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Vietnam to Clampdown on Illegal Wildlife Trade Amid Virus Fears

With the scientist community in general agreement that 2019’s novel coronavirus emerged out of a wet market in Wuhan where live animals were slaughtered, governments in both China and Vietnam are taking action against the trading of illegal wildlife.

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How Vietnam Is Trying to Save Its Beloved Giant Yangtze Softshell Turtles

Eighty-eight-year-old Le Huy Hoanh stands up from his bench and carefully poured tea in rural Vietnam, and mimes for us how he used to kill gods.

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[Video] Rescued Pangolin Gives Birth in Vietnamese Sanctuary

For the first time ever, a baby Chinese pangolin ( Manis pentadactyla ) was born in a captive environment at the  Save...

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[Photos] A Somehow-Spacious Tiny Apartment in Hanoi

Aesthetic pleasure doesn't fall prey to functionality and a dearth of square meters in this tiny Hanoi apartment. 

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Local Engineers Develop Vietnamese-Language Site to Track Corona Cases in Real Time

The online map was developed by a group of five Vietnamese engineers from Kompa Group, a tech company based in Vietnam and Silicon Valley.

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Vietnam Will Have Harsher Dry Season, Fewer Typhoons in 2020, Experts Say

The harsh dry season is predicted to impact all three regions of the country.

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Being Human: Facing the Black Mirror of Technology Addiction

The second edition of ‘Being Human,’ our new series dedicated to mental health, focuses on the growing issue of technology addiction.

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New Directive Aims to Strengthen Illegal Wildlife Trade Enforcement

On July 23, Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc issued a new directive with the aim of tightening control against illegal wildlife trade and consumption.

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Over 20,000 Hanoians Who Visited Da Nang to Be Tested for Covid-19

The mass testing comes as Vietnam races to stem a fresh outbreak of the novel coronavirus centered in Da Nang.

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Hanoi Approves Design of New Tu Lien Bridge Over Red River

It will be called the Tứ Liên Bridge and was designed in part by Sun Group.

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High Chemical Levels Detected in Air Following Warehouse Fire

Heads up, Hanoians!

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GoViet to Be Renamed Gojek Vietnam to Merge With Indonesian Parent App

Say goodbye to GoViet and hello to Gojek.

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7 Jailed for 32 Years in Total for Poisoning Pine Trees in Lam Dong

Good.

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Covid-19 Supply Chain Disruptions Delay Delivery of Hanoi Metro Trains to End of 2020

Disruptions in global shipping, shuttered factories and supply chain interruptions mean the trains for Hanoi's second metro line will arrive from France later than expected.

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With Good Results on Mice, Vietnam Hopes to Trial Covid-19 Vaccine on Humans in 2021

The vaccine is currently being tested on mice.

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New Study Shows Coronavirus Strains in Vietnam's Field Rats, Guano Farms

Data from a study published in July 2020 suggests that, by the time field rat meat reaches restaurant tables, more than half of it is infected with coronaviruses.

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Phu Yen Partners With WWF to Reduce Plastic Waste by 30% in 5 Years

The plan is the result of a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) aimed at reducing non-biodegradable waste.

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Hai Phong Company Fined $4,300 for Sourcing Water From Dirty Ditch

Liem Son sourced its water from a canal filled with agricultural run-off and passed it off as coming from a thousand-year-old source in the mountains.

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South Korean Delivery App Beamin Expands to Hanoi

South Korea's Baemin has started schlepping bún chả, trà sữa and bánh gối across the capital.

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[Photos] Hue's 'Lotus House' Makes Wheelchair-Friendly Design Its Focal Point

Apart from its lotus-inspired motifs and clean contemporary elements, Lotus House in Hue is also special as a rare example of Vietnamese architectural design that takes into consideration the needs of...

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Hanoi Public School Becomes First in City With Solar Power System

It is part of a program to install solar panels at local schools.

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Ubisoft Opens Studio in Da Nang to Produce Mobile Games

In the near future, a select number of Ubisoft game fans in Vietnam will not only be able to play their favorite titles, but also have a role in their production.

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Hanoi to Deploy Water Trucks to Keep Dust, Summer Heat at Bay

Hanoi authorities are planning to re-deploy water trucks to city streets to keep dust and heat at bay in the sweltering summer months.

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Hanoi Officials Reject $50m Request From Chinese Metro Contractor

Hanoi officials have refused to pay the Chinese metro contractors their demand of US$50 million in advance to perform a test run on the Cat Linh-Ha Dong line in Hanoi.

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Hanoi's Metro Line 3 Faces Delay Due to Site Clearance Hold-Up

The above-ground section of Hanoi’s Metro Line 3 (Nhon-Hanoi Train Station) is essentially finished, though some site clearance issues might drag out the completion date.

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The College Course That Trains Vietnam's Future Wildlife Conservationists

A course based in Vinh aims to give Vietnamese students who want to change the way animals are treated in Vietnam a chance to make a difference.