The Institute for Studies of Society, Economy, and Environment (iSEE), in collaboration with Vietnam-based LGBT+ rights group ICS Center, re-launched the LGBTI+ campaign Toi Dong Y (I Do) 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday in the hope of garnering social support for same-sex marriage in Vietnam. Under the theme Hon nhan khong khuon mau (Marriage without model), the campaign will host activities from August to September with the aim of boosting public support for same-sex marriage in Vietnam. The first iteration of the campaign was held in 2013 and was considered a resounding success, culminating in the abolishment of Vietnam’s ban on same-sex marriage in 2014 – a landmark event owed, in part, to a 12,000-signature petition submitted by Toi Dong Y to Vietnam’s National Assembly. Vietnam neither prohibits nor recognizes same-sex marriage now. In addition to hosting discussions at ten universities across the country about gender equality, publishing the first book … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s LGBTI+ campaign to support same-sex marriage reboots after nearly a decade
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The Grand Ho Tram Strip on Friday announced its ongoing series of entertainment events set against the breathtaking backdrop of The Fountains of Ho Tram. Dubbed Ho Tram Sound Waves, the concert series will see Toc Tien, My Tam and Issac 365 take to Vietnam’s most spectacular stage. Bubbling with energy, pop sensation Toc Tien will be first to grace the six-storey water stage, following the incredible reception that Phuong Vy Idol and Son Tung M-TP received when they inaugurated the Fountains at a VIP event in July. All Sound Waves events will be free to the general public. Speaking at a staff rally earlier this week, Toc Tien said: “I’m honored to be teaming up with TGHTS not once but twice in the same month! It’s even more of a pleasure to be the opening act for such an extraordinary line up of Vietnam’s top artists and of course, I’m positive my colleagues in show business will be just as excited as I am to be a part of this unique project..” “The Fountains of Ho Tram … [Read more...] about The Grand Ho Tram Strip launches fountain-side Sound Waves concert series
Police officers on May 18, 2009 announced a decision to deport Viet Tan member Nguyen Van Be, a Vietnamese in Australia. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Viet Tan terrorist organization has made use of the internet, especially social media, to conduct propaganda and entice people to join its disguised groups on the internet. Under the cover of making social criticism and struggling for democracy, national sovereignty and territorial integrity, those groups in fact spread distorted information on the Party and State’s policies and guidelines in order to spur the hostile attitude among a part of the people. Making use of East Sea situation to undermine the administration Recently, using the complicated developments in the East Sea after China brought its survey vessels into Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, Viet Tan coordinated with other reactionary groups and associations to hold a series of demonstrations in many countries in order to incite its members and political … [Read more...] about What’s new in Viet Tan’s schemes?
Ngo Khai Hoan, Deputy Director of the Vietnam Industry Agency Ngo Khai Hoan, Deputy Director of the Vietnam Industry Agency: Industrial production recovers strongly With the government’s decision to switch from “Zero COVID-19” to safe and flexible adaptation to the pandemic, industrial production has seen strong recovery and has been restored to pre-pandemic levels, especially the manufacturing and processing sector. The added value of the industrial sector increased by 8.48 percent in the first half of 2022 compared to a year ago. The index of industrial production (IIP) grew by 8.7 percent in the first half of the year, with the manufacturing and processing sector going up by 9.7 percent. Almost all localities saw IIP increases, with high rates recorded in the provinces of Bac Giang, Bac Ninh, Quang Nam and Binh Phuoc. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Tran Duy Dong, Director of the Domestic Market Department … [Read more...] about First-half industry and trade highlights
The mooncake selection “Full Moon Reunion” is available for sale at Etc.Counter on the Equatorial’s ground floor. — VNS Photo. The Mid-Autumn Festival has always been very important in the hearts of Vietnamese people. Families often reunite and celebrate the full moon day of autumn by having dinner, mooncakes and tea. That's why the Mid-Autumn Festival is also known as the reunion festival. A family full of members on this day is believed to be extremely lucky. Equatorial hereby introduces a selection of mooncakes with the theme “Full Moon Reunion” as its blessing to Vietnamese families "On the fullest moon day of the year, let's be with family and friends to celebrate together, show our love and retain lots of good memories.” This year, Equatorial debuts new luxurious box designs versions in eye-catching red and yellow colours, featuring authentic mooncakes with traditional flavor selections. Equatorial mooncakes are made with a traditional recipe, mixed with many new … [Read more...] about Hotel Equatorial markets Full Moon Reunion mooncake selection
A consumer choosing instant noodle products at a supermarket. — VNA/VNS Photo Cambodian authorities will conduct an inspection and then prevent imports of Vietnamese instant noodles containing banned Ethylene Oxide (EO), according to Viet Nam's Trade Office in Cambodia. This move follows the European Union's warning to recall or return Vietnamese instant noodles including this dangerous substance, the office cited the Khmer Times as saying. According to Phan Oun, the Director General of the General Department of Consumer Protection, Competition and Anti-Fraud (KPR), if these types of noodles were detected in the Cambodian market, the KPR would take action to collect them. The director said the General Department of Customs and Excise would direct local customs agencies to classify these items as risky goods. Imported noodle products would be required to obtain a certificate stating that they were ethylene oxide-free, he added. Earlier, Germany warned that chicken and … [Read more...] about Cambodia to inspect Vietnamese noodles after EU warning