Michael Tatarski

Michael Tatarski

Michael Tatarski is a freelance journalist based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, where he covers society, tech, development and travel, among other topics. Find him on Twitter @miketatarski.

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As Vietnam fights climate change, has it missed the wood for a billion trees?

The country is to plant 1 billion trees nationwide by 2025, but its decision to plant most of them in urban areas is perplexing to experts who say the trees would better mitigate the impact of extreme weather if they were planted in forests.

The country is to plant 1 billion trees nationwide by 2025, but its decision to plant most of them in urban areas is perplexing to experts who say the trees would better mitigate the impact of extreme weather if they were planted in forests.

As Vietnam fights climate change, has it missed the wood for a billion trees?
16 Jun 2021 - 4:38PM
For Vietnam, Biden win could mean end of USTR currency and trade inquiries

The inquiries into currency manipulation and furniture exports, launched before the US election, could now be paused or cancelled.

The inquiries into currency manipulation and furniture exports, launched before the US election, could now be paused or cancelled.

For Vietnam, Biden win could mean end of USTR currency and trade inquiries
12 Nov 2020 - 9:22PM
Global container shortage drives spike in shipping rates, but brings windfall for Chinese manufacturers

A shortage of containers and unexpected recovery in demand in North America and Europe has driven a surge in shipping rates in the second half of the year.

A shortage of containers and unexpected recovery in demand in North America and Europe has driven a surge in shipping rates in the second half of the year.

Global container shortage drives spike in shipping rates, but brings windfall for Chinese manufacturers
14 Oct 2020 - 11:36AM
Coronavirus: Vietnam’s charities, schools and tourism feel the pinch

From organisations rescuing human trafficking victims to schools dependent on international students, travel restrictions to China have taken a toll.

From organisations rescuing human trafficking victims to schools dependent on international students, travel restrictions to China have taken a toll.

Coronavirus: Vietnam’s charities, schools and tourism feel the pinch
6 Feb 2020 - 8:57AM
VinFast: will Vietnam’s new locally made car take off?

The company has launched luxury models in an effort to win over local consumers and avoid the fate of Malaysia’s Proton. But in a land where foreign brands are often seen as a symbol of success it has its work cut out

The company has launched luxury models in an effort to win over local consumers and avoid the fate of Malaysia’s Proton. But in a land where foreign brands are often seen as a symbol of success it has its work cut out

VinFast: will Vietnam’s new locally made car take off?
19 Aug 2019 - 8:07AM
Vietnam’s tale of two metros, one built by the Japanese and the other by the Chinese
20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM
The good, the bad and the ugly of Chinese tourists in Vietnam
29 Mar 2017 - 2:59PM