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Vietnam Mountain Marathon runs through stunning landscapes

Around 3,400 runners from over 50 countries and territories were treated to breathtaking vistas in Sa Pa last weekend.

A little Vietnamese girl blushes on a California street

A Vietnamese oil painting, Pink Lips, is brilliantly re-rendered by a street artist in California, redoubling its ...

Hmong royal palace to be taken back by authorities, handover to family likely

Ha Giang has decided to take back a Hmong palace from a culture department and could return it to an erstwhile royal family.
August 25, 2018 | 10:27 am GMT+7

9 million Vietnamese people still living in extreme poverty: report

The poor faces a widening gap in terms of access to upper secondary education and improved water and sanitation.
April 07, 2018 | 05:00 am GMT+7

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 16, 2017 | 03:02 am GMT+7

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 30, 2016 | 01:39 am GMT+7

Baked for 100 years: clay houses stand tall in northern Vietnam

Why use concrete to build a house when you can play in the mud instead? 
September 01, 2016 | 06:41 am GMT+7

Vietnamese ethnic woman asks U.N. "not to forget" HIV victims as funding dries up

Lu Thi Thanh from the Thai ethnic group in Vietnam, who has lived with HIV for eight years and relies on ARV treatment, stepped onto the podium at the United Nations High-Level ...
June 16, 2016 | 06:16 pm GMT+7

Why can't Central Highland ethnic minorities seem to escape poverty?

Le Giang Lam, an economics graduate from University of Cambridge, UK, argues that the Central Highland ethnic minorities' concept of poverty might be fundamentally different from ...
April 20, 2016 | 12:26 am GMT+7
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