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Philippines President Lifts Ban on Contraceptives

President Rodrigo Duterte’s government recently repealed a ban on contraception – a rather surprising move in the predominantly Catholic Philippines – in an effort to reduce poverty and boost economic development.

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Saigon to Fix Tet 'Eyesore' Decorations Downtown

Vietnam’s street decoration projects have been taking a lot of flak recently from local residents, prompting municipal authorities to take action.

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Hanoi to Offer $200,000 Prize for Whoever Can Solve Its Traffic Problems

As Saigon considers altering work hours to tackle traffic congestion, Hanoi is launching a multi-thousand-dollar competition to seek public solutions to its own traffic woes.

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Company Proposes Cable Car to Ease Traffic Congestion Near Tan Son Nhat

A local company has left many scratching their heads after proposing to ease traffic congestion by ferrying travelers from nearby parks to Tan Son Nhat International Airport via cable car.

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Morning News Roundup: Traffic Congestion in Hanoi Worse Than in Saigon

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Taiwan to Start Teaching Vietnamese in Grades 3-12 in 2018

Starting in 2018, Taiwanese students will have the option to learn Vietnamese, among other Southeast Asian languages, from grades 3-12.

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Vietnam's 3 Broken Undersea Internet Cables to Be Completely Fixed After Tet

Vietnam’s sluggish internet connection won’t be back to normal until after Tet.

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Weekend News Roundup: Vietnam Proposes Hiking Environmental Protection Tax on Gasoline

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[Video] Taiwanese Official’s Funeral Features Pole Dancers, Giant Puppets

We’re scarcely into 2017, but perhaps the best funeral of the year has already taken place.

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Vietnam's Elephants on the Brink of Extinction

A conservation center in Dak Lak province in the Central Highlands may be Vietnam's last hope to save its elephants. 

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