At the meeting between National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (right) and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko (Photo: VNA) Minsk (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on December 12 met with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, during which they discussed the partnership between Vietnam and Belarus across spheres. The host leader said Ngan’s ongoing visit will create a great momentum for the long-standing relations between the two countries. He highlighted the fruitful bilateral cooperation in politics, economy, national defence and security, and education, with exchanges of visits and meetings by leaders, including those of legislative bodies. Lauding the achievements Vietnam has recorded over the past time, the President said Vietnam boasts a big population and is developing on the platform of high-tech, which he described as sustainable factors of an economy. He added that Vietnam and Belarus share viewpoints in many … [Read more...] about NA Chairwoman meets Belarusian President
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The 2019 International Food Festival – the 7th of its kind recently held in Hanoi – warmed the winter thanks to the purpose of raising fund for poor children. Both exhibitors and visitors were partly contributing to helping disadvantaged children, making the festival more meaningful than the organizer had expected. The festival includes art performance. The event attracted a large number of visitors who experienced great moments there enjoying arts performances and tasting diverse cuisine offered by a number of embassies, organizations, and provincial departments of foreign affairs. The event attracts a large number of visitors. About 40 international missions and cultural organizations presented foods, beverages, fruit, and souvenir at nearly 130 booths in the event held by the Service Department for Diplomatic Corps under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Honorary President of the ASEAN Women’s Circle in Hanoi (AWCH), … [Read more...] about International Food Festival opens in Hanoi
Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Van Tung (third from right) and representatives from Qualcomm cut the ribbon to launch Qualcomm Vietnam Innovation Challenge 2020. — Photo courtesy of Qualcomm The Qualcomm Vietnam Innovation Challenge 2020 was officially launched yesterday to support the development of Viet Nam's rising technology eco-system. The contest will be open to innovative small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and encourage them to design new products in 5G, Internet of Things, machine learning, smart cities, wearable devices and multimedia utilising mobile platforms and technologies of Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. This will offer an opportunity to help Vietnamese entrepreneurs enter new markets around the globe. The application will be open after the Lunar New Year. Ten finalists will be selected to move forward to the incubation stage which will involve business coaching, access to engineering resources at Qualcomm … [Read more...] about Qualcomm Vietnam Innovation Challenge launched for SMEs
People who have broken certain rules, including those against "dangerous organizations and individuals," will be restricted from using the Facebook Live streaming feature, said vice president of integrity Guy Rosen. "Following the horrific recent terrorist attacks in New Zealand, we've been reviewing what more we can do to limit our services from being used to cause harm or spread hate," Rosen said in a statement. A "one-strike" policy at Facebook Live will be applied to a broader range of offenses, with those who violate serious policies suspended from using the feature after a single offense. Such offenses would include sharing a link to a statement from a terrorist group with no context, according to Rosen. "We plan on extending these restrictions to other areas over the coming weeks, beginning with preventing those same people from creating ads on Facebook," Rosen said. He added that technical innovation is needed to get ahead of the kind of "adversarial media manipulation" seen … [Read more...] about Facebook tightens live-streaming in crackdown on violence
The revenue generated from inbound tourism has not been commensurate to the tourism potential. At a symposium of the second Vietnam Travel and Tourism Summit 2019 held in Hanoi on Monday, many experts and business executives in the field listed some reasons why foreign tourists are not opening their wallets in Vietnam. According to Deputy Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Ngo Hoai Chung, the sector has witnessed a rapid growth in the number of international holidaymakers, however, they spend less in Vietnam compared to other Southeast Asian countries due to the shortage of tourism products and services. Tourism services are not diversified and attractive enough to meet the demand for entertainment, shopping and experience of international visitors. Other issues relating to the environment, human resources, application of information technology and infrastructure at tourist sites were also mentioned as the reasons preventing the tourism industry from generating … [Read more...] about Why foreign tourists hesitate to spend big in Vietnam?