• Pain and grief 

    25/05/2011 05:00

    Tran Dinh Quang, 13, at his family's funeral Sunday in the central province of Ha Tinh. Nine of his loved ones died in a boat accident in the southern province of Binh Duong last Friday. Tears seem to be not enough to express...



    24/05/2011 05:00

    Book captures Uncle Ho’s time abroad A book on the life of Ho Chi Minh abroad between 1911 and 1941 has been released to mark his 121st birthday (May 19). “Nghien Cuu, Xac Minh Tu Lieu Va Dia Chi Chu Tich Ho Chi Minh Da Song Va Hoat Dong O Nuoc Ngoai Tu Nam 1991 Den Nam...

  • VN shipping firms struggle to compete

    24/05/2011 05:00

    More than two years after being hit by the global recession, the domestic shipping sector is still struggling, according to experts. Viet Nam has about 1,880 ships with a combined total weighing of 8 million dead weight tonnage (DWT). However, these ships have only transported 7.6...

  • Writer Bao Ninh takes Nikkei Asia Prize

    23/05/2011 05:00

    Bao Ninh, the author of the world famous book “Noi Buon chien tranh” (Sorrow of War),” has been awarded the Nikkei Asia Prize for Culture in honor of his devotion to world literature. Writer Bao Ninh. “Sorrow of War,” published in Vietnam nearly two decades ago,...

  • Card sharks stalk tourists 

    Card sharks stalk tourists 

    23/05/2011 05:00

     (L-R) Four Filipinos, Estreuta M. Debelem, Aserdin Cadion Eduardo, Pineda Sevilla Regina, and Elizag Jovito Corpuz, were arrested in Ho Chi Minh City on May 3, 2010 in a gambling con...


    21/05/2011 05:00

    Ho Chi Minh City to host Southern Fruit Festival The week-long festival is expected to attract around 5 million domestic and foreign visitors. The Southern Fruit Festival will open at the Suoi Tien Park in HCM City’s District 9 on June 1. The annual event, held by the...

  • Making affordable housing affordable 

    Making affordable housing affordable 

    21/05/2011 05:00

    A construction expert talks about Vietnam’s need to create more low-income housing Apartment buildings in Ho Chi Minh City. Land prices must fall to make...

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