Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – July 26

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Below are some of the main stories published today, July 26, in the Vietnamese press: -- Top Vietnamese leaders laid a wreath and offered incense at the Monument to war Heroes and Martyrs in Hanoi on Friday on the 67th anniversary of Vietnam's War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27). Among the leaders were General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, State President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, and National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung. They … [Read more...]

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Vietnam to launch park design contest to honor Gac Ma heroes

>> Veteran recalls Truong Sa battle amidst tension in East Vietnam Sea  >> Vietnam holds memorial service for 64 Gac Ma heroes  >> Gac Ma battle should be included in textbooks: historians

Vietnam will launch a contest on Friday to select the best design for a park to be built in the central region in memory of 64 officers and soldiers of the Vietnam People's Navy who perished in a battle against Chinese invaders more than two decades ago. A launching ceremony will be organized in Ho Chi Minh City, Nguyen Van Ngang, deputy chairman of the Vietnam Labor General Confederation (VLGC), said at a press conference in Hanoi on Monday. … [Read more...]

PAN to organize a program in honour of fallen soldiers’ wives

Press conference introducing the event on July 9th.

PANO - An artistic program to honour fallen soldiers' wives, show gratitude to those who rendered good service to the nation and praise groups and individuals with great contributions to gratitude activities will take place on July 16th in Hanoi and be broadcast live on Vietnam Television Channel 2, announced the organizers at a press conference on July 9th in Hanoi. Jointly organised by the Vietnam Martyr Families Support Association, the People's Army Newspaper (PAN), the State Bank of … [Read more...]

China’s hegemony dream in caricatures

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The Chinese-run Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil rig, the cow's tongue line or nine-dash line, and China's dream of global hegemony will be the subjects of a caricature exhibition to take place in Hanoi next week. >>ASEAN needs to strengthen role in settling sea disputes: Vietnam official>> National sovereignty is sacred and inviolable: Vietnam President … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 22/6

Children's helpline receives 1.5m calls A State-run helpline known as Marvellous Key that provides 24-hour advice on child-related issues has received more than 1.5 million of calls from children and adults over the past 10 years, 69 per cent of which came from children. They included 3,000 calls from children who were abandoned, trafficked, abused or psychologically harmed. The findings were released yesterday under a report compiled by the Ministry of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs' … [Read more...]

Phu Yen fishermen: Being solitaire to cling to sea

The Great Solidarity vessel group getting ready to head towards Truong Sa for exploiting seafood and protecting the sea and islands' sovereignty

Phu Yen is the province at the position of tuna exploiting, with the fairly powerful vessel force, majoring in exploiting in Truong Sa fishing points. "Although China is frequently taking hindrance actions, Phu Yen fishermen are determined to cling to sea, both to exploit seafood and contribute to protecting the Nation's waters", asserted Mr. Huynh Tan Hiep, head of the Solidarity vessel group. … [Read more...]

3 scenarios for spat over Chinese oil rig in Vietnam’s waters

>> Vietnam sends 2nd diplomatic note protesting China to UN

China may respond in three scenarios to Vietnam's protest against its oil rig illegally placed in Vietnamese waters since early this month, a senior military official warned in a program aired on the Voice of Ho Chi Minh City radio station on Saturday. >> US hails Vietnam's goodwill, criticizes China's provocation over sea dispute … [Read more...]

Truong Sa through lens of Vietnamese photographer

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The dream of setting foot on the Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago of Vietnam has come true for award-winning photographer Du Hai, who has just completed a 10-day journey to the islands. "I've spent most of the time shooting sports photos, so my biggest dream at my age now is to take a trip to Truong Sa," the 62-year-old man said. … [Read more...]

Vietnam desires real, practical peace

Spratly and Paracels archipelagos belong to Vietnam

Vietnam wants real peace, but not on impracticable terms based on greed and territorial expansion; and real friendship based on mutual respect, but not at the price of hegemony and dependence. … [Read more...]

Gac Ma battle should be included in textbooks: historians

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The 1988 battle against Chinese forces on Gac Ma Island, part of Vietnam's Truong Sa archipelago in the East Sea, in which 64 Vietnamese naval soldiers were killed, should be included in textbooks, two historians have suggested. >> Vietnam launches program to honor fallen Hoang Sa-Truong Sa soldiers >> Sculptor proposes building stone island for Truong Sa heroes >> Memorial temple to warm souls of fallen Truong Sa heroes >> Vietnam to build memorial temple for fallen Truong Sa soldiers … [Read more...]