Winning the first battles in a long war
From the People Onwards has never appeared in a foreign language. I am finishing an English translation and was fortunate to have a grant from the Luce Foundation to research the French side of the story. Now, we have the name of the unfortunate French commander in the first battle, while from Gen Giap, we have his account of the French corporal's unintended death.
Sex workers struggle to give up prostitution
Women suspected of being sex workers mainly come from other cities and provinces across the country and have come to Song Bien and other clubs in the province to receive HIV education and reproductive health services.
A painter who ‘picks up pebbles' of life
Le Tri Dung's horses have acquired human dimensions and emotions, and the painter turns writer as he listens to them intently, filling up page after page, writes Cao Minh.
Will the real Sai Gon dish stand up?
HCMCity, known as the nation's commercial hub, is also a melting pot for cuisines from around the world. Hoang Ha does the rounds.
Do Trong Hieu, 14, is the 3,000th "heart child" of the VinaCapital Foundation's ‘Heartbeat" programme. The teenager, who suffered the added complication of congenitally dislocated knees, will have surgery next week that will put his life back on track and enable him to walk upright soon.
Work a massage into your holiday agenda
Winter in Ha Noi and the northern part of the country is getting to its height as 2014 approaches its end. As everyone struggles to meet tight year-end deadlines or sales targets, you are stretched to the limit and beyond as you hustle to get work done ahead of a long-awaited holiday.
Foie gras with pho, wagyu beef and lemongrass broth
A Christmas gift from the hotel's chef for you and your loved ones in this holiday season. Enjoy!
Coc Xa were the last two words in Antoine's diary, which Madame Jacqueline handed over to Ham, the elderly guide of the French tour group. They indicated a far-away locality in northern Viet Nam where a crucial fight between the Vietnamese and French forces took place over forty years ago.
Alley 96 in HCM City's Phan Dinh Phung Street is now known as "charity alley". At its entrance, an ice-tea bucket has been placed for use by lottery ticket sellers, pedicab drivers and vendors.
I am really getting tired of writing about Tiger Woods, but he keeps giving people, especially idiots like me, new reasons to keep him in the news well past his sale date. This time, of course, involves his withdrawal from an event due to a "twinge" in his recently surgically repaired back.
Co Tu community preserves ancient culture
Masks have been produced for centuries by the Co Tu ethnic minority, who consider them a form of spiritual protection. Cong Thanh reports.
Winning the first battles in a long war
Winning the first battles in a long war

From the People Onwards has never appeared in a foreign language. I am finishing an English translation and was fortunate to have a grant from the Luce Foundation to research the French side of the story. Now, we have the name of the unfortunate French commander in the first battle, while from Gen Giap, we have his account of the French corporal's unintended death.

The White Dusk

Coc Xa were the last two words in Antoine's diary, which Madame Jacqueline handed over to Ham, the elderly guide of the French tour group. They indicated a far-away locality in northern Viet Nam where a crucial fight between the Vietnamese and French forces took place over forty years ago.

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