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  1. Lifestyle - Books - FICTION

    Book review: Birds of Paradise Lost, by Andrew Lam

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by Charley Lanyon

    ... Charley Lanyon Birds of Paradise Lost by Andrew Lam Red Hen Press Birds of Paradise Lost, the first collection of short stories from Vietnamese-American writer Andrew Lam, is frustrating. ... deficiencies in the way each character speaks is distracting. Reading this collection from beginning to end also makes it clear how limited Lam's preferred themes are. Certainly the Vietnamese ...

  2. Clause for concern

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Violet Law

    ... a University of Hong Kong law professor, who specialises in refugee rights. 'Part of it has its roots [in] the influx of Vietnamese refugees, which is ironic, because Hong Kong is a society ...

  3. Hong Kong asylum promise gave Vietnamese a safe harbour from communist persecution

    Posted Mar 13th 2011, 12:00am by John Carney

    ... John Carney Close on one million Vietnamese fled across the border on foot or headed out to sea by the boatload to escape political persecution and poverty after the communist North ... drug habits or because their identities could not be proved. In June 2000, Hong Kong's last refugee camp, at Pillar Point, closed. The government gave the remaining Vietnamese refugees ...

  4. Boatpeople posed greatest challenge for top officer

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong After a career in the Immigration Department stretching back three decades, one incident stands out in the mind of Henry Siu Chung-kit- the day the first batch of Vietnamese ... checkpoints. In May 1975, the first 3,743 Vietnamese boatpeople arrived at a time when few people had anticipated the scale of the refugee problem. Mr Siu was among the young officers assigned to deal ...

  5. FYI: What happened to Hong Kong's Vietnamese refugee community?

    Posted Jun 15th 2008, 12:00am by Jon Gordon

    ... and the handover period, few issues ignited as much press coverage here as the massive flow of Vietnamese refugees, or 'boat people', to Hong Kong. Estimates vary but most sources agree that when migration peaked about 25 years ago, the city was playing home to 200,000 Vietnamese, with more than 300 arriving daily by 1989. They were lured by Hong Kong's relative proximity ...

  6. slice of life

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Virginia Maher

    ... with 3,000 Vietnamese refugees on board. The government quickly indicated it had no plans to allow the refugees- 2,500 ethnic Chinese and 500 Vietnamese- ashore. The captain of the 3,500-tonne ship, ... The Taiwanese ship was allowed to carry 39 passengers. Kuala Lumpur reported that nine Vietnamese refugees drowned near Kuala Trengganu when big waves sank their boat, which was attempting to land ...

  7. Magazines - 48hrs - FOOD & WINE

    $100 & Under: Commm is the latest in a new wave of Vietnamese restaurants

    Posted Oct 08th 2014, 10:38pm by Vanessa Yung

    ... Text: Vanessa Yung $100 A fresh wave of Vietnamese venues have opened up. Bep, the hip spot on Staunton Street, recently unveiled a branch on Wellington Street, and Maxim has launched Vietnamese-Thai bistro Minh & Kok in Causeway Bay. Another newbie of note is Commm Vietnamese Cuisine in Kowloon Bay. The interior has a vintage feel, with muted lighting and a shelf of pre-loved tin ...

  8. News - Asia - SHIPPING

    Vietnamese oil tanker Sunrise 689 disappears on voyage from Singapore

    Posted Oct 09th 2014, 05:17am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kuala Lumpur Vietnamese oil tanker disappears A Vietnamese tanker carrying diesel has lost contact with its operator and may have been hijacked by pirates after leaving Singapore almost a week ago, officials said yesterday. If confirmed, it would be the 12th such case of piracy since April in Southeast Asia, where tankers have been hijacked, cargo stolen ...

  9. Diaspora diaries

    Posted May 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Yip was taught piano, painting and calligraphy as a child, but that failed to charm some members of the family. When her maternal grandmother, a Chinese-Vietnamese who owned a Pepsi-Cola ...

  10. Diaspora diaries

    Posted Jan 16th 2011, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... And Elvis? 'In 1999, I got cast in a part that every Chinese actor in the country was hopeful to get: a Mancunian [person from Manchester] Vietnamese Elvis impersonator in Charlotte Jones' ...




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