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?
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Nguyen Thi Anh Tuyet, who owns a plum orchard in Na Ka valley, said the place has become crowded in the past three years. “The tourist season begins here in the 11th lunar month. The peak periods are after the traditional Lunar New Year festival when the plum trees blossom and in the harvest season between March and May. At those times, an orchard might receive as many as 2,000 visitors,” Tuyet said. … [Read more...] about Na Ka plum valley on Moc Chau plateau, Son La province
“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?
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
The shift and rotation of the world's investment flows will benefit Viet Nam but it will not be as many people expect. A large US company coming to Viet Nam will require infrastructure, labour and management mechanisms in accordance with the standards of a large country. What matters then is whether Vietnamese businesses can meet these needs or not. … [Read more...] about New momentum for US-Viet Nam trade relations