Child marriage remains the norm in central mountains

Hoa is only 17 but has been married for three years, a fate that befalls hundreds of girls in Vietnam’s central mountainous region.

American jazz pianist to perform in HCMC

U.S. jazz pianist Myra Melford will perform in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday, August 24.

Woman becomes cop to help Vietnamese community in South Korea

Overweight and a foreigner, Nguyen Hong Minh has gone the extra mile to become a South Korean policewoman.
August 18, 2019 | 07:44 am GMT+7

Couples struggle to get sperm donations

Hong and Sinh were disappointed when their request for insemination was rejected because there was not enough stock in the sperm bank.
August 16, 2019 | 11:53 am GMT+7

South Korean singer uses music to improve Vietnamese skills

Saigon-based South Korean singer Jin Ju improves her Vietnamese diction by listening to pop star Son Tung’s hits every day.
August 14, 2019 | 01:53 pm GMT+7

Senior citizens travel a thousand miles to cook for cancer patients

Every month, a group of elderly people travel 1,600km to cook free vegetarian meals for cancer patients in Hanoi.
August 13, 2019 | 11:00 am GMT+7

When does an athlete get too sexy? Or immoral?

Vietnam’s culture ministry has evoked confusion and approbation with new ban on ‘erotic’ sports attire and behavior.
August 06, 2019 | 01:40 pm GMT+7

No easy pickings as older folks mine YouTube gold

A few older Vietnamese women who’ve become YouTube sensations have their work cut out for them, but they’re living it up.
August 02, 2019 | 02:52 pm GMT+7

For many Chinese Vietnamese, textile business is the fabric of life

Chinese-Vietnamese textile merchants in Saigon's Soai Kinh Lam market are persevering in the face of fundamental market changes.
July 30, 2019 | 02:01 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s biggest bookstore chain to eschew plastic bags

Fahasa will stop using single-use plastic next month and shift to biodegradable bags and paper wrappings.
July 23, 2019 | 04:00 pm GMT+7

Sexual abuse of underage school kids a legal, cultural failure

A spate of molestation cases has exposed glaring gaps in ensuring the security of underage children in Vietnamese schools.
July 23, 2019 | 08:06 am GMT+7

As environmental concerns rise, are Vietnamese finally paying heed to trash?

Vietnamese are intensifying their battle against trash as the amount rises with consumption in major cities, posing an environmental threat.
July 19, 2019 | 02:13 pm GMT+7

Penchant for beauty contests churns out some ugly truths

​Even in a nation besotted with beauty contests, a new queen’s outlandish title evoked public ridicule. All’s not well.
July 19, 2019 | 11:21 am GMT+7

Vietnamese-French couple serve a good cause with honeymoon trip

A Vietnamese-French couple aim to raise a charity dollar for every kilometer of their 16,000 km bicycle ride.
July 11, 2019 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Elation first, depression next: pitfalls of studying abroad

The elation of going abroad soon runs into a gamut of challenges – homesickness, weather, academic rigor and the weight of expectations.
July 10, 2019 | 01:06 pm GMT+7
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