War correspondents gather and recall historical time

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A charity exchange programme entitled, "Journalists-Events and Witnesses 2010", was held in Hanoi on June 20 th to honor war correspondents who crossed the Truong Son range in order to save the homeland. Through the exchange, participants learned more about the hardships that Vietnamese war correspondents had to undergo to cover events during the war. It can be said that aside from photos, articles that accurately depict historical moments are borne out of a great deal of blood and sweat for a number of war correspondents, such as Chu Cam Phong, Nguyen Trong Dinh, Ho Ca, and Duong Thi Xuan Quy. The memory of the international mission in Cambodia in late 1978 by Major-General Nguyen Quang Thong, the former Editor-in-chief of the People's Army Newspaper, deeply touched the audience. On this occasion, the Organization Board and other donors also presented gifts and saving-books to several relatives of journalist who gave their lives and war-invalids. Source: VNA Translated by Mai … [Read more...]

Advancing to call from soldiers at the front

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PANO - The great historic victory of the General Offensive and uprising in the spring of 1975 was a brilliant feat of arms of the Vietnamese nation in the 20 th century. This epic victory was partly thanks to the great efforts and sacrifices of thousands of artists and musicians who had volunteered to advance to the battle fields to write resounding immortal songs about the heroic struggle of the Vietnamese people for national salvation and national reunification. These artists in fact had brought along the spring to the fierce battles. The artists had encouraged soldiers and many soldiers had turned into musicians themselves and visa versa many musicians and artists being trained in the fierce fighting, had become more mature during the revolutionary struggle, and turned into soldier. Among them were a couple of musicians Doan Nho and his wife, artist Nguyet Anh who is now 72. She recalled "in 1967, my husband and I, being members of an army art troupe were sent to the Central … [Read more...]

Group of authors from PANO presented by PM with the highest prize

The Awarding Ceremony of the National Vietnam Press Contest 2006 is solemnly organized in Hanoi in the evening of August 27. Present at the ceremony are Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, his Deputy Nguyen Thien Nhan, top officials from Central Party, Governmental, local agencies and correspondents across the country. The contest is seen as the biggest event of the Vietnamese press circle, first held by the Vietnam Press Association under the guidance from the Party and Government. According to the Organizing Board, press workers from 101 press organizations nationwide have sent 955 press works to the Examining Committee. These include articles from printed and electronic newspapers, television and radio works. At the ceremony, 3 A prizes, 11 B prizes, 19 C prizes and 15 consolation prizes have been given to the individual and collective authors. A series of articles on social order, security and defence by a collective author from the People's Army Newspaper has been given the A … [Read more...]

The People’s Army Newspaper marks the 30th anniversary of its Southern office

PANO - The People's Army Newspaper has held a ceremony at the ReunificationPalace , Ho Chi Minh City to mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of its Southern office, opened on April 18, 1977. The ceremony was attended by Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City people's committee, former generals, war veterans, reporters and representatives from army units and organisations at the central and grass-root levels. Addressing the meeting, Major General Nguyen Quang Thong, editor in chief of the People's Army Newspaper reviewed operations of the Southern office and praised its endeavours and achievements during the last few years. Of these, several have won the southern office certificate of merits by the Prime Minister, several awards from the General Political Department, the Journalists'Association and from People's Committees of various provinces and Cities. At the event, Mrs Nguyen Thi Thu Ha presented a flag and certificates of merit to employees of the … [Read more...]

PANO receives colleagues from Lao Army Newspaper

PANO – A delegation from the Lao Army Newspaper, led by Lt Colonel Chanxay Khamni, its editor-in-chief, has paid a working visit to the Vietnam People’s Army Newspaper headquarters and its online edition office.“The visit is aimed at strengthening relations between the two newspapers and also exchanging working experiences”, Major General Nguyen Quang Thong, the editor-in-chief of the People’s Army Newspaper, said Thursday as he welcomed his counterpart.Maj Gen Nguyen Quang Thong also gave a brief about the foundation of the People’s Army Newspaper, which has thoroughly covered developments in Vietnam over the years.Founded in 1950, the People’s Army Newspaper has been one of the most influential newspapers in Vietnam. Its comments and reports reflect the party’s guidelines and all aspects of life in Vietnam.During the visit, the Laotian delegation was briefed about the news process in the newsroom and also the steps in putting news … [Read more...]

