Vietnam Home Vietnam and Asia Latest News - VietnamBrief.COM https://vietnambrief.com/component/content/frontpage.html Sun, 25 Sep 2022 08:00:50 +0000 Biz.VN GNU/GPL Core System en-gb Hạ Long Bay among top ten best destinations in the world https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/497776-h-long-bay-among-top-ten-best-destinations-in-the-world.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/497776-h-long-bay-among-top-ten-best-destinations-in-the-world.html

UNESCO heritage site Hạ Long Bay in the northern province of Quảng Ninh is one of most beautiful places in the world to add to any traveller’s bucket list in 2022, according to Canadian travel publication The Travel.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Wed, 17 Aug 2022 22:39:30 +0000
No ‘restricted area’ in corruption fight, breakthroughs achieved: Party chief https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/496677-no-restricted-area-in-corruption-fight-breakthroughs-achieved-party-chief.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/496677-no-restricted-area-in-corruption-fight-breakthroughs-achieved-party-chief.html

Vietnam’s fight against corruption is stronger than ever, with many breakthroughs recorded in the strict implementation of laws, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said Wednesday.

No ‘restricted area’ in corruption fight, breakthroughs achieved: Party chief

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Wed, 17 Aug 2022 20:55:55 +0000
90% of Vietnamese migrant workers are low-skilled: expert https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/496453-90-of-vietnamese-migrant-workers-are-low-skilled-expert.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/496453-90-of-vietnamese-migrant-workers-are-low-skilled-expert.html

The vast majority of Vietnamese workers abroad are low-skilled, driving the future need for more high-skilled labor, experts told a Tuesday conference.

90% of Vietnamese migrant workers are low-skilled: expert

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Wed, 17 Aug 2022 19:00:00 +0000
PM emphasises the need to stablise macro ecomony, markets, politics and people's life https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/457333-pm-emphasises-the-need-to-stablise-macro-ecomony-markets-politics-and-peoples-life.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/457333-pm-emphasises-the-need-to-stablise-macro-ecomony-markets-politics-and-peoples-life.html

 Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính stressed the need to ensure the stability of the macro-economy, markets, politics, and people’s material and spiritual life while chairing a regular government meeting on Wednesday.

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support@it.vn (Thao DNP) frontpage Wed, 03 Aug 2022 09:40:30 +0000
Young actors preserve traditional southern musical performance https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/456138-2022-08-04-17-39-51.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/456138-2022-08-04-17-39-51.html

Young actors of the Sân Khấu Tài Năng (Talent Stage) Club made their debut with a series of performances in HCM City last weekend. 

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Wed, 03 Aug 2022 01:22:45 +0000
Blue, The Moffatts, A1, and 911 set to perform in Hà Nội https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/456139-2022-08-04-17-38-45.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/456139-2022-08-04-17-38-45.html

Four popular boybands from the 1990s and 2000s, Blue, The Moffatts, A1, and 911, will play at the HAY Glamping Music Festival in Hà Nội on August 6.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Wed, 03 Aug 2022 01:21:30 +0000
Firefighters sacrifice for the lives of others (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/society/characters/456342-2022-08-04-17-22-56.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/characters/456342-2022-08-04-17-22-56.html

Yesterday hardly anyone knew their names. Today they are national heroes, remembered by a nation, and posthumously rewarded for paying the ultimate price.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 03 Aug 2022 00:06:00 +0000
PM calls for stronger price stabilization efforts https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/455801-pm-calls-for-stronger-price-stabilisation-efforts.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/455801-pm-calls-for-stronger-price-stabilisation-efforts.html

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.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Tue, 02 Aug 2022 23:28:45 +0000
Vietnamese movies fail to compete at box office with imports (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/454231-vietnamese-movies-fail-to-compete-at-box-office-with-imports.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/454231-vietnamese-movies-fail-to-compete-at-box-office-with-imports.html

Foreign films are sweeping the box office while Vietnamese films are doing badly, with most of them losing money.

A still from Side Seeing. Photo courtesy of Galaxy Cinema

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Tue, 02 Aug 2022 19:14:00 +0000
Vietnamese prefer digital payments https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/452635-vietnamese-prefer-digital-payments.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/452635-vietnamese-prefer-digital-payments.html

Phuong Thuy was dumbfounded when a shopkeeper handed over her bread but said they only accept cash and not online payments.

A person makes a payment using a QR code at a store in Hanois Dong Da District. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Trang

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Tue, 02 Aug 2022 08:08:16 +0000
Deputy PM directs agencies to support families of three firefighters killed in line of duty https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/453523-2022-08-03-18-09-14.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/453523-2022-08-03-18-09-14.html

Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh has signed an official dispatch No 683/CĐ-TTg to direct agencies to visit and support the families of three firefighters, who died while tackling a blaze at ISIS karaoke bar at Quan Hoa Street at about 2 pm on Monday.

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trangto@it.vn (Trang To) frontpage Tue, 02 Aug 2022 07:06:58 +0000
Stability of Vietnamese đồng under pressure of global headwinds https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/452806-stability-of-vietnamese-ng-under-pressure-of-global-headwinds.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/452806-stability-of-vietnamese-ng-under-pressure-of-global-headwinds.html

Global central banks are in a dash to raise interest rates to cool rampant high inflation and their moves are challenging the State Bank of Việt Nam’s policymaking in a way to support the economic recovery while sustaining macroeconomic sustainability.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 02 Aug 2022 02:05:45 +0000
Red Journey marks a decade of voluntary blood donation https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/453123-red-journey-marks-a-decade-of-voluntary-blood-donation.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/453123-red-journey-marks-a-decade-of-voluntary-blood-donation.html

Hành trình Đỏ (Red Journey), the country’s largest-scale blood donation campaign, has contributed to changing awareness of people about voluntary blood donation.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Tue, 02 Aug 2022 00:22:30 +0000
Hanoi considers new opera house near West Lake https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-entertainment/435170-hanoi-considers-new-opera-house-near-west-lake.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-entertainment/435170-hanoi-considers-new-opera-house-near-west-lake.html

Hanoi plans to build a 13,000-square-meter performing arts center, capable of hosting around 3,500 seats, near the West Lake.

Hanoi considers new opera house near West Lake

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hoang.anh@ibiz.vn (Hoang Anh (Manager)) frontpage Wed, 13 Jul 2022 14:20:17 +0000
World's population to hit 8 bln. What does that mean for Asia? https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/435165-worlds-population-to-hit-8-bln-what-does-that-mean-for-asia.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/435165-worlds-population-to-hit-8-bln-what-does-that-mean-for-asia.html

In November this year, the world's population will reach 8 billion. From the world’s most populous countries - China and India - to the world’s smallest populations in the Pacific island nations, the Asia-Pacific region is home to a diverse group of around 4.3 billion people from different walks of life, gender, age, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

World population to hit 8 billion this year: UN | The Straits Times

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Wed, 13 Jul 2022 10:17:32 +0000
777 new COVID-19 cases confirmed on Wednesday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/420598-777-new-covid-19-cases-confirmed-on-wednesday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/420598-777-new-covid-19-cases-confirmed-on-wednesday.html

The latest update brings Việt Nam’s COVID-19 infections to 10,745,631, the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Wed, 29 Jun 2022 18:54:43 +0000
Over 600 new COVID cases reported on Monday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/420511-over-600-new-covid-cases-reported-on-monday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/420511-over-600-new-covid-cases-reported-on-monday.html

There are additional 637 new COVID-19 infections recorded across Việt Nam on Monday with no deaths.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Mon, 27 Jun 2022 18:34:45 +0000
Health ministry issues latest guidance on COVID-19 vaccination https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/420469-health-ministry-issues-latest-guidance-on-covid-19-vaccination.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/420469-health-ministry-issues-latest-guidance-on-covid-19-vaccination.html

The Ministry of Health has issued its latest guidance on COVID-19 vaccinations.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Mon, 27 Jun 2022 08:16:00 +0000
Daily cases continue to fall, no deaths recorded on Sunday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/420455-daily-cases-continue-to-fall-no-deaths-recorded-on-sunday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/420455-daily-cases-continue-to-fall-no-deaths-recorded-on-sunday.html

The number of COVID-19 cases in Việt Nam continued to fall on Sunday, with 557 new cases and zero deaths recorded.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Sun, 26 Jun 2022 18:38:30 +0000
657 new COVID-19 infections reported on Saturday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/420425-657-new-covid-19-infections-reported-on-saturday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/420425-657-new-covid-19-infections-reported-on-saturday.html

Việt Nam registered 657 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, with zero deaths recorded.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Sat, 25 Jun 2022 19:06:38 +0000
New music series refreshes hit songs https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/420395-2022-07-17-06-41-56.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/420395-2022-07-17-06-41-56.html

Famous Vietnamese singers, new and old, will be the guests of a new music series which will debut tonight (June 25).

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sat, 25 Jun 2022 08:00:00 +0000
Việt Nam confirms 723 new COVID-19 infections, no deaths on Friday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419979-2022-06-24-19-48-24.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419979-2022-06-24-19-48-24.html

 HÀ NỘI — A total of 723 new cases of COVID-19 were recorded in Việt Nam on Friday.

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hoang.anh@ibiz.vn (Hoang Anh (Manager)) frontpage Fri, 17 Jun 2022 18:15:18 +0000
Support from other countries key to fighting climate change https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/419983-support-from-other-countries-key-to-fighting-climate-change.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/419983-support-from-other-countries-key-to-fighting-climate-change.html

Việt Nam has joined the race to a net-zero economy by 2050 as it was among more than 40 countries that agreed to shift away from coal, one of the biggest generators of CO2 emissions, in pledges made at the COP26 climate summit.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 17 Jun 2022 18:11:09 +0000
House's ancient clay roof tiles show old is still the gold standard https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/419978-houses-ancient-clay-roof-tiles-show-old-is-still-the-gold-standard.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/419978-houses-ancient-clay-roof-tiles-show-old-is-still-the-gold-standard.html

Tranquil House uses old-style clay roof tiles and brown reused bricks, giving it the appearance of an old village home.

House's ancient clay roof tiles show old is still the gold standard

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 17 Jun 2022 17:30:00 +0000
Nha Trang scrambles to save coral reefs from bleaching https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/419941-2022-06-24-19-14-00.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/419941-2022-06-24-19-14-00.html

Saving coral reefs in Nha Trang Bay Marine Protected Area from massive bleaching is a priority that requires a long-term, scientific and sustainable strategy, scientists and oceanographers have said.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 17 Jun 2022 08:33:00 +0000
Two Vietnam resorts among world's best for family retreat https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/419935-two-vietnam-resorts-among-worlds-best-for-family-retreat.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/419935-two-vietnam-resorts-among-worlds-best-for-family-retreat.html

Australian travel magazine Holidays with Kids listed Alma Resort Cam Ranh and The Anam in Cam Ranh beach town in central Vietnam among the world's 10 best family-friendly destinations.

Two Vietnam resorts among world's best for family retreat

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 17 Jun 2022 08:07:24 +0000
Police pursue thief over 20-km wild chase (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/criminal/419931-police-pursue-thief-over-20-km-wild-chase.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/criminal/419931-police-pursue-thief-over-20-km-wild-chase.html

Traffic police in the southern province of Binh Duong on Thursday pursued a suspected thief in a car in a wild chase spanning 20 km, a video footage revealed.

Police pursue thief over 20-km wild chase

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Thu, 16 Jun 2022 20:21:00 +0000
Việt Nam logs 774 COVID infections, no deaths on Thursday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419927-vit-nam-logs-774-covid-infections-no-deaths-on-thursday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419927-vit-nam-logs-774-covid-infections-no-deaths-on-thursday.html

Việt Nam recorded 774 new COVID-19 infections in 44 of 63 localities in the past 24 hours, bringing the total caseload to 10,734,925, according to the health ministry's Thursday report.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Thu, 16 Jun 2022 18:27:45 +0000
Vietnam's iconic bun cha features in British Platinum Jubilee Cookbook https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/419906-vietnams-iconic-bun-cha-features-in-british-platinum-jubilee-cookbook.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/419906-vietnams-iconic-bun-cha-features-in-british-platinum-jubilee-cookbook.html

Bun cha (Vietnamese grilled pork with rice noodles), a Vietnamese signature dish, has been featured in the Platinum Jubilee Cookbook in celebration of Queen Elizabeth's 70 years on the throne.

Vietnam's iconic bun cha features in British Platinum Jubilee Cookbook

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 16 Jun 2022 14:45:33 +0000
Japan runs biggest trade deficit in more than 8 years in May https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/asia-and-asean/419895-japan-runs-biggest-trade-deficit-in-more-than-8-years-in-may.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/asia-and-asean/419895-japan-runs-biggest-trade-deficit-in-more-than-8-years-in-may.html

Japan ran its biggest single-month trade deficit in more than eight years in May as high commodity prices and declines in the yen swelled imports, clouding the country's economic outlook.

Japan runs biggest trade deficit in more than 8 years in May

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support@it.vn (Thao DNP) frontpage Thu, 16 Jun 2022 10:34:51 +0000
Hà Nội residents enjoy rooftop solar benefits (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/419893-2022-06-24-17-53-18.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/419893-2022-06-24-17-53-18.html

Although there is less sunshine in northern Việt Nam than in other regions, some Hà Nội residents are still happy with the electricity their rooftop solar power systems produce.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 16 Jun 2022 10:29:45 +0000
Ninh Thuận leads country in renewables development by turning difficulties into opportunities https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/419877-ninh-thun-leads-country-in-renewables-development-by-turning-difficulties-into-opportunities.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/419877-ninh-thun-leads-country-in-renewables-development-by-turning-difficulties-into-opportunities.html

The south-central coastal province of Ninh Thuận has leapfrogged to become Việt Nam’s leading locality in renewable energy development, Vice Chairman of Ninh Thuận People’s Committee Phan Tấn Cảnh said in his remarks the Asia virtual conference.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Thu, 16 Jun 2022 08:01:00 +0000
New law requires foreign films to submit abridged script https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-laws/419868-new-law-requires-foreign-films-to-submit-abridged-script.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-laws/419868-new-law-requires-foreign-films-to-submit-abridged-script.html

A new law requires foreign organizations and individuals producing films in Vietnam to provide abridged versions of the full script and detailed scripts for scenes shot in Vietnam.

New law requires foreign films to submit abridged script

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Wed, 15 Jun 2022 20:53:38 +0000
Việt Nam confirms 866 new COVID-19 infections on Wednesday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419866-vit-nam-confirms-866-new-covid-19-infections-on-wednesday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419866-vit-nam-confirms-866-new-covid-19-infections-on-wednesday.html

A total 866 new cases of COVID-19 and no deaths were recorded in Việt Nam on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Wed, 15 Jun 2022 19:26:15 +0000
Education service fees will not rise in next school year https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/more-education/419858-2022-06-23-17-44-48.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/more-education/419858-2022-06-23-17-44-48.html

The Ministry of Education and Training agreed with the solution of the Ministry of Finance to maintain the price of educational services in the 2022-2023 school year in response to the price increase of many goods.

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trangto@it.vn (Trang To) frontpage Wed, 15 Jun 2022 16:00:30 +0000
'Billionaire Island' Hon Thom an investment phenomenon https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/419848-billionaire-island-hon-thom-an-investment-phenomenon.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/419848-billionaire-island-hon-thom-an-investment-phenomenon.html

Hon Thom Paradise Island promises to be a magnet to attract tourists with investment to become a “billionaire island.”

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Wed, 15 Jun 2022 11:19:13 +0000
Vaccination still important tool in COVID-19 control: MoH https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419837-2022-06-23-16-46-39.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419837-2022-06-23-16-46-39.html

Vaccination is still an important tool in COVID-19 pandemic prevention and control although almost all communes and wards around the country are now listed as low-risk areas.

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trangto@it.vn (Trang To) frontpage Wed, 15 Jun 2022 09:00:00 +0000
Grandparents admit growing reluctance to babysit https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/419834-grandparents-admit-growing-reluctance-to-babysit.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/419834-grandparents-admit-growing-reluctance-to-babysit.html

Nguyen Thi Ly, 70, who had moved to Hanoi for nearly a year to care for her two grandchildren, was hospitalized twice due to fatigue and exhaustion.

Grandparents admit growing reluctance to babysit

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trangto@it.vn (Trang To) frontpage Wed, 15 Jun 2022 08:36:33 +0000
Việt Nam registers 856 new COVID infections https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419809-vit-nam-registers-856-new-covid-infections.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419809-vit-nam-registers-856-new-covid-infections.html

Việt Nam witnessed a slight increase in COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 856 new infections reported in the past 24 hours.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Tue, 14 Jun 2022 18:23:01 +0000
VinShop’s journey to reach “the number one” and digitise 1.4 million Vietnamese groceries https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/419791-vinshops-journey-to-reach-the-number-one-and-digitise-14-million-vietnamese-groceries.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/419791-vinshops-journey-to-reach-the-number-one-and-digitise-14-million-vietnamese-groceries.html

Growing 370 per cent in the first year of its launch, with 100,000 groceries “technologically upgraded” in 22 provinces and cities, VinShop upstream strived a strong growth when the market was affected by the pandemic.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Tue, 14 Jun 2022 13:45:23 +0000
Vietnamese teenagers on why they have sex at early age https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/419786-vietnamese-teenagers-on-why-they-have-sex-at-early-age.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/419786-vietnamese-teenagers-on-why-they-have-sex-at-early-age.html

Nguyen Tuan, 15, had sex for the first time earlier this year, did not use a condom and his girlfriend had to take a morning-after pill.

Vietnamese teenagers on why they have sex at early age

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Tue, 14 Jun 2022 11:50:36 +0000
Downpour plunges Hanoi underwater https://vietnambrief.com/society/weather/419782-downpour-plunges-hanoi-underwater.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/weather/419782-downpour-plunges-hanoi-underwater.html

Heavy rain on Monday night once again rendered several Hanoi streets underwater, paralyzing traffic.

A section on Hanois Duong Dinh Nghe Street is inundated after a downpour on June 13, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Chieu

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Tue, 14 Jun 2022 10:30:25 +0000
Parents' involvement in children's education can be a double-edged sword https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/issues-and-though/419773-parents-involvement-in-childrens-education-can-be-a-double-edged-sword.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/issues-and-though/419773-parents-involvement-in-childrens-education-can-be-a-double-edged-sword.html

To secure the best education outcomes for students, parents and teachers should join hands instead of being pitted against one another.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 14 Jun 2022 08:54:51 +0000
Việt Nam confirms 617 new COVID-19 infections on Monday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419745-vit-nam-confirms-617-new-covid-19-infections-on-monday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419745-vit-nam-confirms-617-new-covid-19-infections-on-monday.html

The Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed a total of 617 new COVID-19 infections in Việt Nam, an increase of 48 compared to the number of new cases on Sunday.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 13 Jun 2022 18:20:05 +0000
U23 Asian Cup: Vietnam deserve a better result in Saudi Arabia match (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/419733-u23-asian-cup-vietnam-deserve-a-better-result-in-saudi-arabia-match.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/419733-u23-asian-cup-vietnam-deserve-a-better-result-in-saudi-arabia-match.html

Vietnam had to face Saudi in the quarterfinals and most football fans would see Vietnam as underdogs in this game and a win would be a tremendous achievement.

Việt Nam 0-2 Saudi Arabia

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trangdnp@it.vn (Trang Xinh ) frontpage Mon, 13 Jun 2022 16:39:10 +0000
Bitcoin slumps under $25,000, lowest in 18 months https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/419732-bitcoin-slumps-under-25000-lowest-in-18-months.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/419732-bitcoin-slumps-under-25000-lowest-in-18-months.html

The world's most popular cryptocurrency dived about 10 percent to hit $24,692 in morning London deals, striking a level last seen in December 2020.

Bitcoin Drops To $26K As Crypto Sell-Off Continues – Will The Slide  Approach $25K? | CoinCu

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Mon, 13 Jun 2022 16:09:19 +0000
US senators announce bipartisan gun control deal https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/419709-us-senators-announce-bipartisan-gun-control-deal.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/419709-us-senators-announce-bipartisan-gun-control-deal.html

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Sunday proposed steps to curb gun violence following devastating mass shootings in Texas and New York, but the limited measures fall far short of the president's calls for change.

US senators announce bipartisan gun control deal

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Mon, 13 Jun 2022 08:08:26 +0000
Việt Nam out of U23 Asian Cup after losing to Saudi Arabia (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/419703-vit-nam-out-of-u23-asian-cup-after-losing-to-saudi-arabia.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/419703-vit-nam-out-of-u23-asian-cup-after-losing-to-saudi-arabia.html

Việt Nam's journey to AFC U23 Asian Cup glory ended on Sunday at the quarter-final stage, after a 0-2 loss to Saudi Arabia.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Mon, 13 Jun 2022 07:32:59 +0000
568 new COVID-19 cases, no deaths reported on Sunday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419693-568-new-covid-19-cases-no-deaths-reported-on-sunday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419693-568-new-covid-19-cases-no-deaths-reported-on-sunday.html

A total of 568 new COVID cases were detected in Việt Nam on Sunday, though no deaths were reported by the Ministry of Health.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Sun, 12 Jun 2022 18:28:00 +0000
Vietnamese women subject of major Indochina auction https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/arts/419677-vietnamese-women-subject-of-major-indochina-auction.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/arts/419677-vietnamese-women-subject-of-major-indochina-auction.html French auction house Aguttes recently included many paintings of Vietnamese women wearing ao dai by Mai Trung Thu and other well-established names in its art sale 'Asian Painters, Major Works'.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Sun, 12 Jun 2022 12:00:00 +0000
Việt Nam records 710 new COVID cases https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419652-vit-nam-records-710-new-covid-cases.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419652-vit-nam-records-710-new-covid-cases.html

The Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed 710 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total caseload to 10,731,244.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 11 Jun 2022 18:19:20 +0000
If you can afford it, go for an international school https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/419641-if-you-can-afford-it-go-for-an-international-school.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/419641-if-you-can-afford-it-go-for-an-international-school.html

I don’t want my child to feel any pressure for the sake of growth. I’m willing to spend for her education at an international school, and I won’t have any regret.

If you can afford it, go for an international school

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trangdnp@it.vn (Trang Xinh ) frontpage Sat, 11 Jun 2022 13:13:12 +0000
Beach city sets up amazing summer vacation https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/419633-beach-city-sets-up-amazing-summer-vacation.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/419633-beach-city-sets-up-amazing-summer-vacation.html

A series of entertainment and art performance programmes will attract tourists to the pristine beaches of Đà Nẵng for summer vacations from June 11 to August 15.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Sat, 11 Jun 2022 10:55:09 +0000
The good life in Da Nang, Vietnam’s ‘most livable’ city https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/419611-the-good-life-in-da-nang-vietnams-most-livable-city.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/419611-the-good-life-in-da-nang-vietnams-most-livable-city.html

There are good reasons Da Nang is known as Vietnam’s "most liveable city" and it is well worth a visit and more to discover its manifold attractions.

Da Nang travel guide: tips on schedule, travel cost, must-see  attractions... - VnExpress International

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Sat, 11 Jun 2022 07:00:00 +0000
Vietnam’s Luna investors face turbulence https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/419606-vietnams-luna-investors-face-turbulence.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/419606-vietnams-luna-investors-face-turbulence.html

The ‘revived’ Luna cryptocurrency has dashed many investors’ hopes by falling to an all-time low.

Prices of Luna and Luna Classic (Lunc) has been falling despite a rebound in most large-cap cryptocurrencies. Photo by VnExpress/Luu Quy

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 10 Jun 2022 20:00:00 +0000
961 new coronavirus cases reported on Friday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419599-961-new-coronavirus-cases-reported-on-friday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419599-961-new-coronavirus-cases-reported-on-friday.html

Việt Nam reported 961 new COVID-19 infections in 42 localities on Friday, bringing the total caseload in the country to 10,729,681.

961 new coronavirus cases reported on Friday - Society - Vietnam News |  Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports - VietNam News

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support@it.vn (Thao DNP) frontpage Fri, 10 Jun 2022 18:10:20 +0000
Global investment banking faces tougher times after blockbuster year https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/more-world/419594-global-investment-banking-faces-tougher-times-after-blockbuster-year.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/more-world/419594-global-investment-banking-faces-tougher-times-after-blockbuster-year.html

A dearth of IPOs, plunge in stock prices and slowing economic growth are clouding revenue of global investment banks after spending by governments and central banks fueled a blockbuster 2021.

Global investment banking faces tougher times after blockbuster year

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 10 Jun 2022 16:57:54 +0000
3 Vietnam universities among global top 1,000 https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/invent-and-awards/419585-3-vietnam-universities-among-global-top-1000.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/invent-and-awards/419585-3-vietnam-universities-among-global-top-1000.html

Three Vietnamese schools have made it into the Quacquarelli Symonds rankings of top 1,000 universities for 2023.

3 Vietnam universities among global top 1,000

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 10 Jun 2022 15:10:22 +0000
Streamers open up about rough side of being social media influencers https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/419579-streamers-open-up-about-rough-side-of-being-social-media-influencers.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/419579-streamers-open-up-about-rough-side-of-being-social-media-influencers.html

Though always smiling in front of the camera, Ha Ha sometimes has to stop her live stream to cry because she cannot bear an offensive comment she received.

Ha Ha has been working as a professional streamer for four years. Photo courtesy of Ha

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 10 Jun 2022 10:39:21 +0000
Track champs to test abilities in new events https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/419567-track-champs-to-test-abilities-in-new-events.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/419567-track-champs-to-test-abilities-in-new-events.html

New champion Võ Xuân Vĩnh and long-time winner Nguyễn Văn Lai successfully won titles at the 31st SEA Games. They now set their sights on new events and expect to represent Việt Nam in 2023 Games in Cambodia

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Fri, 10 Jun 2022 10:16:42 +0000
Drop the mask, we've achieved herd immunity https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/419551-drop-the-mask-weve-achieved-herd-immunity.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/419551-drop-the-mask-weve-achieved-herd-immunity.html

I think it is safe to say that Vietnam has passed the pandemic's peak and life is gradually getting back to normal.

Why you still need to wear a mask after getting COVID-19 vaccine - ABC News

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Vietnam had many impressive stats in the group stage of U23 Asian Cup, especially in possession.

5 bàn của Việt Nam tại vòng bảng U23 châu Á

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Thu, 09 Jun 2022 16:30:00 +0000
Why more European firms are choosing Vietnam over China https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/419529-why-more-european-firms-are-choosing-vietnam-over-china.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/419529-why-more-european-firms-are-choosing-vietnam-over-china.html

A combination of geopolitical tensions and higher costs are pushing large firms to look for alternative production sites.

Why more European firms are choosing Vietnam over China

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Thu, 09 Jun 2022 15:38:59 +0000
Children's books win hearts of young readers and their parents https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/more-education/419512-childrens-books-win-hearts-of-young-readers-and-their-parents.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/more-education/419512-childrens-books-win-hearts-of-young-readers-and-their-parents.html

Several recent surveys on the reading habits of children show that children's books by Vietnamese authors have been favoured by both children readers and their parents, in comparison with foreign books.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 09 Jun 2022 08:25:30 +0000
Vietnam International Fashion Tour to promote culture, tourism https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/culture/419513-vietnam-international-fashion-tour-to-promote-culture-tourism.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/culture/419513-vietnam-international-fashion-tour-to-promote-culture-tourism.html

Vietnam International Fashion Tour (VIFT) will be held in various cities and provinces in 2022 and 2023 to promote local tourism and culture.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Thu, 09 Jun 2022 08:22:00 +0000
Vietnam International Fashion Tour to promote culture, tourism https://vietnambrief.com/events/culture-and-sports/419663-vietnam-international-fashion-tour-to-promote-culture-tourism.html https://vietnambrief.com/events/culture-and-sports/419663-vietnam-international-fashion-tour-to-promote-culture-tourism.html

Vietnam International Fashion Tour (VIFT) will be held in various cities and provinces in 2022 and 2023 to promote local tourism and culture.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Thu, 09 Jun 2022 08:22:00 +0000
VSIP: From eco-industrial parks to integrated megacities https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/419481-vsip-from-eco-industrial-parks-to-integrated-megacities.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/419481-vsip-from-eco-industrial-parks-to-integrated-megacities.html

VSIP Group is one of the first companies to develop a network of industrial parks and complexes, as well as urban services throughout cities.

Overview of BelHomes Bac Ninh urban area. Photo by VSIP Group

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 08 Jun 2022 20:00:00 +0000
913 new coronavirus cases registered on Wednesday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419470-913-new-coronavirus-cases-registered-on-wednesday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419470-913-new-coronavirus-cases-registered-on-wednesday.html

Việt Nam reported 913 new COVID-19 infections in 43 localities on Wednesday, bringing the total caseload in Việt Nam to 10,727,918

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 08 Jun 2022 18:18:40 +0000
Overseas Vietnamese seeks to keep sense of sovereignty, patriotism alive in language classes https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/419445-2022-06-11-16-11-30.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/419445-2022-06-11-16-11-30.html

A trip to Trường Sa ( Spratly) Islands inspired Lê Xuân Lâm, an overseas Vietnamese citizen living in Poland, to educate young people not only about the Vietnamese language but also in patriotism and national sovereignty.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 08 Jun 2022 10:04:45 +0000
Hoi An history takes the stage in outdoor spectacle https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/419442-hoi-an-history-takes-the-stage-in-outdoor-spectacle.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/419442-hoi-an-history-takes-the-stage-in-outdoor-spectacle.html

A one-hour show called ‘Hoi An Memories’ recreates the 400-year history of the town from its early days as a small village to its golden era of a busy trading port.

Hoi An history takes the stage in outdoor spectacle

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 08 Jun 2022 09:59:02 +0000
World Bank slashes global growth forecast to 2.9 pct, warns of 'stagflation' risk https://vietnambrief.com/economy/world/419438-world-bank-slashes-global-growth-forecast-to-29-pct-warns-of-stagflation-risk.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/world/419438-world-bank-slashes-global-growth-forecast-to-29-pct-warns-of-stagflation-risk.html

The World Bank on Tuesday slashed its global growth forecast by nearly a third to 2.9 percent for 2022, warning that Russia's invasion of Ukraine has compounded the damage from the Covid-19 pandemic, and many countries now faced recession.

World Bank slashes global growth forecast to 2.9 pct, warns of 'stagflation' risk

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Wed, 08 Jun 2022 09:06:17 +0000
Overseas Vietnamese touched by visit to Trường Sa Archipelago https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/419429-2022-06-11-10-57-59.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/419429-2022-06-11-10-57-59.html

Bùi Thị Thơm, an overseas Vietnamese in Germany, had been waiting for more than two years to start her voyage to the Trường Sa (Spratly) archipelago and DK1 platform in the East Sea (known internationally as the South China Sea).

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Wed, 08 Jun 2022 08:03:00 +0000
Three senior officials linked to test kit scandal arrested https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/419418-three-senior-officials-linked-to-test-kit-scandal-arrested.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/419418-three-senior-officials-linked-to-test-kit-scandal-arrested.html

The Police Investigation Agency of the Ministry of Public Security late on Tuesday issued warrants to arrest, search and proceed with their investigations into the alleged wrongdoings of former Minister of Health Nguyễn Thanh Long, former chairman of Hà Nội’s People’s Committee Chu Ngọc Anh, and former Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Phạm Công Tạc.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Tue, 07 Jun 2022 21:35:30 +0000
960 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Việt Nam https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419410-2022-06-11-09-50-53.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419410-2022-06-11-09-50-53.html

Việt Nam on Tuesday announced 960 new COVID-19 infections nationwide, all locally transmitted.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Tue, 07 Jun 2022 18:37:19 +0000
Hanoi chairman dismissed over Covid test kit scam https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/419401-hanoi-chairman-dismissed-over-covid-test-kit-scam.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/419401-hanoi-chairman-dismissed-over-covid-test-kit-scam.html

Hanoi chairman Chu Ngoc Anh was dismissed from his position by the Hanoi People’s Council on Tuesday for his involvement in a Covid-19 test kit scam.

Hanoi chairman dismissed over Covid test kit scam

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Tue, 07 Jun 2022 16:26:18 +0000
Vietnamese in Russia feel the pinch as sanctions bite https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/419399-vietnamese-in-russia-feel-the-pinch-as-sanctions-bite.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/419399-vietnamese-in-russia-feel-the-pinch-as-sanctions-bite.html

In the midst of an unprecedented crisis due to global sanctions, Vietnamese living in Russia have been grappling with inflation and loss of earnings.

Vietnamese in Russia feel the pinch as sanctions bite

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Tue, 07 Jun 2022 15:25:50 +0000
Hospitality real estate bounces back https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/419376-hospitality-real-estate-bounces-back.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/419376-hospitality-real-estate-bounces-back.html

After being hit by Covid-19 outbreaks, the hospitality real estate market is on the mend, especially in prominent tourist destinations like Quy Nhon.

Aerial view of Quy Nhon beach. Photo by Cental Group

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 07 Jun 2022 09:00:00 +0000
Bánh canh hẹ: Phú Yên's unforgettable dish https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/419372-2022-06-11-08-23-23.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/419372-2022-06-11-08-23-23.html

The central coastal province of Phú Yên is not only famous for its beautiful beaches that lure travellers from far and wide but also for its bánh canh hẹ, a chive noodle soup.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Tue, 07 Jun 2022 08:54:00 +0000
Việt Nam records 806 new COVID cases https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419342-vit-nam-records-806-new-covid-cases.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419342-vit-nam-records-806-new-covid-cases.html

The Ministry of Health on Monday added 806 COVID-19 infections, including four cases from overseas, bringing the total caseload to 10,726,045.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Mon, 06 Jun 2022 18:31:36 +0000
Catwalk on water: Hoi An river becomes floating runway (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/beauty-and-miss/419333-catwalk-on-water-hoi-an-river-becomes-floating-runway.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/beauty-and-miss/419333-catwalk-on-water-hoi-an-river-becomes-floating-runway.html

Vietnamese models performed on a catwalk set up in the middle of Hoi An ancient town's Hoai River during a fashion show last weekend.

Minh Tú, Kim Duyên catwalk trên sông Hoài

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Mon, 06 Jun 2022 15:26:38 +0000
Reservoirs, 'sponge city' model could mitigate Hanoi flooding: experts https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/419331-reservoirs-sponge-city-model-could-mitigate-hanoi-flooding-experts.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/419331-reservoirs-sponge-city-model-could-mitigate-hanoi-flooding-experts.html

Hanoi could make use of reservoirs and other natural methods to prevent flooding and inundation, similar to what Tokyo or Hong Kong are doing, experts said.

Reservoirs, 'sponge city' model could mitigate Hanoi flooding: experts

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 06 Jun 2022 15:00:00 +0000
How Singapore handles floods and lessons for Vietnam https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/419322-how-singapore-handles-floods-and-lessons-for-vietnam.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/419322-how-singapore-handles-floods-and-lessons-for-vietnam.html

Reservoirs, rain gardens and constructed wetlands… there are countless ways for Vietnam to slow down water flow when it rains and increase drainage capacity.

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The government is taking one step at a time to reduce disposable plastic bags, but a full-fledged ban is a long way away yet.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Mon, 06 Jun 2022 09:31:00 +0000
Top 50 public companies of 2022 announced https://vietnambrief.com/economy/stocks/419308-top-50-public-companies-of-2022-announced.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/stocks/419308-top-50-public-companies-of-2022-announced.html

The report was conducted from an objective, scientific and independent research, based on the selection of qualified companies to rank according to four indicators - sales, profits, assets, and minimum market capitalisation of VNĐ500 billion (US$21.6 million) as of April 29.

Top 50 public companies of 2022 announced | Business | Vietnam+  (VietnamPlus)

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Mon, 06 Jun 2022 08:58:15 +0000
Huế Festival 2022 set for end of June https://vietnambrief.com/events/travel-and-festival/419351-hu-festival-2022-set-for-end-of-june.html https://vietnambrief.com/events/travel-and-festival/419351-hu-festival-2022-set-for-end-of-june.html

The Huế Festival will take place from June 25 to June 30, according to the Huế Monuments Conservation Centre.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 06 Jun 2022 08:23:00 +0000
Ministry proposes replacing 5k messaging with COVID-19 under control, says no vaccine mandate in place https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419295-ministry-proposes-replacing-5k-messaging-with-covid-19-under-control-says-no-vaccine-mandate-in-place.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419295-ministry-proposes-replacing-5k-messaging-with-covid-19-under-control-says-no-vaccine-mandate-in-place.html

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has proposed the Government introduce an all-new V2K message for COVID-19 prevention and control to replace the 5K guidance, Deputy Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Liên Hương has announced.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Mon, 06 Jun 2022 08:00:00 +0000
Nine dead in three mass shootings across US https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/419296-nine-dead-in-three-mass-shootings-across-us.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/419296-nine-dead-in-three-mass-shootings-across-us.html

Five people were killed and two dozen others wounded in a pair of weekend mass shootings in the United States, the latest in a string of deadly gun attacks that have left lawmakers scrambling to tackle the crisis.

Nine dead in three mass shootings across US

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Mon, 06 Jun 2022 07:55:24 +0000
Việt Nam hold defending champions South Korea to a draw (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/419291-vit-nam-hold-defending-champions-south-korea-to-a-draw.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/419291-vit-nam-hold-defending-champions-south-korea-to-a-draw.html

Việt Nam under-23s have drawn 1-1 against defending champions South Korea under-23s in their second match in Group C of the 2022 AFC U23 Asian Cup on Sunday, having went behind with less than thirty minutes left.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Sun, 05 Jun 2022 23:14:03 +0000
Only 685 new COVID-19 infections reported on Sunday, lowest in 11 months https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419282-only-685-new-covid-19-infections-reported-on-sunday-lowest-in-11-months.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419282-only-685-new-covid-19-infections-reported-on-sunday-lowest-in-11-months.html

Furthermore, there were zero COVID-related deaths in Việt Nam on Sunday.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 05 Jun 2022 18:17:42 +0000
Multiple choice getaway: a travel guide to Quy Nhon https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/419257-multiple-choice-getaway-a-travel-guide-to-quy-nhon.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/419257-multiple-choice-getaway-a-travel-guide-to-quy-nhon.html

Quy Nhon has emerged on the global tourism map as a "perfect place for a relaxed getaway" but its attractions are far more diverse than typical getaway destinations.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Sun, 05 Jun 2022 08:00:00 +0000
Winning wrestler to pin down new career https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/419256-2022-06-05-08-25-48.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/419256-2022-06-05-08-25-48.html

Hà Văn Hiếu ended his career with a gold medal at the 31st SEA Games. He will move to a new job as a coach to find up-and-coming Vietnamese wrestlers

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 05 Jun 2022 07:56:00 +0000
881 new COVID-19 infections reported on Saturday, lowest in 11 months https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419245-881-new-covid-19-infections-reported-on-saturday-lowest-in-11-months.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419245-881-new-covid-19-infections-reported-on-saturday-lowest-in-11-months.html

This is the second time that the national daily case count has fallen below 1,000 in the past seven days. 

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 04 Jun 2022 18:39:00 +0000
Real gets abstract as Vietnam entries impress in photo contest https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/419237-real-gets-abstract-as-vietnam-entries-impress-in-photo-contest.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/419237-real-gets-abstract-as-vietnam-entries-impress-in-photo-contest.html

Two photographs of daily life in Vietnam won first prizes in different categories at the 35 AWARDS 2021 international photo contest. Many other entries received top 100 mentions.

Real gets abstract as Vietnam entries impress in photo contest

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After more than two years of the pandemic, children are more exposed to the internet than ever before. Besides the positive aspects, there are many threats lurking.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Sat, 04 Jun 2022 09:29:15 +0000
MoIT to authenticate e-contracts from June https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/419222-moit-to-authenticate-e-contracts-from-june.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/419222-moit-to-authenticate-e-contracts-from-june.html

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has created the necessary legal framework for the authentication of electronic contracts in Việt Nam and is ready to grant operating licenses to authenticators from June.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sat, 04 Jun 2022 08:43:00 +0000
American couple gives Vietnamese boy with hemangioma fresh chance in life https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/419153-american-couple-gives-vietnamese-boy-with-hemangioma-fresh-chance-in-life.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/419153-american-couple-gives-vietnamese-boy-with-hemangioma-fresh-chance-in-life.html

When Hope Ettore and her husband adopted Nguyen Le Hung 17 years ago, the boy's tiny body had scabies and a large hemangioma covering nearly half of his face.

Nguyen Le Hung, or Samuel, when got adopted by Hope Ettores family in 2005. Photo courtesy of Hope Ettore

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 03 Jun 2022 20:19:00 +0000
Vietnam universities enter Asia top 100 for first time https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/invent-and-awards/419115-vietnam-universities-enter-asia-top-100-for-first-time.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/invent-and-awards/419115-vietnam-universities-enter-asia-top-100-for-first-time.html

Ton Duc Thang and Duy Tan universities have been ranked among the 100 best schools in Asia for 2022 by British magazine Times Higher Education.

Vietnam universities enter Asia top 100 for first time

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 03 Jun 2022 19:35:00 +0000
1,039 new COVID-19 patients confirmed on Friday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419118-1039-new-covid-19-patients-confirmed-on-friday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/419118-1039-new-covid-19-patients-confirmed-on-friday.html

Hà Nội on Friday continued to lead the country for the number of new daily COVID-19 patients with 230.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 03 Jun 2022 18:22:00 +0000
Hoi An among world's 10 most ideal car-free destinations: NatGeo https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/419084-hoi-an-among-worlds-10-most-ideal-car-free-destinations-natgeo.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/419084-hoi-an-among-worlds-10-most-ideal-car-free-destinations-natgeo.html

U.S. magazine National Geographic has recommended Hoi An ancient town in central Vietnam among the world's 10 car-free tourist destinations ideal for Americans to visit this summer.

Hoi An among world's 10 most ideal car-free destinations: NatGeo

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Wed, 01 Jun 2022 21:00:00 +0000
Visit Da Lat and get more than you bargained for https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/418851-visit-da-lat-and-get-more-than-you-bargained-for.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/418851-visit-da-lat-and-get-more-than-you-bargained-for.html

A summer hideout for the French colonialists, cool climate, mystifying landscapes, a crazy house and a hell market are part of what makes Da Lat a special travel proposition.

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trangto@it.vn (Trang To) frontpage Sat, 28 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000
Top 10 Vietnam hotels selected by Tripadvisor https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/418749-top-10-vietnam-hotels-selected-by-tripadvisor.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/418749-top-10-vietnam-hotels-selected-by-tripadvisor.html

Lotte Hotel in Hanoi topped Tripadvisor’s list of 10 best hotels in Vietnam this year, which also includes facilities in Hue, Hoi An and Phu Quoc.

Top 10 Vietnam hotels selected by Tripadvisor

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Thu, 26 May 2022 19:00:00 +0000
Việt Nam Blockchain Summit 2022 to take place in July https://vietnambrief.com/events/it-and-science/418259-vit-nam-blockchain-summit-2022-to-take-place-in-july.html https://vietnambrief.com/events/it-and-science/418259-vit-nam-blockchain-summit-2022-to-take-place-in-july.html

The Việt Nam Blockchain Summit 2022 will take place at the National Conference Center of Việt Nam in Hà Nội on July 21-22.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Thu, 19 May 2022 08:03:00 +0000
A tour of 12 SEA Games locations in northern Vietnam https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/418227-a-tour-of-12-sea-games-locations-in-northern-vietnam.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/418227-a-tour-of-12-sea-games-locations-in-northern-vietnam.html

The 12 localities hosting SEA Games 31 in Vietnam also offer great sceneries and delightful culinary experiences that visitors can enjoy.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 19 May 2022 07:35:41 +0000
1,831 new COVID cases reported on Wednesday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/418213-1831-new-covid-cases-reported-on-wednesday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/418213-1831-new-covid-cases-reported-on-wednesday.html

There were 1,831 new COVID-19 infections reported across Việt Nam on Wednesday, an increase of 45 cases compared to the previous day

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Wed, 18 May 2022 18:29:00 +0000
Việt Nam confirms 2,227 new COVID-19 cases, no fatalities on Friday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/417862-2022-05-15-10-30-14.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/417862-2022-05-15-10-30-14.html

Việt Nam on Friday confirmed 2,227 new COVID-19 infections and no fatal cases.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Fri, 13 May 2022 18:21:45 +0000
Daily cases fall by almost half in just a week https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/417163-daily-cases-fall-by-almost-half-in-just-a-week-.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/417163-daily-cases-fall-by-almost-half-in-just-a-week-.html

There were 3,717 new COVID-19 infections reported across Việt Nam on Sunday, as the number of daily cases fell by nearly half in just a week.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sun, 01 May 2022 18:17:05 +0000
Monochrome photos of Hanoi's old markets https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/417161-monochrome-photos-of-hanois-old-markets.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/417161-monochrome-photos-of-hanois-old-markets.html

A virtual exhibition that is on now reveals how Hanoi's markets came to be and historical stories about them.

