Is Ha Noi barking up the wrong tree?
A tree-felling project runs foul of public opinion, highlighting Hanoians' deep, spiritual ties with the city's trees. Luong Thu Huong and Le Huong talk to a few experts about the re-greening challenges that lie ahead.
Veteran still searching for his comrades
The war is long over, but Nguyen Van Minh cannot forget the heartbreak and haunting worry about his comrades who died in battle, their bodies still somewhere out there.
Nguyen Anh Tuan, an antiques researcher and a member of the HCM City Antiques Association, has announced an exhibition for his biggest and most original statue collection, focussing on Buddhism and Hinduism.
An East-West exchange in martial arts
Gregoire Sevaz, 36, a freelance photographer from Paris, typically produces portraits and other works featuring gardens, interiors, still life and travel.
Art & craft of pulling the right strings
A project wherein students study, perform and research traditional arts has the potential to be a cultural breakthrough. Le Huong reports.
Doctor finds fulfillment on remote island
After volunteering to work on a remote island in HCM City, Doctor Luan Thanh Truong has faced numerous difficulties, but being able to help the most needy people makes up for everything. Hoang Tuyet and Trung Hieu talk to the doctor and some of his grateful patients.
First-hand record of the Mong way of life
To research for the book, Tien spent four years travelling extensively in the country's northern mountainous regions, where he spent a lot of time living with the local people. Despite his modest salary at the Ha Noi Literature Institute, the researcher was willing to fund his own trips.
A poor man with boundless generosity
Widely known for his kindness and willingness to help others, a motorbike repairman inspires others to offer free services to the poor and disabled.
Crafting a creative path to global success
Resistance to change and creativity are major hurdles to exploiting the immense development potential that Viet Nam's handicraft sector has, but Do Quang Tuan Hoang also finds reasons to remain optimistic.
Helping many children turn the page
Disadvantaged children in remote mountainous areas are seeing new worlds open thanks to more than 160,000 books donated to a project called Bookshelves for Entertainment and Education. Luong Thu Huong has the story.
New notes are blowing in the wind
The Viet Nam Opera and Ballet will, as usual, present a combination of classical music and dance in its new show, but this time, a new, folksy element has entered the picture. Nguyen Ha reports.

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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000 1    Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.