Can clothes really make the man?

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers for whether they believe the phrase bo ao khong lam nen thay tu, or "Clothes do not make the man," is true in Viet Nam and in their countries, given that many Vietnamese people rushed to buy the latest iPhone, even though some of them don't know how to use it. We also asked if such people suffer from commodity fetishism, which, it is argued, comes from a lack of confidence.

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Criteria for foreign-language test exemption unclear, students say

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Criteria for foreign-language test exemption unclear, students say

VietNamNet Bridge – The new regulation exempting students from foreign-language exams for university admission will be difficult to implement as it is too vague, students and educators believe.

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Rhino horn demand falls after campaign

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Vietnamese demand for rhinoceros horns decreased by 38 per cent within a year after a campaign was launched against the practice.

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Bond issuances by gov’t limits bank loans

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Bond issuances by gov’t limits bank loans

VietNamNet Bridge – Businesses would have more opportunities to access bank loans at low interest rates if the government had not issued so many bonds, experts believe.

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Rhino horn demand falls after campaign

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Vietnamese demand for rhinoceros horns decreased by 38 per cent within a year after a campaign was launched against the practice.

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Dragonair underlines Vietnam’s role

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Dragonair underlines Vietnam’s role

Premium Hong Kong-based airline Dragonair is looking at Vietnam as one of the Pacific region’s leading business and tourist destinations as part of a wider long-term business plan, Jonathan Bailey, newly-appointed manager of Dragonair Vietnam told VIR’s Hoang Anh.

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Facebook’s new sticker feature unpopular with Vietnamese netizens

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Facebook’s new sticker feature unpopular with Vietnamese netizens

VietNamNet Bridge – While Facebook engineers believe that the sticker feature in the Comments section allows people to express opinions in a fun way, many Vietnamese netizens, with some exceptions, have found the new feature annoying.

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Experts divided over old ship imports

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Experts divided over old ship imports

A revised law allowing the import of used ships has inspired spirited debate amongst authorities and experts. While some believe the law will boost the profitable shipping industry, others are afraid serious environmental impacts will occur if not strictly controlled.

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Game firms fear luxury tax will lead to cheaper, smuggled goods

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Game firms fear luxury tax will lead to cheaper, smuggled goods

VietNamNet Bridge – A proposed luxury tax on online games has spread fear among gaming companies, who believe smuggled products would ruin their business if the tax becomes law.

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Vietnamese tanker captain tells of harrowing pirate ordeal

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Vietnamese tanker captain tells of harrowing pirate ordeal

The Vietnamese diesel tanker crew that was taken by masked pirates off the coast of Singapore believe the men were Indonesians.

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Modi dream stuck in the mud as land law empowers farmers

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

In fields now bearing wheat, cotton and cumin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi promises to build a city rivaling the most advanced in the world. Farmer Ganpatbhai Chauhan doesn’t believe a word of it.

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Apple plans iPad event on Oct 16

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Apple plans iPad event on Oct 16

Apple trackers believe that the company will pull back the curtain on thinner iPads with ramped up capabilities including Touch ID fingerprint recognition.

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Survey: 80 percent of firms support ASEAN Economic Community

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

The Strait Times of Singapore on October 7 quoted the findings of a new survey as saying that 80 percent of firms regard the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) as a good business opportunity and believe it will accelerate growth in their industries.

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Small merchants slam supermarket development plan

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Small merchants slam supermarket development plan

VietNamNet Bridge – While urban authorities believe that traditional markets should be replaced by shopping malls and supermarkets, many city residents are opposed to the idea.

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OTT TV providers plan to collect fees in 2016

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OTT TV providers plan to collect fees in 2016

VietNamNet Bridge – OTT TV content service providers hope they can make money with their added-value services, interaction services and advertisements as well as new user fees to be collected in 2016.

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