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As a visitor who had a very positive impression, I don't get the negativity from many other foreigners and even some locals. I mean, obviously there are some serious problems in terms of the development of the country - corruption, pollution and lack of an adequate public transport system in the big cities, to name a few - but compared to other countries with similar levels of development it really isn't bad at all. Quite the opposite. I was even a bit positively surprised at how safe and well organised everything is, given that the country was completely destroyed and had absolutely no development 50 years ago I would say your country has done an excellent job at building something from next to nothing. The economy is growing fast, living standard for most people seems okay-ish, very little extreme poverty of the kind you'd see in Latin America, a lot of new things are being built, crime rate and especially violent crime is low. Even on more sensitive issues like freedom of expression, Vietnam is obviously not good but it's nowhere near as bad as places like Thailand where you get locked up for 40+ years for even so much as mild criticism of the monarchy, or have death squads sent after you if you leave the country. Vietnam doesn't do that shit. It also doesn't have dangerous religious extremists like all of South Asia, or in SE Asia Indonesia, Malaysia or the Philippines do. Being gay is relatively accepted at least in the cities - definitely much more accepted than in China or in the other SE Asian countries except maybe Thailand.
Overall Vietnam at this point probably has the same average standard of living as places like Brazil while having far less extreme poverty and far less crime than Brazil. Brazil wasn't bombed to hell and back just a few decades ago. Vietnam is definitely as a whole better off than most of South America (exceptions would be Chile and Uruguay) and life in the cities is safer than most cities of North America and Europe, even. Again, this is with much worse starting conditions than any of the other countries I've mentioned in this post. Vietnam has done a lot more with much less to work with.
So why are many people so negative, despite Vietnam doing comparatively well?|

作為一個對越南印象非常正面的游客,我無法理解許多其他外國人甚至一些本地人所表現出的消極態度。我的意思是,顯然這個國家在發展方面存在一些嚴重問題,比如腐敗、污染以及大城市缺乏完善的公共交通系統等。但是,相較于其他同等發展水平的國家,實際情況并沒有那么糟糕,反而是相反的。我認為這個國家在很多方面做得相當不錯,盡管存在上述問題,但總體上給我的感覺是積極正面的。
我甚至對該國的安全性和一切事務的良好組織程度感到有些驚喜??紤]到這個國家在50年前完全被摧毀,沒有任何發展基礎,我認為貴國在白手起家、建設國家方面做得非常出色。經濟正在快速增長,大多數人的生活水平看似尚可,幾乎沒有像拉丁美洲那樣極端貧困的現象,許多新的設施正在建設中,犯罪率尤其是暴力犯罪率較低??傮w而言,這個國家展現出一種積極的發展態勢和進步精神。
即使在像言論自由這樣敏感的問題上,越南顯然做得并不好,但其狀況遠沒有泰國等地那樣糟糕,在泰國,即使是溫和批評君主制也可能被監禁40多年,甚至有人在離開該國后遭到追殺。而越南并不會做出這樣的事情。此外,越南也沒有南亞所有國家以及東南亞的印尼、馬來西亞或菲律賓那樣的危險宗教極端分子。同性戀至少在城市中相對被接受——肯定比中國以及其他東南亞國家(除泰國以外)更受接納。
總的來說,當前越南的生活水平可能與巴西相當,但其極端貧困現象遠少于巴西,犯罪率也遠低于巴西。值得注意的是,幾十年前巴西并未遭受毀滅性轟炸??傮w而言,越南的狀況優于南美洲大部分國家(智利和烏拉圭除外),城市生活甚至比北美和歐洲大多數城市更加安全。這一切都是在起步條件遠遜于我在此貼中提到的其他國家的前提下實現的。越南憑借相對較少的資源實現了更大的發展。
那么,為什么許多人對越南持有負面看法,盡管它在比較中表現得相當不錯呢?

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