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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. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Troubled waters

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Ann Hui, Clarence Tsui

    ... content and took offence because it was made on the mainland. What makes Boat People notable is its achievements beyond such political repercussions. Made when the influx of Vietnamese illegal ... of the characters, To Minh (played by Andy Lau Tak-wah in his first film), symbolised Hui's view of the new Vietnamese order. An inmate in one of the camp-like New Economic Districts the Vietnamese ...

  7. Refugees deserve the same rights as citizens

    Posted Jun 20th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... it is owed by the UNHCR for caring for Vietnamese boat people in the 1980s makes relations tense. Without legal rights and denied the assistance due to refugees- shelter, food and clothing- ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Asia - DRUGS

    Canadian cannabis a popular export in Vietnam

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:26pm by Associated Press in Hanoi

    ... regionally, and bringing drugs across continents is expensive and risky. Some experts say the trade can be explained by the dominant role Vietnamese diaspora gangs play in cultivating the drug ... other smokers interviewed for this story, he declined to give his name because cannabis is illegal in Vietnam. Vietnamese diaspora criminal gangs got into the marijuana cultivation business ...

  10. US provides fertile ground for ambition- at a price

    Posted Jun 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... get there?' Andrew Lam is an editor of New America Media and the author of East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres and Perfume Dreams: Reflections on the Vietnamese Diaspora. His book ... 70 per cent of the population still lives in rural areas. Work for them is arduous and repetitive, really nothing to talk about. In fact, the Vietnamese colloquial word for work is keo cay, ...




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