Travel
Inner Sanctum

Cultural strength creates national pride

Professor of Science Vũ Minh Giang attracts attention every time he chairs a major conference at home and abroad, attracting viewers with his erudition. He is chairman of the Specialty Council of the Center for Asian Studies and has just visited Seoul in the delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to bring cooperation between Việt Nam and South Korea to new heights. Vi Thùy Linh talks with him.
Talk Around Town

Beware, the vlogger pandemic is upon us

The new tây ba lô may still sport the obligatory tie-dye tees and probably own spandex psychedelic pants, but after two years of pandemic lockdown, the 2022 travellers sole obsession seems to be to narcissistically stare at their own image, recording their experience rather than absorbing the sights and sounds of the here and now.
Economy

July’s retail sales of goods, services surge

Việt Nam’s retail sales of goods and services in July are estimated at VNĐ486 trillion (US$20.8 billion), up 2.4 per cent month-on-month, and 42.6 per cent year-on-year, according to the General Statistics Office.
Society

Traditional taxis make a comeback

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent increase in the price of gasoline, many people have re-opted for traditional taxis because it is increasingly difficult to book ride-share cars, and the fares have risen sharply.
Economy

PM calls for stronger price stabilisation efforts

Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has sent a dispatch to ministers, heads of ministry-level agencies and chairmen of the People’s Committees of centrally-run provinces and cities, asking for strengthened efforts in the management of prices of essential goods and services.