In this week’s Vietnamism, Loa’s Chí-Linh Đinh looks into this unique sport of Vovinam, short for Việt Võ Đạo, and its sky-blue uniforms and majorly epic grappling techniques.
Before I did any work for Will’s story, I got the impression that his involvement in these protests were merely coincidental. That he was just some Vietnamese American who just so happened to stumble his way into the protests. I wanted to know what his motivations were.
Human rights activist Nguyễn Văn Oai is on trial again, after having previously served four years in prison on charges of attempting to overthrow the government. Oai became a father while in prison awaiting trial. His wife Hồ Thị Linh Châu posted a letter to him on her Facebook page, just before he was originally due to appear in court.
[VIDEO] Travel back to the annual Ðiện Hòn Chén Festival in Huế, Việt Nam -- this time, to witness the practice and rituals of ancestor worshipping.
Reporter Kathy Triệu is back with another modern refugee story -- one that chronicles the journey of two strong-willed Vietnamese mothers, Trần Thị Lụa and Trần Thị Thanh Loan. They recount fhow several attempts to flee Việt Nam for Australia led them instead to a detention center in Indonesia.
One Vietnamese Central Committee member gets ousted, while another top leader goes to DC. If you’ve gotta catch up with the news, tune in for a roundup of headlines that’s got Vietnamese people abuzz.