Building characters for a living language

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VietnamNet English 2 week(s) ago

Building characters for a living language

VietNamNet Bridge – Award-winning researcher Tran Quang Duc has begun teaching Han-Nom (ancient Vietnamese script) as a way to understand Vietnamese history and culture. Phuong Linh finds out why the class has become surprisingly popular.

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Photos of ethnic kids catching snails in mud pond go viral

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

An amateur photographer named Manh Tai, 28, accidentally captured the moments of children of Thai ethnic catching snails in a mud pond in Dien Bien Province, near Tay Trang Border Gate with Laos during his trip to the northwestern area in June 2012.

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Foreign-investment “super-projects” worth billions set records

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VietnamNet English 1 month(s) ago

Foreign-investment “super-projects” worth billions set records

VietNamNet Bridge – Foreign investors have recently announced the development of surprisingly highly capitalized projects. However, analysts warn that Vietnam needs to remain cautious about these “super-projects”.

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Tolls on Noi Bai-Lao Cai highway - too low or too high?

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Tolls on Noi Bai-Lao Cai highway - too low or too high?

VietNamNet Bridge – Vehicle owners pay a surprisingly low VND6,000 toll per kilometer on the Noi Bai – Lao Cai Highway, which opened to traffic several days ago.

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Vietnam has won 213 International Mathematical Olympiad medals since 1974

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Vietnam has won 213 International Mathematical Olympiad medals since 1974

The Vietnam Mathematical Society organized a ceremony on Sunday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Vietnam’s participation in the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO).

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Commercial banks are indifferent to SBV refinancing

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VietnamNet English 6 month(s) ago

Commercial banks are indifferent to SBV refinancing

VietNamNet Bridge – Surprisingly, no commercial bank has asked for refinancing from the State Bank (SBV), although SBV is ready to disburse funds.

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Adventures in dining: Scorpion lollipops, grasshopper burgers

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Báo Đầu Tư English 6 month(s) ago

Adventures in dining: Scorpion lollipops, grasshopper burgers

Though slightly uncertain, Erin Kolski pronounced the unusual fare on her plate -- a burger made from ground-up grasshoppers -- to be surprisingly tasty.

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Vietnam execs well-paid despite poor performance

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VietnamNet English 6 month(s) ago

Vietnam execs well-paid despite poor performance

VietNamNet Bridge – Though Vietnamese businesses are experiencing the toughest days in their histories due to the economic downturn, their CEOs still “live well” with surprisingly high incomes.

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Where have university entrance examinees gone?

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VietnamNet English 6 month(s) ago

Where have university entrance examinees gone?

VietNamNet Bridge – Educators are reeling over the surprisingly low number of students registering to sit the university entrance exam. It is foreseeable that schools will not have enough students enrolling.

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Home teams face risk of losing points

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VietNam News English 7 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Home teams face risk of losing points

Home teams face a high risk of losing points when they enter the 14th round matches as underdogs in the Eximbank V-League 2014 this weekend.

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More deaths at nursery schools reported, evoking outrage

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VietnamNet English 8 month(s) ago

More deaths at nursery schools reported, evoking outrage

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese parents have been in a high dudgeon in reaction to a surprisingly high number of reports of deaths of children at nursery schools.

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Investors rush to lower luxury house prices

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Báo Dân Trí English 8 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Investors rush to lower luxury house prices

Many villa projects in Hanoi are being sold at surprisingly low prices amid the slump in the market when their investors want to clear out the stocks.

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Asian shares down after weak China, Japan data

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Báo Đầu Tư English 9 month(s) ago

Asian shares down after weak China, Japan data

Asian markets ended lower on Monday following a surprisingly poor batch of economic data out of China, while revised Japanese figures showed 2013 growth was slower than expected.

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Airport Corporation approved for equitisation

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Báo Đầu Tư English 9 month(s) ago

Airport Corporation approved for equitisation

The Airport Corporation of Vietnam has been approved by investment authorities to carry out its equitisation plan.

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Viettel’s engagement to create new face for cable TV market

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VietnamNet English 9 month(s) ago

Viettel’s engagement to create new face for cable TV market

VietNamNet Bridge – Existing cable televisions have hurried to change their business strategies in anticipation that the big guy in the telecom sector, Viettel-- when joining the market, would try to scramble for clients with surprisingly low fees.

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