Your say (27-06-2008) Cross-cultural love is in the air, but it's a long and winding road to bliss Last week, we asked our readers about their experiences with cross-cultural love and the challenges for those embarking on it. Most of those who replied said they had to learn a lot of things to adjust to the native culture of their partner. The following are some of their replies. James Smith, Scottish, Ha Noi I met my Vietnamese girlfriend when she came to study in the UK, and when she had to return to her homeland, I came with her. In Western countries, there's now very little stigma attached to unmarried couples living together - only a very small minority of ultra-conservatives would object to such wanton behaviour these days. After I arrived in Viet Nam, it was a shock to me that this is still frowned upon, or forbidden outright, by society in this country. So, in order to live together, we had a betrothal ceremony at my partner's parents' house. This was a much more formal … [Read more...] about Cross-cultural love is in the air, but it’s a long and winding road to bliss
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Local newspapers have recently written many articles about the Dong Nai 6 and 6A hydro-power projects, invested by the Duc Long Gia Lai Group. Readers comment that some newspapers protested the construction of hydro-power plants inside the Cat Tien National Park, and some others supported. What is the truth? Dong Nai 6 and Dong Nai 6A raise waves on Dong Nai River Formalism exists in assessing environmental impacts Dam projects in Dong Nai river require stricter assessments Behind the true lieSix hydropower plant projects round up Cat Tien National ParkFor the people's interest or investor's interest? Cat Tien National Park. That is the question raised by Lam Dinh Uy, an expert on environmental sciences from the Center for Biodiversity and Development, about the two hydro-power projects that are located in the Cat Tien National Park, which is based in Dong Nai, Lam Dong, Binh Phuoc and Dak Nong provinces. According to Mr. Uy, it is extremely important to make a survey over the … [Read more...] about Dong Nai 6 and 6A hydro-power projects: Where is the truth?
The Declaration of the Conducts of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) was signed in the hope that it would provide the foundation for long-term stability in the area and foster understanding among the countries concerned. A relative stable situation in the East Sea was lasting for half of decade. Security environment in the East Sea and efforts for managing the disputes The East Sea disputes However, it is naïve to believe that because of the DOC, the parties have ceased undertaking activities that complicate the situation. According to the DOC, the parties undertake to exercise self-restraint in the conduct of activities that would complicate or escalate disputes and affect peace and stability including, among others, refraining from any action of inhabiting the presently uninhabited islands, reefs, shoals, cays, and other features, and to handle their differences in a constructive manner. However, the Declaration does not clarify what kind of activities could be considered to … [Read more...] about East Sea: recent developments and its implications
The brand beat score is calculated via an online survey to evaluate the efficiency of brand communication. The brand beat score is based on seven indexes, including the brand awareness index, brand perception and image index, advertising and communication index, brand buying experience index, brand potential index, brand loyalty index, and net promoter score index.Collecting approximately 1,000 samples through an online survey in November 2017, Mibrand Vietnam—a brand consulting company and the local partner of Brand Finance—has announced the Brand Beat Score Vietnam Bank Report 2017 at a conference on December 28, 2017.In the ranking, foreign banks ANZ and Citibank finished 22nd and 25th, with 2.4 points out of 10.In the brand awareness subcategory, Standard Chartered scored 2.75 points to rank 30th at the very end of the list, while Shinhan Bank scored 3.82 point (23rd) and ANZ and Citibank received 5.21 and 5.77 points (16th and 14th), respectively.Meanwhile, … [Read more...] about Standard Chartered, ANZ and Citibank’s brand score at the bottom of the list
Many changes have occurred in the large basaltic area of Bom Bo Village in the southern province of Binh Phuoc, which shelters the hamlets of the ethnic M'nong, S'tieng and Khmer peoples. This is a fascinating destination for learning about the culture and life of ethnic groups. Located 10 kilometers from Duc Phong Town, Bu Dang District, Bom Bo Village is considerably different from what it used to be. Local villagers have adapted to modern life and their culture, customs and trading activities now resemble those of other minority groups nationwide, said Do Manh Con, head of Bu Dang District's Department of Culture and Information. Moreover, the village has built Bom Bo Village Cultural House to store and preserve artifacts of the culture and lifestyle of Stieng and M'nong peoples. Located on the peak of a large hill, the cultural house displays rice mortars, papooses, ancient jewelry, weaving looms, brocade, arcs, bow and cross-bows and water gourd. In the cultural house … [Read more...] about Discovering and understanding the culture of ethnic people