February 20th, 2011

 

“The Waveless Bay.” “Halong Bay on Land.” This is what local residents and visitors alike refer to Van Long. But whatever you call it, Van Long Lagoon offers quick retreat for those wanting to get away from urban chaos. It is composed of 3, 500 hectares of Ninh Binh province...

 

February 18th, 2011

 

In Ha Noi, Vietnam, the coming of the Lunar New Year always spells increase in the prices of consumer goods. But as the value of the Vietnamese dong continues to depreciate, this increase comes even earlier, with the cost of living also becoming more expensive, and ordinary or...

 

February 10th, 2011

 

China has been invited to join the Mekong River Commission (MRC) several times but it still has not become a MRC member. However, the world and the region’s attention on the Mekong River creates pressure on China to cooperate with countries in the River downstream. Chinese...

 

February 1st, 2011

 

The Vietnamese New Year, or more popularly known around the world as Tết Nguyên Đán, in short Tết,is probably the only festival that best concludes Vietnam’s rich, colourful culture and long history. It marks the beginning of spring as well as of a new year in the lunar calendar....