LGBT Campaigners: Vietnam More Tolerant and Inclusive

LGBT Campaigners: Vietnam More Tolerant and Inclusive

Activists in Vietnam and abroad have warmly welcomed the decision by the National Assembly to grant some recognition to the estimated 270,000 transgender people in Vietnam.

The Assembly last week approved a bill that would legalize sex reassignment surgery for the first time, and allow those who have undergone such procedures to register under a different gender on official documents.

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Coming Out of the Shadows: Paying Taxes as a U.S. Immigrant

One of the rules in the deal that President Obama put out in his Immigration Reform Speech in November as part of the steps for undocumented workers to get right with the law (and attain temporary United States citizenship) would be that they pay taxes. Now, let’s be clear about the situation – all working immigrants are not in this category. In fact, over 11 million foreign employees in the United States already pay taxes. But still, these diligent workers continue to suffer the damaging status of being undocumented, and live in fear about the possibility of them and/or their family members and friends being deported at any given time.

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We Should Not Close the Doors

We Should Not Close the Doors

The Paris attacks carried out by ISIS are being used to sustain the Republican Party’s nativist, anti-immigrant discourse. Presidential candidates and several governors want to close the door on 10,000 Syrian refugees for fear of terrorist infiltrators. This type of reaction does nothing but feed internal fears, granting a victory to terrorists, whose goal is precisely to shake the feeling of safety in free societies.

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American Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Technology

List Of Famous American Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Technology

In the midst of all of the activity that’s going on in America concerning immigration reform in 2015, we should remember that the contributions of hard working people from foreign places have enhanced this country in so many ways, especially in the area of technology. In fact, the co-founder and former CEO of Yahoo! Inc., one of the founders of You Tube, and the creator of Google are all from distant lands.

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What Are We Asian Americans to Do in the Heated Climate of China-Bashing?

What Are We Asian Americans to Do in the Heated Climate of China-Bashing?

A question: What are we Asian Americans to do in the heated climate of China-bashing? Some of our reactions may be: Great! I’ll join it! That’s understandable, for the Chinese government had done terrible things and some of us are here to escape from those things, even to seek redress. Tibetan Americans and Chinese Americans who had been persecuted are prime examples.

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How To Be Successful: ‘Confidence Gap’ Prime Factor in Career Success Disparity! Expert Says

In business, there is an ugly yet undeniable truth: every single day, talented, hardworking and deserving women are passed over for promotions. While it’s easy to blame a corporate culture that favors men, women’s leadership authority Grace Killelea—founder and CEO of Half The Sky Leadership Institute and author of “The Confidence Effect: Every Woman’s Guide to the Attitude That Attracts Success,” identifies a different personal accountability-driven culprit: a shockingly prevalent and grievous disparity in confidence. While men are prone to overestimate their abilities, all too often women sell themselves short and needlessly languish in marginalized careers.

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How to Grow Your Company Through Online Channels Amid Aggressive Competition: The “New Normal”

Sometimes it feels like it’s hard to get noticed online. There are A LOT of voices out there. We live and breathe digital marketing and we know; we see the thousands of voices that are all talking at once online. An overload of messages and brands sending those messages is the new normal in our digital culture. How do you get noticed and ultimately grow your company with the aggressive competition that there is online?

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Vietnamese Activists Stepped Up Campaigns Against China Visit

Vietnamese Activists Stepped Up Campaigns Against China Visit

Activists in Vietnam have tried to step up their campaign against this week’s visit by the Chinese leader Xi Jinping, accusing China of aggression in the disputed waters of the South China Sea and of trying to meddle in Vietnamese politics.

Some 1,700 people have put their names to an online petition demanding that the Vietnamese government drop its invitation to Mr Xi.

A small group of protesters also managed to walk through central Hanoi holding up placards denouncing the Chinese leader’s visit.

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