Spit On, Yelled At, Attacked: Chinese-Americans Fear for Their Safety

As bigots blame them for the coronavirus and President Trump labels it the “Chinese virus,” many Chinese-Americans say they are terrified of what could come next.

Yuanyuan Zhu said a middle-aged man started shouting at her while she was walking to her gym and then spat at her as she waited to cross the street.
Yuanyuan Zhu said a middle-aged man started shouting at her while she was walking to her gym and then spat at her as she waited to cross the street.Credit…Cayce Clifford for The New York Times

By Sabrina Tavernise and Richard A. Oppel Jr. Published March 23, 2020 New York Times

WASHINGTON — Yuanyuan Zhu was walking to her gym in San Francisco on March 9, thinking the workout could be her last for a while, when she noticed that a man was shouting at her. He was yelling an expletive about China. Then a bus passed, she recalled, and he screamed after it, “Run them over.”

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Steel used in HCMC metro beam support falls short of contracted quality: source

By Gia Minh   January 23, 2021 | 02:00 pm GMT+7 VNExpress

The steel used in beam support pads in HCMC’s first metro line does not meet contracted standards and poses a safety threat, an urban railway source told VnExpress.

An engineer checks the beam supporting pad at an area on the elevated section of HCMCs first metro line, January 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Quynh
An engineer checks the beam supporting pad at an area on the elevated section of HCMC’s first metro line, January 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Quynh.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the source said the agreement between the city Management Authority for Urban Railways (MAUR) and the contractors, Civil Engineering Construction Corporation No. 6 (Cienco 6) and Japan’s Sumitomo Corporation, requires them to use a certain quality of elastomeric laminated bearings pads, which are reinforced steel plates sandwiched between layers of rubber.

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As House [of Representatives] Was Breached, a Fear ‘We’d Have to Fight’ to Get Out

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What unfolded on Wednesday was a tableau of violence and mayhem that shocked the nation, one of the most severe intrusions of the Capitol since the British burned down the building in 1814.

Representative Jason Crow, Democrat of Colorado, and other lawmakers found themselves captive in the House chamber as a mob broke into the Capitol on Wednesday.
Representative Jason Crow, Democrat of Colorado, and other lawmakers found themselves captive in the House chamber as a mob broke into the Capitol on Wednesday.Credit…Andrew Harnik/Associated Press
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By Zolan Kanno-YoungsSabrina Tavernise and Emily Cochrane

  • Published Jan. 6, 2021Updated Jan. 7, 2021, 12:01 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON — The mob of Trump supporters pressed through police barricades, broke windows and battered their way with metal poles through entrances to the Capitol. Then, stunningly, they breached the “People’s House” itself, forcing masked police officers to draw their guns to keep the insurgents off the chamber floor.

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Hoạt động nhằm lật đổ chính quyền nhân dân, Trần Đức Thạch bị phạt 12 năm tù – Vietnam writer jailed for 12 years over articles critical of government

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Hoạt động nhằm lật đổ chính quyền nhân dân, Trần Đức Thạch bị phạt 12 năm tù

Sáng 15-12, Tòa án nhân dân tỉnh Nghệ An xét xử sơ thẩm vụ án hình sự đối với bị cáo Trần Đức Thạch, bị truy tố về tội “Hoạt động nhằm lật đổ chính quyền nhân dân”.

Bị cáo Trần Đức Thạch (SN 1952; thường trú tại xã Diễn Tân, huyện Diễn Châu, tỉnh Nghệ An), là lao động tự do. Trần Đức Thạch từng bị Tòa án nhân dân tối cao xử phạt 3 năm tù về tội “Tuyên truyền chống Nhà nước cộng hòa xã hội chủ nghĩa Việt Nam”.

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Australia’s delivery deaths: the riders who never made it and the families left behind

TĐH: This can happen anywhere, even Vietnam. I imagine some people are hostile to delivery folks because they fear that delivery people may spread COVID-19.

Three food delivery riders recently died on the job, and their families are left with uncertain futures, and many questions

Lihong Wei is the window of Xiaojun Chen, a delivery gig worker who died on the job in Australia, October 2020.

Lihong Wei is the window of Xiaojun Chen, a delivery gig worker who died on the job in Sydney. Photograph: Naaman Zhou/The Guardian

Naaman Zhou

Naaman Zhou@naamanzhouFri 20 Nov 2020 19.00 GMT, The Guardian

Chow Khai Shien died three days before the Melbourne lockdown lifted, holding someone else’s food.

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Vietnam among top performers in Global Law and Order survey

By Dang Khoa   November 1, 2020 | 11:46 am GMT+7 vnexpressVietnam among top performers in Global Law and Order surveyVietnamese police during a drill in Hanoi in 2019. photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh.

Vietnam is 10th in this year’s Global Law and Order index that measures people’s perceptions of personal security.

For the report published earlier this week, American analytics firm Gallup asked nearly 175,000 people in 144 countries and territories via telephone and in person about their “confidence in their local police, their feelings of personal safety, and the incidence of theft and assault or mugging in the past year.”

