Social News 28/11

Conference seeks to boost Vietnam-Hungary educational links A conference of Vietnamese and Hungarian universities’ rectors was held in Hanoi on November 27, focusing on measures to foster links between the two countries in education and training. Addressing the event, Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan stressed the important role of the education sector for sustainable development in each country, saying that Vietnam has built numerous policies to promote the sector’s development. He spoke highly of assistance from countries and international communities to Vietnam, including Hungary. He described the two countries’ traditional friendship as a firm foundation for them to further expand all-around cooperation. … [Read more...]

Social News 3/11

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Annual run raises funds for kids with cancer, heart disease Thousands of Hanoians are expected to participate in a run that will raise funds for underprivileged children with cancer and heart diseases. The annual Ha Noi Run for Children (HRC) on November 9 will begin at the main gate of the Thong Nhat (Reunification) Park on Tran Nhan Tong Street, and go around Thien Quang Lake. Launched by the Embassy of Canada and other agencies, the HRC fundraising event is now considered a fall tradition in the capital city that draws both expatriates and Vietnamese citizens. The event helps raise about US$500,000 each year. … [Read more...]

Social News 28/10

President Obama thanks Vietnamese American nurse Nurse Nina Pham - the first person to catch Ebola on US soil has been declared free of the deadly disease 13 days after testing positive, clearing the way for President Obama to give her a big hug in the oval office. "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today. Throughout this ordeal, I have put my faith in God and my medical team." Pham said on October 24 at a press conference. "The Ebola experience was a very stressful and challenging time," she said adding "I am on my way back to recovery even as I reflect on how many others have not been so fortunate." … [Read more...]

Top attractions in Vietnam worth every visit

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The Hanoitimes - The top 45 most attractive destinations in Vietnam were choosen by by travel companies, Vietnam Record Association and domestic and foreign tourists with the view of seeking and promoting the country's fastinating tourism site. The Top 45 list include Top 5 ancient temples with the oldest education in Vietnam, Top 10 islands with natural beauty, Top 10 destinations for spritual tourism, Top 10 sea tourism landscapes, Top 5 ancient villages and Top 5 markets with specific characteristics of three regions … [Read more...]

Top 45 attractive destinations in Vietnam announced

Tourists visiting the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam), one of the ancient temples with the oldest education in Vietnam.

(CPV) - Guinness Vietnam has announced the top 45 most attractive destinations in Vietnam, selected during the itinerary of seeking and promoting the country's fastinating hotspots by travel companies, Vietnam Record Association and domestic and foreign tourists. The Top 45 list include Top 5 ancient temples with the oldest education in Vietnam, Top 10 islands with natural beauty, Top 10 destinations for spritual tourism, Top 10 sea tourism landscapes, Top 5 ancient villages and Top 5 markets with specific characteristics of three regions Specifically, Top 5 ancient temples with the oldest education in Vietnam are the Temple of Literature or Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Hanoi), Xich Dang (Hung Yen), Mao Dien (Hai Duong), Van Thanh (Thua Thien - Hue) and Tran Bien (Bien Hoa - Dong Nai). Top 10 islands with natural beauty include Hoang Sa (Da Nang), Truong Sa (Khanh Hoa), Cat Ba (Hai Phong), Bach Long Vi (Hai Phong), Cu Lao Cham (Quang Nam), Ly Son (Quang Ngai), Phu Quy (Binh thuan), Con … [Read more...]

Social News 10/9

Gang sentenced to prison The HCM City People's Court yesterday sentenced the owner of a massage parlor to 12 years in prison for illegally detaining a total of 73 women at a local chain of unlicensed massage parlors after a two-day trial. Phan Cao Tri, 41, the owner of Tan Hoang Phat massage parlors, was sentenced to 12 years for "illegally detaining people" and "extorting people's properties." His accomplices were also given prison sentences for "illegally detaining people". Phan Viet Hau, 29, was sentenced to 10 years in jail; and Phan Quoc Cuong, 37, to nine years. Nguyen Minh Phuong received a three-year sentence, and Nguyen Hoai Nhanh, a one-year sentence. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 14/8

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Short film series to be presented in HCM City Ten short films in the series Berlinale Shorts Go Abroad of the International Film Festival of Berlin will be screened at Cafe Thu Bay coffee shop this weekend. … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 10/7

Vietnam among top five nations with highest abortion rate A July 8 meeting in HCM City marking World Population Day announced that on a per capita basis, Vietnam has one of the five highest abortion rates in the world. Delegates at the event reported that Vietnam has the highest abortion rate in the Southeast Asian region, and its birth rate among adolescents aged 15-19 years is rather high (46/1,000). They pointed out that Ho Chi Minh City has the highest abortion rate in Vietnam, particularly among adolescents whose rate increases year by year, from 2% in 2010 to 4% in 2013. … [Read more...]