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Vietnam’s chronic disease: doctor shortage in remote areas

Rural Vietnam has seen doctors assigned duties completely outside their specialization, and even doing menial jobs like cleaning and guarding.

Woman crossing into China with infant arrested, trafficking suspected

Lang Son border guards caught a woman trying to cross into China with a newborn baby on Sunday, in all likelihood foiling a trafficking attempt.

80 percent of Vietnamese human trafficking victims end up in China

In most cases of human trafficking uncovered since 2016, the victims were sold to China, according the Ministry of Public Security.
August 01, 2019 | 02:15 pm GMT+7

Dealt a cruel hand by fate, man fights on

Nguyen Van Thong is paraplegic, his daughter died and then his father passed away, but fights on, driving excavators to make a living.
July 31, 2019 | 02:33 pm GMT+7

Vietnam should permanently revoke driving licenses from drug users: health official

Deputy Health Minister Nguyen Viet Tien says drivers caught using drugs should lose their licenses permanently or they will continue to pose a danger.
July 23, 2019 | 04:59 pm GMT+7

Vietnam arrests two for trying to sell newborn to China

Border guards in northern Vietnam have detained a woman and a man who were taking a 14-day-old baby to China for sale.
July 21, 2019 | 05:18 pm GMT+7

Two Vietnamese make magazine’s list of Asia’s top 100 scientists

Two Vietnamese scientists have been named in the list of 100 most outstanding researchers of 2019 by Singapore’s Asian Scientist magazine.
July 21, 2019 | 03:40 pm GMT+7

Man held for accidentally causing forest fire in central Vietnam

Police have arrested a Vietnamese man for inadvertently setting fire to 30 hectares of forest while burning trash at home.
July 02, 2019 | 01:14 pm GMT+7

Homeless man dedicates life to rescuing dogs slated for slaughter

With no roof over his head, a Saigon scrap vendor makes a home for dogs saved from being eaten.
June 27, 2019 | 02:20 pm GMT+7

Five men jailed for killing endangered langurs in national park

A court in Nghe An Province in central Vietnam sentenced five men to prison on Tuesday for hunting and killing two endangered langurs.
June 26, 2019 | 04:26 pm GMT+7

Vietnam pulls plug on public holiday proposal for War Invalids and Martyrs Day

The government has scrapped a proposal to make July 27, War Invalids and Martyrs Day, a public holiday after lawmakers vetoed it.
June 13, 2019 | 12:38 pm GMT+7

South Korea restricts five-year visa policy for Vietnamese citizens

Under new restrictions, only permanent residents of Hanoi, Saigon and Da Nang can apply for South Korean C-3 visas.
June 10, 2019 | 07:42 pm GMT+7

We need immediate impacts to push long-term benefits

Human brains are not good at thinking about the future, so asking people to aim for long-term goals won't work. Immediate reward-penalty mechanisms are key to convince them.
June 02, 2019 | 08:38 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s ethnic minorities thrive on connectivity: study

Ethnic minorities can escape poverty with physical and economic connectivity, market linkages and opportunities to join labor markets.
May 30, 2019 | 07:48 am GMT+7

In pictures: #Vietnam this week

Check out some of the most stunning Instagram photos of #Vietnam this week.
May 26, 2019 | 06:00 pm GMT+7
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