Circular on naming names sparks debate
A circular banning businesses from using Vietnamese celebrities' names or places associated with colonisation has caused concern among the thousands of companies named after famous people or places.
SecurityDaily, a Vietnamese network security company, announced on October 15 that hackers were exploiting a huge gap that enabled them to steal the accounts of hundreds of Facebook users.
Piracy clouds e-books' growing popularity
Nguyen Hung Sang, a self-confessed bookworm and an employee of an import enterprise in Ha Noi, used to wander through bookstores along Nguyen Xi and Dinh Le streets near Hoan Kiem Lake on weekends to find new books.
The short arm of the law in Viet Nam
Eight years ago, for my college graduation thesis, I chose to write about the World Trade Organisation's Agreement on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and its impacts on developing countries.
Motorists, the road belongs to walkers too
Whether it is taking our vehicles out of the garage, or starting the engine to hit the road, or driving in rush hour to our offices, there exists in our minds a series of predictable steps and specific objects associated with these steps.
All work and no play makes children stressed
We try our best to inject small moments of calm into our hectic daily lives, but when we push all day to accomplish everything on our to-do lists, we often sacrifice the fun parts of life.
One man's meat, another man's pet
The recent arrest of a Vietnamese man living in Germany for the "crime" of killing and eating a cat has stirred up a lively debate among netizens in his homeland.
Women battle with tradition of inequality
Huong and her husband, Nguyen Van Tien, met at university. When they graduated, the couple got steady jobs in the northern province of Thai Nguyen. Huong worked for a State-owned company while Tien applied for a job at a foreign-invested company and quickly became a key manager.
Reality TV host choices stir up debate
Lately, there has been much talk about the quality of several television reality shows, from the top-notch to the small-scale kind. The issue revolves around the question of what the producers really care about – the quality of the shows or the popularity of the people who are their hosts.
Parents divided over new marking system
Starting next month, primary school students will be slowly weaned from the traditional marking system for their work. Instead, teachers will judge them through comments on their overall capacity and performance.
Are magnet schools too high-pressure?
At recent meetings between school officials and students' parents at the beginning of this schoolyear, teachers stressed the importance of studying and the increasingly difficult curricula that students were expected to master.

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PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties 4    PM's India visit to bolster strategic ties

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung begins an official visit to India today, aiming to consolidate the strategic partnership between both countries and take it to new heights.

Law to ease real estate restrictions 1    Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

National team in training ahead of AFC challenge 1    National team in training ahead of AFC challenge

The Japanese coach of Viet Nam's national football team, Toshyia Miura, says that fitness and tactics will be his priorities in a 10-day training camp in the southern province of Binh Duong.

Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long Bear bile tourism shuts down in Ha Long

Bear bile tourism in the northern province of Quang Ninh's Ha Long City has finally been shut down, according to the non-governmental organisation Education for Nature – Viet Nam (ENV).

Artist restores traditional values through paper Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.