Is America a Failing State?

Our country is at a crossroads, and the right path forward must not include Donald Trump as president.

Is America a Failing State?

We have the tin-pot leader whose vanity knows no bounds. We have the rapacious family feathering their nests without regard for the law or common decency. We have utter disregard for values at home and abroad, the disdain for democracy, the hunger for constraining a free press, the admiration for thugs and strongmen worldwide.

We have all the makings of a banana republic. But worse, we are showing the telltale signs of a failing state. Our government has ceased to function. Party politics and gross self-interest has rendered the majority party oblivious to its responsibilities to its constituents and the Constitution of the United States. On a daily basis, Republicans watch their leader violate not only the traditions and standards of the high office he occupies, but through inaction they enable him to personally profit from the presidency, promote policies that benefit his cronies and his class to the detriment of the majority of the American people, and serially attack the principles on which the country was founded — from freedom of religion to the separation of powers. Tiếp tục đọc “Is America a Failing State?”

Tying the knot, vintage style

Last update 11:01 | 20/04/2017

A couple in Hanoi have decided to tie the knot a special way – dressing in wedding costumes of the past 100 years to create a vintage nuptuals photo collection.

The couple, Quynh Anh and The Truong, dressed in various period costumes, divided into groups of years – from before 1945, from 1945 to 1954, 1975-1986, 1986-2000, 2000-2010 and 2017. Tiếp tục đọc “Tying the knot, vintage style”

Colourful Dong Van market

Last update 15:12 | 17/04/2017

Dong Van is the northernmost district of Ha Giang province and located in the most unique karst plateau geopark in Vietnam. Arriving in Dong Van, tourists will have the chance to admire the majestic beauty of rolling mountains and forests as well as to learn more about the daily life of Dong Van residents. The Dong Van market is one of the most popular visiting sites for tourists.

The Dong Van market is one of the most popular visiting sites for tourists. Tiếp tục đọc “Colourful Dong Van market”

Highland markets – a specialty of Lai Chau

Last update 15:09 | 25/04/2017

Markets in the northwestern highland province of Lai Chau are not only for selling and buying goods but also for couples to meet and date.



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Highland markets have been existed in Lai Chau, but the most famous are San Thang in Lai Chau City, Dao San and Sung Li Lo Lau in Phong Tho District, Pa Tan in Sin Ho District. Tiếp tục đọc “Highland markets – a specialty of Lai Chau”

Historic Dien Bien Phu Victory through pictures – Visit Muong Phang relic site in Dien Bien

Last update 15:18 | 08/05/2017
Historic Dien Bien Phu Victory through pictures

On May 7, 1954, the Dien Bien Phu Victory ended French colonial rule in Vietnam. 63 years later, Dien Bien Phu city, where the historic event took place, has underwent drastical changes.


On December 1953, the Party central committee and President Ho Chi Minh decided to begin the Dien Bien Phu campaign aiming at the French army headquarters base.
General Vo Nguyen Giap (second right) watched over the battle field for the last time before giving orders to begin the fight. Tiếp tục đọc “Historic Dien Bien Phu Victory through pictures – Visit Muong Phang relic site in Dien Bien”

Top most famous night markets in Vietnam

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8 điểm dừng chân trên đường phượt Bát Xát

Thứ tư, 7/12/2016 | 14:05 GMT+7
Cột mốc 92 – Lũng Pô – nơi con sông Hồng chảy vào đất Việt, đỉnh Ky Quan San cao hơn 3.000 m, và các bản Lao Chải, Choản Thèn của người Hà Nhì là những điểm đến không thể bỏ qua trên hành trình khám phá huyện Bát Xát, tỉnh Lào Cai.

Cột mốc 92 – Lũng Pô là một trong những nơi không ai tới xã Y Tý, huyện Bát Xát mà không ghé qua một lần. Đây là ngã 3 nơi sông Nguyên Giang (Trung Quốc) gặp dòng Lũng Pô trên đất Việt Nam, hòa mình vào nhau và chảy vào đất Việt với tên gọi sông Hồng. Đây cũng là nơi có mốc 92 biên giới Việt Nam – Trung Quốc. Ảnh: Hương Chi. Tiếp tục đọc “8 điểm dừng chân trên đường phượt Bát Xát”

Giant mushroom-shaped houses in Y Ty – Y Tý rực rỡ sắc màu trong mùa đổ nước

Last update 09:00 | 20/04/2017
 Giant mushroom-shaped houses in Y Ty

VietNamNet Bridge – Located in Bat Xat district in Lao Cai province, and covered by clouds throughout the year, Y Ti is one of the most remote communes in Northern Vietnam. 

Although it has been suffering a harsh weather, it possesses irresistibly amazing natural beauty that is must-see on your Vietnam tour.

Coming to this place you can enjoy the awesome mountains, clouds in the valley, and wonderful terraces as well as special houses of local people.

If you want to see the scenes of cloud-filled valleys and terraced fields rising to heights of 1,500 meters, you should not skip the poorest commune. Tiếp tục đọc “Giant mushroom-shaped houses in Y Ty – Y Tý rực rỡ sắc màu trong mùa đổ nước”

Climate change to challenge Mekong River Delta in 2017

Last update 07:40 | 09/03/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – Signs of growth stagnation in the Mekong Delta in recent years have been blamed on climate change, which has contributed to drought and saline intrusion.

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The growth rate declined in the 2010-2016 period, especially in the last three years, with considerable decreases in 2015 and 2016 due to climate change effects.

The volume of water flowing to the delta has decreased seriously. The Mekong Delta lives on agriculture and fisheries, with services and industries all related to farm produce distribution and processing.

Le Anh Tuan from Can Tho University, in his article on Thoi Bao Kinh Te Sai Gon, warned that 2017 would continue to be a difficult year for agricultural production in the Mekong Delta due to problems in water supply. Water resources have been diminishing rapidly since 2000.

2017 would continue to be a difficult year for agricultural production in the Mekong Delta due to problems in water supply. Water resources have been diminishing rapidly since 2000. 

When rains finished in December 2016 and early 2017, signs of water shortage and saline intrusion at estuaries began appearing.

In late January 2017, the salinity measured in the area 20-25 kilometers from the coastline to the mainland was 2 percent. It is expected to increase rapidly in the dry season. Tiếp tục đọc “Climate change to challenge Mekong River Delta in 2017”