More than 80,000 Vietnamese people moved to Australia in the decade following the Vietnam War, many as refugees. Thursday, April 30 marks 40 years since the North Vietnamese took the South’s capital of Saigon and renamed it Ho Chi Minh City after their former nationalist leader.
Why do Vietnamese come to Australia?
The majority of Vietnamese came to Victoria after the Communist government took over their homeland at the end of the Vietnam War. Those already in Australia were offered permanent residence, and refugees began to be admitted through resettlement camps based in South East Asia.
What did Vietnamese bring to Australia?
Since 1975 they have taken the initiative in setting up support networks such as the Vietnamese Community in Australia (VCA), language schools, media and numerous temples. Vietnamese Australians have contributed creatively to many areas of Australian life such as politics, cuisine, arts, and research.
What percent of Australians are Vietnamese?
This makes the Vietnamese-born population the sixth largest migrant community in Australia, equivalent to 3.5 per cent of Australia’s overseas-born population and 1.0 per cent of Australia’s total population.
What sport did the Vietnamese bring to Australia?
The Vietnamese are also very good at ‘Vovinam’ which is a martial arts sport. The founder of this sport was Nguyễn Lộc. Vovinam uses force and reaction of the opponent. Vovinam also includes using hand, elbow, kicks, escape and levering techniques.
Is Vietnam still communist?
Government of Vietnam
The Socialist Republic of Vietnam is a one-party state. A new state constitution was approved in April 1992, replacing the 1975 version. The central role of the Communist Party was reasserted in all organs of government, politics and society.