Behind the scenes of Vietnam’s circus show ‘My Village’ International

For a performance that has been receiving critical acclaims both nationally and abroad, it takes a whole team of makers working together. Backstage the troupe of “My Village” (Làng Tôi) was busy rehearsing for their debut at Hong Ha, the Vietnam National Tuong Theater in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. A new stage  —  one that is smaller […]

Keep it running: Vietnam passes law to revive ‘crucial’ rail transport International

Vietnam’s lawmakers passed amendments to the Railway Law on Friday, promising incentives to investors to resuscitate a now unpopular mode of transport.  The law, describing rail as “crucial” in the national transport network, will take effect in July next year. It will potentially give train-related projects easy access to land and funding. Investors in the sector […]

Banning women from domestic work abroad raises trafficking risks: UN International

Southeast Asian governments’ efforts to stop women from going abroad for domestic work are putting their citizens at greater risk of becoming victims of trafficking and exploitation, the United Nations warned. Nearly half of the world’s 53 million domestic workers are from Asia, most of them women from impoverished families seeking higher incomes abroad. However, […]

Philippines saves Vietnamese hostage from Abu Sayyaf: report International

By VnExpress  &nbspJune 17, 2017 | 01:09 pm GMT+7 The 28-year-old sailor was abducted with five others seven months ago when his cargo vessel was attacked. A Vietnamese sailor who was abducted by the bandit Abu Sayyaf Group in November was rescued by the Philippines government troops on Friday, CNN Philippines reported. Hoang […]

Vietnam set for agriculture reform to support Paris climate agreement: report International

Vietnam has pledged to reform its agricultural sector to cut greenhouse gas emission by up to 25 percent by 2030, but it will need financial support. Officials and experts said at a recent meeting in Hanoi that the country is committed to Paris climate goals and to cutting down at least 8 percent of its […]