Overseas Vietnamese

US provides fertile ground for ambition - at a price

A while back, when I was visiting my mother's ancestral village in Thai Binh province, North Vietnam, it occurred to me that, after a barrage of questions from distant relatives, not once did anyone ask that common question in America: 'So, what do you do?' Instead the qu

Saturday, 2 June, 2012, 12:00am

Leaders roll out welcome mat for frustrated emigres

Laws make it easy for returnees to invest at home

Vietnam's foreign minister yesterday offered an olive branch to the millions of his countrymen exiled overseas, acknowledging the deep problems in efforts to lure them home.

22 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Former refugee is happy to help

Le Huu Hanh was 14 when his family fled Vietnam.

It was April 1975, and the North Vietnamese were poised to capture Saigon. His parents had already lost their home and property to the communists.

In the chaos of the final stages of the war, the teenager witnessed a plane getting blown up in Saigon by the advancing North Vietnamese.

13 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Dispatcher of regional home truths

AS MANAGING EDITOR of the Far Eastern Economic Review, you would expect Michael Vatikiotis to have a firm grasp on the vagaries and vicissitudes of life in this part of the globe.

14 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

'Migratory birds' fly home to cheaper skies

To local Vietnamese, their foreign-based cousins resemble a great flock of migratory birds.

'They are more exotic and strong than us and each year they come back in greater numbers,' one friend said.

13 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

80 Vietnamese returned

A group of 80 Vietnamese were sent back to Hanoi on the second forced repatriation flight since the handover.

13 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

Deadline looms for Viet camps

A final push is due this week to clear boat people camps before Sunday amid confusion over Vietnam's continued co-operation next month.

Four voluntary return flights and at least three forced repatriations are planned to take home as many boat people as possible from a group of 1,100 Vietnamese migrants cleared for return.

26 May 1997 - 12:00am

Fast track return to homeland and wealth

FOR Vietnamese investment broker, Loc Win, the lifting of the US embargo against his homeland is a happy resolution, with investment in infrastructure and distribution pin-pointed as promising medium-term investments.

''With Vietnam, there really are no short-term investments other than property and hotels, along with tourism,'' he said.

6 Feb 1994 - 12:00am

US pulls the plug on a secret Hong Kong office

THE United States had a secret MIA office in Hong Kong until this weekend, the Sunday Morning Post has learned.

The office, responsible for interviewing witnesses in the Vietnamese camps, has been relocated to Bangkok.

8 Aug 1993 - 12:00am