Inner Sanctum

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.

Vietnamese doctors gain Cambodian people's trust

Chợ Rẫy-Phnom Penh Hospital was put into operation in 2014 under a project of investment cooperation between Việt Nam and Cambodia. Most of the doctors there were transferred from Chợ Rẫy Hospital in HCM City to work at the hospital.

Ethnic Cơ Tu people treasure threatened freshwater fish

Vũng Bọt Stream at the junction of the Bắc (North) and Nam (South) rivers that merge the Cu Đê River is home to the 'niên' fish (Onychostoma gerlachi), a natural freshwater fish species that is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.


Office manager turns Games athlete

Office workers becoming professional athletes is not uncommon throughout the world, but such cases are rare in Việt Nam. That’s why Trịnh Vũ Anh Huy, currently a senior manager of a “Big Four” company in Việt Nam, has drawn so much media attention by competing in the triathlon.

How history is taught needs to change: educators

Many educators have raised concerns about the Ministry of Education and Training’s new general education programme plan in which history will become an optional subject for high school students in the 2022-23 academic year.