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New one-star is U.S. military’s first general born in Vietnam

New one-star is U.S. military’s first general born in Vietnam   Aug. 6, 2014 – 06:00AM Col. Viet Luong pinned on his first star during a ceremony Wednesday at Fort Hood, Texas, becoming the first Vietnamese-born general officer in the U.S. military. Luong, the 1st Cavalry Division’s deputy commanding general for maneuver, and his family … Continue reading

  • China, Vietnam to discuss disputed oil rig in South China Sea High-level representatives from each country will meet Wednesday. By Ed Adamczyk   |   June 17, 2014 at 4:07 PM   |   1 Comment Chinese senior official Yang Jiechi. UPI/Monika Graff | License Photo BEIJING, June 17 (UPI) --China and Vietnam will hold talks regarding the oil rig installed by China in the South China Sea, both countries announced Tuesday.Senior Chinese official Yang Jiechi will meet Wednesday in Hanoi with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh to discuss the deep-sea oil rig. It has been the subject of low-level naval skirmishes between the two countries since it was erected in disputed territorial waters -- 120 miles off Vietnam's coast and near the Parcel Islands, which are claimed by both countries.Chinese and Vietnamese coast guard boats have rammed each other in almost daily skirmishes since May, but the situation has settled into what an unidentified U.S. official termed a "dangerous stability." The talks will be the first high-level negotiations since early May, when the encounters between ships began. China currently is surrounding the oil rig with several dozen vessels, and has five warships further out to sea. Vietnam has fewer vessels on the scene, with warships further away, the U.S. official said. Hua Chunyuing, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman, said Yang seeks a "frank and thorough exchange of views on matters of common concern to all. We hope Vietnam will focus on the broader picture, come together with China and appropriately deal with the current situation." Follow @adamczyk_ed and @UPI on Twitter. Contact the Author Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2014/06/17/China-Vietnam-to-discuss-disputed-oil-rig-in-South-China-Sea/9041403033170/#ixzz34wPac9fh
  • Untitled HAPPY FATHER'S DAY Dear son, There is always blessings and disasters in life and no one will know how long they could live, so some things are better said now than later. I am your father and if I do not tell you this, no one else will. My words here are accumulations of my years of experiences, failures and journeys in life. I hope you will not repeat the same mistakes I have made before. You will come across some people who will treat you badly. Do not keep this in your heart. No one has the duty or obligation to treat you well except your own parents. To those who treat you well, treasure them. Be grateful to them. But beware of them too. He or she might have a reason for treating you well. Find out the real motive. Do not make a hasty conclusion that this person is a good person simply because he or she treats you well. Nobody is irreplaceable. There is nothing in this world that you must have no matter what or at all cost. If you understand this theory, then whatever you have lost is not such a big deal after all. Life is short. Do not waste your time and energy on unnecessary people, things or issues. If you do, then later, you will realize you have wasted yesterday and the days before. The earlier you understand this, the sooner you will get to enjoy your life. Yes, enjoy life! It's better than just simply wishing for longevity. There is nothing in this world that is constant, not even love. Feelings can change from time to time. One day if you lose someone you loved dearly, be patient. Do not dwell on your lost or even exaggerate it. Time will dilute the pain. Time heals. Not all successful people are well-educated but this does not mean you should neglect your education. The knowledge you have gained are your greatest assets. You can change from zero to hero and turn nothing into something. We cannot be without a skill. Remember well! I do not expect you to take care of me when I get old. Likewise, it is not my duty to take care of you when you have grown up. My duty is considered finished once you have grown up and become an independent person. You can either take a bus or drive a Benz. Likewise, you can eat glass noodles or abalones. The choice is really up to you. You can make promises to people but you are not allowed to request them to make promises to you. You can promise to treat people well but do not expect them to treat you well in return. How you treat them does not mean they have to treat you the same way. If you cannot see through this point, then you will only have more miseries. To be successful or wealthy, you must work hard for it. There is simply no free lunch in this world. We are together as a family only in this life. No matter how much you like it or dislike it, it's only this life. So, value and appreciate our togetherness. Like it or not, we will not meet again in our next lives. CLICK on the PICTURE N Enjoy the SHOW   HAPPY FATHER'S DAY