Behind booming FDI figures are Vietnam’s ‘disposable’ workers

Workers are left with no skills and no valuable experience once factories dismiss them after profiting from their youth.

Saigon's brave people should not play 'cascadeurs' for official security force

Preserving public order is the government’s job and the people shouldn't feel the urge to put themselves in danger.

Neglecting architectural heritage could be a bad economic decision for Vietnam

Architectural preservation may not be the enemy of economic development, but rather a strong ...
May 14, 2018 | 07:00 am GMT+7

'Pity' buying not the long-term solution to save Vietnam's farmers

Savvy market knowledge is needed to solve near-constant oversupply.
May 11, 2018 | 01:01 pm GMT+7

Street theft plagues Vietnam's largest city

Police seem to be taking the problem as a matter of course while the people have to be on the ...
May 10, 2018 | 11:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam facing China’s renewed assertiveness in South China Sea

Two years of relative tranquility are about to end and countries should brace themselves for a ...
May 08, 2018 | 08:43 am GMT+7

Vietnam should rethink locations of proposed special economic zones

It’s hard to see any logic behind Vietnam’s choice for special economic zones, all of which are far ...
May 06, 2018 | 12:18 pm GMT+7

With no bins in sight, trash will remain on Vietnamese streets

Blaming dirty streets on 'irresponsible individuals' is convenient but does nothing to solve the ...
May 04, 2018 | 08:12 am GMT+7

City admin center scheme threatens Saigon's vanishing heritage

The scheme involves the destruction of yet another old building from the city's historic low-rise ...
April 30, 2018 | 08:13 am GMT+7

Mothers dying needlessly due to lack of proper health support

All women need access to antenatal care during pregnancy, skilled birth attendance during ...
April 26, 2018 | 04:33 pm GMT+7

For Vietnamese doctors, a punch in the face leaves emotional scars that can't be healed

Dr Tran Van Phuc was attacked by a patient's relative 17 years ago, and the recent assault of a ...
April 18, 2018 | 04:44 pm GMT+7

When the Mekong is no longer 'the mighty'

Hydropower projects are threatening Vietnam's Mekong delta, but farmers who make their livelihoods ...
April 16, 2018 | 08:21 am GMT+7

Potholes lie ahead for China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Vietnam

Vietnam is cautious about the initiative’s implications, given the lingering distrust between the ...
April 12, 2018 | 11:30 am GMT+7

Fast food and its invasion of Vietnam's culinary paradise

Nothing could be more different from fast food, the American way, than the traditional Vietnamese ...
April 06, 2018 | 12:52 pm GMT+7

Lessons to be learned in Vietnam from Thailand’s sex industry

Thai sex workers are offered unofficial protection, but for the men and women who walk Saigon's ...
April 04, 2018 | 01:56 pm GMT+7
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