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Business

Three richest Vietnamese men step into agriculture to meet local demand

Vietnam agriculture

The three richest Vietnamese men on the local stock exchangehave already entered, or announced that they will, agriculture, from vegetable planting and livestock farming to animal feed manufacturing to keep up with rising demand for quality produce from the market. Vietnam’s top realty developer, Vingroup, last week proposed that authorities in the northern province of Quang Ninh allow the firm...

Entertainment

Art show to honour quan họ singing

quan ho singing

An original art performance entitled, “Về Miền Quan Họ” (Coming Back to Quan họ land) will be staged at the Kinh Bắc cultural centre in northern Bắc Ninh city on March 7. Artists singing quan họ melodies at the Về Miền Quan Họ show in 2013. – Photo thuanthanh.bacninh.gov.vn Held every two years, the event aims to honour the original artistic values of...

Life&Style

Vujicic inspires disadvantaged children

Vujicic

“You are a part of beauty of this world. You are beautiful just the way who you are. Don’t give up. You are created for greatness,” Nick Vujicic told an audience of 500 disadvantaged children in a speech given on Sunday. Australian limbless and motivational speaker Vujicic spoke as part of the 2015 Vietnamese Energetic People Shining programme titled Nick, You and Me. “Everyone...

Sports

Vietnamese athletes prepping for SEA Games in Singapore

SEAGAME 2015

Athletes of Vietnamese national teams are now in their peak training period in Hanoi ahead of the 2015 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to be held in Singapore from June 5 to 16. Vietnam will send 440 athletes to compete in 27 out of 36 sports at the 28th SEA Games. As usual, Vietnamese sports authorities have set a target for their players at the tournament, which is organized every two years. Accordingly,...

Travel

Fall in arrival number casts doubt on Vietnam’s tourism appeal

Russian tourist

It might be too soon to say that Vietnam has become less attractive to international holidaymakers, but the decrease in tourism arrivals in the first two months of this year is worth worrying about. The number of international tourists choosing to spend their holidays in Vietnam dropped 10.6 percent compared to the Jan-Feb period last year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. The...

Opinion

Vietnam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa, as reported in early 20th century newspapers

The Advertiser newspaper dated June 29, 1909 reported that China sent warships to the Paracel Islands.

From the early 20th century, when China began eyeing the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa Archipelagos (Paracel and Spratly Islands), the Vietnamese government as well as local and international media were interested in Hoang Sa – Truong Sa. The Advertiser newspaper dated June 29, 1909 reported that China sent warships to the Paracel Islands. When the Qing Dynasty began paid attention to Hoang Sa in...

World

Modern Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, dies at 91

Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, died on Monday aged 91, triggering a flood of tributes to the man who oversaw the tiny city-state’s rapid rise from a British colonial backwater to a global trade and financial center. U.S. President Barack Obama described Lee, who ruled Singapore for three decades, as “a true giant of history” whose advice on governance and...