In 1999, I was one of the dozen scholars of American studies chosen to meet with a dozen Viet Nam scholars of American studies in a conference in Ha Noi. One of the sponsors of the conference was Ambassador Pete Peterson, the first US ambassador to Viet Nam. Peterson, himself a former POW, declared the whole POW/MIA issue was a “hoax". At the conference, an elderly Vietnamese professor asked us Americans if we knew who was the first Vietnamese scholar of American studies. Several of us immediately shouted out “Ho Chi Minh.". This led to a discussion of great relevance today, as we celebrate the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our two nations. … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for relations between Vietnam and US?
Thanh Quang Minh pursues love for Bolero music and wants to sing to raise funds for the poor. Photo tienphong.vn For the past one year, he has travelled across the country singing to raise money for poor people. … [Read more...] about Construction engineer pursues love for Bolero music
“If you remain afraid that I would get hurt and did not teach me how to walk, I would never know how to walk for my whole life,” he added. “If you remain afraid that I would fall and did not teach me how to stand up, I may never mature.” … [Read more...] about 18-year-olds in Vietnam – P1: Are they still kids to parents?
"Over the past twelve years, the Asia Young Designer Awards stayed true to our commitment to innovation and sustainability. By instilling a deep sense of responsibility and accountability in these young budding designers, we believe that in time, they will contribute to social and environmental advancements in society through their professional achievements. We are proud of the network that we've built, connecting industry professionals and talented designers from across the region," said Wee Siew Kim, Group CEO of NIPSEA Management Company Pte. Ltd. (Subsidiary of Nippon Paint Holdings Co.). … [Read more...] about Nippon Paint Reveals the Winners of the Asia Young Designer Awards 2019/20
Son said in order to convince foreign investors to take a risk on exploration, the National Assembly (NA) should revise the Law on Petroleum. A new law should be passed that allows PVN to use 50 per cent of post-tax profits to continue operations and contribute to the State budget through exploration. … [Read more...] about PVN asks for revision of oil law