Following research by Vietnamese historians in 2016, Francisco de Pina was found to have invented the new method of transcribing the Vietnamese language with a Latin alphabet at Thanh Chiêm Palace (1618-21) before Alexandre De Rhodes (1591-1660), a French Jesuit missionary and lexicographer, continued uncompleted research on Francisco de Pina during a move to the north of Việt Nam (1635-1645). … [Read more...] about Defunct palace and Vietnamese writing school to be rebuilt
Reservoirs for the water plant are now used by farmers to bathe their cattle. Truong Cong Hoa, a commune chairman, said the late progress of this project has caused dispute among locals. “We have reported the situation to higher authorities a few times but nothing has happened.” … [Read more...] about 19,000 Vietnamese lack access to clean water as supply project abandoned
The launch of Lotus enhances the MIC's ambition of exceeding Facebook The Ministry of Information and Communications’ (MIC) announcement of the launch five local social networks in 2019, including the latest Lotus, shows Vietnam’s desire of escaping Facebook's stranglehold. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese social networks: what do they need to do to succeed?
Made-in-Vietnam natural cosmetics sold at Longdan The products made by Vietnam-based Sao Thai Duong JSC are officially put on sale at Longdan, the largest Vietnamese Cash & Carry in the UK, following a launching ceremony attended by Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK Tran Ngoc An. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese natural beauty products available in UK
A day earlier, Ambassador Vinh presented a copy of his credentials to Foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum. In the meeting, Boukadoum said he has good impression on Vietnam, noting that he will work with relevant Algerian ministries and agencies to further bolster economic cooperation with Vietnam in the coming time. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria presents credentials