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Le Anh Xuan, a star of revolutionary literature

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 at 11:23 am

A seminar on the life and career of martyr and poet Le Anh Xuan was held by the Ho Chi Minh City Writers’ Association on August 17.

Poet Le Anh Xuan (L) and writer Anh Duc.

The meeting attracted many writers, poets, critics and poet lovers.

Le Anh Xuan, whose real name is Ca Le Hien, was born in a traditional cultural family with a revolutionary orientation in 1940. His father is Professor Ca Van Thinh.

He devoted all his short life for poetry and revolutionary. After graduating from the faculty of history, he was invited to teach at the university and selected to study abroad. However he chose the hardest way. He came back to the South and took part in the resistance war.

Critic Hoai Thanh said that Ca Le Hien is one of the excellent poets in the country.

Although he spent only 10 years in writing poetry, he left immortal works about the land and people to readers.

The martyr died in an attack by the American troops in 1968. He was granted the title of “Hero of the People’s Armed Forces”.

Source: SGGP

Revolutionary Journalism Day celebrated

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 4:26 pm




Revolutionary Journalism Day celebrated


QĐND – Friday, June 18, 2010, 20:47 (GMT+7)

A get together with the theme “Journalists – Social Responsibility and Citizens’ Duty” was held in Hanoi on June 17 to celebrate Vietnam’s 85th Revolutionary Journalism Day, which falls on June 21.


Prominent amongst the guests at the event were Truong Tan Sang, a member of the Politburo and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s (PCC) Secretariat, Nguyen Bac Son, Deputy Head of the PCC’s Commission for Information and Education and Dinh The Huynh, President of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association.


A number of veteran journalists, including Ha Dang, Huu Tho, Phan Quang and Do Phuong, joined their younger colleagues for the programme that was broadcast live on VTV6.


The journalists, from many different generations talked about the milestones in their careers and unforgettable memories as well as their thoughts and concerns.


Veteran journalists gave the participants, especially the younger journalists, an insight into how they had lived and worked during wartime, while others talked about their work during the country’s renewal process.


Also on June 17, a book of photographs titled “War Memories” by journalist Chu Chi Thanh, former Director of the Photography Department at the Vietnam News Agency (VNA), was made public.


The book is a collection of photos taken from 1967 to 1973 by Thanh himself, who was also former President of the Vietnam Photographers Association.


The VNA’s General Director Tran Mai Huong said that the photos feature some simple moments in life and the Vietnamese army and people’s struggle during the war – a glorious episode in the nation’s history.


He went on to say that the images in the book will exist forever, helping to educate the younger generations who were born in peacetime as well as encouraging people to be more patriotic.


In celebration of Vietnam ’s 85th Revolutionary Journalism Day, a charity event called “Journalists – Witnessing History” will be held on June 20.


On this occasion, the organisers and donors will grant 30 savings books worth 5 million VND each and 30 wheelchairs to disadvantaged war veterans and the relatives of journalists who laid down their lives during the war.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Paying last tribute to a veteran revolutionary and journalist

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Veteran revolutionary and journalist Ky Phuong (also known by the the alternative pseudonym, Tran Phong) passed away on May 10 in Ho Chi Minh City at the ripe old age of 90.

Veteran revolutionary and journalist Ky Phuong (also known by the the alternative pseudonym, Tran Phong) (L) and journalist Tran Tam Chi of the Giai Phong (Liberation) Newspaper.

The journalist worked in the newspaper industry for over half a century. He served as editor-in-chief of newspapers Cuu Quoc (National Salvation) and Giai Phong (Liberation).

Journalist Ky Phuong (or Tran Phuong), whose real name is Le Van Thom, was born in the Mekong Delta city of My Tho in 1921.

He joined in the revolutionary movement against French colonial rule in 1940 in the My Tho and Ben Tre Provinces.

He was admitted to the Indochinese Communist Party in 1945.

Mr. Phuong undertook an assignment in Hanoi in 1946 and traveled to Beijing, China where he studied at the Marx-Lenin Institute from 1949 to 1952.

