Alpine ethnic people in Vietnamin Vietnam – Conclusion: Aspiring to freedom

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

An ethnic group of Chinese origin who in ancient times were once cornered by troops from the East Asian empire, Mong people have settled and thrived on mountain peaks in northern Vietnam for the last three centuries and lived in the spirit of freedom.

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The cruel cycle of poverty and child marriage

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 month(s) ago

Poverty and gender inequality are said to be key drivers of child marriage in Việt Nam, particularly in ethnic minority communities in rural areas.

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Voice of Central Highlands to echo in Hanoi

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 month(s) ago

Next month, visitors to the Vietnam Nationalities Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism near the capital will have an opportunity to experience activities featuring the traditional cultures and customs of the ethnic minorities in the Central Highlands.

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Southeast Asian nations torch US$1b of seized drugs

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 month(s) ago

YANGON: Myanmar, Thailand and Cambodia torched nearly US$1 billion worth of seized narcotics on Monday (Jun 26), a defiant show of force as police struggle to stem the rising flow of drugs in the region.

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Life as ore scavengers for ethnic minority children in northern Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Dozens of children of the Hmong minority in northern Vietnam risk their lives every day working from dawn to dusk at the dumping ground of a local mineral processing plant in order to pay for food and education.

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Alpine ethnic people in Vietnam – P7: A different type of funeral

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Generations of ethnic Mong people in Vietnam have sought redemption and salvation for departed relatives through unique funeral rituals.

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Alpine ethnic people in Vietnam – P6: Getting drunk at the market

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Mong ethnic men from the northern Vietnamese province of Ha Giang often use market sessions as an excuse to binge drink with friends until their sympathetic wives carry them home.

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Alpine ethnic people in Vietnam – P5: ‘Wife-pulling’ custom

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Whether or not the custom is obsolete or inappropriate in today’s world, ‘pulling a wife,’ a deeply-rooted practice of Mong ethnic men, remains a unique cultural trait of the community.

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Alpine ethnic people in Vietnam – P4: Unique metalwork

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Only a few skilled ethnic Mong men in the northern Vietnamese province of Ha Giang are capable of forging cast iron triangular plowshares strong enough to work their people’s rocky farmland.

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Brighter Path II to continue empowering young ethnic schoolgirls

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 month(s) ago

VinaCapital Foundation and Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund have rolled out the second phase of the Brighter Path project, which provides scholarships to 33 ethnic schoolgirls in Vietnam.

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Alpine ethnic people in Vietnam – P3: The fight for clean water

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

The ethnic minority Mong people in the northern Vietnamese province of Ha Giang have been involved in a water ‘war’ for decades.

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Alpine ethnic people in Vietnam – P2: Growing crops on rocks

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

The Mong ethnic minority’s painstaking approach to farming in the UNESCO-recognized Dong Van Karst Plateau in the northern province of Ha Giang reflects their incredible ability to adapt to their surroundings and persevere against the elements.

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Ethnic people’s stone ‘fortresses’ in Vietnam – P1: Leading lives aloft

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

Members of an ethnic minority group in the northern Vietnamese province of Ha Giang, home to the UNESCO-recognized Dong Van Karst Plateau, have settled in fortress-like stone houses atop mountains for generations.

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Community-based tourism project ropes in ethnic minorities

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Báo Đầu Tư English 4 month(s) ago

A tourism development project being implemented in the northern mountainous provinces of Ha Giang and Cao Bang is expected to improve the livelihood of 10,000 poor people from ethnic minority groups.

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Traditional festivals promoted as tourist attractions

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Báo Đầu Tư English 4 month(s) ago

Traditional festivals in Vietnam share certain similarities, so it’s important to promote each one’s uniqueness.

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