NA Standing Committee wraps up 14th session
 The 14th National Assembly Standing Committee (NASC) wrapped up its 14th session in Hanoi, on September 21, following eight days of meetings.

We want high quality gov’t reports, not rosy ones
Phan Xuan Xiem, former member of the Party Central Inspection Committee, speaks to the newspaper Khoa hoc & Doi song about the need for high-quality reports reflecting reality, not rosy reports.


 
Internet lynch mob justice is no justice at all
 VietNamNet Bridge – The power of the social media has become increasingly obvious over the last few years, and wherever there is power, there is huge potential for it to be abused.

Star chef brings Vietnamese cuisine to world stage
Vietnamese-Australian celebrity chef Luke Nguyen is overseeing the rebirth of the newly renovated Vietnam House in the heart of HCM City, offering a new twist on old favorites. Nguyen became famous at aged 23 


 
The lost land of the Muong
 VietNamNet Bridge – Leaving Ngoi Village, a beautiful and pristine village on the banks of Hoa Binh Lake, we were eager to discover Lung Van.

An old educator can teach us all a lesson
Teacher Ngo Manh Cuong, 60, was one of the few residents of Ha Noi’s outer district of Ung Hoa honoured for their virtues and contribution to society in the city last year.


 
Groundwater use continues in HCM City
With warnings about the ill effects of groundwater on users’ health and possible land subsidence due to overexploitation of water, 10 years ago HCM City authorities had adopted policies to reduce the use of groundwater.


 
Vietnam lose first match at volleyball championship
 Vietnam were defeated 17-25, 17-25, 17-25 by Thailand in their first match of the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship Japan 2018 on Thursday.


 
 
Picturesque Mu Cang Chai in ripe season
Mu Cang Chai district in Yen Bai province is famous for its golden terraced rice fields, especially in September when the ripe season begins.

The snake raising village in Hanoi
Le Mat Village in Long Bien District, Hanoi, has raised snakes for hundreds of years. The locals are skilled in catching snakes and earned good money from selling products made from snakes. 


 
 
Concert celebrates friendship of Vietnam and Azerbaijan
 A concert by world-famous Azerbaijani conductor Yalchin Adigezalov, together with the Hanoi Philarmonic Orchestra, will be held at the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi on September 29. 

Percussionist Tran Xuan Hoa to perform in HCM City
 Percussionist Tran Xuan Hoa of Hanoi will stage a solo performance at the House of Ao Dai - Once Famous Point on Friday featuring Vietnamese folk music and other genres.