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In deadly traffic accidents, the blame goes beyond drivers

Systemic greed should be seen as the driving force behind traffic accidents caused by road rage and reckless driving.

What Vietnam’s gifting culture sustains

Giving gifts to people in authority has become normal, but we have to be aware it institutionalizes an ...

Poverty's down, but that's small comfort for Vietnam's destitute

Conventional welfare programs, ironically, can’t help the ones who need them the most.
January 01, 2019 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

More culpable, less capable: lessons from Da Nang flooding

The lifestyle and habits of urban citizens make them more culpable and less capable of handling natural disasters.
December 27, 2018 | 07:43 am GMT+7

Football cements South Korea’s ‘New Southern Policy’

Park Hang-seo and the AFF Championship has been a godsend for South Korean diplomacy in Vietnam.
December 18, 2018 | 11:29 am GMT+7

Fear will drive our actions, our choice is the direction

Fear has always shaped human history. It can beget violence and apathy, or it can be the strongest force for good.
December 04, 2018 | 02:09 pm GMT+7

Nha Trang tragedy a painful reminder of long-standing neglect

Vietnam’s urbanization problems, particularly those affecting poor residents, are typically swept under the rug. When disaster strikes, the buck passing begins.
November 22, 2018 | 09:03 am GMT+7

Want more foreign talents? Then streamline your labor policies

Putting expats on an equal footing with native workers could be the solution to Vietnam’s “brain drain” crisis.
November 20, 2018 | 08:56 am GMT+7

For the state, letting cash cows go a difficult ask

Unless Vietnamese officialdom changes its eighties way of thinking, an effective market economy will stay beyond our reach.
November 05, 2018 | 08:50 am GMT+7

The artless art of censorship in Vietnam

Clueless cultural czars are stunting Vietnamese creativity with arbitrary stances on what art should and should not be.
October 26, 2018 | 09:13 am GMT+7

Do the civilized eat dogs? That’s a stupid question

Whining about the ethics of eating dog meat is basically barking up the wrong tree.
October 04, 2018 | 01:00 pm GMT+7

Blind people in Vietnam need more than charitable attitude

The visually impaired have a lot more potential than people might commonly think of them.
September 24, 2018 | 02:03 pm GMT+7

Dear Monsanto. It's never been about the money.

An open letter to Monsanto makes an impassioned plea for justice. Deny Agent Orange victims, and humanity is denied.
September 17, 2018 | 01:55 pm GMT+7

Why dogs are not meant to be eaten

There are many reasons for people to avoid eating dog meat, health is one of them.
September 13, 2018 | 08:50 am GMT+7

China, ASEAN make symbolic progress on sea dispute

China’s intentions and ASEAN’s ability to reconcile internal divisions will decide whether a new agreement can grow some teeth.
September 04, 2018 | 09:51 am GMT+7
 
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