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「610表情」:震驚越南全國的示威浪潮,不應以「反華」簡化概括|深度|端傳媒 Initium Media
以上三點讓越南全國震驚,讓各界感受到大量民眾對三個特區的擔憂、對《網絡安全法》限制言論自由的反對,而這背後,其實是源於越南人歷來對中國侵犯的危機意識(越南人也稱為「北國危機意識」)。

越南民眾意識到雲屯、北雲風、富國三個地方剛好是北中南沿海的三大港口、軍事要地(其中雲風港在冷戰時期曾借租給蘇聯鎮守),且《特區法》裏面還特別允許生產軍事、軍用相關器材、武器、特種設備的工業,以及經營不動產、爆炸物料、使用有害化學的重金屬冶煉工業等(附錄)。將此三個軍事要地租予他國,對越南人來說,就是將三地變為三隻巨大的特洛伊木馬,讓他國隨時可以控制越南全國情勢。若越南需要特別區以發展經濟,為何不是胡志明和河內的高科技園區,而偏偏要指定此三個軍事要地?

《網絡安全法》的內容基本上是抄襲中國的《網絡安全法》,而非參考西方各國,目的就是保護共產政府當局,而非保護民眾的資料保密權、網絡交易安全或監控恐怖行為。這使得越南民眾害怕越南會成為像中國一樣的網絡孤島。

總括而言,這波網絡抗議和「610表情」讓越南民眾回憶起對政府的眾多不滿,從東海(南海)主權、漁民的捕魚權、台塑排汙問題、受中國施壓而中斷探油等,到土地遭廉價強制徵收、官員貪污、宗教聖院受破壞和宗教人士被監禁、食安問題、教育問題等等,全部一湧而上。
vietnam  2018  manifestation  china 
june 2018 by aries1988
I’m Tom Chan and This Is How I Mesh | Another Fine Mesh
Tecplot and Pointwise bookend the simulation process – Pointwise on the pre-processing side and Tecplot on the post-processing end. We have worked with the folks at Pointwise for many years and have many joint customers.

What do you see are the biggest challenges facing CFD in the next 5 years?

LES

What is some of the best CFD advice you’ve ever received?

Avoid the “black box” syndrome – don’t blindly depend on automated “black box” techniques.

Our customers are some of the smartest, most experienced engineers in the world. They work hard year after year, developing a deep knowledge of their craft. The experience and intuition they acquire can never be replaced by a “black box.”

But, much can be done to help engineers with the more tedious and tiresome tasks, which would give them more time for analysis and digging deeper into their research and designs.
tecplot  interview  cfd  fun  vietnam  chinese  usa 
june 2018 by aries1988
Anthony Bourdain’s Moveable Feast

He fell for Hanoi long before he actually travelled there, when he read Graham Greene’s 1955 novel, The Quiet American, and the city has retained a thick atmosphere of colonial decay—dingy villas, lugubrious banyan trees, monsoon clouds, and afternoon cocktails—that Bourdain savors without apology.

Bourdain believes that the age of the fifteen-course tasting menu is over. He is an evangelist for street food, and Hanoi excels at open-air cooking.

The restaurant’s specialty is bún chả: springy white noodles, smoky sausage, and charred pork belly served in a sweet and pungent broth.

I won’t eat in a restaurant with filthy bathrooms, Bourdain warned. They let you see the bathrooms. If the restaurant can’t be bothered to replace the puck in the urinal or keep the toilets and floors clean, then just imagine what their refrigeration and work spaces look like.

If Bourdain’s show offers a vicarious taste of an intrepid culinary expedition, the market will provide an ersatz consumer experience of his show.

With his chopsticks, he gestured toward a bowl of kimchi between us. Americans want kimchi. They want it on their hamburgers. It’s like when Americans started eating sushi—a huge tectonic shift. The new frontier for American tastes is fermentation, Bourdain continued. That funk. That corruption of the flesh. That’s exactly the flavor zone that we’re all moving toward.

