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Morning Stories Roundup: Sunflower Campaign, Gia Lai Shooting and Swine Flu Comeback

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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

- HCM City’s smart city development still lags behind region. [VietnamNet]

- Sunflower ‘blooms’ in Ho Chi Minh City fest to support children with cancer. [Tuoi Tre]

- HCM City finds ways to encourage rubbish sorting. [Dan Tri]

- HCMC should reconsider southward urban development: experts. [SGGP]

Vietnam

- Construction workers killed by Ha Long concrete floor collapse. [Dan Tri]

- Vietnamese official shoots, kills colleague at work. [VnExpress]

- VN takes steps to prevent entry of African Swine Flu. [VietnamNet]

- $8.6mn complex for Buddhist events to open in northern Vietnam. [Tuoi Tre]

Other

- The Blurring Boundaries Between Hong Kong and Mainland China. [The Atlantic]

- Hide Your Phone When You’re Trying to Work. Seriously. [New York Times]

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