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Vietnam weighs overnight alcohol ban

The health ministry says it’s time to tackle the costs of excessive late night drinking.

Hanoi cracks down on fancy weddings for government employees

Civil servants will have to celebrate their special day in relative obscurity in order to set a good example.

Vietnam's economy classed as 'mostly unfree' by global survey

The country has been advised to continue reforms, reduce red tape and increase transparency.
February 05, 2018 | 03:29 pm GMT+7

Bitcoin skids amid broad cryptocurrency sell-off

The virtual currency has been down by almost 40 percent in 2018, amid worries about a regulatory clampdown.
February 03, 2018 | 03:02 pm GMT+7

After trying to ban perfume, Hanoi now wants to teach officials how to speak

No stuttering, lisping or regional dialects if you want to become bureaucrats in the capital.
October 03, 2017 | 04:36 pm GMT+7

Hanoi’s plan to publicly shame people with skimpy clothes attracts criticism

Experts say it's never a good idea to infringe on personal choices.
February 06, 2017 | 03:07 pm GMT+7

Six priority sectors for ODA effective since May

Among new regulations coming into effect in May are six priority sectors for receipt of ODA and cases liable for administrative detention of foreign nationals.
May 01, 2016 | 03:57 pm GMT+7

Government bans 'immoral' images on the internet

Entertainers, beauty pageant contestants and models must adhere to Vietnam’s cultural, moral and ethical values. Failure to do so may result in a title or prize being stripped.
March 17, 2016 | 02:02 pm GMT+7
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