‘Zero dong’ tours break out again in Quang Ninh

Last update 16:00 | 13/12/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – After a period of inactivity, zero-dong tours are bouncing back in Quang Ninh province and affecting the local tourism industry.

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After a period of inactivity, zero-dong tours are bouncing back

Thousands of Chinese travelers were seen entering Vietnam across the border gate recently on one day in early December. Most of them were middle aged.

Within one hour, 20 buses carrying passengers were seen travelling from the border gate to Thuong Truong Phuong Dong, a shop nearby. Tiếp tục đọc “‘Zero dong’ tours break out again in Quang Ninh”

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China to become second largest importer of Vietnam shrimp

Last update 17:33 | 13/12/2017

Vietnam’s shrimp exports are estimated at US$3.5 billion in the 11 months leading up to December with the EU, Japan and China as the three biggest importers.

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Exports to China obtained an impressive growth of 60.5% with an estimated value of US$629.26 million, accounting for 18.1% of Vietnam’s total shrimp export value. Meanwhile China’s shrimp imports are on a strong upward trend to meet rising consumer demands for year-end festivals, especially the Lunar New Year. Tiếp tục đọc “China to become second largest importer of Vietnam shrimp”

ADB: Growth at 6.7% in 2017 & 2018

Last update 18:05 | 13/12/2017

Vietnam’s growth prospects have been revised upwards to 6.7 per cent in both 2017 and 2018 compared to previous forecasts of 6.3 per cent and 6.5 per cent, respectively, in a supplement to the Asia Development Bank’s Asian Development Outlook Update 2017 report, released on December 13.

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The first three quarters of 2017 saw GDP grow by 6.4 per cent, up from 5.9 per cent in the same period of 2016, the report noted. Tiếp tục đọc “ADB: Growth at 6.7% in 2017 & 2018”

Vietnam listed among top six most-attractive retail markets

Last update 16:07 | 13/12/2017

Vietnam has been ranked sixth among the world’s most attractive retail markets and named in the top 30 most lucrative retail markets this year, said Hoang Anh Tuan, deputy head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s Domestic Market Department.

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Tuan made the remarks at the Vietnam Retail Forum 2017 which was held by the Association of Vietnam Retailers (AVR) in Hanoi on December 12.

Tuan said that according to the Global Retail Development Index (GRDI), released by the US-based A.T. Kearney in June this year, Vietnam’s retail market has increased significantly in recent years and attracted a large number of foreign merchants. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam listed among top six most-attractive retail markets”

Urbanization worsens environment along Huong River

Last update 08:28 | 03/10/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Along Huong River, from mountain to estuary, the environment is at risk of being disrupted by natural disasters and urbanization.


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With its geographic characteristics, Thua Thien Hue has played an important role in the development of Vietnam.

More than 350 years ago, on the banks of the Perfume River, there was an urban area called Kim Long-Kieng Hue, the capital of Dang Trong kingdom (an area of Vietnamese southwards expansion during the 17th century Trinh–Nguyen War). Tiếp tục đọc “Urbanization worsens environment along Huong River”

Only 3.3% of ships nationwide transport containerized cargo

Last update 18:57 | 13/12/2017

Vietnam has more than 1,600 ships, but a mere 3.3% of them are container ships, according to a report of the Vietnam Maritime Administration at a meeting on raising the market share of sea transport on December 11.

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Vietnam has more than 1,600 ships, with a mere 3.3% of them being container ships

The administration said Vietnam’s fleet of ships faces several problems such as a small proportion of container ships, and up to 40% of them are 15 years old or older. In addition, there are as many as 500 owners of ships, meaning their scales are small and thus their competitiveness is low. Tiếp tục đọc “Only 3.3% of ships nationwide transport containerized cargo”

Repatriation ceremony held for US servicemen’s remains

Last update 18:54 | 13/12/2017

A ceremony was held at Noi Bai International Airport in the capital city of Hanoi on December 13 to repatriate remains of US servicemen who died during the war in Vietnam. 

