National flags of the DPRK, the US and Vietnam attached to a plaque with a friendship symbol of handshake are decorating many streets downtown Hanoi. (Photo: VNA) Seoul (VNA) – Vietnam, the host of the second summit between US President Donald Trump and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un, has grabbed international headlines for its socio-economic development as well as meticulous preparation for the summit. Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the DPRK’s Workers’ Party of Korea, ran an article on Vietnam’s economic development on February 27, in which it hailed Vietnam’s economic potential. The article highlighted the Vietnamese Government’s efforts to accelerate economic renovation and consolidate the socialist regime, which indicated the DPRK’s interest in Vietnam’s Doi Moi (renewal) process. The same day, an article on Singapore’s Chinese-language Zaobao spotlighted Hanoi’s preparation for the rare summit on February 27-28. … [Read more...] about Vietnam makes int’l headlines as host for second DPRK-USA Summit
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An English center in Vietnam has agreed to refund prepaid tuition after making headlines this week for luring unsuspecting parents into paying five years in advance for a ‘guaranteed score’ on the IELTS exam. Parents who had previously been denied a refund got what they demanded on Wednesday, one day after a story of underwhelming teaching quality at a Ho Chi Minh City location of the Reliable English School (RES) was reported by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper. RES, which prides itself on offering top-quality IELTS training in Vietnam, promised a guaranteed IELTS band score on the official exam if parents were willing to pay up to five years of tuition fees in advance. Some parents agreed on a prepayment of over VND123 million (US$5,420) in the hope that their child would achieve a desired score on the English-language proficiency test, an essential component of applying for scholarships to study overseas. It was only after having signed contracts with RES that the hopeful … [Read more...] about English center agrees to refund prepaid tuition after promises of ‘guaranteed scores’ fall short
2/5/2017 - 16:23 (VOVworld)-The first foreign visitor who was granted Vietnam’s e-visa arrived in HCM city on Saturday afternoon. More 2/2/2017 - 18:24 (VOVworld) – Vietnam will focus on exporting staple products and adjust growth orientations of sectors in 2017. Deputy Director of the Export and Import Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Tran Thanh Hai, said Vietnam will concentrate on product quality and added values instead of quantity. More 1/30/2017 - 15:55 (VOVworld) – The Hanoi City’s People Committee has concluded negotiations with CNN (Cable News Network), which provides news for over 200 TV and radio stations worldwide, to air ads promoting the city’s tourism. More 1/27/2017 - 15:31 (VOVworld) – Vietnam is ready for APEC Year 2017 and will actively contribute to APEC cooperation. Deputy Foreign Minister Bui Thanh Son told the press that Vietnam considered the APEC Year in 2017 is one of the … [Read more...] about Spotlight VOV5 – English Section
Viet Nam News LONDON — Radiohead will headline next year’s Glastonbury festival, organisers announced on Thursday, after the British rock band’s logo appeared on grass at the countryside venue. "YES! Radiohead will be back at Worthy Farm and we really can’t wait," Emily Eavis, co-organiser of the festival, wrote on Instagram. Her post was accompanied by a photo of Radiohead’s "angry bear" logo, painted in white at the festival site in Somerset, southwest England. The English experimental rockers will headline Glastonbury’s Pyramid Stage on June 23, 2017, a Friday slot taken this year by British group Muse. British artists dominated the headline slots in 2016 with singer Adele and band Colplay topping the Pyramid Stage line-up on the following two nights. Radiohead hinted at their Glastonbury gig recently when guitarist Ed O’Brien said he’d be keen to appear at the festival again. "To be asked to play at Glastonbury again would be … [Read more...] about Radiohead to headline Glastonbury music festival in 2017
Viet Nam News Readers ranging from foreign diplomats to local businesspeople - and expats falling somewhere in between - all have their own reasons for reading Viet Nam News. Ha Chan Ho, senior strategic advisor to Samsung Electronics Vietnam I have been living in Viet Nam for more than four years, and I have been reading Viet Nam News every day. I usually start with the front page, followed by the national and business sections as well as lifestyles. If I had more time, I would read all the pages. I found that by reading Viet Nam News daily, I can understand more about Viet Nam and get all the information I need about the country. I feel that this newspaper has become a very important part of my daily life. Việt Nam has a lot of newspapers and television networks. But there are not many English media outlets. Việt Nam News is the only national English daily newspaper. The foreign community in Việt Nam is getting bigger, and I believe that they need more information about Việt … [Read more...] about Readers Review: Why read Việt Nam News?