Major General Le Duc Manh presented flowers to the officers. Addressing the event, Major General Le Duc Manh, Deputy Director of the Department of Personnel, reviewed that over the past time, the Vietnam People’s Army has sent more than 4,000 officers and cadets to study 300 majors in different countries. They have successfully fulfilled their assigned tasks. In recent years, the Vietnamese Ministry of Defense annually sent more than 700 officers and cadets to study in foreign countries. Last year and in the first eight months of this year alone, over 1,000 officers and cadets undertook the missions. In his speech, General Manh asked the officers and cadets to uphold a firm political and ideological stance and be absolutely loyal to the Party’s revolutionary cause while seriously observing the regulations of defense external relations, laws of Vietnam and the host countries and the training establishments’ rules. Affirming that studying in foreign countries is … [Read more...] about Officers to be trained overseas undertake missions
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South Korea police officers are searching for 164 Vietnamese students enrolled at Incheon National University’s Korean Language School after they have not shown up in class for 15 days, Korean media reported. According to the Yonhap News Agency, the university reported the case to police on Tuesday in accordance with a law mandating universities to report foreign students skipping classes for 15 days. The students are among 1,900 Vietnamese students on a one-year Korean language training program at the university. According to the school, the program began four months ago. Police believe the missing students’ purpose of coming to South Korea was to get a job after learning Korean for a short time. The school has informed the immigration department about the students’ absence. South Korean residence law requires universities to report to police if foreign students leave school for more than 15 days, according to Yonhap. “To come to Korea to study short-term … [Read more...] about 164 Vietnamese students reported ‘missing’ in South Korea: media
Vietnamese footballers in training in Qatar (Photo: VFF) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - After an incredible 2018, Vietnam’s footballers are set for another busy year with three key international tournaments. The first is the final round of the Asian Cup which will kick off on January 5 in the United Arab Emirates. It will be the second time Vietnam have qualified for the continental tournament after 2007, when as co-hosts they were knocked out in the quarter-finals. This year’s tournament features 24 teams, eight more compared to the last edition in Australian four years ago. Vietnam are in Group D with Iran, Iraq and Yemen. The two top teams of each group and four best third-placed teams will qualify for the next round. Vietnam, the champions of the ASEAN region, have been tipped to advance to the second round. "We target a berth in the knock-out round. To do that, Vietnam need to be at least one of the four best third-placed teams. It is a suitable task for us because rivals in … [Read more...] about No rest for Vietnamese football stars
Customers browse handicraft products at a shop in Hanoi. Photo news.lota.vn The latest addition has brought the export turnover of these products to $190 million in the first five months of 2019, up 43 per cent year-on-year, the data shows. These positive figures were attributable to a booming demand of handicraft products, especially those made from bamboo, rattan and leaves, in the global market, online Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourers) newspaper cited the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCM City (Hawa) as saying. For example, more and more retirees in European countries are decorating their houses, resulting in high demand for handicraft products, Hawa said, adding that the proportion of people who bought handicrafts as gifts has also increased. According to Hawa, there remains huge potential for Vietnamese fine art and handicraft producers to accelerate their exports to overseas markets including major outlets such as the US, the EU and Japan and … [Read more...] about Fine art and handicraft exports surge in five months
Some defendants in the exam cheating scandal said that VND1 billion was paid for each ‘exam score fabrication’. Tuoi Tre newspaper reported that Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training Department, said a defendant in the exam score scandal in the province declared that it was the department director who gave him information about eight examinees and told him to get the exam papers of the students to manipulate scores. Tran Xuan Yen (white shirt) is arrested Regarding the ‘cost’ of score fabrication, Yen said one had to pay VND1 billion to raise the total exam score of three exam subjects to the wanted levels. Yen was ‘in charge’ of 13 students, Nguyen Thi Hong Nga,16, while Dang Huu Thuy, vice rector of To Hieu High School in Son La City, was responsible for four examinees and Lo Van Huynh, head of the quality assurance division, for 7. Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training … [Read more...] about Exam cheating scandal: how much did one score adjustment cost?