Vietnam mobs burn factories in anti-China protest

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Mobs burned and looted scores of foreign-owned factories.

This is an interesting turn. The one thing that the Chinese government cares about is their image, the China brand. They are super sensitive to criticism and push back, but how can you push back against spontaneous riots in other countries? And this outbreak had a double blow. The rioters attacked Taiwanese factories by mistake. This will tip the Taiwanese against unification with China, which China craves. In the past, the Chinese have rioted against Japanese products, and the Chinese government has used it to their political advantage. Now the situation is reversed. Will the riots spread to more cities and Asian countries? Will China back down to save it’s commercial reputation and foreign investments and markets?

 

 

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Access to Nighttime Online Games Will Be Blocked in Vietnam

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Online games will be blocked between the hours of 10pm to 8am.

Gamers in Vietnam will soon have to rearrange their schedules if they’re used to playing videogames online at night. The country’s Ministry of Information and Communication is requesting that local internet service providers block online games access between the hours of 10pm and 8am.

 

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The Cheapest Beer In The World

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Cheap, cheap, cheap!

What is the cheapest beer in the world? Most would argue that some mass-produced American piss water such as Natural Light would be the ultimate beer of shame. However, as far as the cheapest beer per serving, it is actually an ale from Vietnam that reigns supreme…

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Man With ‘World’s Longest Hair’ Dies In Vietnam

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A man who may have had the longest hair in the world has died at his home in Vietnam, it has been reported.

Tran Van Hay is thought to have had hair up to 6.8 metres long, although it had never been officially measured for a record attempt. It stretched in a thick, matted cord around his body, resembling a massive furry boa constrictor.

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Smuggler Had 14 Songbirds Strapped To Legs

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At least these birds weren’t baked in a pie.

A man was charged on Tuesday with smuggling songbirds into the United States by hiding more than a dozen of them in an elaborate, custom-tailored pair of leggings during a flight from Vietnam to Los Angeles.

Sony Dong, 46, was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport in March after an inspector spotted bird feathers and droppings on his socks and tail feathers peeking out from under his pants, prosecutors said.

“He had fashioned these special cloth devices to hold the birds,” said U.S. attorney spokesman Thom Mrozek. “They were secured by cloth wrappings and attached to his calves with buttons.”
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Explorers Discover World’s Largest Cave In Vietnamese Jungle

Explorers Discover World’s Largest Cave In Vietnamese Jungle

Possibly the world’s largest cave passage, Hang Son Doong was discovered in the heart of the Vietnamese jungle by a British caving team.

A British caving team believe they have discovered the world’s largest cave passage in the heart of the Vietnamese jungle. (Pics)

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