Weekly roundup: Hanoi goes global, submarine power, life quality ranking and more - VnExpress International

Weekly roundup: Hanoi goes global, submarine power, life quality ranking and more

By VnExpress   March 18, 2017 | 10:20 am GMT+7

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

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Hanoi goes global: CNN broadcasts the best of Vietnam's capital

Australian travel writer Phoebe Lee takes viewers to the city's top spots as part of a $2 mln tourism deal.

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Kong has come and gone, now what?

Vietnam is doing everything it can to remind the world that it gave the successful Hollywood movie the ‘perfect’ set.

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Should you stop exercising because of Hanoi's pollution?

And where are the best spots in the city for your outdoor workout?

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Vietnam's major cities rank low in quality of life calculation

Hanoi and Saigon came in 152nd and 156th out of 231 cities in a new global ranking.

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The day Vietnam lost a Spratly reef to China

A total of 64 Vietnamese soldiers died defending reefs in the Spratly Archipelago on March 14, 1988, and they lost Gac Ma.

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The visa issue: Vietnam named among most unfriendly places for tourists

In terms of visa requirements, most regional peers have made it much easier for visitors.

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Vietnam's 2017 coffee exports may dip on low stock as uncertainty mounts

A coffee association sees shipments fall 25-30 percent this year.

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Vietnam's new-found submarine power and where it came from

Vietnam’s Navy is now equipped with six powerful Kilo-class submarines, the last one arriving in January from Russia.

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What will become of Saigon's backpacker district after street cleanup campaign?

The area, known for its vibrant and messy culture, is now a headache for officials who want to tidy up the city.

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It's payback time, America

A diplomatic kerfuffle in Phnom Penh reminds us that the U.S. owes Vietnam $25.7 billion.

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Vietnam tells firms to stop YouTube and Facebook ads

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Hanoi artist debuts lacquer paintings of once-banned tradition

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