Viet Nam needs to address ongoing ‘brain drain'
I was full of joy and hope when 18-year-old Nguyen Trong Nhan from the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang won a contest seeking the best and brightest high-school students.
Superfluous notary requirements cause headache
Many people in Viet Nam, including foreigners, have troubles when getting their documents and papers stamped at notary offices or authenticated at local governmental offices.
Airport customers get short end of the noodle
The price of instant noodles sold at airports caught the attention of the National Assembly Standing Committee last Tuesday.
Education agency dupes unsuspecting public
After the issuance of the Government's decree on education reform late last year, a leader of the country's education sector, while admitting that the education sector still had many weaknesses, called for the public to trust in the cause to carry out an "overhaul" of the sector.
Should inequality be a concern in Viet Nam? I asked this question of an older farmer I met in Lao Cai last year. After our interpreter struggled to find a word in Mong language that translated as "inequality", I asked him if he viewed the difference in income between the rich and poor as a problem.
A second language can open many doors
A recent draft document from the Ministry of Home Affairs has raised an interesting discussion. It revolves around whether high-ranking government officials should be required to master at least one foreign language, as the draft suggests.
In 2013, global job-search portal CareerCast rated journalism as the worst job in the United States, below lumberjacks, janitors, garbage collectors and bus drivers.The agency publishes the list annually in its Jobs Rate Reports. Two hundred jobs are ranked based on factors such as environment, income, outcome and stress.
During a recent visit to a high school, Pham Minh Chinh, Quang Ninh Province's Party Secretary, met four security guards working outside the gates.
In the piece "Vietnam's dangerous acts", Liu Hongyang, chargé d'affaires at the Chinese Embassy in Indonesia, mentioned that the Xisha (or Paracel) Islands "are an inherent territory of China".
In preparing for the 24th Asean Summit in Myanmar, member states studied ways to respond positively to Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's October 2013 proposal for an Asean-China Treaty on Good Neighbourliness, Friendship and Cooperation.
The Vietnamese people are angry. The nation is angry. We are telling the world that we are angry. We have every right to be angry.

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Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak 1    Viet Nam issues directive to prevent Ebola outbreak

People from countries affected by the Ebola outbreak in the last 21 days, will have to sign a medical declaration before entering Viet Nam from August 15.

Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs 2    Overseas PhDs fail to guarantee jobs

People who earn their PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) abroad on State budget money, often return home to find their employment chances are relatively dim.

Elephants at risk in Dak Lak 1    Elephants at risk in Dak Lak

Elephant numbers are falling rapidly in Dak Lak Province and local authorities are struggling to protect the giant animals from the threat of extinction.

Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia 2    Mui Ne rated 2nd most beautiful beach in Southeast Asia

Mui Ne beach in the central province of Binh Thuan has been rated by travel guide Canadian Travellers as one of the 11 most beautiful beaches in Southeast Asia.

New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September New fleet of tuna vessels to set sail in September

The Ship Institute at the University of Nha Trang and the Yanmar Company of Japan last Saturday launched a composite-hulled tuna fishing ship in Nha Trang City.