Episode 18 - Money Talks; Vu Lan Holiday

The way to a U.S. government's heart is through its lobbyists. How much has Hà Nội paid for access to Washington D.C.’s most influential powers and what are they using it for? Our reporter speaks to the journalist who uncovered these details.

Lễ Vu Lan, the second largest annual festival in Việt Nam, finds its origin in a series of Buddhist scriptures. This celebration is for paying respect to all parents – both the living and the departed.