Category Archive: USA

Death Sentence for Corrupt Vietnamese Bankers.

Vietnam’s punishment for corrupt bankers: Death. On June 29, 2009, upon conviction of running a Ponzi scheme that bamboozled investors of at least $18 billion, Bernie Madoff was sentenced to 150 years in… Continue reading

Cambodia Riel, Chinese Yuan Clearing.

Cambodia’s central bank allows China’s ICBC to start yuan clearing services. China’s largest bank, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), said that the National Bank of Cambodia (NBC) has approved the ICBC… Continue reading

Asian conflict partly due to US military bases.

My view is this: we wouldn’t have a conflict in Asia if not for the intervention by the U.S. The U.S. has a security pact with Japan and has military bases and naval… Continue reading

Obama approves Vietnam nuclear deal.

US-Vietnam nuclear deal clears first hurdle. President Barack Obama has approved an agreement for civilian nuclear cooperation between the U.S. and Vietnam in a sign of deepening ties between the former foes. The… Continue reading

Behind a Pattern of Global Unrest.

Middle Class in Revolt in Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Turkey, Ukraine, Venezuela. For months now, protesters have gathered in the capitals of many developing nations – Turkey, Ukraine, Thailand, Venezuela, Malaysia, and Cambodia, among… Continue reading

The Life of a Cambodian Garment Worker.

Made in Cambodia: A Multi-Fiber Thread of Tears.     By Michelle Tolson As 2013 drew to a close, Cambodian garment factory workers began striking in Phnom Penh for a livable wage. Recently, the Ministry… Continue reading

Can Vietnam Create the Next Silicon Valley?

The Communist Party’s multimillion-dollar plan to develop the world’s next tech hub. ELISABETH ROSEN   -  FEB 11 2014   –   The Atlantic.  Let me explain how a startup works. You start with… Continue reading

China and Myanmar’s reforms.

Like most other countries, China seems to have been surprised by the speed and direction of change in Myanmar after 2011. China has had negligible influence over Myanmar’s post-2011 reform program, which is… Continue reading

Hun Sen Promotes 29 to Four-Star General.

Cambodia has about 1,500 more generals than the entire U.S. Armed Forces. Prime Minister Hun Sen promoted 29 lieutenant generals to the rank of four-star generals. These promotions will more than double the ranks… Continue reading

February 4, 1973 – Ceasefire in Vietnam.

1973: Fighting in Vietnam came to a virtual halt after formal ceasefire went into effect.