Undermine rice and we might pay a heavy price

It's not quality vs quantity, but quality and quantity. Cutting rice production could put our food security at risk.

Vietnam owes ethnic minorities big debt, but has defaulted

Vietnam relied on its ethnic peoples to fight its wars, but after peace was achieved, along with rapid development, it has ignored them.

China trying to etch nine-dash line in Vietnamese minds

China backs its outrageous territorial claims with a cunning and persistent strategy to ensure they register in people's minds.
November 07, 2019 | 08:32 am GMT+7

Human smuggling thrives in Vietnam because we are all complicit

Impoverished people will surely seek a better life elsewhere or die trying, but it is society’s fault for normalizing people smuggling.
November 05, 2019 | 02:11 pm GMT+7

Human trafficking: Don't gamble with your future

Human trafficking is closer than you think. Be aware of the risks, don't be a victim!
October 29, 2019 | 11:20 am GMT+7

Lack of sex education taking its toll in Vietnam

Vietnam's conservative attitude toward sex and reproductive health is responsible for thousands of teenage abortions every year.
October 24, 2019 | 08:16 am GMT+7

Can officials be trusted to make responsible statements during a crisis?

If Vietnam fails to deal seriously with officials' irresponsible talk, they are likely to play fast and loose with facts during a crisis.
October 19, 2019 | 11:29 am GMT+7

How can Vietnamese people manage a water supply monopoly?

It's easy to criticize a water monopoly at times of crisis. But, if there are systemic shortcomings in holding it accountable, our hands are tied.
October 17, 2019 | 01:29 pm GMT+7

Gravy train speeds up in the twilight of officials' careers

In Vietnam, corruption gets entrenched as state officials act to maximize their take towards the end of their careers and beyond.
October 15, 2019 | 07:35 am GMT+7

Hotel vandalizing Ma Pi Leng Pass highlights clueless administration

The recent commotion surrounding the Panorama hotel in Ha Giang shows the provincial administration’s ineptitude in managing its most precious resources.
October 10, 2019 | 01:15 pm GMT+7

For Vietnamese, infrastructure may no longer connote development

For Vietnamese, infrastructure projects are synonymous with delays, cost overruns and a lack of safety.
October 08, 2019 | 07:34 am GMT+7

Time to take bolder actions for clean air and people's health

During the last two weeks, the citizens of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City had been choked by heavily polluted air in the streets.
October 05, 2019 | 07:57 am GMT+7

Reflections on the passing of General Giap and the end of an era

Six years have passed but the memory of the great general's death and funeral are still fresh in my mind.
October 01, 2019 | 02:35 pm GMT+7

Flares can burn recent gains made by Vietnamese football

The high popularity of Vietnamese football can be undermined by the shooting of flares, keeping fans away from league games.
September 24, 2019 | 12:51 pm GMT+7

Is Rang Dong fire vicinity really safe now?

Conflicting information about the aftermath of the recent Hanoi warehouse fire is causing confusion and uncertainty among the public, especially after authorities’ tardy response.
September 17, 2019 | 10:12 am GMT+7
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