Ho Chi Minh was deeply aware of the central contradictions of American history. On one hand, he knew that our revolution and Declaration of Independence had fed into the French Revolution, next to the Haitian Revolution, and then to the 20th-century liberation struggles of the colonised peoples around the world. But he also knew that our revolutionary nation was a nation built on slavery and genocide. Relying on our professed ideals, Ho Chi Minh wrote his 1919 appeal to the United States on behalf of the people of Viet Nam. He was equally conscious of the dark side of American history, expressed with overwhelming power in his 1924 essays Lynching and The Ku Klux Klan. Despite that, he understood the importance of the bright side of America. I wish every American today could know the opening that Ho Chi Minh wrote for Viet Nam’s Declaration of Independence, September 2, 1945: … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for relations between Vietnam and US?
The country has 64 million subscribers using the internet, including 99 percent watching livestreaming, 55 percent watching online TV shows, and 53 percent playing online games, according to a report from the group We Are Social Organizations. YouTube, Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Zalo and Instagram are the most used platforms. They all provide livestreaming and sharing of photo and videos, which all use up a great deal of data. According to the Ministry of Information and Communication, the number of subscribers using 2G and 3G will decrease, while number of 4G subscribers will increase from 2019 to 2024. Experts predict that the number of 4G subscribers will increase by nine times by 2023, and will reach a peak in 2024. According to the ministry’s report, 57.6 million subscribers accessed online date in the first quarter of this year, an increase of 11.7 million compared to the same period last year. In addition, the quality of network data connections has improved … [Read more...] about Telecom firms add more transceiver stations as 4G demand surges
The event will offer participants a deeper insight into the bilateral relationship that exists between the two countries, detailing the progress made on war legacy issues over the past 25 years, in addition to the role that such legacies will play in the future relationship between the pair. … [Read more...] about Stimson Center to host conference on Vietnam – US relations
This year's parade is special for Mr Putin because in a week's time Russia will hold a nationwide vote on constitutional amendments that are expected to pave the way for him to stay in power beyond 2024, when his current term expires. … [Read more...] about Russia holds World War Two victory parade in coronavirus shadow
Here are just a few examples of playlists that music fans in Việt Nam can enjoy as they get about their day -- Morning Commute as they head to work, Đốt Cháy Mỡ Thừa as they are working out, or Êm Đềm as they relax/chill at home. All these playlists are available to all Spotify Free and Premium users in Việt Nam. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 leads to new entertainment habits