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In classic Vietnamese fairy tales, when children face difficulties they are often helped by ‘fairy men.’ Today many children are protected and supported, not by fairy men, by Uncle Ho’s soldiers wearing badges and green uniforms. These Vietnamese Border Guards are connected with Vietnamese, Laos, and Cambodian children through schemes such as “Helping children to school” and “Border Guard Adoption.”
The Vietnamese Support Office in Milan has given out free support and consultation for many Vietnamese people
Tran To Nga, an Agent Orange victim herself, sued 14 firms that made or sold the highly toxic chemical.
37 Cambodian mango growing companies have been accepted by China to export 500,000 tons of the fruit into the country every year, posing a challenge to Vietnamese growers
A unique stilt house sits in Don village, famous for its tradition of hunting and domesticating elephants
Trees such as the 'walking' banyan tree in Ninh Binh and the thousand-year-old acacia tree in Dak Lak have attraced large numbers of tourists from across the nation this year
The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Deputy Minister Le Van Thanh met with a Republic of Korea Embassy to Vietnam working group led by Ambassador Park Noh-wan.
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has called on the whole political system, army and people to join hands in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.
Responding to a complex pandemic, Hanoi People's Committee Chairman Chu Ngoc Anh has asked agencies and units to stop unnecessary gatherings
For three decades, Nguyen Thi Phuong Dung has strived to help parents realize their role in raising children with disabilities and promote inclusive education
This pumpkin ball with mung bean soup can be served as a snack or dessert on hot days. The dish provides a variety of vitamins, helping to cool down the body in the summer heat
According to HSBC, Vietnam’s stock market is expected to continue to grow, helped by strong economic growth and increasing local liquidity.
New cases have brought the national tally to 3.489, according to the Ministry of Health.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has forecast that Vietnam would maintain its position as the world’s second-biggest rice exporter this year.
"Vietnam has become one of the favorite destinations in Southeast Asia", said the journal.
Through the right directions and policies issued by the Vietnam Communist Party, together with the heartful and active participation of all economic sectors and social classes, the country had overcome crises and gradually improved production activities, aiming to developed agriculture.
Although Jakarta is not involved in any territorial disputes in the waterway, it considers the waters off the Natunas to be part of its exclusive economic zone, though Beijing claims it has historical rights to fish there.
The current coronavirus outbreak is affecting many passengers' travel plans, with airlines updating their policies on changing and refunding tickets
Fried quail balut eggs covered in golden tamarind sauce, have a balanced sour, spicy, salty, sweet taste. A beautiful dish for those that want to try something a little different
The country has successfully played a leading role at the UNSC - the UN’s most important body responsible for maintaining world peace and security.