Monochrome photos of Hanoi's old markets

 

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Sun, 01 May 2022 16:00:00 +0000
Việt Nam records 5,109 COVID cases on Saturday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/417134-vit-nam-records-5109-covid-cases-on-saturday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/417134-vit-nam-records-5109-covid-cases-on-saturday.html

This brings the total number of COVID transmissions to 10,642,060 cases since the start of the pandemic.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Sat, 30 Apr 2022 18:27:30 +0000
Hanoi, HCMC roads gridlocked as people leave for holidays (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/417130-hanoi-hcmc-roads-gridlocked-as-people-leave-for-holidays.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/417130-hanoi-hcmc-roads-gridlocked-as-people-leave-for-holidays.html

Hanoi and HCMC roads saw severe traffic jams for hours on Friday evening and Saturday morning as people made an exodus at the start of the four-day holidays.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Sat, 30 Apr 2022 16:15:59 +0000
SEA Games 31 opening ceremony to use fireworks https://vietnambrief.com/events/culture-and-sports/417198-sea-games-31-opening-ceremony-to-use-fireworks.html https://vietnambrief.com/events/culture-and-sports/417198-sea-games-31-opening-ceremony-to-use-fireworks.html

A 15-minute fireworks display will entertain the opening ceremony of SEA Games 31, at My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on May 12.

SEA Games 31 opening ceremony to use fireworks

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sat, 30 Apr 2022 08:16:22 +0000
'Super' newcomers ready to step onto biggest regional stage for Việt Nam https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/417111-super-newcomers-ready-to-step-onto-biggest-regional-stage-for-vit-nam.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/417111-super-newcomers-ready-to-step-onto-biggest-regional-stage-for-vit-nam.html

Việt Nam’s SEA Games medal hopes lie mainly on the shoulders of senior and experienced athletes. However, many of the athletes who are making their first appearance at the Games are expected to hit the ground running next month and help Việt Nam finish top of the table.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Sat, 30 Apr 2022 08:12:00 +0000
Masterise Group announces strategic corporate responsibility program https://vietnambrief.com/economy/company-and-names/417092-masterise-group-announces-strategic-corporate-responsibility-program.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/company-and-names/417092-masterise-group-announces-strategic-corporate-responsibility-program.html

Masterise Group has announced a long-term corporate social responsibility program in Vietnam called 'Build a Better Future', which consists of progressive initiatives and practical values for the community.

Jason Turnbull (L), Deputy Managing Director and CFO, Masterise Homes, and partners accompanying the program. Photo by Masterise Group

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Fri, 29 Apr 2022 19:00:00 +0000
Việt Nam records 6,068 COVID cases on Friday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/417089-2022-05-02-07-15-37.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/417089-2022-05-02-07-15-37.html

Việt Nam announced 6,068 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 29 Apr 2022 18:22:12 +0000
Tourism Gift Festival 2022 kicks off in Hà Nội https://vietnambrief.com/events/travel-and-festival/417190-2022-05-02-07-08-08.html https://vietnambrief.com/events/travel-and-festival/417190-2022-05-02-07-08-08.html

Products from craft villages in Hà Nội will be featured at the Tourism Gift Festival 2022, which will be held in the pedestrian zone surrounding Hoàn Kiếm Lake this weekend.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Fri, 29 Apr 2022 16:28:16 +0000
Vlogger offers bird's-eye view of Quy Nhon (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/417060-vlogger-offers-birds-eye-view-of-quy-nhon.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/417060-vlogger-offers-birds-eye-view-of-quy-nhon.html

Vlogger Dang Van Hai, a native of Quy Nhon in the south central coast, showed off the beauty of his hometown through a video that captures emerald beaches and ancient Cham relics.

Aerial beauty of Quy Nhon under vlogger

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 29 Apr 2022 13:42:01 +0000
Pedestrian streets should focus on quality over quantity https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/417042-pedestrian-streets-should-focus-on-quality-over-quantity.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/417042-pedestrian-streets-should-focus-on-quality-over-quantity.html

While many people are excited about the opening of pedestrian zones in Hà Nội, others are still sceptical about the effectiveness of such zones, especially when Hà Nội is planning to open several pedestrian streets additionally.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 29 Apr 2022 09:04:15 +0000
Patriarchal blaming of sexual violence victims can silence, even kill https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/417032-patriarchal-blaming-of-sexual-violence-victims-can-silence-even-kill.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/417032-patriarchal-blaming-of-sexual-violence-victims-can-silence-even-kill.html

When in middle school, Dr Khuat Thu Hong, director of the Hanoi-based Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS), once told her mother about having been sexually harassed in the streets.

Patriarchal blaming of sexual violence victims can silence, even kill

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support@it.vn (Thao DNP) frontpage Fri, 29 Apr 2022 08:39:50 +0000
Việt Nam ready to take part in 31st SEA Games https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/417023-vit-nam-ready-to-take-part-in-31st-sea-games-.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/417023-vit-nam-ready-to-take-part-in-31st-sea-games-.html

Việt Nam has set a record for the number of athletes participating at the 31st SEA Games in May.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Thu, 28 Apr 2022 21:28:34 +0000
7 Vietnamese schools among world's most influential universities https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/417018-7-vietnamese-schools-among-worlds-most-influential-universities.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/417018-7-vietnamese-schools-among-worlds-most-influential-universities.html

The U.K. magazine Times Higher Education (THE) has listed seven schools in Vietnam among those having the most impacts in the world in 2022.

7 Vietnamese schools among world's most influential universities

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Thu, 28 Apr 2022 20:00:00 +0000
Int'l DJs to rock outdoor EDM concert in Saigon https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/417015-intl-djs-to-rock-outdoor-edm-concert-in-saigon.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/417015-intl-djs-to-rock-outdoor-edm-concert-in-saigon.html

An international DJ starcast, including Bassjackers and Jeffrey Sutorius, will perform at Ravolution Music Festival in Saigon next month.

Int'l DJs to rock outdoor EDM concert in Saigon

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hoang.anh@ibiz.vn (Hoang Anh (Manager)) frontpage Thu, 28 Apr 2022 19:00:00 +0000
6 last-minute options for Reunification Day holiday https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/417013-6-last-minute-options-for-reunification-day-holiday.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/417013-6-last-minute-options-for-reunification-day-holiday.html

Here are six last-minute travel ideals for the Reunification Day and Labor Day holiday this weekend if you have failed to book a ticket to popular tourist hotspots.

A glass bridge, said to be the worlds longest, in Moc Chau Town is set to open on April 30, 2022. Photo courtesy of Moc Chau Island Tourist Area

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Thu, 28 Apr 2022 18:30:00 +0000
7,116 new coronavirus infections, three deaths registered on Thursday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/417017-7116-new-coronavirus-infections-three-deaths-registered-on-thursday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/417017-7116-new-coronavirus-infections-three-deaths-registered-on-thursday.html

A total of 7,116 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Việt Nam on Thursday.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Thu, 28 Apr 2022 18:26:28 +0000
COVID cases continue to fall across the nation https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/415632-covid-cases-continue-to-fall-across-the-nation.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/415632-covid-cases-continue-to-fall-across-the-nation.html

The health ministry announced 50,730 new COVID-19 infections on Sunday, a drop of 14,866 cases compare to yesterday.

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trangto@it.vn (Trang To) frontpage Sun, 03 Apr 2022 18:34:31 +0000
UNICEF Việt Nam calls for reopening of all schools https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/415624-unicef-vit-nam-calls-for-reopening-of-all-schools.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/415624-unicef-vit-nam-calls-for-reopening-of-all-schools.html

UNICEF Việt Nam has called on the country to reopen schools for all age groups “without prerequisites”.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Sun, 03 Apr 2022 13:19:56 +0000
Check out seven Vietnam tour options, UK newspaper urges https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/415619-check-out-seven-vietnam-tour-options-uk-newspaper-urges.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/415619-check-out-seven-vietnam-tour-options-uk-newspaper-urges.html

British newspaper The Times has picked seven best tours to recommend for exploring Vietnam, soon after the country reopened its borders to foreign tourists.

Foreign tourists sit on a boat to capture the endangered Delacour’s langurs in Van Long Lagoon, Ninh Binh Province. Photo by VnExpress/Le Bich

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Sun, 03 Apr 2022 11:00:00 +0000
Ukraine claims control over Kyiv region as Russia looks east https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/hotspots/415609-ukraine-claims-control-over-kyiv-region-as-russia-looks-east.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/hotspots/415609-ukraine-claims-control-over-kyiv-region-as-russia-looks-east.html

Ukraine said on Saturday its forces had seized back all areas around Kyiv, claiming complete control of the capital region for the first time since Russia launched the attack.

Ukraine claims control over Kyiv region as Russia looks east

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support@it.vn (Thao DNP) frontpage Sun, 03 Apr 2022 08:17:53 +0000
Dawn to dusk attractions, one day in Hue https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/415607-dawn-to-dusk-attractions-one-day-in-hue.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/415607-dawn-to-dusk-attractions-one-day-in-hue.html

The former imperial city of Hue in central Vietnam offers an array of very different experiences that can be enjoyed in a single day, from dawn to dusk.

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support@it.vn (Thao DNP) frontpage Sun, 03 Apr 2022 07:33:25 +0000
VN reports 65,619 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/415600-2022-04-03-15-38-02.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/415600-2022-04-03-15-38-02.html

 HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam reported 65,619 new COVID-19 transmissions on Saturday, with a total of 9,716,282 now recorded since the start of the pandemic.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 02 Apr 2022 18:30:20 +0000
7 superb seaside resorts on Phu Quoc Island https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/415589-7-superb-seaside-resorts-on-phu-quoc-island.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/415589-7-superb-seaside-resorts-on-phu-quoc-island.html

If you plan to visit Phu Quoc Island, here’s a list of seven luxury beach resorts worth your consideration.

7 superb seaside resorts on Phu Quoc Island

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trangto@it.vn (Trang To) frontpage Sat, 02 Apr 2022 17:00:00 +0000
Acceptance makes transgender woman's love story heartwarming https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/415585-acceptance-makes-transgender-womans-love-story-heartwarming.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/415585-acceptance-makes-transgender-womans-love-story-heartwarming.html

Kha Ai had to go through painful surgeries and overcome prejudice to be able to tie the knot with the love of her life, Tri Nguyen.

Kha Ai and her fiance during their betrothal ceremony on March 20, 2022. Photo courtesy of Ai

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trangdnp@it.vn (Trang Xinh ) frontpage Sat, 02 Apr 2022 14:00:00 +0000
A tour of the main venue for SEA Games 31 tennis https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/415582-a-tour-of-the-main-venue-for-sea-games-31-tennis.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/415582-a-tour-of-the-main-venue-for-sea-games-31-tennis.html

Considered the most modern tennis complex in Vietnam, a venue in the northern Bac Ninh Province will host all SEA Games 31 tennis events.

A tour of the main venue for SEA Games 31 tennis

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trangto@it.vn (Trang To) frontpage Sat, 02 Apr 2022 13:00:00 +0000
The problem with Vietnam's deference to hierarchy, seniority https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/415576-the-problem-with-vietnams-deference-to-hierarchy-seniority.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/415576-the-problem-with-vietnams-deference-to-hierarchy-seniority.html

Hierarchy and seniority have always been a feature of Vietnamese society. While they may foster respect between people, they also discourage fairness, transparency and progress.

Too Much Deference: Changing the Pattern | CYGNUS Blog

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sat, 02 Apr 2022 11:09:22 +0000
72,555 new COVID-19 patients on Friday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/415544-72555-new-covid-19-patients-on-friday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/415544-72555-new-covid-19-patients-on-friday.html

Hà Nội continued to see a decreasing number of new daily COVID-19 infections on Friday. However, the capital city still had the most cases in Việt Nam with 7,734.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Fri, 01 Apr 2022 18:37:09 +0000
Vietnamese director wins top French art honour https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/415530-vietnamese-director-wins-top-french-art-honour.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/415530-vietnamese-director-wins-top-french-art-honour.html

The Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters has been conferred on director Đặng Nhật Minh for his contributions in enhancing understanding between Việt Nam and France.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 01 Apr 2022 17:07:51 +0000
Việt Nam administers 198mln COVID-19 vaccine doses, one year on from start of historic campaign https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/414105-2022-03-25-19-47-15.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/414105-2022-03-25-19-47-15.html

The very first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was administered in Việt Nam on March 8. Now, one year on, the country has administered 198 million vaccinations and ranks as the sixth most highly vaccinated country in the world.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Wed, 09 Mar 2022 07:01:00 +0000
Việt Nam registers record 162,435 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/414094-vit-nam-registers-record-162435-new-covid-19-cases-on-tuesday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/414094-vit-nam-registers-record-162435-new-covid-19-cases-on-tuesday.html

Hà Nội continued to have the highest number of new COVID-19 in a day in Việt Nam with 32,650, the Ministry of Health said.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 08 Mar 2022 18:33:37 +0000
Vietnamese-Ukrainians’ evacuation stories (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/414089-vietnamese-ukrainians-evacuation-stories.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/414089-vietnamese-ukrainians-evacuation-stories.html

Phan Thi Minh Hue's family drove all night to reach the Polish border as they fled Ukraine amid Russia's assault.

Vietnamese-Ukrainians’ evacuation stories

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Tue, 08 Mar 2022 17:28:30 +0000
First flight bringing home Vietnamese citizens evacuated from Ukraine arrives in Hà Nội https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/414075-2022-03-25-18-02-55.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/414075-2022-03-25-18-02-55.html

Arranged by the Vietnamese Government and conducted free of charge by the national carrier Vietnam Airlines, the flight departed Henri Coandă International Airport in Romania’s capital of Bucharest on March 7 (local time).

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 08 Mar 2022 13:04:30 +0000
High demand boosts black market for Covid drug https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/414069-high-demand-boosts-black-market-for-covid-drug.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/414069-high-demand-boosts-black-market-for-covid-drug.html

With drug stores requiring doctor prescriptions to sell Covid-19 drugs containing molnupiravir, patients are turning to get them in the black market.

High demand boosts black market for Covid drug

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Tue, 08 Mar 2022 11:53:30 +0000
Men must play a role in curbing gender biased sex selection in Việt Nam https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/414061-2022-03-25-18-27-47.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/414061-2022-03-25-18-27-47.html

The role of men in gender equality and the status of women and girls must be identified more clearly and further promoted to change socio-cultural norms and curb harmful practices. 

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Tue, 08 Mar 2022 09:19:30 +0000
Việt Nam reports 147,358 COVID-19 cases on Monday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/414023-vit-nam-reports-147358-covid-19-cases-on-monday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/414023-vit-nam-reports-147358-covid-19-cases-on-monday.html

Việt Nam reported a record 147,358 COVID-19 infections on Monday, bringing the country’s caseload since the start of the pandemic to 4,582,058.

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hangccd@it.vn (Hang) frontpage Mon, 07 Mar 2022 18:39:31 +0000
Most Vietnamese in three big Ukrainian cities already evacuated: ambassador https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/414003-most-vietnamese-in-three-big-ukrainian-cities-already-evacuated-ambassador.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/414003-most-vietnamese-in-three-big-ukrainian-cities-already-evacuated-ambassador.html

Most of the Vietnamese people wishing to move out of three big cities of Ukraine, namely Kyiv, Kharkov, and Odessa, have been evacuated in the face of the complicated situation there, according to Vietnamese Ambassador to the country Nguyễn Hồng Thạch.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 07 Mar 2022 11:33:11 +0000
Jessica Minh Anh takes to the high seas for her comeback show https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/celebreties/413994-2022-03-19-14-19-43.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/celebreties/413994-2022-03-19-14-19-43.html

Donning a couture red dress with intricate beading and refined craftsmanship, Jessica Minh Anh walks on the catwalk on the aft skywalk of a cruise ship off the coast of Italy.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Mon, 07 Mar 2022 09:37:00 +0000
Do-it-yourself travel emerges as a new normal trend in VN https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/413983-do-it-yourself-travel-emerges-as-a-new-normal-trend-in-vn.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/413983-do-it-yourself-travel-emerges-as-a-new-normal-trend-in-vn.html

As tourism recovers in the new normal after the lifting of pandemic related restrictions, self-organized tours bypassing travel agency services have emerged as a rising trend, a local report says.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Mon, 07 Mar 2022 08:38:00 +0000
Women reveal dark side of going abroad to work https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/413980-women-reveal-dark-side-of-going-abroad-to-work.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/413980-women-reveal-dark-side-of-going-abroad-to-work.html

Nguyen Thi Hoa, 37, ran away after having to work 20 hours a day for three months without getting paid and almost being abused by her employer in Thailand.

Khuat Thu Hong, director of the Institute for Social Development Studies, delivers a speech at the launching event of the book  Hanh Trinh Di Cu Lao Dong Nuoc Ngoai Cua Phu Nu Viet Nam: Nhung Cau Chuyen Bay Gio Moi Ke on Feb. 28, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Nga

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 07 Mar 2022 08:11:39 +0000
Sharing key to healing sexual harassment trauma https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/413981-sharing-key-to-healing-sexual-harassment-trauma.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/413981-sharing-key-to-healing-sexual-harassment-trauma.html

I was harassed in elementary school by a boy a few years older. Looking back, it was a childish prank. But it haunted me for decades.

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If you are planning a tour to Vietnam’s former imperial capital Hue, why not consider the following suggestions, ranging from high-end seaside resorts to royal-influenced garden homes.

The perfect Hue escapes

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trangto@it.vn (Trang To) frontpage Sun, 06 Mar 2022 21:00:00 +0000
Putin tells Ukraine to stop fighting amid new ceasefire calls https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/hotspots/413974-putin-tells-ukraine-to-stop-fighting-amid-new-ceasefire-calls.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/hotspots/413974-putin-tells-ukraine-to-stop-fighting-amid-new-ceasefire-calls.html

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday his campaign in Ukraine was going according to plan and would not end until Kyiv stopped fighting, as efforts to evacuate the heavily bombarded city of Mariupol failed for a second day in a row.

Putin tells Ukraine to stop fighting amid new ceasefire calls

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sun, 06 Mar 2022 20:55:12 +0000
Vietnam's exports to Russia hampered by Western sanctions https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/413971-vietnams-exports-to-russia-hampered-by-western-sanctions.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/413971-vietnams-exports-to-russia-hampered-by-western-sanctions.html

Sanctions imposed by the U.S. and Western world on Russia have caused Vietnamese export order and transaction delays.

Vietnam's exports to Russia hampered by Western sanctions

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 06 Mar 2022 20:00:00 +0000
Việt Nam has 142,136 COVID-19 cases on Sunday https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/413968-vit-nam-has-142136-covid-19-cases-on-sunday.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/413968-vit-nam-has-142136-covid-19-cases-on-sunday.html

Việt Nam reported 142,136 COVID-19 infections on Sunday, bringing the country’s caseload since the start of the pandemic to 4,434,700

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Sun, 06 Mar 2022 18:34:15 +0000
Ways to avoid ransomware attacks https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/413963-ways-to-avoid-ransomware-attacks.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/413963-ways-to-avoid-ransomware-attacks.html

With cybercriminals becoming ever more sophisticated, many find themselves totally blindsided by their attacks.

The virtual launch of ransomware campaign was held by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on Feb. 18. Photo by UNODC

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sun, 06 Mar 2022 15:00:00 +0000
First flights ready to bring Vietnamese citizens home from Ukraine https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/413956-first-flights-ready-to-bring-vietnamese-citizens-home-from-ukraine.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/413956-first-flights-ready-to-bring-vietnamese-citizens-home-from-ukraine.html

 The Government has approved the policy to arrange flights to bring Vietnamese people from Ukraine home.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sun, 06 Mar 2022 10:27:15 +0000
Saigon war crimes museum named among Asia's best by Canadian travel publication (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/413899-saigon-war-crimes-museum-named-among-asias-best-by-canadian-travel-publication.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/413899-saigon-war-crimes-museum-named-among-asias-best-by-canadian-travel-publication.html

Canadian tourism website The Travel has included HCMC’s War Remnants Museum among the 10 'best ancient museums' in Asia.

Inside Saigon's War Remnants Museum 

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Fri, 04 Mar 2022 21:00:00 +0000
Việt Nam surpasses 4 million COVID cases https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/413895-2022-03-13-09-34-55.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/413895-2022-03-13-09-34-55.html

Việt Nam has exceeded 4 million coronavirus cases, as the country registered a record 125,587 new daily infections on Friday, with the capital Hà Nội breaking the 20,000 mark for the first time.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Fri, 04 Mar 2022 19:28:00 +0000
Movies get sexier as censors go soft on erotica (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/413876-movies-get-sexier-as-censors-go-soft-on-erotica.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/413876-movies-get-sexier-as-censors-go-soft-on-erotica.html

Recent Vietnamese movie releases have surprised viewers with unusually audacious scenes of sex and violence; observers say censors are being more open minded.

Movies get sexier as censors go soft on erotica

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Fri, 04 Mar 2022 15:03:36 +0000
Việt Nam speed up disbursement for economic recovery programme https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/413833-vit-nam-speed-up-disbursement-for-economic-recovery-programme.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/413833-vit-nam-speed-up-disbursement-for-economic-recovery-programme.html

Việt Nam to speed up disbursement for economic recovery programme

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:21:00 +0000
Vietnamese in US struggle as inflation hits 40-year high https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/413828-vietnamese-in-us-struggle-as-inflation-hits-40-year-high.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/413828-vietnamese-in-us-struggle-as-inflation-hits-40-year-high.html

Vietnamese-Americans are buying groceries at cheaper stores and switching to lower-priced phone plans among others as they try to adapt to the spiraling inflation in their country.

Shoppers inside a food store in Virginia in February 2022. Photo courtesy of Christine

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:17:25 +0000
Peace needs to be restored on all sides https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/eu-and-russia/413829-peace-needs-to-be-restored-on-all-sides.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/eu-and-russia/413829-peace-needs-to-be-restored-on-all-sides.html

Peace needs to be restored now, at the negotiating table with Ukraine and Russia, and for the whole world.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 04 Mar 2022 08:11:00 +0000
Ukraine pounded and exodus mounts as Russia seizes key city https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/eu-and-russia/413820-ukraine-pounded-and-exodus-mounts-as-russia-seizes-key-city.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/eu-and-russia/413820-ukraine-pounded-and-exodus-mounts-as-russia-seizes-key-city.html

Russian troops seized Kherson, the first major Ukrainian city to fall in a war that has drawn global outrage and driven one million civilians from their homes, ahead of ceasefire talks Thursday.

Ukraine pounded and exodus mounts as Russia seizes key city

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Thu, 03 Mar 2022 21:47:21 +0000
People self-treating Covid at home lack guidance on medication https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/413810-people-self-treating-covid-at-home-lack-guidance-on-medication.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/413810-people-self-treating-covid-at-home-lack-guidance-on-medication.html

Hoang Oanh, on Feb. 23, received dozens of messages about what drugs to buy from her friends who had recovered from Covid-19.

Drugs, food and health supplements that Thanh Hien uses to self-treat Covid-19 at home in Hanoi. Photo courtesy of Hien

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Thu, 03 Mar 2022 19:18:00 +0000
Việt Nam to resume pre-pandemic visa exemption policies from March 15 https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/413799-vit-nam-to-resume-pre-pandemic-visa-exemption-policies-from-march-15.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/413799-vit-nam-to-resume-pre-pandemic-visa-exemption-policies-from-march-15.html

Việt Nam is slated to resume pre-pandemic bilateral and unilateral visa exemption policies for foreigners when the country fully reopens on March 15, 2022, announced the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lê Thị Thu Hằng.

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hangccd@it.vn (Hang) frontpage Thu, 03 Mar 2022 17:15:03 +0000
Vietnamese community in Poland make haste to help Ukraine displaced https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/413795-vietnamese-community-in-poland-make-haste-to-help-ukraine-displaced.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/413795-vietnamese-community-in-poland-make-haste-to-help-ukraine-displaced.html

Different groups of Vietnamese people living in Poland have acted with urgency to help people fleeing the military conflict in Ukraine.

People fleeing Ukraine stand in line at the border crossing, waiting for entry into Poland, in Shehyni, Ukraine February 27, 2022. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Thu, 03 Mar 2022 16:15:46 +0000
UN General Assembly in historic vote denounces Russia over Ukraine war https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/more-world/413821-un-general-assembly-in-historic-vote-denounces-russia-over-ukraine-war.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/more-world/413821-un-general-assembly-in-historic-vote-denounces-russia-over-ukraine-war.html

The United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to reprimand Russia for attacking Ukraine and demanded that Moscow stop fighting and withdraw its military forces, an action that aims to diplomatically isolate Russia at the world body.

UN General Assembly in historic vote denounces Russia over Ukraine war

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Thu, 03 Mar 2022 10:07:18 +0000
Việt Nam breaks 100,000 daily COVID cases https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/413753-vit-nam-breaks-100000-daily-covid-cases.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/413753-vit-nam-breaks-100000-daily-covid-cases.html

Việt Nam's daily COVID caseload has reached six figures for the first time, with 110,301 COVID-19 infections on Wednesday.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Wed, 02 Mar 2022 18:45:01 +0000
Foreign tourists can travel freely in Việt Nam with negative COVID-19 tests https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/413732-foreign-tourists-can-travel-freely-in-vit-nam-with-negative-covid-19-tests.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/413732-foreign-tourists-can-travel-freely-in-vit-nam-with-negative-covid-19-tests.html

This is part of the set of pandemic rules that the ministry sent towards the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism on the plan to reopen international tourism in the new normal, scheduled to start from March 15, 2022, after over two years of closures due to COVID-19.

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support@it.vn (Thao DNP) frontpage Wed, 02 Mar 2022 12:28:00 +0000
Việt Nam calls for dialogue, protection of civilians at UNGA's special session on Ukraine https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/413728-vit-nam-calls-for-dialogue-protection-of-civilians-at-ungas-special-session-on-ukraine.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/413728-vit-nam-calls-for-dialogue-protection-of-civilians-at-ungas-special-session-on-ukraine.html

In the address, Giang recalled Việt Nam’s history of enduring wars, saying that conflicts today stem from “obsolete doctrines of power politics, the ambition of domination and the use of force in settling international disputes”.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Wed, 02 Mar 2022 11:52:46 +0000
Documentary debuts on extraordinary life of Dr Alexandre Yersin https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/413725-2022-03-06-15-39-59.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/413725-2022-03-06-15-39-59.html

A special documentary on the outstanding life of Dr Alexandre Yersin and his career in Việt Nam has debuted in Hà Nội.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Wed, 02 Mar 2022 10:06:00 +0000
Vietnamese in Russia worried about economic fallout of western sanctions https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/413717-vietnamese-in-russia-worried-about-economic-fallout-of-western-sanctions.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/413717-vietnamese-in-russia-worried-about-economic-fallout-of-western-sanctions.html

Amid the global sanctions against Russia, Khanh An did not know if she should also run to the bank to withdraw money like her friends did.

Vietnamese in Russia worried about economic fallout of western sanctions

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Wed, 02 Mar 2022 08:46:08 +0000
Can Vietnamese students sustain themselves through college? https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/issues-and-though/413710-can-vietnamese-students-sustain-themselves-through-college.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/issues-and-though/413710-can-vietnamese-students-sustain-themselves-through-college.html

In more developed countries, the answer would be a no brainer. Of course college students can earn enough to meet daily expenses from the very first year.

Can Vietnamese students sustain themselves through college?

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Wed, 02 Mar 2022 08:00:00 +0000
France, Russia clash after Paris evokes 'economic war' https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/eu-and-russia/413701-france-russia-clash-after-paris-evokes-economic-war.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/eu-and-russia/413701-france-russia-clash-after-paris-evokes-economic-war.html

France's finance minister said Tuesday that Europe was waging "economic war" against Russia, prompting a senior Kremlin figure to warn about the dangers of a "real" conflict between the countries.

France, Russia clash after Paris evokes 'economic war - The Citizen

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 01 Mar 2022 21:20:03 +0000
Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave: Explore The Biggest Cave in Halong Bay https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/409986-sung-sot-surprise-cave-explore-the-biggest-cave-in-halong-bay.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/409986-sung-sot-surprise-cave-explore-the-biggest-cave-in-halong-bay.html

A place so amazing that the French deemed it “Grotte des Surprises” or (Surprise Grotto), Sung Sot Cave is one of the biggest, most beautiful caves in Halong Bay and a highlight on most Halong Bay itineraries.

Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave: Explore The Biggest Cave in Halong Bay

 

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Wed, 22 Dec 2021 15:29:37 +0000
VinFuture Prize to celebrate 4 scientific innovations for humanity https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/invent-and-awards/409980-vinfuture-prize-to-celebrate-4-scientific-innovations-for-humanity.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/invent-and-awards/409980-vinfuture-prize-to-celebrate-4-scientific-innovations-for-humanity.html

Winners will be announced at the inaugural VinFuture Prize award ceremony to be held on Jan. 20 and VinFuture Sci-tech Week during Jan. 18-21 in Hanoi.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 22 Dec 2021 14:00:00 +0000
Rice fields and Rihanna: the Vietnamese couturier with a celeb clientele https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/celebreties/409964-rice-fields-and-rihanna-the-vietnamese-couturier-with-a-celeb-clientele.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/celebreties/409964-rice-fields-and-rihanna-the-vietnamese-couturier-with-a-celeb-clientele.html

When billionaire singer Rihanna posed for an ad campaign by luxury shoemaker Manolo Blahnik, she also made a star out of the little-known Vietnamese designer who made the oversized white shirt she posed in.

While the nations textile factories have hit the headlines this year over struggles to fulfill orders for global clothing giants such as Nike and Gap amid a brutal Covid-19 wave, young designers are ready to reclaim the Made in Vietnam label Handout. Courtesy of Cong Tri/AFP

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 22 Dec 2021 11:03:29 +0000
Year that was: How Vietnam’s businesses survived historic difficulties https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/409944-year-that-was-how-vietnams-businesses-survived-historic-difficulties.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/409944-year-that-was-how-vietnams-businesses-survived-historic-difficulties.html

The Covid-19 pandemic made 2021 a challenging year for companies, but many managed to make strategic changes to overcome what were unprecedented restrictions.

Workers sleep in a factory in the southern province of Long An amid the Covid-19 pandemic in July 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Nam

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trangto@it.vn (Trang To) frontpage Wed, 22 Dec 2021 07:40:09 +0000
The bridge generation: Nguyễn Công Khuyến - The Journalist https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/409938-2021-12-26-08-19-11.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/409938-2021-12-26-08-19-11.html

An excerpt from The Bridge Generation of Vietnam by Nancy K. Napier and Dau Thuy Ha

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Tue, 21 Dec 2021 20:30:00 +0000
Foreign tourists can visit Việt Nam this month https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/407045-foreign-tourists-can-visit-vit-nam-this-month.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/407045-foreign-tourists-can-visit-vit-nam-this-month.html

International tourists with vaccine passports or those who have made a full recovery from COVID-19 can visit five destinations in Việt Nam starting from this month, without a quarantine mandate.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 03 Nov 2021 14:19:32 +0000
Hanoi sidewalks offer culinary warmth when it gets cold https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/407006-hanoi-sidewalks-offer-culinary-warmth-when-it-gets-cold.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/407006-hanoi-sidewalks-offer-culinary-warmth-when-it-gets-cold.html

Hanoi’s sidewalks lure people out on to the streets even when the weather gets cold with a wide range of culinary delights from hot porridge to crispy banana fries.

Banh ran man (salty glutinous rice doughnuts) is a mixture of vermicelli, minced meat, veggies, salt, wood-ear mushroom, pepper and prawn. The doughnuts are fried four to five times in different pans to make the crust particularly crunchy. They taste best when they are piping because they become a little bit hard when they cool down.   One of the most famous addresses to taste the dish in Hanoi is a food stall located down a small alley on Lac Long Quan Street.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 02 Nov 2021 20:31:35 +0000
Hanoi asks restaurants, cafes to close by 9 pm https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/406959-hanoi-asks-restaurants-cafes-to-close-by-9-pm.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/406959-hanoi-asks-restaurants-cafes-to-close-by-9-pm.html

Hanoi has ordered food and beverage establishments to close up shops before 9 p.m., amid other restrictions to avoid large gatherings.

Hanoi asks restaurants, cafes to close by 9 pm

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Tue, 02 Nov 2021 09:20:11 +0000
Artist gives common shoes a royal touch https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/406286-artist-gives-common-shoes-a-royal-touch.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/406286-artist-gives-common-shoes-a-royal-touch.html

La Quoc Bao spends 30-40 hours decorating a canvas shoe with royal motifs from Hue and sells his creations for VND7-12 million ($309-530).

Artist gives common shoes a royal touch

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Thu, 21 Oct 2021 21:00:00 +0000
Vietnam wins award as Asia's leading tourist destination https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/406255-vietnam-wins-award-as-asias-leading-tourist-destination.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/406255-vietnam-wins-award-as-asias-leading-tourist-destination.html

Vietnam has beaten eight other rivals to win the title "Asia’s Leading Destination" at the 2021 World Travel Awards.

Vietnam wins award as Asia's leading tourist destination

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 21 Oct 2021 14:10:42 +0000
“Vaccine passport” – both citizens and businesses are waiting impatiently https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/406244-vaccine-passport--both-citizens-and-businesses-are-waiting-impatiently.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/406244-vaccine-passport--both-citizens-and-businesses-are-waiting-impatiently.html

After the difficulties due to the pandemic, businesses working in the field of tourism, services and many residents in Phu Quoc are waiting day by day for the pilot programme to welcome international tourists.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Thu, 21 Oct 2021 11:11:49 +0000
Localities differ in welcoming students back to class https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/406227-localities-differ-in-welcoming-students-back-to-class.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/406227-localities-differ-in-welcoming-students-back-to-class.html

Some localities that have managed to bring COVID-19 under control have not yet decided when to allow students to return to school, even though the Government asked them to do so this month.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 21 Oct 2021 07:16:00 +0000
HCMC students on first day back at school https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/406209-hcmc-students-on-first-day-back-at-school.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/406209-hcmc-students-on-first-day-back-at-school.html

At 6 a.m. Wednesday, students of Thanh An Primary School in Ho Chi Minh City’s Can Gio District returned to school for the first time in five months.

Quy (L) walks to her school with her grandmother, Oct. 20, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Manh Tung

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 Oct 2021 18:40:53 +0000
Strong stock market gives securities firms profit a boost in Q3 https://vietnambrief.com/economy/stocks/406177-strong-stock-market-gives-securities-firms-profit-a-boost-in-q3.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/stocks/406177-strong-stock-market-gives-securities-firms-profit-a-boost-in-q3.html

The active domestic market with high liquidity, mostly from local retail investors, has been supporting securities firms this year with many reporting outstanding performance. 

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Wed, 20 Oct 2021 08:55:30 +0000
Reverse migration from the south a journey to recuperate https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/406167-reverse-migration-from-the-south-a-journey-to-recuperate.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/406167-reverse-migration-from-the-south-a-journey-to-recuperate.html

For the first time after 13 years working in HCMC, Nguyen Van Bao felt that he was no longer tied to the city.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 Oct 2021 07:23:08 +0000
One Mount develops comprehensive technology ecosystem https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/406150-one-mount-develops-comprehensive-technology-ecosystem.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/406150-one-mount-develops-comprehensive-technology-ecosystem.html

One Mount provides solutions covering the entire financial services, distribution, real estate, and retail-sector value chain.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 Oct 2021 18:00:00 +0000
Hà Nội to open COVID-19 vaccination registration for children from age 3 https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/406139-2021-11-01-21-19-30.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/406139-2021-11-01-21-19-30.html

The capital city has started reviewing and making lists of vaccination for children aged 3 and above.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Tue, 19 Oct 2021 14:59:42 +0000
Ancient town Hoi An clears mud, garbage after floods (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/406133-ancient-town-hoi-an-clears-mud-garbage-after-floods.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/406133-ancient-town-hoi-an-clears-mud-garbage-after-floods.html

Hoi An residents and sanitation workers started a massive cleanup operation Monday as floodwaters recede.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Tue, 19 Oct 2021 14:07:11 +0000
Vietnamese parents want their kids vaccinated against Covid https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/406085-vietnamese-parents-want-their-kids-vaccinated-against-covid.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/406085-vietnamese-parents-want-their-kids-vaccinated-against-covid.html

Although worried about side effects, many parents want their children to be vaccinated against Covid so that they could return to school.

Vietnamese parents want their kids vaccinated against Covid

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Mon, 18 Oct 2021 18:03:35 +0000
Migrant workers try to get back on their feet as Covid restrictions ease https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/406056-migrant-workers-try-to-get-back-on-their-feet-as-covid-restrictions-ease.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/406056-migrant-workers-try-to-get-back-on-their-feet-as-covid-restrictions-ease.html

Many migrants want to stay back in their hometowns, where they feel safer amid Covid-19, but some are returning to cities and industrial hubs to find jobs.

Truong Thi Gai sells snacks for a living. Photo by VnExpress/Mai Hien

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support@it.vn (Thao DNP) frontpage Mon, 18 Oct 2021 10:49:35 +0000
Youths’ new passion: growing houseplants https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/406088-youths-new-passion-growing-houseplants.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/406088-youths-new-passion-growing-houseplants.html

When Hanoi eased its lockdown, Nguyen Thu Anh did not go out to enjoy indoor dining like many of her friends did. Instead, she bought 10 potted plants.

After a year moving to Ba Dinh District, Dinh Hoang Giang covered his balcony and rooftop with different kinds of plants. Photo courtesy of Giang

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 18 Oct 2021 10:29:12 +0000
Despite Covid hurdles, businesses strive to sustain production, supply of essential goods https://vietnambrief.com/economy/company-and-names/406071-despite-covid-hurdles-businesses-strive-to-sustain-production-supply-of-essential-goods.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/company-and-names/406071-despite-covid-hurdles-businesses-strive-to-sustain-production-supply-of-essential-goods.html

The Vietnam Strong Brands 2021 awards ceremony was held in Hanoi recently. The programme, with the theme ‘Overcoming challenges ’this year, named Masan Group among the Top 10 Strong Brands in Vietnam for its ability to adapt, transform strongly and contribute to the community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Mon, 18 Oct 2021 10:29:00 +0000
Businesses struggle with labour shortage following the big exodus of migrant workers https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/406061-businesses-struggle-with-labour-shortage-following-the-big-exodus-of-migrant-workers.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/406061-businesses-struggle-with-labour-shortage-following-the-big-exodus-of-migrant-workers.html

The exodus of migrant workers will cause severe labour shortage for HCM City and southern provinces.

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hoang.anh@ibiz.vn (Hoang Anh (Manager)) frontpage Mon, 18 Oct 2021 07:47:45 +0000
HCMC companies hit by labor shortage https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/406041-hcmc-companies-hit-by-labor-shortage.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/406041-hcmc-companies-hit-by-labor-shortage.html

Many industries, especially labor-intensive ones like textile and garment and leather, are likely to face a labor shortage when they resume post-Covid-19.

HCMC companies hit by labor shortage

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Mon, 18 Oct 2021 07:41:25 +0000
COVID-19 basically under control nationwide: PM https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/406042-covid-19-basically-under-control-nationwide-pm.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/406042-covid-19-basically-under-control-nationwide-pm.html

The COVID-19 pandemic has been basically brought under control nationwide five months since the outbreak of the fourth wave ravaged the country, said Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính at an online meeting on Sunday.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Mon, 18 Oct 2021 07:41:15 +0000
An Giang: a flood of memories about a flooding season https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/406030-an-giang-a-flood-of-memories-about-a-flooding-season.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/406030-an-giang-a-flood-of-memories-about-a-flooding-season.html

In the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, the once regular, much-awaited flooding season has become a cherished memory. A photo collection by a native shows why.

An Giang: a flood of memories about a flooding season

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sun, 17 Oct 2021 18:00:00 +0000
Vietnam luxury cruises that offer world-class services https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/406028-vietnam-luxury-cruises-that-offer-world-class-services.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/406028-vietnam-luxury-cruises-that-offer-world-class-services.html

With famous tourism destinations like Nha Trang, Ha Long and Phu Quoc easing Covid-19 restrictions and resuming tourism activities, these are six recommendations for a luxury cruise vacation.

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Langbiang Plateau, considered the roof of Da Lat Town in the Central Highlands, is an ideal destination to admire rare, colorful birds.

Escape to Da Lat plateau’s kingdom of birds

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Sun, 17 Oct 2021 07:59:27 +0000
HCM City enters brighter chapter after pandemic https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/405985-hcm-city-enters-brighter-chapter-after-pandemic.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/405985-hcm-city-enters-brighter-chapter-after-pandemic.html

After nearly two weeks of reopening, many locals in HCM City say they are enjoying the “new normal” life.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 16 Oct 2021 10:03:15 +0000
Making the right decisions for the nation's good https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/405978-making-the-right-decisions-for-the-nations-good.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/405978-making-the-right-decisions-for-the-nations-good.html

The Government of Việt Nam late Tuesday issued its highly-anticipated Resolution No.128 on the adoption of provisional guidelines on safe and flexible living with COVID-19, after a few weeks of what presumed to be much haggling between invited stakeholders.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 16 Oct 2021 08:07:00 +0000
US to reopen borders to vaccinated travelers Nov 8 https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/405976-us-to-reopen-borders-to-vaccinated-travelers-nov-8.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/405976-us-to-reopen-borders-to-vaccinated-travelers-nov-8.html

The United States will reopen its land and air borders on November 8 to foreign visitors fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

US to reopen borders to vaccinated travelers Nov 8

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Sat, 16 Oct 2021 08:05:02 +0000
'Mien Ky Uc' earns kudos at Busan International Film Festival (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/405953-mien-ky-uc-earns-kudos-at-busan-international-film-festival.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/405953-mien-ky-uc-earns-kudos-at-busan-international-film-festival.html

'Mien Ky Uc' (Memoryland) by Vietnamese director Bui Kim Quy has been praised for its artistic plot and poetic images.

A still from Mien Ky Uc. Photo courtesy of BIFF

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 15 Oct 2021 21:30:00 +0000
VinFast announces global debut of its new EVs at the 2021 Los Angeles Auto Show https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/autos-and-market/405925-vinfast-announces-global-debut-of-its-new-evs-at-the-2021-los-angeles-auto-show.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/autos-and-market/405925-vinfast-announces-global-debut-of-its-new-evs-at-the-2021-los-angeles-auto-show.html

VinFast is proud to be the only EV brand representing Viet Nam to attend the 2021 LA Auto Show from November 19 to 28, 2021.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:53:44 +0000
Next six months vital for economic recovery: experts https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/405897-next-six-months-vital-for-economic-recovery-experts.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/405897-next-six-months-vital-for-economic-recovery-experts.html

 The next six months will be a vital period for Việt Nam's economic recovery, said business leaders and experts during a webinar, chaired by Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính, discussing Việt Nam's measures in boosting post-pandemic economic recovery, adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic, overcoming economic disruption and strengthening locality-to-locality connectivity on October 13.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Fri, 15 Oct 2021 07:03:45 +0000
Central HCMC real estate remains alluring https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/405872-central-hcmc-real-estate-remains-alluring.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/405872-central-hcmc-real-estate-remains-alluring.html

Real estate products, located in the financial and economic centers of big cities, own unique advantages and intangible values that generate long-lasting appeal.

the central position adds unique value and is a guarantee for the potential of real estate price increases.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Thu, 14 Oct 2021 17:00:00 +0000
Foodies storm pho shops as Hanoi resumes indoor dining (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/405867-foodies-storm-pho-shops-as-hanoi-resumes-indoor-dining.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/405867-foodies-storm-pho-shops-as-hanoi-resumes-indoor-dining.html

Many pho shops were packed with customers Thursday morning, the first day Hanoi allowed indoor dining.

