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Viet sociologist wins national best PhD dissertation award

Field research on sex workers in Vietnam won a Vietnamese-American sociologist the “best dissertation” award from the American Sociological Association. The award went to the UC Berkeley Ph.D. dissertation “New Economies of Sex and Intimacy in Vietnam” by Kimberly Kay … Continue reading

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Demonstrations against Vietnam’s general consulate

Vietnam apparently inaugurated a general consulate in Houston yesterday, and hundreds of Viets came out to protest. Or rather, hundreds minus one, because the email from the organizers noted that they saw “one person who’s been on (internet) forums attacking … Continue reading

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More guilty pleas in the Nexus – Vietnam bribery case

A Philadelphia company and its executives being prosecuted for bribing officials of the government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam have pleaded guilty, according to a press release by the U.S. Attorney’s Office here. The pleas were entered on March 16 in … Continue reading

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Viet U.S. Navy Commander in Vietnam, interviewed on Nguoi Viet

(Photo by Chitose Suzuki, AP) When the USS Lassen made its official port call to Da Nang, Vietnam, earlier today, it marked the first time that a Vietnamese-American U.S. warship commander came back on Vietnamese shore. Cmdr. Hung Le (in Vietnamese: … Continue reading

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Lawyer who spoke out on Vietnamese sovereignty arrested

The lawyer who wrote the bar association’s proclamation, asserting Vietnamese sovereignty over disputed islands off the country’s central coast, has been arrested by Vietnam’s government. OK so this is not strictly a Vietnamese-American issue, but I felt compelled to speak out. … Continue reading

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Viet-American on trial in Vietnam for advocating democracy

Right at this moment, when it’s late night in California and afternoon in Vietnam, a Vietnamese-American mathematician is being tried by a “People’s Court” in Hochiminh City. Quan Quoc Nguyen, Ph.D. (pictured), from Sacramento, is accused of “terrorism,” and his alleged terrorist acts … Continue reading

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