During the US-Vietnam war, North Vietnam's government only allowed music that encouraged people to fight for the nation. And bluesy love songs were associated with South Vietnam and Americans. That's how a young musician ended up spending a decade in prison.
An old territorial dispute in the South China Sea has erupted into a new round of hostility between China and Vietnam. Both nations are accusing each other of maritime aggression, and neither seems willing to back down.
The Internet in Vietnam is awash in vitriol aimed at the Chinese government. People are fuming over China's decision to set up an oil rig in the contested South China Sea, close to the Paracel Islands, which are controlled by China but claimed by Vietnam.