‘Do Re Mi’ children singing contest to air final round

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The final round of Do Re Mi, an annual singing contest for children, will be broadcast live on Vietnam Television's VTV3 channel on July7. Ten of the selected contestants join the final round (Photo: SGGP) Ten of the selected contestants including Nguyen Khanh Ngoc, Trinh Nhat Minh, Le An Nam, Luu Thi Huong Thao, Ju Uyen Nhi, Do Khanh Nhi, Le Mai Quynh, Rmah Thanh Xuan, Tran Quoc Thai and Pham Mai Ngoc Nhat of ages 6-8 triumphed over thousands of candidates to join the final round. This … [Read more...]

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Central region boy, 9, wins Do Re Mi singing competition

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HA NOI — The Do Re Mi singing contest for children awarded a Special Prize to Le Tran Nhat Tien on Sunday. Tien, a nine-year-old boy from the central province of Ha Tinh, received a cash prize of VND15 million (US$700) and a trip to Hello Music Land in Melbourne, Australia, with his father or mother. First and second prizes were given to Bao Tran, 8; Gia Linh, 9; and Bich Hang, 8. Do Re Mi has been broadcast by Viet Nam Television, with sponsorship by Vinamilk, annually since 2006.-VNS … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews ‘ August 13

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Tuoitrenews briefs some of the leading stories published today, August 13, on Tuoi Tre Newspaper: Politic: … [Read more...]

8-year-old boy crowned at children singing contest

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Le Tran Nhat Tien from the northern province of Ha Tinh has been crowned winner at Doremi, the singing contest for children held annually by the national Vietnam Television Station. At the final night of the competition which is in its 6th year on August 12, the 8-year-old boy impressed the jury as well as viewers with his confident performances of two songs "Trong Com" (Cylindrical Drum) and "Bay Cao Tieng Hat Uoc Mo" (The Voice of Dreams Flying High), then won the highest prize worth VND20 … [Read more...]

Judge and audiences cry when 9-year-old boy sings

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VietNamNet Bridge – Both judges and the audience were touched by the performance of Le Tran Nhat Tien, a 9-year-old boy from the central province of Ha Tinh, in a show of the Do Re Mi television singing contest for kids on July 22. Judges Tran Thanh and Chau Anh and many viewers could not hold on their tears when Tien sang “Seeing Mum in Dream.” … [Read more...]

Vietnam TV channel to regularly feature 18+ adult films

Vietnam television channel VTV2, belonging to the State-run Vietnam Television (VTV), will start regularly featuring films for adults at night from next month to meet the demand of viewers from 18 years old. 18+Adult films are planned to be on show at 23:00pm three days a week -- on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. 'Sex and the City' will be the first film to be showed on the channel at 23:00pm from November 10. The adult film program includes 30 minutes for film and 15 following minutes … [Read more...]

International Olympiad medal-winning students to be honoured

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A ceremony to honour International Olympiad medal-winning students and top ranking students in university entrance exams will take place in Hanoi on November 3rd and be broadcast live on Vietnam Television VTV2. The information was released at a press briefing on the ceremony held in Hanoi by the Ministry of Education and Training on October 30th. Accordingly, 11 gold medal-winning students from the International Olympiad will be presented Certificates of Merit from the Prime Minister; 24 … [Read more...]

Vietnamese press delegation visits Chinese city of Chongqing

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A Vietnamese press delegation had a meeting with Propaganda Department of the Chongqing Municipal Party Committee. (Source: People's Army online) A Vietnamese press delegation is on a visit to Chongqing Municipality, China, from October 28 to November 2. The delegation had a meeting with Zhou Bo, deputy head of the Propaganda Department of the Chongqing Municipal Party Committee, who asked media of Vietnam and Chongqing to introduce readers to more information on Vietnam and Chongqing, … [Read more...]

Hanoi Int’l Film Festival to promote exchange among film producers

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PANO - Eighteen outstanding Vietnamese feature films will compete at the 3rd Hanoi International Film Festival 2014 (HANIFF), to be kicked off in Hanoi and broadcast live on Vietnam Television channels 1 and 4 on November 23rd, said organizing board on October 29th. The event is jointly organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Department of Cinematography of Hanoi's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism with the participation of 320 films from 32 countries and … [Read more...]

Quang Ninh celebrates 20th anniversary of UNESCO recognition to Ha Long Bay

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The scenic beauty of Ha Long Bay NDO - A number of activities are being staged in Quang Ninh province to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ha Long Bay's recognition as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site (1994-2014). A two-day programme opened on October 29 at the provincial museum, featuring songs and dances honouring Ha Long Bay's beauty, an Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress) show, a royal gastronomy fest, and a display of embroidery pictures on the bay. Photos capturing … [Read more...]

