War correspondents gather and recall historical time


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


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...]

Talk on Party’s idea and people’s heart held in Hanoi

Delegates at the talk.

PANO – The People’s Army Newspaper and Department of Information and Training (under the General Department of Politics) on November 19th held a talk themed "Party’s ideas and people’s responses based on their opinions contributed to the draft political report at the 12th Party Congress." The talk was attended by A/Prof. Dr. Nguyen The Ky, Deputy Head of the Central Information and Education Commission, other important figures, scholars, scientists, leaders of universities and academies, and military and civilian press agencies. Delivering the introduction speech, Major General Pham Van Huan, Editor-in-Chief of the People’s Army Newspaper stressed that people’s feedback and opinions contributed to the political report to be presented at the upcoming 12th Party Congress. The collection of people’s suggestions has been successfully conducted with encouraging results. The talk focused on exchanging opinions, making clear the results achieved … [Read more...]

Military teachers in photos

Joy of female teachers and cadets of the Political Officers Training School on Vietnamese Teachers’ Day.

PANO - Together with lecturers from military academies and schools, who have spent most of the time teaching green-uniformed cadets, border guards undertaking missions in remote border areas and on islands, have not only exerted their efforts to accomplish their political missions, but also tried their best to become real teachers of local kids and even their parents to provide them with basic knowledge and more. Here are some photos of military teachers taken by the People’s Army Newspaper’s reporters. Translated by Ha Thanh … [Read more...]

Argentina Week to open in Vietnam


Hanoians will have a chance to experience a truly Argentina week for the first time, Argentinean Ambassador to Vietnam Claudio Gutierrez told reporters on November 18. From November 23-27 in Hanoi, the embassy will introduce typical characteristics of the south American country’s culture, music, food, dancing, cinematography, photography and trade to the locals via different special programmes, the Quan Doi Nhan Dan (People’s Army) newspaper quoted the ambassador as saying. A banquet named "Argentina night in Hanoi" on November 23, a cooking class, and a photo exhibition of Argentinean photographers will be the highlights of the event. VNA … [Read more...]

Fresh morning in Hai Hoa coastal area

Local people waking up early to buy fresh seafood at lower prices

PANO – Hai Hoa beach is located in Tinh Gia district, Thanh Hoa province, stretching 3km from Soi Mountain to Noi Mountain, about 1km south of Nghi Son Economic Zone. This is one of Vietnam’s most pristine beaches with great potential for tourism. However, most of the locals have so far lived on near-shore fishing. The People’s Army Newspaper would like to present images of the beach in the early morning. Translated by Huu Duong … [Read more...]

Army unit conducts defensive exercise in littoral area

Forces strengthening communication trenches and focusing fire on the enemy

PANO – Division 302 of Military Zone 7 successfully conducted a live-fire exercise in Ham Tan district, Binh Thuan province, on November 15th. This is the tactical littoral defensive exercise for infantry battalions with division’s fire support and coordination with local militia forces. Flexible combat methods, close coordination among forces, flexible situation handling and absolute safety were seen during the exercise. The event aimed at improving command and control capacity for the related staff, coordination capabilities among units and between regular and local forces in the defensive area and in defensive operations. The People’s Army Newspaper Online would like to present a number of images of the exercise. Translated by Huu Duong … [Read more...]

Vietnam has been making great contributions to APEC

Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son

PANO – President Truong Tan Sang and his spouse will attend the 23rd Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) scheduled to be held in Manila, the Philippines from November 17th to 19th, at the invitation of President Benigno Aquino III. On this occasion, Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son held an interview with the press and the People’s Army Newspaper would like to present the interview. Reporter: Mr. Deputy Minister, can you please elaborate on the theme of APEC 2015 to be held in the Philippines?Deputy Minister Bui Thanh Son: APEC 2015 takes place at a time when the region and the world are experiencing complicated developments and the world economy is inching forwards and posing risks. However, the economic cooperation and connection in APEC is thriving. In that context, the Philippines has picked up the theme "Building inclusive economies, building a better world" for APEC 2015, which pushes the regional economic connection, highlights the role of micro, small and … [Read more...]

