It's exam season in Viet Nam - high school students just finished their graduation exams.
What do you think of the way youngsters apply global trends, including the ‘kiss cam'?
Youngsters in Viet Nam are quickly catching up with global trends. Some trends are welcomed by the local community, but others are not.
Do the proposed regulations violate individual freedom?
Next week: Will a limit of 50 SMSs a day per mobile user stop the bulk spamming?
A TV news story showed viewers a video clip about a couple of foreigners who snatched VND10 million (US$465) from a toy shop in HCM City when its staff were distracted. The shop assistant later admitted that he did not look out because they were foreigners and were well dressed.
How can Viet Nam promote its traditional intangible cultural heritage?
Traditional Vietnamese music is highly diverse, ranging from Hue's royal court music or Nha Nhac Cung Dinh, cheo, a form of generally satirical , to ca tru and hat xoan, a form of art that originated in Phu Tho Province.
What is your attitude toward products made in your country?
A Vietnamese tech firm launched the first domestically produced smartphone on May 26. Many Vietnamese are proud of the product, and foreign experts have lauded it as a great technical achievement. But some others who dislike all products made in Viet Nam have criticised the phone even before using it.
According to a draft amendment to the Civil Code, the full name of a Vietnamese citizen should not have more than 25 letters, or any numbers or symbols. The change was proposed at a National Assembly Standing Committee meeting last week and will be debated at 9th session of the 13th National Assembly. Tell us what you think about the proposed amendment? Do you think a long name really causes that much trouble?
What do you think the pros and cons are for foreigners working in Viet Nam if they were included in the country's social and health insurance programme?
Next week: Under new provisions of the 2014 Law on Social Insurance, which will come into effect on January 1, 2016, foreign workers whose work permits, practice licenses or certificates are granted by competent Vietnamese authorities will be subject to mandatory social and health insurance.
Walking streets in cities: how do we make them more attractive to tourists?
In your country, how do authorities manage public cultural areas or walking streets?
How does society view teacher-student relations in your country?
The HCM City-based Vietnamese American Vocational Training College (VATC) announced last week that it will forbid its lecturers from being involved in romantic relations with its students.
Do you like free food?
Hundreds of people in HCM City recently queued up for more than three hours under the harsh sun for free McDonald's food. Many people slammed the queue as "lacking of self-esteem" and that McDonald's way of doing PR lacked humanity. However, there are others who say there's nothing shameful at all to queue for free food.

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 2    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.