Weekly roundup: Trump's pitch at APEC, Jack Ma in Vietnam, stormy week for central region, Miss Universe Vietnam, and more

By Staff reporters   November 12, 2017 | 09:31 am GMT+7

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

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Vietnam has decided to stop controlling citizens with permanent residence book

The decades-old management method has come to signify Vietnam's red tape by tying one person’s life and career to a particular city/province.

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In Vietnam, Trump to sell new Asia policy at regional summit. But will anyone buy?

Political rhetoric only will not be enough to reassure a region increasingly anxious about U.S. commitment, analysts say.

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Vietnam's president hosts gala dinner for APEC leaders

Leaders from the U.S., Russia, Japan, and seventeen other economies are attending the gala dinner at the APEC summit.

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Internet hiccups in Vietnam as newly repaired undersea cable disrupted again

This is the fifth time that the infamous AAG has been disconnected this year.

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Secret to success is failure: Alibaba founder Jack Ma tells Vietnamese students

'We have to learn why people fail. If you learn from mistakes, you'll be stronger, more realistic.'

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Why foreigners aren't buying houses in Vietnam

There's a wealth of expats and overseas Vietnamese interested in the real estate market, but red tape is putting them off.

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12-year 'crackdown' fails to recover vast majority of corrupt money in Vietnam: lawmakers

Failure to recover the money will render Vietnam’s corruption fight 'ineffective', no matter how many convictions are made.

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Naked ambition: Pursuing the art of bodypainting in Saigon

Huynh Thanh Trung has been breaking boundaries in a still widely conservative Vietnam for seven years.

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Debate: Should Vietnam abolish beauty pageants?

With a media storm swirling around an ongoing beauty pageant for being insensitive to flood victims, we ask what the point of these contests is.

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3 Vietnamese cities named among the most visited in the world

Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Ha Long all made it into the world's top 100 for international arrivals.

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Trump brings tough trade message in vision for Asia

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Half of Hoi An under water following Storm Damrey induced heavy rains, dam discharge

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