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Morning Stories: Vietnam Wins Travel Awards, State Assets Sale and Thu Duc Seeks First Class Status

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

Saigon

- Vietnam art photography exhibition opens in Ho Chi Minh City [Nhan Dan]

- HCMC proposes to recognize area for future Thu Duc City as first class city [SGGP]

- Police probe HCMC Eye Hospital [Saigon Times]

Vietnam

- Vietnam wins three prizes at 2020 World Travel Awards [VnExpress]

- Vietnamese PM to chair upcoming ASEAN Summit [VoV]

- Textile and garment production struggles due to lack of fabric [Vietnam Plus]

- State assets sold for $44.75 million over 10 months [Vietnam News]

- Vietnam, World Bank to work on long-term partnership strategy [Hanoi Times]

- JFE dives into water treatment in Vietnam via tie-up [Nikkei]

Other

- Scientists discover bizarre hell planet where it rains rocks and oceans are made of lava [CBS]

- China bars arrivals from France over COVID-19 fears [Channel News Asia]

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