When the international press gave coverage to the Lunar New Year, Vietnam with its 90 million people only got one line. South Korea, who celebrate Seollal, were also brushed to the side. Instead the stakes all went to China, Taiwan and Singapore, and something called the Year of the Sheep. We don’t have sheep in Vietnam.

For the next 11 issues, Word is presenting excerpts from Wilfred Burchett’s seminal account of the American War. A close friend of Ho Chi Minh, Burchett was the only westerner to be embedded with the Viet Cong frontlines in the early 1960s. This work was written in 1964

Malls are a relatively new phenomenon in Vietnam — and unlike their dying cousins worldwide, they still see their glory days being ahead of them. But, Katie Jacobs asks, do they have the ingredients for lasting success?

For the next 12 issues, Word is presenting excerpts from Wilfred Burchett’s seminal account of the American War. A close friend of Ho Chi Minh, Burchett was the only westerner to be embedded with the Viet Cong frontlines in the early 1960s. This work was written in 1964

It’s a common New Year’s resolution — go a month or so without drinking. Jon Aspin took on the challenge... sort of

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As demolition reaches a fever pitch, 12 design proposals show what the heart of the new city might look like. Words by Ed Weinberg. Photos by Francis Xavier

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