Weekly roundup: Fake news control, foreign debts, exotic markets and more

November 3, 2018 | 08:00 am GMT+7

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

Weekly roundup: Fake news control, foreign debts, exotic markets and more

Vietnam sets up facility to monitor all social network messages: minister 

The government is stepping up efforts to combat fake news on social networks, information minister Nguyen Manh Hung has told the National Assembly.

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Vietnam’s increasing foreign debts a cause for worry

Vietnam’s rising foreign debt in recent years is affecting its credibility and making borrowing harder, officials and economists warn.

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Edible snakes at Vietnam seafood market

This market in southern Vietnam is not for the faint-hearted as there is more to it than meets the eyes.

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The artless art of censorship in Vietnam

Clueless cultural czars are stunting Vietnamese creativity with arbitrary stances on what art should and should not be.

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Fatal mishaps prompt Vietnamese province to curb traffic violations by foreigners

 A spate of fatal accidents is pushing Ha Giang Province to clamp down on traffic violations by foreigners.

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Vietnam’s influential Buddhist leader says he is back home for good

 Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who has returned from Thailand to his native Vietnam, said he is back for good.

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Finding Phong finds a paying audience in Vietnam

Will people pay to watch documentaries in Vietnam? A film about a transgender person has raised hopes they will.

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Illegal money exchange a normal practice in Vietnam

The unofficial currency exchange market functions normally in Vietnam although a man was recently fined heavily for a $100 transaction.

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Tea-based drinks trump coffee by far in Saigon: study

 In the ready-to-drink and ready-to-serve beverage segments, tea is far more popular than coffee, a new report says.

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Yet another Saigon ‘super project’ cages residents in limbo for 20+ years

 Not far from downtown Saigon, thousands of Thanh Da Peninsula residents live ‘without any right’ in their own houses

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Don’t waste public money, get selective: parliament members

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Not bread and butter, but it’s a piece of cake

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