Group of authors from PANO presented by PM with the highest prize

The Awarding Ceremony of the National Vietnam Press Contest 2006 is solemnly organized in Hanoi in the evening of August 27. Present at the ceremony are Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, his Deputy Nguyen Thien Nhan, top officials from Central Party, Governmental, local agencies and correspondents across the country. The contest is seen as the biggest event of the Vietnamese press circle, first held by the Vietnam Press Association under the guidance from the Party and Government. According to the Organizing Board, press workers from 101 press organizations nationwide have sent 955 press works to the Examining Committee. These include articles from printed and electronic newspapers, television and radio works. At the ceremony, 3 A prizes, 11 B prizes, 19 C prizes and 15 consolation prizes have been given to the individual and collective authors. A series of articles on social order, security and defence by a collective author from the People's Army Newspaper has been given the A … [Read more...]

The People’s Army Newspaper marks the 30th anniversary of its Southern office

PANO - The People's Army Newspaper has held a ceremony at the ReunificationPalace , Ho Chi Minh City to mark the 30th anniversary of the founding of its Southern office, opened on April 18, 1977. The ceremony was attended by Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Ha, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City people's committee, former generals, war veterans, reporters and representatives from army units and organisations at the central and grass-root levels. Addressing the meeting, Major General Nguyen Quang Thong, editor in chief of the People's Army Newspaper reviewed operations of the Southern office and praised its endeavours and achievements during the last few years. Of these, several have won the southern office certificate of merits by the Prime Minister, several awards from the General Political Department, the Journalists'Association and from People's Committees of various provinces and Cities. At the event, Mrs Nguyen Thi Thu Ha presented a flag and certificates of merit to employees of the … [Read more...]

PANO receives colleagues from Lao Army Newspaper

PANO – A delegation from the Lao Army Newspaper, led by Lt Colonel Chanxay Khamni, its editor-in-chief, has paid a working visit to the Vietnam People’s Army Newspaper headquarters and its online edition office.“The visit is aimed at strengthening relations between the two newspapers and also exchanging working experiences”, Major General Nguyen Quang Thong, the editor-in-chief of the People’s Army Newspaper, said Thursday as he welcomed his counterpart.Maj Gen Nguyen Quang Thong also gave a brief about the foundation of the People’s Army Newspaper, which has thoroughly covered developments in Vietnam over the years.Founded in 1950, the People’s Army Newspaper has been one of the most influential newspapers in Vietnam. Its comments and reports reflect the party’s guidelines and all aspects of life in Vietnam.During the visit, the Laotian delegation was briefed about the news process in the newsroom and also the steps in putting news … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh, a simple leader

Ms. Sandra Scagliotti

PANO – President Ho Chi Minh was the leader of a country; however, he led a simple life and is still very popular among the people. Love and respect for the president provided inspiration for me to stay close to Vietnam later. That is what Ms. Sandra Scagliotti, Head of the Vietnam Studies Center, Secretary General of the Italy-Vietnam Friendship Association, shared with the reporter of the People’s Army Newspaper. Though having no chance to meet Uncle Ho, Sandra admitted that the president has had considerable impact on her. She told the reporter that she’s read many books about Uncle Ho to take in his thoughts, and it is lucky for her that the Vietnam Studies Center has a good number of books and materials about President Ho Chi Minh. The materials kept there include a lot of photos showing Uncle Ho, not as a state president, but as a simple man, meeting and talking with ordinary people of all walks of life. He did these activities naturally as it was from his … [Read more...]

Uncle Ho Chi Minh—Symbol of belief

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(VOVworld) – Many newspapers in Vietnam today have special articles reporting the entire speech Party Leader Nguyen Phu Trong delivered at a meeting held in Hanoi on Monday to celebrate the 125th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh. Many activities to mark President Ho Chi Minh’s 125th birthday, many role models of the campaign to studyand follow Uncle Ho's moral example, and stories of people who had met President Ho Chi Minh are also reported in today’s articles. The People’s army newspaper ran an editorial and many articles in praise of President Ho Chi Minh’s life and career—an epic, shining example of patriotism, communist virtue, and revolutionary morality, and a great encouragement to the Vietnamese people. The front page showed a picture of President HoChi Minh and his words: "I have only one desire, the ultimate desire that the country be independent and free, the people have enough food, clothing and housing, are able to learn and make … [Read more...]

