Trump and Xi: contradictory views on globalizationVietNamNet Bridge - While US President Donald Trump has promoted bilateral trade, condemning inequalities in multilateral relations, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that globalization is an irreversible trend. Turning up several minutes later at the same podium, President Xi Jinping showed quite a contrary viewpoint. Xi affirmed that globalization has made great contributions to world economies in the last few decades, and that globalization is irreversible. While US President Donald Trump has promoted bilateral trade, condemning inequalities in multilateral relations, Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that globalization is an irreversible trend. However, Luong believes that Trump’s views on developing bilateral relations instead of pushing up multilateral trade agreements is unfeasible.
November 18, 2017 01:41 UTC
Market women depict their lives through photosVietNamNet Bridge – An installation of photos taken by women who sell goods at Bai Da Market on the outskirts of Ha Noi is now on display at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum. Artful: The exhibition displayed photos taken by the women arranged in a space created by photographer Binh Dang and artist Duy Ly. Taking it in: People contemplate photos taken by the women who do business at Bai Da Market. Dang spent three and a half months with the women at the market to encourage 20 people to share their lives and dreams through photos. Museum market: Photos, videos and stories told by the women and things they use everyday, like baskets and conical hats, are arranged to evoke the sight of a market.
November 18, 2017 00:22 UTC
State has to manage Internet growth: Deputy PMThe Government is intent on creating conditions for the Internet to flourish in the country, but it has to happen under State management, adhere to the law, international agreements and global trends, Deputy PM Vũ Đức Đam told the parliament yesterday. Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam responds to queries from National Assembly deputies yesterday afternoon. He was speaking during a National Assembly discussion on State management of the press and social media, where issues of controlling ‘toxic’ and inappropriate content as well as progress on e-government were discussed. “… we must recognise that social media itself is not a bad thing, but the behaviour of users can be a problem,” he said. The communications minister also admitted that the press was trailing behind social media these days.
November 18, 2017 00:00 UTC
Inland waterway holds small transport market shareAlthough Vietnam has a dense network of rivers and canals, the volume of cargo and passengers transported on inland waterways accounts for small proportions, 17-19% and 4-6% respectively. According to a report by the Vietnam Inland Waterway Administration, Vietnam with 3,200 kilometers of coastline and 240 river mouths ranks fourth among countries with the densest waterway transport networks. Vietnam also has nearly 10,800 inland waterway stations with 8,000 of them for cargo handling and more than 2,500 serving passengers. Weak infrastructure links among ports, small investments in inland waterways and low competitiveness of transport enterprises have been attributed to the small proportion of waterborne transport. At a meeting on how to increase the inland waterway transport market share on Tuesday, Minister of Transport Nguyen Van The said preferential loans should be offered for private transport enterprises as they are considered a driving force of the sector.
November 17, 2017 16:52 UTC
Petrolimex to stop selling RON 92 petrol ahead of scheduleVietnam National Petroleum Group (Petrolimex), the country’s largest fuel trader, plans to stop selling RON 92 gasoline and replace it with E5 bio-fuel ahead of its earlier schedule. Therefore, at around 2,400 Petrolimex fuel stations nationwide, customers can only buy E5 bio-fuel and RON 95, a higher-grade type of normal gasoline, from the middle of next month. Petrolimex earlier informed customers of the Government’s policy to replace RON 92, or A92, with E5 from January 1 next year. Petrolimex intends to develop two more bio-fuel blending stations with the same capacity as five existing stations in Binh Dinh and Nghe An provinces. Petrolimex stressed it would secure the supply of E5 bio-fuel for its direct distribution systems.
November 17, 2017 16:52 UTC
Workforce growth turns modestThe local workforce has annually grown by less than 1% over the past five years due to population aging, according to a report by the Institute of Labor, Science and Social Affairs. Population aging also affects the age-based employment structure, with the number of less-than-35-year-old workers falling. In addition, industrialization and urbanization have attracted more workers from rural areas to cities, leading to an average increase of 2.5% in workforce in cities and 0.36% in rural areas. However, the number of male workers migrating to urban areas has surged compared to women in recent years. Especially, the employment structure based on professional ability is unsuitable to the socio-economic development in Vietnam.
November 17, 2017 16:07 UTC
VN asks Youttube to remove over 5,000 toxic videosOver 5,000 toxic videos have been removed from Youtube, Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan told legislators on Friday. Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan (standing) answers legislators' questions at Q&A session of the Legislature in Ha Noi on November 17, 2017. Photo: VGPThese toxic videos infringed upon the interests of the Party and the State as well as the legitimate rights and intersts of individuals. Tuan also reported Viet Nam detected 27 cyber attacks on servers of the International Media Center located in Da Nang City during the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week. In the first 11 months this year, more than 11,000 cyber attacks have been found, said the Minister./VGP
November 17, 2017 12:56 UTC
“Piano Battle” concert hits stage in HCM CityWorld famous pianists Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis will perform in the “Piano Battle” concert in Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music at 112 Nguyen Du Street, District 1 on December 1. They will put on an exciting performance of classical piano works for the stage together. As part of the performance, Andreas Kern and Paul Cibis will interact with the audience to create a humorous atmosphere during the concert.
