In the Diaspora: December 2020

Socio-cultural, literary, and political news relating to the Vietnamese diaspora and to Việt Nam

News from the Diaspora

Beloved Comedian Chí Tài Passes Away From StrokeComedian Chi Tai

South Bay Vietnamese Americans wrestle with COVID-19, lack of informationRestaurant owner Linh Nguyen

News from Việt Nam

Record Flooding In Vietnam Leaves 2.5 Million Children At RiskChildren victims of flood

Vietnam starts human trial of coronavirus vaccineNanocovax trial begins in Vietnam

‘All English Teachers In Vietnam Should Be Certified’: YOLA’s Nam Nguyen Advocates More RegulationYola's Nam Nguyen

The student who carried friend to school offers a lesson in kindness Ngo Minh Hieu

Vietnam economy is Asia’s shining star during CovidWorkers in Vietnamese factory

More / Other

Strong virus response helps Vietnam’s economy weather pandemic

Vietnam says Taiwan’s Foxconn starts factory to make displays

Why China and a Bloc of Nations Led by Vietnam Met but Ignored Asia’s Biggest Maritime Dispute

Trump Aide Tells Vietnam to Curb China Shipments to Avoid Duties

Group Applauds Taiwan Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Vietnam Victims of Toxic Spill

Branding Vietnam a “currency manipulator” epitomizes what’s wrong with the concept

Chinese drone flying app includes 9-dash line, angering Vietnamese

Amazon has over 100,000 Vietnamese sellers

Facebook, Google Complicit in Vietnam’s Repression of Online Freedom – Amnesty Report

Vietnam eyes launch of homemade COVID vaccine in 2nd half of 2021

Vietnam Moves Blogger From Prison to Psychiatric Hospital

US green-lights more direct flights from Vietnam

Vietnam Tells Facebook: Yield to Censors or We’ll Shut You Down, Source Says

Pandemic, trade wars accelerate Vietnam’s rise as world factory

Vietnam Reiterates It Does Not Use Currency for Unfair Trade

Foxconn to shift some Apple production to Vietnam to minimise China risk

Understanding Vietnam’s Military Modernization Efforts

Vietnam proposes students learn Korean at earlier stage of education

Vietnam leadership wrangling heats up as Communist Party meets

Vietnam court sentences former Hanoi official to jail for price gouging COVID-19 testing kits

For Vietnamese filmmakers, scripting a remake is easier said than written

Vietnam Free Expression Newsletter No. 48/2020 – Week of December 7-13

India assures Vietnam of all help in military modernisation

Facebook’s self-defeating censorship in Vietnam

An Analysis on Vietnam Wars

Cuba, Vietnam, 60 years of sisterhood

Apple AirPods Max are made in Vietnam, but still by Chinese firms

UK and Viet Nam sign Free Trade Agreement

Vietnamese road project underway

How scientists are using declassified military photographs to analyse historical ecological change

Vietnam Party Conclave Readies Key Personnel Appointments

Honey bees fend off giant hornets with animal feces


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