Reality bites

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Young audience in northern Vietnam cheer at a Vietnam's Got Talent episode last November. Insiders say Vietnam's public are not familiar with the style of reality shows, that they tend to expect only the gentle and the beautiful things, only to overreact when the bad side of contestants is exposed. … [Read more...]

National Assembly does not settle the case of Got Talent’s contestant

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The National Assembly's function is supervising agencies, not settling specific cases, said the Vice Chair of the NA Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children, Ngo Thi Minh. Vietnam's Got Talent contestant complains to National Assembly Contestant Quynh Anh. Minh told VNExpress newswire that she had received the letter of Quynh Anh, a contestant of Vietnam's Got Talent reality show last Friday (February 24). "I was quite surprised because the case was being settled down but the girl dug it up herself," she said. Minh said that her committee is responsible to supervise agencies, not to settle specific cases so Quynh Anh's petition would be transferred to relevant agencies. "I will send a letter to Quynh Anh's family to explain about the committee's right and duty and the process of settling her complaint. Quynh Anh is under 18 so she needs her family's guardianship. The family needs to contact relevant bodies to solve the case," she added. On February 24, 15-year-old … [Read more...]

National Assembly does not settle the case of Got Talent’s contestant

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VietNamNet Bridge - The National Assembly's function is supervising agencies, not settling specific cases, said the Vice Chair of the NA Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children, Ngo Thi Minh. Vietnam's Got Talent contestant complains to National Assembly Contestant Quynh Anh. Minh told VNExpress newswire that she had received the letter of Quynh Anh, a contestant of Vietnam's Got Talent reality show last Friday (February 24). "I was quite surprised because the case was being settled down but the girl dug it up herself," she said. Minh said that her committee is responsible to supervise agencies, not to settle specific cases so Quynh Anh's petition would be transferred to relevant agencies. "I will send a letter to Quynh Anh's family to explain about the committee's right and duty and the process of settling her complaint. Quynh Anh is under 18 so she needs her family's guardianship. The family needs to contact relevant bodies to solve the case," she added. On February … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Got Talent contestant complains to National Assembly

VietNamNet Bridge - 15-year-old contestant Le Nguyen Quynh Anh has sent a letter to the National Assembly, accusing the organizing board of the Vietnam's Got Talent of arranging the show, which made her suffer from "spiritual violence." Vietnam's Got Talent is not arranged, says organizer Quynh Anh and her mother. On February 24, the website of an international school in HCM City, where Quynh Anh's mother works, posted the girl's handwritten letter sent to the National Assembly. The letter accused producers of the Vietnam's Got Talent reality show of processing Quynh Anh's performance, entitled "Mother's Love" in episode 7 of the stage round, marking the 15-year-old contestant look ridiculous to attract public attention. According to Quynh Anh, this scandal has caused "spiritual crisis" to her family and herself and she had to live in fear in 240 hours. Earlier, Quynh Anh's mother, Mrs. Ngo, told the media that the show producer and the organizing board arranged the show for … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Got Talent contestant complains to National Assembly

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15-year-old contestant Le Nguyen Quynh Anh has sent a letter to the National Assembly, accusing the organizing board of the Vietnam's Got Talent of arranging the show, which made her suffer from "spiritual violence." Vietnam's Got Talent is not arranged, says organizer Quynh Anh and her mother. On February 24, the website of an international school in HCM City, where Quynh Anh's mother works, posted the girl's handwritten letter sent to the National Assembly. The letter accused producers of the Vietnam's Got Talent reality show of processing Quynh Anh's performance, entitled "Mother's Love" in episode 7 of the stage round, marking the 15-year-old contestant look ridiculous to attract public attention. According to Quynh Anh, this scandal has caused "spiritual crisis" to her family and herself and she had to live in fear in 240 hours. Earlier, Quynh Anh's mother, Mrs. Ngo, told the media that the show producer and the organizing board arranged the show for commercial purposes at … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Got Talent is not arranged, says organizer

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The organizing board of the Vietnam's Got Talent, the first season, told the media on February 17, that they did not take advantage of contestant Le Nguyen Quynh Anh to lure the public's attention.Vietnam's Got Talent suspected of being arranged Contestant Le Nguyen Quynh Anh and her mother. In the 7th episode, which was aired on February 12, the mother of a 15-year-old contestant - Le Nguyen Quynh Anh - "robbed" the microphone to protest the jury on the stage. She said that her daughter is more talented than many other contestants, but the jury rejected the girl. This case has immediately become a hot topic on the local media and online forums. Many people criticized the 15-year-old contestant and her family of "deluding themselves." Many others showed their sympathy to the schoolgirl, saying that the mother feeds her daughter on illusions. The mother, named Ngo, then told the media that the show producer and the organizing board arranged the show for commercial purposes at to … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Got Talent is not arranged, says organizer

