The honor of the nation


It was time we should ask ourselves that being Vietnamese what are we proud of and ashamed of? Ignoring sad records of biggest and longest Tet cake, Chung cake or upcoming TV tower… let’s once think of the honor of the nation.
Last week, there was an event that received much public attention, the actress Maggie Q came to Vietnam to call on everyone to change awareness of using rhino horn. As a global goodwill ambassador of The Global Organization of Wildlife Protection (WildAid), Maggie Q said she felt ashamed that Vietnam is one of two nation (the other is China) that has been condemned by South Africa people for using biggest amount of rhino horn, which have been deprived from their country.
The message of Maggie Q, the most successful Vietnamese in Hollywood, is “say no to rhino horn because it has nothing to do with cancer or men’s strength on the bed”. The thing that makes people pay attention is in the South Africa people’s eyes Vietnam is no different with terrorists, illegal wildlife traders. South Africa is an English-spoken country that helps their messages spread quickly all over the world. Therefore, who has Vietnamese nationality will be discriminated not only in developed countries but also even in Africa countries.
Some days before, we also be shocked when Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) warns Vietnam that it will stop sponsoring if Vietnam have any cases of corruption related to Japan-sponsored ODA projects. With the honor of Vietnamese, we are all upset when corruption has been lingering illness of the whole nation and Vietnam is always in tops of most corrupt countries all over the world.
Few months ago, the book name Proud of being Vietnamese has been hot on the media and published 10.000 copies. The book gathers proud thinking, feeling of prominent politicians, businesses, scholars about the country. However, the book’s effect is now not much as expected, maybe people are familiar with the use of old proud to cover existing problems in society.
Looking at sad records of the country, even the most optimistic ones have to think of long movement to restore the prouds of Vietnamese. Starting from small things in our life such as lining up in public places, putting garbage into right place, obeying rules when trafficking… This is followed by media campaign about behavior when being aboard, so Vietnamese people will not have to feel embarrassed when seeing thief-warning board written in Vietnamese in supermarkets in Japan, Thailand, Singapore... or reading news about Vietnamese drugs and prostitute chains. And also the civilized behavior on the social network…We have long way to go Vietnamese people/.
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Quân Hoàng 18/4/15 19:45

Few countries have changed so much over such a short time as Vietnam.

Huy Quốc 18/4/15 19:46

I love Vietnam

Hoàng Lân 18/4/15 19:47

Less than forty years since the savagery and slaughter of the American War, this resilient nation is buoyant with hope

Vân Nhàn 18/4/15 19:49

Vietnam is a veritable phoenix arisen from the ashes

Hùng Quân 18/4/15 19:52

Astonishingly exotic and utterly compelling, Vietnam is a country of breathtaking natural beauty with an incredible heritage that quickly becomes addictive

Phạm Hiếu 18/4/15 19:59

We have a lot of things to do to get close to international community but we also have keep our dignity in the process of integration.

Lê Tín 18/4/15 20:03

It's true that Vietnamese have a lot of bad habits and we're not going to get rid of those.

Quốc Kiên 18/4/15 20:07

It's hard to change habits of a nation but for the future to come we have to do that

Huy Lâm 18/4/15 20:11

Vietnam is a good sample of innovation, I have strong believe that Vietnam will become one of the best country to come in the ASEAN region

Quốc Cường 18/4/15 20:12

We all love our country, we will do our best to build up Vietnam.

Quay Tay 19/4/15 23:58

it can be denied that the leadership of Vietnam Communist Party has decided all success

Tứ Long 20/4/15 00:01

So it's funny some reactionary elements is trying to remove the leadership of VCP.

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