CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 1994
I read with interest "Nixon Remembered as Vietnam's Savior in O.C.'s Little Saigon" (April 24). I would take exception to Yen Do's remark that "Now there are no more American politicians who were involved deeply in Vietnam left." Mr. Do has overlooked Nixon's secretary of state, Henry Kissinger. It was Kissinger who was instrumental in opening U.S. policies toward China and who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for ending U.S. involvement in Vietnam in 1973. Also awarded the Nobel was North Vietnamese negotiator, Le Duc Tho, who refused the prize and $100,000 on the ground that peace in Vietnam had not in fact been achieved.
September 20, 1994 |
Strolling through the Asian Garden Mall, the indoor Vietnamese shopping center in the heart of Little Saigon, novelist Nina Vida discusses the fine art of bartering Vietnamese style. "It's quite a ceremony," she says, recalling the time she went shopping for jewelry with a Vietnamese female friend. "I was completely out of the thing because it was all in Vietnamese at this point.