National Assembly convenes 8th session

The 8th session of the 13th National Assembly opened in Hanoi on October 20 with a heavy agenda loaded with a large number of bills serving the institutionalisation of the 2013 Constitution.

National Assembly convenes 8th session

National Assembly convenes 8th session

The 8th session of the 13th National Assembly opened in Hanoi on October 20 with a heavy agenda loaded with a large number of bills serving the institutionalisation of the 2013 Constitution.

World Heritage sites in the spotlight

For the first time, images of Viet Nam's World Heritage sites are placed alongside those of their counterparts from all over the world to show audiences the link between them.

World Heritage sites in the spotlight

World Heritage sites in the spotlight

For the first time, images of Viet Nam's World Heritage sites are placed alongside those of their counterparts from all over the world to show audiences the link between them.

Cong sets record with lifting gold

Le Van Cong won Viet Nam's first gold medal in the Asian Para-Games in Incheon, South Korea yesterday.

Cong sets record with lifting gold

Cong sets record with lifting gold

Le Van Cong won Viet Nam's first gold medal in the Asian Para-Games in Incheon, South Korea yesterday.

Prime Minister wraps up Europe tour with visit to Pope Francis

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met with Pope Francis and His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See during his visit to the Vatican on Saturday.

Prime Minister wraps up Europe tour with visit to Pope Francis

Prime Minister wraps up Europe tour with visit to Pope Francis

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met with Pope Francis and His Eminence Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See during his visit to the Vatican on Saturday.

Vietnamese, Chinese military officials hold talks

Vietnamese, Chinese military officials hold talks

Defence Minister General Phung Quang Thanh held talks with Vice Chairman of the Chinese Party Central Committee's Military Commission Fan Changlong in Beijing on Saturday before concluding his visit to China.
New air route links City to Ha Noi

New air route links City to Ha Noi

Aviation authorities from Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia had agreed to launch a straight air route from HCM City to Ha Noi over Lao and Cambodian airspace from June 2015 onwards, according to Head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV) Lai Xuan Thanh.
Garment sector urged to tighten operations

Garment sector urged to tighten operations

Garment and textile businesses should assume defensive postures to maintain market share and tighten up operations, as a precaution against decline, said Hoang Ve Dung, deputy general director of the Viet Nam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex).
Victor Vu to direct film based on best-selling author's novel

Victor Vu to direct film based on best-selling author's novel

A new film called Hoa Vang Tren Co Xanh (Yellow Flowers on Green Grass) marks the first joint venture between popular director Victor Vu and best-selling author Nguyen Nhat Anh.
Weightlifters vie for Olympic tickets at world championships

Weightlifters vie for Olympic tickets at world championships

Vietnamese weightlifters will try to secure their Olympic berths at the coming world championships to be held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from November 4 to 16.
Market waste causes a stink in Long Bien area

Market waste causes a stink in Long Bien area

People living near Ba Dinh district's Long Bien Market in Ha Noi, the biggest wholesale market in the northern region, complained of rotten produce and wastewater smells affecting their daily lives for nearly a decade.

Your Say

Do clothes make the man?

For some people, the September release of Apple's iPhone 6 was more significant news than the Islamic State crisis or the vote for independence of Scotland.

Op-ed

Give us the straight goods on fruits we eat

Most people have heard of imported fruit that stays firm for five to nine months without a trace of rotting. The stories have led to a swirl of contradictory statements from authorities and experts.

Travel

An Lang unveils righteous legacy

Of all the feudal monuments and sites that visitors to Hue get to enjoy, the most prominent and familiar ones are those that reflect the glory of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945).

Expat Corner

Dutch master sees Viet Nam as future martial arts hub

The name of Dutchman Malte Stokhof has become familiar with Japanese martial artists in HCM City, not only because of his talent for Japanese sword fighting combat (Katori Shinto-ryu), but also for of his efforts to pass his passion on to local residents.
Urban growth sparks environmental headache Urban growth sparks environmental headache

Despite the improved living conditions enjoyed by residents in new urban areas, the impact is often far less positive for the rest of the population, with unemployment and pollution becoming common by-products of development.