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January 11, 2017

The 21 percent increase in a range of administrative fees for citizenship applications is adding to the challenges Vietnamese immigrants face when seeking U.S. citizenship. Specifically for immigrants seeking citizenship through naturalization, starting December 24, 20...

January 6, 2017

On December 30, 2016 China announced it vows to ban all commerce in ivory by the end of 2017. China’s illegal poaching and wildlife trade ranks the highest in the world, according to Daan P. van Uhm', author of The Illegal Wildlife Trade (Springer 2016). Vietnam’s own...

January 4, 2017

For the second generation Vietnamese-Americans, the remnants of the Vietnam War can be seen through documented pictures, ones that were captured by Vietnamese translators and photographers who worked for Americans. Nguyen Ngoc Luong was one of the unsung heroes from th...

January 4, 2017

It’s not just a black people problem, a white people problem, or even a police problem. It’s an American problem. And that means it’s a Vietnamese American problem. It’s something that affects us all. 

Police violence against black communities occurs so frequently that...

December 29, 2016

Vietnam’s police force imposes tight media censorship and have a zero tolerance approach to criticisms directed at their government, cracking down on those who criticize the country’s Communist rulers. As a result, bloggers have been arrested in a recent wave of enforc...

December 6, 2016

OPINION: If we care about our good police officers, we must carve out the space to hold bad ones accountable

November 6, 2016

Until recently, Vietnamese Americans have long been considered one of the more conservative bases of the Asian American groups. There has been a shift in which Vietnamese Americans are leaning more towards the Democratic Party than the Republican Party.

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November 4, 2016

The month of October 2016 unleashed torrential flood waters in the central region of Vietnam.

Tens of thousands of homes are underwater, and rescue efforts were launched to rescue villagers stranded on rooftops. Relief efforts have been slow as they were complicat...

October 12, 2016

The UC Berkeley Asian Pacific American Student Development (APASD) Office serves the diverse and changing needs of the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities on campus. APASD is an important campus resource center on AAPI issues and events, and provide...

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