proof that the Church is alive and thriving in the South: word that a new Benedictine monastery is being established in the Lone Star State. From the Dallas Morning News: Here in cow country about 70 miles southeast of Dallas, amid scattered pecan trees and sloping fields of milkweed, six monks have come to live and pray. They came from a monastery in New Mexico and, before that, from Vietnam. "It's Buddhist, isn't it?" said 65-year-old Charlie Jock, who lives several miles away, making him one of the new monastery's closest neighbors. He'd heard of it, but hadn't gone...
  • 'There is God in this deserted place' -- Vietnamese monks live in remote Lucerne Valley monastery

    12/30/2008 10:29:03 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies · 963+ views ^ | December 30, 2008 | DAVID OLSON
    Long before dawn in the remote desert south of Barstow, the only light for miles around is a faint glow from a triple-wide trailer. Inside, several monks chant in Vietnamese. Then there is silence. The trailer is home to the first cloistered Catholic monastery in the Inland area. The white-robed monks pray and chant together seven times a day and silently meditate twice. Here in Lucerne Valley, off a dirt road and at the foot of barren mountains, there is little to disturb them. "There is God in this deserted place," said Brother Matthew Nguyen. "There are not many people...
  • Culture of Corruption: William "Cold Cash" Jefferson Loses Election

    12/07/2008 6:20:33 AM PST · by Bill Dupray · 11 replies · 583+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | December 7, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Continuing our What-the-MSM-would-have-reported-had-the-parties-been-reversed Series: Had McCain won, and had Jefferson been a Republican, the MSM this morning would be talking about another blow to the new president, losing a Senior Congressional ally. This Jefferson loss, along with the Saxby Chambliss win, would be just another example of the president’s shrinking coattails. What does this say about the new president’s party’s commitment to diversity, when the other party is the first to elect a Vietnamese-American to Congress? Does the president’s party need to be more sensitive to the issues of minorities and reach out more to the Vietnamese-American community so they...
  • Vietnamese Americans support John McCain

    10/13/2008 7:00:47 PM PDT · by cutiedieuvan · 7 replies · 895+ views ^ | Oct/13/2008 | Shandon Phan
    As young Vietnamese Americans, some of us grew up listening to our parents tell us bedtime stories of the war; the rest of us experienced our history firsthand as we watched our parents being taken away to re-education camps and special economic zones. We share those common stories of struggle that shaped our community presence in America – the fight for freedom of South Vietnam, the arrest and executions of our relatives during and after the war, the mass exodus of the free Viet people, and the suffering of those who are left behind.