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VietNamNet Bridge - The organizing board of the Vietnam's Got Talent, the first season, told the media on February 17, that they did not take advantage of contestant Le Nguyen Quynh Anh to lure the public's attention. Vietnam's Got Talent suspected of being arranged Contestant Le Nguyen Quynh Anh and her mother. In the 7th episode, which was aired on February 12, the mother of a 15-year-old contestant - Le Nguyen Quynh Anh - "robbed" the microphone to protest the jury on the stage. She said that her daughter is more talented than many other contestants, but the jury rejected the girl. This case has immediately become a hot topic on the local media and online forums. Many people criticized the 15-year-old contestant and her family of "deluding themselves." Many others showed their sympathy to the schoolgirl, saying that the mother feeds her daughter on illusions. The mother, named Ngo, then told the media that the show producer and the organizing board arranged the show for … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Got Talent suspected of being arranged

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VietNamNet Bridge - The family of a contestant said that the producer had arranged the show, the jury is said to be "acting" too much. The Vietnam's Got Talent, the first season, has stirred up the public when the first round is on the air. Jury member Thuy Hanh runs to the stage to hug Nguyen Hoang Anh, 8, from Hai Phong after the boy sang "Little Frog" and danced in Michael Jackson style. The show has attracted the public since its first episodes were broadcast. However, the show has become a hot topic on the media and the Internet after the latest episode, aired last Sunday. In this episode, the mother of a 15-year-old contestant - Le Nguyen Quynh Anh - "robbed" the microphone to protest the jury on the stage. She said that her daughter is more talented than many other contestants, but the jury rejected the girl. This case has immediately become a hot topic on the local media and online forums. Many people criticized the 15-year-old contestant and her family of "deluding … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Got Talent suspected of being arranged

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The family of a contestant said that the producer had arranged the show, the jury is said to be "acting" too much. The Vietnam's Got Talent, the first season, has stirred up the public when the first round is on the air. Jury member Thuy Hanh runs to the stage to hug Nguyen Hoang Anh, 8, from Hai Phong after the boy sang "Little Frog" and danced in Michael Jackson style. The show has attracted the public since its first episodes were broadcast. However, the show has become a hot topic on the media and the Internet after the latest episode, aired last Sunday. In this episode, the mother of a 15-year-old contestant - Le Nguyen Quynh Anh - "robbed" the microphone to protest the jury on the stage. She said that her daughter is more talented than many other contestants, but the jury rejected the girl. This case has immediately become a hot topic on the local media and online forums. Many people criticized the 15-year-old contestant and her family of "deluding themselves". Many others … [Read more...]

Finger pointing in VN’s got talent should stop

Ngo Thi Minh, deputy head of National Assembly's Committee of Culture and Education of the Youth said on Monday that 15-year-old Le Nguyen Quynh Anh should learn to face pressure and difficulties in life. Quynh Anh (L) and her mother on the stage of Vietnam's Got Talent Her remarks to the press serve as a reply to a complaint sent to Minh on February 22 by Quynh Anh, an ousted contestant of Vietnam's Got Talent 2012, adding further fuel to the already controversial story that has grabbed the headlines of mainstreams newspaper, tabloids, and attention and discussion among the netizen community in the past two weeks. In the letter addressing the congresswoman Ngo Thi Minh, the middle school student wrote that the show's producers had intentionally cut and edited her performance and interviews with her family and turned them into an incompetent yet arrogant and ridiculous family. The dispute started after national VTV3 broadcasts Vietnam's Got Talent's episode 7 on … [Read more...]

Quynh Anh should learn to face pressure: congresswoman

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Ngo Thi Minh, deputy head of National Assembly's Committee of Culture and Education of the Youth said on Monday that 15-year-old Le Nguyen Quynh Anh should learn to face pressure and difficulties in life. Quynh Anh (L) and her mother on the stage of Vietnam's Got Talent Her remarks to the press serve as a reply to a complaint sent to Minh on February 22 by Quynh Anh, an ousted contestant of Vietnam's Got Talent 2012, adding further fuel to the already controversial story that has grabbed the headlines of mainstreams newspaper, tabloids, and attention and discussion among the netizen community in the past two weeks. In the letter addressing the congresswoman Ngo Thi Minh, the middle school student wrote that the show's producers had intentionally cut and edited her performance and interviews with her family and turned them into an incompetent yet arrogant and ridiculous family. The dispute started after national VTV3 broadcasts Vietnam's Got Talent's episode 7 on … [Read more...]

Quynh Anh in VN’s Got Talent could be sued: lawmaker

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Ngo Thi Minh, deputy head of National Assembly’s Committee of Culture and Education of the Youth said on Monday that 15-year-old Le Nguyen Quynh Anh should learn to face pressure and difficulties in life. Her remarks to the press serve as a reply to a complaint sent to Minh on February 22 by Quynh Anh, an ousted contestant of Vietnam’s Got Talent 2012, adding further fuel to the already controversial story that has grabbed the headlines of mainstreams newspaper, tabloids, and attention and discussion among the netizen community in the past two weeks. … [Read more...]

