Vietnam

The Genius of North Vietnam's War Strategy

The most admirable thing about this fall's PBS series on the Vietnam War is the way in which it forces American audiences to confront the genius of …

War

4 Under-the-Radar Countries Where You Can Retire for Cheap

Consider living in one of these spots to stretch your Social Security check in retirement, and be sure to pack your sense of adventure.<p>Travel tops …

Retirement

Languages Cannot Be Assimilated or Colonized, for They Contain Multitudes

In her memoir of a life lived in and through translation, <i>Translation as Transhumance</i>, Mireille Gansel defines the process of bringing words from one …

Language

Post-earthquake reconstruction of Chinese village house named World Building of the Year 2017

A house made using a rammed-earth construction technique developed to rebuild a village destroyed by earthquake has received the title of World …

Ho Chi Minh City

Best architecture of 2017 revealed at day one of World Architecture Festival

A huge smile-shaped structure in London and a study centre in the Philippines are among today's category winners at the World Architecture Festival …

Ho Chi Minh City

How can communist Vietnam be friendlier to the US than China? | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Few things are more ridiculous in international politics than when a former enemy offers to mediate disputes between two former allies. But that’s …

China

London Lightning set to defend NBL Canada title

As Royce White waded through the yellow and black ticker tape falling from the ceiling at Budweiser Gardens last June, his eyes were wide open, and …

Ho Chi Minh City

Students bring new idea into traditional handicrafts of Dong ethnic group

Ning Tongtong (R) and Zuo Yating, students of School of Design of Hunan University, discuss about the design at a studio in Huaihua City, central …

News (China)

SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia sets record; S'pore, Philippines buoyant

By Karthika Suresh Namboothiri<p>Nov 17 (Reuters) - Most Southeast Asian stock markets soared<p>on Friday, with Indonesia setting a record a day after …

Economy

Vietnam Itinerary: A Two Week Journey From North To South

<b>VIETNAM ITINERARY DAY 1: SAIGON</b><p><i>War Remnants Museum in Saigon</i><p>We arrived in Saigon late at night. Depending on where you are traveling from and what …

South-east Asia

'Father and Son' ('Cha Cong Con'): Film Review

A fisherman brings his ailing son to the city for medical treatment in Vietnam's entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.<p>Before …

South-east Asia

13 Affordable Countries That Are Perfect For Budget Travelers

You already know that there are so many awesome ways to travel when you’re on a serious budget. But what’s equally important is ~where~ you go in the …

Halong Bay

Teenager dies after rolling onto broken iPhone cable in her sleep

A teenager has died after she was apparently electrocuted in her sleep by her iPhone cable.<p>Le Thi Xoan, 14, is believed to have touched the charging …

Hanoi

Vietnamese house with close links to nature is judged best in the world

The Binh house, designed by Vo Trong Nghia Architects has been voted the house of the year at the World Architecture Festival being held in the …

New Zealand News

Pho Dai Loi Is Opening a Fourth Location

The beloved pho place is growing<p>The restaurant that some say is the“absolute best pho” in Atlanta is adding one more location to its mini-empire. Tomorrow’s News Today has the scoop that Pho Dai Loi is planning to open a new location in north Buckhead.<p>This will be the fourth Pho Dai Loi location, …

Atlanta

83-year-old veteran keeps promise made to fellow soldier in Vietnam bunker

PIEDMONT, South Carolina — A retired Marine has kept a promise he made to a fellow soldier, who he was holed up with in a Vietnam bunker nearly five …

Cleveland

GQ Guide to how and where to honeymoon successfully

GQ Guide to how and where to honeymoon successfully<p>Planning an Indian wedding is one of the most stressful activities that two individuals can …

Halong Bay

More of the year's best architecture from day two of World Architecture Festival 2017

A "slightly ugly" shopping centre and a woodland holiday home shaded by two broad roofs are among the category winners announced on the second day of …

Ho Chi Minh City

The Zoological Museum of Hanoi University

The Space Age Museum posted a couple of days ago and the one you're about to read about make one wonder if a museum is really a museum if it isn't …

Hanoi

Latest Dezeen Mail features a leafy Vietnamese restaurant and IKEA's sustainable chair

This week's Dezeen Mail includes Vietnamese architecture studio Kientruc O's conversion of a Ho Chi Minh City house into a plant-filled restaurant …

Ho Chi Minh City

Inside Hanoi: What to do in Vietnam's capital

Asia Travel

Coffee Talk: How to Order Coffee Around the World

Wherever in the world you're traveling, cafés — old, majestic ones that illuminate nostalgic interiors and minimalist Fair Trade shrines where …

Coffee

After death do us part: How Russian embalmers preserve Lenin and his ‘colleagues’ - Russia Beyond

While alive, the USSR’s founder Vladimir Lenin – who died in January 1924 – never expressed any will to be preserved after death. His widow Nadezhda Krupskaya even wrote a letter to Politburo: “I sincerely ask you not to turn your grief for Lenin into worshipping his personality. It was a burden …

Russia

White guys, let’s stop sexualising Asian culture in restaurants

Uncle Ho. Happy Endings. And the latest Misohawni, a new restaurant in Johannesburg with a gimmicky name and a mishmash of Asian cuisines including …

Ho Chi Minh City

The Profound Misunderstanding the Public Has About How the Military Operates

In one of the greatest PR successes of all time, close to 100 percent of Americans believe the United States has a volunteer military. It does not. …

Liberal View

ole scheeren reveals designs for empire city, vietnam's tallest skyscrapers

<b>german architect ole scheeren has unveiled a spectacular ensemble of high-rise towers and public spaces known as ’empire city’, which will become the</b> …

Ho Chi Minh City

Asia Rice-India prices rise on improved demand, fresh supply caps gains

* Bangladesh scraps rice deal with Cambodia over shipment delay<p>* Thai Hom Mali rice wins title of "World's Best Rice"<p>BENGALURU, Nov 16 (Reuters) - …

Ho Chi Minh City

Tạm Biệt, Hanoi! 182 Days In Vietnam Coming To An End.

When we said goodbye to Hanoi, it wasn’t merely the end of another 91 day adventure. We were putting an end to six months in Vietnam. That is a …

South-east Asia

Day of the Imprisoned Writer - Me Nâm

<b>Socialist Republic of Vietnam</b> <b><br>Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh</b> <b>(Me Nâm)<br>Blogger</b><p>On June 29, 2017, blogger Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, popularly known by her pen name Me …

Rights & Freedoms

Interview: Chinese president's visit to Vietnam further boosts political trust, economic ties: Vietnamese experts - Xinhua

By Tao Jun, Le Yanna<p>HANOI, Nov. 15 (Xinhua) -- The state visit to Vietnam by Chinese President Xi Jinping further boosted political trust and …

China