Speaking at the opening of the Vietnam Communist Party Central Committee’s conference on May 16, Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong raised the question "What will our country be in 2045?" The question of the top leader of Vietnam is one of many that need to be addressed at the upcoming XIII Congress, for which the Central Executive Committee is preparing. If the Party and the people's will unite, the problem can be solved no matter how difficult it is. In this regard, the will of the Party is taking shape. But what about the people? There are hundreds of ideas. VietNamNet would like to introduce an article by Dr. Dinh Duc Sinh about this matter. By 2045, the country's name will still be the Socialist Republic of Vietnam In 1945, the August Revolution gave birth to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. After 35 years, in 1980, the name of the country was changed to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with the expectation of advancing rapidly, strongly and firmly … [Read more...] about What will Vietnam be in 2045?
Over 200 enterprises from 10 nations have registered to participate at the international trade show– Metal & Weld 2014 – in Ho Chi Minh City on December 3-6 showcasing the latest in metal working and welding industrial technologies. The trade show will coincide in terms of dates and venue with the 16th International Machinery Fair 2014 (IMF Vietnam 2014) and the 9th Vietnam International Exhibition on Machinery Equipment, Raw Material and Industrial Products (Vinamac Expo 2014). The event aims to provide visitors the right technologies they are looking for and plentiful opportunities to network with potential business partners and generate new sales leads, organizers have announced. They expect the event to attract more than 250 pavilions featuring modern, environmentally friendly and energy efficient equipment-technologies that will provide for exhibitors to meet target customers and gain new ground establishing their brands. The … [Read more...] about More than 250 exhibitors to attend Metal & Weld 2014
Students are in a primary school in the outlying district of Binh Chanh, HCMC – PHOTO: THANH THOM The Human Capital Index (HCI) showed that 56% of children born today across the world will lose more than half their potential lifetime earnings because governments are not currently making effective investments in their people to ensure a healthy, educated and resilient population ready for the workplace of the future. Human capital – the knowledge, skills and health that people accumulate over their lives – has been a key factor behind the sustained economic growth and poverty reduction rates of many countries in the 20th century, especially in East Asia. “For the poorest people, human capital is often the only capital they have,” World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said in a statement. “Human capital is a key driver of sustainable, inclusive economic growth, but investing in health and education has not gotten the attention it deserves. This … [Read more...] about A Vietnamese child, once grown, would be only 67% as productive: WB
Vietnam has emerged as an attractive destination for foreign investors that intend to move their investment out of China due to their worries over high labour costs and escalating tariffs caused by the trade tensions. The US raised the pressure by lifting tariffs to 25 per cent from 10 per cent on the US$200 billion list of Chinese imports as negotiations on resolving the ongoing US - China trade war stalled last week. Meanwhile, President Trump stated he could impose 25 per cent tariffs on another US$300 billion worth of Chinese goods. China in turn has made clear that it will respond to US tariffs in a similar fashion. The Asian country is scheduled to levy retaliatory tariffs on some 5,000 imports from the US on June 1 onwards. Analysts believe that the trade war is currently at its peak and it could trigger a global crisis. Failure by the US and China to reach any agreement is likely to result in a slowdown in global trade and escalate the risk of a global recession. Dr. Le … [Read more...] about US – China trade tensions likely to benefit Vietnam
Crown Princess of Sweden Victoria Ingrid Alice Désiree and her spouse (Photo: royalcentral.co.uk) Hanoi (VNA) – The official visit to Vietnam by Crown Princess of Sweden Victoria Ingrid Alice Désiree and her spouse from May 6-8 is expected to foster the traditional friendship between the two countries. The visit is being made at the invitation of Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh on the occasion of the 50th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two nations (1969-2019), illustrating Vietnam’s appreciation of the role of the Swedish Royal Family and development of the long-standing friendly relations with the European country. Sweden became the first western country to recognise and establish diplomatic ties with Vietnam on January 11, 1969, at a time when Vietnam was fighting for national independence and reunification. Sweden was also the first western country to launch the strongest and earliest movements supporting Vietnam’s … [Read more...] about Swedish Crown Princess’s visit to promote traditional friendship with Vietnam