This is one of the "top stories" today issued by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA):
Uncle Ho’s moral example followers honoured
The Vietnamese Embassy in China hosted a ceremony on Oct. 31 to honour seven units and 23 individuals who achieved outstanding results in studying and following Ho Chi Minh’s moral example.
The activity is of great significance, aimed at encouraging and increasing progressive models amongst the Vietnamese community in China .
Vietnamese Ambassador to China Nguyen Van Tho said the “Studying and following Ho Chi Minh’s moral example” campaign helped raise awareness of officials, Party members and the public about how to live and study following Uncle Ho’s moral example.
Each individual should build his/her own moral standard and a suitable lifestyle, practising thrift, combating waste, improving the sense of discipline and determination to fulfill assignments, he said.
Since the campaign was launched three years ago, more than 150 individuals and 30 units in the Vietnamese community in China have been honoured for their performances.
Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969): Communist revolutionary, deemed a political god in Vietnam.
Past Recipient of the "Uncle Ho" Award
Here we see Barbarella with the Communist North Vietnamese, praising their great revolutionary cause. Apparently, this is the reason why Barbarella is so much loved and honored by the Vietnamese government. One wonders, however. If democratic Western capitalism and imperialism are so evil, and if Vietnam has now for a long time been a Communist country, why has Barbarella yet to take up residence in the luxuriant metropolis of Hanoi? Hmmmmmm...