November 17, 2017 11:03 UTC
Among them is Italian brand TL-180 whose accessories are inspired by Vietnamese conical hats. Vietnamese conical hats are matched with a variety of outfits. An image of the Vietnamese conical hat appeared in Vogue magazine. In 2015, Vietnamese conical hats were worn on the stage for KTZ’s show during London Fashion Week. In Sao Paulo Fashion Week 2013 in Brazil, a collection from Neon used accessories inspired by Vietnamese conical hats in an array of impressive colours and materials.
November 17, 2017 10:18 UTC
Champa artifacts unearthed in Binh DinhVietNamNet Bridge – More than 16,300 artifacts believed to date to 14th century have been unearthed in the central province of Binh Dinh at the former site of Vijaya, the political and cultural hub of the Champa kingdom. The artefacts, including bowls, plates and jars, of the Champa culture were from the late 14th and early 15th centuries when Vijaya was still a county of the Champa kingdom, experts said. The most impressive artifacts were found in eight kilns, which may have dated to the 15th century, researchers said. Archaeologists come from the Binh Dinh Museum and Center for Imperial City Research (CICR) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism are continuing their excavation, research and preservation of the artefacts. The Cham’s ancient ceramic ovens were discovered throughout Binh Dinh in 1990.
November 17, 2017 07:52 UTC
Gov’t to focus on credit solvency: Deputy PMCredit solvency is more important than public debt ceiling, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said in parliament on Thursday. NA deputies fielded questions on mounting public debt, taxation, customs management, administrative reforms, non-performing loans (NPLs), interest rates and restructuring of credit institutions. Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung said that the Law on Public Debt was being revised to allow more effective management. He also said rather than increasing tax rates, the Government would look to expanding the tax base, preventing tax fraud and improving collection of tax arrears to increase budget revenues. He also said the central bank was reviewing lending policies towards improving credit access for hi-tech agricultural projects.
November 17, 2017 07:41 UTC
Class teaches how to be courteous“Tiên học lễ hậu học văn”, the old Vietnamese saying which can be literally translated as “Manners first, then knowledge” illustrates the significance of etiquette in daily life. Realising Vietnamese people’s, especially youngsters’ demand for protocols and etiquette to effectively adapt to the rapid globalization, a special training class has been organised. Etiquette schools, or says, charm schools are pretty common in developed countries, especially western countries like Britain and France. Therefore, it is important for Vietnamese people to improve not only expertise but also communicative skills. Such courses have captured public attention, especially youngsters, as they know more than anyone else the significance of protocol and etiquette in such a flat world nowadays.
November 17, 2017 07:07 UTC
Vietnamese fintech market looking at bright prospectsVietnam is considered a tremendously potential market by Korean fintech enterprises, setting off an avalanche of deals looking to expand business operations and find investment and co-operation opportunities. As the Fourth Industrial Revolution is blossoming, fintech companies around the world are expanding and evolving to rise in an emerging banking-finance services market. Eight Korean and 13 Vietnamese fintech companies attended the event. The Vietnamese Government has also promulgated socio-economic development plans and policies, including the promotion of the fintech sector. “Riding on this trend, along with ample technological capabilities, the fintech sector will evolve drastically in the coming time, even faster than the Korean sector two years ago,” said Jeong.
November 17, 2017 06:56 UTC
Hanoi considers raising increased road rental feesHanoi authorities have considered tripling pavement rental fees in order to restrict private vehicles and reduce pavement violations. The rentals for other streets in Hoan Kiem District will be increased to VND150,000 (USD6.81) from VND60,000 (USD2.72) per square metre per month. For other areas, the rentals will be raised to VND90,000 per square metre per month from VND45,000. According to Thai Tien Dung, deputy head of Hanoi Tax Department, Hanoi kept pavement and roadbed rentals unchanged for many years. Nguyen Nguyen Quan, Head of Urban Division of the Hanoi People's Council, said that Hanoi People’s Committee had submitted the proposal to the municipal Council for consideration.
November 17, 2017 06:00 UTC
Vietnam Airlines flourishes with ANA Holdings partnershipVietnam's flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has produced impressive business results following its strategic co-operation with Japanese airline group ANA Holdings. Specifically, Vietnam Airlines has successfully put two new-generation aircrafts (Boeing 787-9 and Airbus A350) into operation. The strategic partnership with ANA Holdings begun in July 2016 when the Japanese company successfully acquired an 8.77% stake in the Vietnamese carrier, became its biggest shareholder. Besides signing a share subscription agreement, ANA Holdings also committed to accompany Vietnam Airlines in its development by signing a technical support agreement, pledging to support Vietnam Airlines in business administration, marketing and commerce, flight operation, customer service, IT, aircraft maintenance, and cabin crew training. Currently, Vietnam Airlines and ANA Holding are boosting codeshare co-operation on ten routes between Vietnam and Japan, 11 domestic routes in Japan, four domestic routes in Vietnam, and two flights between Vietnam and Cambodia.
November 17, 2017 05:03 UTC