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Vietnam’s plan for all students to speak English didn’t work – but its education system still shines

The country ranks ahead of Thailand and Indonesia in English proficiency, even though a government initiative to make all students learn the language has fallen short.

26 Feb 2019 - 11:13PM

The country ranks ahead of Thailand and Indonesia in English proficiency, even though a government initiative to make all students learn the language has fallen short.

Vietnam’s plan for all students to speak English didn’t work – but its education system still shines
For Vietnamese, the Trump-Kim summit is a celebration of the country’s post-war progress

Some 2 million civilians and 1.1 million North Vietnamese and Viet Cong fighters were killed in fighting between 1954 and 1975.

25 Feb 2019 - 10:05PM

Some 2 million civilians and 1.1 million North Vietnamese and Viet Cong fighters were killed in fighting between 1954 and 1975.

For Vietnamese, the Trump-Kim summit is a celebration of the country’s post-war progress
Here’s who wins and also loses in US-China trade war: Vietnam

Trump’s trade war is boosting Vietnam by driving Chinese firms south, but the rising labour costs this has caused are a mixed blessing. What’s more, a greater Chinese presence could put Vietnam in Washington’s crosshairs.

20 Nov 2018 - 4:03AM

Trump’s trade war is boosting Vietnam by driving Chinese firms south, but the rising labour costs this has caused are a mixed blessing. What’s more, a greater Chinese presence could put Vietnam in Washington’s crosshairs.

Here’s who wins and also loses in US-China trade war: Vietnam
Is Vietnam’s new leader taking cues from China’s Xi Jinping?

Nguyen Phu Trong is the head of the Communist Party, the country’s president, and the head of its military – sound familiar?

27 Oct 2018 - 7:44AM

Nguyen Phu Trong is the head of the Communist Party, the country’s president, and the head of its military – sound familiar?

Is Vietnam’s new leader taking cues from China’s Xi Jinping?
How Vietnam fell in love with John McCain

From a navy captain bombing Hanoi to an esteemed friend of the country, the late senator mirrors America’s complex relationship with Vietnam. But there’s more to McCain’s appeal in Vietnam – he was years ahead of his peers in rooting for friendship.

20 Sep 2018 - 11:27AM

From a navy captain bombing Hanoi to an esteemed friend of the country, the late senator mirrors America’s complex relationship with Vietnam. But there’s more to McCain’s appeal in Vietnam – he was years ahead of his peers in rooting for friendship.

How Vietnam fell in love with John McCain