Vietnam

Economics

The great catfish war rages on

We’ve been hearing a lot about tariffs and trade wars. To look at how trade disputes can escalate, look at a 17-year-old skirmish between the US and Vietnam, and their fight over catfish.

Conflict

How the Vietnam War's Napalm Girl found hope after tragedy

For many years, Phan Thi Kim Phùc was known as the Napalm Girl. She was in an iconic photograph that pictured her running naked down a road, screaming after a napalm attack on her village. That photo won a Pulitzer Prize and changed the way the world looked at the Vietnam War. For many years, Kim Phuc was angry and in pain. But, she found a way to forgive and find peace.

Conflict

Remembering the ghosts of the 'Tet Offensive'

It's 50 years since the beginning of the Tet Offensive, one of the most pivotal battles of the Vietnam War. Militarily, the communist offensive was smashed. But many Americans decided the war could not be won. We hear from one Vietnamese civilian who's family was torn apart by the battle.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Anasma Vuong

Today's Global Hit features a belly dancer. Her name is Anasma Vuong. She's originally from Paris. Her father is Vietnamese and her mother from Tunisia. These days Anasma Vuong lives in New York. And she specializes in a fusion of belly dance and hip hop.

Global Politics

Ca Tru

An ancient form of Vietnamese music is making a comeback. Ca Tru was once the music of royalty. Later it became the music of prostitutes and courtesans. When the Communist Party came to power it banned Ca Tru.The World's Mary Kay Magistad checked it out.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz and Geo Answer

For today's Geo Quiz, we are looking for Vietnam's second largest city. This city's known for its mix of European and Asian style and architecture. That mix is also reflected in its cuisine. The answer is ? Hanoi.We speak with Chef Bobby Chin.

Global Politics

The plight of Laos' Hmong people

The BBC's Alastair Leithead reports on Thailand's efforts to repatriate Hmong refugees to Laos. The refugees fear they will be persecuted because of their history of helping the US during the Vietnam War.

Global Politics

Quan Ho

Vietnam these days is young and hip to the latest trends. Some 60 percent of Vietnamese are under 30, and more likely to listen to pop tunes than traditional Vietnamese music. The government hopes to change that. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports.

Global Politics

Sergeant gets posthumous Medal of Honor

President Obama today posthumously awarded US Air Force Sergeant Richard Etchberger the Congressional Medal of Honor for saving the lives of his colleagues in Laos in 1968. Anchor Lisa Mullins finds out more from Timothy Castle.