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April 30 And The Lost Chapters Of Vietnam’s History

April 30 And The Lost Chapters Of Vietnam’s History
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The decision [https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1175572/moet-responds-to-plans-to-drop-history-in-schools.html] [1] from the Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training to make history a subject of choice rather than part of the country’s compulsory teaching curriculum has become one of the most controversial topics in Vietnam’s online discussions over the

Jason Nguyen
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The Gac Ma Incident: A Reminder Of Collective Amnesia

The Gac Ma Incident: A Reminder Of Collective Amnesia
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A nation without a past is a nation without a present or a future.

Y Chan
Y Chan
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Why Vietnam Has Good Reasons To Publicly Oppose The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

Why Vietnam Has Good Reasons To Publicly Oppose The Russian Invasion Of Ukraine
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As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine approaches the third week, there is virtually no remaining doubt about the true nature of this “special military operation.” It’s an outright invasion. And while there is seemingly unwavering support from the international community for the Ukrainian people’s fight against foreign

Jason Nguyen
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The Two Halves Of Vietnam’s Vote

The Two Halves Of Vietnam’s Vote
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Half-“for,” half-“against,” and the turning of a blind eye to evil.

Trinh Huu Long
Trinh Huu Long
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Vietnam: Who’s Afraid Of NGOs?

Vietnam: Who’s Afraid Of NGOs?
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Vietnam has never been keen on having non-profits around. Now it has made it even more difficult for such groups to continue operating in the country.

Quynh-Vi Tran
Quynh-Vi Tran
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From The Sino – Vietnam War To The Ukraine Invasion: Dictators Always Swim In The Same River

From The Sino – Vietnam War To The Ukraine Invasion: Dictators Always Swim In The Same River
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While almost everyone in the world has been holding their breaths and shaking their heads as every step unfolded in Russia’s plot to invade Ukraine, for most Vietnamese it has been an eerie sense of déjà vu. Last week, Vietnam commemorated the date of February 17, marking 43 years

Y Chan
Y Chan
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Tet Offensive, Tet Amnesia

Tet Offensive, Tet Amnesia
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Vietnam is welcoming the 2022 Lunar New Year this week. Also known as Tet, this special occasion is widely embraced by both Vietnamese living in the country and its diaspora community. They spend this time for family reunions, remembering their ancestors, and sharing traditional holiday dishes. But this year’s

Jason Nguyen
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Pham Doan Trang’s 9-Year Sentence: An Outrageous Affront To Human Dignity

Pham Doan Trang’s 9-Year Sentence: An Outrageous Affront To Human Dignity
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“Your Vietnamese will improve if you keep practising,” my Vietnamese tutor says, his stringy grey hair like vermicelli strands combed to one side. “Then you will be able to read difficult books about politics.” He smiles with one front tooth notably more forward than the other. But what if I

Frances An
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