Stories about Vietnam from October, 2008
Vietnam: Ancient capital as UNESCO heritage site
The ancient capital of Hoa Lu in the Ninh Binh province of Vietnam is being proposed as a possible UNESCO world heritage site.
Southeast Asia: Impact of Financial Crisis
What are the views of several Southeast Asian bloggers about the global financial crisis? First, an authoritative voice: Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. He points out the double standard of the US government in solving economic problems: “We cannot forget how, in 1997-98, American hedge funds destroyed the economies...
Southeast Asia: Film entries to the Oscars
Bisean lists the film entries of Southeast Asian countries to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the Oscars.
Parts of Vietnam still flooded
Heavy rains during the past few days brought flooding in central Vietnam. Check out these pictures.
Taiwan: An online protest against the American Institute in Taiwan
After being denied a U.S. tourist visa in September, Taiwanese artist Chen Chieh-jen started a website against the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) called, "I suspect that you intend to stow away to the U.S.". Here people share their stories of being mistreated by officials and denied entry to the United States.
Southeast Asia: Views on U.S. elections and politics
U.S. elections matter to many people in Southeast Asia. Both U.S. presidential candidates are popular in the region. McCain was a former Navy pilot during the Vietnam War while a very young Obama lived in Jakarta for five years.
China milk scandal and Southeast Asia
Like the rest of the world, the China milk scandal has shocked Southeast Asian countries. China is the major trading partner of Southeast Asian nations. How did governments, consumers, and bloggers from the region react to the issue?
Vietnam: Typhoon during harvest time
Typhoon Hagupit killed more than 40 persons in Vietnam. Economic losses are huge especially in agriculture since it is rice harvest time.