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At the ceremony (Source: dantri.com.vn)

Representatives from the Board of Directors of Vietnam Office for Seeking Missing Personnel (VNOSMP) were present at the ceremony. On the US side there were Vice Ambassador of the US to Vietnam Caryn McClelland, the Military Attaché of the US Embassy in Hanoi, and representatives of the Defence POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) and the US MIA Office in Hanoi. Tiếp tục đọc “Repatriation ceremony held for US servicemen’s remains”

World Bank to cease financing upstream oil and gas after 2019

December 12, 2017 / 7:58 AM
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PARIS (Reuters) – The World Bank will no longer finance upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, apart from certain gas projects in the poorest countries in exceptional circumstances, it said on Tuesday, drawing praise from environmental groups. Tiếp tục đọc “World Bank to cease financing upstream oil and gas after 2019”

Xich Dang Temple of Literature

Last update 15:16 | 11/12/2017

Built in 1832 in Xich Dang village, Hung Yen province, Xich Dang Temple of Literature hosted examinations and ceremonies to honor outstanding Confucians during feudal times.

It is one of 6 temples of literature that still exist today and the second oldest after the Temple of Literature in Hanoi. Thu Hoa has a story about this national cultural and historical relic.

Visiting Xich Dang Temple of Literature on a sunny day, Dao Thanh Thuy, who has lived in Germany for nearly 20 years, recalls her childhood memory: “We were born in Hanoi. My grandparents lived in Xich Dang village. When we visited them, we often climbed trees and over the gate of the temple and played around the bells. Previously, local people weaved mattresses here. The temple has been upgraded but its ancient beauty remains.” Tiếp tục đọc “Xich Dang Temple of Literature”

China’s top paper warns party officials against ‘spiritual anesthesia’

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top newspaper warned Communist Party officials on Thursday not to “pray to God and worship Buddha”, because communism is about atheism and superstition is at the root of many corrupt officials who fall from grace.

China officially guarantees freedom of religion for major belief systems like Christianity, Buddhism and Islam, but party members are meant to be atheists and are especially banned from participating in what China calls superstitious practices like visiting soothsayers.

The party’s official People’s Daily said in a commentary it had not been uncommon over the past few years to see officials taken down for corruption to have also participated in “feudalistic superstitious activities”.

“In fact, some officials often go to monasteries, pray to God and worship Buddha,” it said. “Some officials are obsessed with rubbing shoulders with masters, fraternizing with them as brothers and becoming their lackeys and their money-trees.”

Khi quan chức ngày càng mê tín

07:00 | 09/04/2013

(Petrotimes) – Chưa có kết luận chính xác nào cho rằng những người tin vào thánh thần, tin vào truyền thuyết, huyền thoại để cầu cúng, lễ bái là có trình độ dân trí thấp, cần phải giáo dục. Nhiều tín đồ có trình độ học vấn cao, họ vẫn “siêu mê tín” vào đấng thần linh có thể cứu rỗi họ. Nhiều vị tổng thống có tiếng trên thế giới, khi nhậm chức còn ngửa tay lên trời cầu nguyện Thượng đế ban phước lành.

Minh Vũ (NLM số 211)

Cuộc sống ngày càng khó khăn và nhộn nhạo thì con người càng dễ tìm về cội nguồn, hướng về một tôn giáo hay tín ngưỡng nào đó để họ có niềm tin trong cuộc sống. Có một điều rất quen thuộc là, cho dù sự thành công là kết quả của lỗ lực bản thân nhưng người ta vẫn không quên nói rằng đó là do “có quý nhân phù hộ” hay “Trời Phật có mắt”.

Và quan chức ở ta cũng không nằm ngoài quy luật ấy. Thậm chí họ mê tín hơn hẳn những người chắc có chức vụ bởi càng có chức vụ lớn thì họ càng cần phải có một chỗ dựa tinh thần vững chắc để tiếp tục đấu tranh trong công việc, cọ sát cùng môi trường làm việc cạnh tranh khốc liệt. Đôi lúc, nó còn là “ô dù” lớn nhất che đỡ cho thành công chốn quan trường. Tiếp tục đọc “Khi quan chức ngày càng mê tín”

A War of Words Puts Facebook at the Center of Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis

 Ashin Wirathu in 2013. He has been barred from public preaching in Myanmar since March.CreditAdam Dean for The New York Times

Myanmar’s government has barred Ashin Wirathu, an ultranationalist Buddhist monk, from public preaching for the past year, saying his speeches helped fuel the violence against the country’s Rohingya ethnic group that the United Nations calls ethnic cleansing.

So he has turned to an even more powerful and ubiquitous platform to get his message out — Facebook.

Tiếp tục đọc “A War of Words Puts Facebook at the Center of Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis”