Weekly roundup: Corruption and death, consumerist culture, foreigner-local salary disparity and more

By Staff reporters   October 8, 2017 | 05:25 pm GMT+7

Revisit the week with top stories compiled by VnExpress International's editors.

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In Vietnam, corruption can mean death. But so what? 

Unless the day-to-day corruption that affects the masses is rooted out, any anti-graft drive would be just cosmetic, analysts say.

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Vietnam fires top leader of Da Nang for misconduct

Nguyen Xuan Anh is the latest political casualty of Vietnam's corruption crackdown and the second top leader of a major city to be fired since May.

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It’s official: Trump to visit Vietnam for APEC summit

The confirmation came after the U.S. president had appeared non-committal about his planned visits to Vietnam and the Philippines. 

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Man beaten to death after refusing to tip masseur in Hanoi: reports

The customer suffered fatal brain damage after the masseur hit him for not paying nearly four times the amount they had agreed on.

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Video captures Vietnamese cop kicking, throwing vendors’ trays during market cleanup

‘I know what I did was wrong but the officer was so rude,’ said one vendor whose fish basin was kicked off the sidewalk.

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Wrap up: Is the foreigner-local salary disparity in Vietnam fair?

The key question remains, does foreigner bias exist, and if so, does it limit Vietnamese career opportunities.

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8,000 workers walk out of shoe factory in northern Vietnam over bicycle parking dispute

The company has closed its gates to bicycles prompting nearby parking lots to double their fees.

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Demystifying Vietnamese millennials' 'obsession' with bubble tea

Over the past month, Vietnamese netizens have been eagerly discussing the 'paradox' of low wages and 'wasteful spending'. We're here to dissect it.

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After trying to ban perfume, Hanoi now wants to teach officials how to speak

No stuttering, lisping or regional dialects if you want to become bureaucrats in the capital.

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Vietnamese photographer sheds light on deep-seated humiliation of body-shaming

Being exposed to 'both spectrums of body-shaming', he turned his experience into a series of photos he named Thin/Fat.

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Saigon's 'smart city' plan met with skepticism by locals

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Portraits of Vietnam's eye-opening education divide 

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