Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers about the Ministry of Transport's decision to increase the speed limit in urban areas. Here are some of the comments.
Int'l diplomats gearing up for Tet traditions
As the Lunar New Year (Tet) is coming, some female ambassadors to Viet Nam share their impressions of the Tet with Vuong Bach Lien.
Growing demand sparks cassava boom in VN
Professor Le Huy Ham, director general of the Agricultural Genetics Institute in Ha Noi, talks about the potential of cassava, Viet Nam's third most important export crop throughout the last decade.
Public employees should know they are the people's servants
Nguyen Thi Minh Thao, deputy director of the Department of Business Environment and Competition Capacity under the Central Institute for Economic Management, told the newspaper Hai quan (Customs) Government officials should show more respect toward their clients.
English teachers must improve
Senior expert of the Ministry of Education and Training's National Foreign Languages Project 2020, Nguyen Lan Trung, speaks to Kinh te&Do Thi (Economic and Urban Affairs) about English teachers.
VN firms must learn trade rules
Nguyen Thi Thu Trang, director of the WTO Centre, under the VCCI, spoke to the newspaper Hai Quan (Customs) on the need to use protectionism in international trade.
Benefits of health insurance card holders are guaranteed
Pham Luong Son, Head of the Health Insurance Policy Board, under the Viet Nam Social Insurance, spoke to social media about benefits of a new policy of health insurance at the district level.
Nation needs more good brands
Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper talks with Do Van Ve, president of Young Businessmen Association of Thai Binh Province about the issue of branding in a globally integated economy.
Last week Viet Nam News asked its read-ers about the habit of Vietnamese to push drinks on their drinking buddies. Here are some of the readers' comments.
Government plans education reforms
Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Vinh Hien spoke with Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) about changes to the education system, especially for high schools.
Ministry to ensure food safety, strict punishments during Tet
The Ministry of Agiculture and Rural Development (MARD) plans to intensify unannounced food safety inspections. MARD Chief Inspector Nguyen Van Viet spoke to Tin Tuc (News) about the issue.
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One day I cried a river on the way home from my first-grade class. My teacher scolded me for not writing in the style she wanted but the old-fashioned formal font my father had taught me the night before. My teacher's font looked like cold boring Times New Roman, while what my father taught me was so beautiful and elegant that it would be carefully written on wedding invitations.

You Asked ( 21-05-2013)

Dear Editor,There is a rule that decrees a foreigner visiting Viet Nam on a tourist visa cannot legally rent a house and must stay in a hotel.

Environmental issues hinder new rural areas
Environmental issues hinder new rural areas

In the five years since the Government put in place Decision No 49/QD-TTg on 19 criteria for new-style rural areas for the 2010-20 period, the majority of communes across the nation fail to meet the 17th criterion on environment. Both local and central authorities find it difficult to fill all five norms, as set down.


Teacher's long fight for justice pays off Teacher's long fight for justice pays off

Nguyen Than spent years trying to prove the innocence of his former student, wrongfully convicted on a murder charge 18 years ago.

Passion motivates circus artists to take risks Passion motivates circus artists to take risks

The circus has always been about performers attempting precarious and daring acts in exchange for the intangible reward of the roar of the crowd.

New flowers grown for Tet New flowers grown for Tet

Farmers in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will offer new varieties of flowers for the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which falls on February 8 this year.

VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs VN strives to reform customs ahead of FTAs

The World Trade Organisation's Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) would boost customs reforms to facilitate trade across borders in line with international standards, an official has said.