Pictorial book on General Vo Nguyen Giap released

The cover of the pictorial book

PANO - The pictorial book, entitled "I photographs General Vo Nguyen Giap" by former photo reporter Tran Hong of the People’s Army Newspaper (PAN) has been released by the Labour Publisher and Thai Ha Books Joint-Stock Company. Reporter Senior Colonel Tran Hong is known widely for his photos of the war and pictorial books namely "Heroic Vietnamese Mothers", and "General Vo Nguyen Giap-Simple Moments". He is a lucky reporter because since the 1970s he was given permission by legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap to take photos of him on any occasion, especially in his daily life. According to Lieutenant General Pham Hong Cu in a piece of writing on PAN, the photos that Senior Colonel Tran Hong took have not only historical value, but also huge artistic value. Meanwhile, General Vo Nguyen Giap used to comment that the photos taken by Tran Hong were like poems and music. Looking at them, viewers were moved with and could not forget sentiments, pain, and joy undergone by each … [Read more...]

Bustling atmosphere at Dao Ca Tunnel

The tunnel viewed from the outside

PANO – As one of the most prestigious companies specializing in road tunnel construction, the Underground Work Construction Company under Lung Lo Construction Corporation has earned a lot of appreciation by partners over the past time for its successful construction of various different road tunnels. On the occasion of the 26th anniversary of Lung Lo Construction Corporation’s foundation (November 16th 1989-2015), the company has launched an emulation movement for its affiliate units to boost the speed of construction of Deo Ca Tunnel. The People’s Army Newspaper would like to present a number of images of the company at that bustling site. Translated by Huu Duong … [Read more...]

RoK journalists visit People’s Army Newspaper

Welcoming the guests

PANO – The visiting delegation of the Journalists' Association of the Republic of Korea (JAK) today called at the People’s Army Newspaper. Senior Colonel Phung Kim Lan, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the People’s Army Newspaper, briefed the RoK guests on the newspaper’s 65-year development. Notably, the People’s Army Newspaper has become one of the country’s leading political newspapers, making considerable contributions to the cause of national construction and defence. With four publications, the newspaper has successfully ensured information orientation for the public and effectively popularized the cause of building a revolutionary, regular, elite and gradually modernized army. For these achievements, the Army Newspaper was honoured to receive many noble orders and titles by the Party, State and Army, including the "Hero of the People’s Armed Forces" title and the "Labor Hero Order in the new context". Colonel Phung Kim Lan wished the RoK … [Read more...]

Vietnam and China to build model pairs of border gates

The signing of minute of the third conference of the Cooperation Committee on Vietnam-China Land Border Gate Management

PANO – Vietnam and China’s relevant forces have successfully implemented active and effective measures in order to manage and control entry-exit and export-import activities along their shared border areas. This was announced by Major General Hoang Xuan Chien, Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff of the Border Guards and Chairman of the Vietnam Border Gate Management Cooperation Committee, at an interview given to the People’s Army Newspaper after the success of the third conference of the Cooperation Committee on Vietnam-China Land Border Gate Management in Beijing, China. The conference aimed to evaluate cooperation achievements of the two countries’ Cooperation Committees on Border Gate Management in 2015, discuss their existing disagreements, map out joint tasks in 2016, and continually roll out their agreements and regulations on border gates and management of land border gates to create favourable conditions for the socio-economic development of the two … [Read more...]

