NA Standing Committee opens its 42nd session
The National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC) yesterday opened its 42nd session in Ha Noi with good news about this year's national socio-economic development and scheduled plans for next year.
Party chief meets with Ha Noi residents ahead of NA meeting
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and a group of law makers met constituents in the capital's Tay Ho District yesterday ahead of the 13th National Assembly's 10th session.
VNA celebrates 55 years since the birth of LPA
Viet Nam News Agency yesterday marked the 55th anniversary of Liberation Press Agency, which later merged with the Viet Nam News Agency one year after the war ended in a ceremony attended by high-ranking representatives and its veteran journalists in HCM City.
Party Central Committee closes 12th meeting
The 11th tenure Party Central Committee's 12th meeting convened its final working day in Ha Noi yesterday, chaired by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.
Rights of citizens abroad discussed
Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh answered reporters' queries about Viet Nam protecting its citizens abroad during a press briefing in Ha Noi yesterday.
Viet Nam, Germany look to bolster collaboration on education
Education has become a prominent field of co-operation for Viet Nam and the German Federal State of Hessen, President Truong Tan Sang said while receiving Karin Mueller, head of the Hessen State Ministry for Science and Arts office in Ha Noi yesterday.
President promotes two officials to rank of general
President Truong Tan Sang announced the promotion of two senior Vietnamese military officials to the rank of general during a ceremony in Ha Noi yesterday.
Party Central Committee's 12th plenary session opens
The 11th Party Central Committee convened its 12th plenary session in Ha Noi yesterday under the chair of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.
Lawmakers meet with voters in Quang Nam
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc yesterday led a delegation of deputies from central Quang Nam Province to meet with some 300 voters from the 14 localities of the province's Duy Xuyen District.
President highlights importance of culture
President Truong Tan Sang yesterday stressed the importance of culture in national development while attending a national scientific conference on the role of arts and literature in developing personalities of Viet Nam.
President urges VN, Cuba economic ties
President Truong Tan Sang said that economic collaboration between Viet Nam and Cuba has yet to match the sound political relations between the two countries, as bilateral trade reached only US$200 million last year.
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A proposal recently made by authorities suggests offering financial rewards to families that only have daughters. This implies the sex ratio in Viet Nam is growing at an alarming rate. In 2014 the average ratio was 114 boys to 100 girls, and possibly up to 150:100 in some areas.


Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.