Stories about Vietnam from May, 2008
Vietnam: Miss Universe 2008
Vietnam Extremes is happy to report that Vietnam will host this year's Miss Universe beauty pageant
Southeast Asia: Coping with the rice and food crisis
Food prices continue to rise in the world market. Southeast Asian governments are now re-examining their food and agricultural policies in order to prevent consumer panic and social unrest. Bloggers are discussing the food crisis and its impact in the region.
Vietnam: Media versus government
The Freedom Against Censorship Thailand or FACT mentions the confrontation of state-controlled newspapers and the Vietnam government over the arrest of reporters who wrote about a corruption scandal.
Vietnam: Latest bicycle fashion craze
Magnoy Samsara notes “feather-boa bicycle bandits” have invaded Vietnam's city streets.
Vietnam: Yahoo 360 Plus
SaigonNezumi.com notes that Yahoo 360 is one of the most popular blogging applications in Vietnam. In fact, Yahoo 360plus was launched just for the Vietnamese market
Vietnam: Netizen's Reactions to the Olympic Torch
Vietnamese netizens got another opportunity to vent their anti-China anger when the Beijing Olympic flame was in Ho Chi Minh city. Caroline Finlay rounds up some of the reactions.
Vietnam: Demolition photo
Saigon Today posts a picture of a demolished structure in Saigon, Vietnam. He notes that “There is plenty of construction and redevelopment happening all over town.”
Lao opens historic Vietnam War cave
A vast cave city used during the Vietnam War was opened to the public in northern Laos
Vietnam: Wasteful public spending
International experts completed a report showing that the Vietnamese government is often investing public money for non-economic reasons.
Global: The price of food, the cost of despair
The crisis of skyrocketing food prices is affecting all economic groups in every corner of the world. Every day, it seems, high-priced food sends another country lurching through some crisis: demonstrations, riots, rumors of hoarding, falling governments, even deaths. Global Voices is well positioned to follow the nuances of this...