Vietnam promotes its tourism potential in Moscow

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(VOVworld) - The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) is introducing Vietnam's tourism potential at the 21st Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition which opened on Wednesday. VNAT Deputy Head Nguyen Quoc Hung said: "Vietnam has attended many tourism fairs. Our promotion efforts have resulted in an impressive surge in the number of tourists visiting Vietnam - tripling from 2011 to 2013. We credit this achievement to our own efforts and to the support of media agencies and Vietnam's representative offices abroad. We will strive to maintain this growth rate and welcome 1 million Russian tourists before 2020." Hung said this year Vietnamese tourism companies are focusing on advertising resorts, eco-tourism, medical tourism, and shopping tourism. They will provide festival goers a closer look at Vietnam's cultural identity through cultural and art activities. … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s trade deficit with RoK widens

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Vietnam's trade deficit with the Republic of Korea (RoK) is rising sharply. In October 2009, Vietnam and RoK inked a strategic partnership treaty which targets that by 2015, bilateral trade will be raised to US$20 billion a year. The deal also states that the two sides will step by step achieve a trade balance. Since then, Vietnamese-Korean trade has accelerated, reaching $17.7 billion last year. This development indicates that the two sides will reach the set target soon. However, a closer look at Vietnam's imports and exports with RoK shows that Vietnam will have to work hard to solve enormous problems in order to strike a trade balance. In 2011, Vietnam's total trade deficit was $10.16 billion. The trade gap with RoK amounted to $8.46 billion, or 83.2 percent of this amount. RoK has become Vietnam's 2nd largest trading partner in terms of trade deficit after only China. Vietnam's trade deficit with China and RoK reached US$21.9 billion last year, and this was partly … [Read more...]

Soaring And Worrying Trade Gap With Korea

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Given the sharply rising trade gap Vietnam is suffering from South Korea, the trade balance target Vietnam aims for is hard to achieve In October 2009, Vietnam and the Republic of Korea (ROK) inked a strategic partnership treaty which sets a goal that by 2015, bilateral trade will be raised to US$20 billion a year. The deal also states the two sides will step by step achieve a trade balance. Korean goods are now so popular in Vietnam, even the latest gadgetry. Photo: Le Minh Khue … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s first insect photo exhibition opens

The country's first ever photo exhibition of insects is on display in Hanoi offering a closer look at Vietnam's anthropological population. Co-organised by the Vietnam Nature Museum and the Italian Embassy, the exhibition has gathered over 200 photos of insects from across the country taken by researcher Vu Van Lien and Italian photographer Saolo Bambi. Each panel features a characteristic of the insect life in an artistic style although they were initially taken purely for scientific research purposes. There are also nine photos of typical forests throughout Vietnam, located at various different altitudes from the southern island of Phu Quoc to Fansipan, the peak of Indochina, in the northernwestern province of Lao Cai. The exhibition aims to celebrate 2010 as the first year of international biological diversity initiated by the United Nations. "The exhibition also has a further purpose of promoting the protection of biological diversity as well as our living environment for … [Read more...]

Mrs World Pageant will feature Vietnam

Jeffey Androsky, Star World's director will be the general director on the final night of Mrs World Pageant. Mr Androsky said that images of Vietnam will always appear during the two-hour programme. From the beginning to the end, the programme will focus on and demonstrate two words "Viet Nam". The final night will be conducted by two MCs - Hollywood star movie, Allan Thicke and Vietnamese MC Quynh Huong. The organising board said that around 90 countries and territories have so far registered to joint the pageant. It has also carried out a wide range of activities to promote the pageant. The board is making 28-minute film with the theme "Ba Ria-Vung Tau, its land and people" to be broadcast on VTV2, VTV4 from October 25 to Mid November. The Star World Channel will screen a 20-minute film on Vietnam, helping TV viewers worldwide to take a closer look at Vietnam and its people, from the costumes, songs, the children and daily activities. This is to promote the impressive beauty … [Read more...]

It’s time to look at the Vietnamese market, says US executive

Roger Cranville, vice president for global marketing of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance in the US, has encouraged US entrepreneurs to explore investment opportunities in Vietnam - a fast growing economy in Asia. "If projected GDP growth of 5 to 6 percent in 2009 and accession to the World Trade Organisation sound like good news, then now could be the time to take a closer look at Vietnam," said Cranville in the Pittsburgh Business Times on February 13. He said that the Asian Tigers such as Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and Taiwan roared in the 1990s, focusing on rapid economic growth and export-oriented industrialisation. Now the focus has shifted from them to other Asian economies undergoing economic transformation — even during the global economic downturn. According to the executive, market entry timing is critical, and as part of its long-term opportunity Asian strategy, the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance is promoting Vietnam and opening doors for … [Read more...]