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Weekend Stories Roundup: Hanoi, HCMC Remain Low on Quality of Living Index

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

Hanoi

- Hanoi, HCMC remain low on quality of living index. [VnExpress]

- Hanoi to open longest pedestrian street. [Dan Tri]

Vietnam

- Vietnam plans China railway route. [Dan Tri]

- 124 kids found to have tapeworms in northern Vietnam. [VnExpress]

- AirVisual and Greenpeace’s report on Hanoi’s air pollution inaccurate: Agency. [VietnamNet]

- One more province of Vietnam faces African swine fever. [SGGP]

- Germany’s former vice chancellor named Vietnam-based venture capital’s advisory board chairman. [Tuoi Tre]

- Doctor suspended for purportedly fleecing patients in Ho Chi Minh City. [Tuoi Tre]

Other

- Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain. [New York Times]

- Time for Asean to speak up about the South China Sea. [Asian Correspondent]

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