Following outrage over a proposed friendship between the city of Irvine and a Vietnamese city, Councilman Larry Agran is standing by his decision to bring forward the proposal, reports PBS SoCaL’s David Nazar.

Orange County’s highest-ranking Vietnamese-American official, Supervisor Janet Nguyen, calls the proposal “very insulting,” while Agran says engagement with the communist regime is the best way to promote human rights.

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