Weekly roundup: Saigon's green spaces, the bad Vietnamese, retail trends and more

By VnExpress   June 18, 2017 | 08:35 am GMT+7

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

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Where have Saigon's green spaces gone?

From above, the lush parks and gardens are now isolated in the sprawling and dense cityscape.

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Hanoi's high-profile land dispute comes under scrutiny after immunity pledge

The investigation will focus on the illegal detention committed by disgruntled villagers.

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Regional silence drowns out Vietnam’s voice as China militarizes disputed islands

China plows ahead with its island-building spree while continuing to wield economic and military clout in the region.

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Sidewalk campaign, part 2: The man behind Saigon’s cleanup is back

Like it or not, Doan Ngoc Hai will soon return to the streets.

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Word on the street: Is Saigon finally embracing English?

The city seems to be breaking the language barrier. One bilingual street sign at a time.

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Vietnam has the lowest rate of adult obesity: global study

Only 1 percent of Vietnamese adults are obese.

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Cricket: A quiet sporting revolution takes form in Vietnam

A team of amateur baseballers are being trained to represent Vietnam at 2017 SEA Games... in cricket!

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Forgery claims throw dark shadow over the global rise of Vietnamese art

A tale of two paintings: Days after a $45,000 piece was sold at Christie's, the celebratory mood ended abruptly.

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The expat zone: A day in Thao Dien, Saigon’s riverside enclave

The once sleepy backwater is the epitome of change.

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What's keeping Vietnamese people up at night?

Legislators have been discussing what they call the biggest public concerns.

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The bad Vietnamese: Culture minister schools the public on morals, blames market economy

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Down by the sea

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