A proposal recently made by authorities suggests offering financial
rewards to families that only have daughters. This implies the sex ratio
in Viet Nam is growing at an alarming rate. In 2014 the average ratio
was 114 boys to 100 girls, and possibly up to 150:100 in some areas.
Streets were turned into riv-ers in Ha Noi and HCM City in a matter of
hours over the last few days in what have been described as historic
rainfalls. Traffic was thrown into chaos as thousands of residents
scrambled to get home in the driving rain that lasted for hours at a
The lure of rock-climbing has been bringing several
local and foreign visitors to Cat Ba in recent times. It is an ideal
place for those who love adventure sports to indulge in their hobby.
In the span of just over 20 years, both the Republic of Korea (RoK) and
Viet Nam have emerged as important partners in all aspects – political,
economic, socio-cultural – of bilateral relations.