I don’t know anybody who is more a man of the twenty-first century, Richman told me. The way he acts. The way he speaks. His insanity. His vulgarity.

the only way to see Hanoi was on the back of a scooter: To be anonymous, another helmeted figure in the middle of a million little dramas and comedies happening on a million bikes moving through this amazing city—every second is pure joy.
gourmet  vietnam  story  tv  21C  chef  street  food 
december 2017 by aries1988
The First Time I Met Americans - The New York Times
Children 16 and younger were evacuated to the countryside, separated from their parents. It was not so different from the experiences of British children in London in 1940, but the children of Hanoi endured all of this much longer — from 1964 to 1973 — and our life during wartime was tougher.

I didn’t think we would win a victory like my father’s generation had at Dien Bien Phu, and I also understood that the Americans were many times stronger than the French. But I strongly believed, as did most of my comrades, what President Ho had told us many times — that eventually the United States would give up and go home.

I don’t know the overall survival statistics, but out of the 25 boys from my high school who went to war, 11 were killed. Of the three young men from my apartment building in Hanoi who enlisted with me, I was the only one to return.
story  soldier  vietnam  war  1970s  american  literature  usa 
november 2017 by aries1988
Ken Burns’ documentary on an unwinnable war
Co-directed by Lynn Novick, ten-part series ‘The Vietnam War’ sheds new light on old wounds
coldwar  vietnam  war  documentary  usa 
september 2017 by aries1988
The Great Hanoi Rat Massacre of 1902 Did Not Go as Planned
A vintage photograph of Rue Paul Bert (now Trang Tien Street), Hanoi. Public Domain In 1897, Paul Doumer arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam. A 40-something French…
animal  death  killing  city  vietnam  story  français  health  economy 
june 2017 by aries1988
Sing to me in Vietnamese: A daughter learns the language of her refugee parents through song
A Vietnamese-American woman stays in touch with her cultural roots through language and song. But which languages will she pass on to her own children?
podcast  vietnam  heritage  language  children  parents  gaijin  usa 
september 2016 by aries1988
Un père venu d'Asie
Survivant d'un monde perdu (le Vietnam d'avant avril 1975), le père de Doan Bui , taiseux et tendre, restait une énigme pour cette journaliste grand reporter à l'Obs, qui décide un jour de mettre à profit les techniques d'enquêtes qu'elle maîtrise, afin de chercher à comprendre qui il était.
story  immigrant  france  vietnam 
may 2016 by aries1988
In Search of Their Fathers: Seeking Redemption in Vietnam
Six Americans who lost their fathers in the war met in Ho Chi Minh City with Vietnamese who also lost their parents and found a shared sadness, but no anger.
story  war  death  vietnam  revisit  memory  parents  children 
december 2015 by aries1988
The mystery of China’s missing brides - FT.com
“According to Chen Wuqing, a specialist in gender studies at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, men like Li are “just the tip of the wave”. Currently, he says, the ratio of marriage-age men to women nationwide shows no real extremes; 105 men per 100 women is actually remarkably close to the world average. Even the ratio of men to women in the 20-24 age bracket was 109 nationwide in 2013, which is not excessive. But the statistics for younger children are truly disturbing: between 117-118 males per 100 females for all age categories under 14.”

““Living here, I see that the husbands do almost everything,” she said. “They have to work and the women at home just play mahjong. In Vietnam women aren’t supposed to spend all day playing cards.”
story  vietnam  chinese  money  family  youth  rural  marriage 
december 2015 by aries1988
Post-Katrina, Vietnamese Success
First-generation Vietnamese in New Orleans also score better on measures of general health than do their counterparts in Vietnam. Because of the forces of selection underlying migration, the Vietnamese in America are not representative of the Vietnamese overall — challenging the idea of some shared cultural superiority.

