By An Phương HCM CITY – Do unique hashtag campaigns or challenges, which take place across many social media platforms, result in something good or bad for society? I bet we’ve all heard of at least one hashtag campaign or challenge before. Of the eight people I spoke with, all of them said they had seen at least one social post tagged with a hashtag or challenge every day. “I often see one to two friends supporting a hashtag campaign or carrying out a random challenge on weekdays, and four to five people on weekends,” Thái Hưng, 28, told me. “Recently, #Trashtag, #Livegreen #MeToo, #Momochallenge and #Kikichallenge have become increasingly popular,” he said. “Of course, there are other ongoing viral hashtags, but social media usage, platforms, circles of friends, personal interests and online behaviour, among other factors, are what determine what we see,” Hưng added. I agree with Hưng. … [Read more...] about Hashtag campaigns: Do they have a realistic impact?
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Back to English Comments Travel & Life - December 25, 2018 | 03:26 pm GMT+7 They may be very basic but actually go a long way in ensuring poor ethnic children get education. UNDP statistics show ethnic minority high school students in Vietnam have to travel an average of 17.6 km (10.9 miles) to reach school. Only 41.8 percent of ethnic people make it to high school, according to a report of the National Assembly's Ethnic Council.Going to school in the mountains requires great effort on the part of students as well as their families.VnExpress chose nine typical objects and images connected with the life of a high school student and recorded them at schools in Hoang Su Phi District, Ha Giang Province in the far northeast of Vietnam. 1. Plastic flip-flopsAt high schools in the northern mountains, shabby and torn plastic flip-flops are a common sight on the feet of children. Eighty percent of mountain communes here do not have proper roads, meaning the path to school, … [Read more...] about 9 ubiquitous items students have in Vietnam’s northern mountains – VnExpress International
Viet Nam News Trần Ngọc Hùng, chairman of the Việt Nam Construction Association, speaks to Việt Nam News Agency about key reasons for the delays in the renovation of old living quarters in Hà Nội. How do you evaluate the national programme to renovate old living quarters? The national programme to renovate old living quarters was launched more than 10 years ago, but its implementation has been very slow. As a consequence, its results have been limited. According to the latest report, some 25 percent of the old living quarters have been described as “very dangerous.” They could collapse at any time and the lives of people living in these building are at risk. What are the main factors preventing the programme from following its approved plan? The Government’s policy is totally right, yet specific guidelines and solutions to implement the policy have not been translated into real life. I should say the implementation of the … [Read more...] about Why does renovation of old living quarters proceed so slowly?
Martin Rama, Chief Economist for South Asia at the World Bank. The inhabitants of Georgetown, the historic area where I live in Washington, once opposed the opening of a metro station in their elegant and wealthy neighborhood. This was in the 1980s, at a time when Washington was the crime capital of America. Georgetown residents feared the popular masses that the metro would bring with it. Crime rates would increase. One of America’s first areas to be protected as historic heritage would become more crowded. And the station gates, large and ugly, would damage the neighborhood’s harmonious street views. To this day, Georgetown does not have a metro station. This is despite the fact that a metro line crosses the area underground. A quarter of a century has passed since this choice was made, which is long enough to assess whether it was sensible. And there may be lessons from this experience for the ongoing discussion in Hanoi, about having a metro station in the historic … [Read more...] about Dos and don’ts for the Hoan Kiem Lake metro station
Back to English Comments Travel & Life - October 7, 2018 | 11:19 am GMT+7 The country prides itself on its varied range of wraps and rolls; let’s go hunting.Rice and rice-based foods are an essential part of a typical Vietnamese meal. In some signature dishes, vermicelli represents the grain; in others, rice appears in the form of rice paper, especially in the various versions of the wrap and roll.Fried spring rollThis crispy dish, usually called nem ran, is among the most renowned in Vietnamese cuisine, and an essential feature of meals on important occasions. It has won the hearts of generations of Vietnamese with its savory taste. A typical spring roll is made up of minced pork, egg, shredded carrot, shiitake mushroom, Jew's ear, vermicelli, and onion wrapped in rice paper. Other versions have crab, shrimp or snail fillings. One kind of nem ran is also wrapped in a square shape.The dish is only complete with a unique dipping sauce made of fish sauce, vinegar, … [Read more...] about Vietnamese wraps and rolls and where to find them – VnExpress International