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As a farmer who could not speak Vietnamese and didn't know information technology, Tang Lien succeeded becoming a famous YouTuber with three channels, attracting foreign and Vietnamese subscribers.


The bumpy road of a 25-year-old female teacher elected to the National Assembly

Nang Xo Vi, the first Brau ethnic minority female teacher elected to the NA, said she is grateful to the people of Dak Me hamlet, who contributed packages of seasoning powder and shampoo as well as emotional support so that Vi could go to school.

Ethnic minority man becomes first in his community to gain master's degree

A young Mong ethnic minority man has become the first person in his community to earn a master's degree.

Red Dao group preserve weaving skills

The traditional weaving skills of Red Dao ethnic minority people in Hoang Su Phi District, the northern province of Ha Giang, have been preserved and developed together with other features of traditional culture.

In praise of life-giving water

Every year, after the harvest is completed or around the end of the Lunar New Year, the Ro Ngao ethnic minority in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum’s Dak Ha District celebrate a festival called Nước Giọt (Water Drops).

Support for development in ethnic minority areas extended to 2025

The implementation of a project on strengthening international cooperation to support socio-economic development in ethnic minority-inhabited areas will be extended to 2025 under a decision signed recently by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Fostering the ‘soul’ of Muong culture

Artisan Pham Thi Tang in the north-central province of Thanh Hóa’s Ngọc Lặc District is known locally as the “soul keeper” of ethnic Muong culture.

Ethnic minority farmer in Ha Giang finds way to escape poverty

Sùng Diu Sì has been living in Vinh Son Village of Bac Quang District in Ha Giang, the mountainous province to the north of Vietnam, for 40 years.

Long live the Rong house

A variation of stilt-houses unique to the Central Highlands, a Rong house is a spacious gathering point in each village.

Ethnic minority youth flock to cities, searching for employment opportunities

Quang Thi Lan works at an industrial park in the northern province of Bac Giang, where she earns VNĐ10 million (US$440) per month, including overtime and bonuses.

Ethnic village turns into civilised community

An ethnic-minority village in Lam Dong has become well-known for its title “village with 3-nos” (no drinking, no smoking and no social evils) thanks to a concerted communal effort that commenced over a dozen years ago.


New approaches needed to address malnutrition in ethnic minority children: WB report

Vietnam needs new approaches that are designed based on geographic conditions and cultural characteristics of ethnic minority communities to address the persistent malnutrition among ethnic minority children, said a WB report.

Efforts to ensure human rights seen from the border mountainous province of Ha Giang

Ha Giang is the home of 22 ethnic groups with many unique traditional cultural values. Due to the rugged terrain and harsh climate, local people were sometimes in hunger.


Promoting socio-economic development in remote areas for the purpose of "leaving no one behind"

Resolution No. 88/2019/QH14 of the National Assembly approving the Master Plan on socio-economic development in ethnic minority and mountainous areas in 2021-2030 was approved in November.


Ethnic minority man makes community tourism new specialty of Son La

Hua Tat has emerged as a popular tourist destination in Van Ho district, Son La province, for its Mong ethnic culture and traditions.

Traditional costumes of the Lu ethnic minority

The Lu ethnic minority of Lai Chau province have long earned their living by growing cotton, raising silkworms, spinning thread and weaving fabrics.

Project approved to boost information technology use in ethnic minority areas

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a project on boosting the application of information technology to support socio-economic development and security in areas inhabited by ethnic minority groups during 2019-2025.


Spring in ethnic minority hamlets in Northwestern region

Vietnam’s northwestern region is home to many ethnic minority groups. These days, local ethnic people are enjoying a new spring full of happiness and growing prosperity.

Central highlands' sound to echo in Hanoi

Visitors to Viet Nam Nationalities Village for the Ethnic Culture and Tourism near the capital will next month experience activities featuring the traditional cultures and customs of the ethnic minorities 

Cultural custom forces Mong girls into child marriage

The Mong ethnicity’s cultural view of marriage is driving young girls out of school and into early marriage in the central province of Nghe An.