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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Soon to Grapple With Aging Population

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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.

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Ancient Kinh Vietnamese Might Hail From Africa Instead of China, Genome Project Shows

Results from the project present new evidence supporting past hypotheses that seek to explain the origin of present-day Southeast Asians and Kinh Vietnamese.

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Fahasa to Drop Plastic Bags, Use Paper Wrappings Next Month

The most popular Vietnamese bookstore chain recently announced their latest effort to move away from single-use plastic.

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Weekend Stories Roundup: Hanoi Students’ High School Graduation Rate at 97.6%

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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.

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Cambodia's Shocking Rates of Deforestation to Blame for Climate Emergency

As the impacts of climate change become more apparent worldwide, members of the public are connecting more weather events to the phenomenon.

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After Heatwaves and Wildfires, Central Vietnam Faces Historic Saltwater Intrusion

Heatwaves and droughts have resulted in worrisome salt levels in freshwater supplies that is seriously impacting agriculture and tourism sectors.

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New Proposal Calls on Hanoi Businesses to Ditch Plastic Bags

A new proposal submitted by Hanoi authorities late last month calls on businesses involved in the production of plastic bags to drastically adjust their output.

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From 2020, Vietnam to Increase Regional Minimum Wage by 5.5%

The new minimum wage will go into effect from January 1, 2020.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Woman Finds Family 24 Years After Being Trafficked to China

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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.

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Tickets for Hanoi’s Formula One Race Go on Sale Today

With just eight months to go until Vietnam’s first-ever Formula One Grand Prix, construction of the racecourse is underway and, as of today, tickets for the event are officially on sale.

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High-Speed Railway Connecting Bangkok to China in the Works

The modern bullet train system will take Bangkokians to Laos and China from Bang Sue.

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