What China's mess means for the world...and the U.S.

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

It's been an ugly start to the year for China, with Chinese stocks in Hong Kong falling to global financial crisis lows. To make things worse, Chinese officials seem befuddled about how to respond to the financial turmoil. Bloomberg Businessweek's Peter Coy takes a look at how China's mess affects the world, and explains why the U.S. economy is still relatively insulated.

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The strongest El Nino in decades is going to mess with everything

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago

The strongest El Nino in decades is going to mess with everything

It has choked Singapore with smoke, triggered Pacific typhoons and left Vietnamese coffee growers staring nervously at dwindling reservoirs. In Africa, cocoa farmers are blaming it for bad harvests, and in the Americas, it has Argentines bracing for lower milk production and Californians believing that rain is finally, mercifully on the way.

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Vietnam's transport development in a mess

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VietnamNet English 5 month(s) ago 2 related news

Vietnam's transport development in a mess

VietNamNet Bridge - The cost of transportation in Vietnam has become expensive while the number of accidents is high because the country has overemphasized road development. In the past 40 years, Vietnam did not have even 1m of railway for commercial purposes.

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Pigs drop off truck, block traffic on Hanoi flyover

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Pigs drop off truck, block traffic on Hanoi flyover

Traffic was turned into quite a mess for drivers on a flyover in Hanoi on Friday, and a few dozens of pigs were to blame.

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Model streets in HCM City remain a mess

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

Model streets in HCM City remain a mess

‘Model’ streets in HCM City boasting safe traffic and obstacle-free pavements are continuing to embarrass the municipal authorities.

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After NATO drawdown, US forces guide Afghans from the shadows

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

After NATO drawdown, US forces guide Afghans from the shadows

From his watchtower in insurgency-wracked eastern Afghanistan, US army Specialist Josh Whitten doesn't have much to say about his Afghan colleagues. "They don't come up here anymore, because they used to mess around with our stuff."

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The bar has been lowered on bar culture

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VietNam News English 10 month(s) ago

The bar has been lowered on bar culture

With the import of bar culture from Western countries, now Ha Noi's nightlife is being coloured by the birth of lively, dynamic bars. Increasingly, the opening of these bars is opening new leisure spots for young people to enjoy.

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Sa Pa, the beauty that has turned beast

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Báo Thanh Niên English 12 month(s) ago

Sa Pa, the beauty that has turned beast

Street vendors hassle foreign tourists in Sa Pa. Photos credit: Lao Dong

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Once-poetic Day River in Hanoi now a black, polluted mess

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VietnamNet English 16 month(s) ago

Once-poetic Day River in Hanoi now a black, polluted mess

VietNamNet Bridge – From September to January, the romantic Day River praised in many Vietnamese poems, which traverses Hanoi’s suburban districts, has turned black due to pollution from waste water coming from its upper stream.

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Neymar, Messi shine as Dutch slump again

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Báo Thanh Niên English 16 month(s) ago 1 related news

Barcelona teammates Neymar and Lionel Messi were both on target as Brazil and Argentina claimed international friendly wins Wednesday but struggling Netherlands slumped to another defeat.

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Thousands of asylum-seekers wait years in British backlog

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VietNam News English 16 month(s) ago

There are 11,000 asylum-seekers in Britain who have waited at least seven years to hear whether they can stay, a group of lawmakers said on Wednesday.

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Miner told to pay up for mud spill

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VietNam News English 17 month(s) ago

The People's Committee in northern Yen Bai Province have told the Tay Bac Mineral and Investment Joint Stock Company to suspend operations after a dam holding mud broke on Tuesday, swamping two villages.

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Vietnam experience: Door, sweet door

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 18 month(s) ago

Vietnam experience: Door, sweet door

Editor’s Note: Stivi Cooke is an Aussie living in Hoi An Ancient Town in central Vietnam.

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Contractors told to fix damage caused by shoddy roadworks

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VietNam News English 18 month(s) ago

Contractors told to fix damage caused by shoddy roadworks

HCM City's Transport Department has told the Power Corporation to clean up dirt and rubble after digging up roads and streets.

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Hai Phong port: container handling fee in a mess

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VietnamNet English 21 month(s) ago

Hai Phong port: container handling fee in a mess

VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of millions of dollars have been flowing back into the pockets of foreign ship owners since the port operators in the Hai Phong City area have been scrambling for clients by dramatically reducing container handling fees.

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