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Hanoi police bust surrogacy ring

Hanoi police are investigating a three-member ring that allegedly organized surrogacy for commercial purposes.

As Vietnam ages, retiree employment on the cards

Vietnam should consider employment for retired people as its population ages, the labor minister said Tuesday.

Vietnam frets as birthrates go low in some localities

Alongside Vietnam’s declining population growth and birth rates, some localities are not reproducing enough to sustain current population levels.
July 13, 2019 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Hanoi to begin housing construction for Old Quarter residents’ relocation this year

Hanoi will begin construction of housing by year end to relocate 6,500 families from its Old Quarter as the city seeks to decongest the area.
June 26, 2019 | 10:26 am GMT+7

Entrenched sexism root of Vietnam's gender skew

Long-standing sexist attitudes have caused a gender imbalance in Vietnam, a United Nations expert says.
June 12, 2019 | 12:18 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s millionaire population growth among world’s fastest

Vietnam ranks fourth among the world’s top 10 countries with the fastest millionaire population growth, a new report says.
January 17, 2019 | 06:51 pm GMT+7

Vietnam province to reward families with two daughters

Families with two daughters in Hau Giang will get cash rewards and congratulatory certificates.
December 20, 2018 | 02:09 pm GMT+7

In Vietnam, the rich are getting richer at a fast clip

Vietnam is the third fastest growing country in terms of ultra high net worth, a new report says.
September 06, 2018 | 04:18 pm GMT+7

China may scrap two-child limit: report

China appears poised to scrap its two-child policy, a state-run newspaper said Monday citing a draft civil code.
August 28, 2018 | 08:14 am GMT+7

Homeless in Hong Kong: soaring costs fuel housing crisis in Asian financial hub

Hong Kong's homeless population has jumped 30 percent in five years, while the city's wealth gap swells to widest in more than 40 years.
January 26, 2018 | 09:11 am GMT+7

Guess how many people are jamming into Saigon? Hint: It's as bad as Tokyo

The city leader is blaming its rapidly rising population, far outstripping the 2025 projection, for exacerbating traffic chaos.
August 17, 2017 | 01:07 pm GMT+7

Make more babies: Ho Chi Minh City leader's call to create future workforce

'When the parents die, the children can replace them and contribute to the country's workforce.'
July 04, 2017 | 04:48 pm GMT+7

World population to reach 9.8 bln in 2050, UN says

The global population will reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100.
June 22, 2017 | 09:15 am GMT+7

IMF warns Asia to act early on rapidly-aging population

Asia has enjoyed substantial demographic dividends, but the growing number of elderly is set to create a 'tax' on growth.
May 09, 2017 | 08:37 am GMT+7

China turns to robots as workers age

With China's labor force shrinking under the impact of the now abandoned one-child policy, the country is turning to machines to fill the gap.
January 12, 2017 | 01:00 pm GMT+7
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