Stories about Vietnam from August, 2013
How Vietnam Got its Name
Le Minh Khai traces the history of how Vietnam got its name and explains the inaccuracies in some historical accounts about the origins of the name. Ultimately, the name Việt Nam is related to the Nguyễn clan’s southward expansion of the Lê Dynasty realm. What it signifies is that the...
Campaigning for a Smoke-Free Southeast Asia
Review of several anti-smoking campaigns in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia. Plus an advisory from Philippine health authorities against the dangers of promoting e-cigarettes
Bicycles in Vietnam
Karen Hewell and Marc Forster-Pert featured some of the common bicycles used in Vietnam such as the mountain bike, the Thong Nhat GN-03 model, 1930 Calla, Surly’s ‘Karate Monkey’, Mumar M-2 Sportbike, and the racer.
VIDEO: Father of Jailed Vietnamese Blogger Speaks About his Case
The 88 Project uploads a video interview of the father of Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, the Vietnamese blogger who is facing a 16-year jail term for allegedly spreading anti-government propaganda. …to claim innocence for him we have many times appealed to the top state leaders and related government agencies for...
VIDEOS: Vietnam’s Pride March 2013
Vietnam will soon deliberate the proposal to legalize same sex marriage. But are LGBT issues being properly addressed?
Explaining Chinese Tourists’ Assault on Wildlife
Sophie Lu from Tea Leaf Nation joined the discussion about the recent controversy over mainland Chinese Tourists’ destructive and illegal behaviors when diving in Paracel Islands.
Will Vietnam’s New Internet Decree Ban Sharing of Online News?
The government claims the decree is aimed only at protecting copyright but critics describe it as "the harshest offensive against freedom of information”