People of the Sea and the Mountains




Group FIRST names:
Jenny
Chrissy
Tanya
Josh

The Legend of Lac Long Quan and Au Co


The demon bird attaching the beautiful crane.
The demon bird attaching the beautiful crane.

http://www.thethaovanhoa.vn/133N20080806091345560T0/de-an-150-ty-dong-cho-phim-hoat-hinh-lich-su.htm

Lac Long Quan and Au Co with their 100 children
Lac Long Quan and Au Co with their 100 children

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Lac Long Quan and Au Co separating to the sea and the mountains.
Lac Long Quan and Au Co separating to the sea and the mountains.

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Cartoons about Vietnam





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English teachers learn new methods:
Teachers took training to become more effective in teaching the English language in the classroom. The teacher does English songs and chants to control the class and to stop the students from being noisy. Learning English happens faster through these methods of dance and song. They use poems and songs to help students learn the language more comfortably and easily, and is very popular in other countries.
http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Social-Isssues/Owners-Of-The-Future/197690/English-teachers-learn-new-methods.html

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam pictured above

Vietnam jails democracy activists for subversion:
Le Cong Dinh, Tran Huynh Duy Thuc, Nguyen Tien Trung and Le Thang, activists, were convicted in Vietnam, including prominent human rights lawyer Le Cong Dinh, for trying to overthrow the Communist government. They all received up to 16 years on charges of subversion, which is considered one of the most serious offences under Vietnam's criminal code, says the BBC's Nga Pham.
Thuc received a 16-year sentence, Trung seven years, while Dinh and Long were sentenced to five years each. Three out of the four could have been sentenced to the death penalty.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/8470110.stm

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Picture of Le Cong Dinh
Transnational issues:
Southeast Asian States have enhanced border surveillance to check for avian flu. There are about 300,000 Vietnamese refugees residing in China. There are unresolved disputes over the sovereignty of offshore islands, and disputes over Paracel Islands with China, Malaysia, Philippines, and Taiwan. Vietnam continues to expand construction of facilities in the Spratly Islands. Government continues to have domestic opium, heroin, and methamphetamine addiction problems.