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Hanoi and its urban planning problems

A few days ago, I went to the market looking for flowers to put on my family's altar, but there was nothing left as people had bought them to pay tribute to victims of an apartment fire.
September 25, 2023 | 04:25 pm PT

Quan The Dan

I buy made-in-Thailand products because they are cheaper than Vietnamese

My family enjoys going to Thailand for shopping, as they have products with a wider variety of designs, higher quality, and cheaper prices than Vietnam-made products.
READERS' VIEWS September 24, 2023 | 11:40 pm PT

Tourists overcharged? It's a two-way street

With overcharging vendors blamed for reducing Vietnam's attractiveness, readers said sometimes it's the vendors who are victims of haggling.
READERS' VIEWS September 21, 2023 | 11:26 pm PT

To Vietnamese businesses, the American Dream does not come easy

In 2000, FPT began its venture into producing computer software for foreign markets. Our primary target market was the United States.
September 20, 2023 | 04:30 pm PT

Nguyen Thanh Nam

Vietnamese mooncakes are too expensive

Mooncakes are part of a traditional festival, but they have increasingly become a commercial product that costs much more than their real value, according to readers.
READERS' VIEWS September 19, 2023 | 04:00 pm PT

Many children are excluded from the new school year excitement

As a caring mother of two, Thuyen felt worried and anxious. It was the first day of the new school year, and her children would not be attending.
September 18, 2023 | 04:04 pm PT

Le Tuyet

Educating children is better than leaving inheritance

There is no good ending to parents spending all their time trying to make enough money to leave their children while forgetting to teach them how to live a good life.
READERS' VIEWS September 17, 2023 | 10:49 pm PT

I won't know where to run if my house catches fire

"If our house catches fire, where will we run to save ourselves?" my wife asked. I couldn't answer.
READERS' VIEWS September 14, 2023 | 11:48 pm PT

There is no escape from fire in tube house

I could not believe my eyes when I first read about the fire at the mini apartment building in Hanoi's Thanh Xuan District. So many lives were lost. Such a tragedy.
September 14, 2023 | 07:12 pm PT

Nguyen Hoang Nam

Vietnamese businesses should prep better for risk-laden international trade

Having completed an export order for passion fruit from the UAE, the owner of a business in Vietnam has been waiting forever to get paid.
September 13, 2023 | 04:00 pm PT

Tran Thanh Hai

Learning to live with AI

Instead of treating AI as a threat, why not find a way to cooperate?
READERS' VIEWS September 12, 2023 | 04:00 pm PT

Only dedicate three years to your first job

My first job was for a top-three electronics company in Vietnam with a starting salary of VND5 million (US$208) a month.
READERS' VIEWS September 11, 2023 | 04:00 pm PT

Vietnam needs clearer policies for private healthcare

After his father passed away from colon cancer, an often curable cancer if detected early, Tuan quickly scheduled virtual colonoscopies and stomach scans for himself and his elderly mother.
September 10, 2023 | 04:00 pm PT

Nguyen Lan Hieu

I fear my hometown's 'when?' questions about children

I come back to my hometown every year for my grandfather's death anniversary.
READERS' VIEWS September 8, 2023 | 04:00 pm PT

More university students would help Vietnam thrive

To early millennials, such as myself, university entrance exams were life-or-death battles.
September 7, 2023 | 04:00 pm PT

Lang Minh

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