Vietnam, Sweden to establish sectoral strategic partnerships
 Vietnam and Sweden have agreed to accelerate the establishment of sectoral strategic partnerships in education-training, life science, health and environment.

Fast fashion challenges VN firms
 Vietnamese apparel manufacturers need to embrace new technologies to meet the growing global fast fashion trends, according to the Viet Nam Textile and Garment Association (VITAS).

Da Nang cafes, restaurants offer free restrooms for tourists
 VietNamNet Bridge – More than 300 restaurants, cafés, bars, hotels and shopping centres are offering free restrooms for tourists in the downtown area as part of an effort to boost hospitality in the central city.

Can Tho hosts southern folk music festival
 VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 100 artists from nine Can Tho Province folk groups have gathered at the biennial southern folk music festival that opened on November 22 in Can Tho City.

Quang Binh opens three new caves to visitors
 Visitors to central Quang Binh Province will get a chance to visit three caves that were recently discovered in the territory of local Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.

Monitoring the water environment with solar technology
VietNamNet Bridge - The Da Nang Center of Integrated Circuit (CENTIC) has invented a water environment monitoring station run with solar energy, the first hi-tech system of this kind designed and manufactured by Vietnamese engineers.

Wild animals traded via agriculture export to China
 Wild animals and their parts have been found hidden among agricultural products exported to China according to a recent report from Ministry of Finance to the government.

150 players compete at national chess event
 VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 150 players took part in the national chess and Chinese chess tournament for top players held in the northern province of Bac Giang yesterday.

India train travels 160km in 'wrong direction'
 A group of Indian farmers say they woke up shocked to find that the train they were travelling on had sped 160km (99 miles) in the "wrong direction".

Fishing with long rackets on Hanoi's Tich River
 When the water level lowers in Tich River, the residents in Hanoi's outlying district of Thach That will come out and submerge in the river with long rackets to catch the fish.

Hanoi farmers earn big during rat hunting season
 The current rat hunting season has offered a good chance for many farmers in Hanoi’s outlying district of Thach That to earn money.

Some upcoming events in Hanoi & HCMC
 Charity Christmas show to be held in HCM City, Christmas sale at Bookworm, French DJ Voiski presents two shows, DJ Sister Nancey to perform in HCMC, FVH walking tour to Thăng Long Citadel

Exhibition features contemporary life through lens of young photographers
 A photo exhibition opened in Hanoi on November 21, showcasing 95 pictures featuring contemporary life through the lens of young photographers.