From 6:00 a.m. on October 14, Hanoi permits restaurants and food service enterprises (save for alcoholic beverages, beer, and draft beer businesses) to do business and serve on the spot, with a limit of 50 percent of seats and the use of partitions or barriers. Customers must scan the QR code when the facility owner and employees have been immunized with two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Many businesses, especially pho restaurants, were busy serving clients immediately after the order was lifted.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 14 Oct 2021 16:15:00 +0000
Travel firms fashion new normal tour packages to revive tourism https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/405857-travel-firms-fashion-new-normal-tour-packages-to-revive-tourism.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/405857-travel-firms-fashion-new-normal-tour-packages-to-revive-tourism.html

Travel agencies in tourism hotspots have begun launching new tour package programs incorporating strict pandemic restrictions to welcome domestic tourists and recover from Covid blows.

Cam Ranh Riviera Beach Resort & Spa in Khanh Hoa Province. Photo courtesy of the resort.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Thu, 14 Oct 2021 13:31:54 +0000
Hà Nội allows reopening of in-person dining, public transport from Thursday https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/405807-2021-10-23-10-19-10.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/405807-2021-10-23-10-19-10.html

Hà Nội authorities have allowed dine-in services at restaurants and other food and beverage establishments from 6am today.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Wed, 13 Oct 2021 17:59:34 +0000
Saigon begins long haul to normalcy post-lockdown (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/405796-saigon-begins-long-haul-to-normalcy-post-lockdown.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/405796-saigon-begins-long-haul-to-normalcy-post-lockdown.html

Many Saigonese are thrilled to witness the city’s gradual return to its usual hustle and bustle after the four-month lockdown, though some are gingerly tiptoeing toward normalcy.

HCMC a week after reopening

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Wed, 13 Oct 2021 15:50:17 +0000
Common criteria critical to restarting domestic tourism https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/405763-common-criteria-critical-to-restarting-domestic-tourism.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/405763-common-criteria-critical-to-restarting-domestic-tourism.html

Though tourism workers and enterprises are trying to continue as best they can despite the pandemic, many of them are still unsure of the different restrictions in place.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Wed, 13 Oct 2021 08:21:00 +0000
Covid-19 silver lining: overseas study opportunities abound for Vietnamese students https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/more-education/405762-covid-19-silver-lining-overseas-study-opportunities-abound-for-vietnamese-students.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/more-education/405762-covid-19-silver-lining-overseas-study-opportunities-abound-for-vietnamese-students.html

Educational institutions in key host countries, most of which bore the brunt of Covid's fury last year, are reopening their doors to international students, including those from Vietnam.

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trangto@it.vn (Trang To) frontpage Wed, 13 Oct 2021 08:20:22 +0000
Việt Nam gears up to host SEA Games 31 https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/405759-vit-nam-gears-up-to-host-sea-games-31.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/405759-vit-nam-gears-up-to-host-sea-games-31.html

An online meeting with the participating countries will take place on October 18 to know the number of athletes and members expected to attend the region's biggest sporting event.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 13 Oct 2021 08:16:00 +0000
Digital World 2021 contributes to global tech transformation https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/405752-digital-world-2021-contributes-to-global-tech-transformation.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/405752-digital-world-2021-contributes-to-global-tech-transformation.html

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU)’s Digital World 2021 opened with a launch ceremony yesterday evening in Hà Nội.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Wed, 13 Oct 2021 07:06:30 +0000
Oman condemn Việt Nam to fourth defeat in a row https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/405748-oman-condemn-vit-nam-to-fourth-defeat-in-a-row.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/405748-oman-condemn-vit-nam-to-fourth-defeat-in-a-row.html

The Vietnamese side are rooted to the bottom of Group B of the third round of qualifying.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Wed, 13 Oct 2021 05:43:05 +0000
Vietnam plans Covid-19 jabs for children, teens https://vietnambrief.com/society/youth/405724-vietnam-plans-covid-19-jabs-for-children-teens.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/youth/405724-vietnam-plans-covid-19-jabs-for-children-teens.html

The Health Ministry is expected to issue guidelines on vaccination against Covid-19 for those from 12 to under 18 this week.

Vietnam plans Covid-19 jabs for children, teens

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Tue, 12 Oct 2021 17:00:00 +0000
Covid impacts on children need appropriate attention, interventions: experts https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/issues-and-though/405706-covid-impacts-on-children-need-appropriate-attention-interventions-experts.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/issues-and-though/405706-covid-impacts-on-children-need-appropriate-attention-interventions-experts.html

Adults and authorities have to pay close attention on the developmental impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on children and design appropriate interventions to mitigate them, experts say.

A student in an online class in Hanoi, September, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Hang.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 12 Oct 2021 12:00:00 +0000
Safe from Covid but still no jobs: Migrant workers' dilemma at home https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/405639-safe-from-covid-but-still-no-jobs-migrant-workers-dilemma-at-home.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/405639-safe-from-covid-but-still-no-jobs-migrant-workers-dilemma-at-home.html

Migrant workers are relieved to be home amid the Covid-19 pandemic and economic downturn, but a big question now is, 'what to do for a living?'

A family of migrant workers returns home with their child, Oct. 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 11 Oct 2021 14:50:07 +0000
Hanoi announces 20 quarantine hotels for passengers flying from HCMC https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/405637-hanoi-announces-20-quarantine-hotels-for-passengers-flying-from-hcmc.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/405637-hanoi-announces-20-quarantine-hotels-for-passengers-flying-from-hcmc.html

Hanoi issued a list of 20 two to five-star hotels designated as quarantine facilities for passengers arriving from HCMC, with prices ranging from VND1.3-4.6 million ($57.22-202.37) a night.

Hanoi announces 20 quarantine hotels for passengers flying from HCMC

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 Oct 2021 14:10:27 +0000
How Covid changed spending habits of Vietnamese https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/405630-how-covid-changed-spending-habits-of-vietnamese.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/405630-how-covid-changed-spending-habits-of-vietnamese.html

When her sunscreen finished, Nguyen Khanh cut open the tube with a pair of scissors, put a finger inside and scraped out every last drop of cream.

A woman shops for food at a supermarket in Thu Duc City. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Mon, 11 Oct 2021 11:51:01 +0000
Swimmer Ánh Viên urged not to retire before SEA Games https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/405614-2021-10-16-15-43-42.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/405614-2021-10-16-15-43-42.html

Whatever happens, with more than 150 medals from domestic and international competitions, Viên is still one of the greatest athletes in Việt Nam's history.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 Oct 2021 07:31:00 +0000
Lê Đức Thọ - outstanding diplomat with impressive role in Paris Peace Accords https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/405631-2021-10-16-15-37-10.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/405631-2021-10-16-15-37-10.html

Years may have passed, but the deep impressions left by former diplomat Lê Đức Thọ as one of the key players during negotiations with the US which led to the signing of the Paris Peace Accords in 1973 – an agreement to end the war and restore peace in Việt Nam – still shines bright.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 Oct 2021 07:19:00 +0000
HCMC working parents fret over delayed reopening of schools https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/issues-and-though/405603-hcmc-working-parents-fret-over-delayed-reopening-of-schools.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/issues-and-though/405603-hcmc-working-parents-fret-over-delayed-reopening-of-schools.html

Ngoc Quynh is at a loss. She and her husband have to go to work. What about her fourth-grader son whose school will only reopen in January?

A student of Luong The Vinh Primary School in HCMCs District 7 has his online lesson. Photo courtesy of parents

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sun, 10 Oct 2021 20:23:14 +0000
Việt Nam sets out to reverse Olympic woes https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/405578-vit-nam-sets-out-to-reverse-olympic-woes.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/405578-vit-nam-sets-out-to-reverse-olympic-woes.html

Poor results at the recent Tokyo Olympics were the last straw for Việt Nam's sport officials. A nationwide conference is set to be held setting out a vision for the country to embrace more sports success in the future

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Sun, 10 Oct 2021 08:05:00 +0000
A tour of UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserves in Vietnam https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/405572-a-tour-of-unesco-recognized-biosphere-reserves-in-vietnam.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/405572-a-tour-of-unesco-recognized-biosphere-reserves-in-vietnam.html

Vietnam has 11 UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserves, second in Southeast Asia after Indonesia, boasting pristine landscapes and rich biodiversity.

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support@it.vn (Thao DNP) frontpage Sat, 09 Oct 2021 21:30:00 +0000
Financial ruin, pandemic ordeal spark reverse migration to countryside (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/405556-financial-ruin-pandemic-ordeal-spark-reverse-migration-to-countryside.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/405556-financial-ruin-pandemic-ordeal-spark-reverse-migration-to-countryside.html

As Covid-19 restrictions ease, migrant workers in southern industrial hubs are braving motorbike rides of thousands of kilometers to return home rather than stay back.

A family returns home in northern Vietnam from the south by motorbike, October 10, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sat, 09 Oct 2021 13:30:00 +0000
East meets West at luxury Indochine-style resorts https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/405555-east-meets-west-at-luxury-indochine-style-resorts.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/405555-east-meets-west-at-luxury-indochine-style-resorts.html

Designed by world-renowned architects, these hotels and resorts in popular tourism hotspots straddle the harmonious beauty between traditional Vietnamese features and French aesthetics.

East meets West at luxury Indochine-style resorts

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 09 Oct 2021 12:30:00 +0000
The 9 Stellars investment opportunity in downtown Thu Duc https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/more-hitech/405542-the-9-stellars-investment-opportunity-in-downtown-thu-duc.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/more-hitech/405542-the-9-stellars-investment-opportunity-in-downtown-thu-duc.html

A residential-commercial complex being developed in the heart of newly formed Thu Duc City in HCMC offers a modern lifestyle of great convenience and comfort.

The 9 Stellars in Thu Duc City – the first smart township using Qualcomm technology in Vietnam

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sat, 09 Oct 2021 09:00:00 +0000
Collaboration put into place to welcome migrant workers home (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/405539-collaboration-put-into-place-to-welcome-migrant-workers-home.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/405539-collaboration-put-into-place-to-welcome-migrant-workers-home.html

A large number of people pouring to national highways has caused congestion at COVID-19 checkpoints and will possibly increase the virus infection risk.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Sat, 09 Oct 2021 08:42:44 +0000
Old couple cook meals for the poor https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/405527-2021-10-16-02-38-47.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/405527-2021-10-16-02-38-47.html

Nguyễn Thị My, a 70-year-old woman, from Bình Thạnh District, HCM City, gets up very early to prepare vegetarian meals for people in difficult circumstances.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Sat, 09 Oct 2021 07:49:00 +0000
Novaland receives best real estate developer award https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/405515-novaland-receives-best-real-estate-developer-award.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/405515-novaland-receives-best-real-estate-developer-award.html

Vietnamese property giant Novaland Group was voted the best real estate developer, and innovative and sustainable project developer by Euromoney.

Novaland receives excellent real estate developer award.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Fri, 08 Oct 2021 19:00:00 +0000
HCMC a week after reopening (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/405506-hcmc-a-week-after-reopening.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/405506-hcmc-a-week-after-reopening.html

Saigon residents and businesses have embraced the new normal after the city lifted its four-month coronavirus lockdown on Oct. 1.

HCMC a week after reopening

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 08 Oct 2021 17:35:43 +0000
HCMC hopeful vaccination will cure economic pain https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/405483-hcmc-hopeful-vaccination-will-cure-economic-pain.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/405483-hcmc-hopeful-vaccination-will-cure-economic-pain.html

In the last four months Covid-19 has turned life in HCMC upside down and dented its economy, but improving vaccination figures stir hopes of a recovery.

Shippers wait to be tested of Covid-19 before work in Go Vap District, Ho Chi Minh City on September 20, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 08 Oct 2021 12:11:05 +0000
Luck was on our side: China coach after narrowly beating Vietnam (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/405476-luck-was-on-our-side-china-coach-after-narrowly-beating-vietnam.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/405476-luck-was-on-our-side-china-coach-after-narrowly-beating-vietnam.html

Chinese coach Li Tie was excited after his team beat Vietnam 3-2 with a last-minute goal in a World Cup qualifier on Friday (Hanoi time).

Trung Quốc 3-2 Việt Nam

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 08 Oct 2021 10:12:10 +0000
Asserting its leading position in Vietnam’s mining industry https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/more-science/405477-asserting-its-leading-position-in-vietnams-mining-industry.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/more-science/405477-asserting-its-leading-position-in-vietnams-mining-industry.html

Masan High-Tech Materials owns Nui Phao polymetallic mine, an open-pit mine located in Dai Tu district, Thai Nguyen province, with high volume of tungsten, fluorspar, bismuth and copper minerals.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 08 Oct 2021 10:11:31 +0000
Diary of a doctor at the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/405449-2021-10-10-10-21-32.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/405449-2021-10-10-10-21-32.html

Đào Huy Hiếu, a doctor at the 108 Military Hospital, was sent to support the frontline teams at the epicentre of COVID-19, HCM City. He and his colleagues left Hà Nội for HCM City only a day after receiving the request. In HCM City, his team was located at a secondary school in Tân Bình District and tasked with providing check-ups, treatment and consultancy to home-based COVID-19 patients. He wrote about the days he fought the virus to save patients alongside with other doctors.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Fri, 08 Oct 2021 07:52:00 +0000
Despite comeback, Viet Nam lose to China in World Cup qualifier https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/405444-despite-comeback-viet-nam-lose-to-china-in-world-cup-qualifier.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/405444-despite-comeback-viet-nam-lose-to-china-in-world-cup-qualifier.html

Việt Nam fell to a heartbreaking 3-2 defeat to China after a stirring comeback was foiled by a last-minute goal last night in Dubai, the UAE.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Fri, 08 Oct 2021 06:16:00 +0000
Vietnamese carriers to service domestic routes starting Sunday https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/405431-vietnamese-carriers-to-service-domestic-routes-starting-sunday.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/405431-vietnamese-carriers-to-service-domestic-routes-starting-sunday.html

Vietnam Airlines, Pacific Airlines and VietJet Air have announced plans to resume service on certain domestic routes from October 10 after being grounded for more than a month.

Vietnamese carriers to service domestic routes starting Sunday

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 07 Oct 2021 20:00:00 +0000
Vietnamese citizens slam distortion of history in Chinese TV drama https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/405425-vietnamese-citizens-slam-distortion-of-history-in-chinese-tv-drama.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/405425-vietnamese-citizens-slam-distortion-of-history-in-chinese-tv-drama.html

Audiences have expressed anger over possible distortion of the truth by a Chinese TV serial about the 1979 border war between Vietnam and China.

A still from Ace Troop.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 07 Oct 2021 18:00:00 +0000
Automobile companies report positive earnings despite COVID-19 pandemic https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/autos-and-market/402052-automobile-companies-report-positive-earnings-despite-covid-19-pandemic.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/autos-and-market/402052-automobile-companies-report-positive-earnings-despite-covid-19-pandemic.html

Automobile companies on the stock market had prosperous earning results in the first half of this year compared to the same period last year despite the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic.

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trangto@it.vn (Trang To) frontpage Tue, 10 Aug 2021 09:00:00 +0000
Selfless supports in times of need https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/402048-selfless-supports-in-times-of-need.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/402048-selfless-supports-in-times-of-need.html

Thousands of migrant labourers working in the south chose to embark on an exhausting journey covering thousands of kilometres to come back home amid the pandemic. A group of pickup truck owners in central Đà Nẵng City has stood up to help ease their burden.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Tue, 10 Aug 2021 08:33:00 +0000
Pleasant vaccination surprise for 'thankful' HCMC expats https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/402037-pleasant-vaccination-surprise-for-thankful-hcmc-expats.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/402037-pleasant-vaccination-surprise-for-thankful-hcmc-expats.html

Brazilian Marcos Campos registered to get vaccinated early July at his residential building in District 4, HCMC. He guessed he'd get a call in about four months.

Marcos Campos has his certification after getting vaccine on August 5, District 4, HCMC. Photo courtesy of Campos

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 10 Aug 2021 07:30:00 +0000
VN-Index expected to reach 1,400 points at the end of 2021: Agriseco Research https://vietnambrief.com/economy/stocks/402036-2021-09-19-06-32-02.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/stocks/402036-2021-09-19-06-32-02.html

The expectations on profit growth is the attractive catalyst differentiating the country’s stock market from others. The benchmark on HoSE is expected to reach 1,400 points by the end of 2021

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Tue, 10 Aug 2021 07:21:45 +0000
Art programmes planned to boost people’s spirits amid pandemic https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/402032-art-programmes-planned-to-boost-peoples-spirits-amid-pandemic.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/402032-art-programmes-planned-to-boost-peoples-spirits-amid-pandemic.html

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced a plan to hold art programmes that aims to encourage the people to surmount the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 10 Aug 2021 06:19:00 +0000
Social distancing prime solution in coronavirus fight: Hanoi leader https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/402003-social-distancing-prime-solution-in-coronavirus-fight-hanoi-leader.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/402003-social-distancing-prime-solution-in-coronavirus-fight-hanoi-leader.html

Social distancing measures are still needed in Hanoi to curb rising numbers of Covid-19 infections, according to Hanoi’s Party chief Dinh Tien Dung.

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trangdnp@it.vn (Trang Xinh ) frontpage Mon, 09 Aug 2021 13:46:46 +0000
Artists in race for VTV Awards 2021 https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-entertainment/401996-artists-in-race-for-vtv-awards-2021.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-entertainment/401996-artists-in-race-for-vtv-awards-2021.html

Hà Nội-based singer Hà Lê, winner of the Impressive Artist Awards at the Việt Nam Television’s VTV Awards 2020, has been nominated for the same title this year.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Mon, 09 Aug 2021 10:53:15 +0000
Pitchfork highlights Vietnamese songs gone viral on TikTok (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/401986-pitchfork-highlights-vietnamese-songs-gone-viral-on-tiktok.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/401986-pitchfork-highlights-vietnamese-songs-gone-viral-on-tiktok.html

American online music publication Pitchfork praised multiple Vietnamese tracks for going viral on social media platform TikTok.

Đoạn rap Việt gây bão mạng xã hội Trung Quốc

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 09 Aug 2021 08:13:29 +0000
Focus switches to PSG as tearful Messi confirms it's over at Barca https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/401969-focus-switches-to-psg-as-tearful-messi-confirms-its-over-at-barca.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/401969-focus-switches-to-psg-as-tearful-messi-confirms-its-over-at-barca.html

An emotional Lionel Messi confirmed on Sunday he is leaving Barcelona after 17 trophy-laden years, with Paris Saint Germain his likely next port of call for a career swansong.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 08 Aug 2021 20:25:56 +0000
Eight Saigon banh mi variations worth the savor post-social distancing https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/401957-eight-saigon-banh-mi-variations-worth-the-savor-post-social-distancing.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/401957-eight-saigon-banh-mi-variations-worth-the-savor-post-social-distancing.html

With HCMC in the grips of a strict two-month social distancing order, many Saigoneers are craving for a delectable bite of banh mi.

Banh mi served with pork meatball topped with salted egg yolk has been highly recommended by travel bloggers as it comes from a vendor’s homemade recipe that you can’t find anywhere else. Inside the freshly baked sandwich has one piece of roasted beef, two to three pieces of pork meatball topped with protein-laden steamed salted egg yolk, and layers of pork crackling. Dont forget to put a little pickled daikon and carrots and fish sauce into the loà of banh mi to add its flavors. The stall is located at 6 Ho Xuan Huong Street in Binh Thanh District, with prices ranging from VND22,000-30,000 ($0.95-1.29).

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 08 Aug 2021 12:00:00 +0000
Top 10 restaurants in Vietnam as voted by Tripadvisor readers https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/401934-top-10-restaurants-in-vietnam-as-voted-by-tripadvisor-readers.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/401934-top-10-restaurants-in-vietnam-as-voted-by-tripadvisor-readers.html

In a new Tripadvisor listing of Vietnam’s 2021 best restaurants, Hanoi accounted for the most with seven representatives and HCMC, Hoi An and Phu Quoc for the rest.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 07 Aug 2021 18:30:00 +0000
Vietnam's homegrown Covid-19 vaccine achieves 90 pct efficacy https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/401932-vietnams-homegrown-covid-19-vaccine-achieves-90-pct-efficacy.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/401932-vietnams-homegrown-covid-19-vaccine-achieves-90-pct-efficacy.html

Nanocovax, the only made-in-Vietnam Covid-19 vaccine near completion, has an efficacy rate of 90 percent, its producer said.

Vietnam's homegrown Covid-19 vaccine achieves 90 pct efficacy

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 07 Aug 2021 16:22:43 +0000
Tigers saved from illegal wildlife traffickers https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/401902-tigers-saved-from-illegal-wildlife-traffickers.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/401902-tigers-saved-from-illegal-wildlife-traffickers.html

Tiger trafficking is a lucrative business. In the past week alone, 24 tigers have been recovered by the authorities in Việt Nam. Sadly eight didn’t make it.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 07 Aug 2021 08:08:30 +0000
Hà Nội extends stringent COVID-19 restrictions until August 23 https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/401836-2021-09-11-11-36-06.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/401836-2021-09-11-11-36-06.html

Hà Nội People’s Committee on Friday afternoon has officially announced its decision to extend the citywide stringent social distancing order for 15 days until 6am August 23.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 06 Aug 2021 18:31:55 +0000
Hanoi to continue social distancing until August 22 https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/401817-hanoi-to-continue-social-distancing-until-august-22.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/401817-hanoi-to-continue-social-distancing-until-august-22.html

Hanoi authorities have decided to extend the capital's ongoing Covid-19 social distancing order until August 22.

Hanoi to continue social distancing until August 22

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Fri, 06 Aug 2021 14:17:19 +0000
Building new-style rural areas needs innovative policies https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/401805-building-new-style-rural-areas-needs-innovative-policies.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/401805-building-new-style-rural-areas-needs-innovative-policies.html

Director of the Vietnam National University of Agriculture Nguyễn Thị Lan talks to Kinh tế & Đô thị (Economic & Urban Affairs) online newspaper about measures to boost the effectiveness of the national target programme to build new-style rural areas during the 2021-25 period.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 06 Aug 2021 08:47:45 +0000
Việt Nam’s current account surplus forecast at 6.2% of GDP in 2021 https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/401858-vit-nams-current-account-surplus-forecast-at-62-of-gdp-in-2021.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/401858-vit-nams-current-account-surplus-forecast-at-62-of-gdp-in-2021.html

Việt Nam’s current account surplus is forecast at 6.2 per cent of GDP in 2021 and will narrow over the coming decade as part of a general long-term narrowing trend.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Fri, 06 Aug 2021 08:25:00 +0000
Private health facilities join the fight against COVID-19 in HCM City https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/401801-private-health-facilities-join-the-fight-against-covid-19-in-hcm-city.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/401801-private-health-facilities-join-the-fight-against-covid-19-in-hcm-city.html

At 11pm on July 26, Trần Văn Dương, the director of Sài Gòn Medical Clinic in HCM City’s Bình Chánh District, and his staff transported several COVID-19 patients to field hospital No.11 in Thủ Đức city.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 06 Aug 2021 08:24:00 +0000
HCMC expats donate blood as lockdown causes shortage https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401794-hcmc-expats-donate-blood-as-lockdown-causes-shortage.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401794-hcmc-expats-donate-blood-as-lockdown-causes-shortage.html

As HCMC faces a blood shortage while grappling with its worst Covid outbreak, many foreigners have shown their support, hoping to save more lives.

Matthew Landwehr donates his blood, July 24, 2021. Photo courtesy of Matthew Landwehr.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 06 Aug 2021 07:15:52 +0000
Saigon dreams dashed, migrants also let down by other localities https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401793-saigon-dreams-dashed-migrants-also-let-down-by-other-localities.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401793-saigon-dreams-dashed-migrants-also-let-down-by-other-localities.html

Last week, Kiem's stone carving workshop in my District 12 neighborhood was visited by a burglar.

People wait to be admitted into a quarantine camp in Thua Thien-Hue Province as they came back from working as scrap collectors in HCMC, where they could no longer sustain themselves during the pandemic, July 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Vo Thanh.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 06 Aug 2021 06:40:03 +0000
Vietnamese blockchain game creator targets a game changer https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/401777-vietnamese-blockchain-game-creator-targets-a-game-changer.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/401777-vietnamese-blockchain-game-creator-targets-a-game-changer.html

Nguyen Thanh Trung, co-creator of one of the world’s most popular blockchain-based games ,says he wants to change global perception of the technology and its possibilities.

Vietnamese blockchain game creator targets a game changer

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 05 Aug 2021 18:00:00 +0000
Students could return to school from September 1 https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/401764-students-could-return-to-school-from-september-1.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/401764-students-could-return-to-school-from-september-1.html

The earliest time for students to return to school for the new school year 2021-22 across the country is September 1, 2021.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Thu, 05 Aug 2021 14:49:49 +0000
Businesses dig deep to make sure they come out on other side of pandemic intact https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/401861-businesses-dig-deep-to-make-sure-they-come-out-on-other-side-of-pandemic-intact.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/401861-businesses-dig-deep-to-make-sure-they-come-out-on-other-side-of-pandemic-intact.html

Businesses in Việt Nam are making all efforts to survive the fourth wave of COVID-19 which is battering the country.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 05 Aug 2021 09:47:00 +0000
COVID-19: Hanoians told to keep vigilant and be prepared for anything https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/401740-covid-19-hanoians-told-to-keep-vigilant-and-be-prepared-for-anything.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/401740-covid-19-hanoians-told-to-keep-vigilant-and-be-prepared-for-anything.html

Hà Nội is always a locality that face a high risk of COVID-19 outbreaks, Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam said on Wednesday, urging the city to keep vigilant and prepared so that it could made active effective steps in responding to the disease.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 05 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000
Vietnamese song cooks up storm on Chinese social media app (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/401731-vietnamese-song-cooks-up-storm-on-chinese-social-media-app.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/401731-vietnamese-song-cooks-up-storm-on-chinese-social-media-app.html

Using Vietnamese rapper Phao's hit song '2 Phut Hon' (Over Two Minutes) in short videos is trending on Chinese social media app Douyin.

Đoạn rap Việt gây bão mạng xã hội Trung Quốc

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 04 Aug 2021 20:43:25 +0000
A look back at Vietnam’s Olympic journey https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/401719-a-look-back-at-vietnams-olympic-journey.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/401719-a-look-back-at-vietnams-olympic-journey.html

From upset, disappointment to rare positive sparks, here are nine highlights of Vietnam’s Tokyo Olympics performance.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 04 Aug 2021 16:11:20 +0000
Covid-19 vaccination in Vietnam: statistics https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/401716-covid-19-vaccination-in-vietnam-statistics.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/401716-covid-19-vaccination-in-vietnam-statistics.html

Vietnam has vaccinated around 7 million people against Covid-19, with more than 744,000 people fully vaccinated.

 

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Wed, 04 Aug 2021 15:55:25 +0000
Covid-19 in Vietnam: statistics https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/401714-covid-19-in-vietnam-statistics.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/401714-covid-19-in-vietnam-statistics.html

A coronavirus outbreak emerging since late April has been the most challenging in Vietnam, with over 170,500 infections recorded nationwide.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 04 Aug 2021 15:20:10 +0000
Samaritans help struggling HCMC migrant workers return home (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401707-samaritans-help-struggling-hcmc-migrant-workers-return-home.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401707-samaritans-help-struggling-hcmc-migrant-workers-return-home.html

Thousands of people leaving Covid-struck HCMC and southern localities have been supported with meals, vehicle repair or gas money while heading home.

A family receives a donated meal lunch portion from medic at a the Cai Chanh checkpoint in Dak Nong Province. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Quynh.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 04 Aug 2021 12:00:21 +0000
Agricultural company's journey toward sustainability https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/401692-agricultural-companys-journey-toward-sustainability.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/401692-agricultural-companys-journey-toward-sustainability.html

Corteva Agriscience was established in 2018 from three leading global agricultural companies, with 200 years’ experience developing sustainable green solutions.

Product Stewardship Day 2019 in An Giang

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Wed, 04 Aug 2021 09:30:00 +0000
40 artists release MV on Covid-19 fight https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/401685-2021-08-24-14-10-21.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/401685-2021-08-24-14-10-21.html

Forty singers and theatre artists perform in an MV released on YouTube that aims to encourage people in HCM City during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Wed, 04 Aug 2021 07:51:00 +0000
People in HCMC prepare for Covid infection, just in case https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401683-people-in-hcmc-prepare-for-covid-infection-just-in-case.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401683-people-in-hcmc-prepare-for-covid-infection-just-in-case.html

As the Covid-19 outbreak continues unabated, Saigonese are stocking up on medicines and medical devices, and learning how to cope in case they are infected.

A pharmacist at a drugstore in HCMC. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 04 Aug 2021 07:28:44 +0000
​Pandemic 101: the chaos over what is 'essential' https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401678-pandemic-101-the-chaos-over-what-is-essential.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401678-pandemic-101-the-chaos-over-what-is-essential.html

On the first day of social distancing in Hanoi, my computer gave up, letting out one final whirr before gazing at me with an empty, black screen.

Womens sanitary products are seen on the shelves inside a supermarket in Mexico City, Mexico February 16, 2021. Photo by Reuters/Carlos Jasso.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 04 Aug 2021 07:07:38 +0000
'Medicine that helps to heal the soul': Saxophonist Trần Mạnh Tuấn on the power of music (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/401677-2021-08-24-09-17-26.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/401677-2021-08-24-09-17-26.html

The leading jazz artist played an outdoor concert for 10,000 patients and frontline workers at two field hospitals in HCM City and later described it as "the most special stage" he had ever been on in his career.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 04 Aug 2021 06:58:00 +0000
Vietnamese sports fail at Tokyo Olympics due to old grievances https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/401670-vietnamese-sports-fail-at-tokyo-olympics-due-to-old-grievances.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/401670-vietnamese-sports-fail-at-tokyo-olympics-due-to-old-grievances.html

Poor management, limited investment and few resources are the main reasons behind Vietnam’s disappointing performance at the Tokyo Olympics, according to insiders.

Badminton player Nguyen Thuy Linh in her first game of Tokyo Olympics on July 24, 2021. Photo by AFP.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Tue, 03 Aug 2021 20:30:00 +0000
Vietnamese on surviving five lockdowns in Australia https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/401660-vietnamese-on-surviving-five-lockdowns-in-australia.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/401660-vietnamese-on-surviving-five-lockdowns-in-australia.html

A Vietnamese family living in Melbourne has experienced five lockdowns since the Covid-19 pandemic first hit Australia early last year.

Vietnamese on surviving five lockdowns in Australia

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 03 Aug 2021 18:30:00 +0000
Semi-detached villas attract investors to eastern HCMC https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/401648-semi-detached-villas-attract-investors-to-eastern-hcmc.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/401648-semi-detached-villas-attract-investors-to-eastern-hcmc.html

'Song gia tuyet tac', semi-detached villas on Phoenix island, Aqua City, feature a luxurious, family-centered design, affordable cost and excellent investment potential.

The prime riverside location and green enviroment in the urban center of Phuong Hoang Island. Photo by: Novaland.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 03 Aug 2021 16:10:00 +0000
Foreign experts advise Vietnam to carry out serosurvey to find Covid infection rate https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/401628-foreign-experts-advise-vietnam-to-carry-out-serosurvey-to-find-covid-infection-rate.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/401628-foreign-experts-advise-vietnam-to-carry-out-serosurvey-to-find-covid-infection-rate.html

Experts said 2 percent of Vietnam’s population could have had Covid-19, mostly without symptoms, and a survey to confirm the rate is imperative.

People are waiting for Covid-19 test in Go Vap District, HCMC, July 6, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 03 Aug 2021 10:31:00 +0000
We should prepare for the worst case scenario: expert https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/401624-2021-08-22-04-17-29.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/401624-2021-08-22-04-17-29.html

Nguyễn Thu Anh, is an epidemiologist and country director of the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, the leader of the 5F team in Việt Nam, which includes doctors, epidemiologists, pharmacists, public health experts and social science experts working on providing science-based information on COVID-19. She spoke to Việt Nam News about the current pandemic situation and the team's recommendations.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 03 Aug 2021 09:38:00 +0000
The chart climbing collaborations of Vietnamese and international musicians https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/401617-the-chart-climbing-collaborations-of-vietnamese-and-international-musicians.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/401617-the-chart-climbing-collaborations-of-vietnamese-and-international-musicians.html

A series of musical collaborations between Vietnamese singers and international artists have been released, reaching international listeners and topping domestic charts in recent days.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Tue, 03 Aug 2021 08:46:00 +0000
Bánh tai (ear cake), a must-try dish from Phú Thọ Province, the land of the Hùng Kings https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/401615-2021-08-22-04-13-33.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/401615-2021-08-22-04-13-33.html

I was lucky to have had the opportunity to enjoy the bánh tai (ear cake), a popular speciality of the midland province of Phú Thọ, made by my friend’s mother Đặng Thị Hòe. The cake was tastiest when dipped in a quality fish sauce mixed with lemon juice and chilli.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Tue, 03 Aug 2021 08:40:00 +0000
Structural reform helps promote e-commerce in Việt Nam’s digital future https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/401883-structural-reform-helps-promote-e-commerce-in-vit-nams-digital-future.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/401883-structural-reform-helps-promote-e-commerce-in-vit-nams-digital-future.html

E-commerce is an important pillar in Việt Nam’s development of digital economy and digital transformation. Structural reforms will help promote the sector in line with digital trend.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Tue, 03 Aug 2021 08:20:00 +0000
TNA Entertainment promotes Vietnamese content market to the world (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-entertainment/401580-tna-entertainment-promotes-vietnamese-content-market-to-the-world.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-entertainment/401580-tna-entertainment-promotes-vietnamese-content-market-to-the-world.html

TNA Entertainment is proud to have represented Vietnam at the renowned “International Content Market SPP 2021” event for ASEAN, which took place online from the 12th to the 30th of July, 2021.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 02 Aug 2021 15:59:51 +0000
HCM City cancels high school graduation exams https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/more-education/401627-2021-08-18-04-29-51.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/more-education/401627-2021-08-18-04-29-51.html

The HCM City People’s Committee has cancelled the second round of the high school graduation exam scheduled to take place from August 5-7 because of a spike in new COVID-19 infection cases. 

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Mon, 02 Aug 2021 10:13:00 +0000
HCMC Covid survivor’s excruciating recovery story https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401535-hcmc-covid-survivors-excruciating-recovery-story.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401535-hcmc-covid-survivors-excruciating-recovery-story.html

Le Van Thanh Tung, who contracted and recovered from Covid-19, shares the pain he went through before beating the virus.

Le Van Thanh Tunng.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sun, 01 Aug 2021 21:35:39 +0000
Hanoi charity volunteer helps poor woman gives birth in ramshackle home https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401526-hanoi-charity-volunteer-helps-poor-woman-gives-birth-in-ramshackle-home.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401526-hanoi-charity-volunteer-helps-poor-woman-gives-birth-in-ramshackle-home.html

While no one else knew what to do with the woman in labor, Bui Doan Cong rushed over to cradle the baby's head as it came out.

The 32-year-old mother and her newborn son are in stable health and are being monitored at the hospital in Hanoi. Photo courtesy of Blue Dragon.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 01 Aug 2021 17:30:00 +0000
Piracy continues to be a bugbear for filmmakers https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/401518-piracy-continues-to-be-a-bugbear-for-filmmakers.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/401518-piracy-continues-to-be-a-bugbear-for-filmmakers.html

Despite ongoing efforts to block popular websites that copy and screen films illegally, piracy remains a thorny issue in Vietnam.

Piracy continues to be a bugbear for filmmakers

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 01 Aug 2021 14:36:32 +0000
HCMC transporters work around the clock to serve quarantined neighborhood https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/401511-hcmc-transporters-work-around-the-clock-to-serve-quarantined-neighborhood.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/401511-hcmc-transporters-work-around-the-clock-to-serve-quarantined-neighborhood.html

A total 36 volunteers have been working around the clock to deliver goods and food to each household in a quarantined neighborhood of Saigon's District 3.

Since July 1, a neighborhood on District 3s Vuon Chuoi Street, home to nearly 3,000 people, has been isolated after many Covid-19 patients were found here.At a checkpoint in the corner of Dien Bien Phu and Vuon Chuoi streets, volunteers control people going in and out, and their delivered packages.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 01 Aug 2021 10:15:22 +0000
Stay-at-work strategy boomerangs on factories as Covid clusters appear https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/401507-stay-at-work-strategy-boomerangs-on-factories-as-covid-clusters-appear.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/401507-stay-at-work-strategy-boomerangs-on-factories-as-covid-clusters-appear.html

Several enterprises that applied the stay-at-work model over the past month have seen it backfire with more and more Covid-19 infections appearing in their factories.

A special logistics team of electronics part producer Estec Vina in the southern province of Binh Duong makes accommodation arrangements for 207 Covid-19 infected people. Photo by VnExpress/An Phuong.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sun, 01 Aug 2021 07:21:42 +0000
China's declining population: a ripening crisis in the making https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/asia-and-asean/401478-chinas-declining-population-a-ripening-crisis-in-the-making.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/asia-and-asean/401478-chinas-declining-population-a-ripening-crisis-in-the-making.html

China has witnessed unprecedented growth of economy in the past few decades serving as manufacturing and production hub of the world.

People pick up children from a school in Beijing, China, April 6, 2021. Photo by Reuters/Thomas Peter.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sat, 31 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0000
China fights Covid-19 surge as Japan extends emergency during Olympics https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/asia-and-asean/401466-china-fights-covid-19-surge-as-japan-extends-emergency-during-olympics.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/asia-and-asean/401466-china-fights-covid-19-surge-as-japan-extends-emergency-during-olympics.html

Hundreds of thousands of people in China were in lockdown Friday as the country battled its worst Covid-19 outbreak in months, while Japan, a week into the Olympics, extended its state of emergency.

China fights Covid-19 surge as Japan extends emergency during Olympics

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sat, 31 Jul 2021 09:53:01 +0000
HCMC migrant workers in pain as Covid-19 kills livelihoods https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401465-hcmc-migrant-workers-in-pain-as-covid-19-kills-livelihoods.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401465-hcmc-migrant-workers-in-pain-as-covid-19-kills-livelihoods.html

Kim Chi could not walk anymore, though her rented apartment was just a few steps away. The text message from her husband had kicked her in the stomach.

Kim Chi prepares dinner for her family at a rented apartment in Go Vap District, July 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Le Tuyet

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 31 Jul 2021 09:31:00 +0000
Thousands return to central region by motorbike due to halt to public buses https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/401450-thousands-return-to-central-region-by-motorbike-due-to-halt-to-public-buses.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/401450-thousands-return-to-central-region-by-motorbike-due-to-halt-to-public-buses.html

More than 5,000 people have fled pandemic hotspots and locked-down zones to return to their hometowns in motorbike caravans that sometimes number upwards of 100 people.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Sat, 31 Jul 2021 08:27:00 +0000
The lonely streets of a locked down Hà Nội https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/401451-2021-08-14-04-51-25.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/401451-2021-08-14-04-51-25.html

Hà Nội is in a 15-day lockdown to prevent the further spread of the COVID-19 virus. The normally very busy city centre is almost empty as people are asked to stay at home and only go outside if absolutely necessary.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 31 Jul 2021 08:22:00 +0000
Rattled workers leave Covid hotspots for home (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/401430-rattled-workers-leave-covid-hotspots-for-home.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/401430-rattled-workers-leave-covid-hotspots-for-home.html

Trinh put her clothes and a negative test result for the coronavirus into her backpack and quickly left southern Binh Duong Province on her motorbike.

A family rests near Lang Co checkpoint in Thua Thien Hua.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 30 Jul 2021 19:35:36 +0000
Stay home, stay strong, keep coronavirus at bay https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/401411-stay-home-stay-strong-keep-coronavirus-at-bay.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/401411-stay-home-stay-strong-keep-coronavirus-at-bay.html

The country’s fourth wave of the coronavirus has not even lasted three months, yet Việt Nam was struggling to keep the level of cases under control.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 30 Jul 2021 13:55:00 +0000
Olympians return home heads held high despite online abuse https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/401410-2021-08-14-02-09-52.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/401410-2021-08-14-02-09-52.html

Vietnamese athletes did their best to deliver, despite being at a lower level than some athletes in the world. 

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 30 Jul 2021 12:59:15 +0000
2021 Vietnam Annual Economic Report launched https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/401409-2021-vietnam-annual-economic-report-launched.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/401409-2021-vietnam-annual-economic-report-launched.html

The 2021 Vietnam Annual Economic Report entitled “Repositioning Vietnam in the Global Dynamics” was unveiled on July 29 by the Vietnam National University - University of Economics and Business.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 30 Jul 2021 12:05:19 +0000
Vietnamese learning to live with prolonged lockdowns https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/401404-vietnamese-learning-to-live-with-prolonged-lockdowns.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/401404-vietnamese-learning-to-live-with-prolonged-lockdowns.html

Changing their lifestyles and taking up new habits, people are doing whatever it takes to adapt to the lack of social life amid Covid-19 lockdowns.

A man gives goods to his family member living in a locked down alley. Photo by VnExpress/Dinh Van.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Fri, 30 Jul 2021 11:23:30 +0000
Battle against the infodemic https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401370-battle-against-the-infodemic.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401370-battle-against-the-infodemic.html

Reading the news about vaccines arriving in Vietnam, I feel reassured that we will one day defeat this virus and maybe return to "normal".

A trafficked survivor reunites with her family in Vietnam. Photo courtesy f Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 30 Jul 2021 07:04:12 +0000
Real estate firms seek to adapt to 'new normal' https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/401338-real-estate-firms-seek-to-adapt-to-new-normal.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/401338-real-estate-firms-seek-to-adapt-to-new-normal.html

Despite the complicated development of the Covid-19 pandemic, the housing market in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi recorded encouraging results in the first half of 2021.

Jason Turnbull, Deputy Managing Director cum CFO of Masterise Homes, speaks at CBRE Forum 2021. Photo by: Masterise Homes

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 29 Jul 2021 14:00:00 +0000
HCM City considers extending social distancing for one to two weeks https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/401348-2021-08-09-10-50-18.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/401348-2021-08-09-10-50-18.html

HCM CITY— HCM City is considering extending its current social distancing period for one to two weeks as part of an effort to curb the increasing number of COVID-19 cases, Phan Văn Mãi, deputy secretary of the HCM City Party Committee, said at a press meeting on July 28.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 29 Jul 2021 13:26:45 +0000
English scores in high school exam reflect regional inequalities https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/401328-english-scores-in-high-school-exam-reflect-regional-inequalities.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/401328-english-scores-in-high-school-exam-reflect-regional-inequalities.html

This year's national high school graduation exams have revealed an atypical score spectrum in English scores that experts say show education quality differences between urban and rural areas.

The score spectrum of the 2021 national high school graduation exam in the English subject. Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Education and Training.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Thu, 29 Jul 2021 12:00:00 +0000
Buses sell vegetables around HCM City (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/401318-buses-sell-vegetables-around-hcm-city.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/401318-buses-sell-vegetables-around-hcm-city.html

Unable to transport passengers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some bus operators in HCM City have now begun to use their vehicles for selling vegetables and other essential goods.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Thu, 29 Jul 2021 09:01:15 +0000
Travel blogger inspires youth to seek out the world https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/401286-travel-blogger-inspires-youth-to-seek-out-the-world.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/401286-travel-blogger-inspires-youth-to-seek-out-the-world.html

“Keep travelling when you are young to enrich your experience, open your eyes and know more people…When you have known a lot, don’t hesitate to share your helpful reality experience…Then you will be soon considered a travel blogger, an influential person.”

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 28 Jul 2021 18:36:15 +0000
Financial sector needs to improve threat intelligence: experts https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/401290-financial-sector-needs-to-improve-threat-intelligence-experts.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/401290-financial-sector-needs-to-improve-threat-intelligence-experts.html

With the use of digital money increasing rapidly during the pandemic, it has become crucial for the financial sector to integrate security and improve their threat intelligence capabilities, according to cybersecurity experts.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Wed, 28 Jul 2021 18:10:41 +0000
Hanoi hotel revives Grand Opera era https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/401281-hanoi-hotel-revives-grand-opera-era.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/401281-hanoi-hotel-revives-grand-opera-era.html

Designed by world-famous architect Bill Bensley, Capella Hanoi Hotel takes inspiration from the iconic Hanoi Opera House, a symbol of past extravagance.

