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Setting the Records Straight on South Vietnam: An ARVNGeneral Remembers
New America Media, Interview, Andrew Lam, Feb 13, 2013
orn in the Mekong Delta in 1932 to a wealthy land-owning family, Thi Quang Lam spent 25 years in the army and rose to the rank of lieutenant general in the Republic of Vietnam by the time the Vietnam War ended. In Vietnam, he obtained a French baccalaureate in French philosophy and later, in the United States, an MBA. During his military service, he was awarded the Vietnamese National Order, The U.S. Legion of Merit and the Korean Order of Chung Mu. He currently lives in Fremont, Calif. He talked to his son, Andrew Lam, an editor with New America Media.
LA Targets Korean 'Birth Tourists'
Feb 06, 2013
For certain privileged Korean moms-to-be, their baby’s first gifts aren’t toys, rattles or clothes. It’s U.S. citizenship.All it takes is $50,000 and a three-month trip to the U.S., but authorities here are about to make things tougher for this unwelcomed...
North Korea a Key Test for Incoming S. Korean President
Jan 30, 2013
Ed. Note: The following is an excerpt from an editorial that ran on the South Korean Internet news site Polinews on the challenges facing South Korean President elect Park Geun-hye. Park, who assumes office next month, is facing a host...
Cancer Rates Rising for Korean Americans Due to Knowledge Gap
Jan 30, 2013
 Simply getting the word out to Korean Americans about cancer screenings may be the most influential way to save lives, Mason researchers say.Lack of knowledge beats lack of health insurance or fatalistic beliefs when it comes to Korean Americans not...
N. Korea Warns Seoul Against Sanctions
Jan 25, 2013
North Korea threatened Seoul with “physical countermeasures” if it takes direct part in new sanctions levied on the communist regime by the UN Security Council this week.And it reiterated that it is calling off any talks to wind down its...
N. Korea Allows Visitors to Bring Own Cellphones
Jan 21, 2013
North Korea, one of the world’s most reclusive countries, has started to allow foreign visitors to bring their own mobile phones into the country, a Chinese media outlet said yesterday.China’s state-news Xinhua News Agency said North Korean authorities lifted the...
Sneak Peek at New Korean Dramas
Jan 09, 2013
For Korea’s drama fans, the arrival of 2013 can mean only one thing: the new year’s new series cannot be far behind. This season promises to be an exciting one, with a big-budget 10 billion won ($8.7 million) blockbuster and...
What Census Box Are Hispanics Supposed to Check Now?
Jan 08, 2013
The U.S. Census Bureau is considering changes to its questionnaire to make it easier for Latinos to identify themselves. Those in favor of the possible changes say they will lead to a more accurate snapshot of America's Hispanics. Those against...
Samsung Electronics Sets Revenue Record
Jan 08, 2013
Samsung Electronics announced record revenues and operating profit last year.While many local businesses are struggling with the slowdown in the international economy, Samsung Electronics became the first Korean company to post more than 200 trillion won ($188 billion) in annual...
David Phan's Suicide Sparks Grief, Anger and Calls for Justice
Jan 06, 2013
 After their son took his own life on November 29th, David Phan’s family received two boxes. One box, sent by Bennion Junior High, was filled with generic pamphlets on how to deal with suicide-related grief. The other box, given by...
North Korea Striker Heads to S. Korean League
Jan 03, 2013
Jong Tae-se, a striker for the North Korean football team for the past six years, has agreed to play for the Suwon Bluewings in the South Korean domestic K-League, according to club officials yesterday. He will transfer from 1. FC...
Bill on North Korean children headed to Obama
Jan 02, 2013
WASHINGTON - A bill on protecting “stateless children” from North Korea was sent to U.S. President Barack Obama’s desk Tuesday for his signature after both chambers of Congress passed it.The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed the bill, entitled “An...
Pretty in Plastic -- K-Pop and Korea’s Plastic Surgery Boom
Dec 30, 2012
IT’S NO SECRET K-pop has spiked in popularity in recent years. According to Korea JoongAng Daily USA, by 2010, over 900 K-pop videos on YouTube by South Korea’s top three media companies had received over 500 million hits from Asia...
S. Korea’s First Female Leader - Redefining Gender Roles?
Dec 22, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO -- Three years ago South Korea introduced a new note into its currency, the first bill to feature the portrait of a woman: acclaimed 16th Century artist Shin Saim-dang. Some saw her appearance on the 50,000 won note...
The ABCs of Hmong
Dec 20, 2012
Photo: First graders in the Hmong immersion program at Susan B. Anthony Elementary work on their writing and vocabulary. Photo by Andria Lo SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- At Susan B. Anthony Elementary, Mr. Vue’s kindergarteners sit on a brightly colored...

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