Why is Vietnam among world's happiest, but not most literate nations?

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

Editor’s note: Le Tam, a Vietnamese social sciences expert based in Ho Chi Minh City, has written to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper to share his opinion on the Vietnamese population’s low interest in reading as shown in recent surveys. The views expressed are his own.

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Iraqi children dump Islamic State's books of violence

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Báo Dân Trí English 4 month(s) ago

The school walls have a fresh coat of paint and classrooms are crammed, but it will take longer to undo the damage done to thousands of Iraqi children who lived under Islamic State for more than two years.

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Vietnam’s top swimmer blasts new Asian championship record

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

Vietnam’s top swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien earned a gold medal and a spot in the record books after blasting through women’s 400-meter individual medley on the opening day of the 2016 Asian Championships in Japan on Thursday.

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Vietnamese library opens in Laos

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Báo điện tử CP English 4 month(s) ago

VGP- The General Association of Vietnamese in Laos (GAVL) has inaugurated a library at its headquarters in Vientiane with nearly 1,000 books.

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Ebook and print book to live in harmony

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SaiGon GP English 4 month(s) ago

Ebooks are a new, inevitable trend, but a majority of Vietnamese readers prefer printed books. The market will accommodate both, but the most important thing is to promote a reading culture and develop ebooks as a means to promote print books, academics and experts tell Hong Van.

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Book festival to open in cities

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SaiGon GP English 6 month(s) ago

A book week is being organised in three book stores in downtown HCM City on October 1-9 by HCM City’s General Publishing House.

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Winners of 2016 Good Books Awards revealed

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SaiGon GP English 6 month(s) ago

Winners of 2016 Good Books Awards revealed

Winners of the annual Good Books Awards were announced at a ceremony in Hanoi on September 18.

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Cheap book festival in HCM City

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SaiGon GP English 6 month(s) ago

Cheap book festival in HCM City

A book festival offering a special promotional program will be held at Ho Chi Minh City Exhibition House in Dsitrict 1 from September 16-25.

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Hanoi to launch first book street in December

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Báo Đầu Tư English 6 month(s) ago

Hanoi to launch first book street in December

19/12 Street in Hoan Kiem District will become Hanoi’s first book street in December.

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Hanoi to launch first book street in December

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

Hanoi to launch first book street in December

19/12 Street in Hoan Kiem District will become Hanoi’s first book street in December.

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Lightening dream of poor children

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SaiGon GP English 6 month(s) ago

Deputy Prime Minister, member of the Politburo Truong Hoa Binh September 10 attended the program “Thap sang uoc mo” (Lightening dreams) organized by the Vietnam Association for Protection of Children's Rights (VAPCR) in Ho Chi Minh City

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“Books for rural areas of Vietnam” honoured by UNESCO

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SaiGon GP English 7 month(s) ago

“Books for rural areas of Vietnam” honoured by UNESCO

The Books for rural areas of Vietnam programme, carried out by The Center for Knowledge Assistance and Community Development (CKACD), has been awarded the 2016 UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize.

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Vietnamese man wins UNESCO prize for rural book project

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Vietnamese man wins UNESCO prize for rural book project

A Vietnamese man has claimed a UNESCO prize for his efforts to bring books to children in rural areas.

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UNESCO honors Vietnamese civil library system

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Báo điện tử CP English 7 month(s) ago

VGP - The Center for Knowledge Assistance and Community Development (CKACD) has been awarded the 2016 UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize for its program “Books for rural areas of Viet Nam.”

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Book street to open in Hanoi

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Báo Dân Trí English 7 month(s) ago

Book street to open in Hanoi

19/12 Street in Hoan Kiem district will become Hanoi’s first book street in December.

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