Weekly roundup: Vietnam's drinking problem, education flaws, cave myths and more

August 11, 2018 | 07:52 am GMT+7

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

Weekly roundup: Vietnams drinking problem, education flaws, cave myths and more

Beer binges a health problem, WHO warns Vietnam

The World Health Organization has called on Vietnam to tackle excessive drinking with strong measures.

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Vietnam exam fraud exposes systemic flaws, public livid

Arguments for and against decentralization have broken out after the recent national high school exam fraud exposed systemic problems.

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Foreign-invested auto firms make a U-turn in Vietnam

Leading auto firms are embarking upon domestic production, reversing from a planned shift to imports.

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Think again! 8 misconceptions about a Son Doong cave tour

Exploring the famous Son Doong Cave is not as difficult as people think. Au Contraire, mon ami.

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Vietnam’s renewable energy sector in a state of flux

Vietnam’s renewable energy sector is experiencing an unprecedented surge in project activities and policy changes, making end results unpredictable.

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Vietnamese women join slingshot vigilantes to fight sand thieves

Three women are in the forefront as slingshot wielding teams patrol the Tien River and fight dangerous sand thieves.

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Vietnamese rapper Suboi scores another first with 88rising video

Rap queen Suboi has become the first Vietnamese artist to release a music video on 88rising’s YouTube channel.

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A couple who are not clutching at straws in Saigon

Julia Mesner and Micheal Burdge saw a monkey munching a plastic bag and decided to do something about it.

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Soaring 3G, 4G use to boost mobile ads, commerce

Widespread adoption of 3G and 4G networks in Vietnam presents a lucrative growth opportunity for mobile advertising and commerce.

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No, maybe: industry insiders divided on property bubble

Analysts and real estate insiders have been insisting this year that there is no bubble, but some remain skeptical.

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Vietnam’s Mekong quandary: settling the sediment issue

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Watch people go fishing for a living in central Vietnam

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