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“War does not have a woman's face”

Created 03 May 2017
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A war within: Vietnamese women warriors search for inner peace in Zen

Park preserves pottery trade in Hội An

Created 30 April 2017
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Nguyễn Văn Nguyên has been surrounded by pottery from an early age. His latest project, a terracotta park on the outskirts of Hội An, aims to revitalise the ancient craft. Công Thành reports.

 

Waacking Saigon: The pioneers of Vietnam’s retro dance revival

Created 29 April 2017
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It’s not every day that you hear vintage disco music in HCMC, but for one group of Vietnamese millennials, it’s a way of life.

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A day in the life of a Vietnamese intelligence agent

Created 29 April 2017
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From his small home, 90-year-old Colonel Nguyen Van Tau remembers the day the war ended 42 years ago.

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Elderly man lives hermit life in Quang Ngai forest

Created 01 March 2017
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Tired of the noise, a man in the central province of Quang Ngai has opted to live alone in the deep forest for the past 20 years.

Đỉnh Cà Đam (huyện Trà Bồng, tỉnh Quảng Ngãi) quanh năm mây phủ. Nằm ở lừng chừng núi, căn chòi nhỏ là nơi ông Hồ Văn Châu (68 tuổi), ở thôn Tang, xã Trà Bùi, huyện Trà Bồng sinh sống suốt 20 năm qua.

 

Old loves highlight Japan and Vietnam's new bonds

Created 27 February 2017
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"This is my husband," said 94-year-old Nguyen Thi Xuan, holding up a pillow wrapped in a Vietnamese flag, with a Japanese army shirt pushed inside. She sleeps with it every night.

 

Stories through the lens: Ready to serve

Created 25 February 2017
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Around a month after Tết has for long been a time for many Vietnamese youth to bid farewell to their families and friends and sign up to serve the nation as members of the armed forces.

 

Spending time with a ‘disappearing’ people

Created 19 February 2017
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Pham Mai Huong quit a regular job to travel full time, and is rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime experience in northernmost Mongolia with the Tsaatan tribe. Hong Van reports.

 

Hanoi hospitals seek external funding

Created 17 February 2017
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In a bid to raise capital and improve medical treatment services, Hanoi is seeking both local and foreign investors to buy stakes in public hospitals it owns.

 

From France to Việt Nam

Created 16 February 2017
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A dozen children surround Bruno Cerignat, holding hands, singing and laughing as he teaches them a funny English song.  

 

Romantic cafes for Valentine’s Day around Hanoi

Created 14 February 2017
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Valentine’s Day weekend is almost here, and while one can’t go wrong with any of the top restaurants in Hanoi, here are a few coffee shops that put extra-romance in the equation.

 

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