A lacquer painting by master Painter Nguyen Gia Tri (1908-1993) – known as a national treasure – was damaged by improper cleaning carried out by a lacquer painter. Lacquer painting Vườn Xuân Trung Nam Băc (Spring Garden of North, Central and South) by Nguyen Gia Tri, which was damaged by improper cleaning by an inexperienced painter. Photo tienphong.vn The experts filed a report after examining the damaged painting. The work, titled Vườn Xuân Trung Nam Bắc (Spring Garden of North, Central and South), is kept at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum. “The damage was caused by rough object scratching the surface of the painting,” the report said. “The outer lacquer paint was spoilt, which led to the delicate joining between shadows of paint colours, egg shells and gold gilded areas on the painting.” The museum recently assigned HCM City artist Lưu Minh Phụng to restore the painting. Phụng, … [Read more...] about Lacquer masterpiece damaged by improper cleaning: experts
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Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lee Tae-ho (Photo: Yonhap) Hanoi (VNA) - Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Lee Tae-ho on May 8 reiterated the Republic of Korea (RoK)'s policy commitment to deepening ties with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Eurasian countries for regional peace and prosperity. Speaking at a forum on the RoK’s New Southern and Northern Policies involving the above-said countries, Lee highlighted the Korean government's wish to expand cooperation with them in people-to-people exchanges, trade, development and other areas. The Korean government will mobilise all of its capabilities to implement the policies, he told the forum hosted by the state-run Korean National Diplomatic Academy in Seoul. These are the core policies that reflect the Korean government's will to contribute to prosperity in Asia and in Eurasia based on peace on the Korean Peninsula, he added. Lee said that the RoK will push to increase the combined number of Korean … [Read more...] about RoK reaffirms commitment to beefing up ties with ASEAN, Eurasian nations
She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?
Japanese military officers and Vietnamese counterparts in Lao Cai (Photo: VNA) Lao Cai (VNA) – A delegation from the Japanese Ministry of Defence led by Maj. Gen. Endo Makoto held a working session with the Border Guard Command of the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai on November 12. The event was part of the ongoing 11th Vietnam – Japan defence exchange programme from November 10 – 16 in Vietnam. Speaking at the event, Chief of the provincial Border Guard Command Col. Do Ngoc Tuan said Lao Cai has a border line of over 182,000km with the Chinese province of Yunnan. Over the past years, the provincial border guards have closely controlled immigration at border gates, effectively fought crime, and maintained security and order in border areas, he said. Tuan added that border guard external affairs have also been carried out such as anti-terrorism drills, setting up twinning relations between residential areas, and conducting joint patrols in … [Read more...] about Japanese military delegation work with Lao Cai Border Guards
Iran's Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said some 2.2 billion barrels could be extracted from the newly-discovered reserve. (Photo: AFP/Atta Kenare) Out of the amount at the site, only a tenth - 2.2 billion barrels - can be extracted due to technological limitations, the minister, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, told reporters in Tehran. Rouhani on Sunday announced the discovery of a field containing 53 billion barrels of oil in the southwestern province of Khuzestan, saying it was a "small gift by the government to the people of Iran". The oil minister said the discovery added 22.2 billion barrels to the country's oil reserves. "Considering that there was already 31 billion barrels of oil (in the region), the in situ amount added is 22.2 billion barrels," he said. Due to the area's "dense and stone material", the amount that can be extracted is only "2.2 billion barrels, considering the current technology we have," he added. The discovery spans 2,400 square kilometres, according to a map … [Read more...] about Iran says new oil find adds only 22 billion barrels to reserves