Located on Le Phung Hieu Street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, just a few steps from iconic Hanoi Opera House, the newly-built hotel opened its door to tourists last May, becoming one of the latest names in Vietnam’s hospitality industry.   Surrounded by eclectic restaurants, bars, shops and markets, the hotel was designed by American landscape architect and interior designer Bill Bensley who has overseen over 200 hospitality projects in 50 countries.

 

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:47:20 +0000
Hà Nội begins mass COVID-19 vaccination, aiming to cover 5.1 million residents by April https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/401280-2021-08-09-03-26-06.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/401280-2021-08-09-03-26-06.html

Hà Nội launched its first leg of mass COVID-19 vaccination drive on Wednesday, starting with the downtown central district of Hoàn Kiếm.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:20:22 +0000
Restless, exhausted: People await centralized quarantine at Hue checkpoints https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/401278-restless-exhausted-people-await-centralized-quarantine-at-hue-checkpoints.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/401278-restless-exhausted-people-await-centralized-quarantine-at-hue-checkpoints.html

People returning from HCMC and other southern localities to Thua Thien-Hue had to camp for hours at Covid-19 checkpoints in Phu Loc District before transferal to centralized quarantine.

Restless, exhausted: People await centralized quarantine at Hue checkpoints

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 28 Jul 2021 16:14:07 +0000
HCMC driving force puts bodies on the line in Covid fight https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401268-hcmc-driving-force-puts-bodies-on-the-line-in-covid-fight.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401268-hcmc-driving-force-puts-bodies-on-the-line-in-covid-fight.html

Overworked and constantly exposed to risk, ambulance drivers in HCMC are putting their bodies and lives on the line every day as they transport Covid-19 patients.

Hong Do Thanh Nguyen during a trip to pick up Covid-19 patients. Photo courtesy of Nguyen.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Wed, 28 Jul 2021 13:27:41 +0000
Autism no match for relentless mother and gifted son https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/talent-and-famous/401257-autism-no-match-for-relentless-mother-and-gifted-son.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/talent-and-famous/401257-autism-no-match-for-relentless-mother-and-gifted-son.html

On his first day at the elementary school back in 2009, Đinh Vũ Tùng Lâm was sent back home after biting a friend on his ear.  The teacher then said the autistic kid was not suitable for a normal school.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:35:15 +0000
Lockdown takes mental toll on Saigonese https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/401256-lockdown-takes-mental-toll-on-saigonese.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/401256-lockdown-takes-mental-toll-on-saigonese.html

Besides fears of Covid infection and difficulty buying groceries and food, people living in locked-down areas in HCMC also feel besieged not knowing when the barricades will go.

A locked-down area in Thu Duc City, May 27, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:18:00 +0000
Kim Duyên to compete at Miss Universe 2021 in Israel https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/beauty-and-miss/401253-2021-08-08-10-18-49.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/beauty-and-miss/401253-2021-08-08-10-18-49.html

Nguyễn Huỳnh Kim Duyên, who will represent Việt Nam at Miss Universe 2021, is preparing for the contest to be held in Israel in December.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:45:00 +0000
Tech guru develops a map to help those in need (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/401251-tech-guru-develops-a-map-to-help-those-in-need.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/401251-tech-guru-develops-a-map-to-help-those-in-need.html

Phạm Vi, founder of a technology solutions company in Hồ Chí Minh City, came up with the idea of connecting those in need, with people willing to help.

 

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 28 Jul 2021 08:33:15 +0000
5 priority groups allowed to go out in HCM City after 6pm https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/401209-5-priority-groups-allowed-to-go-out-in-hcm-city-after-6pm.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/401209-5-priority-groups-allowed-to-go-out-in-hcm-city-after-6pm.html

HCM City authorities have exempted certain categories of people from the dusk-to-dawn restriction they have imposed hoping to break the back of COVID-19.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Tue, 27 Jul 2021 16:32:00 +0000
Vaccination 'key' to rapid economic recover https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/401214-vaccination-key-to-rapid-economic-recover.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/401214-vaccination-key-to-rapid-economic-recover.html

The fastest way for the economy to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic is for people to get vaccinated, RMIT’s School of Business and Management lecturers and researchers Dr Greeni Maheshwari and Dr Daniel Borer have said.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Tue, 27 Jul 2021 12:02:00 +0000
Saigon home features 'indoor park' https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/401188-saigon-home-features-indoor-park.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/401188-saigon-home-features-indoor-park.html

A house located in downtown Saigon, an extension of its environment, integrates greenery into its interior space.

Located on a 258-meter-square plot, the house faces a park on its north side. This prompted the architects to lure the greenery into the building itself.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Tue, 27 Jul 2021 10:01:32 +0000
Rau rút - a special veggie of Vĩnh Phúc locals https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/401181-2021-08-04-03-21-26.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/401181-2021-08-04-03-21-26.html

Locals in Vĩnh Phúc Province’s Thượng Trưng District are very proud of their rau rút or nhút, known as water mimosa in English, a green, reed-like vegetable that grows in freshwater ponds or lakes.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Tue, 27 Jul 2021 09:01:30 +0000
FIRE movement: young Vietnamese embrace, reinvent early retirement https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401159-fire-movement-young-vietnamese-embrace-reinvent-early-retirement.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/401159-fire-movement-young-vietnamese-embrace-reinvent-early-retirement.html

Like many millennials around the world, young Vietnamese have adopted the FIRE (Financial Independence Retire Early) trend. But many have their own opinions and take on this global movement.

Hoang Minh Vu does some reading while fishing on the morning of July 15, 2021. Photo courtesy of Vu.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 26 Jul 2021 20:18:00 +0000
Phạm Minh Chính confirmed as PM: pledges reforms, balanced development https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/401144-2021-08-03-09-52-27.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/401144-2021-08-03-09-52-27.html

All 479 deputies present the plenary session (95.99 per cent of all this tenure's total) cast their votes in favour to adopt the resolution on Chính's re-election for the 2021-26 term.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Mon, 26 Jul 2021 16:49:59 +0000
New parliament ratifies President Nguyen Xuan Phuc's election https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/401125-new-parliament-ratifies-president-nguyen-xuan-phucs-election.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/401125-new-parliament-ratifies-president-nguyen-xuan-phucs-election.html

The newly elected National Assembly (NA) Monday ratified its predecessor’s election of Nguyen Xuan Phuc as the country's president for the 2021-2026 term.

New parliament ratifies President Nguyen Xuan Phuc's election

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 26 Jul 2021 10:57:11 +0000
Việt Nam joins global peers in developing digital money https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/401120-vit-nam-joins-global-peers-in-developing-digital-money.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/401120-vit-nam-joins-global-peers-in-developing-digital-money.html

Việt Nam is playing catch-up in a global race to develop its own digital currency and experts believe this will not only help the country develop new technologies but also present an opportunity for Việt Nam to join the most technologically advanced countries.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 26 Jul 2021 09:21:00 +0000
IB students at BIS Hanoi exceed global average pass rate https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/401110-ib-students-at-bis-hanoi-exceed-global-average-pass-rate.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/401110-ib-students-at-bis-hanoi-exceed-global-average-pass-rate.html

BIS Hanoi achieved a pass rate of 100 percent for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program for 2020/21, with an average score 38.2 percent higher than the world average.

Class of 2021 at BIS Hanoi achieve a 100 percent pass rate in the IBDP examination. Photo by BIS Hanoi.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 26 Jul 2021 08:00:00 +0000
NA talks socio-economic development for 2021 to 2025 https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/401107-na-talks-socio-economic-development-for-2021-to-2025.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/401107-na-talks-socio-economic-development-for-2021-to-2025.html

The 15th National Assembly (NA) yesterday discussed the implementation of the socio-economic development and State budget plans during the first six months, solutions for task performance in the year’s latter half, and the development plan for 2021 - 2025.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Mon, 26 Jul 2021 06:59:15 +0000
HCM City residents forbidden to go outside between 6pm-6am https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/401102-hcm-city-residents-forbidden-to-go-outside-between-6pm-6am.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/401102-hcm-city-residents-forbidden-to-go-outside-between-6pm-6am.html

Starting Monday, residents of HCM City will no longer be allowed to go outside and all activities except medical emergencies or COVID-19 coordination efforts, will be banned from 6pm until 6am the following day.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Sun, 25 Jul 2021 21:24:35 +0000
Saigon in Covid-19 battle (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/401100-saigon-in-covid-19-battle.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/401100-saigon-in-covid-19-battle.html

 The Covid-19 breakout has killed the hustle and bustle of Saigon, leaving the city echoing sounds thought long gone.

Saigonese in Covid-19 battle

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 25 Jul 2021 21:00:00 +0000
Olympic dreams dashed by failed 153kg lift https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/401092-olympic-dreams-dashed-by-failed-153kg-lift.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/401092-olympic-dreams-dashed-by-failed-153kg-lift.html

Việt Nam’s medal hope, weightlifter Thạch Kim Tuấn failed in the men’s U61kg category in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Sunday.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 25 Jul 2021 18:19:34 +0000
Explained: What happens if you break the rules during Hà Nội's social distancing period https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-laws/401091-2021-08-03-03-20-32.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-laws/401091-2021-08-03-03-20-32.html

The Hà Nội Department of Justice has announced sanctions for 16 activities violating regulations on COVID-19 prevention and control in which the highest fine is up to VNĐ200 million ($8,700) along with a criminal trial, as the city enforces Government Directive 16.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 25 Jul 2021 17:33:05 +0000
Inside luxury resorts, outdoor theaters offer new travel experience https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/401089-inside-luxury-resorts-outdoor-theaters-offer-new-travel-experience.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/401089-inside-luxury-resorts-outdoor-theaters-offer-new-travel-experience.html

Resorts in popular tourist destinations across Vietnam have set up outdoor cinemas surrounded by mountain ranges or palm forest, or beside the beach and in parking lots.

Inside luxury resorts, outdoor theaters offer new travel experience

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Sun, 25 Jul 2021 16:38:00 +0000
A glimpse into Vietnam's coconut kingdom https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/401086-a-glimpse-into-vietnams-coconut-kingdom.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/401086-a-glimpse-into-vietnams-coconut-kingdom.html

The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre is well known as Vietnam’s coconut capital, where local farmers have been subsisting on coconut groves for generations.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 25 Jul 2021 15:30:00 +0000
Vietnamese in US remain wary despite vaccination as Delta variant surges https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/401069-vietnamese-in-us-remain-wary-despite-vaccination-as-delta-variant-surges.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/401069-vietnamese-in-us-remain-wary-despite-vaccination-as-delta-variant-surges.html

Vietnamese-Americans living in various U.S. states are taking strict preventive measures to protect themselves and others amid a resurgence in Covid-19 caused by a new variant.

Ninh Pham is in her house in Columbia, Missouri, July, 2021. Photo courtesy of Pham.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Sun, 25 Jul 2021 09:31:00 +0000
National contest stirs reading enthusiasm for younger generation https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/culture/401077-national-contest-stirs-reading-enthusiasm-for-younger-generation.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/culture/401077-national-contest-stirs-reading-enthusiasm-for-younger-generation.html

Despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the contest launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in February is now entering the preliminary round. The competition is widely seen as playing a key role in helping the younger Vietnamese generation in developing a healthy reading culture.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 25 Jul 2021 07:02:00 +0000
Social distancing order leaves Hanoi desolate https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/401048-social-distancing-order-leaves-hanoi-desolate.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/401048-social-distancing-order-leaves-hanoi-desolate.html

Markets filled with shoppers while many streets stood desolate as Hanoi commenced its 15-day social distancing campaign.

Social distancing order leaves Hanoi desolate

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 24 Jul 2021 19:00:00 +0000
Hà Nội prepared for multiple scenarios in latest COVID-19 outbreak (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/401046-2021-08-02-09-56-18.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/401046-2021-08-02-09-56-18.html

Hà Nội has developed plans to respond to a range of possible scenarios as the number of local COVID-19 infections increases, Deputy Secretary of the Hà Nội Party Committee Nguyễn Văn Phong has said.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 24 Jul 2021 18:33:00 +0000
Drownings down but work still to be done: WHO https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/401035-drownings-down-but-work-still-to-be-done-who.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/401035-drownings-down-but-work-still-to-be-done-who.html

On World Drowning Prevention Day July 25, Dr Kidong Park, WHO Representative in Việt Nam, speaks about the importance of drowning prevention and the measures necessary to protect children from drowning in Việt Nam.

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hangccd@it.vn (Hang) frontpage Sat, 24 Jul 2021 15:49:00 +0000
Hanoi begins 1st day of semi-lockdown https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/401027-hanoi-begins-1st-day-of-semi-lockdown.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/401027-hanoi-begins-1st-day-of-semi-lockdown.html

Hanoi’s midnight announcement of a 15-day social distancing campaign caught many people by surprise.

Tan Xuan Market opens in early morning, July 24, 2021.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 24 Jul 2021 11:49:23 +0000
Đương set to make Việt Nam's mark in Olympics boxing (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/401022-2021-08-01-09-46-10.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/401022-2021-08-01-09-46-10.html

Boxer Nguyễn Văn Đương will punch his best as Việt Nam boxing comes back to Olympics after 33 years.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 24 Jul 2021 10:34:27 +0000
Housing price up in the Q2 due to lower new supply during pandemic: Minister https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/401016-housing-price-up-in-the-q2-due-to-lower-new-supply-during-pandemic-minister.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/401016-housing-price-up-in-the-q2-due-to-lower-new-supply-during-pandemic-minister.html

The ministry said in the second quarter, housing prices in Hà Nội and HCM City continued to increase by 2-7 per cent quarter on quarter due to the low new supply, while many localities saw a slight rise of 3 per cent. House prices in Hải Phòng, Bình Dương and Đồng Nai increased by 5-9 per cent quarter on quarter.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 24 Jul 2021 09:47:00 +0000
Virtual concerts raise funds for the needy https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/401014-2021-08-01-09-20-14.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/401014-2021-08-01-09-20-14.html

Well-known Vietnamese musicians and singers across the country are working on a new virtual concert series to support people severely affected by COVID-19.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 24 Jul 2021 08:45:00 +0000
Scientists complete collection of sea creature specimens in southern Việt Nam https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/401015-scientists-complete-collection-of-sea-creature-specimens-in-southern-vit-nam.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/401015-scientists-complete-collection-of-sea-creature-specimens-in-southern-vit-nam.html

Scientists from the Institute of Oceanography under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology have completed a collection of more than 20,000 specimens of sea creatures, with many new creatures discovered for the first time in Vietnamese waters or entirely new species.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 24 Jul 2021 08:25:00 +0000
ASEAN Online Sale Day 2021 slated for August 8-10 https://vietnambrief.com/events/more-events/401007-asean-online-sale-day-2021-slated-for-august-8-10.html https://vietnambrief.com/events/more-events/401007-asean-online-sale-day-2021-slated-for-august-8-10.html

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are preparing for the ASEAN Online Sale Day 2021, which is slated for August 8-10.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 24 Jul 2021 07:38:30 +0000
Hanoi imposes 15-day social distancing order https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/401001-hanoi-imposes-15-day-social-distancing-order.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/401001-hanoi-imposes-15-day-social-distancing-order.html

Hanoi will impose a 15-day social distancing campaign starting 6 a.m. Saturday as part of efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Hanoi imposes 15-day social distancing order

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 24 Jul 2021 00:26:03 +0000
Hà Nội applies stricter social distancing measures under Directive 16 https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/400998-2021-08-01-03-55-31.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/400998-2021-08-01-03-55-31.html

Hà Nội will apply strict social distancing measures across the city from 6am on Saturday July 24 to prevent further spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest dispatch issued by local authorities on Friday evening.

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hangccd@it.vn (Hang) frontpage Sat, 24 Jul 2021 00:06:20 +0000
Flying the flag for the nation https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/400996-flying-the-flag-for-the-nation.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/400996-flying-the-flag-for-the-nation.html

Leading the Vietnamese contingent, athletes Quách Thị Lan and Nguyễn Huy Hoàng proudly carried the national flag aloft during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics last night.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 23 Jul 2021 20:48:00 +0000
Vietnamese diaspora undergo Covid-19 treatment in optimistic ambience https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/400994-vietnamese-diaspora-undergo-covid-19-treatment-in-optimistic-ambience.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/400994-vietnamese-diaspora-undergo-covid-19-treatment-in-optimistic-ambience.html

Vietnamese living in Russia are going through the Covid-19 experiences of self-quarantine amid a general optimism that the crisis will blow over soon.

Vietnamese diaspora undergo Covid-19 treatment in optimistic ambience

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 23 Jul 2021 20:03:43 +0000
Vietnamese firm packages Russia's Sputnik V vaccine https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/400985-vietnamese-firm-packages-russias-sputnik-v-vaccine.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/400985-vietnamese-firm-packages-russias-sputnik-v-vaccine.html

The Vabiotech company in Hanoi has packaged its first batch of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines that will be evaluated in Russia before mass production begins here.

Vietnamese firm packages Russia's Sputnik V vaccine

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 23 Jul 2021 18:00:00 +0000
Covid-19 wave derails growth predictions https://vietnambrief.com/economy/company-and-names/400983-covid-19-wave-derails-growth-predictions.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/company-and-names/400983-covid-19-wave-derails-growth-predictions.html

The fourth Covid-19 wave, stronger than the previous ones combined, has stumped growth expectations and made predictions difficult, experts say.

Workers of an enterprise in the southern province of Long An stay on the factory premises as pandemic safety measure. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Nam.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 23 Jul 2021 17:32:09 +0000
HCM City strengthens Government’s Directive 16 https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/400974-hcm-city-strengthens-governments-directive-16.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/400974-hcm-city-strengthens-governments-directive-16.html

City officials say the next two weeks are a critical time in the battle against coronavirus, and the tough, new measures should be strictly adhered to.

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Fri, 23 Jul 2021 16:00:00 +0000
HCM City considers cancelling high school exam for students who missed it the first time https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/400970-2021-07-31-10-54-58.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/400970-2021-07-31-10-54-58.html

The HCM City Department of Education and Training has asked the city People’s Committee and the Ministry of Education and Training to consider cancelling the second high school graduation exam for eligible students who were not able to make it the first time.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:31:23 +0000
Vietnamese American beats virus at home https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/400969-vietnamese-american-beats-virus-at-home.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/400969-vietnamese-american-beats-virus-at-home.html

Returning home to Texas after a vacation in Florida late April, Tram Nguyen, 34, felt unwell and suspected she had contracted the Covid-19 virus.

Tram Nguyen and her husband during a trip to Florida, U.S, in April 2021. Photo courtesy of Tram.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 23 Jul 2021 14:30:44 +0000
People flee HCMC on economic woes, Covid fears https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/400955-people-flee-hcmc-on-economic-woes-covid-fears.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/400955-people-flee-hcmc-on-economic-woes-covid-fears.html

Loss of livelihoods and fears of contracting Covid-19 are causing people to leave HCMC for their hometowns as it grapples with its worst outbreak yet.

Saigon returnees arrive in Da Nang, July 22, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 23 Jul 2021 10:16:00 +0000
How Vietnam’s economy has changed over five years https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/400954-how-vietnams-economy-has-changed-over-five-years.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/400954-how-vietnams-economy-has-changed-over-five-years.html

Vietnam recorded an average GDP growth of 6 percent a year in the last five years, among the highest in the world.

How Vietnam's economy has changed over five years

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Fri, 23 Jul 2021 09:27:07 +0000
Việt Nam expected to be third largest start-up ecosystem in SEA in 2022 https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/400950-vit-nam-expected-to-be-third-largest-start-up-ecosystem-in-sea-in-2022.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/400950-vit-nam-expected-to-be-third-largest-start-up-ecosystem-in-sea-in-2022.html

Việt Nam will emerge as the third largest startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia next year, said in “The Southeast Asia Ecosystem 2.0”, a new report by venture capital (VC) firm Golden Gate Ventures.

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:43:30 +0000
Nearly 500 wild animals illegally traded rescued this year https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/400948-nearly-500-wild-animals-illegally-traded-rescued-this-year.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/400948-nearly-500-wild-animals-illegally-traded-rescued-this-year.html

As many as 447 wild animals were rescued in Việt Nam in the first six months of the year, according to Education for Nature Vietnam (ENV).

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 23 Jul 2021 08:40:00 +0000
Government to focus on COVID-19 pandemic fight and facilitating production and business https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/400931-government-to-focus-on-covid-19-pandemic-fight-and-facilitating-production-and-business.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/400931-government-to-focus-on-covid-19-pandemic-fight-and-facilitating-production-and-business.html

The Deputy PM also praised the hard work of those on the frontline fighting the pandemic, and people nationwide for tirelessly working to keep the pandemic at bay but help achieve Viet Nam’s second goal of reviving the economy.   

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loandnp@it.vn (Loan Kute) frontpage Fri, 23 Jul 2021 06:21:30 +0000
Three Vietnam tourist cities among world's 100 greatest places: Time https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/400920-three-vietnam-tourist-cities-among-worlds-100-greatest-places-time.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/400920-three-vietnam-tourist-cities-among-worlds-100-greatest-places-time.html

Hanoi, HCMC and Phu Quoc have made it onto the global list of 100 greatest places to explore on Earth as voted by Time magazine.

A bowl of pho at Bat Dan Restaurant in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Ha Thanh.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 22 Jul 2021 20:00:38 +0000
Off the beaten-track in Hầu Thào Commune near Sa pa https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/400915-2021-07-31-09-10-38.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/400915-2021-07-31-09-10-38.html

Hầu Thào Commune in Sa Pa District hides itself in blankets of white soft clouds, among pristine forest and mountains with lush green terrace rice field.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 22 Jul 2021 18:29:08 +0000
VTV to screen Tokyo Olympics for free https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/400911-vtv-to-screen-tokyo-olympics-for-free.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/400911-vtv-to-screen-tokyo-olympics-for-free.html

The Việt Nam Television (VTV) has informed that it won the television copyright of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Việt Nam.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:43:00 +0000
Long rows, long hours as HCMC Covid patients await deliveries https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/400899-long-rows-long-hours-as-hcmc-covid-patients-await-deliveries.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/400899-long-rows-long-hours-as-hcmc-covid-patients-await-deliveries.html

Hundreds of people lined up nearly two hours to deliver necessities to Covid-19 patients inside a field hospital complex in HCMC's Thu Duc City.

Long rows, long hours as HCMC Covid patients await deliveries

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 22 Jul 2021 15:00:00 +0000
'Shark Tank' US judge wants to invest more in Vietnam (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/400885-shark-tank-us-judge-wants-to-invest-more-in-vietnam.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/400885-shark-tank-us-judge-wants-to-invest-more-in-vietnam.html

Kevin Harrington, an original 'shark' on Shark Tank U.S., and two Vietnamese entrepreneurs gave their success formulas for investing in startups in Nguy Co talkshow.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 22 Jul 2021 10:30:00 +0000
No time to rest for VN Olympic hopefuls https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/400880-no-time-to-rest-for-vn-olympic-hopefuls.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/400880-no-time-to-rest-for-vn-olympic-hopefuls.html

Vietnamese athletes have wasted no time after arriving in Tokyo and have immediately started training for their upcoming Olympic competitions.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 22 Jul 2021 09:09:00 +0000
Tour guide takes skills online (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/400877-tour-guide-takes-skills-online.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/400877-tour-guide-takes-skills-online.html

A tour guide has walked tourists through Hanoi in this pandemic by hosting online tours, which not only brings him more income but also helps armchair travelers discover the capital.

Tour guide takes skills online

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 22 Jul 2021 08:52:48 +0000
Teacher's song for Sài Gòn goes viral https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/400876-2021-07-30-10-16-12.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/400876-2021-07-30-10-16-12.html

Among dozens of songs featuring the pandemic and its consequences, Sài Gòn Tôi Sẽ (My Sài Gòn Will…) by English teacher Nguyễn Thái Dương has won the hearts of millions of people throughout the country and even people abroad.

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HCMC factory workers are reluctantly making the choice to stay away from their families and live in their factories for weeks to keep production and livelihoods going.

[Nguyen Thi Dieu Hien works during a night shift at garment company Viet Thang Corporation in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/An Phuong.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Wed, 21 Jul 2021 15:58:29 +0000
Life behind the barricades https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/400832-life-behind-the-barricades.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/400832-life-behind-the-barricades.html

The mood of the city changed as social distancing rules tightened.

A section of Co Giang Street in downtown District 1 is blocked to restrict traffic to contain Covid-19 spread, July 9, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 21 Jul 2021 13:53:50 +0000
Hà Nội women's boxing hopeful in the spotlight as Olympics draw closer https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/400814-2021-07-28-15-30-13.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/400814-2021-07-28-15-30-13.html

Boxing coach Nguyễn Như Cường is very happy that his dream of having Hà Nội female boxers win tickets directly to the Olympics has come true.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 21 Jul 2021 09:00:00 +0000
Vạn Phúc Silk Village promotes production and business despite COVID-19 pandemic https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/arts/400813-2021-07-28-15-31-00.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/arts/400813-2021-07-28-15-31-00.html

 The old village is more than 1,000 years old located in Vạn Phúc Ward, Hà Đông District, more than 10km from the centre of Hà Nội. It is still as beautiful as it is, but it was so quiet even on the weekend.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 21 Jul 2021 09:00:00 +0000
Vietnamese yearn for vaccine amid Covid resurgence https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/400810-vietnamese-yearn-for-vaccine-amid-covid-resurgence.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/400810-vietnamese-yearn-for-vaccine-amid-covid-resurgence.html

 While the Covid-19 pandemic is returning with a vengeance, many people have registered for the vaccination, which is however nowhere in sight.

Duong Thi Loi, 61, a resident in Go Vap’s Ward 12, is inoculated against Covid-19 in a historic vaccination campaign initiated by Ho Chi Minh City, June 22, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:16:37 +0000
The history of Olympic Games https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/400808-the-history-of-olympic-games.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/400808-the-history-of-olympic-games.html

Greek Ambassador Georgios Stilianopoulos writes to Việt Nam News on the occasion of Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 21 Jul 2021 08:02:15 +0000
MoH warns against stockpiling of medical devices https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/400803-2021-07-28-15-20-26.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/400803-2021-07-28-15-20-26.html

The Ministry of Health has alerted people not to buy or hoard ventilators, medical oxygen generators or oxygen cylinders as it will waste money, lead to a shortage of supplies and cause difficulties for medical facilities that need to buy machines for patients in need.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:30:00 +0000
Explained: COVID-19 vaccine side effects and vaccinations https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/400804-2021-07-28-15-14-00.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/400804-2021-07-28-15-14-00.html

Vice chairwoman of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Dương Thị Hồng, talks to Chính Phủ (Government) online about COVID-19 vaccinations.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:26:00 +0000
Personnel work is decisive for NA future operation: Official https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/400799-personnel-work-is-decisive-for-na-future-operation-official.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/400799-personnel-work-is-decisive-for-na-future-operation-official.html

National Assembly Chairman Vương Đình Huệ yesterday called on deputies of the 15th NA to uphold their sense of responsibility and raise initiatives to help the legislature improve its operational quality and efficiency.

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support@it.vn (Thao DNP) frontpage Wed, 21 Jul 2021 07:06:00 +0000
After conquering Earth, Bezos completes new mission in space https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/400793-after-conquering-earth-bezos-completes-new-mission-in-space.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/400793-after-conquering-earth-bezos-completes-new-mission-in-space.html

WASHINGTON — Jeff Bezos fulfilled his longtime dream of going into space Tuesday and potentially opening a door to space tourism -- possibly the next mission for the man who built one of Earth's biggest business empires.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 20 Jul 2021 22:29:36 +0000
HCMC's largest ICU becomes a Covid-19 battle zone https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/400791-hcmcs-largest-icu-becomes-a-covid-19-battle-zone.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/400791-hcmcs-largest-icu-becomes-a-covid-19-battle-zone.html

As more and more patients are admitted to the HCMC Covid-19 Resuscitation Hospital, doctors and other medics are in a race to save as many lives as possible.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 20 Jul 2021 21:14:36 +0000
Health department proposes reduced hospitalisation time for mild COVID-19 cases https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/400785-2021-07-28-14-42-25.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/400785-2021-07-28-14-42-25.html

The HCM City health sector has proposed reducing the time of hospitalisation for COVID-19 patients who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms to ten days to reduce hospital overcrowding amid the surging number of cases in the city.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 20 Jul 2021 17:06:00 +0000
Vương Đình Huệ re-elected Chairman of the National Assembly https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/400778-2021-07-28-14-41-25.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/400778-2021-07-28-14-41-25.html

National Assembly (NA) deputies yesterday elected Vương Đình Huệ, Chairman of the 14th-tenure NA, to hold the position of Chairman of the 15th-tenure NA.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 20 Jul 2021 16:45:00 +0000
Urban branded residences gaining ground in Vietnam https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/400769-urban-branded-residences-gaining-ground-in-vietnam.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/400769-urban-branded-residences-gaining-ground-in-vietnam.html

With strong economic growth forecast and Vietnamese consumers' increasing exposure to global standards of living, urban branded residences are becoming a new market trend.

Wealth-X report shows Vietnam ranks second among the world’s top wealth markets. Photo: Wealth-X

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 20 Jul 2021 15:00:00 +0000
40 more markets to reopen in HCM City this week https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/400762-40-more-markets-to-reopen-in-hcm-city-this-week.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/400762-40-more-markets-to-reopen-in-hcm-city-this-week.html

HCM City’s Department of Industry and Trade has announced a list of 40 traditional markets being opened on social distancing days to facilitate local residents in daily shopping.

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trangdnp@it.vn (Trang Xinh ) frontpage Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:15:00 +0000
Hà Nội ready for largest-ever COVID-19 vaccination campaign https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/400761-2021-07-28-09-04-05.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/400761-2021-07-28-09-04-05.html

Hà Nội has prepared to launch the largest-ever COVID-19 vaccination campaign in a bid to reach herd immunity against the pandemic soon.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 20 Jul 2021 12:09:48 +0000
First session of newly elected 15th-tenure National Assembly opens https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/400747-2021-07-28-07-59-56.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/400747-2021-07-28-07-59-56.html

The first session of the newly elected 15th-tenure National Assembly (NA) opened  Tuesday morning in Hà Nội with strict anti-pandemic measures.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:29:30 +0000
HCM City sets up thousands of price-stabilisation points (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/economy/market/400745-hcm-city-sets-up-thousands-of-price-stabilisation-points.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/market/400745-hcm-city-sets-up-thousands-of-price-stabilisation-points.html

In order to ensure food supply and stable prices, the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade has set up 3,001 price-stabilisation points in supermarkets, convenience stores and 388 mobile sales points in city districts and Thủ Đức city.

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trangdnp@it.vn (Trang Xinh ) frontpage Tue, 20 Jul 2021 09:28:00 +0000
Covid makes hard lives even harder for poor, homeless people in HCMC https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/400706-covid-makes-hard-lives-even-harder-for-poor-homeless-people-in-hcmc.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/400706-covid-makes-hard-lives-even-harder-for-poor-homeless-people-in-hcmc.html

Many poor and homeless people in Covid-19 epicenter HCMC have to depend on others’ charity for food since they can no longer sell lottery tickets or scavenge for junk.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 19 Jul 2021 13:48:47 +0000
Việt Nam named among world’s top 20 host economies for FDI for the first time https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/400679-vit-nam-named-among-worlds-top-20-host-economies-for-fdi-for-the-first-time.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/400679-vit-nam-named-among-worlds-top-20-host-economies-for-fdi-for-the-first-time.html

Việt Nam was named among the world’s top 20 host economies for foreign direct investment (FDI) for the first time in 2020 with an inflow of US$16 billion.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:39:45 +0000
Agriculture sector remains fairly resilient to COVID-19 https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/400675-agriculture-sector-remains-fairly-resilient-to-covid-19.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/400675-agriculture-sector-remains-fairly-resilient-to-covid-19.html

While the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the tourism industry and hit industrial production hard, agriculture and community-based agro-forest production have proven resilient in the tourism-intensive central region.

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hangccd@it.vn (Hang) frontpage Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:15:00 +0000
Bank deposit interest rates not to rise too much: analysts​​​​​​​ https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/400673-bank-deposit-interest-rates-not-to-rise-too-much-analysts.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/400673-bank-deposit-interest-rates-not-to-rise-too-much-analysts.html

Banking sector insiders expect deposit interest rates to only see slight changes this year.

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trangdnp@it.vn (Trang Xinh ) frontpage Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:02:30 +0000
Ministers reach out to provinces to ensure essential services https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/400671-ministers-reach-out-to-provinces-to-ensure-essential-services.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/400671-ministers-reach-out-to-provinces-to-ensure-essential-services.html

A national online meeting was held on Sunday to find solutions to ensure essential goods for the south when applying social distancing in 19 southern provinces and cities.

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Mon, 19 Jul 2021 08:00:00 +0000
VN Olympic team heads to Tokyo carrying the hopes and dreams of nation https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/400670-vn-olympic-team-heads-to-tokyo-carrying-the-hopes-and-dreams-of-nation.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/400670-vn-olympic-team-heads-to-tokyo-carrying-the-hopes-and-dreams-of-nation.html

The Việt Nam Olympics Team last night (July 18) left for Tokyo carrying the whole nation's expectation and hope of victories.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 19 Jul 2021 07:30:45 +0000
Hà Nội: Non-essential businesses to close, people told to stay home starting tomorrow https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/400654-2021-07-27-02-12-34.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/400654-2021-07-27-02-12-34.html

Hà Nội’s authorities on Sunday announced more stringent social distancing measures that will take effect starting Monday in bid to curb spike in community cases.

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trangto@it.vn (Trang To) frontpage Sun, 18 Jul 2021 19:13:41 +0000
Gov’t issues State Administration Reform Master Programme for 2021-30 https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/400645-govt-issues-state-administration-reform-master-programme-for-2021-30.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/400645-govt-issues-state-administration-reform-master-programme-for-2021-30.html

The Government has issued Resolution No. 76/NQ-CP approving the Master Programme on State Administration Reform for the 2021-30 period.

Gov't issues State Administration Reform Master Programme for 2021-30 -  TienPhong News

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 18 Jul 2021 17:09:26 +0000
Drone pics capture Vietnam's beloved destinations https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/400636-drone-pics-capture-vietnams-beloved-destinations.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/400636-drone-pics-capture-vietnams-beloved-destinations.html

Lensman Le Van Anh Tai used his drone to depict popular tourist hotspots and natural landscapes from above.

Drone pics capture Vietnam's beloved destinations

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 18 Jul 2021 10:24:00 +0000
Hanoi glass house intertwines with greenery https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/400239-hanoi-glass-house-intertwines-with-greenery.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/400239-hanoi-glass-house-intertwines-with-greenery.html

A transparent house in Hanoi's Long Bien District offers homeowners a view of Duong River with a touch of nature.

Located on the riverbank, the 64-meter-square house stands out in the neighborhood thanks to its transparency and outdoor plants. Initially, homeowners wanted to build a house without hurting the garden on the plot, so they decided to use glass wall to erase the boundaries between the inside and outside.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 17 Jul 2021 15:00:00 +0000
179 old Hanoi apartment towers classified as unsafe https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/400124-179-old-hanoi-apartment-towers-classified-as-unsafe.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/400124-179-old-hanoi-apartment-towers-classified-as-unsafe.html

Many apartment buildings in Hanoi are more than 40 years old and pose a threat of collapse, but relocating their occupants to renovate them is not an easy task.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 17 Jul 2021 14:00:00 +0000
Saigonese try to survive new Covid-19 outbreak https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/400127-saigonese-try-to-survive-new-covid-19-outbreak.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/400127-saigonese-try-to-survive-new-covid-19-outbreak.html

For weeks now, a new Covid-19 outbreak has shut down Saigon and residents have adopted different ways to live with social distancing.

Saigonese try to survive new Covid-19 outbreak

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 17 Jul 2021 11:00:35 +0000
Pandemic rising globally except in Latin America https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/more-world/400129-pandemic-rising-globally-except-in-latin-america.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/more-world/400129-pandemic-rising-globally-except-in-latin-america.html

The number of new cases and deaths from the coronavirus pandemic continued to rise this week in every region of the world except Latin America.

Pandemic rising globally except in Latin America

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 17 Jul 2021 08:55:38 +0000
SBV allows banks to expand credit room https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/400571-sbv-allows-banks-to-expand-credit-room.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/400571-sbv-allows-banks-to-expand-credit-room.html

The State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) has just officially approved credit room extension for some banks.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 17 Jul 2021 08:46:00 +0000
Việt Nam determines to curb COVID-19 as number surpasses 40,000 mark https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/400256-vit-nam-determines-to-curb-covid-19-as-number-surpasses-40000-mark.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/400256-vit-nam-determines-to-curb-covid-19-as-number-surpasses-40000-mark.html

With the number of COVID-19 cases continuing to sharply increase and the national caseload surpassing the 40,000 mark, Việt Nam is under pressure to do all it can to control the pandemic.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 17 Jul 2021 08:29:00 +0000
Ministry warns investors to be cautious when buying corporate bonds https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/400573-ministry-warns-investors-to-be-cautious-when-buying-corporate-bonds.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/400573-ministry-warns-investors-to-be-cautious-when-buying-corporate-bonds.html

To ensure transparency and reduce risks in the bond market, the Ministry of Finance (MoF) has asked corporate bond issuers to consider the feasibility of production and business plans, financial capacity and settlement of interest and principal before issuing bonds.

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vna@it.vn (VNAgency) frontpage Sat, 17 Jul 2021 08:28:00 +0000
Digital technology and innovation help change food system: experts https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/more-science/400258-2021-07-24-14-15-42.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/more-science/400258-2021-07-24-14-15-42.html

Digital technology and innovation play an important role in increasing production efficiency, productivity, food safety and distribution, as well as in connecting producers with consumers, according to Deputy Prime Minister Phạm Bình Minh.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 17 Jul 2021 08:00:00 +0000
City to handle violations of sales of essential goods amid false rumors about hard lockdown https://vietnambrief.com/economy/market/400575-2021-07-24-14-11-41.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/market/400575-2021-07-24-14-11-41.html

HCM City authorities have demanded that supermarkets and convenience stores take preventive measures to handle essential goods reselling at much higher prices, causing a supply shortage at supermarkets.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 17 Jul 2021 07:37:00 +0000
Fourth wave of COVID-19 in Việt Nam longer and much more serious than previous ones: Health Minister https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/400261-fourth-wave-of-covid-19-in-vit-nam-longer-and-much-more-serious-than-previous-ones-health-minister.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/400261-fourth-wave-of-covid-19-in-vit-nam-longer-and-much-more-serious-than-previous-ones-health-minister.html

The fourth wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Việt Nam starting from late April was longer and left much more negative impacts on daily life as well as socio-economic development than the previous waves, said Health Minister Nguyễn Thanh Long.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 17 Jul 2021 07:00:00 +0000
New Covid wave makes life harder for foreign tourists stuck in HCMC https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/400002-new-covid-wave-makes-life-harder-for-foreign-tourists-stuck-in-hcmc.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/400002-new-covid-wave-makes-life-harder-for-foreign-tourists-stuck-in-hcmc.html

Foreign tourists who came to Vietnam before the Covid-19 outbreak and were stuck due to border closures have managed to survive but the latest wave has made things hard.

Jagir Singh walks a motorbike at the corner of Tran Hung Dao and Tran Dinh Xu streets in HCMCs District 1, 2020. Photo courtesy of Tran Thien Phuong.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 17 Jul 2021 06:56:53 +0000
PM approves new domestic trade strategy https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/400577-pm-approves-new-domestic-trade-strategy.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/400577-pm-approves-new-domestic-trade-strategy.html

 Domestic trade is expected to contribute 15-15.5 per cent of the national GDP by 2030 according to a strategy, approved by the Prime Minister this week.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 17 Jul 2021 06:36:00 +0000
Access to vaccines key to economic recovery, President Phúc tells APEC https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/400137-2021-07-24-14-04-32.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/400137-2021-07-24-14-04-32.html

President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has told Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders that vaccine access is crucial to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 16 Jul 2021 22:49:51 +0000
HCMC hotel welcomes frontline Covid workers https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/400241-hcmc-hotel-welcomes-frontline-covid-workers.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/400241-hcmc-hotel-welcomes-frontline-covid-workers.html

A HCMC hotel owner has taken in many frontline Covid-19 workers afraid of traveling home and infecting their families.

Khoi (L) welcomes Phuoc Hieu to the hotel, July 7, 2021. Photo courtesy of Nguyen Tuan Khoi.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 16 Jul 2021 20:00:00 +0000
Vietnam broadcasters struggle to acquire Olympics screening rights https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/400373-vietnam-broadcasters-struggle-to-acquire-olympics-screening-rights.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/400373-vietnam-broadcasters-struggle-to-acquire-olympics-screening-rights.html

Screening rights for the Tokyo Olympics have yet to be obtained by a Vietnamese broadcaster due to the exceptionally high price.

Vietnam broadcasters struggle to acquire Olympics screening rights

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 16 Jul 2021 17:47:08 +0000
Vietnamese top list of most online shoppers in SEA https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/400578-vietnamese-top-list-of-most-online-shoppers-in-sea.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/400578-vietnamese-top-list-of-most-online-shoppers-in-sea.html

Việt Nam has the highest rate of population shopping on e-commerce platforms in Southeast Asia region with some 49.3 million people.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 16 Jul 2021 17:35:02 +0000
World Cup qualifiers: One-day quarantine for Vietnam after Saudi Arabia game https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/400375-world-cup-qualifiers-one-day-quarantine-for-vietnam-after-saudi-arabia-game.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/400375-world-cup-qualifiers-one-day-quarantine-for-vietnam-after-saudi-arabia-game.html

The national football team will enter one-day quarantine after returning from the World Cup qualification game with Saudi Arabia to face Australia five days later in September.

World Cup qualifiers: One-day quarantine for Vietnam after Saudi Arabia game

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 16 Jul 2021 14:59:06 +0000
Việt Nam is ‘promised land’ for digital banking https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/400580-2021-07-22-15-05-54.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/400580-2021-07-22-15-05-54.html

Việt Nam is among the regional countries that are seeing new digital bank models, experts have said.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 16 Jul 2021 13:55:26 +0000
Home kitchen provides food relief in Covid epicenter HCMC https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/400244-home-kitchen-provides-food-relief-in-covid-epicenter-hcmc.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/400244-home-kitchen-provides-food-relief-in-covid-epicenter-hcmc.html

Volunteers hand out 1,000 free meals every day to the poor and low-income families across Ho Chi Minh City, the nation's largest coronavirus hotspot.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 16 Jul 2021 10:45:10 +0000
Stronger social protection reform needed to prepare workers for crises https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/400281-stronger-social-protection-reform-needed-to-prepare-workers-for-crises.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/400281-stronger-social-protection-reform-needed-to-prepare-workers-for-crises.html

With the second COVID-19 support package from Government being disbursed for a wide range of recipient groups including informal workers, vendors like Nguyễn Thị Chiến is counting the days for the money to arrive. For her, the relief can't come soon enough.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 16 Jul 2021 08:28:00 +0000
Explained: New home-quarantine pilot programme for COVID-19 patients https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/400546-explained-new-home-quarantine-pilot-programme-for-covid-19-patients.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/400546-explained-new-home-quarantine-pilot-programme-for-covid-19-patients.html

Deputy Minister of Health, Nguyễn Trường Sơn, talks about revised health ministry guidelines on the mandatory quarantine period and details of a pilot home-quarantine scheme for people who come into direct contact with confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 16 Jul 2021 07:55:00 +0000
Delivery workers risk life daily in HCMC, Covid epicenter https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/400246-delivery-workers-risk-life-daily-in-hcmc-covid-epicenter.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/400246-delivery-workers-risk-life-daily-in-hcmc-covid-epicenter.html

Delivery workers are playing a key role in keeping Saigonese fed amid the social distancing, but they are wary of infection in what is now the country’s Covid-19 hub.

A shipper receives goods from his cusomer at a Co.op Mart supermarket branch on Truong Sa Street, July 11, 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 16 Jul 2021 07:06:48 +0000
Covid-19 warrior shares vivid images of battling an invisible enemy https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/400467-covid-19-warrior-shares-vivid-images-of-battling-an-invisible-enemy.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/400467-covid-19-warrior-shares-vivid-images-of-battling-an-invisible-enemy.html

Watching a fleet of nearly 30 vehicles that brought in new patients the other day, I felt like I was at war.

