Students seek luck before exam at Temple of Literature

Last update 16:12 | 21/06/2017

Students often visit Van Mieu Quoc Tu Giam, or Temple of Literature, in the days running up to their annual exams to pray for luck.

Many students are flocking to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, before their high school graduation exams which are scheduled to take place from June 22 to 24.

The temple, the main Confucian school in feudal times, was built in 1070 in the time of Emperor Ly Nhan Tong. It includes various pavilions, halls, statues and steles and is still venerated as place of respect. Modern students still indulge in this tradition.

 

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Biển Đông-Cuộc chiến quyền lực ở châu Á – Chương 5: Dầu khí ở Biển Đông

SP – [Trích] Bill Hayton- BIỂN ĐÔNG – Cuộc chiến quyền lực ở châu Á

Chương 5

Được miếng và tay không
Dầu khí ở Biển Đông

Something and Nothing
Oil and Gas in the South China Sea

Tháng 8 năm 1990, Đông Nam Á đã trở nên rất phấn khởi về việc ‘Trung Quốc trở lại’. Đã một năm kể từ khi vụ thảm sát tại quảng trường Thiên An Môn và nhiều nhân vật có ảnh hưởng nghĩ rằng đã tới lúc quay trở lại với công việc [bang giao]. Phô trương ầm ĩ, Thủ tướng Lí Bằng, một trong những người đằng sau vụ thảm sát, đã bắt tay vào một chuyến thăm khu vực 9 ngày. Tiếp tục đọc “Biển Đông-Cuộc chiến quyền lực ở châu Á – Chương 5: Dầu khí ở Biển Đông”

Tháng 6, nhớ “Cơn lốc màu hoa hồng” trên cầu Thị Nghè

Tháng 6 hằng năm, cứ đáo lệ có cách quãng luân phiên là mùa Euro Cup hay World Cup. Vào mùa Euro Cup 2008, về đội bóng tôi thích nhất, kỳ vọng nhất là đội Hà Lan, đội bóng của “đất nước hoa tulip”, thì chỉ đến hết vòng tứ kết là những “cơn lốc màu da cam” không còn cuồn cuộn trên các sân đấu nữa. Tôi còn nhớ năm đó, trước cái đêm oan nghiệt 21 tháng 6, Hà Lan bị Nga loại với tỷ số thê thảm 3 – 1, tôi vẫn tràn trề lạc quan về đội bóng thần tượng của mình. Khi ấy tôi hào hứng đến nổi, từ hình ảnh “cơn lốc màu da cam” của các cầu thủ Hà Lan, tôi đã thiết tha nghĩ ra luôn danh hiệu “những cơn lốc màu hoa hồng” thật kỳ mỹ đặt cho những chị em bán hoa chạy rất dễ mến trên cầu Thị Nghè cũng vào thời gian ấy. Tiếp tục đọc “Tháng 6, nhớ “Cơn lốc màu hoa hồng” trên cầu Thị Nghè”

Tướng TQ bỏ ngang Giao lưu hữu nghị Quốc Phòng, đùng đùng về nước

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Tổng Bí thư Nguyễn Phú Trọng tiếp Thượng tướng Phạm Trường Long tại Hà Nội hôm 18/06/2017

New York Times  ngày 21/6/2016 có đưa tin về vụ thượng tướng Phạm Trường Long, Phó Chủ tịch Quân uỷ Trung ương Trung Quốc bỏ ngang cuộc Giao lưu hữu nghị Quốc phòng biên giới Việt – Trung lần thứ 4 và về nước. Bộ QP TQ nói đó là vì “lý do liên quan đến việc sắp xếp làm việc”.  Nguồn tin từ phía Việt Nam (nặc danh) là hai bên cãi nhau trong cuộc họp kín về “những vùng tranh chấp về chủ quyền” ở Biển Đông.

Tướng Phạm thăm VN chính thức 2 ngày 18 và 19 tháng 6, 2017. Theo lịch đã sắp, thì ngày 20 đến 22/6 sẽ dùng cho Giao lưu hữu nghị Quốc phòng. Báo VN chẳng nói gì về chuyện tướng Phạm bỏ về. Một số báo Việt có tường thuật tướng Phạm gặp các lãnh đạo VN trong ngày 18/6. Nhưng tướng Phạm bỏ về cuối ngày 18, sau đó các bài báo đều được gỡ bỏ. Tiếp tục đọc “Tướng TQ bỏ ngang Giao lưu hữu nghị Quốc Phòng, đùng đùng về nước”

Red Dao wedding ceremony

Last update 14:56 | 17/04/2017

The Red Dao ethnic community in the northern province of Lao Cai has a rich culture. Their wedding ceremony is among these cultural features.

A Dan Tri reporter recently attended the wedding ceremony of bride Tan U May and groom Tan A Hin in Pho Village, Ban Quam Commune. The event lasted for two days with most of the activities held at the groom’s family.

On the first day of the wedding, the bride’s family came to the groom’s house. The bride wore the Red Dao ethnic people’s traditional clothes Tiếp tục đọc “Red Dao wedding ceremony”

Tuyen Quang boasts poetic mountainous landscapes

Last update 15:17 | 20/06/2017

The noreastern province of Tuyen Quang has a forest coverage of nearly 85 percent of its land area, and 8,000 hectares of lakes with poetic landscapes.


