Weekly roundup: US aircraft carrier visit, the dying floating market, Vietnam's billionaires, CPTPP signed, and more

By Staff reporters   March 10, 2018 | 12:53 pm GMT+7

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

Weekly roundup: Vietnams indie music scene, zipline in cave kingdom, how the rich spend Tet and more (Bài clone - 1)

Once thriving floating market gasping for air in Vietnam's Mekong Delta

Plans are in place to revive Nga Bay Market, but critics say it's too late to save the floundering vendors from drowning in a river of bureaucracy.

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Weekly roundup: Vietnams indie music scene, zipline in cave kingdom, how the rich spend Tet and more (Bài clone - 1) - 2

Vietnam welcomes US aircraft carrier as bilateral ties reach new milestone

The visit 'demonstrates U.S. support for a strong, prosperous and independent Vietnam,' U.S. ambassador to Vietnam said.

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Weekly roundup: Vietnams indie music scene, zipline in cave kingdom, how the rich spend Tet and more (Bài clone - 1) - 4

Asia-Pacific nations sign sweeping trade deal without US

The CPTPP will reduce tariffs in countries that together amount to more than 13 percent of the global economy.

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Weekly roundup: Vietnams indie music scene, zipline in cave kingdom, how the rich spend Tet and more (Bài clone - 1) - 6

Woman robbed of $10.8 million by Vietnamese banker refuses minor payment offer

Some customers in similar situations have been waiting for years for full compensation.

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Weekly roundup: Vietnams indie music scene, zipline in cave kingdom, how the rich spend Tet and more (Bài clone - 1) - 8

Vietnamese firm faces closure for illegal exploitation of World Heritage site

The company ignored multiple written requests by local authorities to stop the construction of a mountain stairway in Trang An.

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Weekly roundup: Vietnams indie music scene, zipline in cave kingdom, how the rich spend Tet and more (Bài clone - 1) - 10

HCMC secures $5 billion from Canadian fund for Mekong Delta rail link

The 200kph train journey will cut travel time from HCMC to Can Tho to just 40 minutes if the project gets the green light.

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Weekly roundup: Vietnams indie music scene, zipline in cave kingdom, how the rich spend Tet and more (Bài clone - 1) - 12

Two snakes and an abandoned grave show how quickly worshippers gather in Vietnam

Thousands of people have gathered to bow to the snakes.

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Weekly roundup: Vietnams indie music scene, zipline in cave kingdom, how the rich spend Tet and more (Bài clone - 1) - 14

Amazon set to wade into Vietnam’s fast-flowing e-commerce market

The American giant is ready to sign a deal to open its platforms up to Vietnamese exports.

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Weekly roundup: Vietnams indie music scene, zipline in cave kingdom, how the rich spend Tet and more (Bài clone - 1) - 16

Vietnam's billionaire count doubles to 4 on Forbes' rich list

Chairmen of steel and automotive corporations are the latest Vietnamese to crack into Forbes' list of world's billionaires.

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Weekly roundup: Vietnams indie music scene, zipline in cave kingdom, how the rich spend Tet and more (Bài clone - 1) - 18

Workers jump for life during massive fire at Vietnam’s thermal power plant

Investigation found welding at a chimney ignited the blaze.

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We still portray transgender people as flirty and bitchy in films. Time for a retake

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Weekly roundup: Vietnams indie music scene, zipline in cave kingdom, how the rich spend Tet and more (Bài clone - 1) - 21

Saigon puts up Chinese lanterns to welcome first full moon of the year

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