General Vo Nguyen Giap in the current of national history


(VOVworld) - General Vo Nguyen Giap, a brilliant disciple of President Ho Chi Minh, was one of the greatest generals of the 20th century. His life was closely associated with the cause of national liberation. His talent and contributions to Vietnam's struggle for national independence made a hero out of General Giap and left an imprint in the history of mankind. General Vo Nguyen Giap led the 34-member Armed Propaganda Unit for National Liberation, the predecessor of the Vietnam People's … [Read more...]

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On socialist orientation in market economy development in Viet Nam

The author confirmed the availability of socialist-oriented market economy which is the model being built by Viet Nam. Socialist-orientation in labour force development. To build socialist infrastructure, development of labour force should be considered as a primary task to construct a firm foundation for economic self-reliance and independence. This is a demand of labour force development and political regime. To achieve this goal, industrialization and modernization are a must. This conforms … [Read more...]

VNA exhibits General Giap’s life and career images

Vietnam News Agency opens a special photo exhibition about General Vo Nguyen Giap at its headquarters, 5 Ly Thuong Kiet St, Ha Noi. --VNS Photo Nguyen Khanh Chi

The photos illustrate the long, illustrious career of the General, who rendered significant services to the Party and the nation during his revolutionary life.Vietnam News Agency opens a special photo exhibition about General Vo Nguyen Giap at its headquarters, 5 Ly Thuong Kiet St, Ha Noi (VNS Photo Nguyen Khanh Chi)Nguyen Phuong Mai couldn't take her eyes off a black and white portrait of General Vo Nguyen Giap in a green soldier's hat. "I feel so close, warm and moved," the native Hanoian … [Read more...]

Funeral service for General Vo Nguyen Giap

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong writes in the book of memory. (Photo: VOV)

(VOVworld) - A State funeral for General Vo Nguyen Giap took place on Saturday at the National Funeral House in Hanoi. Organizers included the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the National Assembly, the President of Vietnam, the Government, and the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front. In his address to begin the funeral service, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Head of the organizing board for General Vo Nguyen Giap' funeral, said: "The General … [Read more...]

Tiana Alexandra honors Gen. Giap with personal documentary


Editor’s Note: Cathy Truong is a Vietnamese-American contributor who spent two years living in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. She filed this story to Tuoitrenews from Vancouver, Canada, where she now lives. For many Americans, Vietnam may represent a war history that they try to dismiss from their memory. For Tiana Alexandra (Thi Thanh Nga), a former Hollywood actress, filming about Vietnam has been her life’s work as she pushes past the painful threshold of memories, and hopes for healing and … [Read more...]

State funeral for General Vo Nguyen Giap

The government delegation led by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung

(VOVworld) - The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the National Assembly, the President, the Government, and the Vietnam Fatherland Front organized a state funeral for General Vo Nguyen Giap at the National Funeral House in Tran Thanh Tong street in Hanoi. From 7:30 to 12:00, delegations from the Party Central Committee, the National Assembly, the President, the Government, the Vietnam Fatherland Front, the Military Central Party Committee, relatives of General Vo Nguyen Giap, … [Read more...]

The names in General Vo Nguyen Giap’s life

General Vo Nguyen Giap. Photo: Alex Bowie. Many people still believe that General Giap's original name is "Van" but in reality, Vo Nguyen Giap is his birth name.

VietNamNet Bridge - General Vo Nguyen Giap had many other names in his illustrious life, which were associated with a heroic period of Vietnam's history. According to the habit of many families in Vietnam in the past, parents usually named their children in accordance with their year of birth. However, General Giap was born in 1911 (Year of the Pig or Tan Hoi in Vietnamese), unrelated to the letter "Giap". Perhaps, his father, teacher Vo Quang Nghiem put his desires on the names of his … [Read more...]

A common man’s impression of General Vo Nguyen Giap


PANO - "I came to General Vo Nguyen Giap's house yesterday, but I cannot see him anymore and was not warmly received by him like the two previous times. Although he has passed away, his warm embrace reserved for me at my first visit to his house remains as fresh as if it happened yesterday," said Almos Maksay, whose Vietnamese name is Mac Son, a Hungarian-Australian ethnologist, after offering incense to General Vo Nguyen Giap whom he has long respected and admired. Earlier, having learnt … [Read more...]

Following the example of the Great Brother of the army, deserving to be Uncle Ho’s soldiers


PANO - Senior Lieutenant General Ngo Xuan Lich, Director of the General Department for Politics of Vietnam People's Army, wrote an article published in the front page of the People's Army Newspaper on October 11th, to highlight the great contributions of General Vo Nguyen Giap to the revolutionary cause of our Party and nation. As one of the most excellent students of President Ho Chi Minh, General Vo Nguyen Giap was not only the pre-eminent military commander, but also a prestigious man of … [Read more...]

President meets voters in Ho Chi Minh city

(VOVworld) - President Truong Tan Sang and deputies of the 13th National Assembly on Friday met with voters in district 1 and 3 in Ho Chi Minh city. Mr. Sang acknowledged constructive recommendations and elaborated voters' concerns on forming an urban administration. He said the Party and State have thoroughly studied the matter, but that it needs more legal procedures to be implemented, including the revisions of the 1992 Constitution. President Truong Tan Sang meets with Ho Chi Minh city … [Read more...]