Weekly roundup: Vietnam's sex-ed taboo, ethnic proverty, trade tension and more

April 14, 2018 | 03:53 pm GMT+7

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

Weekly roundup: Saigons deadliest fire in years, Hanoi traffic mayhem, Vietnamese students among regions smartest and more (Bài clone - 2)

'They just never talk about it': Sex-ed chat with Vietnamese teenagers reveals the taboo

Half of surveyed Vietnamese teenagers said they've had sex, but adults don't seem ready to have THE talk with their kids.

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9 million Vietnamese people still living in extreme poverty: report

The poor faces a widening gap in terms of access to upper secondary education and improved water and sanitation.

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What does Vietnam have to lose or gain from US-China trade war?

Vietnam’s shipments are part of China’s value chain and may be badly hit, while U.S. companies may leave China for Vietnam to avoid high taxes.

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Vietnamese firms turn their backs on China for Japan, S Korea: report 

New trade deals are luring businesses away from the country's leading trade partner.

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5 reasons to touch down in Vietnam this summer

Summer is here and holidaymakers are rolling up their sleeves with travel ideas. Here are five reasons why Vietnam is worth having on your itinerary.

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Weekly roundup: Vietnams indie music scene, zipline in cave kingdom, how the rich spend Tet and more (Bài clone - 3) - 10

Elderly Vietnamese turn to nursing homes for companionship and healthcare

These pensioners in Hanoi are bucking the traditional trend in their later years.

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Limited education opportunities hinder social mobility in rural Vietnam: Oxfam

The problem is particularly dire among ethnic minority groups.

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Vietnamese lawmakers at odds over hefty taxes for officials with unexplained assets

One official said that if civil servants failed to explain their sources of wealth, their assets should be seized.

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Potholes lie ahead for China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Vietnam

Vietnam is cautious about the initiative’s implications, given the lingering distrust between the two countries.

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Foreign convenience stores go from strength-to-strength in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam has been forecast to have the fastest-growing convenience store market in Asia by 2021.

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HCMC tries to get smart with plans for ‘Silicon Valley’

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These are the most beautiful places in Vietnam

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