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In Rare Reversal, Vietnam Lifts Days-old Ban on Beloved Songwriter's Work
Over the weekend, news filtered out that Vietnam had lifted a days-old ban on a beloved song by Trinh Con Son, who irritated the South and infuriated the North during years of fighting.
On April 11, Vietnam's ruling Communist government decreed that “Noi vong tay lon” (“The Great Circle of Vietnam”) could no longer be broadcast or played in public.
The decision came in response to a request from Trinh's family, who wanted to mount a tribute on April 21 at the Huế College of...