He served as editor-in-chief of the newspaper Cuu Quoc (National Salvation) in the North in 1958.
In early 1964, the revolutionist came back the South and founded the newspaper Giai Phong (Liberation)
After the National Reunification Day on April 30, 1975, he became an assistant to the editorial boards of three newspapers including Tin Sang (Morning news) and the Buddhist publications Giac Ngo, and Cong Giao va Dan Toc (Catholicism and Nation).

He also headed the Municipal Party Committee’s Public Relations Board and served as secretary general of the Vietnam Buddhist Institute of  HCM City.

His service to the country is a shining example that modern Vietnamese journalists may follow.

Source: SGGP

Traditional revolutionary zone coming out of its shell

In Uncategorized on May 5, 2010 at 4:38 pm




Traditional revolutionary zone coming out of its shell


QĐND – Wednesday, May 05, 2010, 21:39 (GMT+7)


The northern mountainous Tuyen Quang province was a center of radical activism during Vietnam’s revolutionary struggle. Visiting the historical site now, it’s impossible not to notice the area’s strong development, with many construction projects worth hundreds of billion VND in value.

Tuyen Quang is located on the peaceful Lo River 165 kilometers northwest of Ha Noi.


The province is making all efforts to speed up its economic, cultural and social growth alongside neighboring provinces.

Tourism is one of Tuyen Quang’s strong points. Visitors are very interested in many tours to historical, cultural and ecotourism sites likely Tan Trao hamlet, Hong Thai communal house, Na Lua hut and more.

Tan Trao lies in a small valley between the mountains and jungle in Son Duong district and is roughly 200km from Hanoi.

The main places of interest are Tan Trao Communal House, Hong Thai Communal House, and a banyan tree and a hut where Ho Chi Minh lived from June to August 1945.

Tan Trao was used as a resistance base before August 1945 and was the provisional capital of the patriotic forces headed by late President Ho Chi Minh. The Communist Party of Vietnam held several important meetings there, especially in August 1945.

The wild beauty of the forest and mountains surrounding the Na Hang hydroelectric plant, including My Lam Atream, and sacred old pagodas and temples that dot the hills, attract thousands of visitors every year.

Tuyen Quang is also famous for its beautiful women with white complexions, good figures and shy smiles.

People believe that because the province was the capital of the Mac Dynasty (1527-1596), many imperial concubines produced beautiful lineages.

Tuyen Quang’s fresh air also makes for a high quality of life.

The province is also home of several ethnic groups such as Tay, Dao, Cao Lan, Mong, Thai and more.

Tuyen Quang town was recognized as a city in 2002. The city has a strong history of economic, cultural and social development but it still keeps the special cultural beauty of a traditional revolutionary zone.

Source: SGGP

Source: QDND

Traditional revolutionary zone coming out of its shell

In Uncategorized on May 5, 2010 at 8:34 am

The northern mountainous Tuyen Quang province was a center of radical activism during Vietnam’s revolutionary struggle. Visiting the historical site now, it’s impossible not to notice the area’s strong development, with many construction projects worth hundreds of billion VND in value.

Tuyen Quang town locates on the peaceful Lo River.

Tuyen Quang is located on the peaceful Lo River 165 kilometers northwest of Ha Noi.


The province is making all efforts to speed up its economic, cultural and social growth alongside neighboring provinces.

Tourism is one of Tuyen Quang’s strong points. Visitors are very interested in many tours to historical, cultural and ecotourism sites likely Tan Trao hamlet, Hong Thai communal house, Na Lua hut and more.

Tan Trao lies in a small valley between the mountains and jungle in Son Duong district and is roughly 200km from Hanoi.

The main places of interest are Tan Trao Communal House, Hong Thai Communal House, and a banyan tree and a hut where Ho Chi Minh lived from June to August 1945.

Tan Trao was used as a resistance base before August 1945 and was the provisional capital of the patriotic forces headed by late President Ho Chi Minh. The Communist Party of Vietnam held several important meetings there, especially in August 1945.

