The Vietnam’s Graduates from Australia Club (VGAC) spent a night recalling sweet memories as they gathered to mark the club’s 25th anniversary in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday. The event was an opportunity for VGAC members to enjoy the Australian atmostphere, and recall the best memories of living and studying in Australia. Speaking at the ceremony, Lee Chang An, VGAC National Chairman, expressed his determination in continuing to build up the club’s network by recruiting new members, organizing the experience-sharing sessions, charity events, workshops and seminars to create networking opportunities for its members. “We also want to contribute to the promotion of friendship, education, collaborative relations and mutual understanding between Vietnam and Australia”, he said. According to Australian Ambassador to Vietnam Craig Chittick, education is among the focuses of the bilateral relations between two countries since the establishment of diplomatic … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s Graduates from Australia Club celebrates 25th anniversary
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Swimmer Anh Vien bags two more gold medals for Vietnam on December 7 (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam secured an additional eight gold, seven silver and ten bronze medals on December 7 – the seventh competition day of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 30) in the Philippines, retaining its third place on the medal tally. Nguyen Thi Anh Vien won both the women's 400m freestyle and 100m backstroke events, defending her titles comfortably. The 23-year-old clocked 4min 13.20sec in the 400m freestyle. Gan Ching Hwee of Singapore and Natthanan Junkrajang from Thailand were second and third, respectively. In the latter race, Vien finished with a time of 1:02.97. Chloe Kennedy Anne Isleta and Jasmine Alkhaldi, both of the hosts, were the runners-up. Vien who is expected to win eight titles in this Games will take part in the 400m individual medley. She is the defending champion. Meanwhile, taekwondo martial artists took two golds in … [Read more...] about Vietnam retains third place on SEA Games 30 medal tally
Vice Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Vo Thi Dung (R) receives Zang An Min, Secretary General of the Organisation Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City is ready to host activities marking the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam – China diplomatic relations, thus making practical contributions to the development of the bilateral ties, a leading official of the city said on December 6. Receving Zang An Min, Secretary General of the Organisation Department of the Communist Party of China Central Committee on his working visit to HCM City, Vice Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Vo Thi Dung also stressed that the Vietnamese Party, State and people attach great importance to the traditional relations and multi-faceted cooperation with the Chinese side. This is a consistent and long-term advocate of the Vietnamese Government for the joint benefits of the two … [Read more...] about HCM City ready to host Vietnam-China diplomatic ties anniversary
A Vietnamese taxi driver accused an American woman of Vietnamese descendant of sexually harassing him on May 4 but oddly the latter had reported to local police that she was raped by another cabbie just a couple of days earlier. The accuser-turned-accused Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 40, is also the one who had lodged complaints to local police against a Vietnamese tabloid for what she called ostensible made-up stories last year that she raped many taxi drivers, one of whom was said to be forced to have sex with her over 30 times in two days. However, all of her accusations have been disproved by Vietnamese authorities eventually. Ngoc: I’m a rape victim The American woman told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on May 1 that she returned to Vietnam to meet a 31-year-old young man named N.Đ.T. living in the southern city of Vung Tau who proclaimed himself as a “poor kept man.” Ngoc said after having a vacation in Hanoi, she and the man in question flew to Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...] about Vietnamese American’s rape accusation: Raping? Being raped? Or lies?
Since a 1987 UNESCO resolution calling for member states to commemorate the centenary of the birth of late President Ho Chi Minh, many countries have dedicated statues, museums, parks and streets in honor of Vietnam’s 'great man of culture.' The resolution was promulgated at the 24th session of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Paris in 1987, three years before the centenary of the late president’s birth. Ho Chi Minh, also known as Nguyen Sinh Cung, Nguyen Tat Thanh, and Nguyen Ai Quoc, was born in 1890 in north-central Vietnam’s Nghe An Province, then part of French Indochina. He passed away in 1969. In its resolution, the General Conference recommended that UNESCO member states organize events “as a tribute to his memory, in order to spread knowledge of the greatness of his ideals and of his work for national liberation.” “President Ho Chi Minh, an outstanding symbol of … [Read more...] about Remembering Vietnam’s late President Ho Chi Minh in foreign countries