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Bộ trưởng Công an cam kết đủ điều kiện bỏ sổ hộ khẩu từ 1/7/2021

21/10/2020    14:38 GMT+7 vnexpress

Quốc hội sáng nay (21/10) thảo luận về một số nội dung còn khác nhau của dự thảo Luật Cư trú (sửa đổi).Bộ trưởng Tô Lâm: Nên bỏ điều kiện nhập hộ khẩu vào Hà Nội, TP.HCMHà Nội nhất trí bỏ điều kiện riêng nhập hộ khẩuÔng Vương Đình Huệ lo áp lực tăng dân số lớn nếu bỏ điều kiện nhập hộ khẩu

Báo cáo giải trình, tiếp thu, chỉnh lý dự thảo, Chủ nhiệm UB Pháp luật của Quốc hội Hoàng Thanh Tùng cho biết ý kiến của đa số ĐBQH tán thành với việc cần chuyển đổi sang phương thức quản lý cư trú mới và quy định luật sẽ có hiệu lực thi hành từ ngày 1/7/2021 như đề xuất và cam kết của Chính phủ. 

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20 jailed over bomb blast at HCMC police station

By Quoc Thang   September 22, 2020 | 03:22 pm GMT+7 vnexpress

A court in HCMC sentenced 20 people to up to 24 years in jail on Tuesday for their involvement in the bombing of a police station in 2018.

The HCMC People’s Court deemed the bombing a dangerous act that violated national security.

Nguyen Khanh, residing in Dong Nai Province that borders HCMC, that mastermind in the bombing, will serve a 24-year prison sentence for terrorism and illegal manufacturing, possession and purchase of explosives.

The court also imposed a VND10 million ($429) fine per each of 20 defendants, who will have to enter local confinement for three to five years after their release.

Nguyen Khanh after a trial against his directing a police station bombing in HCMC, September 22, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.
Nguyen Khanh after a trial against his directing a police station bombing in HCMC, September 22, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.

According to the panel, Khanh was upset over a local land dispute and enticed by 68-year-old Ngo Van Hoang Hung in Canada to join Trieu Dai Viet (Vietnam Dynasty), which opposes the Vietnamese government. Khanh was promised the position of the organization’s chief of Dong Nai Province upon the successful purchase of explosives and recruitment of additional organization members.

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In Vietnam, restaurateur arrested after humiliating customer who gave bad review

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 16:24 GMT+7 tuoitre

In Vietnam, restaurateur arrested after humiliating customer who gave bad review
This collage of screenshots from a video shows a woman kneeling down in front of the owner of Hien Thien barbecue restaurant in Bac Ninh City, Bac Ninh Province, Vietnam, August 18, 2020 while the man scolds her for her bad review of his service on Facebook.
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Vietnamese sailors stranded in Malaysian waters since MCO

A ship carrying 12 sailors has been stranded in Malaysian waters since mid-March. (Bernama pic)

PETALING JAYA: A crew of Vietnamese sailors has been left stranded in Malaysian waters since the movement control order (MCO) came into effect in mid-March, with food and supplies running low.

The National Union of Seafarers of Peninsular Malaysia (NUSPM) said the 12 sailors had resorted to painting distress messages on their ship’s hull in order to ask for help, according to maritime news portal The Maritime Executive. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnamese sailors stranded in Malaysian waters since MCO”

Pandemic Only 1 of America’s Security Concerns

Rumors have spread that China may be conducting nuclear tests in violation of zero-yield global agreements. Pictured: A security guard wears a face mask in Skidrow during the coronavirus pandemic on April 20 in Los Angeles, California. COVID-19 has spread to most countries around the world, claiming over 169,000 lives and infecting over 2.4 million people. (Photo: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images/Getty Images)

 

The world was a dangerous place before—and will be after—the coronavirus pandemic.

While Americans debate the proper ongoing response to the virus and argue over the infection’s origins, nature, and trajectory, they may have tuned out other, often just as scary, news.

Many Americans are irate at China for its dishonest and lethal suppression of knowledge about the viral outbreak. But they may forget that China has other huge problems, too. Tiếp tục đọc “Pandemic Only 1 of America’s Security Concerns”

Facebook agreed to censor posts after Vietnam slowed traffic, say sources

 

Wednesday, 22 Apr 2020 12:45 AM MYT By James Pearson, The Star

FILE PHOTO An internet user browses through the Vietnamese governments new Facebook page in Hanoi Vietnam December 30 2015. REUTERSKhamFile Photo

An Internet user browses through the Vietnamese government’s Facebook page in Hanoi, Vietnam. In an emailed statement, Facebook confirmed it had reluctantly complied with the government’s request to ‘restrict access to content which it has deemed to be illegal’. — Reuters

HANOI: Facebook’s local servers in Vietnam were taken offline early this year, slowing local traffic to a crawl until it agreed to significantly increase the censorship of “anti-state” posts for local users, two sources at the company told Reuters on April 21.

The restrictions, which the sources said were carried out by state-owned telecommunications companies, knocked the servers offline for around seven weeks, meaning the website became unusable at times. Tiếp tục đọc “Facebook agreed to censor posts after Vietnam slowed traffic, say sources”

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Ngày 03 tháng 02 năm 2020, Chính phủ đã ban hành Nghị định số 15/2020/NĐ-CP quy định xử phạt vi phạm hành chính trong lĩnh vực bưu chính, viễn thông, tần số vô tuyến điện, công nghệ thông tin và giao dịch điện tử.

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Family of retired Sydney baker jailed in Vietnam say Australia needs to do more

As Chau Van Kham, a member of a banned pro-democracy group, prepares for his final appeal, his son fears he will die jail

Sydney man Chau Van Kham, left, is escorted into a court room in Vietnam
 Sydney man Chau Van Kham, left, is taken into court in Vietnam where he was sentenced to 12 years in jail for involvement with pro-democracy group Viet Tan. Photograph: Nguyen Thanh Chung/AP

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Restaurants lack customers after drink driving law tightened