What’s the real cost of splashing the cash?


by Nguyen Thanh Ha Too many Vietnamese are over indulgent, spend too much on expensive cars, gadgets, holidays, wine, beer, karaoke, girlfriends and meals that often cost up to VND2-3 million per head. They include many businessmen living on borrowed money and borrowed time. But, all-in-all, the "me, me, me" disease also afflicts honest entrepreneurs and their, often, spoiled children. Even the children of the so-called working class love flaunting their VND10-15 million smart phones, fancy … [Read more...]

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Over 60 million constituents go to the vote


Millions of voters got up early to cast their votes at voting precincts nationwide. Secretary General and National Assembly Chair, Nguyen Phu Trong said that the election scale was the largest ever in Vietnam. At 5.30 am, voting precincts in Si Ma Lai, in the northern mountain province of Lao Cai opened. A H'mong girl named Hoang Thi Din, 21, from Pho Cu hamlet, said: "We hope that elected National Assembly deputies will are not only interested in the country's great issues, but also the young … [Read more...]