Getting the direction of history right

Seven years after his TV series Đường Lên Điện Biên (Road to Điện Biên), director Bùi Tuấn Dũng is back in action with the 10-episode work Bình Minh Phía Trước (Dawn ahead) about late Party General Secretary Nguyễn Văn Cừ. The series was screened on VTV1 every weekday from July 6 to celebrate the revolutionary's 110th birthday.
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Young actor shines as Trịnh Công Sơn

Despite entering the entertainment industry through Giọng Hát Việt 2018 (The Voice of Vietnam), Lương Anh Vũ (Avin Lu) is now more widely known as an actor. His recent performance in Em Và Trịnh (You and Trịnh), a biopic of songwriter Trịnh Công Sơn (1939-2001) has dominated Việt Nam’s box office in recent weeks.
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Overseas Vietnamese author promotes culture of her motherland

Quyên Gavoye, an overseas Vietnamese living in France, is a writer who received the Cricket Prize in the Cricket Desire category this year. Her two award-winning novels, Emma thảm hoạ (Disaster Emma) and Biệt đội thám tử (The Detective Squad), were published by the Kim Đồng Publishing House and achieved widespread acclaim.
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Woman with an iron will

For the first time, Việt Nam has had a representative in the Ironman World Championship. Lâm Túc Ngân, 27, from HCM City, qualified for the biggest event after winning Ironman Philippines 140.6’s 25-29 year-old female group and finishing in the top 8 of the women's ranking. She will join powerful athletes from all over the world at the 2022 event in Hawai in early October.

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Coach Sỹ: 'I was born to do athletics'

The SEA Games 31 marked a great success for Vietnamese athletics with a record 22 gold medals to lead the team rankings. Athletes of coach Trần Văn Sỹ claimed eight gold medals. Sỹ’ has trained many famous athletes in international tournaments. Thanh Nga talks to him.

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The man with the golden gun

The 31st SEA Games was the last regional sports meet for marksman Trần Quốc Cường. Gold medals in the men's individual 50m air pistol and 10m team pistol were a great way to draw the curtains on a stunning competitive career. He speaks with Hữu Hiệp about his passion and future.

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Vietnamese tenor pitches for wider audience

Western classical music, especially operatic singing, is not a normal career choice for Vietnamese youth today, but tenor Nguyễn Thế Quang Huy plans to familiarise it through creative means. He talks to Thu Ngân.

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Scientist brings solar energy closer to people

When beginning his journey to the US at the age of 20, Nguyễn Trọng Hiếu showed an endless passion for science. From a young student, Hiếu has become one of the nation’s leading scientists in engineering. With pioneer initiatives in solar energy, he and his team have taken humanity one step closer to a future where solar energy can thrive. Việt Nam News reporter Hoàng Hồ talks with Hiếu about his journey.

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The freedom of wild swimming

After a near-death swimming incident, Nguyễn Ngọc Khánh realised he didn't know how to swim in natural water and decided to impart the swimming skills to as many people as possible. The experience has helped him find his life's mission

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Basketball couple dream of golden double at SEA Games

Huỳnh Thị Ngoan and Triệu Hán Minh are a special couple in Việt Nam’s basketball community. They have both been called to serve the national team at the 31st Southeast Asian Games. In their second Games, both are targeting gold medals if possible. Thanh Hà chats with them ahead of the regional biennial sporting festival.

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Developing sustainable community-based tourism

The people play a central role in the development of community-based tourism, and the local government also has a vital role. Bảo Khánh talks with the Chairman of the Việt Nam Community–based Tourism Association (VCTC) Phạm Hải Quỳnh about his views on sustainable tourism development

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Photographer shows Việt Nam's beauty from above

After six years pursuing photography, Phạm Huy Trung has received more than 50 prestigious awards at home and abroad. His photos not only bring out the beauty of Việt Nam but also highlight the country's culture and tourism. Thành Nhân talks to Trung about his journey.

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Modernising traditional Vietnamese music

With a passion and devotion for Vietnamese traditional culture, singer Hà Myo (real name Nguyễn Ngọc Hà) has been honoured with the title of 'Vietnamese Promising Young Face 2021'. She talks to Ngô Minh about her motivation in music.

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Muay Thai legend seeks missing title at SEA Games

Muay Thai fighter Nguyễn Trần Duy Nhất has won the world championship titles eight times, seven in combat competitions and one in performance. But he has never topped the Southeast Asian Games podium. Ahead of the upcoming Games, which will be his fifth, Thanh Hà spoke to him about his preparation.

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A united team is more important than stars

President Nguyễn Hữu Thắng of HCM City FC plans to build a new playing style for his club. He wants a team that develops through the contribution of all players more than a club that relies on individual stars. Thắng speaks with Hồng Nam about the team’s preparation and expectations for 2022

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