Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) welcomes Jonathan Choi, Chairman of the Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, and President of Sunwah Group. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception on March 19 in Hanoi for Jonathan Choi, Chairman of the Hong Kong-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, and President of Sunwah Group. Jonathan Choi expressed his delight at Hong Kong firms’ successful business operations in Vietnam, including Sunwah, thanks to the facilitation of the Prime Minister, the Vietnamese Government and relevant agencies, adding that many Chinese enterprises are eyeing investment in Vietnam in terms of start-up, tourism, energy and infrastructure, he added. The Vietnamese government leader voiced his support for activities aimed at stepping up culture and education cooperation between Vietnam and China so as to strengthen people-to-people exchanges. He applauded the chamber for launching numerous activities to connect Chinese and Japanese businesses to … [Read more...] about PM Phuc upbeat about fruitful cooperation with Chinese Hong Kong
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Viet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG — Đà Nẵng’s tourism department plans to open representative offices in China and Europe to promote investment, trade and tourism cooperation with East Asia and European markets in the coming years. Vice director of the department, Nguyễn Xuân Bình said it has been seeking liason representatives before completing procedures to launch the offices soon. Bình said the offices would help promote and introduce destinations in Đà Nẵng and central Việt Nam to foreign tourists. He said the city has drawn 4 million tourists, in which 1.6 million were foreigners, in the first half this year, marking a growth of 29.4 per cent. Bình said Chinese and South Korean tourists were among top foreign travellers to Đà Nẵng and central Việt Nam. Đà Nẵng has a representative office in Tokyo, Japan, to build links among Japanese and … [Read more...] about Central city to boost tourism in China and Europe
Vietnam sees sluggish rise in Japanese tourist arrivalsBy Dao Loan Japanese tourists in HCMC - PHOTO: DAO LOAN HCMC – The number of tourists from Japan, despite being the third-largest source market for Vietnam’s tourism sector, has shown weak growth in recent years, lagging far behind arrivals from Vietnam’s two leading markets, China and Korea. Data from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism indicate that while Chinese and Korean tourist arrivals have surged in the past four years, Vietnam has seen the number of Japanese tourists barely rise. The growth rate has slowed over the years. In 2014, over 647,000 Japanese visitors came to the country, up 7.3% year on year; then the tempo slowed down, rising by a mere 3.6% in 2015 to more than 671,000 arrivals; but the growth rate recovered somewhat, rising 10.3% in 2016 to over 740,000 tourists. Vietnam, in 2017, welcomed 789,000 Japanese travelers, up 7.8%, and saw a slight increase of a mere 6.6% over … [Read more...] about Vietnam sees sluggish rise in Japanese tourist arrivals
Not including Vietnamese labels and selling Chinese goods under Korean and Japanese brands are the newest scandals erupting from several stores of Korea-based Mumuso, Japan-based Miniso, and Daiso in Vietnam. SBS News from Korea brought up the suspicion that Mumuso assumed a false Korean identity (Photo: SBS) Korean media has just expressed suspicion that Mumuso stores are falsely assuming Korean origins because its headquarters is located in China. Furthermore, in Korea Mumuso is completely unheard of and has no retail stores. According to newswire laodong.vn, many Mumuso stores in Hanoi are offering products labeled “Mumuso–Korea” but are of Chinese origins. In addition, a representative of Mumuso also mentioned that the company imports goods from a third party, meaning that good go from Korea to China and then to Vietnam. To clarify this issue, VIR contacted Mumuso Vietnam and were told that the company will organise a press conference “at the … [Read more...] about Miniso and Mumuso flogging Chinese goods in Vietnam?
For seven happy years, from 2003 to 2010, I lived on Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi. Right behind our elegant French villa, within a few blocks, there was a food paradise. The area to the south was full of wonderful eating places, from grand restaurants to sidewalk cafés. I loved the oceanic taste of stir fried squid, the freshness of rice-paper spring rolls, the strength of beef in black pepper sauce… But perhaps my biggest favorite was bun cha, which we used to purchase from a little restaurant on Le Van Huu Street, to eat at home on Sundays. Renowned chef Anthony Bourdain once wrote: “You don’t have to go looking for great food in Vietnam. Great food finds you. It’s everywhere. In restaurants, cafes, little storefronts, in the streets; carried in makeshift portable kitchens on yokes borne by women vendors.” I was not at all surprised that the little restaurant on Le Van Huu Street where we used to buy our Sunday bun cha was the place where … [Read more...] about Fast food and its invasion of Vietnam’s culinary paradise