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  • China reacts to 'meddling' India as New Delhi and Vietnam stage South China Sea clash

    12/28/2020 3:57:12 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 17 replies ^ | 12/28/2020 | By BRIAN MCGLEENON
    INDIAN naval ships have conducted "passage exercise" manoeuvres with their Vietnamese counterparts in the South China Sea causing Beijing to label New Delhi as "meddling" in disputed territory. The joint exercises in the South China Sea were part of both nation's efforts to boost their combined maritime cooperation to contain China's expansionist plans for the region. India sent its naval ship INS Kiltan to the South China Sea. The Indian Navy tweeted: "INS Kiltan arrives at Ho Chi Minh City to deliver Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) Stores for the flood-affected people of Central Vietnam." Part of the ship's...
  • Make The Dong Strong Again: US Treasury Finds Vietnam, Switzerland Are Currency Manipulators As China Spared

    12/16/2020 7:07:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Libertarian Hub ^ | 12/16/2020 | Tyler Durden
    We live in a bizarro world where the ECB, Japan, Turkey, and China - which explicitly manipulate their currencies for economic and political reasons - do not "manipulate" their currencies... but Vietnam and Switzerland do. At least that's the opinion of the Treasury's Department which spared China the currency manipulator label again but in its semi-annual currency manipulation report found that Switzerland and Vietnam were "currency manipulators" and added three new names to a watch list of countries it suspects of taking measures to devalue their currencies against the dollar.In what Reuters said "may be one of the final broadsides...
  • Viet Nam may become upper-middle-income country in 2023: Japanese centre

    12/15/2020 7:29:24 PM PST · by cba123 · 22 replies
    Vietnam News ^ | Update: December, 16/2020 - 07:47
    HA NOI — The Japan Centre for Economic Research (JCER) has predicted that Viet Nam will become an upper-middle-income country in 2023, and its GDP will surpass that of China’s Taiwan in 2035. The JCER recently released a medium-term forecast of Asian economies entitled “Asia in the coronavirus disaster: Which countries are emerging?”, which addresses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and looks at how Asian economies are faring compared with others around the world. In the standard scenario, JCER assumes that the pandemic is a transient event that will not affect economic structures over the medium term. Under this...
  • What of India's 'Act East' policy?

    11/29/2020 1:33:48 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Monday, November 30, 2020 | Sanjib Pohit
    By rejecting the RCEP membership, we have given China a free hand to integrate its economy with Asian nations. Maybe India should look West now The "Act East" policy, with a focus on an extended neighbourhood in the Asia-Pacific Region, has been the cornerstone of India's diplomacy in the current decade. While it was originally conceived as an economic initiative, in recent years, it has gained political, strategic and cultural dimensions, including the establishment of institutional mechanisms for dialogue and cooperation. India has upgraded its relations to a strategic partnership with Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Australia,...
  • India assures Vietnam of all help in military modernization

    11/29/2020 1:06:39 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 16 replies ^ | 11/27/2020 | Rajat Pandit
    NEW DELHI: With an eye firmly on China, India has assured Vietnam of all possible help in modernizing its armed forces, including weapon supplies, training of its fighter pilots and submariners, and enhancing its maritime capabilities. The two countries also decided to come out with a new five-year “joint vision statement” next year to build on the earlier one during talks between defense minister Rajnath Singh and his counterpart General Ngo Xuan Lich through video-conferencing on Friday. In the backdrop of defence cooperation being a vital component of the “comprehensive strategic partnership” between the two countries, which are wary of...
  • China slams Trump National Security Adviser for sowing ‘chaos’ during trip to Philippines

    11/24/2020 7:02:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Rappler ^ | 11/24/2020 | SOFIA TOMACRUZ
    China says the tirades of US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien ‘are full of Cold War mentality’ in a bid ‘to seek the selfish interests of the US’ China accused US National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien of fueling tensions in the region Monday, November 23, as the American official capped his recent trips to Vietnam and the Philippines. Chinese officials slammed O’Brien, in particular, for making “unreasonable remarks” on the South China Sea, Hong Kong, and Taiwan – hot button issues for Beijing as it competes with Washington for dominance in the Indo-Pacific region. It was in the Philippines, America’s...
  • Chả rươi – Vietnam’s Popular Worm Omelet

    11/24/2020 8:55:05 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    Oddity Central ^ | 11/23/2020
    Every year, in late fall, street food stalls in northern Vietnam, particularly in Hanoi, serve a very special dish that looks very ordinary at first glance, but that actually contains a very peculiar ingredient. Chả rươi looks like a well-done egg dish mixed with various herbs, but owes its meaty texture and seafood taste to the ingredient that gives the treat its name – sand worms. Beaten egg, tangerine peel, onions, dill and spices, before the two-inch-long sea worms are added. The result is an ordinary-looking omelet with a very meaty kick that fans can’t get enough of in the...
  • Opinion: Biden climate envoy John Kerry is a lifelong joke

