Hundreds of Vietnamese people living in Washington D.C and surrounding areas on May 18th gathered in front of the Chinese Embassy to protest China’s illegal placement of the Haiyang Shiyou-981 drilling rig in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf. David Huy Ho, President of the Vietnamese Entrepreneurs’ Association in the US and head of the organising board, told Vietnam News Agency’s correspondents that in addition to the demonstration, the Vietnamese Entrepreneurs’ Association also set up a website in English language spread the word about the illegality of China’s nine-dotted line in the East Sea. Vietnamese people in New York meeting to object China’s act. The association also plans to collect 100,000 signatures to send to the US Congress to oppose the line, he stated. The same day, nearly 100 overseas Vietnamese and foreigners from New York and Boston (Massachusetts State) attended a meeting in front of the … [Read more...] about Rallies in US protest against China’s illegal act in East Sea
Viet Nam's most important festival of the year, Tet (Lunar New Year), will be celebrated in a fortnight. Among many activities organised for the festival nationwide are trade fairs, like the Spring 2014 Trade Fair that will be held at the Giang Vo Exhibition Centre in Ha Noi between January 18 and 28. The trade fairs aim to display Vietnamese specialties and highlight traditional Tet traditional customs for the enjoyment of both domestic and international visitors. However, it has been noticed that few foreigners visit the trade fairs held across the country. As an expat living in Viet Nam, please share with us your thoughts about the trade fairs. Have you visited them? If you have, what are your impressions? If not, why not? Do you think the fairs serve well their stated aims of introducing Vietnamese specialties and traditional Tet traditional customs? Do you think such events are a good way to introduce Viet Nam to international visitors? Please reply by email to: … [Read more...] about As an expat living in Viet Nam, please share with us your thoughts about the trade fairs. Have you visited them?
A US freelance writer traveled to Vietnam for her work and discovered a cause so personal that she established a foundation to help raise funds for deaf children in Vietnam. Paige Stringer was working on an article about customized vacations when she traveled to Vietnam last year. Born hard of hearing, she volunteered at Thuan An Centre in southern Binh Duong province for deaf children for two and a half weeks. She observed a distinct difference between the limitations of the school and her personal experience growing up in the US . “A lot of hearing aids were old and outdated,” Stringer was quoted by Northwest Asian Weekly as saying. She also found that Thuan An Centre lacked the proper training and resources needed to assist children with hearing problems. She also learned that most deaf and hearing impaired children in Vietnam did not receive an education past the 7 th grade. This prevents them from attending college or learning any vocational skills which would … [Read more...] about US female sets up fund for Vietnamese deaf children
Viet Nam is one of the countries most vulnerable to impacts of climate change, the United States Ambassador (US) to Viet Nam Ted Osius said. Speaking at a two-day symposium on coordinated responses to climate change that ended yesterday in Hai Phong City, Ted Osius said the Red River Delta was particularly at risk.The pressing issue brought together researchers, activists, representatives of international development partners and Vietnamese government officials at the central and provincial levels to discuss co-operative measures. The event, the second of its kind under the Forests and Deltas Programme, was held by Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry (MARD) with the support of US Agency for International Development (USAID). According to the participants, five coastal provinces and cities in the Red River Delta -- Hai Phong, Quang Ninh, Nam Dinh and Thai Binh, besides Ninh Binh -- have been affected by extreme weather events. Tran Ha, deputy head of Quang Ninh's water … [Read more...] about US-supported symposium boosts climate change action in VN region
Viet Nam is one of the countries most vulnerable to impacts of climate change, the United States Ambassador (US) to Viet Nam Ted Osius said. Viet Nam is one of the countries most vulnerable to impacts of climate change, the United States Ambassador (US) to Viet Nam Ted Osius said. — Illustrative Image khoahocphattrien.vn Speaking at a two-day symposium on co-ordinated responses to climate change last week in Hai Phong City, Ted Osius said the Red River Delta was particularly at risk. Ted Osius said the negative impacts felt by the people living in the Red River Delta were shared by many communities in the United States. "This shared experience is in part why both the United States and Viet Nam have a strong determination to reverse the course of climate change and effectively adapt to its impacts," he said. The pressing issue brought together researchers, activists, representatives of international development partners and Vietnamese government officials at the central and … [Read more...] about US calls for climate change action in VN