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in Hanoi

19 Districts in Hanoi Allowed to Reopen Shops, Takeaway Service

Starting at noon today, districts with no new COVID-19 community transmission cases since September 6 are allowed to reopen various businesses and restaurants.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Extends Lockdown for 2 More Weeks in 10 Central Districts

After September 6, 10 districts in the city's center with the highest risk of COVID-19 infection will continue with strict Directive 16 lockdown until September 21.

in Hanoi

Amid Worsening Outbreaks Elsewhere, Hanoi Pauses Its Reopening Roadmap

Bia hơi, gyms and karaoke need to wait until further notice.

in Hanoi

Hanoi CDC to Propose Reopening of Non-Essential Businesses

With the COVID-19 outbreak in the city evidently under control, Hanoi’s health authorities are proposing to reopen a few non-essential services.

in Vietnam

The Average Height of Vietnamese Children Increased, but So Did Obesity Rates

Vietnam's children are getting taller, but also wider.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Overtakes Saigon as Vietnam's Most Expensive City, Statistics Office Says

Hanoi's cost of living is currently the highest in Vietnam.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Truck Driver Saves Toddler Falling From 12th Floor of Apartment Building

The incredible story serves to remind us that the bravest superheroes are the ones that we encounter in everyday life.

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Hanoi to Remove All Unregistered Motorcycle Rickshaws From Streets

From June 30, around 4,300 of Hanoi’s motorcycle rickshaws will be impounded and eventually destroyed.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Passes Bill That Legalizes Sports Betting

Yay or nay?

in Vietnam

[Photos] Vietnamese Teens Are Putting High School Textbook Covers on Their Shirts

What can you not put on a T-shirt?

in Vietnam

Vingroup Announces Foray Into Mobile Phone Market With New Company VinSmart

The giant Vietnamese real estate conglomerate Vingroup has announced plans to go into the mobile device market in a bid to challenge international rivals.

in Vietnam

85-Year-Old Vietnamese Man Obtains Master’s Degree

Applause filled the auditorium of Da Nang’s Duy Tan University on June 10 as Le Phuoc Thiet, midway through his eighties, stood among students his grandchildren’s age before receiving his master’s deg...

in Hanoi

Hanoi FC Matches V-League’s Record Unbeaten Run With Victory Over Quang Nam

Following a 1–0 victory over Quang Nam, Hanoi FC have extended their unbeaten run to 12 matches this season. If you include games from the end of last season, that number reaches 19.

in Hanoi

Formula One CEO Excited About Establishing a Race in Hanoi

The globally renowned race might feature in Vietnam’s ancient capital, possibly as soon as 2020.

in Vietnam

Police Raid Vietnamese Dog Thieves, Rescue 22 Stolen Pets

On June 1, 22 dogs were discovered and promptly rescued from the home of 64-year-old Doan Van Loc in Ha Tinh Province at around 3:30am.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Aims to Reduce Coal Usage, Triple Production of Renewable Energy by 2030

The country wants to shift away from coal.

in Asia

Thailand Will Launch Durian Into Space to Promote Thai Cuisine

The infamous Southeast Asian fruit will be launched into space as part of the Thai Space Research Agency’s “Thai Food to Space” project.

in Vietnam

Vietnam to Ban Advertising for Alcoholic Beverages Stronger Than 15%

According to a proposal, beverages with higher than 15% alcohol content would be banned from promotions of any kind. Advertisements of weaker drinks would also face strict regulations.

in Hanoi

First-Ever Nude Photography Exhibition to Open in Hanoi This July

New ground will be broken in Hanoi this summer when the city sees its first-ever exhibition of nude photography.

in Hanoi

Vietnam U-23 to Play Against Barcelona U-23 at My Dinh Stadium This August

Thought the dust had settled on the excitement surrounding Vietnam’s U-23 football team? Think again…

in Vietnam

What to Expect From the 3rd Season of the Vietnam Basketball Association

From back-flipping dancers to some new faces in new places, the Vietnam Basketball Association (VBA) press conference, held Wednesday afternoon in Binh Thanh District, had a bit of everything.

in Vietnam

2 Killed, 10 Injured After Train Carrying 400 Passengers Crashes Into Truck in Northern Vietnam

Last night, a passenger train heading south from Hanoi slammed into a truck at a level crossing just after midnight.

in Asia

China and India Are Outsourcing Emissions to Poorer Countries Like Vietnam: Report

As China and India ready ambitious reforms to enhance their efforts to combat climate change, large corporations are responding by looking to offshore their operations to lower-wage nations.

in Vietnam

Vietnamese Government Proposes 33% Increase in Fuel Tax

The Vietnamese government is looking to raise the fuel tax to the highest permitted levels, according to a recent proposal by the Ministry of Finance.

in Vietnam

Confusion Reigns Over Mobile Phone Registration Law

National Decree 49, which was issued last year, stipulated that all mobile phone users in Vietnam were required to register their phone with photo identification by April 24in order to avoid having th...

in Asia

Adidas, Uniqlo and Nike Factories Are Leaving China for Vietnam

Vietnam now produces twice as many Adidas shoes as China, according to company filings.

in Hanoi

Open-Top Tourist Buses Rolling Into Hanoi Later This Month

  You heard it here first (unless you’ve been reading other news sources). Starting at the end of this month, open-top buses will begin taking tourists to all the main sightseeing spots in the c...