Dien Bien (VNA) - It was early in the morning when Nam Vi commune was still engulfed in fog, when villagers woke up and gathered to say goodbye to soldiers from Battalion 1, Regiment 741, the provincial Military Command. The soldiers had helped locals to repair roads, build houses and bridges, even work on the farms over the past month, and had become close friends. Now it was difficult for the villagers to say goodbye. A month ago, soldiers from Battalion 1, Regiment 741, were assigned to protect the border in Dien Bien’s Muong Nhe district, and give a new look to the poor area. Nam Vi commune in Muong Nhe district is an extremely disadvantaged area with a high ratio of poor households. Access to the village is limited due to poor-quality roads. It also borders China and Laos, making security complicated. The soldiers were dispatched there to make a change. They moved between every remote area of the village to safeguard local … [Read more...] about Soldiers give new look to poor village in Dien Bien
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Chinese Vice Premier Liu He (left) and US President Donald Trump display the signed trade agreement between the US and China in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. (SAUL LOEB/AFP) "Today, we take a momentous step, one that's never taken before with China," that will ensure "fair and reciprocal trade," Trump said at the White House before signing the document. … [Read more...] about What’s in the new US-China ‘phase one’ trade deal?
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Amid the strongly developing market economy and deeper international integration, being in close contact with goods and money and facing all sorts of temptations, each Party member and official – more than ever – must nurture their revolutionary spirit and the Party’s spirit. A righteous Party – one with the right leadership, well-planned organisation, a cohort of members with integrity and example-leading mentality and close-knit ties with the people, and one receiving the support from the people – will have insurmountable strength for the journey onwards. … [Read more...] about Việt Nam reaches for prosperity
New York (VNA) – Vietnam has affirmed the country’s commitments to effectively implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) at national, regional and global levels towards the target of not leaving anyone behind. Addressing the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the CRPD in New York, which took place from June 11-13, Dinh Nho Hung, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Vietnam Mission to the United Nations said that Vietnam has for the first time completed a national survey on persons with disabilities to the international standards. The survey’s results showing their socio-economic conditions are important foundation for Vietnam to design policies and programmes to remove obstacles facing them, increase their engagement in all social aspects, and improve their living quality. Hung underscored that Vietnam always gives priority to activities to raise the awareness of State agencies, persons with disabilities … [Read more...] about Vietnam affirms commitments to ensuring rights of persons with disabilities