    11/24/2020 3:34:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 23, 2020 | By Post Editorial Board
    What was Joe Biden thinking for his choice of climate-change ambassador extraordinaire? John Kerry is one of the biggest gasbags in American politics, singlehandedly responsible for massive amounts of terrible emissions. People have been laughing at him since Yale, when Doonesbury creator Garry Trudeau was zinging his pretentious, vacuous self-promotion. We look forward to the anti-carbon lectures from a guy who travels the globe on private jets and luxury yachts. Set aside his deer-in-the-headlights loss as Democrats’ presidential nominee in 2004. He was a joke as secretary of state under President Barack Obama - off on his yacht during Egypt’s...
  • Vietnam threatens to shut down Facebook over censorship requests - source

    11/19/2020 6:17:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 19, 2020 | By James Pearson
    HANOI - Vietnam has threatened to shut down Facebook in the country if it does not bow to government pressure to censor more local political content on its platform, a senior official at the U.S. social media giant told Reuters. Facebook complied with a government request in April to significantly increase its censorship of “anti-state” posts for local users, but Vietnam asked the company again in August to step up its restrictions of critical posts, the official said. “We made an agreement in April. Facebook has upheld our end of the agreement, and we expected the government of Vietnam to...
  • "Landslide Lyndon" Democrat Voter Fraud in a 1948 Senate race - & How U.S. entered Vietnam War

    11/06/2020 7:16:38 AM PST · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    American Minute ^ | November 6, 2020 | Bill Federer
    On September 2, 1948, Lyndon Baines Johnson ran in the Democrat primary for the U.S. Senate against Democrat Texas Governor Coke Stevenson. Governor Coke Stevenson was more popular and would have won, but there were notorious ballot irregularities to steal the election. Mysteriously, a box of uncounted ballots was “discovered” in the south Texas town of Alice in Jim Wells County, Precinct 13. Confusion reigned in Texas and by the end of the week, LBJ won by 87 votes. Both sides accused the other of voter fraud. The FBI, Postal Department and other agencies were investigated. Piecing together the details,...
  • Vietnam Gets Boost from Western Allies in its Defense against China

    11/01/2020 2:51:38 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 30 replies ^ | October 31, 2020 | By Ralph Jennings
    Vietnam’s leadership this year of a Southeast Asian negotiating bloc has opened a door to bolster its defense against longtime rival China through stronger relations with the West, experts say. The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, or Quad, a U.S.-led grouping that also includes Australia, India and Japan, invited Vietnam to join talks on COVID-19 and economic impacts in March, and its members have conferred with Vietnamese officials regularly since then. U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo finished his five-nation Asia visit with a stop in Vietnam Friday. He praised the host country’s “sovereignty” when he met Friday with Foreign Minister Pham...
  • Japan, Vietnam reach broad agreement on transfer of defence gear

    10/18/2020 10:11:05 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 22 replies ^ | 10/19/2020 | By Khanh Vu, Kiyoshi Takenaka
    Japan and Vietnam agreed on Monday to strengthen security and economic ties, including an agreement in principle for Japan to export military gear and technology to the Southeast Asian nation, amid concerns about China’s regional assertiveness. “It is a big step in the field of security for both countries that we reached an agreement in principle on the transfers of defence equipment and technology,” Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga told reporters after meeting his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, in Hanoi. “Vietnam, which is serving as ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian nations) chair this year, is key to realise a...
  • Joe Biden was against helping Vietnam refugees

    10/15/2020 3:48:09 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 10 replies
    Donald Rumsfeld | 7/4/2019 | multiple
    Long story with a noteworthy ending... > > Earlier this week, I finished reading Donald Rumsfeld’s wonderful biography of Gerald Ford, titled ”When the Center Held.” It was written in 2018. The book clearly articulates that President Ford was a thoroughly good man, a special American, and a greatly underrated President. HOWEVER, there was a story in the book that was startling. > > In 1975, President Ford was left to manage the difficult ending of the Vietnam War. As North Vietnam seized on the opportunity to test American resolve following President Nixon’s resignation, President Ford went to Congress to...
  • Biden’s glass house (Blocked Vietnamese Refugees)

