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.
Report on public servants stretches credulity
We are used to raising our eyebrows quizzically whenever a rosy report is put out by some Government agency or the other, but we also understand that a bloated bureaucracy is not likely to be very self-critical.
Recently, Indonesian officials were ordered to eat street foods, such as cassava, steamed corn and yam cakes, at meetings instead of fancy foreign dishes. The initiative came from the nation's newly-elected leader, Joko Widodo, who was born in a slum in Central Java and used to work as a carpenter.
Anti-corruption efforts damaged by scandal
The irony of having to revoke ill-gotten assets from the nation's former anti-corruption czar has not been lost on the public, which has welcomed the move.
Attitude adjustment needed in multiple sectors
Last week, top transport ministry and aviation officials confessed that services at Noi Bai airport in Ha Noi and Tan Son Nhat airport in HCM City were often poor and promised to make improvements.
Vietnamese practices could lead to spread of Ebola
At some point, Ebola will arrive in Viet Nam as an uninvited guest.Once Ebola arrives, it will spread incredibly fast.
Most people have heard of imported fruit that stays firm for five to nine months without a trace of rotting. The stories have led to a swirl of contradictory statements from authorities and experts.
Public trust dented by cracks in new highways
Head of the Government Office Nguyen Van Nen told a press conference on Wednesday that the public should not jump to the conclusion that an irresponsible error led to a crack appearing across the then three-day old Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway. Reports also told of other sites where the brand-new road subsided "due to heavy rain".
Persecuted child worker searches for right path
Four years ago, Nguyen Hao Anh, 14, from the southern province of Ca Mau, became a media figure when he reported inhumane and barbaric torture at the hands of his employers.

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VN committed to realising TPP VN committed to realising TPP

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh reiterated Viet Nam's commitment to negotiating and realising the terms of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the benefit of all TPP members while meeting US Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig yesterday in Ha Noi.

VN Railway Authority head found dead VN Railway Authority head found dead

Director of Viet Nam Railway Authority Nguyen Huu Thang was found dead in his office yesterday in Ha Noi.

Student looks to improve traffic 2    Student looks to improve traffic

South Korean high school student Chihyun Ryu has spent her time in Ha Noi over the last three and a half years walking around Hoan Kiem Lake, and riding on the back of her father's motorbike taking videos of the chaotic traffic.

Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir Talented ‘stage magician' tells story in memoir

Artist Thanh Loc will begin his five-city tour tomorrow in HCM City to launch his newly published memoirs.

Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings Viet Nam sit at 137th in world football rankings

Viet Nam jumped up four steps in international football rankings, according to FIFA's latest list.