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Results of parliamentary confidence vote on Vietnam’s top leadership


The results of the Vietnamese National Assembly's ballot on the performances of 50 top officials, which was carried out this morning, have been announced. … [Read more...]

NA releases outcomes of second confidence vote

VGP - The National Assembly on Saturday conducted the second vote of confidence for 50 positions elected by the Legislature. No.NameHigh confidenceConfidenceLow confidenceVotesVotesVotes1 State President Truong Tan Sang38084202 Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan302168153 National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung34093524 National Assembly Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu344124145 National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan3908696 National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Tong Thi Phong325127317 … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 8/8

Vietnamese crowned Miss Asian America Jennifer Chung beat out 20 other Asian beauties and was crowned Miss Asian America on August 3 in San Francisco the US. The 21-year-old is ethnically Vietnamese and resides in San Jose, CA. She is 1m76 tall, weighs 53kg and measures 84-62-94. Miss Chung is currently a student at San Francisco State University majoring in Business Administration. She has extensive hands-on experience in business operations, sales and marketing, having started a family … [Read more...]

Guot Weaving

Cleaning products before drying.

Local records say that residents in Luu Thuong Hamlet of Phu Tuc Village have practised the craft of Guot weaving since the 17th century, which later was expanded to the surrounding areas. However, the craft has developed strongly since the 90s with an expanded scale of production. To date, eight hamlets of Phu Tuc Village with about 7,754 laborers are making Guot articles. Luu Thuong Hamlet alone, for example, with 400 households and over 1,400 laborers, has more than 70 percent of its … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 2/7

Guard dies after falling down elevator shaft The guard of an 11-storey apartment building in Ha Noi's Trung Hoa- Nhan Chinh area died this morning after he fell down into an open elevator shaft. The 50-year-old victim, Tran Anh Tuan, reportedly went to the seventh floor of building N5A with some others to check the elevator which was not working. He entered the shaft without realising that the elevator cabin was not there, but on the first floor, and fell into the shaft. Tuan was declared dead … [Read more...]

Karaoke bar blaze kills five

A fire at this five-storey karaoke bar in Ha Noi's Giang Vo Street killed at least five people last Saturday. - Photo Son Bach

HA NOI (VNS) — At least five people have died in a fire that broke out in a five-storey karaoke bar in Ha Noi's Dong Da District last Saturday. … [Read more...]

Has VN entered the middle-income trap?

Compiled by Le Hung Vong Becoming a middle-income country has brought enormous challenges for Viet Nam, including the danger of getting caught in the so-called middle-income trap. The issue of whether the country has already fallen into the trap has sparked much debate in the past few weeks. Japanese expert Kenichi Ohno has said it has but local economist Nguyen Minh Phong said since Viet Nam has been a middle-income country for just three years, it cannot be considered to have fallen into … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 21/3

Ha Noi blogger Pham Viet Dao has been sentenced to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to abusing his rights to freedom and democracy.

Ha Noi blogger to spend 15 months in jail for slander The court ruled that his actions had infringed upon State interests, rights and legitimate interests of organisations or citizens under Article 258 of the Penal Code. The jail term will starts from the date he was detained on June 13, 2013, the court ruled. The indictment read that Dao, 62, residing in Buoi ward, Tay Ho district, authored three blogs, and … [Read more...]

Opening Nguyen Tieu poetry-festival in the Spring of Giap Ngo Lunar New Year

Spectacle of the 34th Nguyen Tieu poetry-festival in Phu Yen province

On the full moon night of January lunar year (February 14th), the aforementioned festival opening on top of Nhan mountain (Tuy Hoa city). Shortly after the opening is the 34th traditional poetry-night. The program consists of 2 parts with the two themes of "Youth and Fatherland", "The spring beauty in Phu Yen land", introducing over 20 works full of emotion on the country and spring identity on Phu Yen land, including the poems Dat nuoc (Nguyen Dinh Thi poet), Nga ba dat nuoc (Nguyen Hong … [Read more...]

Anti-corruption measures not strict enough to curb violations

Local residents in central Thanh Hoa Province's Cam Thuy District dug for drums containing expired chemicals and pesticides at Nicotex Thanh Thai JSC. Environmental violation was also one of the issues raised in the NA's meeting yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Trinh Duy Hung

HA NOI (VNS) — Most lawmakers agreed the number of corruption cases brought before the public's eye was merely a drop in the ocean, and current anti-corruption measures were not strict enough to serve as effective deterrents. National Assembly deputies continued their work yesterday to discuss the prevention and fight against violations and crimes. Examining anti-corruption work yesterday, Deputy Le Nhu Tien from central Quang Tri Province said official efforts had yet to meet voters' … [Read more...]

