Would you start eating insects for their nutritional and environmental benefits?
Entomophagy – or the consumption of insects– would be one of the words to describe the eating habits of Vietnamese people.
What do you think of such crazes for branded products and luxury goods?
Heavy traffic congestion occurred on August 7 on Ha Noi's downtown street of Dinh Le as customers flocked to the street to buy the products of some famous brand names such as Gucci, Milano and D&G.
How does your country deal with those who hire prostitutes illegally?
The Ha Noi Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Department has proposed publicising the names of people who hire prostitutes and requiring them to do community service.
Do you want an end to late-night liquor sales?
The Ministry of Health is drafting a plan to ban the sale of alcohol after 10pm in a bid to curb alcohol abuse in Viet Nam, which often leads to traffic accidents and domestic violence.
How did you find your current rental house in Viet Nam?

In Viet Nam, tenants often have no choice but to deal directly with landlords who choose to avoid using agents. As a result, many problems can develop between the two sides.

You Asked, published on Tuesdays, gives readers an opportunity to ask Viet Nam News questions. We publish selected responses the following week.
What do you think of the policy?
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs' Circular 03, which takes effect from March, has met with unfavourable feedback from the public as it set high standards for foreigners who want to work in Viet Nam.
A plan to develop Western style angle-parking for cars
The move is seen as an attempt to rein in traffic congestion in downtown Ha Noi, especially since big cars began to dominate most of the roads. Ha Noi Parking Ltd Co has been licensed as sole provider of the pilot parking service. What do you think about the new plan?
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers for their opinions about a new labour policy, which acknowledges domestic assistance as an official profession and aims to protect the rights of domestic workers.
Do domestic workers deserve a better deal?
A new labour policy, Decree 27, that takes effect on May 25, acknowledges domestic workers are a professional group and aims to protect their rights.
What is your take on Viet Nam's beer consumption?
A recent report by the Viet Nam Beer, Alcohol and Beverage Association said the country consumed more than 3 billion litres of beer last year.

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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.