We’re a little late on sharing this, but here’s an update on the article Le Quyen wrote about the new Vietnamese-American consul general in Vietnam. An T. Le, the formidable, “broad-shouldered 6-foot-2 inch diplomat” (as described by the San Jose Mercury News), officially started his three-year term as consul general in August. Le returns to Vietnam at a time when … [Read more...] about Vietnamese-American An T. Le Returns to Vietnam as Consul General
Viet Nam Medical Assistance Program (VNMAP) is a medical outreach program that tackles the problem of health disparity in Vietnam while providing medical students an opportunity to gain first-hand experience treating health issues in a developing country. VNMAP is currently recruiting for its Summer 2011 Medical Mission. Medical students will have the opportunity to work … [Read more...] about VNMAP Medical Mission 2011: Recruitment and Reflections
If you are following the news recently, you will realized that many people and industries are frustrated about the under-valued Chinese currency. These folks are blaming that such action by China is increasing the US current trade-deficit with China and it is weakening the American economy. Some others are citing China as the main reason why American is too slow in recovering … [Read more...] about China Hurts Its Own Citizens with Under-Valued Currency
Article written jointly by Phuong Vu and Brian Luong. Phuong Vu is a staff pharmacist at Walgreens Pharmacy in Sacramento, California. He plans on becoming involved in a medical mission to Vietnam in the near future. “Mind if I smoke?” asks Khôi to his girlfriend, who sits on the other side of the table in a Saigon cafe. Smoking condition in Vietnam is a serious public … [Read more...] about Smoking & Khôi: A Parallel Story
If you have lived in Vietnam recently, you must have noticed the feverish growing of the asset prices in Vietnam. The housing price has been rising ever since I was in Vietnam in 2001. I have no data for Vietnam, but here is the US house prices as an eye candy: Since the 2008 recession in the US is believed to be the result of a sub-prime mortgage crisis, many people are … [Read more...] about Housing Prices in Vietnam: A “Bubble”?