From a juggler in a circus, Doan Hoang Kien has become an actor, a painter and a director. He tells Thu Trang that he considers himself a colourful picture.
Wheelchair-bound woman creates jobs
Despite contracting polio at a young age, Vu Thi Kim Hoa, now 52, has overcome her trials and tribulations through her career in knitting – a very common career path for women in her area in the ‘80s. Ha Nguyen spoke with Hoa, who now directs hundreds of employees.
Phan Tram Anh, 21, a third-year student at the National Economics University, has been chosen from a pool of 3,200 Vietnamese students to represent Viet Nam and join the United Nations Alliance of Civilisation and Education's first summer school programme in New York.
Tu Vi is a familiar face in Viet Nam, having made her mark as a young, beautiful, talented actress model and singer. Her latest movie, Qua Tim Mau (Vengeful Heart), in which she plays the part of a ghost, attracted more than 700,000 viewers in the first 10 days of its release, breaking all records for Vietnamese movies.
Actress by ‘mistake' eyes ‘wrong' roles
After the big success of TV series Tuoi Thanh Xuan (Forever Young), a Viet Nam-South Korea production, Tran Nha Phuong is part of a joint project between Viet Nam Television (VTV) and Japan's TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System).
Baking pizza at the foot of Lang Biang
American James Reelick, 54, loves Da Lat so much that he settled there, started to help out in the tourism sector and even ended up marrying a local woman. He spoke with Ha Nguyen about his impressions of the lush, mountainous area.
Quang Ly has made a reputation for himself as a timeless singer of revolutionary and romantic songs. Born in Thailand, Ly returned to Viet Nam with his family when he was 9. He studied music in Ha Noi and moved to HCM City in 1983. His songs started gaining popularity in 1975 – a historical milestone marking the country's unification.
A student of the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School rediscovered his passion for physics thanks to a novel teaching approach used by a professor at the University of Texas, Dallas. Now Nguyen Quang Thong is poised to pursue a doctorate in physics from Caltech. Thu Trang reports.
Documentary filmmaker Le Lam, 85, spent a year in Quang Tri in 1972 making Nam 1972 Lich Su (The Historic 1972), which depicted the atrocities of war. The hardships and sacrifices of 1972 had made the final reunification of the country in 1975 possible, he told Viet Nam News.
Documentary filmmaker Le Lam, 85, spent a year in Quang Tri in 1972 making Nam 1972 Lich Su (The Historic 1972), which depicted the atrocities of war. The hardships and sacrifices of 1972 had made the final reunification of the country in 1975 possible, he told Viet Nam News.
Director of the Ha Noi Cheo Theatre, Trinh Thuy Mui, tells Thu Trang about several things she has tried and is trying in order to preserve and popularise the traditional opera, especially among the youth.

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.