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Morning Stories Roundup: Hanoi Pride, Giang Brothers and Asia-Pacific Trade Pact

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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

- Hanoi Pride Festival 2018 filled with joy, colours. [VietnamNet]

- Book released on Hanoi's intangible cultural heritage. [VnExpress]

Vietnam

- 19 illegally built houses discovered at national tourism site in Da Lat. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnam’s Giang Brothers take aim at new Guinness World Record. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnamese guest workers send home up to US$2.5 billion annually. [Dan Tri]

- North-South express railway to face losses for at least 10 years. [Dan Tri]

- Vietnam ratifies Asia-Pacific trade pact. [VnExpress]

Other

- What would a smog-free city look like?. [The Guardian]

- Why Japan’s Kyoto is becoming the Copenhagen of Asia. [Asian Correspondent]

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