Nguyen van Quy lives in Hanoi, where he composes instrumental music. He says Beethoven is his idol because he learnt nearly everything from him. The great German composer inspired him to write his own sonatas.
Khai was the architect of Vietnam's Business Law, which transformed the economy by creating a private sector. He was also Vietnam's first postwar leader to pay an official visit to Washington.
Climate change has hit Vietnam hard. The country is beset by storms, floods and droughts. Those living in villages are trying to adapt to the new reality of extreme weather, but it's not easy.
Germany accused Vietnamese security forces of kidnapping one of the defendants in Berlin and forcing his return to Vietnam. Twenty-two executives in total are facing corruption charges.
The trial of a Vietnamese oil executive, who was "kidnapped" after fleeing to Berlin, has drawn attention to a widespread anti-corruption campaign in Vietnam that is having implications for the country's image abroad.
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