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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.

Vietnam takes tech steps forward, reading steps backward

Reading has become an uninteresting activity for most Vietnamese youth; relevant national targets remain a pipe dream.

South Korea to open two visa offices in Vietnam to meet surging demand

The South Korean embassy in Hanoi has said it will open two visa processing offices in the capital and HCMC for applications of Vietnamese people.
April 11, 2019 | 07:51 am GMT+7

Hanoians chuffed to host Trump-Kim summit

Hanoi residents are proud that their city is hosting the second Trump-Kim summit, becoming the cynosure of global attention.
February 22, 2019 | 08:05 am GMT+7

Vietnam rings in Year of the Pig with fire and glitter

Huge crowds gather in downtown streets in major cities to wait for stunning fireworks and ring in the New Year.
February 04, 2019 | 11:24 pm GMT+7

Saigon wears its Tet colors with typical flamboyance

From every corner of Saigon emanates the Tet ambience, streets bustling with shoppers and markets teeming with flowers.
February 03, 2019 | 03:30 pm GMT+7

79,000 Vietnamese HIV patients in danger without treatment

Vietnam has managed to treat just 84 percent of its HIV patients. Thousands of infected citizens are in dire danger.
November 17, 2018 | 11:15 am GMT+7

Growing affluence sees more and more Vietnamese go on overseas cruises

The demand for overseas cruise holidays has been growing in recent years among Vietnamese thanks to growing affluence.
October 29, 2018 | 10:56 am GMT+7

The Bamboo Monk protects national treasures

In a true labor of love, Thich The Tuong has single-handedly established a bamboo conservatory in Da Nang.
August 17, 2018 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

‘It’s like nothing ever happened!’

An Italian living in London is captivated by large scale conjuring tricks characteristic of daily life on Hanoi streets.
June 21, 2018 | 02:33 pm GMT+7

In Vietnam, love for snacks is going strong

Vietnamese people spent $354 million on snacks last year and the figure is expected to grow 7 percent this year.
May 25, 2018 | 10:34 pm GMT+7

Close quarters: Vietnam's downtown dwellers cling to tiny plots

Many people in Saigon's micro-houses said they wouldn't swap their prime location for a few extra meters of space.
May 24, 2018 | 08:00 pm GMT+7

Bill Gates, Obama and Elizabeth II among most admired persons in Vietnam

A majority of people that are most applauded in Vietnam are foreigners.
April 15, 2018 | 02:18 pm GMT+7

Day of Happiness 2018: How happy is Vietnam?

Global reports offer differing views on just how happy the country is.
March 20, 2018 | 11:57 am GMT+7

Vietnamese people shorter than other Asians

About 25 percent of Vietnamese children - about 1.9 million of them - are on average 10 centimeter shorter than their Asian peers due to malnourishment, government studies indicate.
March 04, 2016 | 07:39 pm GMT+7
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