Weekly roundup: Da Nang's leaders named and shamed, Vietnam's stance on 'The Vietnam War', Saigon's walking dread and more

September 24, 2017 | 09:42 am GMT+7

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

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Top leaders named and shamed in latest scandal to hit Vietnam's 'most livable city'

The latest developments come after a raft of management scandals that have plagued Da Nang and before a major Party gathering.

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Vietnam speaks out on US documentary TV series 'The Vietnam War'

Vietnam's foreign ministry spokesperson hopes that 'the American people and filmmakers understand the legitimacy of the resistance war.'

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Air pollution cuts 1.16 years off life expectancy in Vietnam: study

Air quality in northern and central Vietnam is much worse than in the south, the study notes.

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No country for walking men

With some of the world's most cluttered sidewalks and reluctant pedestrians, getting around Saigon by foot can be a drag.

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To many Vietnamese, US still a top overseas study destination in spite of Donald Trump

Check out the facts and figures on why so many students are heading state-side.

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HCMC asks native English teachers to put away audiovisual equipment

The city said primary school students should have more opportunities to speak English directly with their teachers.

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Suspense as Trump non-committal about planned visits to Vietnam, Philippines

Canceling such trips would push the U.S. closer to retreating from a region that China is salivating at, analysts say.

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Typhoon kills 8, causes massive blackout in central Vietnam

1.3 million people are out of electricity. 

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Saigon plans congestion charge to combat traffic chaos

The charge could come into force at the same time the city's first metro line is launched in 2020.

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Vietnam to cap foreign ownership at 30 pct for real estate projects in new special economic zones

‘The limit is to guarantee security and prevent acquisitions by foreigners.’

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Vietnam to tolerate ‘no mistakes’ at APEC summit after host city's leaders implicated for misconduct

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Where the mighty stand together

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