Vietnam and China set up their diplomatic ties on January 18, 1950. Since then, the two sides have maintained regular high-level visits and meetings, thus helping intensify political trust, effectively solve arising problems and develop the bilateral relations in a stable and sustainable manner. It is noteworthy that in 2015 and 2017, the Party leaders of the two countries made mutual visits within the same year. In 2018, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping on the occasion of China's first International Import Expo in Shanghai, and met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang twice on the sidelines of the Mekong-Lancang Summit in Cambodia and the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Belgium. In April 2019, PM Phuc attended the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan The relationship between the two legislative bodies has also been strengthened over … [Read more...] about Vietnam wants to further boost legislative cooperation with China
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Hanoi (VNA) – 2018 was a turbulent year in world events, full of ups and down. Below are the top 10 world events of 2018 selected by the Vietnam News Agency. A turning point in the Korean Peninsula peace process: Korean Peninsula affairs recorded a breakthrough change with several historical events taking place in 2018. Inter-Korean summits resumed after a gap of more than a decade, adopting the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula on April 27 and the Pyongyang Joint Declaration on September 20. In addition, the first-ever summit between the US and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was held in Singapore and issued a Joint Declaration on June 12. These events helped turn the situation from the edge of war to dialogue and détente, opening hope of a denuclearised, peaceful and prosperous peninsula. President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in (L) and leader of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim … [Read more...] about Top 10 world events of 2018
By An Phương Illustration by Trịnh Lập Lotus, a made-in-Việt Nam social media platform, debuted about two months ago. Together with recent launches of Gapo and Hahalolo and six other platforms that have yet to be introduced, I wonder if these homegrown social media apps can bring real value to Vietnamese users? Will they last? As a social media enthusiast, I have been trying the beta version of Lotus since September. Since this app was developed by over 200 technical engineers at Việt Nam Communications Corporation (VCCorp), my expectations for Lotus have been quite high. “Lotus takes a different path from other social networks, striving to be a content-centric platform that gives users freedom to be creative and produce more quality content,” Nguyễn Thế Tân, CEO of VCCorp, has said. A friend of mine, Thanh Quý, 26, said: "That explains why Lotus has … [Read more...] about What’s the future of homegrown social networking sites?
Fly High, Dreamers!, one of Cường's favourite origami artworks. Photo coutesy of Nguyễn Hùng Cường By Lương Thu Hương When his parents gave him a book that taught him how to fold paper into dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures at the age of seven, Nguyễn Hùng Cường found his passion – origami. Cường created his first origami work when he was 10 and it was those first creations, despite their simplicity, that have driven him to pursue the art until now. Since those simple initial folds, the 30-year-old man has created many elaborate origami works that have been praised by prestigious international publications like Huffington Post, and ABC News. His creation Gorilla was praised by renowned origami artist Robert J Lang at an exhibition held by Origami USA. The former student of Hà Nội University of Science and Technology was also … [Read more...] about Turning traditional paper into works of art
Infrastructure Opening of Hanoi’s first railway delayed by administrative obstacles The Saigon Times Daily Saturday, Nov 16, 2019,17:25 (GMT+7) Opening of Hanoi’s first railway delayed by administrative obstaclesThe Saigon Times Daily A train operates on the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban rail line in downtown Hanoi. The project has not been completed due to delays in approvals of completed work, auditing and origin of construction materials issues – PHOTO: VNA HCMC – Approval of completed work, auditing and origin issues are among the reasons for the delay of the official launch of the Chinese-funded 13.5-kilometer-long Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban rail line in Hanoi, said city chairman Nguyen Duc Chung at a meeting on Friday. Chung met with residents of Hoan Kiem District in downtown Hanoi, who asked many questions about the long-delayed project, reported Tuoi Tre newspaper. He said the central … [Read more...] about Opening of Hanoi’s first railway delayed by administrative obstacles