• Demographic dividend period – time for VN to become dragon

    Demographic dividend period – time for VN to become dragon

    22/06/2011 05:00

    The time for Vietnam to become a dragon Demographic dividend is a rise in the rate of economic growth due to a rising share of working age people in a population. This usually occurs when the fertility rate falls and the youth dependency rate declines, i.e the...

  • Lost in renovation 

    Lost in renovation 

    22/06/2011 05:00

    A man walks past a house under construction in Cu Da Village in the outskirts of Hanoi. Famed for its century old European-style houses, the village has lost its charm since its inhabitants began to build new, modern homes. In most countries, the village would have been a well...

  • Highway section a 'dead end' for drug traffickers 

    22/06/2011 05:00

    A section of the National Way No.6 in the northern province of Hoa Binh has earned a reputation for being a “dead end for drug traffickers." Truong Quang Hai, chief of Tan Lac District’s police division, said the section has earned its reputation firstly because it is...

  • Electronic portals to enhance security

    21/06/2011 05:00

    Two of the most popular kinds of attack include defacement, which changes the visual appearance of a site and denial-of-service attacks (DDoS), which prevents users from accessing computer sources. Preventative measures include regular virus scans, changing network...

  • Growing pollution threatens development: ministry 

    Growing pollution threatens development: ministry 

    21/06/2011 05:00

    A woman skims rubbish out of a polluted river in Hanoi . A national environmental report has warned that increasing environmental pollution will hinder Vietnam’s economic growth. Dang Thi Thanh Loan’s sore throat has continued to bother her despite two weeks of intensive...

  • New Hanoi in photo exhibition

    New Hanoi in photo exhibition

    20/06/2011 05:00

    The best entries of the first Hanoi artistic photo festival, entitled “Hanoi – Renovation, Development and Integration”, are now on display at the Exhibition House 45 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi. 126 photos by nearly 100 photographers are chosen for the exhibition. The...

  • Documentaries lose favour with audiences

    Documentaries lose favour with audiences

    20/06/2011 05:00

    In recent years, Vietnamese documentaries, considered to be a strong point in the country’s cinematography industry, have not advanced as well as expected. In search of lost audiences : A scene from the documentary Le Cai Tang (Digging up the Dead)...

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