Chinese top official starts visit to Vietnam

President Xi Jinping. Photo: kienthuc.net.vn

PANO - The General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and President of the People's Republic of China Xi Jinping, his spouse and entourage on November 5th officially started a two-day state-level visit to Vietnam at the invitation of General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Truong Tan Sang. The People’s Army Newspaper would like to present brief information of the top Chinese official as follows: General Secretary and State President Xi Jinping (President Xi Jinping hereinafter) was born in June 1953 in Fuping, Shanxi. He joined the Chinese Communist Party in January 1974. During his course of work, he has undergone various different positions, including the following key milestone: 1990-1993: Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of the People’s Council of Fuzhou city, Fujian province, and First Secretary of the Party Committee … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Cuba exchange press experience


Pham Van Huan, Editor-in-Chief of the People’s Army Newspaper, presents a photo of Cuban President Fidel Castro to Upec’s first Vice President Aixa Hevia (Photo: VNA) NDO/VNA – The Vietnam Journalists Association and the Union of Cuban Journalists (Upec) exchanged experience in the use of information technology in the media industry and the training of young reporters during a recent visit of a VJA delegation to Cuba. During the talks between the head of the Vietnamese delegation Pham Van Huan, Editor-in-Chief of the People’s Army Newspaper, and Upec’s first Vice President Aixa Hevia, the two sides held that the Communist Party’s leadership is decisive to the revolutionary press. They briefed each other on the characteristics of the press in their respective countries as well as activities and tasks of their associations in order to raise professional quality and ethics in the new period. During the visit from October 23-30, the Vietnamese … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh City: Fire-fighting and rescue exercise held

The accident in the scenario

PANO – The Firefighting Police Department of Ho Chi Minh City and the Management Center of the Saigon River Tunnel conducted a field firefighting and search and rescue exercise in the Saigon River Tunnel. As the scenario went, at 2.00pm, a truck travelling through the tunnel from District 2 to District 1 got a flat tire and hit the motorcycle lane. As a result, ten motorcycles crashed into the truck. Consequently, many people were injured and trapped in the tunnel. Four of them fainted and some vehicles caught fire. Learning about the accident, the firefighting police of Ho Chi Minh City sent four command vehicles, six fire engines, one vehicle specially designed for extinguishing fire in tunnels, two rescue vehicles, and two vehicles carrying rescue equipment to the scene. All responsible units coordinated well in blocking the scene, providing first aid and transporting seriously injured victims to hospitals. The exercise aimed to raise professionalism, command and control, … [Read more...]

Photo-book about the life of General Vo Nguyen Giap

General Giap(Source:Internet)

(Cinet)- A photo-book titled "I take photos of General Vo Nguyen Giap" by a journalist Tran Hong has been released after 2 years since General Vo Nguyen Giap died. Published by the Labor Publishing House, the 129-page photo-book tells a story about the life of General Vo Nguyen Giap through emotional and true to life photos. Tran Hong was a journalist of the People’s Army newspaper. He received a special favor from the General: he was allowed to take photos of the General at anytime. Tran Hong selected the best photos of General Vo Nguyen Giap for his photo-book. In 129 pages, the author introduces readers to the General’s daily activities and his meetings. All the photos are being published made public for the first time. Tran Hong said he really liked the photo of General Vo Nguyen Giap standing beside President Ho Chi Minh statue.Poet Tran Dang Khoa, vice chairman of the Vietnam Writers’ Association said the photos are outstanding because they are artistic. … [Read more...]

Model of urban railway carriage on display

Visitors inside the new train.

PANO – A model of the carriage for the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway project is on display at the Giang Vo Exhibition Center from October 29th to November 30th. The display aims to gather local people’s comments before being put into operation. The 80m-long train has four carriages, capable of accommodating about 1,326 people and reaching 80km per hour. Each carriage, with a length of 20m and weight of 40 tons, can carry more than 300 passengers. The train is coloured green and the seats are made of composite materials designed especially for the elderly, children and pregnant women. Decorative patterns on the train take the shape and images of Khue Van Cac (Constellation of Literature Pavilion), the typical cultural symbol of Hanoi. According to the Ministry of Transport’s representative, by the end of next June the first train will have made its debut. The Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway project is expected to be completed at the end of May 2016 and put into a … [Read more...]