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Hanoi cartoon exhibition revisits ‘subsidized’ humor

A Hanoi exhibition is displaying cartoons that capture the wry humor evoked by subsidy era troubles in Vietnam.

'Happy New Year!', with a bittersweet smile

How a song by Swedish group ABBA reveals a turbulent period of Hanoi history.

Hanoi's retro cafes bring the past back to the future

The exotic land of the past, especially Vietnam's subsidy period when everything was drip-fed by the government, seems to be an endless inspiration for youngsters craving a taste of a time they have only heard of. But now the memories of a centralized economy have been encapsulated through the appearance of retro style cafes in Hanoi.
May 26, 2016 | 03:21 pm GMT+7
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