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Emigre community eyes improving U.S.-Vietnam ties with suspicion

Emigre community eyes improving U.S.-Vietnam ties with suspicion

As President Obama closes out his presidency, one of his goals has been to strengthen relations with Vietnam. He welcomed Nguyen Phu Trong, the general secretary of Vietnam's Communist Party, to the Oval Office last week, and the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is expected to boost trade between the two countries. But these moves alarm the Vietnamese emigre community in Little Saigon and elsewhere, who burn with distrust of Vietnam's communist government and complain that the U.S. isn't doing enough to deal with human rights abuses in their homeland. Against this tense backdrop, the U.S. ambassador to Vietnam came to Westminster on Sunday, speaking to...

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