We have rarely seen the people of Ha Noi this agitated. Residents are justly proud of their city, famous for its tree-lined streets, tranquil lakes and graceful French and Vietnamese architecture that they love with a passion best felt when one is away from home.
The heart-breaking images of a seventh grader being beaten by a group of her classmates in the southern Tra Vinh Province months ago continues to stir parents, teachers and educators. They are still talking about who should be blamed for school bullying, which appears to be on the increase.
It is the most basic of all economic principles – prices rise if demand exceeds supply and fall if the opposite happens. There is no rocket science involved here, but why are Vietnamese farmers failing to grasp this, time and again, in heart-breaking fashion?
The annual International Women's Day, March 8, will be held on Sunday. As this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, a significant turning point in the global agenda for gender equality, the United Nations group simply known as UN Women has set a theme Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!
As in many other cultures, it is considered inauspicious in Viet Nam to say or do "bad" things during the first days of Tet (Lunar New Year). The belief is that this will set the tone for the rest of the year.
Eerything has its price. But the price Viet Nam is paying for industrialisation and urbanisation seems too much to bear.
A doctor working at Bach Mai Hospital in Ha Noi said one of her patients committed suicide last year because he did not have enough money to pay for daily treatment for his kidney disease. The treatment fee was too much for the man to afford, especially since he was so ill he could not work.
Authorities fail to deal with dangerous vehicles
Nine people killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a minibus last Saturday in Thanh Hoa Province were relatives on their way to Quang Ninh for a wedding. Parents of the bride-to-be were both killed. A happy occasion turned tragic. No words could describe the pain.
It should be obvious, pro workers is not anti China
An opinion piece published in the Chinese Global Times earlier this month pontificated that Viet Nam's Transport Minister Dinh La Thang should not have reprimanded a Chinese contractor after a fatal railway project accident.
Higher entry fees miss the bigger tourism picture
It is not often that one offers a surprise New Year gift that recipients are not thankful for. The central province of Quang Binh has managed this with ease.
How can heritage exist without community?
During a recent conference that looked at the Viet Nam Cultural Heritage Association's 2104-19 term, researchers and managers spent most of their time discussing solutions to community-based cultural heritage development.

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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000 1    Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.