Tourists will enjoy close-to-nature daily activities in the Thuong Lam area, surrounded by 99 mountains.
A view of Na Hang lake in the afternon


Thac Mo is one of the tourist icons in Na Hang district


The legend has it that a woman called Mo and her husband lived in the foot of the Pac Ban mountain


One day, the husband went to the forests to pick up medical herbs and never came back. Mo missed him so much that she looked for him in the forests and got lost. She died and turned into a waterfall now called ‘Thac Mo’.

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Taste specialties of central Vietnam right in Hanoi

Last update 09:00 | 18/04/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – There are a lot of delicious dishes in central Vietnam, but the most popular specialties are beef noodle soup, grilled spring rolls and rice paper cake wrapped with pork meat. Now tourists can taste these dishes in Hanoi.

Quang noodles

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The dish originated from Quang Nam province but gradually became popular and typical for the central area of Vietnam.

Compared to other noodles, and noodle soups, of Northern people, Quang noodles have its own feature. It is not fully watered; just mix materials to absorb spices. Tiếp tục đọc “Taste specialties of central Vietnam right in Hanoi”

China Cancels Military Meeting With Vietnam Over Territorial Dispute

One of the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea. A Chinese delegation unexpectedly cut short a trip to Vietnam after tempers flared during a closed-door discussion on disputed territories in the region. Credit Francis R. Malasig/European Pressphoto Agency

HONG KONG — State-run newspapers in Vietnam and China reported in recent days that senior military officials from the two countries would hold a fence-mending gathering along a border where their militaries fought a brief but bloody war in 1979.

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Four arrested, one at large, as Vietnam probes massive losses at state-run firm

TuoiTre

Updated : 06/20/2017 16:32 GMT + 7

Vietnamese police have initiated criminal proceedings against five people responsible for sending a well-invested state-run enterprise into steep losses, officers announced on Tuesday.

Four of the accused have been arrested on charges of “intentionally acting against state economic management regulations and causing serious consequences,” while one remains at large after fleeing the country in November 2016. Tiếp tục đọc “Four arrested, one at large, as Vietnam probes massive losses at state-run firm”

Ducks, fish die en masse in central Vietnamese village

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 06/21/2017 11:18 GMT + 7

Countless farm-raised ducks and fish from a village in the central Vietnamese province of Quang Nam have been found dead overnight, with the cause yet to be concluded.

The deaths were discovered on Tuesday morning in a section of a stream in An Chanh Village, Dai Tan Commune, Dai Loc District.

After finding out about the mass deaths, local residents gathered at the People’s Committee headquarters in Dai Tan to report the situation.

Ho Minh Hoang, a duck farmer in the area, recalled that he had noticed the water turning opaque as well as an unpleasant odor on Monday night. Tiếp tục đọc “Ducks, fish die en masse in central Vietnamese village”

Vietnam’s environment protection chief dismissed over Formosa disaster

Tuoi Tre News

Updated : 06/21/2017 18:16 GMT + 7

Luong Duy Hanh is seen in this file photo.

A chief of environmental protection operations under Vietnam’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has been dismissed for his management oversight that had led to the Formosa disaster last year.

Luong Duy Hanh, director of the Department of Control of Environmental Protection Activities, has been removed from his position, a source close to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper said, quoting the decision of the Vietnam Environment Administration.

Results from the Central Inspection Committee showed that Hanh, during his time in office, failed to correctly monitor the activities of the Vietnamese steel subsidiary of Taiwan’s Formosa Plastics Group in the north-central province of Ha Tinh. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s environment protection chief dismissed over Formosa disaster”

Vietnam’s coal giant cries for help as unsold stock nears 10mn tons

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 06/21/2017 19:17 GMT + 7

Vietnam’s biggest coal and mineral enterprise has called on the government to offer preferential treatment to clear its massive unsold inventory, but was told to find thorough solutions to its own problems instead of crying for help.

State-run Vinacomin currently has 9.3 million metric tons of coal in unsold stock, and the problem will worsen as one of its biggest buyers, Vietnam Electricity (EVN), has plans to cut its order by two million tons this year.

The coal giant lamented at a meeting with a working team of the government in Hanoi on Monday that the order reduction from EVN could see some 4,000 Vinacomin employees lose their jobs. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s coal giant cries for help as unsold stock nears 10mn tons”

Fresh submarine cable problem disrupts Internet connection in Vietnam

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 06/21/2017 16:01 GMT + 7

Internet speed in Vietnam has come to a snail’s pace for some users as one of the major undersea cable systems is suffering connection disruption, a service provider confirmed on Wednesday.

Connection was disrupted in the section of the Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) connecting the central city of Da Nang with the U.S., Japan and Hong Kong, at around 4:00 pm on Tuesday, a VNPT representative told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

“The incident is slowing down connection for overseas hosted services during peak hours, especially for users in central localities,” the source said. Tiếp tục đọc “Fresh submarine cable problem disrupts Internet connection in Vietnam”