A sense of collective perseverance, forged in the experiences of fleeing North Vietnam in 1954 and South Vietnam in 1975; an insular outlook of self-sufficiency, rooted in experience with an untrustworthy government; and a comfort with hierarchy, drawn from Confucian ideals (as well as from the Roman Catholic Church, to which many Vietnamese in New Orleans belong) — all these things contributed to the community’s ability to rebuild with grit, self-reliance and efficiency.
disaster  vietnam  comparison  story  usa 
august 2015 by aries1988
The Vietnam Solution
How a former enemy became a crucial U.S. ally in balancing China’s rise

Chinese administrative norms were “internalized to the point that their alien origins became irrelevant.” The fierce desire of all Vietnamese to be separate from China was reinforced by their contact with the Chams and Khmers to the south, who were influenced by non-Chinese civilizations, particularly India’s. Given their intense similarity with the Chinese, the Vietnamese are burdened by the narcissism of small differences, and this makes events from the past more vivid to them.

Vietnam’s victories over China and over the Chams and Khmers in the south helped to forge a distinct national identity—a process spurred by China’s inability, up through modern times, to let Vietnam alone. In 1946, China colluded with France to have the Chinese occupation forces in northern Vietnam succeeded by French forces. The Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping “never lost his visceral hatred of the Vietnamese,” Templer writes. In addition to deciding in 1979 to send 100,000 Chinese into Vietnam, Deng devised a policy of “bleeding Hanoi white,” by entangling Vietnam in a guerrilla war in Cambodia.

The South China Sea links the Indian Ocean with the western Pacific, connecting global sea routes through the Malacca, Sunda, Lombok, and Makassar Straits. These choke points see the passage of more than half of the world’s annual merchant-fleet tonnage and a third of all maritime traffic worldwide. The oil transported through the Malacca Strait from the Indian Ocean, en route to East Asia by way of the South China Sea, is triple the amount that passes through the Suez Canal and 15 times the amount that passes through the Panama Canal. Some two-thirds of South Korea’s energy supplies, nearly 60 percent of Japan’s and Taiwan’s energy supplies, and about 80 percent of China’s crude-oil imports come through the South China Sea.

Vietnam and China have largely settled the problems created by the Gulf of Tonkin—in which China’s Hainan Island largely blocks the northern Vietnamese coastline from the open sea—by dividing the energy-rich gulf in half. “But we cannot accept the cow’s tongue,” he said, meaning China’s historic nine-dashed line in the South China Sea. “China says the area is in dispute. We say no. The cow’s tongue violates the claims of five countries.”

A Western defense expert in Hanoi tells me that the sale makes no logical sense: “There is going to be real sticker shock for the Vietnamese when they find out just how much it costs merely to maintain these subs.” More important, the expert says, the Vietnamese will have to train crews to use them—a generational undertaking. “To counter Chinese subs,” the expert says, “they would have been better off concentrating on anti-submarine warfare and littoral defense.” Clearly, the Vietnamese bought these submarines as prestige items, to say We’re serious.
diplomacy  usa  china  vietnam  banyan  nation  origin  history 
may 2014 by aries1988
双面越南(2)
鱼露、葱油、炸干葱和花生碎粒是越南饮食的四大金刚。鱼露的鲜香、葱油的浓香、炸干葱的焦香和花生碎粒的清香着实为菜增色不少。而香料的使用更是越南菜的重中之重,与印度香料最大的区别在于,越南的香料都是用新鲜的植物来做的。香茅,是越南菜里最常用到的一种调味的佐料,带有一股浓郁的花香;柠檬草、罗勒、薄荷、芹菜、洋葱、青葱、欧芹,本土味加异域风。
在吃越南菜的过程中,鱼露的使用是关键的地方。鱼露用纯天然的方式经过长时间来腌制,集中鱼的精华,有很高的营养价值。虽其貌不扬,不过在醮上食物后送入口时,却有种说不出的鲜美,所有浓腻化不开的菜,若放少许鱼露便有清新的风味。据说鱼露还是越南妇女身材窈窕的秘方,妇女长期服用可葆青春体态。
cuisine  vietnam  banyan 
february 2014 by aries1988

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