The people of Duong Lam Ancient Village in Son Tay District, Ha Noi,
recently triggered public debate when they asked for the town's national
heritage listing to be removed.
Recent decisions by Ha Noi leaders to remove new footbridges and upgrade
a newly-built flyover have stunned citizens - and made the city's
traffic situation a hot topic.
Workers hit by lower living standards and record high unemployment have
been staging protests across Europe for the past week, hoping to
persuade their governments to ease austerity measures and boost growth.
For English-Italian artist and curator Richard William di San Marzano, the first time he heard cai luong was an epiphany.