Medical staff take some rest after receiving Covid-19 patients at a field hospital in HCMCs Thu Duc City, July 2021. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 16 Jul 2021 06:56:32 +0000
Vietnam sees biggest daily spike of 3,379 Covid cases https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/400144-vietnam-sees-biggest-daily-spike-of-3379-covid-cases.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/400144-vietnam-sees-biggest-daily-spike-of-3379-covid-cases.html

Vietnam recorded 1,889 new local Covid-19 cases in 26 localities Thursday night, with HCMC accounting for the majority of the cases.

Vietnam sees biggest daily spike of 3,379 Covid cases

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 15 Jul 2021 20:59:06 +0000
Vietnam to get 120 mln Covid-19 vaccine doses this year https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/398912-vietnam-to-get-120-mln-covid-19-vaccine-doses-this-year.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/398912-vietnam-to-get-120-mln-covid-19-vaccine-doses-this-year.html

Vietnam will receive more than 120 million Covid-19 vaccine doses this year from multiple sources, according to the Ministry of Health.

Vietnam to get 120 mln Covid-19 vaccine doses this year

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 03 Jun 2021 21:07:33 +0000
Vietnam's Covid-19 tally tops 200 for 10th straight day https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/398853-vietnams-covid-19-tally-tops-200-for-10th-straight-day.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/398853-vietnams-covid-19-tally-tops-200-for-10th-straight-day.html

Health authorities confirmed 79 new local Covid-19 cases in three localities Thursday evening, raising the daily tally to 231.

Vietnam's Covid-19 tally tops 200 for 10th straight day

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 03 Jun 2021 18:53:42 +0000
VN-Index posts biggest increase in two months https://vietnambrief.com/economy/stocks/398843-vn-index-posts-biggest-increase-in-two-months.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/stocks/398843-vn-index-posts-biggest-increase-in-two-months.html

Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index Thursday closed at 1,364.28 points, up 23.5 points, its biggest spike since April 1.

VN-Index posts biggest increase in two months

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 03 Jun 2021 18:18:31 +0000
Economic performance on track despite COVID-19: Gov't meeting https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/398869-2021-06-06-10-50-46.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/398869-2021-06-06-10-50-46.html

Việt Nam’s economic performance in the first five months of 2021 means the country remains on track for solid growth despite two waves of COVID-19 outbreaks, heard a Government meeting on Thursday in Hà Nội.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 03 Jun 2021 18:04:06 +0000
The Ocean Cleanup and  Coca-Cola announce partnership  https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/398892-2021-06-06-10-49-39.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/398892-2021-06-06-10-49-39.html

The Coca-Cola Company and non-profit The Ocean Cleanup on Wednesday announced that Coca-Cola will become a global implementation partner for The Ocean Cleanup’s river project. 

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 03 Jun 2021 17:56:49 +0000
Vietnamese blockbuster overwhelms US box office (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/398863-vietnamese-blockbuster-overwhelms-us-box-office.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/398863-vietnamese-blockbuster-overwhelms-us-box-office.html

Raking in $350,000, "Bo Gia" (Dad, I'm Sorry) entered the list of top 10 movies in the U.S. to have earned the most last weekend.

Bố già" của Trấn Thành lập kỷ lục doanh thu 200 tỷ | Tin tức mới nhất 24h -  Đọc Báo Lao Động online - Laodong.vn

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 03 Jun 2021 17:14:00 +0000
Iconic soup lands Slovakian Vietnamese on a Forbes map https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/381095-iconic-soup-lands-slovakian-vietnamese-on-a-forbes-map.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/381095-iconic-soup-lands-slovakian-vietnamese-on-a-forbes-map.html

Vietnam’s iconic rice noodles soup, pho, has landed a 27-year-old Slovakian Vietnamese woman in a Forbes 30 under 30 listing.

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trangto@it.vn (Trang To) frontpage Thu, 18 Jun 2020 21:00:45 +0000
Phú Quốc seeks to become Việt Nam’s first island city https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/380827-2022-03-25-21-21-52.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/380827-2022-03-25-21-21-52.html

If you like to dive into reefs, kayak in bays, hire a motorbike to explore, or just lounge on a beach, Phú Quốc is what you are looking for.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 15 Jun 2020 08:51:00 +0000
Vietnam eyes tourism revival with select openings for foreign visitors https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/379365-vietnam-eyes-tourism-revival-with-select-openings-for-foreign-visitors.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/379365-vietnam-eyes-tourism-revival-with-select-openings-for-foreign-visitors.html

Vietnam’s tourism industry is preparing different plans to welcome foreign visitors from countries and territories that have contained the coronavirus pandemic.

Vietnam eyes tourism revival with select openings for foreign visitors

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 22 May 2020 11:48:09 +0000
Trump to withdraw US from 'Open Skies' treaty https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/379360-trump-to-withdraw-us-from-open-skies-treaty.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/379360-trump-to-withdraw-us-from-open-skies-treaty.html

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday he plans to withdraw the United States from the Open Skies Treaty with Russia, the third arms control pact Trump has abrogated since coming to office.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 22 May 2020 10:59:40 +0000
Trump urges quicker US reopening from virus lockdown https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/379355-trump-urges-quicker-us-reopening-from-virus-lockdown.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/379355-trump-urges-quicker-us-reopening-from-virus-lockdown.html

President Donald Trump on Thursday pressed for a broader reopening of the United States as coronavirus-related job losses mounted, while parts of Europe embraced post-lockdown life.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 22 May 2020 10:39:39 +0000
Vietnam slips in global business resilience ranking https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/379350-vietnam-slips-in-global-business-resilience-ranking.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/379350-vietnam-slips-in-global-business-resilience-ranking.html

Vietnam has dropped three places from last year to 91st in this year’s business environment resilience index.

Vietnam slips in global business resilience ranking

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 22 May 2020 09:36:15 +0000
Law on Vietnamese guest workers at NA agenda https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/379347-law-on-vietnamese-guest-workers-at-na-agenda.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/379347-law-on-vietnamese-guest-workers-at-na-agenda.html

Public non-business units run by provinces/cities People’s Committees will be able to send workers abroad for working to implement international treaties and international agreements.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 22 May 2020 09:27:00 +0000
Vietnamese female rapper releases video in response to global art movement https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/379385-vietnamese-female-rapper-releases-video-in-response-to-global-art-movement.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/379385-vietnamese-female-rapper-releases-video-in-response-to-global-art-movement.html

Vietnamese female rapper Nguyễn Thúy Hằng, aka Hằng Kani or LiL’kAnI, has released an MV in response to ResiliArt Movement launched by UNESCO in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 22 May 2020 08:58:00 +0000
Prime Minister cuts registration fee for locally-manufactured car buyers https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/autos-and-market/379324-prime-minister-cuts-registration-fee-for-locally-manufactured-car-buyers.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/autos-and-market/379324-prime-minister-cuts-registration-fee-for-locally-manufactured-car-buyers.html

 Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc will cut 50 per cent of registration fee for locally-manufactured and -assembled cars from now to the end of this year.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 22 May 2020 07:27:45 +0000
AFC analyzes Vietnam's performance in U23 Championship https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/379318-afc-analyzes-vietnams-performance-in-u23-championship.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/379318-afc-analyzes-vietnams-performance-in-u23-championship.html

A technical report by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) goes over all aspects of Vietnam’s performance at the 2020 U23 Championship played in Thailand.

General evaluation of AFC on Vietnam in the U23 Championship technical report. Photo courtesy of Asian Football Confederation.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 21 May 2020 21:21:53 +0000
HCMC pushes ahead with 'Vietnam's Silicon Valley' plan https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/379253-hcmc-pushes-ahead-with-vietnams-silicon-valley-plan.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/379253-hcmc-pushes-ahead-with-vietnams-silicon-valley-plan.html

The prime minister’s support for the initiative has prompted HCMC to push ahead with a plan to merge three districts into one administrative unit.

HCMC pushes ahead with 'Vietnam's Silicon Valley' plan

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 21 May 2020 20:30:13 +0000
Vietnam budget transparency ascends global ranking https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/379260-vietnam-budget-transparency-ascends-global-ranking.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/379260-vietnam-budget-transparency-ascends-global-ranking.html

Placing 77th out of 117 economies, Vietnam jumped 14 spots from 2017 in this year's world ranking for budget transparency.

Vietnam budget transparency ascends global ranking

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Thu, 21 May 2020 13:00:00 +0000
63-day struggle to save British Covid-19 patient's life: the timeline https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/379261-63-day-struggle-to-save-british-covid-19-patients-life-the-timeline.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/379261-63-day-struggle-to-save-british-covid-19-patients-life-the-timeline.html

Doctors and nurses at the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases battled for two months to treat a British pilot with Covid-19 and failing lungs.

Doctor Nguyen Thanh Phong, Head of the Infectious Disease Department at HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases, puts on protective clothing before entering treatment area for Covid-19 patients, March 11, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 21 May 2020 10:36:46 +0000
WHO reports record virus cases as Trump proposes face-to-face G7 summit https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/more-world/378950-who-reports-record-virus-cases-as-trump-proposes-face-to-face-g7-summit.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/more-world/378950-who-reports-record-virus-cases-as-trump-proposes-face-to-face-g7-summit.html

The World Health Organisation on Wednesday reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases, as US President Donald Trump proposed hosting world leaders for the annual G7 summit as a sign of "normalization."

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 21 May 2020 10:14:23 +0000
Local enterprises look for new markets to get back on track https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/378944-local-enterprises-look-for-new-markets-to-get-back-on-track.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/378944-local-enterprises-look-for-new-markets-to-get-back-on-track.html

The COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted global and national production chains, forcing domestic enterprises to find new markets and develop new products.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 21 May 2020 09:25:30 +0000
Street vendors struggle to earn livelihood as pandemic hits tourism https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/379262-street-vendors-struggle-to-earn-livelihood-as-pandemic-hits-tourism.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/379262-street-vendors-struggle-to-earn-livelihood-as-pandemic-hits-tourism.html

One hand flicking open a fan, the other raising bunny headbands in the air, Thao looks like she is dancing to a DJ’s cue.

Thao, a street seller, shows her fans and bunny headbands to bar goers on Bui Vien Street in Saigon on May 16, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 21 May 2020 09:18:12 +0000
Vietnam-EU trade pact could boost post pandemic recovery https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/379228-vietnam-eu-trade-pact-could-boost-post-pandemic-recovery.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/379228-vietnam-eu-trade-pact-could-boost-post-pandemic-recovery.html

The trade pact with E.U. could help the Vietnamese economy recover from pandemic impacts by boosting trade and creating jobs, the government says.

Vietnam-EU trade pact could boost post pandemic recovery

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 21:00:00 +0000
Vietnam wants half of population to shop online by 2025 https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/379229-vietnam-wants-half-of-population-to-shop-online-by-2025.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/379229-vietnam-wants-half-of-population-to-shop-online-by-2025.html

With an annual average spending of $600 per capita, Vietnam wants 55 percent of its citizens to shop online by 2025.

Vietnam wants half of population to shop online by 2025

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000
PM asks for parliament's approval on lower GDP growth amid virus challenges https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/378918-pm-asks-for-parliaments-approval-on-lower-gdp-growth-amid-virus-challenges.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/378918-pm-asks-for-parliaments-approval-on-lower-gdp-growth-amid-virus-challenges.html

Việt Nam Government sets its sight maximum GDP growth of 5.2 per cent in best case scenarios this year, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the world’s economy.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 18:40:42 +0000
Government proposes lower growth targets after Covid-19 impacts https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/379230-government-proposes-lower-growth-targets-after-covid-19-impacts.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/379230-government-proposes-lower-growth-targets-after-covid-19-impacts.html

Vietnam's government will submit lower economic growth targets to the parliament, given the disruption of trade and business activities by the coronavirus pandemic.

Government proposes lower growth targets after Covid-19 impacts

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 13:14:22 +0000
Doctors to transfer British pilot to Chợ Rẫy Hospital before lung transplant https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378903-doctors-to-transfer-british-pilot-to-ch-ry-hospital-before-lung-transplant.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378903-doctors-to-transfer-british-pilot-to-ch-ry-hospital-before-lung-transplant.html

The country's 91st COVID-19 patient, a British pilot, will be transferred to the intensive care centre in HCM City’s Chợ Rẫy Hospital to have a lung transplant when the patient is healthy enough for the procedure.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 12:53:15 +0000
Vietnam to cut auto registration fee by half https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/autos-and-market/379231-vietnam-to-cut-auto-registration-fee-by-half.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/autos-and-market/379231-vietnam-to-cut-auto-registration-fee-by-half.html

The government has green-lighted a cut in registration fees for locally made cars by half in an effort to boost falling demand.

Vietnam to cut auto registration fee by half

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 11:30:00 +0000
World Bank warns pandemic could push 60 mn into extreme poverty https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/more-world/378892-world-bank-warns-pandemic-could-push-60-mn-into-extreme-poverty.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/more-world/378892-world-bank-warns-pandemic-could-push-60-mn-into-extreme-poverty.html

The head of the World Bank warned Tuesday that the coronavirus crisis threatens to push some 60 million people into extreme poverty, wiping out the gains made over the past three years.

Pandemic could push 60mn into extreme poverty, World Bank warns | eNCA

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 11:25:00 +0000
From hero to zero: Unemployed urbanites lose out to Covid-19 https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/379298-from-hero-to-zero-unemployed-urbanites-lose-out-to-covid-19.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/379298-from-hero-to-zero-unemployed-urbanites-lose-out-to-covid-19.html

Having suddenly lost their jobs, many city dwellers are in free fall, grabbing at any possible opportunity amid uncertainty and stress.

From hero to zero: Unemployed urbanites lose out to Covid-19

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 09:17:52 +0000
Golden Kite award recognises actress's efforts https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/378878-golden-kite-award-recognises-actresss-efforts.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/378878-golden-kite-award-recognises-actresss-efforts.html

Actress Hồng Diễm won the Golden Kite for her performance in television series Hoa Hồng Trên Ngực Trái (Rose on Left Chest) last week.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 08:19:00 +0000
More procedures to go online: minister https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/378869-more-procedures-to-go-online-minister.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/378869-more-procedures-to-go-online-minister.html

To cope with COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has been pushing more administrative procedures online.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 07:47:45 +0000
Vietnamese actress shines in new Spike Lee trailer https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/379299-vietnamese-actress-shines-in-new-spike-lee-trailer.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/379299-vietnamese-actress-shines-in-new-spike-lee-trailer.html

Spike Lee’s Vietnam War film 'Da 5 Bloods' features Ngo Thanh Van as infamous radio presenter Hanoi Hannah in the new trailer.

Ngo Thanh Van as Hanoi Hannah in Da 5 Bloods trailer. 

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 07:00:00 +0000
Most Vietnamese happy with admin services, survey finds https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/379270-most-vietnamese-happy-with-admin-services-survey-finds.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/379270-most-vietnamese-happy-with-admin-services-survey-finds.html

Nearly 85 percent of Vietnamese people and businesses are satisfied with administrative services provided by state agencies, a new report says.

Most Vietnamese happy with admin services, survey finds

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 19:32:07 +0000
Relapsed patient recovers, no new cases reported https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378852-relapsed-patient-recovers-no-new-cases-reported.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378852-relapsed-patient-recovers-no-new-cases-reported.html

A patient who relapsed after recovering from COVID-19 has once again been given the all-clear after a second round of treatment.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 18:53:10 +0000
President Ho Chi Minh's life in pictures https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/379274-president-ho-chi-minhs-life-in-pictures.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/379274-president-ho-chi-minhs-life-in-pictures.html

More than 200 photos, artifacts and propaganda paintings are on display at a Hanoi museum to mark President Ho Chi Minh’s 130th birthday.

The house of Uncle Ho’s maternal grandparents in Hoang Tri Village, Nam Dan District in the north central province of Nghe An. It was in this house that Ho Chi Minh was born as Nguyen Sinh Cung. He spent the first five years of his life here before following his father to move to the central town of Hue. Later on, he changed his name to Nguyen Tat Thanh.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 12:34:00 +0000
President Hồ Chí Minh’s thoughts on diplomacy still valuable heritage, says top diplomat https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/378809-2020-05-21-08-00-43.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/378809-2020-05-21-08-00-43.html

President Hồ Chí Minh, the founder of Việt Nam’s modern diplomacy, left the diplomatic sector a valuable heritage, namely unique thoughts on diplomacy, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh wrote in an article published by the Vietnam News Agency on Monday marking the 130th birthday of the late leader.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 09:05:00 +0000
Public Security Forces must work for the people: late President Hồ Chí Minh https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/378807-2020-05-21-07-53-26.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/378807-2020-05-21-07-53-26.html

Throughout the life of late President Hồ Chí Minh, he devoted a lot of special affection to the People's Public Security Forces. On the occasion of the late President’s 130th birthday, Minister of Public Security General Tô Lâm presents an article titled “President Hồ Chí Minh and the People's Public Security Forces”.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 08:44:00 +0000
Australian artist drawn to Hoi An paints its charms https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/379215-australian-artist-drawn-to-hoi-an-paints-its-charms.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/379215-australian-artist-drawn-to-hoi-an-paints-its-charms.html

Australian Anna Barnes fell in love with daily life in the ancient town of Hoi An and vividly colored sketches capture her enchantment.

Barnes admitted she fell in love with Hoi An when she first traveled to Vietnam in 2012. Since then, she has been coming back between one to three times each year to continue drawing and hold different art workshops.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 08:41:11 +0000
How to revive Việt Nam’s tourism industry? https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/378804-how-to-revive-vit-nams-tourism-industry.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/378804-how-to-revive-vit-nams-tourism-industry.html

“Safe haven tourism” is one way for Việt Nam to maximise tourism revenues while minimising risks posed by COVID-19 pandemic, according to investment fund VinaCapital.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 08:40:00 +0000
Story of nhút, a specialty of Nghệ An https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/378803-2020-05-20-17-54-40.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/378803-2020-05-20-17-54-40.html

For northerners, fermented pickles are part and parcel of daily meals, but for locals in central provinces, particularly Nghệ An, nhút (pickle made from young jackfruit) is a real specialty.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 08:21:00 +0000
​Let's deal with water scarcity by saving it https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/379316-lets-deal-with-water-scarcity-by-saving-it.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/379316-lets-deal-with-water-scarcity-by-saving-it.html

We wash our hands in a way that is completely incongruous in a nation suffering from water scarcity.

A boy washes hands at a public sink in Tan Phu District of Ho Chi Minh City, March 26, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 08:00:00 +0000
Over 130,000 vehicles inspected in two days of new campaign https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/378836-over-130000-vehicles-inspected-in-two-days-of-new-campaign.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/378836-over-130000-vehicles-inspected-in-two-days-of-new-campaign.html

Over 130,000 vehicles were pulled over for inspection across the country on the first two days of a new traffic safety campaign. Fines worth a total of over VNĐ14 billion (US$602 million) were issued.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 01:14:30 +0000
State-led approach to boost 5G deployment in Việt Nam: experts https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/telecommunication/378784-state-led-approach-to-boost-5g-deployment-in-vit-nam-experts.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/telecommunication/378784-state-led-approach-to-boost-5g-deployment-in-vit-nam-experts.html

Việt Nam’s 5G is forecast to have a bright future with Government and regulator support while domestic manufacturing of 5G handsets could lower device costs and lend tailwinds to adoption.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 18 May 2020 16:55:48 +0000
Total assets of banks in Việt Nam stand at $522 billion https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/378782-total-assets-of-banks-in-vit-nam-stand-at-522-billion.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/378782-total-assets-of-banks-in-vit-nam-stand-at-522-billion.html

Total assets of credit institutions and foreign banks in Việt Nam by the end of the first quarter of this year inched down to VNĐ12.48 quadrillion (US$521.76 billion) compared with the end of last year.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 18 May 2020 16:42:46 +0000
Chinese acquisition of prime land worries Vietnam defense ministry https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/379280-chinese-acquisition-of-prime-land-worries-vietnam-defense-ministry.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/379280-chinese-acquisition-of-prime-land-worries-vietnam-defense-ministry.html

Chinese investors have used various ruses to acquire prime land in Vietnam, implicating both economic development and national security, the Ministry of National Defense says.

Chinese acquisition of prime land worries Vietnam defense ministry

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 18 May 2020 16:26:28 +0000
Proper Nutrition - the cornerstone for your health https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378781-proper-nutrition-the-cornerstone-for-your-health.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378781-proper-nutrition-the-cornerstone-for-your-health.html

A balanced diet is the key to your health because your body needs proper nutrition to function effectively. Without the right nutrition, your body might experience fatigue, poor performance, and is more prone to disease and infection.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 18 May 2020 16:23:00 +0000
Vietnam gold prices rise to nine-year high https://vietnambrief.com/economy/market/379242-vietnam-gold-prices-rise-to-nine-year-high.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/market/379242-vietnam-gold-prices-rise-to-nine-year-high.html

Gold prices breached the VND49 million ($2,100) mark for the second time this year and rose to levels not seen since August 2011.

Vietnam gold prices rise to nine-year high

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 18 May 2020 14:19:43 +0000
WHO to kick off international meet amid US-China tensions https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/hotspots/378773-who-to-kick-off-international-meet-amid-us-china-tensions.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/hotspots/378773-who-to-kick-off-international-meet-amid-us-china-tensions.html

The World Health Organisation will on Monday kick off its first ever virtual assembly, but fears abound that US-China tensions could derail the strong action needed to address the COVID-19 crisis.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 18 May 2020 10:45:49 +0000
Rubber plantations converted into industrial land https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/378765-rubber-plantations-converted-into-industrial-land.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/378765-rubber-plantations-converted-into-industrial-land.html

There is a rising wave of converting rubber plantations into industrial land as developers eye spots for industrial zones to capture opportunities from global value chains.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 18 May 2020 08:55:00 +0000
Will online movie platforms overtake traditional theatres?  https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/378759-2020-05-18-02-28-24.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/378759-2020-05-18-02-28-24.html

A new cinematic experience has been occurring during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 18 May 2020 07:32:15 +0000
Lack of good news to slow market growth: analysts https://vietnambrief.com/economy/stocks/378753-lack-of-good-news-to-slow-market-growth-analysts.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/stocks/378753-lack-of-good-news-to-slow-market-growth-analysts.html

Local stocks are expected to keep rising this week but their growth would be slower as goods news dries up.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 18 May 2020 06:51:45 +0000
Man spends 15 years on hydropower islet https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/379282-man-spends-15-years-on-hydropower-islet.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/379282-man-spends-15-years-on-hydropower-islet.html

Forest guard Mai Van Hoa has resided amid a hydropower project in central Quang Nam Province for well over a decade.

Mai Van Hao, 61, has lived in the 1.5-hectare islet at the heart of Khe Dien hydropower reservoir since 2003, three years before the investor of the plant blocked Nong Son River for the construction in Que Ninh commune, Nong Son District in Quang Nam. The hydropower dam was built, the place I’ve been living turned into an islet amid a body of water, but I’m used to living here so I don’t want to move, Hao said.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 17 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000
Repatriation continues to ensure no one is left behind https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/378740-repatriation-continues-to-ensure-no-one-is-left-behind.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/378740-repatriation-continues-to-ensure-no-one-is-left-behind.html

Government is making good on its pledge that “no one will be left behind” as it repatriates hundreds of Vietnamese citizens from all over the world.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 17 May 2020 09:54:20 +0000
Saigonese lose out to erosion, bureaucracy https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/379286-saigonese-lose-out-to-erosion-bureaucracy.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/379286-saigonese-lose-out-to-erosion-bureaucracy.html

Riverside dwellers in HCMC have lost both homes and land to erosion, yet talks over site clearance and compensation have stagnated.

The house of Dao Trung, a resident in HCMCs District 2, leans towards Giong Ong To Channel. The back of the house has been subsided and part of its will be submerged under water during high tide or when the rainy season comes. Photo by VnExpress/Ha An

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 17 May 2020 09:33:00 +0000
Cover of children's song sparks controversy https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/378739-cover-of-childrens-song-sparks-controversy.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/378739-cover-of-childrens-song-sparks-controversy.html

In a message to communications companies,up-and-coming singer Kỳ Kỳ asked them to draw a clear line between infringements and not-for-profit music covers for the public benefit.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 17 May 2020 08:47:00 +0000
Critically ill COVID-19 patient thankful she is still alive https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378722-critically-ill-covid-19-patient-thankful-she-is-still-alive.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378722-critically-ill-covid-19-patient-thankful-she-is-still-alive.html

Coronavirus has claimed more than 300,000 lives worldwide, but one critically ill pensioner has survived thanks to Vietnamese doctors' efforts .

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 16 May 2020 08:39:00 +0000
New train coach to offer luxury services in central region from July https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/378719-new-train-coach-to-offer-luxury-services-in-central-region-from-july.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/378719-new-train-coach-to-offer-luxury-services-in-central-region-from-july.html

Global hotel management company Minor Hotels has collaborated with the State-owned Vietnam Railways Corporation to attach Vietage, a 12-seater luxury coach, to the daily train between Đà Nẵng and Quy Nhơn cities starting in early July.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 16 May 2020 08:00:00 +0000
Security experts ask internet users to better protect themselves https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/378720-security-experts-ask-internet-users-to-better-protect-themselves.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/378720-security-experts-ask-internet-users-to-better-protect-themselves.html

Trương Quỳnh Mai was terrified when she received a phone call sayin she had been a victim of fraud in Hà Nội and needed to go to the local police station.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 16 May 2020 07:59:00 +0000
PM urges plans to deal with natural disasters https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/378718-2020-05-16-07-52-38.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/378718-2020-05-16-07-52-38.html

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has urged all sectors and localities to review and formulate response plans for natural disasters and incidents.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 16 May 2020 07:47:32 +0000
Hà Nội People’s Council approves resolutions on COVID-19 support and city's investment https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/378712-2020-05-16-07-47-48.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/378712-2020-05-16-07-47-48.html

The members of the council also agreed to support funding for teaching on television, business registration fees for enterprises and create a mechanism to support State agencies.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 16 May 2020 07:05:15 +0000
Disability? So what, says wheelchair-bound man as he travels around Vietnam https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/379222-disability-so-what-says-wheelchair-bound-man-as-he-travels-around-vietnam.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/379222-disability-so-what-says-wheelchair-bound-man-as-he-travels-around-vietnam.html

Phan Vu Minh, 29, is wheelchair-bound but does not allow his physical condition to stand in the way of his passion for traveling.

Phan Vu Minh poses for picture. Photo courtersy of Minh.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 16 May 2020 07:00:00 +0000
Vietnam goes all out to try and save British Covid-19 patient https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/379294-vietnam-goes-all-out-to-try-and-save-british-covid-19-patient.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/379294-vietnam-goes-all-out-to-try-and-save-british-covid-19-patient.html

Vietnam has spent about VND5 billion ($215,000) over the past two months on its most critically ill British patient, a pilot claiming to have no relatives.

Vietnam goes all out to try and save British Covid-19 patient

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 16 May 2020 06:39:34 +0000
Việt Nam goes 29 days without community transmission https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/378708-vit-nam-goes-29-days-without-community-transmission.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/378708-vit-nam-goes-29-days-without-community-transmission.html

Việt Nam has gone 29 straight days without a new COVID-19 community infection. The country’s final COVID-19 hotspot, Đông Cứu Hamlet, Dũng Tiến Commune in Hà Nội’s Thường Tín District, had lockdown lifted at midnight on Thursday.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 15 May 2020 19:11:00 +0000
‘The sky had fallen’: survivor of fatal wall collapse in southern Vietnam https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/378694-the-sky-had-fallen-survivor-of-fatal-wall-collapse-in-southern-vietnam.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/378694-the-sky-had-fallen-survivor-of-fatal-wall-collapse-in-southern-vietnam.html

Survivors of a wall collapse that crushed ten to death in the Dong Nai Province on Thursday speak of physical pain and trauma.

Pham Thanh Phu and his wife Le Thi Tuyet Linh at the Trang Bom General Hospital in Dong Nai Province. Photo by VnExpress/Dang Khoa

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 15 May 2020 16:35:56 +0000
Good infrastructure gives a boost to real estate in eastern Hà Nội https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/378689-2020-05-16-06-56-43.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/378689-2020-05-16-06-56-43.html

The realty market in eastern Hà Nội is forecast to grow stronger than ever with important transport projects worth billions of dollars being built in the second half of the year.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 15 May 2020 15:28:31 +0000
An untold story behind the bust of Uncle Hồ https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/378687-an-untold-story-behind-the-bust-of-uncle-h.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/378687-an-untold-story-behind-the-bust-of-uncle-h.html

A bust of President Hồ Chí Minh that was preserved by Vietnamese prisoners on Côn Đảo Island during the resistance war against the French is displayed to the public for that first time at an exhibition being held at Hồ Chí Minh Museum.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 15 May 2020 14:46:42 +0000
Vietnam among most optimistic countries despite pandemic https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/378682-vietnam-among-most-optimistic-countries-despite-pandemic.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/378682-vietnam-among-most-optimistic-countries-despite-pandemic.html

Vietnam ranked fourth in the world in the first quarter of this year for having the most positive consumers despite adverse coronavirus impacts.

Vietnam among most optimistic countries despite pandemic

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 15 May 2020 12:14:03 +0000
Global virus vaccine race heats up, but not without controversy https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378677-global-virus-vaccine-race-heats-up-but-not-without-controversy.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378677-global-virus-vaccine-race-heats-up-but-not-without-controversy.html

Global tensions simmered over the race for a coronavirus vaccine Thursday, as the United States and China traded jabs, and France slammed pharmaceuticals giant Sanofi for suggesting the US would get any eventual vaccine first.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 15 May 2020 11:26:24 +0000
13 Vietnamese movies coming to Netflix this summer https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/378658-13-vietnamese-movies-coming-to-netflix-this-summer.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/378658-13-vietnamese-movies-coming-to-netflix-this-summer.html

Streaming service Netflix has added one subtitled Vietnamese movie and will show 12 more this summer.

13 Vietnamese movies coming to Netflix this summer

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 15 May 2020 06:43:23 +0000
Miss Việt Nam 2020 contest launched https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/beauty-and-miss/378655-miss-vit-nam-2020-contest-launched.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/beauty-and-miss/378655-miss-vit-nam-2020-contest-launched.html

The national Miss Việt Nam 2020 competition was launched by Tiền Phong newspaper this week.  

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 15 May 2020 03:19:15 +0000
Residents cheer as Hanoi village comes out of month-long isolation (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/378639-residents-cheer-as-hanoi-village-comes-out-of-month-long-isolation.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/378639-residents-cheer-as-hanoi-village-comes-out-of-month-long-isolation.html

Loud cheers erupted Thursday as locals celebrated the lifting of a 28-day lockdown on Hanoi’s Dong Cuu Village imposed over Covid-19 infection risks.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 14 May 2020 19:07:04 +0000
Hue's abandoned dragon water park to shed old scales https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/378619-hues-abandoned-dragon-water-park-to-shed-old-scales.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/378619-hues-abandoned-dragon-water-park-to-shed-old-scales.html

Authorities in Hue are planning to revive an abandoned dragon themed water park, described as a 'creepy destination' by international magazines, to boost tourism.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 14 May 2020 15:49:39 +0000
Saigonese take wild cats, birds under wing https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/378611-saigonese-take-wild-cats-birds-under-wing.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/378611-saigonese-take-wild-cats-birds-under-wing.html

It has been 15 years since Hong Tuyet Mai started nannying wild birds and cats at Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden.

Mai releases crickets for the birds to eat. Photo by VnExpress/Diep Phan.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 14 May 2020 12:14:00 +0000
Newborns get face shields for Covid-19 protection (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378610-newborns-get-face-shields-for-covid-19-protection.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378610-newborns-get-face-shields-for-covid-19-protection.html

At a Hanoi hospital, newborns wear face shields as they are moved around as a safety measure against the novel coronavirus.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 14 May 2020 12:00:44 +0000
Coronavirus may never go away: WHO https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378594-coronavirus-may-never-go-away-who.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378594-coronavirus-may-never-go-away-who.html

The new coronavirus may never go away and populations around the world will have to learn to live with it, the World Health Organization warned Wednesday.

Coronavirus may never go away: WHO

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 14 May 2020 10:15:22 +0000
Has Covid-19 subverted the traditional Vietnamese consumer? https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/378585-has-covid-19-subverted-the-traditional-vietnamese-consumer.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/378585-has-covid-19-subverted-the-traditional-vietnamese-consumer.html

The Covid-19 pandemic has introduced many traditional Vietnamese consumers to the convenience of online shopping and they might not return to old ways.

Has Covid-19 subverted the traditional Vietnamese consumer?

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 14 May 2020 09:13:46 +0000
Uncle Hồ’s 130th birthday to be celebrated nationwide https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/378583-uncle-hs-130th-birthday-to-be-celebrated-nationwide.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/378583-uncle-hs-130th-birthday-to-be-celebrated-nationwide.html

A special programme entitled Hồ Chí Minh - Sáng Ngời Ý Chí Việt Nam (Hồ Chí Minh – Việt Nam Will Shine Bright) will be broadcast live on VTV1 Channel at 8pm on May 18.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 14 May 2020 08:57:00 +0000
Hustle and bustle returns instantly to Saigon's beer street (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/378572-hustle-and-bustle-returns-instantly-to-saigons-beer-street.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/378572-hustle-and-bustle-returns-instantly-to-saigons-beer-street.html

After bars and restaurants were allowed to reopen a few days ago, Bui Vien, Saigon's backpacker Mecca, is again buzzing.

From May 8, authorities in HCMC allowed all non-essential services to reopen, except karaoke parlors and disco following Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phucs order a day earlier. Immediately, party-goeers flock to Bui Vien backpacker street in District 1 to fun and game with food stalls, nail salons and beer clubs busy for welcoming tourists back.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 14 May 2020 07:04:00 +0000
A woman hungers for her starving family, 75 years on https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/378564-a-woman-hungers-for-her-starving-family-75-years-on.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/378564-a-woman-hungers-for-her-starving-family-75-years-on.html

'Go with them, and you will have food to eat,' Hoe's father told her. She was four or five then.

In the last 75 years, the thing she regrets the most is that she did not remember her villages name. Photo by VnExpress/Pham Nga.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 13 May 2020 20:54:38 +0000
VN stocks slide, but market prospects remain positive https://vietnambrief.com/economy/stocks/378558-vn-stocks-slide-but-market-prospects-remain-positive.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/stocks/378558-vn-stocks-slide-but-market-prospects-remain-positive.html

The benchmark VN-Index on the Hồ Chí Minh Stock Exchange inched down 0.13 per cent to close at 834.21 points.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 13 May 2020 19:47:45 +0000
German firm circulates internal document with infamous nine-dash line https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/data-and-analysis/378568-german-firm-circulates-internal-document-with-infamous-nine-dash-line.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/data-and-analysis/378568-german-firm-circulates-internal-document-with-infamous-nine-dash-line.html

A document pharmaceutical giant Bayer Vietnam circulated internally was found to contain China’s illegal and infamous nine-dash line.

German firm circulates internal document with infamous nine-dash line

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 13 May 2020 19:08:41 +0000
Vietnam’s about turn on ideal replacement fertility rate meets dissent https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/378541-vietnams-about-turn-on-ideal-replacement-fertility-rate-meets-dissent.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/378541-vietnams-about-turn-on-ideal-replacement-fertility-rate-meets-dissent.html

A call for Vietnamese to wed by 30 and bear two children to counter one of the fastest aging populations globally has tongues wagging.

Vietnam’s about turn on ideal replacement fertility rate meets dissent

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 13 May 2020 14:57:55 +0000
Vietnam faces heavy competition in wooing businesses relocating from China https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/378535-vietnam-faces-heavy-competition-in-wooing-businesses-relocating-from-china.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/378535-vietnam-faces-heavy-competition-in-wooing-businesses-relocating-from-china.html

Vietnam could fall behind other Asian countries in attracting multinationals shifting production out of China because of supporting industry inadequacies, experts say.

Vietnam faces heavy competition in wooing businesses relocating from China

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 13 May 2020 12:30:00 +0000
Time to book an appointment at this free ATM (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/more-hitech/378511-time-to-book-an-appointment-at-this-free-atm.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/more-hitech/378511-time-to-book-an-appointment-at-this-free-atm.html

First came the rice ATM and now hot on its heels is a new type of dispenser, giving away free books to encourage more people to read.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 13 May 2020 09:29:00 +0000
Conficting policies, land issues and disease hinder equitisation of SOEs https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/378510-2020-05-13-02-20-21.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/378510-2020-05-13-02-20-21.html

The equitisation of State-owned enterprises (SOEs) was being hindered by troublesome policies, lack of transparency in land management and the recent devastation inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic, experts said.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 13 May 2020 09:03:45 +0000
Consumers wary of post-social distancing freedom https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/378507-consumers-wary-of-post-social-distancing-freedom.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/378507-consumers-wary-of-post-social-distancing-freedom.html

Following the semi-lockdown ease three weeks ago, many Hanoi and HCMC residents remain cautious of the outdoors.

A bar on Saigons Bui Vien Street has no patron on May 9, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Huy.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 13 May 2020 08:59:51 +0000
VFF to decide V.League 1’s future today https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/378493-vff-to-decide-vleague-1s-future-today.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/378493-vff-to-decide-vleague-1s-future-today.html

Players, coaches and fans alike will be waiting with baited breath to discover if the full 26 rounds of fixtures can be completed or not.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 13 May 2020 07:53:00 +0000
Friday rains expected to blunt prolonged HCMC heat weave https://vietnambrief.com/society/weather/378469-friday-rains-expected-to-blunt-prolonged-hcmc-heat-weave.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/weather/378469-friday-rains-expected-to-blunt-prolonged-hcmc-heat-weave.html

HCMC and southern provinces are expected to be hit by heavy rains this Friday after days beneath the scorching sun.

Friday rains expected to blunt prolonged HCMC heat weave

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 12 May 2020 17:15:00 +0000
Vietnamese preschool among top architectures: Guardian https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/378464-vietnamese-preschool-among-top-architectures-guardian.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/378464-vietnamese-preschool-among-top-architectures-guardian.html

A preschool project in the northern province of Sơn La has just been listed among the top 10 new architecture projects in the Art & Design column in UK-based newspaper The Guardian.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 12 May 2020 14:33:30 +0000
Turn in the tide opens up central Vietnam island (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/378460-turn-in-the-tide-opens-up-central-vietnam-island.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/378460-turn-in-the-tide-opens-up-central-vietnam-island.html

Walk on a beautiful sandy path in the sea when the tide ebbs to reach Nhat Tu Son Island in Phu Yen Province.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Tue, 12 May 2020 14:04:29 +0000
Việt Nam ranked among top post-pandemic travel destinations https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/378459-vit-nam-ranked-among-top-post-pandemic-travel-destinations.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/378459-vit-nam-ranked-among-top-post-pandemic-travel-destinations.html

The New York-based travel magazine Travel + Leisure has named Việt Nam on its list of the top 17 destinations for tourists after the COVID-19 crisis ends.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 12 May 2020 13:57:45 +0000
Biden ramps up digital footprint, still trails omnipresent Trump https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/378446-biden-ramps-up-digital-footprint-still-trails-omnipresent-trump.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/378446-biden-ramps-up-digital-footprint-still-trails-omnipresent-trump.html

Joe Biden is rapidly scaling up his digital campaign as he scrambles to compete with Donald Trump's formidable online operation, but Democrats say the presidential hopeful must move beyond flat speeches delivered from his basement.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 12 May 2020 11:30:00 +0000
Devoted doctor in the fight against COVID-19 https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378435-devoted-doctor-in-the-fight-against-covid-19.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378435-devoted-doctor-in-the-fight-against-covid-19.html

The doctors and medical staff work hard staying updated on the virus and have to be ready to carry out instructions from city authorities at a moment's notice.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 12 May 2020 09:02:00 +0000
Don't tie people into knots over tying the knot https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/378424-dont-tie-people-into-knots-over-tying-the-knot.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/378424-dont-tie-people-into-knots-over-tying-the-knot.html

Family planning policies should not infringe in any way on people’s right to get married and have kids (or not) of their own volition.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 12 May 2020 08:04:57 +0000
Simple but delicious: stir fried pumpkin buds with garlic https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/378411-simple-but-delicious-stir-fried-pumpkin-buds-with-garlic.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/378411-simple-but-delicious-stir-fried-pumpkin-buds-with-garlic.html

Rau bí or pumpkin buds are a popular ingredient in many dishes in Việt Nam but the best is rau bí xào tỏi (stir fried with garlic), said Phạm Tuấn Hải, a former judge on Việt Nam Master Chef.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 May 2020 22:27:08 +0000
Party leader outlines key tasks for 12th plenum of Party Central Committee https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/378408-party-leader-outlines-key-tasks-for-12th-plenum-of-party-central-committee.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/378408-party-leader-outlines-key-tasks-for-12th-plenum-of-party-central-committee.html

He stressed personnel selection is an extremely important task that involves the fate of the Party and the nation

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 May 2020 21:25:45 +0000
Man murders nephew, fakes own death for insurance money https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/criminal/378394-man-murders-nephew-fakes-own-death-for-insurance-money.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/criminal/378394-man-murders-nephew-fakes-own-death-for-insurance-money.html

A commune Party secretary in Lam Dong murdered his wife's nephew and faked his own death for his family to get the insurance money.

Do Van Minhs car at the crime scene, May 4, 2020. Photo by Ngoc Oanh

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 May 2020 17:07:39 +0000
Film week to celebrate President Hồ https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/378388-film-week-to-celebrate-president-h.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/378388-film-week-to-celebrate-president-h.html

The Culture Ministry will host a free film week celebrating the 130th anniversary of President Hồ Chí Minh’s birthday between May 19 and 26 throughout the country.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 May 2020 16:26:13 +0000
Submarine DeepView24 to serve visitors at Vinpearl Nha Trang https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/378385-submarine-deepview24-to-serve-visitors-at-vinpearl-nha-trang.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/378385-submarine-deepview24-to-serve-visitors-at-vinpearl-nha-trang.html

US dollar billionaire Phạm Nhật Vượng, Chairman of Vingroup, will put into operation DeepView 24, a spectacularly panoramic 24-seat tourist submarine, to serve visitors at Vinpearl Nha Trang in the southern province of Khánh Hòa in December.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 11 May 2020 15:34:52 +0000
Experience the raw beauty of central Vietnam's Mai Nha Island (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/378384-experience-the-raw-beauty-of-central-vietnams-mai-nha-island.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/378384-experience-the-raw-beauty-of-central-vietnams-mai-nha-island.html

Mai Nha Island off the coast of Phu Yen, Vietnam's easternmost province, has a charming beauty that is waiting to be discovered.

Mai Nha Island is situated in Phuoc Dong Village, Tuy An Districts An Hai Commune. The island has an area of 1.2 square kilometers and is surrounded by high rocky mountains, with caves and long beaches. The best time to visit the island and Phu Yen Province is between March and August when adventure seekers can experience calm sea and sunny weather. The series of photos taken during a picnic by traveler Nguyen Thanh Tuan on May 2.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 11 May 2020 15:17:02 +0000
Preschool and primary school students head back to class https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/378379-preschool-and-primary-school-students-head-back-to-class.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/378379-preschool-and-primary-school-students-head-back-to-class.html

More than 1,900 preschools and primary schools in Hà Nội reopened on Monday morning after a long closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic since February.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 May 2020 11:48:54 +0000
Party Central Committee convenes 12th plenum https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/378378-party-central-committee-convenes-12th-plenum.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/378378-party-central-committee-convenes-12th-plenum.html

The 12th plenum of the Party Central Committee, 12th tenure, opened in Hà Nội on Monday under the chair of Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 May 2020 11:43:03 +0000
Nightlife cluster gives S. Korea largest case rise in a month https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/asia-and-asean/378370-nightlife-cluster-gives-s-korea-largest-case-rise-in-a-month.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/asia-and-asean/378370-nightlife-cluster-gives-s-korea-largest-case-rise-in-a-month.html

South Korea announced its highest number of new coronavirus cases for more than a month Monday, driven by an infection cluster in a Seoul nightlife district just as the country loosens restrictions.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 May 2020 10:58:30 +0000
France, Spain ease virus lockdowns but UK wary https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/eu-and-russia/378361-france-spain-ease-virus-lockdowns-but-uk-wary.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/eu-and-russia/378361-france-spain-ease-virus-lockdowns-but-uk-wary.html

PARIS Millions of people in France and Spain were set to embrace a relaxation of stay-at-home rules on Monday, but Britain extended its lockdown as countries plot their way tentatively through the coronavirus crisis.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 May 2020 10:03:58 +0000
The 2020 high school examination: It never rains but it pours https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/issues-and-though/378355-the-2020-high-school-examination-it-never-rains-but-it-pours.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/issues-and-though/378355-the-2020-high-school-examination-it-never-rains-but-it-pours.html

It took Phương Linh, a twelfth grader of Hà Nội-based Yên Hoà High School, a couple days to digest the bitter reality before pulling herself together and preparing for the coming graduation examination in August.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 May 2020 09:28:45 +0000
Đà Nẵng plans to open Fantastic Festival 2020 in June https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/378350-2020-05-11-07-03-00.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/378350-2020-05-11-07-03-00.html

Fantastic Đà Nẵng Festival 2020 – a large-scale event to boost tourism development and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic – will likely open in June in the central city of Đà Nẵng.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 May 2020 09:01:00 +0000
Prioritizing workers' well-being a sound business strategy in Covid-19 times https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/378436-prioritizing-workers-well-being-a-sound-business-strategy-in-covid-19-times.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/378436-prioritizing-workers-well-being-a-sound-business-strategy-in-covid-19-times.html

Beverage maker Tan Hiep Phat decided employment and employee protection would be prioritized over business strategy and it’s worked, says Deputy CEO Tran Uyen Phuong.

