Opinion

Vietnam desires real, practical peace

Vietnam desires real, practical peace

Vietnam wants real peace, but not on impracticable terms based on greed and territorial expansion; and real friendship based on mutual respect, but not at the price of hegemony and dependence.

Pavement clearing movement raises question about the role of state officials

Vice Chairman of HCM City's District 1 Doan Ngoc Hai might be popular due to his pavement clearing movement, but people question whether other officials have the same passion and determination.

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HCM City desperate to prevent driving on pavements

The low barriers that HCM City's authorities installed to stop drivers driving on pavements have proved ineffective and are actually posing a danger to pedestrians.

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Prime minister impressed with Binh Duong's housing offer

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has given high praise to Binh Duong Province Party Secretary Nguyen Van Nam after he offered 1,700 low-cost houses to workers.

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Ministry of Industry and Trade weathers reform storm

The Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has a firm grip over the on-going reforms inside the ministry after a series of wrongful appointments by former Minister Vu Huy Hoang.

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Parents want a lesson from teacher's punishment

While violence in school is always criticised, a teacher in Hanoi has instead been treated with sympathy for her drastic solution to disruptive pupils.

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Dangerous bridges remain a problem in Vietnam

A TV programme broadcasted last week revealed that hundreds of people, including small children in Lo Son Commune, Hoa Binh Province, have to walk across an almost entirely destroyed bridge.

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PM's no Tet gifts anti-corruption instruction

At the November cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc announced a ban on government officials and civil servants offering gifts to their superiors during the Lunar New Year, or Tet.

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