Mechanism of Vietnam-China border meeting brought to new high

Chinese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Vietnam Hong Xiaoyong

PANO – On the occasion of the second Vietnam-China Border Defense Exchange Program held in the Vietnamese border province of Lao Cai and Chinese border province of Yunnan, People’s Army Newspaper reporters had an interview with Chinese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Vietnam, Hong Xiaoyong, on the event and border cooperation between the two countries. The interview is as the follows: Reporter:Ambassador, how do you assess the Vietnam-China border situation since the two countries finished the land-border marker planting work in 2008?Ambassador Hong Xiaoyong: Under the directions of the senior leaders of the two countries, the two sides had conducted a number of negotiation rounds in the spirit of friendship and solidarity, and signed the Agreement on the Vietnam-China land border in 1999. Later in 2008, the two countries completed the on-land border marker planting work, which has been considered significant, promoting neighboring friendship and … [Read more...]

Border cooperation fosters Vietnam-China friendly relations

The two sides' border troops joining the first Vietnam-China Border Defense Friendship Exchange Program in March 2014.

PANO – The Ministries of National Defense of the two countries, Vietnam and China, are to co-organize the second Vietnam-China Border Defense Friendship Exchange Program from May 15th to 18th in the Vietnamese border province of Lao Cai and Chinese border province of Yunnan. In the buildup to the exchange, People’s Army Newspaper (PAN) reporters held an interview on the event with Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics, ­ Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia. The interview is as the follows: Reporter: General, please clarify the purpose and significance of the exchange program in strengthening the bilateral relations of unity and friendship between the two States, Armies and peoples?Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia: Vietnam and China are the two neighboring countries, which share the geological features of mountains and rivers, have similar socio-cultural customs and practices and have enjoyed long-standing friendship traditions. The second … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s press is bridge to boost Vietnam-Iran relations: Ambassador

Iranian Ambassador to Vietnam Hossein Alvandi Behineh (left)

PANO - Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Vietnam Hossein Alvandi Behineh on May 12th highlighted the important role of Vietnam’s press in boosting the relationship between the two countries and peoples. Answering a question of the People’s Army newspaper, the ambassador said that there are "good prospects" for reaching an agreement on nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers - the US, Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany (P5+1) – on June 30th. The parties will definitely come to a framework agreement and expect to get a final deal at the coming talks. Iran will prove to the international community that its nuclear program is exclusive for peaceful purposes, he said. Translated by Pham Huy … [Read more...]

Vietnamese media honor Victory Day over Nazism

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(VOVworld) – Several Vietnamese newspapers cover the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazism. The People’s daily newspaper reviewed major milestones in the battle of Stalingrad, which changed the World War II situation and led to the Nazi army’s failure. The newspaper ran another article analyzing the Soviet Union’s victory and opportunities and challenges for Vietnam. It said Russia’s October Revolution proved that suppressed people can overthrow the ruling class and build a new society. "With bravery and lofty sacrifices, the Soviet soldiers and people could protect themselves and helped several countries in Central and Eastern Europe escape the Nazi’s holocaust and the establishment of socialist countries." The Soviet Union’s victory over Nazism in 1945 was a golden opportunity for the Communist Party of Vietnam to lead all Vietnamese people to liberate the nation. In an interview with the People’s daily … [Read more...]

General Giap in mind of well-known war reporter

Reporter Peter Arnett offering incense to General Vo Nguyen Giap

PANO - Peter Arnett, a famous AP war reporter from New Zealand, working in Saigion from 1962 to 1975, and two other intenational war reporters recently came to pay tribute to General Vo Nguyen Giap at 30 Hoang Dieu Street, Hanoi, in early May 2015. The People’s Army Newspaper Online would like to tell a story about the recent visit to the General’s house in Hanoi. After offering incense and laying flowers, paying homage to the General, the three war reporters were received by the General’s son, Vo Hong Nam. Starting the conversation, Nam said "My father never attended any military school. All he did was self-study." Peter Arnett smiled, for he knew for sure this fact, which is also as widely-known as the Dien Bien Phu Campaign. He revealed that he read a lot about the General. "I still remember that in the 1950s there was already a book about General Giap. As I became a war reporter in 1962 and was sent to Saigon as the Chief of the AP bureau, I came across the … [Read more...]

