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Super-apps Grab, Now, Zalo and Go-Viet in battle for market share

While many businesses are still busy developing e-hailing and delivery apps, Grab, Now and Zalo have triggered a new battle among super-apps. On September 11, Grab announced strategic cooperation with Moca to boost non-cash online payment activities in Vietnam. And just one month later, Grab launched GrabFood service in Hanoi. …

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Ukraine to deport 28 illegal Vietnamese immigrants

Police in the Ukraine capital of Kiev arrest a criminal gang in a file photo.

Ukraine police detained a group of illegal Vietnamese immigrants Wednesday as they were found roaming the streets, asking for food. The detentions were made after local police received a series of calls from residents in Glevakha, a remote town in the Kyiv Oblast Province near Ukraine center, saying that a …

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Worried about Trump iPhone eavesdroppers? China recommends a Huawei

An exhibitor takes a photo with a Huawei Mate 10 Pro during the 2018 CES in Las Vegas.

China’s foreign ministry on Thursday suggested the Trump administration to use a Huawei handset if it’s worried about foreign eavesdropping. The riposte came after the New York Times reported that American intelligence reports indicated that Chinese and Russian spies often listen in on President Donald Trump when he uses his …

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Overcoming adversity with a smile

Abandoned by father, a young orphan cheerfully takes care of his aunt’s family Ho Minh Hieu lives with his aunt’s family and his swine and piglets. The story of the 12-year-old, who is studying in central Quang Nam Province’s Nguyen Thanh Primary School, documented by photographer Dinh Chi Trung, has …

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Hue exhibition shows US’s deadly Agent Orange legacy

200 photos, documents and other items reveal how the chemical sprayed years ago continues to kill, cripple Vietnamese. A photo of Ke Van Bac, who belongs to the second generation of Agent Orange victims in A Luoi District of Thua Thien-Hue Province, home to former imperial city Hue in central …

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Coconut sticky rice a rare treat on Hanoi streets

The dish emerged decades ago, but it remains difficult to find a place in Hanoi that makes it really well. On the outside, the coconut sticky rice, xoi dua, is a very simple, tasty dish, one of several varieties of the dish that is a popular breakfast choice of many …

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Parliarment members suggest provincial mergers to cut civil servant numbers

Thousands line up to apply for positions at tax agencies in Hanoi. 57,175 public workers on the payroll are actually not needed.

National Assembly deputies Friday proposed more mergers of provinces and cities to reduce the number of civil servants. During a National Asembly (NA) discussion on national socioeconomic development, Ta Van Ha, NA deputy from the southern province of Bac Lieu, said that the process of reducing redundant government positions was …

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Speed up transportation projects to avoid cost overruns: parliament members

An artist impression of the Long Thanh International Airport in Dong Nai province, Vietnam.

National Assembly deputies Friday called for faster implementation of transportation projects to avoid cost overruns caused by huge delays. Duong Trung Quoc, a National Assembly (NA) member from Dong Nai, expressed concerns over signs of delay in the construction of the Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province. “Funding …

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Ha Long casino continues to lose staff on poor business performance

Ha Long’s only casino continues to lose employees due to a number of reasons, including its persistent losses. Hoang Gia Joint Stock Corporation (RIC) in Ha Long, Vietnam’s resort city, which runs the Casino Gaming Club, said the number of employees has fallen by 275 now compared to the beginning …

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