Weekly roundup: Beating Hollywood, in-flight theft, budget gyms and more

By VnExpress   May 21, 2017 | 10:59 am GMT+7

Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International's editors.

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The rise of Vietnamese cinema: A look at five biggest films

Made-in-Vietnam movies are now threatening the Hollywood dominance.

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Vietnamese mega-cities scouring for mega-funding on infrastructure drive

Hanoi and Saigon are in need of billions to keep up with economic growth.

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Vietnamese airlines issue warnings over rising in-flight thefts

Light-fingered foreigners have been helping themselves to other passengers' belongings.

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Smoking: the burning problem that knows no borders

Images around the world, from Vietnam and Japan to Afghanistan and the U.S., show the unshakable prevalence of tobacco despite repeated health warnings.

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Vietnam finishes third in Southeast Asia race for tourist dollars

Thailand is way ahead of the game, but Vietnam welcomed record tourism revenue in 2016.

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Expat children in Vietnam thrive culturally, survey says

But for most, health and well-being don't improve after moving to Vietnam.

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Outside Hanoi, a village of dressmakers

A trip to Trach Xa is a journey through the rice fields, into the heirloom craft of making ao dai.

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Holy hog: Vietnam's culinary love affair with pigs

Forbidden in some cultures, pork has always reigned supreme on top of the Vietnamese food pyramid.

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Vietnamese food (and drink) mashups you MUST try

They’re creative, they’re unique, and, despite how they sound, they’re all delicious.

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Why Vietnamese pho is one of the best hangover cures

Even an image of a steamy bowl of pho can cure that headache for you.

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Vietnam's Party chief says 'more will come' after high-profile punishment

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Hot mess: Working out in Saigon's budget gyms

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