What’s on July 2013 (Daily updated)


MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES Hanoi - "HYPNOSIS"- a Zentangle Workshop and Performance Madake, 81 Xuan Dieu Street Workshop and Experimental performance: July 27, 2pm, Works display: July 27 - Aug 10 Zentangle workshop "HYPNOSIS" is organized for the first time in Hanoi with the guiding of young henna & Zentangle artist Phuong - Mad Meo. This is a chance for young people to learn about a new form of drawing using simple shapes, patterns to create paintings with attractive motifs, fancy, … [Read more...]

Leaders survive first ever confidence vote


All 47 officials holding positions elected or approved by the National Assembly (NA) have passed the first ever vote of confidence during the 13th legislature's fifth session in Hanoi. Illustrative image (Photo: VNA) The June 10 confidence vote specified three degrees - high confidence, confidence, and low confidence. The results were announced on June 11 as follows: 1. Truong Tan Sang, President: 330 high confidence votes (accounting for 66.27 percent of total NA deputies); 133 … [Read more...]

NA announces vote of confidence results


All 47 officials holding positions elected or approved by the National Assembly (NA) have passed the first ever vote of confidence during the 13th legislature's fifth session in Hanoi. The June 10 confidence vote specified three degrees - high confidence, confidence, and low confidence. The results were announced on June 11 as follows: 1. Truong Tan Sang, President: 330 high confidence votes (accounting for 66.27 percent of total NA deputies); 133 confidence votes (26.71 percent); 28 low … [Read more...]

NA announces results of confidence vote of 47 officials


Nhan Dan Online - On the morning of June 11, the National Assembly (NA) adopted a resolution on the results of the first vote of confidence on 47 officials holding positions elected or ratified by the legislature. Previously, Head of the NA Voting Committee Do Van Chien announced the outcomes of the first vote of confidence. The votes specify three degrees of confidence - high, medium and low. Accordingly, no senior leaders had over 50% of low-confidence vote. President Truong Tan Sang had … [Read more...]

Deputies have confidence in high ranking officials, votes show

For the first time, deputies cast confidence votes on the performance of 47 top officials elected or approved by the National Assembly. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sang

Results of the votes of confidence for 47 officials holding positions elected or approved by the legislature were announced this morning at the National Assembly meeting. The confidence votes, with three degrees: high confidence, confidence and low confidence, were carried out yesterday afternoon. Among the positions subject to the vote were President, Vice President, NA Chairman, NA Vice chairpersons and other high ranks. National Assembly Deputy Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan gained the … [Read more...]

Results of confidence votes on 47 key officials announced


On June 11, the results of the votes of confidence on 47 key officials were announced by the National Assembly, with all the positions gaining the confidence. Photo: After that, the NA adopted a resolution on the results. The specific results are listed below. Names Positions Number of votes High confidence Confidence Low confidence Truong Tan Sang State President 330 (66,27%) 133 (26,71%) 28 (5,62%) Nguyen Thi Doan Vice State President 263 (52,81%) 215 … [Read more...]

Detailed outcomes of first vote of confidence

VGP - The results of the first ever vote of confidence for 47 key positions were released on Tuesday morning by the Chief of the National Asssembly's Voting Committee, Mr. Do Van Chien. No. Name and title Vote Valid votes Invalid votes High confidence Confidence Low-confidence 1 State President Truong Tan Sang 491 0 330 (66.27%) 133 (26.71%) 28 (5.62%) 2 Vice State President Nguyen Thi Doan 491 0 263 (52.81%) 215 (43.17%) 13 (2.61%) 3 National Assembly … [Read more...]

Detailed results of the vote of confidence


VietNamNet Bridge - According to the results of the vote of confidence announced this morning, Ms. Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Vice Chair of the National Assembly had the highest credibility with 372 votes. The Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam - Mr. Nguyen Van Binh - had the highest number of low-confidence votes - 209. NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung casts his vote. The voting results on 47 key positions were released at 8am this morning, June 11, by the chief of the voting committee, Mr. Do Van … [Read more...]