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Morning News Roundup: Sexual Harassment Dismissal, an International Guitar Festival and a Bilingual Tourism Portal for Hanoi.

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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

- A new expressway connecting Ha Long Bay with the Hanoi-Hai Phong Expressway will open in September. [VnExpress]

- Hanoi authorities have launched a bilingual tourism portal for visits to Hanoi. [Vietnam Net]

The Vietnam International Finger-Style Guitar Festival 2018 will take place at the Youth Theatre in Hanoi on August 25. [Dan Tri]

Vietnam

- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a plan to reduce the number of civil servants by 2 percent to 259,590. [VnExpress]

- A provincial official has been dismissed for sexual harassment in Quang Tri province. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam ministry wants the government to avoid Chinese-aided projects. [Nikkei Asian Review]

- Vietnam arrests heroin smuggler in the central highlands. [Xinhua]

Other

- Chinese brands grab 39 percent of Vietnam's smartphone market. [VnExpress]

- Uber is on a hiring spree in Singapore despite ‘exiting’ Southeast Asia. [Tech Crunch]

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