Factory workers striking in Ho Chi Minh last week. Image via YouTube.

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Pigs to the slaughter: An end to Vietnam’s bloody festival?

February 24 once again saw the beginning of Vietnam’s controversial and bloody ‘Pig Slaughter Festival’. Traditionalists have defended the history of the event, while animal rights activists and PR conscious...

Currency woes fuel rising Bitcoin use in Vietnam

On the heels of Vietnam’s first online Bitcoin trading floor going live last month, the virtual currency is being accepted by more and more merchants in the country. Distrust over...