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Weekend Stories Roundup: HCMC to Use Its Autonomy to Raise Alcohol Tax

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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

- HCMC to use its autonomy to raise alcohol tax. [VnExpress]

- HCM City-based university listed in University Impact Rankings 2019. [VietnamNet]

Vietnam

- Debt collectors attacked, forced to kneel down by debtors in northern Vietnam. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnam makes vaccine from chicken egg embryos. [VietnamNet]

- Free screenings of Vietnamese movies offered in lead-up to Kite Awards. [Tuoi Tre]

- Foot-mouth disease hits cattle herds in southern province. [SGGP]

- Health ministry asks to clarify Chin-su chili sauce’s recall in Japan. [SGGP]

Other

- From the Archives: 10 Previously Unpublished Poems by Emily Dickinson. [The Atlantic]

- Singapore's 'fake news' laws upset tech giants. [AFP]

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