    10/15/2020 4:50:57 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 8 replies
    The Guam Daily Post ^ | October 14 | Eddie Calvo (former Guam Gov'r)
    During the summer of 2012, I had the opportunity, together with other dignitaries, to visit and meet with Queen Elizabeth II as she hosted the Olympic Games in London, England. As I was presented to the Queen at Buckingham Palace, she commented to me on memories of her sole visit to Guam in 1975. As I was a middle schooler at the time, I really had no recollection of her visit to my island home. Queen Elizabeth had one, stark memory of that visit to Guam. She and Prince Philip were witnesses to the tragedy of thousands of South Vietnamese...
  • 'No obligation': Joe Biden opposed helping South Vietnamese refugees reach U.S. in 1970s

    10/13/2020 1:28:53 PM PDT · by yoe · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 4, 2019 | Victor Morton
    Democratic presidential front-runner (Joseph R. Biden), who has denounced President Trump’s efforts against Central American asylum-seekers, vigorously opposed resettling as refugees South Vietnamese who had helped the U.S. during the war. The Washington Examiner ('No obligation': Joe Biden opposed helping South Vietnamese refugees reach U.S. in 1970s) Thursday, citing (records) from the administration of President (Gerald R. Ford), that as a U.S. senator, Mr. Biden tried to deny refuge to hundreds of thousands fleeing the imminent North Vietnamese victory and likely Communist persecution. Mr. Biden’s arguments about refugees reverse what he and other Democrats now insist are the only moral...
  • Rumsfield's Book "When the Center Held" Blames Biden for blocking all of President Ford's Aid Requests and the fall of Siagon

    10/06/2020 6:50:03 AM PDT · by Jumper · 30 replies
    Veteran | 10-6-2020 | jumper
    Joe Biden was the senator who is responsible for the failure of President Ford's Congressional Request to "Hold the Center" and the fall of S. Viet Nam. I HAVE NOT READ THE BOOK NOR HAVE I READ THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORDS - BUT I BELIEVE THE FOLLOWING TO BE FACTUAL. Donald Rumsfeld's wonderful biography of Gerald Ford, titled "When the Center Held." It was written in 2018. The book clearly articulates that President Ford was a thoroughly good man, a special American, and a greatly underrated President. HOWEVER, there was a story in the book that was startling. In 1975, President...
  • Never Forget: RT Fer-De-Lance

    10/05/2020 6:13:33 PM PDT · by fugazi · 6 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Oct. 5, 2020 | Chris Carter
    On this date 50 years ago a small Military Assistance Command Vietnam - Studies and Observation Group (MACV-SOG) reconnaissance team found themselves outnumbered and surrounded by the North Vietnamese Army units in Laos, just ten miles or so west of the infamous A-Shau Valley. Staff Sgt. David A. "Baby-san" Davidson led the joint American-Vietnamese reconnaissance team, codenamed RT Fer-De-Lance. Davidson had earned a tremendous amount of respect during his three years with SOG, and before that, was among the first U.S. combat troops in South Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division in 1965. His assistant team leader was Sgt. Fred...
  • Police raid in Vietnam finds more than 300,000 used condoms being packed for resale

    09/24/2020 8:33:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    CBS ^ | September 24, 2020 | Caitlin O'Kane
    Market inspectors in the Binh Duong province raided a factory near Ho Chi Minh City, where they discovered used condoms being repackaged to be sold at the market. An inspector said the factory's 34-year-old owner, a woman, confessed they purchased the condoms from someone else, the state-owned Tuoi Tre newspaper reported, according to the AP. After buying the condoms from a man, they were washed and reshaped, then packed in plastic bags, according to the newspaper. VTV said it was unclear how many used condoms were already resold, according to Reuters.
  • Vietnamese Americans For Donald Trump.

    09/24/2020 1:35:06 PM PDT · by cutiedieuvan · 1 replies
    Facebook ^ | 19-24-2020 | Thuy Trang Nguyen
    And a recent video shows Vietnamese Americans on their way to the Southwest Florida to sets sail support for Trump.
  • Forrest Fenn, combat pilot, gallery owner and creator of famed treasure hunt, dies

    09/08/2020 4:17:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | Sep 8, 2020 | Robert Nott
    Forrest Fenn, the Santa Fe author, artifacts dealer and creator of a mysterious treasure hunt that caught the imagination of thrill-seekers worldwide, died Monday at his home, a police spokesman said. Santa Fe Police spokesman Greg Gurulé said Fenn, 90, died of natural causes. A pilot in the U.S. Air Force, Fenn flew hundreds of combat missions during the Vietnam War. After his service, he was a gallery owner for decades in Santa Fe. He authored 10 books, including The Thrill of the Chase, which spurred interest in both the treasure hunt and his life. Fenn announced the treasure hunt...