Tag: Vietnam

What Vietnam Veterans Think of the New Film About Their War

It’s been 53 years since the Battle of Long Tan, and Harry Smith, 86, remembers it all — the torrential rain that obscured his view of his soldiers and the men they were facing, the relentless echo of bullets and artillery that shredded the ground around them and the smell of cordite in the air. […]

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Trump’s Trade Quagmire (Wonkish)

Remember the Vietnam quagmire? (Actually, I hope many of my readers are young enough that they don’t, but you’ve presumably heard about it.) In political discourse, “quagmire” has come to have a quite specific meaning. It’s what happens when a government has committed itself to a policy that isn’t working, but can’t bring itself to […]

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Close the Curtain on ‘Miss Saigon’

LOS ANGELES — “Miss Saigon” is revived and on tour again, playing in a theater near me. This is exciting news for some fans of Broadway musicals, and for Asian and Asian-American actors with the chance for important roles. For others, to whom “Miss Saigon” perpetuates deeply held notions of Asian inferiority, this is bad […]

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Your Next iPhone Might Be Made in Vietnam. Thank the Trade War.

BAC NINH, Vietnam — No country on earth has benefited from President Trump’s trade fight with China more than Vietnam. The country’s factories have swelled with orders as American tariffs cause companies to reconsider making their products in China. Now, more big technology firms are looking to bulk up their manufacturing operations in Vietnam, lifting […]

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Supercell pulls its mobile games from Vietnam

The Finns have withdrawn from Vietnam. This is not a geopolitical event. Rather, Helsinki-based Supercell said that earlier this month it decided to pull its mobile games from iOS and Android in the Southeast Asian country. Supercell cited “local regulatory issues” as the reason for this action. Last week, Vietnamese media VNExpress reported that 142 […]

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Is Huawei a Security Threat? Vietnam Isn’t Taking Any Chances

HANOI, Vietnam — The battle for technological dominance between the United States and China is splitting the world in two, though not always along the lines you might expect. American allies such as Britain and Germany have signaled that they are unlikely to back Washington’s effort to stop countries from working with the Chinese technology […]

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Tariffs on China Don’t Cover the Costs of Trump’s Trade War

WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday portrayed America as being on the winning end of his trade war, saying tariffs are punishing China’s economy while generating billions of dollars for the United States, an economic victory that will allow him to continue his fight without domestic harm. “We’ve taken in tens of billions of dollars […]

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Apple reportedly mulls shifting 15-30% of manufacturing out of China

(Reuters) — Apple has asked its major suppliers to assess the cost implications of moving 15-30% of their production capacity from China to Southeast Asia as it prepares for a restructuring of its supply chain, according to a Nikkei Asian Review report on Wednesday. Apple’s request was a result of the extended Sino-U.S. trade dispute, but […]

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Richard Holbrooke and a Certain Idea of America

On July 6, 1939, a couple of months before the outbreak of World War II, a young Polish Jewish immigrant named Abraham Dan Golbraich went before a judge and changed his name to Dan A. Holbrooke. He was to be the father of Richard Holbrooke, a diplomat whose fierce talent ended a European war and […]

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Waiting On World Domination: Vietnam’s VinFast Launches First Model

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