Wednesday, 25 August 2010
One more thing about Vietnam.
It's following a similar route to China, where its economy seems capitalist with the wide range of consumer choice depending on your spending power, but it's also still quite Communist.
There are reminders on the streets where many stores and buildings hang red flags with the yellow star, or ones with a hammer and sickle. There were also many posters on the streets reminding people of how far society had progressed after Ho Chi Minh came to power.
And the images used on these posters were eerily similar to the Cultural Revolution ones in China from the 1950s and 1960s.
But now Vietnam's big neighbour uses cartoons to depict major social messages, as its citizens seem to have regressed into children...