Tran Uyen Phuong, Deputy CEO and board member of Tan Hiep Phat.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 May 2020 09:00:00 +0000
Joint efforts needed to protect water resources: Việt Nam River Network https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/378347-joint-efforts-needed-to-protect-water-resources-vit-nam-river-network.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/378347-joint-efforts-needed-to-protect-water-resources-vit-nam-river-network.html

Vietnam News Agency speaks to Đào Trọng Tứ, head co-ordinator of the Việt Nam River Network (VNR), on the role of social organisations and civic groups in improving the awareness and actions of the community regarding water security issues

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 May 2020 08:51:00 +0000
PM Phúc tells Việt Nam to restart the economy https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/378346-2020-05-11-06-58-04.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/378346-2020-05-11-06-58-04.html

The COVID-19 pandemic was basically under control in Viet Nam, so it was time to restart the local economy, said Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc at a meeting with businesses on Saturday.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 May 2020 08:24:30 +0000
Investors lose in April as covered warrants fall due to market decline https://vietnambrief.com/economy/stocks/378341-investors-lose-in-april-as-covered-warrants-fall-due-to-market-decline.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/stocks/378341-investors-lose-in-april-as-covered-warrants-fall-due-to-market-decline.html

The 19 covered warrant items were issued by SSI Securities (SSI), VPS Securities (VPS), HCM City Securities (HSC) and MB Securities (MBS).

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 11 May 2020 07:53:00 +0000
Vietnamese joins US Navy's floating hospital https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/378332-vietnamese-joins-us-navys-floating-hospital.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/378332-vietnamese-joins-us-navys-floating-hospital.html

Medic Nguyen Vi Anh was initially recruited into the U.S. Navy after a courageous stint in boot camp.

Anh on USNS Mercy docking in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy of Nguyen Vi Anh.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 10 May 2020 20:00:00 +0000
Five Saigon joints ladle up Hong Kong's finest https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/378330-five-saigon-joints-ladle-up-hong-kongs-finest.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/378330-five-saigon-joints-ladle-up-hong-kongs-finest.html

These five Saigon eateries boast not only fine cuisine, but the signature Hong Kong vibe.

Chu Kee Restaurant ở Quận 1, TP. HCM | Foody.vn

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 10 May 2020 19:52:06 +0000
No new community cases in VN for 24 days, leading doctors discuss lung transplant for British pilot https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378331-no-new-community-cases-in-vn-for-24-days-leading-doctors-discuss-lung-transplant-for-british-pilot.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378331-no-new-community-cases-in-vn-for-24-days-leading-doctors-discuss-lung-transplant-for-british-pilot.html

No new COVID-19 cases were reported in Việt Nam on Sunday afternoon, marking 24 days without community transmission in the country, according to the National Steering Committee on COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 10 May 2020 18:54:45 +0000
Women’s endless journey inspires Cong Tri’s new collection (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-entertainment/378313-womens-endless-journey-inspires-cong-tris-new-collection.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-entertainment/378313-womens-endless-journey-inspires-cong-tris-new-collection.html

Vietnamese desiger Cong Tri says his latest summer selection is inspired by women who embark on an endless journey to liberate their inner selves. 

I like places with sunlight and greenery, the feeling of a free soul, it is relaxing and fulled of energy, Cong Tri talks about his latest collection, Summer Capsule 2020 - Eternal Journey, taking inspiration from journeys of modern women who long to a great adventure and seek to liberate her inner self.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 10 May 2020 10:16:00 +0000
Paying a price for posing https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/arts/378311-paying-a-price-for-posing.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/arts/378311-paying-a-price-for-posing.html

Broken relationships and constant sexual harassment are just two of the many travails nude women models in Vietnam face because of their profession.

Tinh khiết (Purity) by photographer Duong Quoc Dinh. Photo courtesy of Dinh.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 10 May 2020 08:40:00 +0000
Covid-19: How UK and Vietnam can help each other reach a new normal https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/378308-covid-19-how-uk-and-vietnam-can-help-each-other-reach-a-new-normal.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/378308-covid-19-how-uk-and-vietnam-can-help-each-other-reach-a-new-normal.html

A year ago, I visited the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in HCMC. I talked to the doctors about measles, typhoid and dengue fever. I did not think to mention respiratory diseases.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 10 May 2020 07:06:10 +0000
Putin calls for 'invincible' unity as Russians mark Victory Day on lockdown https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/eu-and-russia/378302-putin-calls-for-invincible-unity-as-russians-mark-victory-day-on-lockdown.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/eu-and-russia/378302-putin-calls-for-invincible-unity-as-russians-mark-victory-day-on-lockdown.html

President Vladimir Putin told Russians they are "invincible" when they stand together as the country on Saturday marked the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in lockdown from the coronavirus.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 09 May 2020 19:15:29 +0000
PM calls for greater efforts to achieve growth of over 5 percent this year https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/378300-pm-calls-for-greater-efforts-to-achieve-growth-of-over-5-percent-this-year.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/378300-pm-calls-for-greater-efforts-to-achieve-growth-of-over-5-percent-this-year.html

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has called for greater efforts to restart the national economy with the aim of achieving a GDP growth rate of over 5 per cent and keeping inflation under 4 per cent this year.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 09 May 2020 18:45:53 +0000
Congenital amputee chooses life of empowerment https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/378298-congenital-amputee-chooses-life-of-empowerment.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/378298-congenital-amputee-chooses-life-of-empowerment.html

Nay Djrueng, the only child in his family to enter college, has flourished in the absence of limbs since birth.

The boy has one set of clothes to go to school. Photo courtesy of Nay Djrueng.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 09 May 2020 18:12:48 +0000
Information, communications revenue plummets due to pandemic https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/378293-information-communications-revenue-plummets-due-to-pandemic.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/378293-information-communications-revenue-plummets-due-to-pandemic.html

Vietnamese ICT firms have witnessed Covid-19 decrease revenues by 30-90 percent as foreign customers cancel or delay orders.

Information, communications revenue plummets due to pandemic

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 09 May 2020 14:16:00 +0000
Vietnam eyes 5 pct GDP growth https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/378291-vietnam-eyes-5-pct-gdp-growth.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/378291-vietnam-eyes-5-pct-gdp-growth.html

Vietnam is targeting GDP growth of 5 percent this year, exceeding international forecasts, banking on a rapid recovery strategy to overcome pandemic impacts.

Vietnam eyes 5 pct GDP growth

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 09 May 2020 12:30:00 +0000
City education authorities tell schools to negotiate tuition fees for closure period with parents https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/issues-and-though/378277-city-education-authorities-tell-schools-to-negotiate-tuition-fees-for-closure-period-with-parents.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/issues-and-though/378277-city-education-authorities-tell-schools-to-negotiate-tuition-fees-for-closure-period-with-parents.html

The HCM City Department of Education and Training has told private schools to negotiate with students’ parents the tuition fees they need to pay for the closure period following complaints that many schools are demanding unreasonable amounts.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 09 May 2020 08:57:30 +0000
Vietnamese millennials see no rush in tying the knot https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/378287-vietnamese-millennials-see-no-rush-in-tying-the-knot.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/378287-vietnamese-millennials-see-no-rush-in-tying-the-knot.html

Despite government urging under 30s to marry and have kids, young forward thinking Vietnamese say getting hitched can wait.

100 couples organized a wedding in Ho Chi Minh City in 2018. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 09 May 2020 08:45:00 +0000
Spike Lee war epic starring Vietnamese actress to hit Netflix https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/378272-spike-lee-war-epic-starring-vietnamese-actress-to-hit-netflix.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/378272-spike-lee-war-epic-starring-vietnamese-actress-to-hit-netflix.html

'Da 5 Bloods' will premiere on the streaming platform next month, featuring Vietnamese actress and film producer Ngo Thanh Van.

Ngo Thanh Van (L) and Spike Lee on set. Photo courtesy of Spike Lee.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 09 May 2020 08:45:00 +0000
Tenants moving out of commercial spaces despite rent cuts https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/378270-tenants-moving-out-of-commercial-spaces-despite-rent-cuts.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/378270-tenants-moving-out-of-commercial-spaces-despite-rent-cuts.html

Many of the most expensive and best-selling commercial spaces in HCM City and Hà Nội are now struggling to find customers even after landlords have cut the prices by 30-50 per cent.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 09 May 2020 08:20:15 +0000
Cultural activities held in HN to celebrate Uncle Hồ’s birthday https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/culture/378265-cultural-activities-held-in-hn-to-celebrate-uncle-hs-birthday.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/culture/378265-cultural-activities-held-in-hn-to-celebrate-uncle-hs-birthday.html

Rare objects and documents associated with President Hồ Chí Minh have been put on public display for the first time at the Hồ Chí Minh Museum.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 09 May 2020 08:08:00 +0000
Peace for the soul in Tam Cốc https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/378264-peace-for-the-soul-in-tam-cc.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/378264-peace-for-the-soul-in-tam-cc.html

Tam Cốc Scenery Complex in Hoa Lư District, northern province of Ninh Bình, has been dubbed as the most beautiful cave complex in Việt Nam.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 09 May 2020 07:59:00 +0000
Pandemic fuels historic US job losses, EU wants borders kept shut https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/378254-pandemic-fuels-historic-us-job-losses-eu-wants-borders-kept-shut.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/378254-pandemic-fuels-historic-us-job-losses-eu-wants-borders-kept-shut.html

The United States on Friday recorded its steepest job losses in history over the coronavirus pandemic as Europe, faced with rising deaths, moved to keep its borders shut for another month.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 09 May 2020 06:40:46 +0000
VinFast launches car exchange programme https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/autos-and-market/378240-vinfast-launches-car-exchange-programme.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/autos-and-market/378240-vinfast-launches-car-exchange-programme.html

The exchange programme started on Friday and is valid for all cars from various brands in Việt Nam which have been used for less than seven years.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 08 May 2020 20:16:00 +0000
Vietnam considers lung transplant for British Covid-19 patient https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378214-vietnam-considers-lung-transplant-for-british-covid-19-patient.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378214-vietnam-considers-lung-transplant-for-british-covid-19-patient.html

The Health Ministry is considering a lung transplant for a 43-year-old British Covid-19 patient who has been critically ill for some time.

Vietnam considers lung transplant for British Covid-19 patient

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 08 May 2020 13:50:12 +0000
Visit Vietnam after Covid-19 crisis, exhorts U.S travel magazine (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/378206-visit-vietnam-after-covid-19-crisis-exhorts-us-travel-magazine.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/378206-visit-vietnam-after-covid-19-crisis-exhorts-us-travel-magazine.html

“Gorgeous” beaches and “insanely good food” make Vietnam a great post Covid-19 destination, says New York-based travel magazine Travel + Leisure.

Coracle boats along Quy Nhon Beach in central Binh Dinh Province. Photo by Shutterstock/Huy Thoai.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 08 May 2020 11:36:53 +0000
Grim economic data reveals virus devastation https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/378201-grim-economic-data-reveals-virus-devastation.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/378201-grim-economic-data-reveals-virus-devastation.html

A new raft of bleak economic data laid bare the crippling worldwide impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Thursday, as hard-hit Europe moved to further ease lockdown measures in a bid to get people back to work.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 08 May 2020 11:15:57 +0000
Bánh Khọt a must-try at Vũng Tàu Beach https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/378194-2020-05-10-08-32-42.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/378194-2020-05-10-08-32-42.html

Bánh Khọt (mini savory pancake) is a great breakfast dish that visitors must try when staying at Vũng Tàu beach in Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu Province.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 08 May 2020 10:18:30 +0000
Online groups cheer up people during social distancing https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/amazing/378190-2020-05-10-08-22-23.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/amazing/378190-2020-05-10-08-22-23.html

Holding her mobile phone, Đoàn Thu Thủy bursts into laughter while scrolling through posts. Browsing online groups is a must for her in the evening.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 08 May 2020 09:46:15 +0000
Biodiversity needs proper protection measures https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/378183-biodiversity-needs-proper-protection-measures.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/378183-biodiversity-needs-proper-protection-measures.html

The country, with traditional agriculture, possesses a large number of original plant varieties and strains with valuable genetic resources. But at present, biodiversity is at risk of serious degradation.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 08 May 2020 08:31:30 +0000
Buddha’s birthday celebrated in Hà Nội, HCM City https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/culture/378182-2020-05-10-07-44-36.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/culture/378182-2020-05-10-07-44-36.html

Buddha's Birthday celebrations this year were a little bit lower key, as the world battles the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 08 May 2020 08:28:00 +0000
Timely action keeps case count in prison in VN at zero, says prison chief https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/378173-timely-action-keeps-case-count-in-prison-in-vn-at-zero-says-prison-chief.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/378173-timely-action-keeps-case-count-in-prison-in-vn-at-zero-says-prison-chief.html

Lieutenant General Hồ Thanh Đình, Director of the Police Department of Management of Prison, Compulsory Re-education Centre and Reformatory (C10) under the Ministry of Public Security (MPS), writes about the measures the national prison system (including adult prisons and juvenile detention centres) has taken to protect inmates’ safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 07 May 2020 23:02:51 +0000
Hazardous UV levels to hit Vietnam’s major cities this weekend https://vietnambrief.com/society/weather/378167-hazardous-uv-levels-to-hit-vietnams-major-cities-this-weekend.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/weather/378167-hazardous-uv-levels-to-hit-vietnams-major-cities-this-weekend.html

Amid a severe heat wave, consistently high UV levels have been threatening major Vietnamese cities, with the index jumping to ‘dangerous level’ this weekend.

Hazardous UV levels to hit Vietnam’s major cities this weekend

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 07 May 2020 21:00:00 +0000
Vietnamese Covid-19 vaccine works well on mice https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378164-vietnamese-covid-19-vaccine-works-well-on-mice.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378164-vietnamese-covid-19-vaccine-works-well-on-mice.html

50 mice in the lab remain healthy 10 days after being administered a Covid-19 vaccine produced in Vietnam.

Vietnamese Covid-19 vaccine works well on mice

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 07 May 2020 20:00:00 +0000
Meet the national Phu Quoc Ridgeback champion barking up a storm https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/378160-meet-the-national-phu-quoc-ridgeback-champion-barking-up-a-storm.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/378160-meet-the-national-phu-quoc-ridgeback-champion-barking-up-a-storm.html

Rising star Loc, a Phu Quoc Ridgeback, is fast racking up the accolades at one dog show after another following two-months of training.

Loc is a four and a half years old Phu Quoc Ridgeback. Photo by VnExpress/Tuan Kiet.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 07 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000
Advantage Vietnam if World Cup qualifiers are delayed https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/378149-advantage-vietnam-if-world-cup-qualifiers-are-delayed.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/378149-advantage-vietnam-if-world-cup-qualifiers-are-delayed.html

Vietnam stands to gain more than lose if the World Cup 2022 qualifier matches are postponed to 2021.

Advantage Vietnam if World Cup qualifiers are delayed

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 07 May 2020 18:00:00 +0000
VUS organises programme to prepare students, parents for return to school https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/more-education/378147-vus-organises-programme-to-prepare-students-parents-for-return-to-school.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/more-education/378147-vus-organises-programme-to-prepare-students-parents-for-return-to-school.html

The Vietnam USA Society English Centers is organising a programme called “Đồng hành toàn diện, vững bước cùng con” (A Companion For Your Child’s Future) to prepare students for returning to school after more than three months.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 07 May 2020 17:49:31 +0000
Online shopping traffic drops in first quarter https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/378134-online-shopping-traffic-drops-in-first-quarter.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/378134-online-shopping-traffic-drops-in-first-quarter.html

 Online shopping in the first quarter of this year has dropped compared to the same period last year, according to research by iPrice Group.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 07 May 2020 16:07:51 +0000
Year-end is new completion date for Hanoi’s first underground metro station https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/378131-year-end-is-new-completion-date-for-hanois-first-underground-metro-station.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/378131-year-end-is-new-completion-date-for-hanois-first-underground-metro-station.html

Hanoi’s first subway station is set to be completed by the end of the year with construction going on the first of two floors.

An artists impression of a subway station as part of the Nhon - Hanoi Railway Station Metro Line in Hanoi. Photo courtesy of the Hanoi Metropolitan Railway Management Board.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 07 May 2020 15:35:00 +0000
No karaoke, disco as Vietnam resumes most non-essential services https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/378130-no-karaoke-disco-as-vietnam-resumes-most-non-essential-services.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/378130-no-karaoke-disco-as-vietnam-resumes-most-non-essential-services.html

Vietnam can organize sports events and festivals and resume most non-essential services except karaoke parlors and discos.

No karaoke, disco as Vietnam resumes most non-essential services

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 07 May 2020 15:05:06 +0000
The pandemic effect on undocumented migration https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/378123-the-pandemic-effect-on-undocumented-migration.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/378123-the-pandemic-effect-on-undocumented-migration.html

Covid-19 has exposed the vulnerability of irregular Vietnamese migrants, driven by survival to risk life and limb.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 07 May 2020 13:00:00 +0000
Vietnamese in Moscow hit hard by Covid-19 outbreak https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/378120-vietnamese-in-moscow-hit-hard-by-covid-19-outbreak.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/378120-vietnamese-in-moscow-hit-hard-by-covid-19-outbreak.html

Many Vietnamese living in Moscow have a difficult life made worse by pandemic lockdown, and many have contracted Covid-19 due to crowded conditions.

Doctors treat a Covid-19 patient in an intensive care unit in Hospital 52 in Moscow, Russia, April 28, 2020. Photo by Reuters

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 07 May 2020 12:15:00 +0000
Coronavirus worse for US than Pearl Harbor, 9/11: Trump https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/378116-coronavirus-worse-for-us-than-pearl-harbor-9-11-trump.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/378116-coronavirus-worse-for-us-than-pearl-harbor-9-11-trump.html

President Donald Trump renewed his criticism of China on Wednesday over the global coronavirus pandemic and said it has been worse for the United States than Pearl Harbor and 9/11.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 07 May 2020 11:01:05 +0000
Việt Nam has no coronavirus curve to flatten, say doctors https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378102-2020-05-07-03-30-55.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378102-2020-05-07-03-30-55.html

Infectious disease doctors discuss the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Việt Nam and how it differs from other parts of the world with Sức khoẻ & Đời sống (Health & Life) newspaper under the Ministry of Health

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 07 May 2020 09:06:00 +0000
Battle of Điện Biên Phủ flashback https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/378097-2020-05-07-03-29-12.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/378097-2020-05-07-03-29-12.html

In 1953, eight years after reinvading Indochina, despite having mobilised huge economic and military resources, the French colonialists failed to achieve their purpose of destroying the revolutionary government and resistance forces

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 07 May 2020 08:42:00 +0000
Many fees slashed to support businesses post-pandemic https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/378091-many-fees-slashed-to-support-businesses-post-pandemic.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/378091-many-fees-slashed-to-support-businesses-post-pandemic.html

The Ministry of Finance has slashed administration fees in numerous sectors to help the economy get back on its feet after the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 07 May 2020 08:12:45 +0000
Banh mi, pho add flavor to Australian art project https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/378073-banh-mi-pho-add-flavor-to-australian-art-project.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/378073-banh-mi-pho-add-flavor-to-australian-art-project.html

Two popular Vietnamese staples feature prominently in an online project on artists' favorite Asian food memories during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Banh mi xiu mai by Kim Lan. Photo by MSG/Kim Lan.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 06 May 2020 21:17:06 +0000
Exhibition sheds light on President Hồ Chí Minh’s fight for peace https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/378066-2020-05-06-21-23-07.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/378066-2020-05-06-21-23-07.html

President Hồ Chí Minh’s quest to seek ways to save the nation is portrayed through an exhibition that is being held in Presidential Palace Historical Site in Hà Nội.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 06 May 2020 18:37:16 +0000
Five banks among Vietnam’s top 10 profit makers https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/378042-five-banks-among-vietnams-top-10-profit-makers.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/378042-five-banks-among-vietnams-top-10-profit-makers.html

Vietnam’s top 10 most profitable listed companies, half of them banks, posted VND37 trillion ($1.6 billion) in pretax profits in the first quarter.

Five banks among Vietnam’s top 10 profit makers

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 06 May 2020 12:30:00 +0000
Trump urges US to reopen, British death toll hits 32,000 https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/hotspots/378021-trump-urges-us-to-reopen-british-death-toll-hits-32000.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/hotspots/378021-trump-urges-us-to-reopen-british-death-toll-hits-32000.html

President Donald Trump on Tuesday made his first major foray out of the White House since the coronavirus lockdown began, pushing for the US economy to reopen as Britain became the country with the second most deaths.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 06 May 2020 10:30:30 +0000
Coronavirus forces consumers to tighten their belts https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/378013-coronavirus-forces-consumers-to-tighten-their-belts.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/378013-coronavirus-forces-consumers-to-tighten-their-belts.html

Job losses, lower incomes and fear of an uncertain future mean Vietnamese are tightening their purse strings.

A man walked by Hanois Vinconn shopping mall on April 13, 2020. Photo by VnExpess/Ngoc Thanh.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 06 May 2020 09:35:03 +0000
Việt Nam’s tourism recovers after being severely affected by COVID-19 https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/378005-vit-nams-tourism-recovers-after-being-severely-affected-by-covid-19.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/378005-vit-nams-tourism-recovers-after-being-severely-affected-by-covid-19.html

Many popular tourist attractions across Việt Nam have seen a gradual increase in domestic tourists on being re-opened after nearly two months hibernating due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 06 May 2020 08:27:45 +0000
Overseas Vietnamese musician wins at IMA https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/377999-overseas-vietnamese-musician-wins-at-ima.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/377999-overseas-vietnamese-musician-wins-at-ima.html

Walking by overseas Vietnamese musician Trí Nguyễn has won in the World Beat category at the 18th Independent Music Awards (IMA).

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 06 May 2020 07:23:00 +0000
Vietnamese expats eligible for Japan’s coronavirus subsidies https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/377987-vietnamese-expats-eligible-for-japans-coronavirus-subsidies.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/377987-vietnamese-expats-eligible-for-japans-coronavirus-subsidies.html

The Japanese government has decided on a coronavirus stimulus handout of 100,000 yen ($937) for all residents, including Vietnamese expats.

Vietnamese expats eligible for Japan’s coronavirus subsidies

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 20:00:00 +0000
Việt Nam must reach GDP growth of 5 per cent this year: PM https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/377986-2020-05-06-19-34-13.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/377986-2020-05-06-19-34-13.html

PM Phúc said the country had the dual goal of effectively combating the COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining socio-economic development.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 19:47:00 +0000
Covid-19 hibernation hurts Vietnamese businesses https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/377979-covid-19-hibernation-hurts-vietnamese-businesses.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/377979-covid-19-hibernation-hurts-vietnamese-businesses.html

Hue, the director of a media company, has put most of her employees on unpaid leave, with most customers cutting advertising contracts.

A bus station in Ho Chi Minh City before the social distancing campaign.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 18:12:11 +0000
Quang Ninh achieves a hat-trick in most competitive ranking https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/377973-quang-ninh-achieves-a-hat-trick-in-most-competitive-ranking.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/377973-quang-ninh-achieves-a-hat-trick-in-most-competitive-ranking.html

Quang Ninh has topped the Provincial Competitiveness Index (PCI) ranking for the third time in a row, a new VCCI report says.

Quang Ninh achieves a hat-trick in most competitive ranking

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 17:29:16 +0000
Vietnamese currency forecast to continue weakening in 2020 https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/377967-vietnamese-currency-forecast-to-continue-weakening-in-2020.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/377967-vietnamese-currency-forecast-to-continue-weakening-in-2020.html

Weaker foreign direct investment inflow on the back of the Covid-19 pandemic and a likely preference by the central bank for a weaker Vietnamese đồng to support export competitiveness would be key drivers of đồng weakness over the near term, although any currency weakening will be measured to avoid potential punitive measures from the US, experts forecast.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 16:09:41 +0000
Star defender boasts six Vietnamese football records https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/377966-star-defender-boasts-six-vietnamese-football-records.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/377966-star-defender-boasts-six-vietnamese-football-records.html

Left-back Doan Van Hau is currently the holder of six records that will prove a challenge to beat.

Doan Van Hau celebrates after scoring for Vietnam against Indonesia in the SEA Games mens football final in Thailand, December 10, 2019. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 16:00:24 +0000
Most hotels and resorts to reopen this month with attractive promotions https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/377965-most-hotels-and-resorts-to-reopen-this-month-with-attractive-promotions.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/377965-most-hotels-and-resorts-to-reopen-this-month-with-attractive-promotions.html

Most hotels and resorts in Việt Nam would resume operations in May with attractive promotions as the country was entering its post-pandemic recovery, Mauro Gasparotti, director of Savills Hotels Asia Pacific said.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 15:53:15 +0000
Marry early, have kids soon, Vietnam urges citizens https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/377958-marry-early-have-kids-soon-vietnam-urges-citizens.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/377958-marry-early-have-kids-soon-vietnam-urges-citizens.html

Vietnam is urging citizens to marry before 30 and bear children early to maintain an ideal replacement fertility rate.

Marry early, have kids soon, Vietnam urges citizens

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 13:59:24 +0000
The Titan stumbles, the Dwarf thrives https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/377957-the-titan-stumbles-the-dwarf-thrives.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/377957-the-titan-stumbles-the-dwarf-thrives.html

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the media is full of pictures depicting block-long queues for groceries and food aid across the U.S., whereas newspapers in Vietnam show well-stocked supermarkets with stable prices.

People wait to pay by carts full of eggs, instant noodles and other packed foods at a supermarket in Ho Chi Minh Citys District 1, March 31, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 13:00:00 +0000
Eleven COVID-19 patients recover at the National Tropical Diseases Hospital, total at 232 https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/377956-eleven-covid-19-patients-recover-at-the-national-tropical-diseases-hospital-total-at-232.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/377956-eleven-covid-19-patients-recover-at-the-national-tropical-diseases-hospital-total-at-232.html

Eleven COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged from the National Tropical Diseases Hospital on Tuesday morning, bringing the country’s total recovered cases to 232.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 12:17:02 +0000
Vietnam service providers jump high in global telecom brand rankings https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/telecommunication/377954-vietnam-service-providers-jump-high-in-global-telecom-brand-rankings.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/telecommunication/377954-vietnam-service-providers-jump-high-in-global-telecom-brand-rankings.html

Vietnam’s top four network providers - VNPT, Vinaphone, Viettel and MobiFone – have significantly improved their global brand rankings.

Vietnam service providers jump high in global telecom brand rankings

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 11:58:13 +0000
Virus deaths top 250,000 as billions raised for vaccine push https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/hotspots/377937-virus-deaths-top-250000-as-billions-raised-for-vaccine-push.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/hotspots/377937-virus-deaths-top-250000-as-billions-raised-for-vaccine-push.html

Global deaths from the coronavirus pandemic topped a quarter-million on Monday, mostly in the US and Europe even as both regions slowly moved away from lockdown and world leaders raised billions towards a vaccine.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 10:24:12 +0000
Labour demand rises in some industries, drops in others in first quarter https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/377931-labour-demand-rises-in-some-industries-drops-in-others-in-first-quarter.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/377931-labour-demand-rises-in-some-industries-drops-in-others-in-first-quarter.html

While many workers in several industries in HCM City lost jobs in the first quarter amid the COVID-19 pandemic, recruitment demand in other fields rose.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 09:49:00 +0000
Relapses carry low infection risk: Vietnamese doctors https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/377930-relapses-carry-low-infection-risk-vietnamese-doctors.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/377930-relapses-carry-low-infection-risk-vietnamese-doctors.html

Vietnamese doctors said Monday that the novel coronavirus in two of Vietnam’s relapse cases were inactive and unlikely to infect others.

Relapses carry low infection risk: Vietnamese doctors

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 09:35:22 +0000
Story of cáy cake in Thái Bình https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/377926-2020-05-06-15-24-43.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/377926-2020-05-06-15-24-43.html

Thái Bình is commonly known for its immense rolling fields, but a tastier treat it is home to is the bánh cáy, or cáy cakes, made of sticky rice, sugar, gấc (gardenia fruit), sesame seeds, carrots, mandarin peel and lard.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 08:46:00 +0000
How will global economy and Việt Nam move ahead amid COVID-19 challenges? https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/377927-how-will-global-economy-and-vit-nam-move-ahead-amid-covid-19-challenges.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/377927-how-will-global-economy-and-vit-nam-move-ahead-amid-covid-19-challenges.html

The world is changing as the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to present unprecedented challenges to all economies, industries and living conditions.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 08:42:00 +0000
Theatres suffer drop in revenue due to pandemic https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/377919-theatres-suffer-drop-in-revenue-due-to-pandemic.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/377919-theatres-suffer-drop-in-revenue-due-to-pandemic.html

The suspension of all art performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused vast losses to theatres across the country and has forced cultural authorities to set up measures to help them get out of the situation.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 05 May 2020 07:57:00 +0000
Masks a must, crowds a no no as Vietnam’s famous beaches reopen https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/377905-masks-a-must-crowds-a-no-no-as-vietnams-famous-beaches-reopen.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/377905-masks-a-must-crowds-a-no-no-as-vietnams-famous-beaches-reopen.html

Vietnam’s famous beaches are welcoming visitors again, but they have to wear masks and avoid gatherings of more than 30 people.

Tourists flock to Cua Lo Beach in Nghe An on April 30, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Hai.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 04 May 2020 21:02:30 +0000
Viet Nam’s COVID-19 response by the numbers https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/377902-viet-nams-covid-19-response-by-the-numbers.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/377902-viet-nams-covid-19-response-by-the-numbers.html

Let’s take a look at some of the key statistics behind Viet Nam's success so far.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 04 May 2020 19:30:45 +0000
Vietnam's active coronavirus infections remain at 54 https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/377899-vietnams-active-coronavirus-infections-remain-at-54.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/377899-vietnams-active-coronavirus-infections-remain-at-54.html

Vietnam records no new Covid-19 cases Monday evening, keeping its count of active patients at 54 and ending the 18th day without community transmission.

Vietnam's active coronavirus infections remain at 54

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 04 May 2020 18:47:43 +0000
VN-Index begins new week in the red https://vietnambrief.com/economy/stocks/377884-vn-index-begins-new-week-in-the-red.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/stocks/377884-vn-index-begins-new-week-in-the-red.html

The VN-Index closed Monday down 0.86 percent at 762.47 points, with foreign investors remaining net sellers for the 23rd consecutive session.

VN-Index begins new week in the red

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 04 May 2020 16:53:55 +0000
Tens of millions of students back to school after long COVID-19 break https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/377890-tens-of-millions-of-students-back-to-school-after-long-covid-19-break.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/377890-tens-of-millions-of-students-back-to-school-after-long-covid-19-break.html

Tens of millions of students from kindergartens to high schools nationwide returned to school on Monday morning after a three-month closure to prevent COVID-19 transmission.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 04 May 2020 15:22:00 +0000
Hanoi, Saigon schools deploy strict Covid-19 measures as classes recommence https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/377877-hanoi-saigon-schools-deploy-strict-covid-19-measures-as-classes-recommence.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/377877-hanoi-saigon-schools-deploy-strict-covid-19-measures-as-classes-recommence.html

Students returning to school in Vietnam’s two largest metropolises have to undergo body temperature checks and sanitize their hands to keep coronavirus at bay.

A teacher is present in front of the Nguyen Du Middle School in Hanois Nam Tu Liem District to greet students and have their hands sanitized on Monday morning. Students and teachers all wear masks and distance from each other for at least a meter to prevent infection.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 04 May 2020 14:48:20 +0000
Việt Nam among safe economies after COVID-19: Economist https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/377895-vit-nam-among-safe-economies-after-covid-19-economist.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/377895-vit-nam-among-safe-economies-after-covid-19-economist.html

The Economist listed Việt Nam as the 12th strongest economy among 66 economies in its report on the financial strength in the wake of the COVID-19 fallout.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 04 May 2020 14:25:15 +0000
Trump relaunches campaign with vaccine promise, vision of 'incredible' future https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/377871-trump-relaunches-campaign-with-vaccine-promise-vision-of-incredible-future.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/377871-trump-relaunches-campaign-with-vaccine-promise-vision-of-incredible-future.html

President Donald Trump relaunched his election campaign on Sunday with a live television event inside the iconic Lincoln Memorial, promising an early coronavirus vaccine and urging Americans to put the pandemic behind them to embrace an "incredible" future.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 04 May 2020 11:28:36 +0000
Italy begins to emerge from world's longest nationwide lockdown https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/eu-and-russia/377864-italy-begins-to-emerge-from-worlds-longest-nationwide-lockdown.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/eu-and-russia/377864-italy-begins-to-emerge-from-worlds-longest-nationwide-lockdown.html

Stir-crazy Italians will be free to stroll and visit relatives for the first time in nine weeks on Monday as Europe's hardest-hit country eases back the world's longest nationwide coronavirus lockdown.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 04 May 2020 10:53:22 +0000
A Saigon house that loves louvers https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/amazing/377858-a-saigon-house-that-loves-louvers.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/amazing/377858-a-saigon-house-that-loves-louvers.html

A Saigon house stands out from the crowd with a system of louvers that lends its façade unusual utility and beauty.

Located on a 59-meter-square plot in Ho Chi Minh City, Vy Anh house is home of an urbanite who wants to create a unique living space with trees and security.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 04 May 2020 10:06:05 +0000
Increased internet use by children concerns parents https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/issues-and-though/377856-increased-internet-use-by-children-concerns-parents.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/issues-and-though/377856-increased-internet-use-by-children-concerns-parents.html

E-learning has become a popular model of education amid the COVID-19 pandemic and is expected to become a new trend in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 04 May 2020 10:00:00 +0000
Road angels want to spread their wings https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/377853-road-angels-want-to-spread-their-wings.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/377853-road-angels-want-to-spread-their-wings.html

A Grab driver is hoping to create a huge network of first responders to help injured road crash victims.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 04 May 2020 09:39:00 +0000
Stricter penalties to be imposed on e-commerce violations https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/377847-stricter-penalties-to-be-imposed-on-e-commerce-violations.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/377847-stricter-penalties-to-be-imposed-on-e-commerce-violations.html

Đặng Hoàng Hải, head of Việt Nam’s e-Commerce and Digital Economy Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade, talks to Vietnam News Agency about IT application in trade activities to link e-commerce with traditional commerce.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 04 May 2020 08:18:00 +0000
Schools prepare to welcome back students after long COVID-19 break https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/377839-schools-prepare-to-welcome-back-students-after-long-covid-19-break.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/377839-schools-prepare-to-welcome-back-students-after-long-covid-19-break.html

At Yên Hoà High School in Hà Nội, parents brought buckets, pots, rags, disinfectant and gloves to school to help teachers clean the classrooms on Saturday.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Mon, 04 May 2020 07:21:45 +0000
HCMC’s 'city within city' lacks precedent, legal framework https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/377827-hcmcs-city-within-city-lacks-precedent-legal-framework.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/377827-hcmcs-city-within-city-lacks-precedent-legal-framework.html

A HCMC master plan to build an “innovative urban area” en route to becoming a smart city looks likely to remain on paper.

HCMC’s 'city within city' lacks precedent, legal framework

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sun, 03 May 2020 20:33:00 +0000
An interpreter puts his best foot forward for Vietnamese football https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/377766-an-interpreter-puts-his-best-foot-forward-for-vietnamese-football.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/377766-an-interpreter-puts-his-best-foot-forward-for-vietnamese-football.html

"Lower your butt," Le Huy Khoa calls out aloud.

Photo by VnExpress/Duc Dong

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 03 May 2020 13:00:00 +0000
Expressway through Vietnam national park poised to open (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/377749-expressway-through-vietnam-national-park-poised-to-open.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/377749-expressway-through-vietnam-national-park-poised-to-open.html

The La Son - Tuy Loan Expressway through the Bach Ma National Park in central Vietnam will be completed by June.

The expressway, which began construction in 2015, is finishing its final touches for its trial open in June.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 03 May 2020 13:00:00 +0000
Saigon Special Force tour uncovers heart of heroic past https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/377742-saigon-special-force-tour-uncovers-heart-of-heroic-past.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/377742-saigon-special-force-tour-uncovers-heart-of-heroic-past.html

Secret bases formerly utilized to hide weapons and classified correspondence during the Vietnam War afford a glimpse of city’s resistance efforts.

The house on 113A Dang Dung Street, District 1, which used to be a secret base during the American War. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Nam.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 02 May 2020 22:13:29 +0000
​‘Golden Bridge’ shot wins top architecture photo prize for Vietnam (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/377743-golden-bridge-shot-wins-top-architecture-photo-prize-for-vietnam.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/377743-golden-bridge-shot-wins-top-architecture-photo-prize-for-vietnam.html

A shot of Vietnam’s famous Golden Bridge held up by two giant hands in Da Nang is Agora’s world’s best architecture photo of 2020.

The shot of Golden Bridge on Ba Na Hills in Da Nang wins most votes from users of the world’s biggest free-to use photo app Agora. Photo taken by Tran Tuan Viet. 

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 02 May 2020 18:35:30 +0000
Football nostalgia: A look back at 7 Nguyen Quang Hai stunners (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/377768-football-nostalgia-a-look-back-at-7-nguyen-quang-hai-stunners.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/377768-football-nostalgia-a-look-back-at-7-nguyen-quang-hai-stunners.html

When fans rave about the prodigious talent and exploits of Vietnam’s midfield maestro Nguyen Quang Hai – seven specific instances they will revisit are:

Football nostalgia: A look back at 7 Nguyen Quang Hai stunners

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 02 May 2020 15:00:00 +0000
Overdue debt surges at Vietnam banks https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/377744-overdue-debt-surges-at-vietnam-banks.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/377744-overdue-debt-surges-at-vietnam-banks.html

Commercial banks’ Q1 statements show a spike in debts overdue by 10-90 days as coronavirus impacts squeeze businesses’ cash flow.

Overdue debt surges at Vietnam banks

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 02 May 2020 12:00:49 +0000
Vietnamese celebrities go 80s retro (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-entertainment/377765-vietnamese-celebrities-go-80s-retro.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-entertainment/377765-vietnamese-celebrities-go-80s-retro.html

Moderate colored outfits and plastic accessories are gaining popularity among Vietnamese celebrities.

Vietnamese celebrities go retro with 80s style

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 02 May 2020 10:49:31 +0000
Vietnamese see progress in fight against corruption, grand and petty https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/377758-vietnamese-see-progress-in-fight-against-corruption-grand-and-petty.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/377758-vietnamese-see-progress-in-fight-against-corruption-grand-and-petty.html

Vietnamese agree with an annual survey that said corruption in public administration had decreased the most in nine years in 2019.

Vietnamese see progress in fight against corruption, grand and petty

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 02 May 2020 08:59:35 +0000
100 days of COVID-19 in Việt Nam https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/377802-100-days-of-covid-19-in-vit-nam.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/377802-100-days-of-covid-19-in-vit-nam.html

May 2 marks the 100th day since COVID-19 appeared in Việt Nam. Việt Nam News presents a timeline of the pandemic.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 02 May 2020 08:36:41 +0000
Traumatized American war veteran finds a healing touch in Vietnam https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/377760-traumatized-american-war-veteran-finds-a-healing-touch-in-vietnam.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/377760-traumatized-american-war-veteran-finds-a-healing-touch-in-vietnam.html

An American veteran turned cop traumatized by the horrors of war embarked on a healing journey when he returned to Vietnam in 2005.

Grant Coates when stationing at in Long Khanh Town, Dong Nai Province, in 1969. Photo courtesy of Coates.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 01 May 2020 20:14:07 +0000
Tourism sites busy on holidays after social distancing eased https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/377729-tourism-sites-busy-on-holidays-after-social-distancing-eased.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/377729-tourism-sites-busy-on-holidays-after-social-distancing-eased.html

Tourist attractions around Việt Nam have begun re-opening their doors after “hibernating” during the COVID-19 outbreak and hope to fully tap into the opportunities brought by the four-day National Reunification Day and International Labour Day holiday from April 30 to May 3.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 01 May 2020 18:03:49 +0000
Easy-to-make egg masks for brighter skin (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/377700-easy-to-make-egg-masks-for-brighter-skin.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/377700-easy-to-make-egg-masks-for-brighter-skin.html

Egg is a nutritious kind of food that is popular in daily diets. Yet, not many people know that egg is also a useful material for nurturing skin, which helps bring along bright, smooth and shiny skin.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 01 May 2020 13:33:15 +0000
Trump says evidence ties China lab to virus, threatens tariffs https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/377694-trump-says-evidence-ties-china-lab-to-virus-threatens-tariffs.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/377694-trump-says-evidence-ties-china-lab-to-virus-threatens-tariffs.html

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened China with fresh tariffs as he stepped up his attacks on Beijing over the coronavirus crisis, saying he had seen evidence linking a Wuhan lab to the contagion.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 01 May 2020 09:27:54 +0000
Russian PM has coronavirus as cases surge past 100,000 https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/eu-and-russia/377692-russian-pm-has-coronavirus-as-cases-surge-past-100000.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/eu-and-russia/377692-russian-pm-has-coronavirus-as-cases-surge-past-100000.html

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin on Thursday announced he has tested positive for the coronavirus, as the country's number of confirmed cases surged past 100,000 after its largest daily increase.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 01 May 2020 09:15:40 +0000
Mekong Delta's reservoir of abundance runs dry https://vietnambrief.com/society/weather/377677-mekong-deltas-reservoir-of-abundance-runs-dry.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/weather/377677-mekong-deltas-reservoir-of-abundance-runs-dry.html

Arguably Vietnam's most fertile region, feted for long as the nation’s granary, the Mekong Delta is now a ghost of its former self.

Hồ trữ nước ngọt lớn nhất miền Tây cạn khô

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 30 Apr 2020 15:30:00 +0000
Trip down memory lane: a secret army base inside Saigon Zoo https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/377674-trip-down-memory-lane-a-secret-army-base-inside-saigon-zoo.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/377674-trip-down-memory-lane-a-secret-army-base-inside-saigon-zoo.html

Authorities set up a replica of a restaurant that was inside Saigon Zoo during wartime and was a secret base of the People's Army.

