• Parents to blame for obese children

    HCM CITY — Parental indulgence is a major reason for the increase in the obesity rate of children, especially at the primary school level, according to nutrition experts.

  • “Ao dai” fashion show makes impression on Japanese audiences

    A collection of more than 50 Ao dai (Vietnam’s traditional dress) designed by Duc Hung left a deep impression at the Vietnamese festival in Japan recently.
  • HCM City beauty wins Mrs Viet Nam Pageant

    33-year-old mother of two beat five other finalists.
    Hoang Thi Yen of HCM City won the Mrs Viet Nam Pageant of 2009 on Saturday to become the country’s first married pageant icon.
  • Vietnamese culture promoted in Japan

    A programme aimed at promoting Vietnamese culture to Japanese friends was launched in Japan on September 17 as part of Vietnamese Cultural Month in Japan co-organised by the Vietnamese embassy in Japan and the Global Citizen Club.
  • New Report Analyses Skewed Birth Ratios in Viet Nam

    Viet Nam has experienced an unusual rapid rise of the sex ratio at birth (SRB) over the last few years. While in 2000 the SRB was at normal levels and was estimated to be 106.2 male births per 100 female births, it increased to 112.1 in 2008. The current growth of 1 point per year since 2006 means that the SRB might cross the 115 mark within three years, according to the report “Recent change in the sex ratio at birth in Viet Nam”, published by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.

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