The wild beauty of the forest and mountains surrounding the Na Hang hydroelectric plant, including My Lam Atream, and sacred old pagodas and temples that dot the hills, attract thousands of visitors every year.

Tuyen Quang is also famous for its beautiful women with white complexions, good figures and shy smiles.

People believe that because the province was the capital of the Mac Dynasty (1527-1596), many imperial concubines produced beautiful lineages.

Tuyen Quang’s fresh air also makes for a high quality of life.

The province is also home of several ethnic groups such as Tay, Dao, Cao Lan, Mong, Thai and more.

Tuyen Quang town was recognized as a city in 2002. The city has a strong history of economic, cultural and social development but it still keeps the special cultural beauty of a traditional revolutionary zone.

Source: SGGP

Thousands pay respects to Cuban revolutionary hero

In World on September 14, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Tens of thousands of Cubans lined up Sunday to pay their respects to Juan Almeida Bosque, a vice president and hero of the country’s 1959 revolution whose death at the age of 82 further thinned the ranks of this communist-run country’s old-guard leaders.


President Raul Castro led the ceremony at Havana‘s Revolution Square, somberly placing a pink rose in front of a large photograph of Almeida. Flags flew at half-staff throughout the country.


There was no sign of Castro’s older brother, former leader Fidel Castro, who has not been seen in public since turning over power to his brother in 2006. He released a statement later Sunday, writing: “I didn’t know, neither did any of us, just how much pain news of his passing would bring.”


“I was a privileged witness of his exemplary conduct during more than half a century of heroic and victorious resistance,” he added.








Cuba’s Gen. Defense Minister Julio Casas Regueiro, right, and Cuba’s Interior Minister Abelardo Colome Ibarra, left, take part in a honor guard next to an image of Cuba’s Commander of the Revolution Juan Almeida Bosque, center, during a funeral ceremony in Havana

Raul Castro did not speak at the ceremony, but other Cubans filing past hailed Almeida as a great and simple man.


“We have lost a party stalwart,” said Manuel Perez, a 59-year-old laborer. “He was a man of great importance in the revolutionary fight.”


Osmar Orozco, a 61-year-old retiree, added that Almeida‘s loyalty to Fidel Castro and the revolution was “without limit.”


“That is why all Cubans could not fail to be here on this day,” he said, wiping back tears.


Lines of thousands formed early and snaked through Revolution Square on Sunday. Some bowed before Almeida’s photograph, while military men and veterans saluted. Many more Cubans were expected to attend smaller memorials throughout the country.


Almeida, one of just three surviving rebel leaders who still bore the title “Commander of the Revolution,” died Friday of a heart attack.


He was the first of Cuba‘s revolutionary giants to pass away since Raul Castro’s wife, Vilma Espin, died in June 2007, and his death was a sudden if not unexpected reminder that all of the country’s aging leaders are facing the inevitable march of time.


Most are in their late 70s and early 80s, including the Castro brothers, and it is not at all clear who would replace them. The few young leaders who have emerged over the years have not lasted long before falling out of favor.


Almeida was a member of Cuba’s ruling elite, sitting on the Communist Party’s politburo and serving as a vice president on the Council of State, the country’s supreme governing body. He cut back on activities in December 2003, citing heart problems.


Almeida met Fidel Castro in 1952 at the University of Havana, where both were studying law, and he had been at Castro’s side ever since, through his imprisonment on the Isla de la Juventud, exile in Mexico and return to Cuba aboard the American yacht “Granma” in 1956 to launch the revolution.


Almeida, the Castro brothers and Argentine-born Ernesto “Che” Guevara were among only 16 rebels who survived the landing, in which most of the rebels were killed by government troops.


“No one here gives up!” Almeida shouted to Guevara at the time, giving the Cuban revolution one of its most lasting slogans and ensuring his place in Cuban communist history. As a guerrilla leader, Almeida later headed his own front of military operations in eastern Cuba.


Source: SGGP