President speaks on defending national interest
President Truong Tan Sang, also a Politburo member, spoke to Tap chi Cong san (Communist Review) about the sacred task of protecting national independence, sovereignty, unification and territorial integrity amid the onslaught of globalisation. The following are excerpts:
Viet Nam farm to produce Kobe beef
Named after Kobe, the capital city of Hyogo Prefecture, the beef will be processed from cattle now being raised in Viet Nam's first ever Kobe beef farm in Tan Lac Commune, Lam Dong Province.
‘Spice of kings' at risk of disappearing
Cinnamon, which once enriched people in Thanh Hoa, is now difficult to find. Duc Loi and Trung Hieu meet the local "kings of cinnamon".
Hue renews efforts to boost tourism
While Hue is offering discount tour packages in an attempt to lure visitors during the low season, more should be invested in the programme to ensure its success, Phuoc Buu reports.
Vietnamese painter earns fame with nudes
Overseas customers have been won over by Do Son's work, which primarily features nude women. Ha Nguyen and Hong Dieu report.
Xa Dan dessert shop hits the sweet spot
Vietnamese che usually comes in flavours like black bean and lotus seed, but this shop offers more modern styles. Hoang Ha reports.
Vietnamese youth vie to turn tricks
Anew sport called ‘tricking', which combines techniques from martial arts to acrobatics, is drawing legions of fans. Thanh Nga reports.
Chuyen Chang Dung Si (Story of a Valiant Man) will be performed during the second ASEAN-China Festival to be held in Nanning, China, this October. Nguyen Anh Tu, deputy director of the theatre staging the event, talks with Lan Dung about theatre for children in Viet Nam.
Like it or not, death is universal and everyone eventually dies. So how we do cope with death in our lives? Usually we cherish the memories that we have of the deceased. We relive the times that we shared with our departed loved ones and try to make sure that they are not forgotten.
The 40-year-old Lady's Dream
At the age of forty, I still liked to be seen as an ageless lady. "Mad! Liar!" I imagined people would say if they knew. You could possibly call me mad - but a liar? Not really! I was a psychologist, so why would I need anyone else to diagnose me?
Bun Bo Hue (Fragrant Beef Soup with delicate vermicelli noodles, Hue style)
Central Viet Nam's cuisine is known for its unique spices and flavours. The cuisine of the former royal city of Hue, for example, was once created for kings and queens. One of Viet Nam's most popular dishes is Bun Bo Hue, a fragrant beef soup, with delicate vermicelli noodles, that has an intoxicating balance of flavours.
President speaks on defending national interest
President speaks on defending national interest

President Truong Tan Sang, also a Politburo member, spoke to Tap chi Cong san (Communist Review) about the sacred task of protecting national independence, sovereignty, unification and territorial integrity amid the onslaught of globalisation. The following are excerpts:

The 40-year-old Lady's Dream
The 40-year-old Lady's Dream

At the age of forty, I still liked to be seen as an ageless lady. "Mad! Liar!" I imagined people would say if they knew. You could possibly call me mad - but a liar? Not really! I was a psychologist, so why would I need anyone else to diagnose me?

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President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism 1    President leads tribute to war hero who stood up to colonialism

President Truong Tan Sang yesterday attended a ceremony marking the 150th anniversary of the death of Truong Dinh, a national hero in the war against the French, in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang.

Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals Viet Nam topple Japan in int'l Robocon finals

The Lac Hong University Robocon team yesterday triumphed over their Japanese rival to take out this year's International Robocon contest in Pune, India.

How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition 2    How to eat to beat the heat: lessons from Asian tradition

At a recent English conversation get-together, I chose the topic - How to beat the heat? I also chose a second topic - Ways to calm down when one gets hot-headed.

Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring Government refuses to give preferential policies to Vinalines in debt restructuring

The Vietnamese Government will not make any preferential policies to support the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) during its restructuring plan.

Vietnamese lions to roar again Vietnamese lions to roar again

In the near future, foreign-style stone lions with fierce looks, large paws and sharp teeth are expected to be removed from relics, pagodas and temples throughout the country.