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.
The newest food scandal in China, in which rat meat was sold as lamb, hit far too close to home for many Vietnamese consumers.
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.