Pop culture traditionally has painted Asians as awkward, unathletic and never the leading man, like Long Duk Dong from a 1980s film. In just a week, Lin has shattered the stereotype.
An elephant penis can now fetch as high as $1,000 and a pair of tusks as high as $63,000. Though illegal, poaching has now reached what environmentalists are calling a “crisis point.”
The once ferocious tiger has been reduced to a mere commodity, to be farmed and poached, collected for its parts, and made into balms, pills, soaked in wine.
The Cambodian government bans foreign men from marrying Cambodian women unless they are 50 years or younger and have a monthly income of at least $2550. Should Vietnam do the same?
The U.S. pivots towards Asia with a greater presence in maritime affairs.
This past year, Nhu Tien Lu helped human trafficking survivors restore normalcy to their lives at a re-integration center in northern Vietnam. These are her reflections and a re-telling of the stories she encountered.
The following is a commentary by Ngoc Nguyen. It originally appeared in New America Media on Oct. 19.
Andrew Lam reflects on whether America is still the Promise Land it once was in a post-9/11 era.
Trinh Mai, whose work will be featured at the forthcoming VAALA exhibition in southern California, shares her artist’s statement with VTP.
New America Media Editor’s Note: The race to secure natural resources in the South China Sea has only just begun, argues NAM contributor Thi Lam, and long-simmering territorial disputes over the oil-rich Spratly islands between Southeast Asian nations and a newly assertive China are intensifying. Deterrence, he says, may hold the key to resolving the crisis.