Quan Nhan Huong relic inside the Saigon Zoo in District 1 was one of the secret bases of the Saigon Special Forces, founded in 1963. The restaurant hid military cadres, special forces and was also the place where the leaders met soldiers to give direction and motivate them before the battles.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 30 Apr 2020 13:06:45 +0000
Party’s clear-sighted leadership the decisive factor in Great 1975 Spring Victory: General https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/377664-partys-clear-sighted-leadership-the-decisive-factor-in-great-1975-spring-victory-general.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/377664-partys-clear-sighted-leadership-the-decisive-factor-in-great-1975-spring-victory-general.html

The Party’s clear-sighted leadership was the decisive factor in the Great 1975 Spring Victory that liberated Việt Nam’s south and reunified the country, according to General Lương Cường, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and head of the General Political Department of the Việt Nam People’s Army.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 30 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0000
Young volunteer who led the way for Vietnamese troops on road to liberation of Sài Gòn https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/377665-2020-05-01-21-35-01.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/377665-2020-05-01-21-35-01.html

Mỹ, who was in her 20s at the time, showed the Vietnamese troops the way to the enemy battalion, which was reinforced to fight the Vietnamese army in Lái Thiêu District.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 30 Apr 2020 09:00:00 +0000
Reunification Day: Viet Nam's strong aspiration for peace https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/377660-reunification-day-viet-nams-strong-aspiration-for-peace.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/377660-reunification-day-viet-nams-strong-aspiration-for-peace.html

To mark the 45th anniversary of Việt Nam’s 1975 Spring Victory, April 30, 1975 and the fall of Saigon government, ending the American War and leading to the liberation of southern Việt Nam, the Vietnam News Agency presents an article by Nguyễn Đinh Lê, PhD, a lecturer from the History Faculty of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hà Nội National University.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 30 Apr 2020 08:52:00 +0000
Luxurious car brands forecasted to increase market share https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/autos-and-market/377663-luxurious-car-brands-forecasted-to-increase-market-share.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/autos-and-market/377663-luxurious-car-brands-forecasted-to-increase-market-share.html

The luxurious car market is expected to develop strongly this year, despite the automobile industry facing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, causing automakers to suspend or reduce production.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 30 Apr 2020 08:40:30 +0000
Tourist destinations nationwide reopen their doors https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/377658-tourist-destinations-nationwide-reopen-their-doors.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/377658-tourist-destinations-nationwide-reopen-their-doors.html

Tourists can now visit many tourist destinations which have re-opened since last weekend after the social distancing regulations have been eased.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 30 Apr 2020 08:33:00 +0000
VNA engineer recalls news coverage in the war https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/377655-vna-engineer-recalls-news-coverage-in-the-war.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/377655-vna-engineer-recalls-news-coverage-in-the-war.html

During the liberation struggle in the south of Việt Nam, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reporters, photographers and technicians overcame difficulties to report on the war.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 30 Apr 2020 08:20:00 +0000
COVID-19 forces more children onto the streets https://vietnambrief.com/society/youth/377646-covid-19-forces-more-children-onto-the-streets.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/youth/377646-covid-19-forces-more-children-onto-the-streets.html

Although less than 5 per cent of COVID-19 patients in Việt Nam are under 18, the global pandemic has been impacting many children and adolescents in a far-reaching yet lesser-known way.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 30 Apr 2020 06:33:00 +0000
HCM City sets up steering committee for new “city within city” https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/377644-hcm-city-sets-up-steering-committee-for-new-city-within-city.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/377644-hcm-city-sets-up-steering-committee-for-new-city-within-city.html

HCM City authorities plan to establish a steering committee on the creation of a “city within a city” that will include districts 2, 9 and Thủ Đức, according to Nguyễn Thành Phong, chairman of the city People’s Committee. 

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 30 Apr 2020 06:11:45 +0000
Online payments for traffic violations https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/377643-online-payments-for-traffic-violations.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/377643-online-payments-for-traffic-violations.html

People who violate traffic laws will be able to pay their fines online starting from June 30.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 30 Apr 2020 06:00:00 +0000
Vendors on Saigon's backpacker street yearn to have crowds back (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/377640-vendors-on-saigons-backpacker-street-yearn-to-have-crowds-back.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/377640-vendors-on-saigons-backpacker-street-yearn-to-have-crowds-back.html

Vendors and bar owners on Saigon’s Bui Vien Street, who have completely lost their earnings due to the coronavirus pandemic, long to have it return to its extremely crowded state.

Vendors on Saigon's backpacker street yearn to have crowds back ... 

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 23:28:22 +0000
Hanoi to reopen schools and colleges next week https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/377638-hanoi-to-reopen-schools-and-colleges-next-week.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/377638-hanoi-to-reopen-schools-and-colleges-next-week.html

Secondary, high school and college students will return to school May 4, while kindergarteners and primary school students will do so May 11.

Hanoi to reopen schools and colleges next week

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 20:47:03 +0000
Saigon barbers abuzz following semi-lockdown ease https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/377636-saigon-barbers-abuzz-following-semi-lockdown-ease.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/377636-saigon-barbers-abuzz-following-semi-lockdown-ease.html

A host of urbanites are scrambling for a haircut after the social distancing ease took effect, giving pressured barbers a chance to earn.

A barber and his client don face masks at a shop in Districtt 1 on April 25, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Hoang Huy.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 20:04:50 +0000
E-commerce fails to tap pandemic rise in demand: report https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/377633-e-commerce-fails-to-tap-pandemic-rise-in-demand-report.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/377633-e-commerce-fails-to-tap-pandemic-rise-in-demand-report.html

Website traffic for three major e-commerce platforms fell on average 9 percent year-on-year in the first quarter due to slow order response.

E-commerce fails to tap pandemic rise in demand: report

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 19:02:56 +0000
HCM City students set to get back to school https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/377624-hcm-city-students-set-to-get-back-to-school.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/377624-hcm-city-students-set-to-get-back-to-school.html

Students in HCM City will return to school next Monday (May 4) after a three-and-a-half month break due to COVID-19.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 16:39:15 +0000
New decree to protect Vietnamese abroad from hazardous employ https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/377621-new-decree-to-protect-vietnamese-abroad-from-hazardous-employ.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/377621-new-decree-to-protect-vietnamese-abroad-from-hazardous-employ.html

Vietnamese will be banned from working seven types of dangerous jobs while overseas, including massage, under a government decree effective May 20.

New decree to protect Vietnamese abroad from hazardous employ

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 16:29:10 +0000
Vietnamese pop tarnished by plagiarism suspicions (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/377616-vietnamese-pop-tarnished-by-plagiarism-suspicions.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/377616-vietnamese-pop-tarnished-by-plagiarism-suspicions.html

As the Vietnamese pop music scene grows, there is a corresponding increase in charges of plagiarism.

Vietnamese pop tarnished by plagiarism suspicions

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 15:58:58 +0000
Trump ban gives Vietnamese immigration hopefuls the blues https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/377606-trump-ban-gives-vietnamese-immigration-hopefuls-the-blues.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/377606-trump-ban-gives-vietnamese-immigration-hopefuls-the-blues.html

After waiting for years to get their U.S. green card, many Vietnamese now face uncertainty after that country recently suspended immigration. 

For 60 days, Trumps order suspends access to green cards for family members of permanent residents who are outside of the U.S.,, parents and siblings of US citizens abroad. Photo by Shutterstock/Evgenia Parajanian

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 12:29:44 +0000
Vietnam asks recovered Covid-19 patients to stay on at hospitals https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/377600-vietnam-asks-recovered-covid-19-patients-to-stay-on-at-hospitals.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/377600-vietnam-asks-recovered-covid-19-patients-to-stay-on-at-hospitals.html

Covid-19 patients eligible for discharge from hospitals should stay on for another 14 days, the Health Ministry suggests, fearing relapses.

Vietnam asks recovered Covid-19 patients to stay on at hospitals

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 11:34:09 +0000
Security Council looks to 3-month 'humanitarian pause' in global conflicts https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/more-world/377594-security-council-looks-to-3-month-humanitarian-pause-in-global-conflicts.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/more-world/377594-security-council-looks-to-3-month-humanitarian-pause-in-global-conflicts.html

The UN Security Council plans to call for a 90-day "humanitarian pause" in conflicts worldwide as part of the ongoing struggle against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a draft resolution on Tuesday.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 10:59:49 +0000
Thừa Thiên-Huế prepares for tourism recovery https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/377591-2020-05-01-16-57-31.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/377591-2020-05-01-16-57-31.html

The central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế’s Department of Tourism is implementing a variety of measures to overcome the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for the recovery of tourism in the province.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 10:31:00 +0000
Relax foreign ownership restrictions, real estate developers propose https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/377582-relax-foreign-ownership-restrictions-real-estate-developers-propose.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/377582-relax-foreign-ownership-restrictions-real-estate-developers-propose.html

Real estate developers are proposing that Vietnam eases existing limits on foreign ownership to facilitate investment and reduce inventory of premium apartments.

Relax foreign ownership restrictions, real estate developers propose

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 08:45:57 +0000
Social housing development important to driving market out of difficulties https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/377581-2020-05-01-16-10-54.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/realestate/377581-2020-05-01-16-10-54.html

Social housing could be the solution to driving the real estate market out of this difficult time caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Ministry of Construction.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 08:40:00 +0000
Social distancing turns Hanoians into top chefs https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/377579-social-distancing-turns-hanoians-into-top-chefs.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/377579-social-distancing-turns-hanoians-into-top-chefs.html

As social distancing has kept people at home, many have discovered long-forgotten cooking skills.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 08:28:00 +0000
Virtual tour, exhibition, bilingual book launched to mark Reunification Day https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/377580-virtual-tour-exhibition-bilingual-book-launched-to-mark-reunification-day.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/377580-virtual-tour-exhibition-bilingual-book-launched-to-mark-reunification-day.html

No matter where you are, now you can understand clearly about the national resistance against the US in 1975, the liberation of the South and the national unification thanks to a virtual exhibition provided by the Thăng Long – Hà Nội Heritage Conservation Centre.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 08:22:00 +0000
Vietnamese OST hits Billboard chart https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/377577-vietnamese-ost-hits-billboard-chart.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/377577-vietnamese-ost-hits-billboard-chart.html

'I'll Give My Soul', performed by Vietnamese singer Dang Mai Phuong, has entered the weekly Billboard Adult Contemporary Indicator Chart.

Cover of Ill give my soul single. Photo courtesy of She - Kings.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 08:15:00 +0000
Việt Nam to adopt anti-forced labour convention, extend agricultural land use tax incentive: NA https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/377572-vit-nam-to-adopt-anti-forced-labour-convention-extend-agricultural-land-use-tax-incentive-na.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/377572-vit-nam-to-adopt-anti-forced-labour-convention-extend-agricultural-land-use-tax-incentive-na.html

Việt Nam plans to join the Convention 105 (C105) on the abolition of forced labour developed by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee concluded at its 44th session on Tuesday. 

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 08:04:30 +0000
Poverty still a major concern for Vietnamese people: PAPI report https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/377570-2020-05-01-10-11-27.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/377570-2020-05-01-10-11-27.html

The citizens were interviewed for the 2019 Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index (PAPI), the results of which were released on Tuesday.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 08:00:00 +0000
MoIT proposes removing rice export quota https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/377571-2020-05-01-10-09-17.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/377571-2020-05-01-10-09-17.html

The current quota means firms were allowed to export 400,000 tonnes of rice in April to ensure food security amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 07:57:15 +0000
Coach Park ranked among 40 most powerful people in South Korea https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/377569-coach-park-ranked-among-40-most-powerful-people-in-south-korea.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/377569-coach-park-ranked-among-40-most-powerful-people-in-south-korea.html

The top of the list is mostly made up of those in the entertainment industry, with K-pop group BTS number one.

 

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 07:52:00 +0000
VN developing guidelines on plasma therapy to treat COVID-19 https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/377568-vn-developing-guidelines-on-plasma-therapy-to-treat-covid-19.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/377568-vn-developing-guidelines-on-plasma-therapy-to-treat-covid-19.html

The Vietnamese health ministry confirmed that they would soon issue temporary guidelines on the use of plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients as a possible treatment for the disease.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 07:30:30 +0000
Vietnam starts fifth day clear of new Covid-19 infection but adds one relapse case https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/377563-vietnam-starts-fifth-day-clear-of-new-covid-19-infection-but-adds-one-relapse-case.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/377563-vietnam-starts-fifth-day-clear-of-new-covid-19-infection-but-adds-one-relapse-case.html

Vietnam has gone five days in a row without having new Covid-19 patients and 13 days straight without reporting any community transmission.

Vietnam starts fifth day clear of new Covid-19 infection but adds one relapse case

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 06:41:37 +0000
Unsung heroes in the fight against COVID-19 (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/377562-unsung-heroes-in-the-fight-against-covid-19.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/377562-unsung-heroes-in-the-fight-against-covid-19.html

Việt Nam is full of unsung heroes who are stepping up to help in times of crisis. They may not be on the front line, but they are playing a vital role helping those in need.

WHO Vietnam delivers thank-you video to unsung heroes in Covid-19 ...

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 29 Apr 2020 06:22:49 +0000
PM calls for continued vigilance against COVID-19 pandemic https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/377558-2020-05-01-07-01-06.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/377558-2020-05-01-07-01-06.html

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc said Việt Nam has basically pushed back the COVID-19 pandemic as no new cases of community infection have been reported in the past 12 days, but people should still stay vigilant.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 28 Apr 2020 20:20:15 +0000
Cheap, unlimited Google Drive accounts too good for truth https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/377548-cheap-unlimited-google-drive-accounts-too-good-for-truth.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/377548-cheap-unlimited-google-drive-accounts-too-good-for-truth.html

Tricksters are scamming netizens by selling fake unlimited Google Drive accounts for VND300,000 ($13) via shady online marketplaces.

Cheap, unlimited Google Drive accounts too good for truth

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Tue, 28 Apr 2020 19:30:00 +0000
Vietnamese community abroad support fight against COVID-19 https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/377547-vietnamese-community-abroad-support-fight-against-covid-19.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/foreigners/377547-vietnamese-community-abroad-support-fight-against-covid-19.html

The Vietnamese community abroad has actively collaborated with local authorities and people in both Việt Nam and their host countries to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 28 Apr 2020 18:55:00 +0000
HCM City prepares for disaster response ahead of rainy season https://vietnambrief.com/society/weather/377546-2020-05-01-06-35-41.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/weather/377546-2020-05-01-06-35-41.html

The HCM City administration has ordered the city Steering Committee for Disaster Prevention and Rescue and local authorities to assess 300 sites that face a high risk of landslides and floods in case of heavy rains and storms.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 28 Apr 2020 18:00:00 +0000
7 must-see places in Vietnam northern province along China border (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/372488-7-must-see-places-in-vietnam-northern-province-along-china-border.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/372488-7-must-see-places-in-vietnam-northern-province-along-china-border.html

Though not as famous as Sa Pa or Ha Giang, the northeastern province Cao Bang on the border with China offers an escape from vacationing mobs.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 30 Sep 2019 18:30:00 +0000
Cambodian stall sweet on Saigon for 40 plus years (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/372418-cambodian-stall-sweet-on-saigon-for-40-plus-years.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/372418-cambodian-stall-sweet-on-saigon-for-40-plus-years.html

A stall in HCMC's District 10 has been serving Cambodian sweet soups with 20 plus flavors for over four decades.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Cambodian stall sweet on Saigon for 40 plus years

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sun, 29 Sep 2019 18:40:00 +0000
13 must-try experiences in Vietnam (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/372405-13-must-try-experiences-in-vietnam.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/372405-13-must-try-experiences-in-vietnam.html

Exploring the world’s largest cave, eating pho noodle soup in Hanoi and cruising down the Mekong Delta are among the memorable experiences in Vietnam, CNN says.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho 13 must-try experiences in Vietnam

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 28 Sep 2019 20:00:00 +0000
Australian cycling legend wants more riding 'above the clouds' after Vietnam race https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/372092-australian-cycling-legend-wants-more-riding-above-the-clouds-after-vietnam-race.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/372092-australian-cycling-legend-wants-more-riding-above-the-clouds-after-vietnam-race.html

Cadel Evans, the 2009 Road World Championship and 2011 Tour de France winner, competed in this year’s Coupe de Hue cycling race.

Cadel Evans (L, 2nd( with fellow riders at the 2019 Coupe de Hue, September 21, 2019. Photo by Vu Ha Kim Vy.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 24 Sep 2019 13:48:06 +0000
DJ to sticky rice seller: young man’s unique career move (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/372017-dj-to-sticky-rice-seller-young-mans-unique-career-move.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/372017-dj-to-sticky-rice-seller-young-mans-unique-career-move.html

Luu Duc Huy was a DJ for several years before returning home to take over as a sticky rice vendor from his father.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho DJ to sticky rice seller: young man’s unique career move

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 23 Sep 2019 11:13:30 +0000
Five years on, Saigon road expansion remains in a hole https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/371967-five-years-on-saigon-road-expansion-remains-in-a-hole.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/371967-five-years-on-saigon-road-expansion-remains-in-a-hole.html

The VND800 billion ($34 million) road expansion project on Luong Dinh Cua Street in Saigon's District 2 is nowhere near completion after 5 years of work.

The surface of Luong Dinh Cua Street strewns with construction materials and machineries.The Urban Transport Management Area 2 started upgrading and expanding the street in April 2015. The project is expected to be completed after two years.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sun, 22 Sep 2019 12:14:56 +0000
Vietnam in contention for leading culinary destination award (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/371957-vietnam-in-contention-for-leading-culinary-destination-award.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/371957-vietnam-in-contention-for-leading-culinary-destination-award.html

Vietnam has won a debut nomination for the leading culinary destination category at the 2019 World Travel Awards.

Cha ca, the pan-fried squares of fish tossed with dill, onion, turmeric and galangal, is a well known, much favored dish of Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Trang.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0000
Wonderful yellow terrace rice fields https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/371929-wonderful-yellow-terrace-rice-fields.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/371929-wonderful-yellow-terrace-rice-fields.html

It's obvious why you should visit the northwestern region in September and October, as that's when the terraced rice fields turn beautifully yellow.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 21 Sep 2019 08:38:00 +0000
The tangled matrix that is Mekong Delta’s first heritage tree https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/371882-the-tangled-matrix-that-is-mekong-deltas-first-heritage-tree.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/371882-the-tangled-matrix-that-is-mekong-deltas-first-heritage-tree.html

A 150-year-old banyan tree in Can Tho City with scores of entangled aerial roots has a matrix-like appearance.

Seeded in Gian Gua relic in Nhon Khanh hamlet, Phong Dien District, Can Tho city, the 10-meter tall tree is said by locals to have survived the wars. Its canopy is about 3,000 square meters large.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:20:46 +0000
Fun and games in the trees in Quảng Bình https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/371869-2019-09-20-05-51-39.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/371869-2019-09-20-05-51-39.html

The central province of Quảng Bình is well-known for its long, pristine coastline and various ecological sites in the vicinity of Phong Nha – Kẻ Bàng National Park.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:51:25 +0000
Saigon market eateries serve an array of appetizing snacks https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/371684-saigon-market-eateries-serve-an-array-of-appetizing-snacks.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/371684-saigon-market-eateries-serve-an-array-of-appetizing-snacks.html

Ban Co market in District 3 is the place to head for if you are feeling hungryish and fancy a delicious bite or two.

Inside the market located at 664 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, District 3, diners find the crunchy pancakes, the Vietnamese cousin of crepe, that is popular in the central and southern Vietnam. The filling boasts pork and pawn, bean sprouts and a crunchy juicy fruit named jicama, which tastes a bit like pear but less sweet and thicker. The spirit of the tropical dish lies in the sweet and sour dipping sauce that has slices of papaya and carrots. A serving costs VND7,000 ($0.3). Photo by VnExpress/ Di Vy.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:00:37 +0000
Foodwise: Cuốn đập Đà Nẵng and its Hà Nội brother are must-try dishes https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/371654-2019-09-17-06-19-18.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/371654-2019-09-17-06-19-18.html

Differing from spring rolls in the north, cuốn đập Đà Nẵng (boiled pork and other ingredients wrapped in rice paper) is well-known nationwide for its unique taste and aroma, said culinary expert Lê Kim Chi.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:36:42 +0000
Autumn yellows return to Ru Cha mangrove forest https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/371652-autumn-yellows-return-to-ru-cha-mangrove-forest.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/371652-autumn-yellows-return-to-ru-cha-mangrove-forest.html

Large swathes of Ru Cha primeval mangrove forest in central Vietnam have turned yellow, drawing hordes of visitors and photography enthusiasts.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:27:58 +0000
A Nha Trang house takes its home entertainment https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/371595-a-nha-trang-house-takes-its-home-entertainment.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/371595-a-nha-trang-house-takes-its-home-entertainment.html

 Located in the central town of Nha Trang, a house carved into a hill has great sea views, and a 50-seat cinema behind its swimming pool.

Located on a 420 square meters area, a house in Nha Trang has an ocean view with the bay and mountains in the background. It was built for rental and leisure purposes.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:02:53 +0000
Explore Ha Long, the land of 'descending dragons' (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/371551-explore-ha-long-the-land-of-descending-dragons.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/371551-explore-ha-long-the-land-of-descending-dragons.html

 Tour guide Pham Huy Trung's photographs offer a glimpse of the unique charm of Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO natural heritage site in northern Vietnam.

At around 3 a.m. fishing boats gather at a wharf near Hon Gai seafood market near Bai Chay Bridge after a long night out at sea.The wholesale market is open from early morning until 10 a.m., but its busiest time is between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. when traders rush to buy the freshest fish.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sun, 15 Sep 2019 11:12:00 +0000
Hanoi crab noodle soup stall adds a herb to stand out (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/371547-hanoi-crab-noodle-soup-stall-adds-a-herb-to-stand-out.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/371547-hanoi-crab-noodle-soup-stall-adds-a-herb-to-stand-out.html

Toppings add flavor to bun rieu at Do Thi Yen’s sidewalk eatery in Hanoi, water mimosa makes it unique.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Hanoi crab noodle soup stall adds a herb to stand out

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sun, 15 Sep 2019 08:00:00 +0000
A festival for everyone https://vietnambrief.com/events/travel-and-festival/371503-a-festival-for-everyone.html https://vietnambrief.com/events/travel-and-festival/371503-a-festival-for-everyone.html

Children across the country have been excited for gifts and Mid-Autumn Festival parties in the last few weeks.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Fri, 13 Sep 2019 20:34:05 +0000
Hanoi's old quarter overrun by vacation crowds for Mid-Autumn Festival https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/371488-hanois-old-quarter-overrun-by-vacation-crowds-for-mid-autumn-festival.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/371488-hanois-old-quarter-overrun-by-vacation-crowds-for-mid-autumn-festival.html

With the Mid-Autumn Festival peaking, people have been flooding into Hanoi’s Old Quarter to shop, take photos and enjoy the festive ambience.

These days, Hang Ma Street, one of the busiest areas in the capital specializing in trading children’s toys, paper goods and paper votive offerings, turned into a traditional market during the Mid-Autumn season.The street, which has exister for hundreds of years and a hidden gem of Hanoi normally sells paper votive offerings and home decorations but one month before the festival, it has transformed into a busy shopping area with almost houses and sidewalks turned into makeshift shops, providing star-shaped lanterns, revolving lanterns, and paper masks of animals and fairy tales characters for the childrens favorite festival.For many Vietnamese, the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on September 13 this year, is the second most important festival after the Lunar New Year.  The Mid-Autumn festival dates back to the Rice Civilization of the Red River delta, over 4,000 years ago.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:26:17 +0000
Fabric lanterns adorn Hanoi street for Mid-Autumn Festival https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/371439-fabric-lanterns-adorn-hanoi-street-for-mid-autumn-festival.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/371439-fabric-lanterns-adorn-hanoi-street-for-mid-autumn-festival.html

Thousands of fabric lanterns are decorating a section of Phung Hung Street in Hanoi's Old Quarter for this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival.

Beside Hang Ma Street, Phung Hung Street is also adorned with lanterns this year.Duc Nguyen, a Hanoi resident, said: About 30 meters of Phung Hung Street was adorned with lanterns about a week ago.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 12 Sep 2019 20:26:04 +0000
Central province to promote zero waste tourism https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/371386-central-province-to-promote-zero-waste-tourism.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/371386-central-province-to-promote-zero-waste-tourism.html

The owners of 44 hotels, homestays, villas and restaurants as well as travel agencies in the central province of Quảng Nam have agreed to take action to reduce the plastic waste their businesses release into the environment.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 12 Sep 2019 08:16:15 +0000
Explore five cafés on Saigon’s walking street https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/371300-2019-09-10-16-00-47.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/371300-2019-09-10-16-00-47.html

Get a good coffee before starting to watch people down below on Nguyen Hue, one of the city’s busiest streets for pedestrians.

Photo by Thinker & Dreamer Coffee

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 10 Sep 2019 21:06:15 +0000
Bánh rợm dumpling a northern speciality https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/371305-2019-09-12-05-35-04.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/371305-2019-09-12-05-35-04.html

Tasty and delicious bánh rợm or bánh nếp (sticky rice dumpling) is a popular traditional dumpling made by locals in Việt Nam’s northern region.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 10 Sep 2019 09:06:00 +0000
Mass killings in Vietnam ‘a cancer of the soul’ https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/issues-and-though/371235-mass-killings-in-vietnam-a-cancer-of-the-soul.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/issues-and-though/371235-mass-killings-in-vietnam-a-cancer-of-the-soul.html

Inequality, poverty and a cultural normalization of violence are major factors behind increasing incidence of mass killings in Vietnam, experts say.

Nguyen Van Dong was arrested for killing four people on September 1, 2019. Photo by VnExpress/Thu Cu.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 09 Sep 2019 19:43:25 +0000
Antique auto parade marks Hoi An, My Son milestones https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/371229-antique-auto-parade-marks-hoi-an-my-son-milestones.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/371229-antique-auto-parade-marks-hoi-an-my-son-milestones.html

A parade of antique autos during the weekend celebrated the 20th anniversary of Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary being recognized as world cultural heritages.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 09 Sep 2019 15:26:58 +0000
At Saigon zoo, animals and humans are family https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/371165-at-saigon-zoo-animals-and-humans-are-family.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/371165-at-saigon-zoo-animals-and-humans-are-family.html

Over 40 employees of the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Garden have forged close bonds with more than 1,000 animals they take care of every day.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sun, 08 Sep 2019 11:00:49 +0000
Be a farmer for a day in Đồng Tháp https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/371041-2019-09-06-01-01-31.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/371041-2019-09-06-01-01-31.html

If you are looking for an escape from urban life, the Mekong Delta province of Đồng Tháp offers a bounty of rural pleasures including national parks, flower markets, bird sanctuaries, and farming activities.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Fri, 06 Sep 2019 01:15:15 +0000
World Cup qualifiers: Vietnam 0-0 Thailand https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/371034-world-cup-qualifiers-vietnam-0-0-thailand.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/371034-world-cup-qualifiers-vietnam-0-0-thailand.html

The Golden Dragons clash the War Elephants in the highly anticipated World Cup qualifier in Thammasat University stadium at 7 p.m.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 05 Sep 2019 18:35:13 +0000
Delicious Vietnamese pancake for under $1 https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/370938-delicious-vietnamese-pancake-for-under-1.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/370938-delicious-vietnamese-pancake-for-under-1.html

Tucked away in Ban Co Market in Saigon's District 3 is a street vendor selling mini banh xeo, or crispy pancake, for VND7,000 ($0.3).

Freshly made banh xeo and banh khot. Photo by VnExpress/Di Vy.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Wed, 04 Sep 2019 12:27:38 +0000
Hop-on and hop-off round Hà Nội https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/370878-2019-09-03-14-13-30.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/370878-2019-09-03-14-13-30.html

Two open-topped bus routes have been serving tourists and locals in Ha Noi over the last year or so, providing exciting and flexible tours of Viet Nam's capital.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:42:37 +0000
Saigon's Kenh Te Bridge upgrade squeezes commuters tighter https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/370863-saigons-kenh-te-bridge-upgrade-squeezes-commuters-tighter.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/370863-saigons-kenh-te-bridge-upgrade-squeezes-commuters-tighter.html

The erection of road fences for expansion work has worsened rush hour congestion on Kenh Te Bridge in Saigon.

Saigons Kenh Te Bridge upgrade squeezes commuters tighter

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 03 Sep 2019 11:10:44 +0000
Five unsung Saigon eateries worth singing about https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/370833-five-unsung-saigon-eateries-worth-singing-about.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/370833-five-unsung-saigon-eateries-worth-singing-about.html

Here are five examples of not so well-known Saigon eateries that put their own stamp of delish on different Vietnamese dishes.

Banh mi with BBQ pork meatballs at 39 Nguyen Trai, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by Nafi Wernsing.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 02 Sep 2019 17:16:00 +0000
Northern Vietnam village spins a yarn https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/370830-northern-vietnam-village-spins-a-yarn.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/370830-northern-vietnam-village-spins-a-yarn.html

Handmade silk produced by Co Chat Village in Nam Dinh Province for centuries is famous for its quality and durability.

Northern Vietnam village spins a yarn

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 02 Sep 2019 14:18:16 +0000
Saigon’s first ever museum https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/370815-saigons-first-ever-museum.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/370815-saigons-first-ever-museum.html

The HCMC Museum of History built by the French colonial regime 90 years ago is a blend of Asian and European architectural styles.

Saigon’s first ever museum

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sun, 01 Sep 2019 13:30:00 +0000
A treasure bequeathed by millions of years of evolution in Phu Yen https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/370813-a-treasure-bequeathed-by-millions-of-years-of-evolution-in-phu-yen.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/370813-a-treasure-bequeathed-by-millions-of-years-of-evolution-in-phu-yen.html

In the south central province of Phu Yen, volcanic eruptions millions of years ago sculpted spectacular landscapes.

A treasure bequeathed by millions of years of evolution in Phu Yen

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sun, 01 Sep 2019 12:06:53 +0000
Five holiday destinations within reach from Saigon https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/370802-five-holiday-destinations-within-reach-from-saigon.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/370802-five-holiday-destinations-within-reach-from-saigon.html

You can enjoy the National Day holiday without prior planning or taking a flight. Here are five last minute travel options near Saigon.

Photo courtesy of Suoi Mo Park.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 31 Aug 2019 16:15:00 +0000
Hanoi withdraws contamination warning after light bulb warehouse fire https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/370759-hanoi-withdraws-contamination-warning-after-light-bulb-warehouse-fire.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/370759-hanoi-withdraws-contamination-warning-after-light-bulb-warehouse-fire.html

A food contamination risk warning issued Thursday in Hanoi following a fire at a light bulb warehouse has been retracted by authorities.

Life goes on outside Rang Dong light bulb warehouse (L) in Hanoi, August 30, 2019. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Fri, 30 Aug 2019 20:00:00 +0000
Ministry directs Hanoi to punish husband for domestic violence https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/370739-ministry-directs-hanoi-to-punish-husband-for-domestic-violence.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/370739-ministry-directs-hanoi-to-punish-husband-for-domestic-violence.html

The social affairs ministry has asked Hanoi to protect the victim and punish the abuser in a domestic violence video that went viral this week.

Ministry directs Hanoi to punish husband for domestic violence

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Fri, 30 Aug 2019 15:00:51 +0000
Time Magazine ranks two spots in Việt Nam in ‘World’s 100 Greatest Places’ https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/370675-time-magazine-ranks-two-spots-in-vit-nam-in-worlds-100-greatest-places.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/370675-time-magazine-ranks-two-spots-in-vit-nam-in-worlds-100-greatest-places.html

Azerai La Residence in Huế and VAC Library in Hà Nội have been listed in the 'World’s 100 Greatest Places' for 2019 by Time magazine.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:08:56 +0000
A garden on the wall that is a café in downtown Saigon https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/370580-2019-08-28-07-51-36.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/370580-2019-08-28-07-51-36.html

En Tea House & Restaurant in District 3 offers you a cool break from the heaving city.

A garden on the wall that is a café in downtown Saigon

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Wed, 28 Aug 2019 14:15:27 +0000
Northern village making masks and drums for Mid Autumn Festival https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/370504-northern-village-making-masks-and-drums-for-mid-autumn-festival.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/370504-northern-village-making-masks-and-drums-for-mid-autumn-festival.html

Ong Hao Village is awash with colors and the smells of paint and paper mâché as villagers make masks and drums for children.

Northern village makes masks and drums for Mid Autumn Festival 

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 27 Aug 2019 17:28:47 +0000
How life unfolds around a Central Highlands communal house https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/370497-how-life-unfolds-around-a-central-highlands-communal-house.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/370497-how-life-unfolds-around-a-central-highlands-communal-house.html

A series of remarkable photographs set against a communal house capture the daily life and moods of the Ba Na people.

Nét đẹp sinh hoạt văn hóa quanh nhà rông Kon Tum

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:07:01 +0000
Summer the perfect time to chow down on cháo https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/370487-2019-08-27-13-08-54.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/370487-2019-08-27-13-08-54.html

During the scorching heat of the summer, Hanoians seek out a bowl of cháo đậu phụ cà muối to cool down. 

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 27 Aug 2019 15:25:35 +0000
Fish cake udon a Phan Rang speciality https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/370364-fish-cake-udon-a-phan-rang-speciality.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/370364-fish-cake-udon-a-phan-rang-speciality.html

Besides its pristine beaches and white sheep herds, Phan Rang in Ninh Thuan Province is also famous for its cuisine, especially fish cake udon.

The dish costs VND 15,000 (65 cents) on average. Photo: Moon Le.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sun, 25 Aug 2019 21:01:13 +0000
Mekong Delta Discovery: a day trip to Can Tho https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/370360-mekong-delta-discovery-a-day-trip-to-can-tho.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/370360-mekong-delta-discovery-a-day-trip-to-can-tho.html

How can a traveler get the most out of a trip to Can Tho, considered the heart of the Mekong Delta? Read on.

Photo by VnExpress/Dang Le.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sun, 25 Aug 2019 19:00:00 +0000
Family serves Hanoi pho in Saigon for 77 years https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/370272-family-serves-hanoi-pho-in-saigon-for-77-years.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/370272-family-serves-hanoi-pho-in-saigon-for-77-years.html

Tran Minh, a street vendor, served his first bowl of Hanoi-style pho on Saigon’s Pasteur Street in 1942.

Sau Dan (R) and her younger brother prepare the ingredients for pho as it was first served by her father 77 years ago. Photo by VnExpress/Di Vy.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Fri, 23 Aug 2019 13:50:37 +0000
Secret tunnel in Saigon a symbol of monumental resistance https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/370065-secret-tunnel-in-saigon-a-symbol-of-monumental-resistance.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/370065-secret-tunnel-in-saigon-a-symbol-of-monumental-resistance.html

HCMC’s Phu Tho Hoa Tunnel is an enduring symbol of Vietnamese resilience and ingenuity that defeated the French colonialists.

Inside Saigons secret tunnel that was once destroyed by the French (unedited)

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:16:50 +0000
Why you should have a longing for longan https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/370031-why-you-should-have-a-longing-for-longan.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/370031-why-you-should-have-a-longing-for-longan.html

Aside from tasting amazing, there are some little known facts about longan you really should learn.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:32:00 +0000
Da Nang clears litter from coral reefs https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/369945-da-nang-clears-litter-from-coral-reefs.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/369945-da-nang-clears-litter-from-coral-reefs.html

Authorities in Son Tra Peninsula and other beaches in the central city of Da Nang performed a cleanup on Saturday to protect coral reefs.

Cleanup operation on Da Nangs peninsula helps protect coral reefs

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sun, 18 Aug 2019 15:31:30 +0000
70-year-old Saigon eatery serves rice in stone pots https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/369936-70-year-old-saigon-eatery-serves-rice-in-stone-pots.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/369936-70-year-old-saigon-eatery-serves-rice-in-stone-pots.html

Chuyen Ky restaurant situated in the heart of Saigon has been serving rice to customers in stoneware pots since 1948.

Stoneware pot rice is Chuyen Kys specialty. Photo by VnExpress/Di Vy.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sun, 18 Aug 2019 08:00:00 +0000
Hasty planning plunges tourism spots under water https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/369919-hasty-planning-plunges-tourism-spots-under-water.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/369919-hasty-planning-plunges-tourism-spots-under-water.html

It may be unusual for hilly areas and islands surrounded by ocean to grapple with flooding, but historic floods last week in two of the country's best-known paradises, Phú Quốc Island and the city of Đà Lạt, sent local people and tourists into a nightmare scenario.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 17 Aug 2019 09:00:00 +0000
Flood strikes Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/369895-flood-strikes-central-highlands-province-of-k-lk.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/369895-flood-strikes-central-highlands-province-of-k-lk.html

Non-stop heavy rains in the Central Highlands have resulted in rising water levels in the local Krông Ana River.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 17 Aug 2019 04:02:00 +0000
Photo exhibition shows lifestyle of Hanoians https://vietnambrief.com/events/more-events/369869-photo-exhibition-shows-lifestyle-of-hanoians.html https://vietnambrief.com/events/more-events/369869-photo-exhibition-shows-lifestyle-of-hanoians.html

The modern-day lifestyle of Hà Nội 's residents has been depicted truthfully and vibrantly through the lens of the city's photographers in an ongoing exhibition entitled The Beauty of Hanoians.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Fri, 16 Aug 2019 15:29:43 +0000
7 dishes to put Cao Bang on gastronomy map https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/369813-7-dishes-to-put-cao-bang-on-gastronomy-map.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/369813-7-dishes-to-put-cao-bang-on-gastronomy-map.html

Cao Bang Province, a tourism destination in northern Vietnam, offers a variety of delicacies that travelers should try without fail.

7 dishes to put Cao Bang on gastronomy map

 

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 15 Aug 2019 19:35:31 +0000
Northwest Cuisine Festival in the autumn https://vietnambrief.com/events/travel-and-festival/369809-northwest-cuisine-festival-in-the-autumn.html https://vietnambrief.com/events/travel-and-festival/369809-northwest-cuisine-festival-in-the-autumn.html

Autumn, when the weather is cooler, is the ideal time to explore exciting and delightful lands through festivals and enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of the Northwestern mountains and forests.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 15 Aug 2019 18:05:18 +0000
Deputy PM orders inspection into land acquisition in Thái Nguyên urban area project https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/369802-2019-08-15-10-47-41.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/369802-2019-08-15-10-47-41.html

In a document sent to the Government Inspectorate, Bình requested inspectors to handle petitions on the Thái Hưng Eco City urban project.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 15 Aug 2019 16:14:51 +0000
Buddhist faithful head for pagodas in Ghost Month https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/369796-buddhist-faithful-head-for-pagodas-in-ghost-month.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/369796-buddhist-faithful-head-for-pagodas-in-ghost-month.html

Many Vietnamese believe their deceased ancestors visit them during the seventh lunar month, the Month of the Ghost, and make ritual offerings.

Buddhist faithful head for pagodas in Month of the Ghost

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:46:40 +0000
Basement printing press in Saigon that operated right under French noses https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/369738-basement-printing-press-in-saigon-that-operated-right-under-french-noses.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/369738-basement-printing-press-in-saigon-that-operated-right-under-french-noses.html

Behind a closet in a house was a secret facility used by the National Association of Defense Supporters during French colonial rule.

Basement printing press in Saigon that operated right under French noses

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Wed, 14 Aug 2019 20:02:58 +0000
Trying out Hanoi’s popular yellow sticky rice (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/369736-trying-out-hanois-popular-yellow-sticky-rice.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/369736-trying-out-hanois-popular-yellow-sticky-rice.html

A Hanoi roadside eatery has been making xoi xeo sticky rice for breakfast for more than 26 years.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Trying out Hanoi’s popular yellow sticky rice

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Wed, 14 Aug 2019 17:50:11 +0000
Ba Vì Mountain offers a forest hideaway https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/369725-2019-08-14-10-30-37.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/369725-2019-08-14-10-30-37.html

It takes an hour and a half to drive from Ha Noi city centre to Ba Vì National Park, the mountainous region of the capital. It’s a wonderful option for a weekend retreat.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Wed, 14 Aug 2019 15:12:09 +0000
Mekong Delta to face earlier, more severe salinity, droughts https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/369678-mekong-delta-to-face-earlier-more-severe-salinity-droughts.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/369678-mekong-delta-to-face-earlier-more-severe-salinity-droughts.html

Salinity and droughts will come earlier and be more severe in the 2019-20 dry season than the previous year in the Mekong Delta, according to Hoàng Phúc Lâm, Vice Director of the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

 

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Wed, 14 Aug 2019 07:37:00 +0000
Once a barrier against invaders, now a beautiful valley https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/369587-once-a-barrier-against-invaders-now-a-beautiful-valley.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/369587-once-a-barrier-against-invaders-now-a-beautiful-valley.html

Chi Lang Passage in Lang Son Province used to be a strategic bulwark for Vietnam and now boasts stunning mountainous sights.

Photo by Bui Vinh Thuan

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 12 Aug 2019 20:15:15 +0000
CNN to broadcast Hanoi's charms to global audiences in 2019 (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/369575-cnn-to-broadcast-hanois-charms-to-global-audiences-in-2019.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/369575-cnn-to-broadcast-hanois-charms-to-global-audiences-in-2019.html

CNN will air 15 short films on Hanoi’s attractions under a $4 million tourism promotion deal it signed with the city last May.

A F1 car performs on the street of Hanoi in a promotion event on April 21, 2019. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Huy.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 12 Aug 2019 15:25:06 +0000
Sit back, relax and enjoy the views: Saigon's best rooftop bars https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/369501-sit-back-relax-and-enjoy-the-views-saigons-best-rooftop-bars.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/369501-sit-back-relax-and-enjoy-the-views-saigons-best-rooftop-bars.html

Saigon has a slew of rooftop bars where one can relax and enjoy breathtaking views of its constant growth, drink in hand.

Photo by Nafi]

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 10 Aug 2019 17:28:17 +0000
Coffee shop that transports Saigonese back to childhood https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/369496-coffee-shop-that-transports-saigonese-back-to-childhood.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/lifestyle/369496-coffee-shop-that-transports-saigonese-back-to-childhood.html

The interiors of Mua Rao cafe in Phu Nhuan District offer visitors a glimpse into a traditional Saigon lifestyle some decades ago.

Quán cà phê gợi nhớ ký ức tuổi thơ ở Sài Gòn

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 10 Aug 2019 11:31:49 +0000
Visiting the westernmost spot in Việt Nam https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/369475-2019-08-10-11-05-11.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/369475-2019-08-10-11-05-11.html

Marking the westernmost spot on Việt Nam's mainland, Milestone No Zero A Pa Chải on top of Khoan La San Mountain sits 1,864m above sea level in Sín Thầu Commune, Mường Nhé District, the northern province of Điện Biên.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 10 Aug 2019 08:08:00 +0000
Saigon lays claim to 'rockiest road on the planet' https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/369474-saigon-lays-claim-to-rockiest-road-on-the-planet.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/369474-saigon-lays-claim-to-rockiest-road-on-the-planet.html

Nu Dan Cong Street is an obstacle course of mini-craters that residents and commuters have been navigating for years.

Saigon lays claim to rockiest road on the planet

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 10 Aug 2019 08:00:20 +0000
Five Da Lat stalls serve Vietnamese ‘pizza’ for less than two bucks https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/369453-five-da-lat-stalls-serve-vietnamese-pizza-for-less-than-two-bucks.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/369453-five-da-lat-stalls-serve-vietnamese-pizza-for-less-than-two-bucks.html

Try Da Lat’s unique contribution to Vietnamese cuisine, rice paper grilled over charcoal with several toppings, at five popular stalls.

Cursing lady stall is at 61 Nguyen Van Troi Street. Photo by Zen

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Fri, 09 Aug 2019 16:48:09 +0000
Đắk Lắk suffers big losses by after heavy rain and flash floods https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/369386-k-lk-suffers-big-losses-by-after-heavy-rain-and-flash-floods.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/369386-k-lk-suffers-big-losses-by-after-heavy-rain-and-flash-floods.html

Heavy rain has submerged hundreds of houses and thousands of hectares of crops in Buôn Đôn and Ea Súp border districts in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk in recent days. 

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 08 Aug 2019 16:42:27 +0000
Hotel Splendide Royal in Rome Announces the Opening of a New Wing with 16 Brand New Suites https://vietnambrief.com/economy/company-and-names/369382-hotel-splendide-royal-in-rome-announces-the-opening-of-a-new-wing-with-16-brand-new-suites.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/company-and-names/369382-hotel-splendide-royal-in-rome-announces-the-opening-of-a-new-wing-with-16-brand-new-suites.html

Hotel Splendide Royal in Rome Announces the Opening of a New Wing with 16 Brand New Suites

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 08 Aug 2019 09:46:00 +0000
Drought puts central Vietnam irrigation lakes out to pasture (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/society/weather/369236-drought-puts-central-vietnam-irrigation-lakes-out-to-pasture.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/weather/369236-drought-puts-central-vietnam-irrigation-lakes-out-to-pasture.html

Prolonged drought has dried up irrigation lakes in Thua Thien-Hue Province, turning some into pasture land and revealing arid soil in others.

