Woman gets 10 years for selling Vietnamese women to Russia for prostitution

>> Vietnam jails man for 7 years for selling woman to China brothel

A Vietnamese court has sentenced a woman to 10 years in prison for selling eight Vietnamese women to Russia for up to US$500 each for prostitution. Le Thi Tham, 42, a native of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue who lives in Binh Duong province in the south, received the jail term on charges of "trafficking in women" pursuant to Article 119 of the Penal Code, the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court said in her trial on Wednesday. According to the indictment, Tham tried to contact young women and lured them to Russia by lying to them that they would get well-paid jobs in restaurants there. In fact, Tham sold them to a woman in Russia and then that women would send them to restaurants to work as sex workers under the guise of acting as waitresses. In April 2012, Tham met Lan, a Vietnamese woman living in Russia, who later suggested that Tham seek and send young, beautiful Vietnamese women to Russia for Lan. When these women arrived in Russian, Lam would receive them and … [Read more...]

Vietnam jails man for 7 years for selling woman to China brothel

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A Vietnam court has sentenced a young man in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho to seven years in jail for selling a Vietnamese woman to a Chinese brothel for almost US$900. >> Chinese gets 3 years for selling Vietnamese women to China … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – December 13

Politics

Tuoi Tre News briefs you on some of the leading stories published today, December 13, in Vietnamese media. -- Vietnam and China concluded their sixth round of talks on the sea area beyond the mouth of the Gulf of Tonkin in Beijing on December 12. During the three-day meeting, the two sides undertook to implement the common perception of the two countries’ high-ranking leaders on accelerating negotiations on the demarcation of maritime boundaries in the waters off the mouth of the Gulf of Tonkin. … [Read more...]

Social News 13/12

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Vietnam climbs 16 notches in transport infrastructure: WEF … [Read more...]

Social News 12/12

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Crackdown on smugglers creates border control turmoil A crackdown on smugglers has created turmoil at Vietnam-China border crossings, notably at Mong Cai Border Gate in Quang Ninh Province, which is being flooded with people going back and forth between the two countries as gangs probe for weak spots in border control. Officials said Mong Cai Border Gate processed 10,000 people on December 6. The crowdness has been going on over the past month following the arrest of a smuggling gang on November 2, which prompted an increase of inspections by border gate security along the border. … [Read more...]

A quarter century of rice exports of Vietnam

Mr. Nguyen Minh Nhi:

VietNamNet Bridge – In late 19th century and early 20th century, Vietnam was a major rice exporting country in Asia, together with Burma (now Myanmar). After prolonged wars, Vietnam has become the biggest rice importer in the world, with 500,000 to 1 million tons per year. relate news Rice exports: Is Vietnam subsidizing foreign consumers?In 1989, after more than half a century of importing rice, Vietnam again became a rice exporter, with an extremely impressive number of 1.4 million tons. The country has been exporting from 3 to 4 million tons of rice annually and has retained the title "the world’s 2nd largest rice exporting country". … [Read more...]

Social News 9/12

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ADB urges use of ICT in healthcare … [Read more...]

Labor quality in Mekong Delta remains low

Trung Chanh Speaking at a review conference on policies for labor, employment and vocational training in the delta in Can Tho City last week, the minister said the quality of the workforce in the region is still low in terms of both education and professionalism. Figures of the General Statistics Office (GSO) showed workers who completed high school education in the Mekong Delta are 10.5% lower than in other parts of the country while vocationally trained laborers in the region account for a mere 9.2% of the total. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 8/12

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Vietnam Idol kicks off sixth season The 6th season of Vietnamese version of the US television show American Idol has been kicked off on November 28. Viet Nam Idol features contestants between the ages of 16 and 30 who have never taken part in a singing competition. Auditions will be held in the central coastal city of Da Nang, Hue, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Hai Phong, Can Tho, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in January, 2015. The three judges will whittle the top one hundred contestants down to 16, ten, two and finally one. … [Read more...]

