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Saigoneer Podcast: Vietnam's Effort to Increase Fertility Rates; Visual Arts Curator Bill Nguyen

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On this week's show, we begin (1:09) by discussing the Vietnamese government's effort to get women to marry by age 30 and have two children by age 35, which is aimed at tackling Vietnam's rapidly aging population. What does this mean for young women, and what is missing from this official suggestion?

Our interview guest (24:04) is Bill Nguyen, a visual arts curator and writer currently working at The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Saigon. We talked about his work, the status of art in modern Vietnam, and why, in his view, Hanoi is better than Saigon.

As always, we end with Bánh Mì Banter (56:27).

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Here are links to topics discussed in this episode:

Vietnam Wants You to Get Married Before 30, Bear 2 Children (Saigoneer)

Indolent husbands leave Vietnamese women burnt out (VnExpress)

40,800 female birthds doomed in Vietnam every year (VnExpress)

Palm Springs trailer (YouTube)