Drought puts central Vietnam irrigation lakes out to pasture

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 06 Aug 2019 16:50:21 +0000
Aerial photo contest winners take Vietnam to ethereal highs (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/369229-aerial-photo-contest-winners-take-vietnam-to-ethereal-highs.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/369229-aerial-photo-contest-winners-take-vietnam-to-ethereal-highs.html

The top ‘Vietnam from above’ contest winners this year capture the beauty of the country's largest waterfall, tallest skyscraper and highest mountain.

Top 10 pictures from Vietnam from above 2019 take your breath away

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 06 Aug 2019 15:50:00 +0000
Typhoon Wypha weakens to tropical depression, bringing widespread rains across the north https://vietnambrief.com/society/weather/369075-typhoon-wypha-weakens-to-tropical-depression-bringing-widespread-rains-across-the-north.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/weather/369075-typhoon-wypha-weakens-to-tropical-depression-bringing-widespread-rains-across-the-north.html

The third typhoon, internationally called Wipha, made landfall in the north of Quảng Ninh Province on Friday night and has weaken to a tropical depression, bringing torrential rain to northern and north-central localities.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 03 Aug 2019 12:03:37 +0000
Travel photographers stumble on a treasure in central Vietnam https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/369001-travel-photographers-stumble-on-a-treasure-in-central-vietnam.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/369001-travel-photographers-stumble-on-a-treasure-in-central-vietnam.html

Life goes on as usual for locals whose livelihood depends on a central Vietnam lagoon, but others have made a discovery.

Travel photographers stumble on a treasure in central Vietnam

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Fri, 02 Aug 2019 09:51:58 +0000
Hà Tiên City: unexplored gem in Mekong Delta https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/368991-2019-08-02-02-48-38.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/368991-2019-08-02-02-48-38.html

Occupying a prime feng shui spot with a sublime combination of land, water, and wind in southwestern Việt Nam, Hà Tiên City is a one of the most attractive places in the Mekong Delta region.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Fri, 02 Aug 2019 08:30:00 +0000
An Giang’s 140-year-old Khmer pagoda https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368893-an-giangs-140-year-old-khmer-pagoda.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368893-an-giangs-140-year-old-khmer-pagoda.html

This colorful pagoda is a place of worship for Khmer people in Tinh Bien Town, the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.

An Giang’s 140-year-old Khmer pagoda

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Wed, 31 Jul 2019 18:14:50 +0000
Six notable players in AFC Cup ASEAN zone final https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/368885-six-notable-players-in-afc-cup-asean-zone-final.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/368885-six-notable-players-in-afc-cup-asean-zone-final.html

These key players will lead the all-Vietnam final of AFC Cup's ASEAN zone, between Hanoi FC and Becamex Binh Duong, on Wednesday.

Six notable players in AFC Cup ASEAN zone final

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Wed, 31 Jul 2019 15:58:01 +0000
Five most popular music videos of Vietnamese pop prince on YouTube https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/368871-five-most-popular-music-videos-of-vietnamese-pop-prince-on-youtube.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/368871-five-most-popular-music-videos-of-vietnamese-pop-prince-on-youtube.html

As Son Tung M-TP’s continues to upend the Vietnamese music industry, we look at his five tracks with most views on YouTube.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Five most popular music videos of Vietnamese pop prince on YouTube

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Wed, 31 Jul 2019 13:15:00 +0000
Hanoi incense village has blazed pink for 100 years and counting https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368823-hanoi-incense-village-has-blazed-pink-for-100-years-and-counting.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368823-hanoi-incense-village-has-blazed-pink-for-100-years-and-counting.html

Families in Quang Phu Cau craft village on Hanoi's outskirts have been making fragrant joss sticks for a century.

Hanoi incense village has blazed pink for 100 years and counting

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 30 Jul 2019 20:09:46 +0000
Bean porridge with tofu, pickled eggplants in Hanoi's Old Quarter https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/368786-bean-porridge-with-tofu-pickled-eggplants-in-hanois-old-quarter.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/368786-bean-porridge-with-tofu-pickled-eggplants-in-hanois-old-quarter.html

Ms. Oanh's porridge shop on Dao Duy Tu Street is a favorite of many Hanoians.

A bowl of bean porridge with tofu, pickled eggplants and pickled radish costs VND24,000 ($1).

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 30 Jul 2019 11:50:35 +0000
Cutting-edge Hanoi tour rewards you with a knife https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368743-cutting-edge-hanoi-tour-rewards-you-with-a-knife.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368743-cutting-edge-hanoi-tour-rewards-you-with-a-knife.html

A unique tour to Ha Dong District, 15 km from Hanoi's center, allows you to become a blacksmith and forge your own knife.

Hanah from Roslin, the U.K. (L) and her mother pose for a photo with Chinh in front of the backsmiths house, with the knives they forged on their own. Photo by VnExpress

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 29 Jul 2019 19:25:24 +0000
Modern Vietnam no longer confined to being a budget destination https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368735-modern-vietnam-no-longer-confined-to-being-a-budget-destination.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368735-modern-vietnam-no-longer-confined-to-being-a-budget-destination.html

Budget travel was once a big selling point for Vietnamese tourism; today it is a bonafide luxury destination, too.

Vietnam is ranked third out of the top 20 ‘Best Budget Travel Destinations’ in the world.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 29 Jul 2019 17:40:00 +0000
Glimpses of working life at Nha Trang fishing port https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368676-glimpses-of-working-life-at-nha-trang-fishing-port.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368676-glimpses-of-working-life-at-nha-trang-fishing-port.html

At Hon Ro, men fish with nets made by women and children find the nets ideal to nap on.

Photo by Pham Hung

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sun, 28 Jul 2019 20:12:53 +0000
Saigon pagoda decorated with thousands of plates https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368675-saigon-pagoda-decorated-with-thousands-of-plates.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368675-saigon-pagoda-decorated-with-thousands-of-plates.html

The Giac Lam Pagoda, built in 1744, has its tower and main hall decorated with more than 7,000 ceramic plates, a record in Vietnam.

An old Saigon pagoda whose plate is full 

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 28 Jul 2019 17:28:33 +0000
Car crashes into police vehicle blocking road, officer seriously injured (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/368670-car-crashes-into-police-vehicle-blocking-road-officer-seriously-injured.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/368670-car-crashes-into-police-vehicle-blocking-road-officer-seriously-injured.html

A driver high on drugs crashed into a police vehicle stationed on a Central Highlands road, seriously injuring one officer.

Video cảnh sát giao thông bị tông (gửi lại)

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 28 Jul 2019 15:58:54 +0000
Looking for new options for lunch, try these dishes in central Saigon https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/368664-looking-for-new-options-for-lunch-try-these-dishes-in-central-saigon.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/368664-looking-for-new-options-for-lunch-try-these-dishes-in-central-saigon.html

No need to travel far, you can find steamed rice pancakes, pig’s offal porridge and Vietnamese crab udon right in District 1.

A serving costs VND 25,000 ($1). Photo by VnExpress/Ma Lum.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sun, 28 Jul 2019 11:42:12 +0000
Five Saigon sweet soup stalls don’t need no name for fame (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/368663-five-saigon-sweet-soup-stalls-dont-need-no-name-for-fame.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/368663-five-saigon-sweet-soup-stalls-dont-need-no-name-for-fame.html

Without shiny billboards or fancy services, five che stalls have entrenched themselves in the Saigon dessert scene.

The stall sells Chinese-style sweet soups to serve the Chinese Vietnamese community in District 5.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 28 Jul 2019 09:42:04 +0000
Southern Saigon residents suffer headaches from landfill stench https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/368662-southern-saigon-residents-suffer-headaches-from-landfill-stench.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/368662-southern-saigon-residents-suffer-headaches-from-landfill-stench.html

Stench from the Da Phuoc Landfill in Binh Chanh District forces many southern HCMC residents to keep windows shut and remain indoors.

Southern Saigon residents suffer headaches from landfill stench

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 28 Jul 2019 08:15:00 +0000
Saigon rice pancake restaurant: 50 years and still going strong https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/368660-saigon-rice-pancake-restaurant-50-years-and-still-going-strong.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/368660-saigon-rice-pancake-restaurant-50-years-and-still-going-strong.html

A modest eatery selling rice pancakes on Cao Thang Street, District 3, has been a favorite for generations of Saigonese.

A serving costs from VND40,000 ($1.7). The price goes up a bit if you order extra pork patties and rolls.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 27 Jul 2019 21:06:11 +0000
Sparsely populated Cham Islands offer a quiet, fun vacation https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368659-sparsely-populated-cham-islands-offer-a-quiet-fun-vacation.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368659-sparsely-populated-cham-islands-offer-a-quiet-fun-vacation.html

A cluster of 8 islands with just 3,000 inhabitants, Cu Lao Cham allows for a relaxing, yet entertaining getaway.

Sparsely populated Cham Islands offer a quiet, fun vacation

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 27 Jul 2019 20:17:42 +0000
Vietnam home to three of world’s 50 best houses https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368657-vietnam-home-to-three-of-worlds-50-best-houses.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368657-vietnam-home-to-three-of-worlds-50-best-houses.html

ArchDaily, one of world’s leading architecture sites, has included three Saigon homes in its list of 50 Best Houses of 2019.

The facade of 911-Villa in Thao Dien Ward in District 2. Photo courtesy of Vaco Design Company. 

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 27 Jul 2019 14:50:32 +0000
Dai Lai forest provides canvas for art exhibition https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/arts/368654-dai-lai-forest-provides-canvas-for-art-exhibition.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/arts/368654-dai-lai-forest-provides-canvas-for-art-exhibition.html

The pine forests of Vinh Phuc Province are hosting Art in the Forest – Summer, an exhibition featuring 51 paintings and installation works.

Dai Lai forest provides canvas for art exhibition

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 27 Jul 2019 12:40:44 +0000
Few passengers, mounting losses, but Vietnam train route remains on track https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/368651-few-passengers-mounting-losses-but-vietnam-train-route-remains-on-track.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/368651-few-passengers-mounting-losses-but-vietnam-train-route-remains-on-track.html

Despite annual losses of VND1 billion ($43,000), the Hanoi-Ha Long train runs daily, preventing rail damage and serving small businesses.

Few passengers, mounting losses, but Vietnam train route remains on track

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 27 Jul 2019 09:59:54 +0000
Meatball vermicelli at double price in downtown Saigon https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/368620-meatball-vermicelli-at-double-price-in-downtown-saigon.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/368620-meatball-vermicelli-at-double-price-in-downtown-saigon.html

A bowl of vermicelli at Rom Map restaurant costs double the normal price, but is popular for its full filling of meat.

A special bowl costs VND 83,000. Photo: Di Vy.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Fri, 26 Jul 2019 20:41:18 +0000
Two Vietnamese Buddhist pagodas among world’s most beautiful: Natgeo (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368614-two-vietnamese-buddhist-pagodas-among-worlds-most-beautiful-natgeo.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368614-two-vietnamese-buddhist-pagodas-among-worlds-most-beautiful-natgeo.html

Natgeo has listed Hanoi’s Tran Quoc Pagoda and HCMC’s Buu Long Pagoda among the world’s most beautiful pagodas.

Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest of its kind in Hanoi, floats on a small peninsula on the east side of the West Lake. Photo by Shutterstock/Andy Tran.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 26 Jul 2019 18:00:55 +0000
Ha Long enters new, exciting era of tourism https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368592-ha-long-enters-new-exciting-era-of-tourism.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368592-ha-long-enters-new-exciting-era-of-tourism.html

Cultural events, modern entertainment and newly-cleaned beaches have added to the charm of Ha Long, hitherto known only for its karst topography.

Ha Long Bay.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Fri, 26 Jul 2019 14:00:00 +0000
Up in the Mẫu Sơn mountain range https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368575-up-in-the-mu-sn-mountain-range.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368575-up-in-the-mu-sn-mountain-range.html

The range has become known as a famed tourism destination and is considered a second Sa Pa and a Đà Lạt of the north.

Mẫu Sơn mountain range is the highest place in the northern province of Lạng Sơn, with the lowest average year-round temperature in the country at 15.5 degrees Celsius.

Cool temperature all year round on Mẫu Sơn offers a favourable condition for flowers. Photo toquoc.vn

The range has become known as a famed tourism destination and is considered a second Sa Pa and a Đà Lạt of the north.

To reach Mẫu Sơn from Lạng Sơn City, one should go along National Highway 4B about 30km before turning left onto Provincial Highway ĐT237B and start the 15km route to Mẫu Sơn.

The road leading to Mẫu Sơn is stunningly beautiful. The asphalt road bends around hills covered with pine trees, giving a feeling like being on the cool roads of the Central Highlands city of Đà Lạt.

An aerial view of the crange. — Photo toquoc.vn

The higher one goes, the smoother the road seem to be. However, the road is rather small and contains a lot of sharp turns. Drivers should keep a moderate speed while watching for vehicles coming the other way.

The 15km route goes round various mountains and hills, running in the middle of a green valley. The area consists of 80 mountains one after another.

The area is an average of 1,000m above the sea level. The highest peak is Phia Po Peak, at 1,541m high, in Cao Lộc and Lộc Bình districts, 30km from Lạng Sơn City.

Mẫu Sơn covers a total area of 550sq.km and is home to the ethnic minority groups of Dao, Tày and Nùng, though the population is small.

Many Dao people have maintained their traditional customs and wear traditional clothes every day.

Women wear black trousers with broad legs and hems are embroidered with yellow patterns, while men wear black coats decorated with embroidered with thick wool thread lines of light green colour.

“I like travelling to the area in winter, when it snows,” said tourist Trần Minh Hiếu, from Hà Nội. “In Khuổi Cấp Village, Dao people still preserve their customs and tradition.”

Mẫu Sơn attracts many more tourists in winter. — hoto vietnamplus.vn

“The Lặp Pịa primitive forest is suitable for adventure sport lovers,” he said.

Mẫu Sơn is dubbed an area of clouds as due to its height and the cold weather, it's covered with fog and clouds for up to two thirds of the year.

So while it may be sunny and warm in Lạng Sơn City, locals know the same won't be true on Mẫu Sơn. The mountain even gets snowy and icy in the winter.

The mountain area also boasts rich flora and fauna with 1,500 wild plants and animals.

A remnant of French architecture on the mountain. — VNS Photo Trần Mai Hưởng

On the way to Mẫu Sơn, visitors will come across many deserted villas, resorts and wine cellars built by the French in 1930s.

After a long, cold trek up the Mẫu Sơn mountains, the best way to warm back up is with a drink or two.

Visitors may see a sign saying: Hợp tác xã rượu Mẫu Sơn (Mẫu Sơn Wine Collectives) on the way to the peak, where they can see the whole wine-making process of a Dao family.

The wine is made from a fermentation of more than 30 kinds of leaves taken from the forest. The wine is fermented in big jars for eight months and served piping hot.

The wine is not expensive, so it's a great gift to bring home.

The province plans to set up Mẫu Sơn as a centre for culture, spiritual and ecological tourism of the northern region. — Photo toquoc.vn

Though the infrastructure for tourism including restaurants and services has yet to develop, the area is a popular destination.

The province plans to set up Mẫu Sơn as a centre for culture, spiritual and ecological tourism of the northern region and receive some 1 million visitors annually by 2030.

Bế Cao Chuyển, deputy director of Mẫu Sơn Tourism Management Board, said the area has potential to be a national tourism site.

“We're just waiting for proper investment to develop the site,” he said.

Dương Xuân Huyên, vice chairman of Lạng Sơn Province’s People’s Committee, said authorities host a tourism festival every year to attract visitors.

“The festival in June this year gathered thousands of visitors to the site,” he said.

Themed 'Green Tourism', various activities highlighted the area’s ethnic culture, natural beauty and agriculture products. — VNS

 

Source: VNN

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Fri, 26 Jul 2019 09:36:00 +0000
Commuters struggle as downpour floods Hanoi streets https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/368551-commuters-struggle-as-downpour-floods-hanoi-streets.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/368551-commuters-struggle-as-downpour-floods-hanoi-streets.html

A heavy downpour on Thursday afternoon inundated several Hanoi streets, stranding cars and motorbikes.

Commuters struggle as downpour floods Hanoi streets

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 25 Jul 2019 20:21:10 +0000
Vietnam welcomes international contribution to peace in East Sea https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/368543-vietnam-welcomes-international-contribution-to-peace-in-east-sea.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/368543-vietnam-welcomes-international-contribution-to-peace-in-east-sea.html

Vietnam has taken different measures to protect its sovereignty in the East Sea and welcomes international efforts to maintaining peace in the area, a spokesperson said Thursday.

Vietnam welcomes international contribution to peace in East Sea

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 25 Jul 2019 17:18:47 +0000
Martyr’s paintings on display at Đà Nẵng Fine Arts Museum https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/arts/368537-2019-07-25-11-08-36.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/arts/368537-2019-07-25-11-08-36.html

An exhibition of artworks by martyr Hà Xuân Phong made during the American war in the 1970s is opened at the Đà Nẵng Fine Arts Museum.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 25 Jul 2019 16:12:24 +0000
For HCMC collector, bells have a nice ring to them (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/368532-for-hcmc-collector-bells-have-a-nice-ring-to-them.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/368532-for-hcmc-collector-bells-have-a-nice-ring-to-them.html

Bui Duc Tam has a collection of more than 200 bells from 20 countries, some of them antiques.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 25 Jul 2019 16:06:13 +0000
Central city to host annual Việt Nam-Japan culture events https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368534-central-city-to-host-annual-vit-nam-japan-culture-events-.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368534-central-city-to-host-annual-vit-nam-japan-culture-events-.html

Art troupes, artists and representatives of cities in Japan will attend the annual Việt Nam-Japan Culture Exchange at Rồng Bridge park from July 25-28, offering cultural performances, cuisine, traditional art demonstrations, games and seminars on tourism and human resources development between Japan and Đà Nẵng.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 25 Jul 2019 16:01:50 +0000
Aussie tourists get second chance to enjoy Vietnam after ‘nightmare’ https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/368529-aussie-tourists-get-second-chance-to-enjoy-vietnam-after-nightmare.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/368529-aussie-tourists-get-second-chance-to-enjoy-vietnam-after-nightmare.html

Two Australian women are fully enjoying a gesture of atonement made by Vietnamese tourism authorities, rediscovering the nation’s attractions.

Australian tourists enjoy kayaking on Lan Ha Bay in Cat Ba Island in Hai Phong City. Photo acquired by VnExpress.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 25 Jul 2019 15:26:59 +0000
Ba Vi National Park facilitates proximity to nature https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368526-ba-vi-national-park-facilitates-proximity-to-nature.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368526-ba-vi-national-park-facilitates-proximity-to-nature.html

The Ba Vi National Park, about 60 km west of Hanoi's center, is a weekend getaway that allows people to reconnect with nature.

Ba Vi National Park facilitates proximity to nature

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:48:33 +0000
Vietnam among top 3 innovators in Southeast Asia https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/368524-vietnam-among-top-3-innovators-in-southeast-asia.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/facts/368524-vietnam-among-top-3-innovators-in-southeast-asia.html

Vietnam has climbed up three places to 42nd in the 2019 Global Innovation Index, behind Singapore and Malaysia in Southeast Asia.

Vietnam among top 3 innovators in Southeast Asia

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 25 Jul 2019 14:01:36 +0000
Vietnam should forget about high speed railway until 2030 https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/more-transport/368523-vietnam-should-forget-about-high-speed-railway-until-2030.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/more-transport/368523-vietnam-should-forget-about-high-speed-railway-until-2030.html

An expensive high-speed railway is a nice dream, but let’s get real and build better roads between provinces first.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 25 Jul 2019 13:00:00 +0000
New images released of Hà Nội’s F1 circuit https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/368519-2019-07-25-07-52-22.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/368519-2019-07-25-07-52-22.html

F1vietnamgp.com have released a series of artist impressions of what fans can expect when Lewis Hamilton and co come to town.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Thu, 25 Jul 2019 12:03:15 +0000
Japanese father fulfills his daughter’s dream https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/368489-japanese-father-fulfills-his-daughters-dream.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/368489-japanese-father-fulfills-his-daughters-dream.html

Junko Primary School in Điện Phước Commune, Điện Bàn District is named after a young Japanese woman, whose family paid to build it.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 25 Jul 2019 08:59:45 +0000
Vietnamese soldiers train for Army Games 2019 https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/368488-vietnamese-soldiers-train-for-army-games-2019.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/368488-vietnamese-soldiers-train-for-army-games-2019.html

The few female medical officers in the Vietnamese contingent to the Army Games 2019 have undergone rigorous training for the Russia Army Games next month.

Vietnamese soldiers train for Army Games 2019

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 25 Jul 2019 08:57:03 +0000
Unauthorized crossings make National Highway 5 stretch very dangerous: officials (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/368471-unauthorized-crossings-make-national-highway-5-stretch-very-dangerous-officials.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/368471-unauthorized-crossings-make-national-highway-5-stretch-very-dangerous-officials.html Unauthorized crossings locals make by breaking the divider and low road quality are causing fatal accidents on National Highway 5.

Người dân đi qua lối mở giữa quốc lộ sau vụ tai nạn

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 24 Jul 2019 22:23:16 +0000
Shares slow down as banks lose steam https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/368468-shares-slow-down-as-banks-lose-steam.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/finance/368468-shares-slow-down-as-banks-lose-steam.html

Shares slumped on Wednesday as selling pressure hit banking-financial stocks strongly during the trading session.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 24 Jul 2019 21:27:45 +0000
Ha Long Bay enters global list of best sunrise spots (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368466-ha-long-bay-enters-global-list-of-best-sunrise-spots.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368466-ha-long-bay-enters-global-list-of-best-sunrise-spots.html

Microsoft web portal MSN has named Ha Long Bay among the world’s 10 most beautiful sunrise spots in 2019.

Ha Long Bay enters global list of best sunrise spots

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 24 Jul 2019 19:30:00 +0000
Palatial birthplace of Vietnam’s last king carries multiple influences https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368458-palatial-birthplace-of-vietnams-last-king-carries-multiple-influences.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368458-palatial-birthplace-of-vietnams-last-king-carries-multiple-influences.html

The An Dinh Palace, built in 1917 in the ancient capital of Hue, marries three architectural styles - Vietnamese, Chinese and French.

Palatial birthplace of  Vietnam’s last king carries multiple influences

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:42:25 +0000
Central Highlands teachers cajole parents, kids to attend school (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/368455-central-highlands-teachers-cajole-parents-kids-to-attend-school.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/368455-central-highlands-teachers-cajole-parents-kids-to-attend-school.html

Gia Lai teachers go out of their way to ensure children don’t neglect their schooling for working in the fields.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho Central Highlands teachers cajole parents, kids to attend school

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 24 Jul 2019 16:01:09 +0000
National highway traffic jam lasts hours after three fatal accidents https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/368396-national-highway-traffic-jam-lasts-hours-after-three-fatal-accidents.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/traffic/368396-national-highway-traffic-jam-lasts-hours-after-three-fatal-accidents.html

Three traffic accidents within two hours on a National Highway 5 section triggered a gridlock 10km long for six hours on Tuesday.

National highway traffic jam lasts hours after three fatal accidents

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 23 Jul 2019 18:53:20 +0000
Rice is twice as nice when sticky https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/368341-rice-is-twice-as-nice-when-sticky.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/368341-rice-is-twice-as-nice-when-sticky.html

Tasty, filling and flavourful are the three key ingredients to any meal, which is why it shouldn’t come as a surprise that you’ll find xôi xéo being eaten at any time of the day.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 23 Jul 2019 08:39:00 +0000
Aerial view of lush green Quang Ngai https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368323-aerial-view-of-lush-green-quang-ngai.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368323-aerial-view-of-lush-green-quang-ngai.html

Panoramic images from above spotlights the as yet unspoilt charms and beauty of landscapes in the central province of Quang Ngai.

Aerial view of lush green Quang Ngai

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 22 Jul 2019 18:27:29 +0000
Southern Phu Quoc emerges as luxury destination https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368308-southern-phu-quoc-emerges-as-luxury-destination.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368308-southern-phu-quoc-emerges-as-luxury-destination.html

Three five-star resorts, all located on beaches that are among the best in Vietnam, have transformed Southern Phu Quoc into an island paradise.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 22 Jul 2019 17:00:00 +0000
A Da Lat house has two fronts, no back portion https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/368298-a-da-lat-house-has-two-fronts-no-back-portion.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/368298-a-da-lat-house-has-two-fronts-no-back-portion.html

A Da Lat house straddles two streets with a complex design featuring six sides, no perpendicular angle and two facades.

A Da Lat house has two fronts, no back portion

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 22 Jul 2019 15:15:02 +0000
Zalo's owner commits to apply for social media license https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/368441-zalos-owner-commits-to-apply-for-social-media-license.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/368441-zalos-owner-commits-to-apply-for-social-media-license.html

The VNG Joint Stock Company, which owns Zalo, a free Vietnamese mobile phone and messaging app, last Saturday committed to apply for a license after HCM City authorities decided to revoke Zalo’s two social-media online domains for operating without a license, according to Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper on Saturday.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:51:00 +0000
Making the ‘Disneyland factor’ work in Vietnam https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368290-making-the-disneyland-factor-work-in-vietnam.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368290-making-the-disneyland-factor-work-in-vietnam.html

Vietnam’s tourism appeal has been enhanced by local expression of the ‘Disneyland factor’, which introduces a heightened level of excitement.

Sun World Ba Na Hills.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:30:00 +0000
Inside Southeast Asia's largest bear rescue center https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/368247-inside-southeast-asias-largest-bear-rescue-center.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/368247-inside-southeast-asias-largest-bear-rescue-center.html

The Vietnam Bear Rescue Center in the northern province of Vinh Phuc provides a semi-wild environment for bears that get a second chance.

Inside Southeast Asias largest bear rescue center, where 200 bears live - 8

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sun, 21 Jul 2019 18:00:00 +0000
Sword Lake - the heart of Hà Nội https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/368209-2019-07-20-13-01-08.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/368209-2019-07-20-13-01-08.html

Hoàn Kiếm (Sword) Lake and its surrounding streets, located in the centre of Hà Nội, have always been considered the heart of the capital city as well as its spiritual and cultural hub. The area has witnessed many of the 1,000-year-old city's most historical moments such as the marching of Việt Nam's liberation troops to end the resistance war against the French or the rally of Hà Nội locals in front of the Opera House to seize power from the temporary administrations during the August Revolution in 1945.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:40:30 +0000
Vietnam’s finest tea producer teems with other natural delights https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368198-vietnams-finest-tea-producer-teems-with-other-natural-delights.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/368198-vietnams-finest-tea-producer-teems-with-other-natural-delights.html

Thai Nguyen is famed for its tea, but the province has many other natural attractions still unspoilt and pristine.

SENT TO HARI- Explore the tea kingdom and tourist hotspots in northern province

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 20 Jul 2019 08:16:14 +0000
Lũng Pô - where the Hồng River flows into Việt Nam https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368131-2019-07-19-14-09-16.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/368131-2019-07-19-14-09-16.html

Lũng Pô Peak in the northern province of Lào Cai is an alluring destination for those who like discovery, where the Hồng (Red) River enters Vietnamese territory.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Fri, 19 Jul 2019 09:42:30 +0000
Five Google Doodles that have depicted Vietnamese culture https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/367840-five-google-doodles-that-have-depicted-vietnamese-culture.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/367840-five-google-doodles-that-have-depicted-vietnamese-culture.html

With Google featuring Vietnamese historical and cultural symbols several times on its homepage, these have reached a global audience.

A screenshot from Google Doodle features a family gathering to wrap and cook banh chung on Lunar New Year’s Eve in 2013.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:18:17 +0000
Three-year project hopes to bring turtles back to central Vietnam islands https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/367891-three-year-project-hopes-to-bring-turtles-back-to-central-vietnam-islands.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/nature-and-animals/367891-three-year-project-hopes-to-bring-turtles-back-to-central-vietnam-islands.html

Vo Nghiem, 70, of Quang Nam remembers how sea turtles used to come to the central province's Cham Islands in the 1980s to lay eggs.

Turtle eggs brought from Con Dao Island of the southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province to Cham Islands in the central province of Quang Nam to hatch. Photo by VnExpress/Dac Thanh.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:15:51 +0000
French delegation thinks Ngon Garden is tres bien https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/367974-2019-07-19-13-27-06.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/367974-2019-07-19-13-27-06.html

French delegation thinks Ngon Garden is tres bien

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:18:57 +0000
How Sun World theme parks strive to help traditional culture thrive https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/367841-how-sun-world-theme-parks-strive-to-help-traditional-culture-thrive.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/367841-how-sun-world-theme-parks-strive-to-help-traditional-culture-thrive.html

Bằng cách tổ chức nhà hát truyền thống miễn phí và các chương trình âm nhạc cổ điển, Sun Group tìm cách thu hút sự đánh giá cao trong số lượng khán giả lớn hơn.

Nguyễn Văn Tâm

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Thu, 18 Jul 2019 15:00:00 +0000
Major cities grapple with garbage problem https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/367896-major-cities-grapple-with-garbage-problem.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/environment/367896-major-cities-grapple-with-garbage-problem.html

Vietnam uses landfills but its cities are running out of space and people are unhappy with their pollution threat and, especially, odor.

A birds eye view of 

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Thu, 18 Jul 2019 08:30:00 +0000
Flooding wreaks traffic chaos on Saigon streets https://vietnambrief.com/society/weather/367897-flooding-wreaks-traffic-chaos-on-saigon-streets.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/weather/367897-flooding-wreaks-traffic-chaos-on-saigon-streets.html

Torrential rains Wednesday evening flooded several streets in Saigon, stalling many engines and creating traffic mayhem.

Flooding wreaks traffic chaos on Saigon streets

 

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phuonganh@udns.asia (Phuong Anh) frontpage Wed, 17 Jul 2019 22:52:33 +0000
A Saigon pagoda truly open to sentient beings - no doors, no walls https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/367842-a-saigon-pagoda-truly-open-to-sentient-beings-no-doors-no-walls.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/367842-a-saigon-pagoda-truly-open-to-sentient-beings-no-doors-no-walls.html

Lối vào chùa đá Kỳ Quang 2 không có cửa, tuân theo giới luật của Đức Phật để chào đón tất cả chúng sinh.

Chùa đá không cửa ở Sài Gòn - 1

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Wed, 17 Jul 2019 20:58:52 +0000
Backstage a bling-bling night, a drag-queen drama https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-entertainment/367915-backstage-a-bling-bling-night-a-drag-queen-drama.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-entertainment/367915-backstage-a-bling-bling-night-a-drag-queen-drama.html

In the darkness enveloping the edge of the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drag queens meticulously set the stage for a fun evening.

Backstage a bling-bling night, a drag-queen drama

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 17 Jul 2019 19:14:15 +0000
Việt Nam drawn against regional rivals for World Cup qualifiers https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/368014-vit-nam-drawn-against-regional-rivals-for-world-cup-qualifiers.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/368014-vit-nam-drawn-against-regional-rivals-for-world-cup-qualifiers.html

Việt Nam have been drawn with alongside regional rivals Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia in the next round of World Cup qualifying.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:45:00 +0000
Music video highlights the beauty of Ninh Bình https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/367981-music-video-highlights-the-beauty-of.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/367981-music-video-highlights-the-beauty-of.html

The beautiful landscape of Ninh Bình has been captured in many photos and films, but singer Nguyễn Thu Hằng has found her own way to highlight the stunning beauty.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 17 Jul 2019 16:04:02 +0000
Woman finds family 24 years after being trafficked to China https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/367901-woman-finds-family-24-years-after-being-trafficked-to-china.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/367901-woman-finds-family-24-years-after-being-trafficked-to-china.html

A Vietnamese woman tricked and sold to a Chinese man as a bride 24 years ago has found her family after her images were posted online.

Woman finds family 24 years after being trafficked to China

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 17 Jul 2019 11:31:17 +0000
142 illegal games removed from Apple, Google app stores in Vietnam https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/367904-142-illegal-games-removed-from-apple-google-app-stores-in-vietnam.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/367904-142-illegal-games-removed-from-apple-google-app-stores-in-vietnam.html

Vietnamese authorities have been working with Apple, Google and Facebook to remove unauthorized online games providing cross-border services.

142 illegal games removed from Apple, Google app stores in Vietnam

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:38:28 +0000
US hopes N.Korea talks go ahead despite Pyongyang threat https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/hotspots/368049-us-hopes-nkorea-talks-go-ahead-despite-pyongyang-threat.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/hotspots/368049-us-hopes-nkorea-talks-go-ahead-despite-pyongyang-threat.html

US hopes N.Korea talks go ahead despite Pyongyang threat

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Wed, 17 Jul 2019 10:25:37 +0000
Vietnam’s Cao Bang geopark among world’s most beautiful (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/367844-vietnams-cao-bang-geopark-among-worlds-most-beautiful.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/367844-vietnams-cao-bang-geopark-among-worlds-most-beautiful.html

A UNESCO-recognized geopark in the northern province of Cao Bang has been named among 50 most breathtaking sights in the world.

Ban Gioc Waterfall in Cao Bang Province near the border with China is one of the most beautiful sights in Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Tung

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 16 Jul 2019 20:14:18 +0000
A common dish with a unique twist https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/367991-a-common-dish-with-a-unique-twist.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/367991-a-common-dish-with-a-unique-twist.html

Pancakes are simply really, but when it comes to food, Việt Nam really doesn’t do plain and simple.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:06:00 +0000
Summer camp opens for overseas Vietnamese youth https://vietnambrief.com/society/youth/367955-summer-camp-opens-for-overseas-vietnamese-youth.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/youth/367955-summer-camp-opens-for-overseas-vietnamese-youth.html

The annual five-day 14th Summer Camp for young overseas Vietnamese, which kicked off on Monday in HCM City, has attracted about 60 Vietnamese aged 12-25 from countries and territories worldwide.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 15 Jul 2019 23:05:06 +0000
National High School Examination results released https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/367958-national-high-school-examination-results-released.html https://vietnambrief.com/science-and-education/faculty/367958-national-high-school-examination-results-released.html

Among nine subjects in the National High School Examination this year, History remained the subject with lowest average score despite all subjects seeing increased averages from last year's exam, according to the results released by the Ministry of Training and Education on Sunday.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 15 Jul 2019 15:18:58 +0000
As migrants wait in fear, no sign of large-scale US raids https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/368055-as-migrants-wait-in-fear-no-sign-of-large-scale-us-raids.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/368055-as-migrants-wait-in-fear-no-sign-of-large-scale-us-raids.html

As migrants wait in fear, no sign of large-scale US raids

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 15 Jul 2019 11:23:09 +0000
Insects swarm a northern highlands market https://vietnambrief.com/economy/market/367807-insects-swarm-a-northern-highlands-market.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/market/367807-insects-swarm-a-northern-highlands-market.html

July seems to be a time when many insects reproduce, allowing vendors to bring locusts, dragonfly larvae, cicadas, bamboo worms, crickets and many other species to the market. Depending on the species, farmers bring in two to 10 kilograms each. Some are sold by weight and others by number. For instance, a cricket costs VND1,000 (5 cents).

Một tỉnh phía bắc của côn trùng nhỏ (chưa được chỉnh sửa)

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:33:24 +0000
'When they chant Roger, I hear Novak': Djokovic admits 'toughest' Wimbledon win https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/368029-when-they-chant-roger-i-hear-novak-djokovic-admits-toughest-wimbledon-win.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/368029-when-they-chant-roger-i-hear-novak-djokovic-admits-toughest-wimbledon-win.html

Novak Djokovic admitted his epic, record-breaking Wimbledon final triumph over Roger Federer on Sunday was the "toughest mentally" he had ever endured.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 15 Jul 2019 10:27:18 +0000
Map on King’s wives’ tombs discovered https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/368003-map-on-kings-wives-tombs-discovered.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/368003-map-on-kings-wives-tombs-discovered.html

Information from a map featuring Tự Đức King’s (1847-1883) tomb area, drawn during the revolutionary regime after 1975, will be used to assist efforts to rebuild the tomb of one of the wives of King Tự Đức of the Nguyễn Dynasty.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Mon, 15 Jul 2019 08:27:45 +0000
Misty mornings turn Gia Lai into a dreamy wonderland (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/367795-misty-mornings-turn-gia-lai-into-a-dreamy-wonderland.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/367795-misty-mornings-turn-gia-lai-into-a-dreamy-wonderland.html

The Central Highlands province of Gia Lai becomes a land of dreams as mist, fog and sunlight play hide and seek at dawn.

Misty mornings turn Gia Lai into a dreamy wonderland

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 14 Jul 2019 15:56:43 +0000
An accidental dish makes Hanoi summer evenings memorable https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/367794-an-accidental-dish-makes-hanoi-summer-evenings-memorable.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/367794-an-accidental-dish-makes-hanoi-summer-evenings-memorable.html

Phở cuốn, một cuộn được gợi lên bởi một người suy nghĩ nhanh, rất tuyệt với bia và làn gió Trúc Bạch.

Khách hàng tại một quán phở trong nhà ở đường Ngũ Xá.  Ảnh được VnExpress mua lại.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sun, 14 Jul 2019 15:28:00 +0000
Pho rolls an attraction of Hanoi cuisine https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/367867-pho-rolls-an-attraction-of-hanoi-cuisine.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/367867-pho-rolls-an-attraction-of-hanoi-cuisine.html

Pho cuon, a roll conjured up by a quick thinker, goes great with beer and the Truc Bach Lake breeze.

With 10 restaurants, the 100 meters long street Ngu Xa is Hanois pho cuon hub. Photo by VnExpress/Minh Huong.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 14 Jul 2019 15:28:00 +0000
Underwater life goes above ground in a quiet Hanoi village https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/367792-underwater-life-goes-above-ground-in-a-quiet-hanoi-village.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/367792-underwater-life-goes-above-ground-in-a-quiet-hanoi-village.html

A Hanoi village hosts a hub of shops that cater to a hobby and feng shui charm – pet fish.

Yen Phu Village is also a tourism attraction. Photo acquired by VnExpress.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 14 Jul 2019 11:41:38 +0000
A 350 kph train is fast, but where will it get Vietnam? (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/more-transport/367787-a-350-kph-train-is-fast-but-where-will-it-get-vietnam.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/more-transport/367787-a-350-kph-train-is-fast-but-where-will-it-get-vietnam.html

With the trans-Vietnam high-speed rail route back in the limelight, a senior expert suggests a train that can carry both cargo and passengers.

How Vietnam’s high speed railway will get on track

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 14 Jul 2019 10:21:49 +0000
Asia's longest Reclining Buddha on pagoda roof (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/367781-asias-longest-reclining-buddha-on-pagoda-roof.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/367781-asias-longest-reclining-buddha-on-pagoda-roof.html

 The Hoi Khanh Pagoda in the southern province of Binh Duong is home to a 52 meters long statue of the Buddha attainting Nirvana.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sun, 14 Jul 2019 08:28:41 +0000
The bamboo shoot salad of the forest (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/367779-the-bamboo-shoot-salad-of-the-forest.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/cuisine/367779-the-bamboo-shoot-salad-of-the-forest.html

Dinh Van Ta, a Binh Phuoc Province resident, makes his own unique salad from bamboo shoots, peanuts and lemon leaves.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 13 Jul 2019 18:01:51 +0000
Hanoi celebrates 20 years as ‘City for Peace’ (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/367776-hanoi-celebrates-20-years-as-city-for-peace.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/367776-hanoi-celebrates-20-years-as-city-for-peace.html

The capital city is bustling with cultural events this weekend to mark the ‘City for Peace’ title conferred by UNESCO.

Hanoi on air: CNN videos introduce the best of Vietnam capital to global viewers

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Sat, 13 Jul 2019 16:16:33 +0000
Exploring 100-year-old alley in Saigon's Chinatown (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/367772-exploring-100-year-old-alley-in-saigons-chinatown.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/destination/367772-exploring-100-year-old-alley-in-saigons-chinatown.html

Hao Si Phuong, an alley in District 5 where many ethnic Chinese live, retains its traditional architecture from early last century.

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 13 Jul 2019 12:04:39 +0000
Making use of water hyacinth https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/367771-making-use-of-water-hyacinth.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/more-life/367771-making-use-of-water-hyacinth.html

Water hyacinth is a popular plant in rural Việt Nam. It easily grows on water and floats where the water runs and has flowers through four seasons. Even in flood season, when floods rise with the reddish colour of alluvium, the plant stays green and violet flowers sprout. At the end of winter and early spring is the main flowering season of water hyacinth.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 13 Jul 2019 10:53:00 +0000
'One of the best': Federer downs Nadal to set up Djokovic Wimbledon title duel https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/367769-one-of-the-best-federer-downs-nadal-to-set-up-djokovic-wimbledon-title-duel.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/more-sports/367769-one-of-the-best-federer-downs-nadal-to-set-up-djokovic-wimbledon-title-duel.html

Roger Federer reached his 12th Wimbledon final on Friday, defeating old rival Rafael Nadal "in one of his favourite ever matches", 11 years after he lost their epic 2008 title showdown at the All England Club, a match widely regarded as the greatest ever played.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 13 Jul 2019 10:06:15 +0000
Japan's new labour visa policy to bring oppoturnity for Vietnamese workers https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/367763-japans-new-labour-visa-policy-to-bring-oppoturnity-for-vietnamese-workers.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/367763-japans-new-labour-visa-policy-to-bring-oppoturnity-for-vietnamese-workers.html

Việt Nam expects to send more workers to Japan and the workers could earn more in the country thanks to Japan’s new policy on specified skills visa.

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dung@udns.asia (Dung) frontpage Sat, 13 Jul 2019 09:00:00 +0000
Vietnamese commandos undergo tough training (Video) https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/367745-vietnamese-commandos-undergo-tough-training.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/367745-vietnamese-commandos-undergo-tough-training.html

Commando Brigade 113 of the Vietnam People's Army are trained to pull off stupendous feats once they are selected. 

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Sat, 13 Jul 2019 08:08:58 +0000
Glimpses of a lifestyle that is worth our salt https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/367727-glimpses-of-a-lifestyle-that-is-worth-our-salt.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/367727-glimpses-of-a-lifestyle-that-is-worth-our-salt.html

Khanh Hoa farmers wake up before dawn and are at their busiest when the sun is at its brightest and harshest.

Go explore long-standing salt fields in central Vietnam

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 12 Jul 2019 20:00:00 +0000
Aviation quandary as airlines wait to enter Vietnamese market https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/367728-aviation-quandary-as-airlines-wait-to-enter-vietnamese-market.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/367728-aviation-quandary-as-airlines-wait-to-enter-vietnamese-market.html

Vietnam’s current aviation infrastructure and management capacity cannot handle several carriers waiting to enter the growing market.

Aviation quandary as airlines wait to enter Vietnamese market

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 12 Jul 2019 20:00:00 +0000
In Hanoi, some trees are family members https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/367721-in-hanoi-some-trees-are-family-members.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/367721-in-hanoi-some-trees-are-family-members.html

For many residents in Kim Lien area, one of Hanoi's oldest residential buildings, trees have been part of their home for nearly 50 years.

A tree roots in ones garden. Photo by Duc Tung

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 12 Jul 2019 17:00:20 +0000
Average income of workers increases while unemployment rate drops: report https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/367713-average-income-of-workers-increases-while-unemployment-rate-drops-report.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/367713-average-income-of-workers-increases-while-unemployment-rate-drops-report.html

The total average income from all jobs of wage earners increased in the first quarter of this year, while the unemployment rate dropped significantly during the period, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA).

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phuong@it.vn (Hoang Phuong) frontpage Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:55:43 +0000
Minimum wage set to increase by 5.5% in 2020: National Wage Council https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/367699-minimum-wage-set-to-increase-by-55-in-2020-national-wage-council.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/367699-minimum-wage-set-to-increase-by-55-in-2020-national-wage-council.html

Minimum wage in Việt Nam has been rising for the last three years, with year-on-year increases of 7.3 per cent,  6.5 per cent and 5.3 per cent in 2017, 2018, and 2019, respectively.

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hoang.anh@ibiz.vn (Hoang Anh (Manager)) frontpage Fri, 12 Jul 2019 10:35:30 +0000
A lonely but rewarding life for one dedicated teacher https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/367692-a-lonely-but-rewarding-life-for-one-dedicated-teacher.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/367692-a-lonely-but-rewarding-life-for-one-dedicated-teacher.html

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