For Saigon sanitation workers, Industry 4.0 fails to go down the drain

Our much-vaunted adoption of advanced technology doesn’t help people where it is most needed, and authorities have nothing to offer but apologies.

Looking high and low in Hanoi and HCMC

The cities' aesthetics and economics are best served by emulating Paris in retaining a low-rise urban core and ...

Mekong Delta faces a bleaker future than people realize

A combination of negative developments has put at serious risk the viability of Vietnam's rice bowl ...
July 09, 2018 | 12:37 pm GMT+7

Lives of many people at stake in flood-prone northern Vietnam

Mining, deforestation and dams have destroyed their terrain and rendered them extremely vulnerable ...
July 04, 2018 | 02:02 pm GMT+7

Vietnam needs to embrace its history fully

Our history is riddled with ‘gaps’ of missing info, and we are to blame.
June 29, 2018 | 10:25 am GMT+7

Vietnam's fuel tax hike proposal could set fire of resentment

Why should we pay more environmental taxes when we are not convinced they’ll be put to good use?
June 23, 2018 | 11:11 am GMT+7

Shocker: Vietnam is not collecting crucial land data

Ex-deputy minister shocked to find no data gathered on land reclaimed by government for investment ...
June 21, 2018 | 09:21 am GMT+7

Dammed, doomed: the Mekong Delta story

People await life-giving floods to return the delta to its former glory. The wait is futile.
June 18, 2018 | 07:42 am GMT+7

Public land, but the public have no say

Corruption soars alongside privatization, which is reaching new highs.
June 13, 2018 | 04:09 pm GMT+7

Trophy children in Vietnam: Demerits of a merit-based system

Vietnamese students bear brunt of parents’ egos and an arbitrary reward system.
June 04, 2018 | 11:10 am GMT+7

A royal lesson for Vietnamese women

Social prejudice should not deter Vietnamese women from getting a divorce and taking the chance to ...
May 30, 2018 | 09:23 am GMT+7

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

Workers are left with no skills and no valuable experience once factories dismiss them after ...
May 25, 2018 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

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 ...
May 16, 2018 | 11:15 am GMT+7

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
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