The bad Vietnamese: Culture minister schools the public on morals, blames market economy International

The Vietnamese culture minister, Nguyen Ngoc Thien, did not mince his words about what he called an “ethical downfall” in the country. In a parliamentary session on Monday, he lamented the disappearing “traditional values” and blamed the market economy, educators and even law enforcement for failing to give the public a new moral compass. “Selfishness, […]

Vietnam student wins prize at US science fair after controversial visa rejections International

By Hoang Tao  &nbspMay 20, 2017 | 01:32 pm GMT+7 Pham Huy, the inventor of a prosthetic arm for disabled people, was denied twice and almost missed his trip to Los Angeles. After two visa rejections that almost killed his dream trip, a Vietnamese high school student finally made it to the U.S.-based Intel International Science […]

Vietnam steps up child protection with new internet law International

A new government decision is seeking to provide stronger child protection on the internet by requiring users to obtain permission from children or their parents to share their personal information and images. The new regulation, which will take effect on July 1, requires all internet users to gain permission from children, or their parents/guardians if […]

Saigon struggles to keep low-paid preschool teachers from quitting International

Ho Chi Minh City’s government is asking for legislative approval to set aside a budget worth VND250 billion ($11 million) each year to attract preschool teachers and reduce the high turnover rate.  The budget will be used to raise salaries and allowances for teachers at local kindergartens and hire new staff under short-term contracts.  The city […]