Nationwide Book Day kicks off

A ceremony to announce the Prime Minister's decision establishing Viet Nam Book Day was held on Saturday night at the Ly Thai To Square in Ha Noi.

Nationwide Book Day kicks off

Nationwide Book Day kicks off

A ceremony to announce the Prime Minister's decision establishing Viet Nam Book Day was held on Saturday night at the Ly Thai To Square in Ha Noi.

Nation steps up fight to control measles outbreak

Some 186 new measles cases were reported over the weekend nationwide, according to the Ministry of Health, and more measures are being taken at all levels to combat the outbreak.

Nation steps up fight to control measles outbreak

Nation steps up fight to control measles outbreak

Some 186 new measles cases were reported over the weekend nationwide, according to the Ministry of Health, and more measures are being taken at all levels to combat the outbreak.

Hue Festival wraps up with colourful shows

The biennial cultural Hue Festival bid farewell to thousands of visitors at the closing ceremony yesterday evening.

Hue Festival wraps up with colourful shows

Hue Festival wraps up with colourful shows

The biennial cultural Hue Festival bid farewell to thousands of visitors at the closing ceremony yesterday evening.

Village preserves art of fish sauce

Making fish sauce is a way of life for residents in this village near Da Nang, but can they make the traditional product successful in modern Viet Nam or around the world? Cong Thanh reports.

Village preserves art of fish sauce

Village preserves art of fish sauce

Making fish sauce is a way of life for residents in this village near Da Nang, but can they make the traditional product successful in modern Viet Nam or around the world? Cong Thanh reports.

Gunfight at China border kills seven

Two Vietnamese border guards and five Chinese nationals were killed in a shooting incident at a border gate in the northern province of Quang Ninh yesterday.
New regulation steps up taxi monitoring with black boxes

New regulation steps up taxi monitoring with black boxes

All taxis will be required to install black boxes and printers connected to their meters to improve monitoring of the fares charged to passengers, according to a new regulation.
Viet Nam imports more steel as consumption rises

Viet Nam imports more steel as consumption rises

Viet Nam' steel import volume experienced a modest year-on-year increase of 2 per cent to 2.2 million tonnes, valued at US$1.5 billion, in the first quarter of 2014.
Art aims to transcend modern chaos

Art aims to transcend modern chaos

In search of a path towards free expression and moving beyond "the chaos of psychological conflicts in modern life", an Italian and two Vietnamese artists are joining in an art exhibition.

Binh Duong win keeps team in second place

Two-time winner Becamex Binh Duong has not lost at home since February 15, and again yesterday they defeated Song Lam Nghe An 2-1 at Go Dau Stadium.
Wildlife education added to syllabus

Wildlife education added to syllabus

The last Javan rhino in Viet Nam was found dead at the Cat Tien National Park in April 2010: It had been shot by poachers for its horn, Le Thi Thuy Dung, a biology teacher at a HCM City school, tells her class.

Your Say

What is your take on Viet Nam's beer consumption? 3   

A recent report by the Viet Nam Beer, Alcohol and Beverage Association said the country consumed more than 3 billion litres of beer last year.

Op-ed

Textbook reform package raises stakes to $1.7bn

A national project to reform textbooks and curricula could cost up to US$1.7 billion, raising the eye-brows of education experts and the public.

Outlook

Give people direct stake in ASEAN unity

Every student knew the name ASEAN, but most did not know much else. They did not know much about its history, its aims and so on. Some of the students could not even list all the member states that make up the bloc.

Expat Corner

Book swap collective takes off

An avid reader, Jaclyn Armstrong was browsing through novels at a bookstore when she realized that during her nine months in Ha Noi, she frequently bought books she read once and often never touched again.