Xi's Silk Road dream for China hits a speed-bump in Thailand

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Xi's Silk Road dream for China hits a speed-bump in Thailand

President Xi Jinping is so devoted to his Silk Road project for China to deepen economic ties across Asia that he recently had top Communist officials attend a "study" session on the millennia-old history of the route.

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Vietnam driving consumer electronic sales in Asia Pacific: GfK

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Vietnam driving consumer electronic sales in Asia Pacific: GfK

Half of all internet users in the Asia Pacific region purchased at least one consumer electronics product online in the past year, with Vietnam one of the region’s strongest drivers of consumer electronic sales, a recent study by GfK has revealed.

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Vietnamese education app developer raises $9 million from US fund

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Vietnamese education app developer raises $9 million from US fund

GotIt!, a virally successful private tutoring app developed by a Silicon Valley-based firm founded by a Vietnamese, has announced it had raised an investment of US$9 million from a U.S. capital fund, according to trustworthy tech websites.

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Finland risks 'serious crisis' with Russia if it joins NATO: study

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Finland risks 'serious crisis' with Russia if it joins NATO: study

If Finland joined NATO it would provoke a "serious crisis" with neighbouring Russia, an expert report commissioned by the government warned on Friday.

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Delayed school project means more student hardship

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Delayed school project means more student hardship

The Que Phong Boarding School project which received a gigantic VND 41,215 billion (USD1.85 million) in investment has remained abandoned for a year now, leaving hundreds of students temporarily to live and study at different places.

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Scant details emerge on petroleum pipeline project

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Scant details emerge on petroleum pipeline project

The Council of Ministers has granted a petrochemical company two years to conduct feasibility studies for constructing a network of oil and gas pipelines to crisscross Cambodia, but details about the pipeline project and the company set to carry out the study are about as murky as the liquid contents expected to flow through it.

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Firm to study proposed gas pipeline routes

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The Council of Ministers has granted Petrochemicals (Cambodia) Refinery Ltd permission to conduct two feasibility studies to explore the viability of onshore and offshore gas pipelines, according to a document released yesterday.

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China's white-collar wages outstrip Southeast Asian salaries

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China's white-collar wages outstrip Southeast Asian salaries

The labor cost advantage enjoyed by some Southeast Asian economies over China goes beyond factory jobs, according to a new study by Willis Towers Watson.

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Swing for the future

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Swing for the future

Vietnam Investment Review has granted thousands of Swing for the Kids schol­arships worth between VND500,000 and VND10 million to students from disad­vantaged backgrounds across the country. Awarded to students showing high academic potential, the scholarships aim to help them achieve their ambitions. Van Nguyen talked to scholarship students about their hopes for the future.

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Students fail to make use of apprenticeship

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Students fail to make use of apprenticeship

Most of gradute students are struggling with adapting to the real workplace, even after experiencing apprenticeships, researchers from the HCM City Pedagogical University have claimed after a two-year study.

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Common medicines tied to changes in the brain

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Common medicines tied to changes in the brain

Commonly used drugs for problems like colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure and heart disease have long been linked to cognitive impairment and dementia. Now researchers have some fresh evidence that may help explain the connection.

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Vietnamese families ripped off by ‘study abroad’ scam

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Vietnamese families ripped off by ‘study abroad’ scam

Many families in Vietnam’s Central Highlands have been tricked into handing over large sums of money to a fraudster claiming to be an 'employee at an international school' who said he could help arrange for their children to study in the U.S.

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MHI subsidises tuition to spur industrial tech

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MHI subsidises tuition to spur industrial tech

Beginning April 2016, Japan-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd will accept the first applications for its overseas study support programme, under which up-and-coming Vietnamese students will be funded to study at Japanese universities where they will be exposed to state-of-the-art technology used by the industrial giant.

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Fast food may expose consumers to phthalates

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Fast food may expose consumers to phthalates

People who eat a lot of fast food may be exposed to higher amounts of certain chemicals in plastics that are believed to disrupt human hormones and possibly cause cancer, according to a U.S. study.

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Vietnamese spend over $1bn annually treating six types of cancer: report

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Vietnamese spend over $1bn annually treating six types of cancer: report

The direct and indirect economic burden of six common types of cancer in Vietnam amounts to over US$1 billion a year, health officials said in a conference this week.

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