Vietnamese football: Fans are important, but they should’t fan flames

One issue that should not flare up in Vietnamese football is the lighting of flares and other unsporting behaviors.

For the state, letting cash cows go a difficult ask

Unless Vietnamese officialdom changes its eighties way of thinking, an effective market economy will stay beyond ...

Dos and don’ts for the Hoan Kiem Lake metro station

Georgetown and Paris show what should and shouldn’t be done to preserve the Hoan Kiem Lake area’s ...
October 30, 2018 | 10:56 am GMT+7

The artless art of censorship in Vietnam

Clueless cultural czars are stunting Vietnamese creativity with arbitrary stances on what art ...
October 26, 2018 | 09:13 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s grand illusions about industry 4.0

The fourth industrial revolution is just a notion, not a magic wand, and businesses need to keep ...
October 23, 2018 | 08:57 am GMT+7

‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’, the freedom to choose who we are

On Vietnam Women’s Day October 20, let us remember that we still need change in everyday attitude ...
October 19, 2018 | 02:11 pm GMT+7

Why Vietnam’s auto industry never stepped on the gas

Vietnam’s auto industry has suffered from rewards not being connected to production and the neglect ...
October 16, 2018 | 09:49 am GMT+7

A letter to girls, at a critical time

On the Day of Girls, October 11, a United Nations executive shares thoughts about what the world ...
October 12, 2018 | 09:05 am GMT+7

When in Vietnam, drive as the Vietnamese do

An expat shares some philosophical reflections and practical tips on the free-for-all that is ...
October 08, 2018 | 01:05 pm GMT+7

Do the civilized eat dogs? That’s a stupid question

Whining about the ethics of eating dog meat is basically barking up the wrong tree.
October 04, 2018 | 01:00 pm GMT+7

Loans masquerading as bilateral aid, and the consequences of non-repayment

Developing countries sent much more to the rest of the world than they received.
October 01, 2018 | 03:23 pm GMT+7

Spike in Chinese tourists presents new challenges for Vietnam

Vietnam has to handle issues like new payment methods and 'zero dong tours' to actually reap the ...
September 27, 2018 | 11:21 am GMT+7

Blind people in Vietnam need more than charitable attitude

The visually impaired have a lot more potential than people might commonly think of them.
September 24, 2018 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

In Vietnam and elsewhere, ‘disaster capitalism’ is at play

Nature and the poor are paying the price for profits earned by the rich.
September 20, 2018 | 08:54 am GMT+7

Dear Monsanto. It's never been about the money.

An open letter to Monsanto makes an impassioned plea for justice. Deny Agent Orange victims, and ...
September 17, 2018 | 01:55 pm GMT+7
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