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Morning Stories Roundup: Proposal to Name Da Nang Streets After Foreign Missionaries Arouses Controversy

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

Hanoi

- Air quality app under 'coordinated attack' in Vietnam amid heavy Hanoi smog. [Reuters]

- Hanoi to barricade streets for second metro line. [VnExpress]

- Experts, tourists face off on Hanoi Train Street closure. [VnExpress]

Vietnam

- Busan: Vietnam Launches Film Commission. [Variety]

- Vietnam is powering full steam towards the future. [Bangok Post]

Vietnam sentences 11 people to death for drug trafficking. [Straits Times]

Proposal to name Da Nang streets after foreign missionaries arouses controversy. [VnExpress]

- No letup in poisoning of pine trees in Dak Nong Province. [VnExpress]

Other

- Drone spots five more dead elephants at Thailand waterfall. [The Guardian]

- China won't show NBA preseason games as backlash over Hong Kong tweet grows. [CNN]

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