Seminar reviewing operations to Hanoi’s sky

The delegates have talks with young soldiers of Division 361

(VOVworld) – A seminar to discuss the lessons from operations to protect Hanoi’s sky was co-organized by the Air Defense Division 361 and People’s Army newspaper on Thursday. The meeting was part of activities to mark the 50th founding anniversary of Division 361. Delegates reviewed triumphant victories, the creativity, and bravery of Division 361’s soldiers and citizens in defeating the US B52 bombers over Hanoi, Hai Phong, and other northern provinces in December 1972. Colonel Dang Dinh Thuan, Political Commissar of Division 361 of the Vietnam’s Air Defense and Air Force, said: "It’s important to encourage the soldiers’ political will so that they are ready to fight for national defense and fulfill their mission. We have to analyze fighting tactics and apply them to training programs to ensure our soldiers are prepared for any potential air strikes." … [Read more...]

Parade highlights victory day

Servicewomen of the Signal Corps

PANO – Army units and agencies across the country on April 30th organized various activities in celebration of the 40thanniversary of South Liberation and National Reunification (April 30th 1975-2015). Among the activities, the most striking is the parade at the grand ceremony at Thong Nhat (Reunion) Square in Ho Chi Minh, reliving the victorious moment of the country 40 years ago. The People’s Army Newspaper Online would like to present several images of the parade on 30th April. Photo by Xuan Cuong, Duy Minh and VNATranslated and posted by Huu Duong … [Read more...]

Fireworks highlight victory

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PANO – Ho Chi Minh City on the evening of April 30th staged a special fireworks display in celebration of the 40th anniversary of South Liberation and National Reunification (30th April 1975). The display was organized at the National History and Culture Park (District 9), Nga Ba Giong (Giong T-junction) Martyr Monument (Hoc Mon district), Dam Sen Cultural Park (District 11), Lang Le - Bau Co Historical Relic (Binh Chanh district), Ben Duoc Temple (Cu Chi district), Can Gio Stadium (Can Gio District), and the Bitexco Financial Building (District 1). Scores of locals and tourists gathered in the locations to admire the display. The People’s Army Newspaper Online would like to introduce some images of the fireworks in District 1. Translated by Huu Duong … [Read more...]

Noble title posthumously bestowed to PAN’s journalist-martyr

Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia hands over the title to the martyr's family members

PANO – The People’s Army Newspaper on April 29th held a solemn ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City to receive the title "Hero of the People’s Armed Forces" posthumously conferred by the State on its journalist-martyr Senior Lieutenant Le Dinh Du. Present at the ceremony were Lieutenant General Nguyen Trong Nghia, Deputy Director of the General Department of Politics of the Vietnam People’s Army; journalist Pham Quoc Toan, Deputy Chairman of the Vietnam Journalists’ Association; and others. Addressing the ceremony, PAN’s Editor-in-Chief Major General Pham Van Huan held that Du, born in 1931, worked at the PAN as a reporter after the Dien Bien Phu campaign. In early 1968, he volunteered to be a war reporter at the Quang Tri fierce front and was then dispatched to Battalion 47 (Regiment 270 under the former B5 High Command), in Cua Viet area (Gio Ha commune, Gio Linh district, Quang Tri province). He wrote several articles on fierce combats while directly … [Read more...]

PAN takes care of disabled children

Senior Colonel Phung Kim Lan presenting gifts to disadvantaged children.

PANO – Cadres of the People’s Army Newspaper (PAN) on April 29th presented gifts to children at the Huong Giang centre for supporting disabled children in Yen Bai city, Yen Bai province. Donated by the newspaper’s staff, and teachers and students at two secondary schools in Hanoi, three sets of hearing aid and money in cash, worth VND 20 million in total, were handed over to the centre by Senior Colonel Phung Kim Lan, PAN’s Deputy Editor-in-Chief. Addressing the ceremony, the officer affirmed that the newspaper over the past time has actively worked with social organizations and sponsors to help policy beneficiaries and disadvantaged children nationwide. Director of the centre Luong Thi Thu Ha thanked the newspaper for its donation and said that the province has more than 3,000 disabled children who need support from the community. Translated by Viet Anh … [Read more...]