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Not so friendly in Irvine

College professor Wenshen Jia outside Irvine City Hall. Jia led a protest against Irvine's recent decision to suspend its Friendship City program, an action taken after Vietnamese Americans strongly protested the city's plan to formalize a relationship with a tourist town in coastal Vietnam.
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