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Vietnamese Youth Seek Out Banned Books

The Communist regime in Vietnam continues to ban books, but according to an AP report in The Washington Post, that isn’t stopping young people from finding copies of books they want to read.

Whether it’s from Amazon, illegal downloading or shopping from street vendors, resourceful teens are finding ways to get copies of books that have been banned by the government.

The Washington Post has more: “Vietnam’s graying Communist Party is all about control: It censors all media, squashes protests and imprisons those who dare to speak out against its one-party system. But today, as iPhone shops rub shoulders with Buddhist pagodas, cultural authorities are finding it increasingly difficult to promote their unified sense of Vietnamese culture and identity — especially among the country’s youth.”

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