The man behind the inflammatory blog Hanoi Watchdog dies of a heart attack.
Many expats settle in Vietnam due to the relatively cheap cost of living. Lifestyle versus earning potential makes for places like Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City an attractive place for foreigners to live.
In Vietnam, foreigners are nguoi nuoc ngoai (people from an outside country), Caucasians are labeled as Tay (westerner), Sub-Saharan Africans are often called My Den (black Americans) and anyone from the Indian subcontinent is purely described as being An Do (Indian), no matter which country they come from. Get the politically correct, tree hugging, animal rights brigade in on the act (another generalisation and stereotype), and they would have a field day. For all the ‘social responsibility’ required of the media in this country, when it comes to political correctness, the everyday language used to classify people living away from their country of origin in Vietnam is far off the mark.