• Media ‘collision’ creates winners and losers, expert says 

    03/06/2011 05:00

    Geof Heydon, vice president of Digital Economy at Alcatel-Lucent in Australia. Broadcasters, policy makers, regulators, and experts in media sector have met in Hanoi on May 24-25 for the 8 th Asia Media Summit, which was viewed...

  • A legal shot in the arm 

    A legal shot in the arm 

    02/06/2011 05:00

    New consumer protection law will lack teeth without several amendments, say experts A woman walks past an advertisement at a shopping center in downtown Hanoi. Vietnam’s first-ever...

  • A sense of belonging 

    01/06/2011 05:00

    Quinn Mattingly and his “brothers” from Mai Am Tre Xanh, a boys shelter for street children in Ho Chi Minh City. “Quinn Mattingly is a hero for what he has been doing for kids,” said Jimmy Siegel, a volunteer at Mai Am Tre...

  • Taming the dragon 

    Taming the dragon 

    31/05/2011 05:00

    Economist argues that Vietnam should pursue a slow, holistic approach to solving its economic woes A branch of SeABank in Ho Chi Minh City now offers 14 percent per year on dong...

  • Drowning in sorrow 

    31/05/2011 05:00

    Forty-year-old Chinese Guo Liangcai lost his wife, children, two siblings and friends in a boat accident last Friday in the southern province of Binh Duong. Guo Liangcai’s voice never stopped quavering. “I don’t know...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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