Weekly roundup: Top stories from Vietnam that will make you ponder

By VnExpress   July 1, 2017 | 10:20 am GMT+7

Parental exam stress, a courtroom drama, solo travel and more - revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International's editors.

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In Vietnam, good parenting equals a straight-A kid, plus an American degree

Call it love, ambition or obsession, but the only thing most Vietnamese care about is a well-educated child.

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The courtroom drama that all Vietnamese are talking about, explained

A courtroom drama between a ‘beauty’ and a ‘businessman’ that has turned legal and moral standards on their heads.

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Undersea internet cable out of action for another three weeks in Vietnam

Repair work on the broken international cable won't start until July 3 and will take at least 10 days to complete.

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5 ways Vietnam's capital plans to be greener

Hanoi plans to plant more trees, clean polluted rivers and switch to LED lighting.  

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The next Silicon Valley? Where to place Vietnam on the global startup map

Myriad challenges are now giving dreams and ambitions a sobering reality check.

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Grab or xe om? The clashing paths of Vietnamese drivers

Many drivers hit back as modern ride-hailing services like Grab have expanded into the traditional turf.

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This is why Saigon cracks into the world's top 10 cities for solo travelers

Vietnam's southern metropolis has been voted among the friendliest in the world.

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Skepticism abounds as US envoy assures Vietnam of Trump administration’s commitment

There have been concerns that Obama’s legacy in the region is at stake.

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Uproar as new action movie casts Jackie Chan as Vietnamese father

'Jackie Chan is not Vietnamese nor does he understand the struggles of Vietnamese people.'

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Vietnamese men arrested for attacking American in Hanoi

Videos of the road-rage fight were posted on YouTube and have gone viral over the past days.

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Vietnamese still have a favorable view of the US, but Trump is another story

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Saigon's first metro line steams through city's green canopy

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