Social News 8/12

Traffic police officer faces investigation Police in Ba Ria-Vung Tau yesterday started an investigation into a traffic police officer who allegedly crashed his BMW into a group of militiamen while on patrol on Saturday morning, killing two and seriously injuring at least five others. The policeman was identified as Lieutenant Pham Hong Tuan of Chau Duc District's Traffic Division. According to initial reports, a group of militiamen from Lang Lon Commune and Ngai Giao Town in Chau Duc District were on patrol and had stopped by the roadside in Ngai Giao for a break. The BMW was apparently speeding and crashed directly into the group. … [Read more...]

Pirated sheets hurt Vietnam steel firms

Counterfeit and pirated steel sheets have flooded the domestic market and created a headache for the domestic steel industry. — Photo tuoitrethudo

Counterfeit and pirated steel sheets have flooded the domestic market and created a headache for the domestic steel industry. Le Phuoc Vu, chief executive officer of the Hoa Sen Steel Group, made this declaration at a seminar on trade fraud in Viet Nam's steel sheet market held here on Wednesday. The Vietnam Economic Times, Viet Nam Steel Association (VSA) and (VATAP) organised the seminar. Vu recalled a recent National Assembly meeting where Industry and Trade Minister Vu Huy Hoang answered questions of deputies on illegal trade. Hoang was quoted as saying the counterfeit sheets were often inferior and have made the public lose confidence in the genuine product. Vu revealed that in the first 10 months of 2014, his company lost productivity equivalent to 45,000 tonnes of sheet metal worth VND118 billion (US$5.7 million). He estimated total losses in the industry caused by copycat products to reach VND906 billion ($42.1 million). Le The Bao, VATAP chairman, explained that copycat … [Read more...]

Bio fuel consumption on the rise in HCMC

Ron 92-E5 gasoline will be available at 58 filling stations in HCMC from December 1 (Photo: SGGP)

The consumption of the traditional gasoline and ethanol blend E5 has been reported highly increase at several filling stations in Ho Chi Minh City ahead of a wide sale beginning December 1. … [Read more...]

Pirated sheets hurt VN steel firms

The Vietnam Economic Times, Viet Nam Steel Association (VSA) and (VATAP) organised the seminar. — Photo giaoduc.net.vn

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Counterfeit and pirated steel sheets have flooded the domestic market and created a headache for the domestic steel industry. … [Read more...]

Social News 20/11

New campaign fights violence against women Ministries and the UN in Viet Nam launched a national campaign yesterday in Ha Noi asking the public - especially men - to take action to end violence against women. The initiative's timing marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the UN in Viet Nam and other development partners organised the campaign, which will host workshops, exhibitions, runs, street dances and other activities between Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 in 12 provinces and cities across the country. … [Read more...]

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New campaign fights violence against women Ministries and the UN in Viet Nam launched a national campaign yesterday in Ha Noi asking the public - especially men - to take action to end violence against women. The initiative's timing marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, the UN in Viet Nam and other development partners organised the campaign, which will host workshops, exhibitions, runs, street dances and other activities between Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 in 12 provinces and cities across the country. … [Read more...]

Social News 18/11

Stop preventable deaths: UNICEF UNICEF has launched a campaign called ZEROworkplace that involves companies in its efforts to eradicate preventable child deaths in Viet Nam. ZEROworkplace enables managers to provide critical information to employees in an inexpensive and effective way that can have a lifesaving impact on their children. "In Viet Nam, 100 children die every day from preventable causes," Youssouf Abdel-Jelil, UNICEF's representative in Viet Nam, said at the launch ceremony in HCM City on Monday. … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – November 13

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Here are the leading Vietnam news stories in brief for November 13, 2014. … [Read more...]

VietnamPlas: Opportunity for Technology Innovation

Plastic companies in Vietnam need to proactively innovate their machinery and technology to make hi-tech products. Some famous household plastic brands in Vietnam such as Cho Lon, Dai Dong Tien and Song Long have dominated the local market and partly pushed back imported products from Thailand, Indonesia and China thanks to its reasonable price and quality. According to Vietnam Plastics Association (VPA), in 2013, Vietnam exported plastic products to 151 countries with total quota of US$1.8 billion, an increase of 13.3 percent compared to 2012. Vietnamese made plastics products are used widely in various fields of agriculture, industry, telecommunications, construction with an expected growth of 13.5 percent-16.5 percent in 2014. … [Read more...]