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Why Vietnamese students are easy prey

The system invests too much power in teachers, inhibiting communication and adding to the children’s insecurity.

Vietnam-China border residents teach us the most important war lesson

They remember clearly the horrors of the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese war, but the pain of the past will not dictate their ...

Vietnam’s crisis of faith is destroying its festivals

There was a time when festivals were innocent, earnest celebrations, but the destruction of pagodas and temples after independence has drained public spirituality.
January 25, 2019 | 02:08 pm GMT+7

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.
January 17, 2019 | 01:05 pm GMT+7

What Vietnam’s gifting culture sustains

Giving gifts to people in authority has become normal, but we have to be aware it institutionalizes an 'underworld.'
January 04, 2019 | 09:53 am GMT+7

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

Why our dog was a close family member

Before he died, our family dog, Lu, showed us how intertwined dogs’ lives are with ours, how they are family to us.
November 27, 2018 | 01:59 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
 
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