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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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[Photos] Old Quarter Building a Bridge Between Space and Urban Density

This spacious building, designed by G8A Architecture & Urban Planning, stands out amid the city's claustrophobic Old Quarter.

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Surprise! A New Homemade Social Media Platform in Vietnam Is Called 'Lotus'

Following Hahalolo and Gapo, another Vietnamese social media platform has entered the market with a rather "inventive" name.

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[Photos] In Hue, a Minimalist Tree House for Adults

Climbing trees and crafting a cozy tree house out of scrap materials might be a fond childhood memory for many. This new house in Hue provides its tenants with the same experience, except with the ame...

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How the Mekong's Mangroves Can Survive Against the Threat of Development

While Southeast Asia is known as one of the world’s fastest-growing economic regions, home to booming metropolises like Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur, it also hosts some of the planet’s m...

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Who's Really To Blame for Southeast Asia's Ocean Plastic Crisis?

Our oceans are littered with plastics. Indeed, we are regularly exposed to images and stories of whales and sea turtles choking to death on plastic trash. Ocean plastic is clearly a problem, but what ...

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Hanoi Health Center to Offer Rewards to People Who Bring in HIV Patients

The health center is positive their new reward system will help increase detection rates for the dangerous virus.

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Da Nang Signs Partnership With Facebook to Improve Disaster Response, Warning

This is the first time Facebook is partnering with a local government in Vietnam for a public service campaign.

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The Delicate Process of Helping Bears Recover From Trauma

Bear bile farms, which exist in some Asian countries like Vietnam and China, are a terrible reality for Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus).

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What’s Inside Gapo, Yet Another Made-In-Vietnam Social Network

Joining the likes of Hahalolo, VietNamTa and Biz Time, Gapo is Vietnam’s newest social media platform, aimed at young millennials.

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For Real Change, Rhino Horn Must Become a Taboo in Asia

At current rates of loss to poaching, rhino species will be extinct within our lifetimes. The big problem is demand for their horn from Asia. The market for rhino horn is moving from “traditional” med...

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Vietnam Suffers Most Offline Cyberattacks in Southeast Asia This Year

Offline cyberattacks happen when a user is not connected to the internet and malicious codes can spread through third-party devices such as USB, CD and DVD drives.

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Why Do Japanese Rent Cars? For Napping, Rapping and Dressing Up For Halloween

Car-sharing and renting is more widely supported in Japan than most parts of the world. One would think the obvious purpose of these services is merely to find a way to get to a certain destination. Y...

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How Place Identity Helps Preserve Hanoi's Last Traditional Silk Village

The identity of luxury goods firms is often anchored in the creativity and skill of the artisans behind the objects. A case in point is Hermès, where workers spend years learning to work with precious...

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Vietnam Will Be the First Country to Get Tinder Lite in the Next Few Weeks

Making sure people can get laid even with limited data.

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[Photos] A Hybrid Studio in Da Nang Where Business and Pleasure Mix

For many young Vietnamese creatives, establishing a home-based business where one can both relax in familiar comfort and further one’s career is the ultimate aspiration.

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Nintendo to Shift Part of Switch Production From China to Vietnam

Nintendo will move production of some components for popular handheld gaming device Switch from China to Vietnam in the coming months.

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New Study Reveals 29% of Primary School Students in Vietnam Are Overweight

According to a recent study by the Vietnam National Institute of Nutrition, the substantial obesity rate among elementary school students is due to a lack of physical exercise and imbalanced diets.

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Airport Authority Proposes $500m Upgrade for Con Dao Airport

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has recommended an upgrade for the airport in Con Dao, one of Vietnam's most popular attractions.

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[Photos] This Nam Dinh House Is an Ode to Vietnam's Beloved Banana Trees

Maison A in Nam Dinh Province was built for a client's aging mother. She is very fond of the banana trees that once occupied the space and the new house has the broad-leaf plant in abundance.

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Cases of Dengue in Hanoi Increase Threefold From 2018

At least 548 dengue fever patients have been admitted to hospitals in Hanoi this year, marking a threefold increase from the same period last year.