Fighting China Inside and Out

Cảnh thăng hoa - The finale scene. Photo: Anvi Hoàng.
The finale scene in the opera The Tale of Lady Thị Kính. Photo: Anvi Hoàng.

—– Đọc bài tiếng Việt —– 

Vietnam is a small country next to China. That is one reason it is still bullied by China in the games that it plays with its two other counterparts, America and Russia. Frustrating. Mad. Raged. I would not indulge in these emotions. Whether the war between China and Vietnam escalates or not, whether world war III would be in sight or not, and no matter who loses and wins, my commitment is to a stronger and more prosperous Vietnam, a situation that is made possible by Vietnamese in the homeland essentially, unfortunately for me. As someone who already left the country, I am limited to not endorsing nonconstructive criticism of Vietnam, at the same time consciously serve as a Vietnam advocate who provides factual information about Vietnam and its culture for non-Vietnamese. This way, I have chosen one road to walk on. For myself and for the vindication of my soul: I chose the cultural battle.

To move strategically in this battle, I am constantly reminding myself everyday to do the following:

1: Be proud of Vietnam.

2: Be proud of the Vietnamese.

3: Boycott Chinese products.

4: Boycott Chinese culture.

5: Fight the cultural war.

In this section, I discuss the significance of culture in the standing of a country in the world and call out to all Vietnamese fellows to be open to ideas about promoting Vietnamese culture in all their daily activities. The English version will be posted shortly when I have some time to write it. Thank you for your patience.

–> Read the Vietnamese version