• Strengthening Ties: Universities look towards the Asian Century

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    Strengthening ties: Universities look towards the Asian Century from Nicole Rowles on Vimeo. With the release of the Asian Century White Paper, Australians are being encouraged to strengthen academic ties with universities across the Asia-Pacific Region. Nicole Rowles speaks to Dr. Le Van Hai about what this means for Vietnamese tertiary students. Camera: Mark...

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    Rowlesy’s Wrap: Postcards from Halong Bay

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    Rowlesy’s Wrap: Postcards from Halong Bay from UQ Journalism & Communication on Vimeo. Halong Bay is like no other place on earth. According to an ancient legend, the Bay’s monolithic limestone mountains, which cascade into the glittering ocean, were formed many years ago, when a great dragon flew down from the heavens. Camera: Mark...

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    Fighting for fair trade

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    Vietnam is well known for producing quality handicrafts at reasonable prices. But the flip side of that equation is the meagre wages that some workers are paid. Organisations like Oxfam, aim to empower these villagers through commercial networking.

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    Media thrives even under close regulation

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    VTV – Live Differently In an impromptu interview with “Vietnam Reporter”, Vietnam Television (VTV) producer Nguyen Quynh Anh explains the challenges faced by broadcasters in this country. With few human resources and studio equipment, program developers must adapt and modify purchased shows to suit VTV’s budget, production capacity and audience. There are also limitations...

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    The faces of Vietnam

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    Vietnam is a country of cheerful open faces. People are constantly outdoors and  can always be seen on the streets of Hanoi, Halong Bay, and Ninh Binh. From babies to the elderly, the faces of Vietnam are strong and beautiful.

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    Locals depend on tourism in Tam Coc

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    Tam Coc is a popular tourist destination in Vietnam’s north and many people visit here throughout the year for the famous boat ride. It’s a pleasant, two-hour journey where a local man or woman rows small groups of tourists down the Ngo Dong river with his or her feet. The major draw card of...

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    Ninh Binh tackles tricky tourism

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    Slow to the tourism business, naturally beautful Ninh Binh is now opening up to visitors from around the world. At the same time, the Vietnamese Government has recognised the impact this influx could have on the environment. The boost in numbers is strengthening the economy, although some locals are resisting the change.

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    An inspiring insight into traditional medicine

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    At Ninh Binh’s largest traditional medicine hospital, doctors use a combination of ancient and contemporary practices, from laser treatments to steam baths, acupuncture to herbal drinks passed down over thousands of years. Though advancements in scientific research and medicine are rapidly sweeping the nation, many Vietnamese prefer to be treated traditionally, and many doctors...

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