This is the second national business conference chaired by PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc since he took office in 2016 in a bid to seek ways to further improve the country's business environment. The conference is also attended by leaders of 63 local authorities and representatives of 200 foreign-funded enterprises. In the afternoon, the Government will convene meeting with leaders of ministries and localities to consider businesses' recommendations presented at the conference. At 7: 30am, PM Phuc started the conference which is scheduled to last until 13pm. He called on business leaders and other delegates to contribute frank ideas and recommendations on how the Government will create best conditions for the operation of businesses. The PM strssed that despite achievements, there remained many things that we have to address to remove difficulties against business. At 8.06': Mr. Vu Tien Loc, Chairman of the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry presented a report on one-year implementation … [Read more...] about Live: National Business Conference, President of Japanese Business Association speaking
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The Thai general popularly known as Seh Daeng has never been shy about talking to the press, even if he is coy about owning up to what he has been charged with: providing security for the Red Shirt protest movement and allegedly fielding a death squad to counter death squads associated with the government. Major General Khattiya Sawatdiphol has been the swashbuckling, profanity-spewing field marshal of the protest movement that has virtually shut down the center of the capital, Bangkok, and withstood military assaults for five weeks. But on Thursday, as he was talking to a reporter from the International Herald Tribune, Seh Daeng was struck in the head by a bullet, an incident captured on video, and rushed to a hospital as the military appeared to have surrounded the Red Shirt encampment. The attack on Seh Daeng dramatized the collapse of a peace deal between the government and the protest movement. Ten days ago, Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva attempted to break the country's … [Read more...] about Thai General Khattiya, Red Shirt Backer, Is Shot in Head
Lacquer paintings explore daily life Four of the artists — Duong Sen (1949), Le Xuan Chieu (1956), Luong Khanh Toan (1955) and Nguyen Dang Khoat (1952), all aged between 57 and 64 — were born in North Viet Nam and later moved to HCM City. Ho Minh Quan (1961) is from Hue and Nguyen Dam Thuy (1967), the youngest and only woman in the group, is from Ben Tre. Her 23 large oil paintings reflect daily life and portray womanhood. Sen is a master of lacquer and has 33 works featuring the sea or life in the Mekong Delta. Khoat uses bright colors in his 29 oil paintings about the North featuring memories of his childhood. Toan has 10 40x60cm lacquer paintings depicting a variety of landscapes. He is not attending the show because of serious burn injuries caused while doing the works. Making a lacquer painting may take months depending on the technique used and the number of layers of lacquer. Each layer requires drying and polishing. When all the layers are applied the … [Read more...] about Art & Entertainment Highlights for November 13
Last week, Viet Nam News asked our readers how Ha Noi should be branded. The following are some of your opinions. Rodney Todd, British, UK In the short term, I would brand Ha Noi as a city of warmth, with open friendly people. Perhaps I have been lucky but as I leave after my first visit here, these are the thoughts I will take away. Branding a city is a delicate, sophisticated business simply because of the range and age of people you are reaching out to. And Ha Noi is a developing city with, I am sure, short-term and long-term goals. You Asked, published every Tuesday, gives you the opportunity to ask all the questions a visitor to Viet Nam or an expatriate living here long-term might have. Your Say, published on Fridays, enables you to express your opinions about a topic or issue raised by the Editor. Next week: An increasing number of Vietnamese children and teenagers are being diagnosed with mental disorders. Nearly 1,000 children with mental illnesses are admitted to the … [Read more...] about What do you associate with the name Ha Noi?
HCM City to celebrate Japan-VN Day Traditional and modern aspects of Japanese culture will be highlighted through several activities during the Japan - Viet Nam Day celebrated in HCM City tomorrow, Nov 13. The annual event is organised by the General Consulate of Japan in HCM City and the city's Youth Cultural House to promote cultural exchange and understanding between the two countries. Among this year's events will be a discussion with cuisine expert Takako Fujita from the Fujita Japanese Cuisine School. Fujita will talk about Japanese traditional and modern cuisine as well as the history of sushi, and also show visitors how to make good sushi. Vietnamese singer Nhat Tinh Anh and music bands Mat Ngoc and V Music will take part in the event. A major attraction for city youth at the event is the Cosplay performance in which participants dress up in elaborate costumes worn by popular characters in Japanese comics. The cultural day will also feature Japanese … [Read more...] about ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 12/11