Believing that they are unsafe for health, many people are now reluctant to eat fruit and vegetables.
Thai, Japanese and South Korean retailers are rushing to enter the market in Vietnam, putting pressure on domestic manufacturers.
The HCM City Education and Training Department has encountered strong public opposition about its proposed $4 trillion e-textbook program.
Vietnam continues to sell its high-quality crude oil at high prices and buy crude oil cheaply from other countries for its domestic refinery.
Forests in the districts of Son Ha, Tay Tra and Son Tay in the central province of Quang Ngai are being cut down to sell unripe Sterculia lychnophora beans, which locals call “uoi”, to sell to Chinese businesspeople.
If China stops selling electricity to Vietnam, the country will not suffer, experts say. In fact, China is charging high prices and electricity supply has been unstable.
With a vast variety of illegally imported toys available at reasonable prices, Vietnamese-made toys are falling out of favour with children in HCM City.
Vietnamese economists have discovered some dirty tricks Chinese businessmen play on Vietnamese farmers.
Fearing that the large scale cassava cultivation would lead to the deforestation and the soil degradation, the Binh Dinh provincial authorities have decided to put the cassava cultivation program under the control.
Suspect goods seized by Ho Chi Minh City's customs officials have been identified as three African ivory tusks weighing a total of 4.