Minister Vinh says falling FDI approvals no cause for concern

Tu Hoang Vinh raised the point before the General Statistics Office (GSO) released an updated report containing figures about FDI. Accordingly, more than 1,300 FDI projects had been licensed in the year to October 20 with combined registered capital of US$9.95 billion, up 24.4% in number but down nearly 24% in investment capital year-on-year. The report said the investors of 469 projects licensed in previous years had registered investment increases of nearly US$13.7 billion, tumbling by … [Read more...]

French film maker falls in love with Vietnam

Frenchman Daniel Roussel has worked for a long time with Vietnam Television (VTV) and has directed 20 films about Vietnam, including the popular documentary Dien Bien Phu - The Battle between a Tiger and An Elephant. Now Roussel is working as an advisor for a new series of programme VTV Special production. He spoke about his work. *You work directly with VTV's units designing new programme VTV Special. What do you think about the ideas? In July, I received 11 scripts which are mainly about … [Read more...]

Program to celebrate 20 years for recognizing Ha Long Bay as world natural heritage

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(Cinet)- Program to celebrate 20 years for recognizing Ha Long Bay as world natural heritage will take place on November 01 in 30-10 square and is broadcasted on Vietnam Television. … [Read more...]

Young banking staffer named Masterchef Vietnam

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A 23-year-old girl beat her seasoned expat Vietnamese contender to be named winner of the second local season of the British cooking TV reality show Masterchef on Saturday night.Vietnam's national TV admits error in airing live turtle beheading on cooking show Hoang Minh Nhat, from Hanoi, defeated her strong contender, Le Chi, a Vietnamese Canadian, to win the title, a cash award of VND500 million (US$23,534) and an opportunity to publish her own cookery book. During the 150-minute final … [Read more...]

Vietnam Television fined over ethnic headwear donned as loincloth scandal

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The Vietnam National Television (VTV) has recently received a fine for a performance in which a boy band used a local ethnic minority group's traditional headwear as a loincloth. On October 24, the Chief Inspector of the Ministry of Information and Communications issued a decision to impose a VND15 million (US$706) penalty on VTV for the performance of a band called F in an episode of the first season of The X Factor Vietnam talent show broadcast on VTV3 channel on October 12. In their … [Read more...]

Vietnam-Cambodia sound relations cannot be undermined

Secretary of State and spokesman of the Royal Government of Cambodia Phay Siphan has stated that a majority of Cambodians do not throw their support to a group of extremist protestors who recently burned the Vietnamese national flag in their country. The disturbance act by that group is unbeneficial for them, the Royal Government's spokesman told Vietnam Television in an interview aired on October 23. They were only a handful of people, who were instigated to undermine the sound relations … [Read more...]

PM approves plan for Liberation Day celebrations

The Prime Minister approved a plan on the organisation of a series of events to celebrate the 40 th anniversary of the Liberation of South Vietnam and National Reunification (April 30, 1975 - April 30, 2015). Incense offering ceremonies will be held on April 29-30, 2015 in numerous locations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, including President Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the Ho Chi Minh Museum, and Ho Chi Minh City's Martyrs' Cemetery. A special art programme will take place on April 30 in Ho Chi … [Read more...]

Miss Ao Dai Vietnam finalists announced

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(VOV) -The 18 finalists of the 2014 Miss Ao Dai Vietnam pageant were announced on a live show broadcast on VTV6 channel, Vietnam Television, on October 22. During the spectacle, the beautiful women, aged between 18 and 25, wore Ao Dai (Vietnamese women's traditional dress) designed by well-known designer Cong Tri and evening gowns by Son Collection. The jury board included director Nguyen Quang Dung, actress Truong Ngoc Anh, designer Cong Tri, and Miss World Philippines National Director Cory … [Read more...]

Many activities to celebrate 40 years for a Vietnam’s Southern liberation day

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(Cinet)- The Prime Minister has approved for Plan to organize some activities to celebrate 40 years for a Vietnam's Southern liberation day in 2015. … [Read more...]

Vietnam TV shows struggling on export quest

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Both state-owned and private television stations and companies in Vietnam have faced immense difficulty exporting their shows.Courtersy of Dien Quan Media"> While numerous foreign TV reality shows have forayed into the local market, only two Vietnamese series have been exported so far. The English version of "Martin Yan-Taste of Vietnam," a 26-episode series on Vietnamese cuisine and tourism which is hosted by renowned Chinese American chef Martin Yan, began airing on Asian Food Channel … [Read more...]