Vietnamese eager to show off country to world when Obama visits

May 22, 2016 10:10 AM

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HO CHI MINH CITY — People in this bustling city are eagerly awaiting President Obama's visit here Tuesday — not so much to catch a glimpse of the American leader as to show off their fast-developing country to him and the world.

"I'm actually very excited," said high school student Xuan Mai, 16, in perfect English as she had a snack with friends at one of the glitzy shopping centers that have sprung up in recent years in the city center. "It's an opportunity for our country to show how it's grown. I think through movies, Am...

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