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The US Christmas bombings that failed to crush Hanoi’s spirit

In late December, 1972, the U.S. tried to bomb North Vietnam into submission, but that word had no place in the Vietnamese's hearts and minds.
December 25, 2017 | 12:07 am PT

Patients risk being left behind as foreign donors pull the plug on HIV/AIDS in Vietnam

Vietnam is racing against the clock to provide free drugs under health insurance but around half of HIV patients are uninsured.
October 15, 2017 | 04:54 am PT

Demystifying Vietnamese millennials' 'obsession' with bubble tea

Vietnamese netizens have been eagerly discussing the 'paradox' of low wages and 'wasteful spending'. We're here to dissect it.
October 4, 2017 | 12:35 am PT

Shaman's chant rises above stigma in Vietnam's misty mountains

The government tried to ban the practice and turn it into a political tool, but as one artist said: 'You can't suppress folk culture.'
July 15, 2017 | 12:02 pm PT

French PE teacher invites you for pizza in Hanoi garden orchard

On the other side of the Red River, a father of four has decided to share his homemade wood-fired pizza with the rest of Hanoi.
June 14, 2017 | 07:49 pm PT

Doctors remain rare in Vietnam's drug detention centers

How a dearth of doctors has helped fuel disease and discontent at Vietnam's drug detention centers.
December 16, 2016 | 11:00 am PT

Vietnam's drug rehab riots: what went wrong

Headline-grabbing riots raised questions about who gets sent to drug detention centers.
December 15, 2016 | 08:11 pm PT

Facing donors, Vietnam urged to rethink coal-fueled growth

International partners say what Vietnam desperately needs is better policy.
October 26, 2016 | 10:00 am PT

Where Vietnam’s poor go to borrow

A group of Thai ethnic minority women run a small bank that fills a huge credit gap.
September 29, 2016 | 10:39 am PT

Australia suspends 18 facilities in Vietnam for animal cruelty: Embassy

Australia has suspended livestock supply to 18 abattoirs and feedlots in Vietnam as investigation into alleged animal cruelty by the former continues, the Australiam Embassy told VnExpress International.
June 25, 2016 | 06:29 pm PT

Wholesalers allowed to set LPG gas prices

Wholesalers of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) will be able to set wholesale and retail prices within the LPG distribution network under their management, according to a circular by Ministry of Industry and Trade issued May 10 as reported by VNA.
May 27, 2016 | 05:55 pm PT

Youth unemployment: it's not simply a mismatch of supply and demand

“No, no, no! We do not accept disabled people,” was one employer’s response when Mai told them she had a disabled arm.
May 23, 2016 | 07:08 pm PT

U.S. Assistant Secretary of State: Son Doong cave could "take human beings an instant to destroy"

Tom Malinowski called for "preserving Son Doong cave in its natural state" on the official Facebook page of the U.S. Embassy today, after returning from a five-day trip to the world's largest natural cave with seven ambassadors.
May 18, 2016 | 04:45 am PT

Vietnam offers special policy to support start-ups and SMEs

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and innovative enterprises are to receive special support from the government, according a resolution to support enterprise until 2020.
May 17, 2016 | 04:29 pm PT

Vietnam in preparations to adopt common law

Chief of the Supreme People's Court announced six judicial precedents on April 6, paving the way for Vietnam's judicial system to switch from statutory to common law. 
May 13, 2016 | 04:45 pm PT
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