Vietnam Home Vietnam and Asia Latest News - VietnamBrief.COM https://vietnambrief.com/component/content/frontpage.html Sat, 04 Jul 2020 17:36:50 +0000 Biz.VN GNU/GPL Core System en-gb AFC analyzes Vietnam's performance in U23 Championship https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/379318-afc-analyzes-vietnams-performance-in-u23-championship.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/soccer/379318-afc-analyzes-vietnams-performance-in-u23-championship.html

A technical report by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) goes over all aspects of Vietnam’s performance at the 2020 U23 Championship played in Thailand.

General evaluation of AFC on Vietnam in the U23 Championship technical report. Photo courtesy of Asian Football Confederation.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 21 May 2020 21:21:53 +0000
HCMC pushes ahead with 'Vietnam's Silicon Valley' plan https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/379253-hcmc-pushes-ahead-with-vietnams-silicon-valley-plan.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/urban-and-rural/379253-hcmc-pushes-ahead-with-vietnams-silicon-valley-plan.html

The prime minister’s support for the initiative has prompted HCMC to push ahead with a plan to merge three districts into one administrative unit.

HCMC pushes ahead with 'Vietnam's Silicon Valley' plan

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 21 May 2020 20:30:13 +0000
Vietnam budget transparency ascends global ranking https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/379260-vietnam-budget-transparency-ascends-global-ranking.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/379260-vietnam-budget-transparency-ascends-global-ranking.html

Placing 77th out of 117 economies, Vietnam jumped 14 spots from 2017 in this year's world ranking for budget transparency.

Vietnam budget transparency ascends global ranking

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lytran@it.vn (Ly Tran) frontpage Thu, 21 May 2020 13:00:00 +0000
63-day struggle to save British Covid-19 patient's life: the timeline https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/379261-63-day-struggle-to-save-british-covid-19-patients-life-the-timeline.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/379261-63-day-struggle-to-save-british-covid-19-patients-life-the-timeline.html

Doctors and nurses at the HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases battled for two months to treat a British pilot with Covid-19 and failing lungs.

Doctor Nguyen Thanh Phong, Head of the Infectious Disease Department at HCMC Hospital for Tropical Diseases, puts on protective clothing before entering treatment area for Covid-19 patients, March 11, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 21 May 2020 10:36:46 +0000
WHO reports record virus cases as Trump proposes face-to-face G7 summit https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/more-world/378950-who-reports-record-virus-cases-as-trump-proposes-face-to-face-g7-summit.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/more-world/378950-who-reports-record-virus-cases-as-trump-proposes-face-to-face-g7-summit.html

The World Health Organisation on Wednesday reported the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases, as US President Donald Trump proposed hosting world leaders for the annual G7 summit as a sign of "normalization."

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 21 May 2020 10:14:23 +0000
Local enterprises look for new markets to get back on track https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/378944-local-enterprises-look-for-new-markets-to-get-back-on-track.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/business/378944-local-enterprises-look-for-new-markets-to-get-back-on-track.html

The COVID-19 pandemic greatly impacted global and national production chains, forcing domestic enterprises to find new markets and develop new products.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 21 May 2020 09:25:30 +0000
Street vendors struggle to earn livelihood as pandemic hits tourism https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/379262-street-vendors-struggle-to-earn-livelihood-as-pandemic-hits-tourism.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/guide-and-discuss/379262-street-vendors-struggle-to-earn-livelihood-as-pandemic-hits-tourism.html

One hand flicking open a fan, the other raising bunny headbands in the air, Thao looks like she is dancing to a DJ’s cue.

Thao, a street seller, shows her fans and bunny headbands to bar goers on Bui Vien Street in Saigon on May 16, 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Thanh Nguyen.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Thu, 21 May 2020 09:18:12 +0000
Vietnam-EU trade pact could boost post pandemic recovery https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/379228-vietnam-eu-trade-pact-could-boost-post-pandemic-recovery.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/379228-vietnam-eu-trade-pact-could-boost-post-pandemic-recovery.html

The trade pact with E.U. could help the Vietnamese economy recover from pandemic impacts by boosting trade and creating jobs, the government says.

Vietnam-EU trade pact could boost post pandemic recovery

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 21:00:00 +0000
Vietnam wants half of population to shop online by 2025 https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/379229-vietnam-wants-half-of-population-to-shop-online-by-2025.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/379229-vietnam-wants-half-of-population-to-shop-online-by-2025.html

With an annual average spending of $600 per capita, Vietnam wants 55 percent of its citizens to shop online by 2025.

Vietnam wants half of population to shop online by 2025

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 19:00:00 +0000
PM asks for parliament's approval on lower GDP growth amid virus challenges https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/378918-pm-asks-for-parliaments-approval-on-lower-gdp-growth-amid-virus-challenges.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/378918-pm-asks-for-parliaments-approval-on-lower-gdp-growth-amid-virus-challenges.html

Việt Nam Government sets its sight maximum GDP growth of 5.2 per cent in best case scenarios this year, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage the world’s economy.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 18:40:42 +0000
Government proposes lower growth targets after Covid-19 impacts https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/379230-government-proposes-lower-growth-targets-after-covid-19-impacts.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/policies/379230-government-proposes-lower-growth-targets-after-covid-19-impacts.html

Vietnam's government will submit lower economic growth targets to the parliament, given the disruption of trade and business activities by the coronavirus pandemic.

Government proposes lower growth targets after Covid-19 impacts

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 13:14:22 +0000
Doctors to transfer British pilot to Chợ Rẫy Hospital before lung transplant https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378903-doctors-to-transfer-british-pilot-to-ch-ry-hospital-before-lung-transplant.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378903-doctors-to-transfer-british-pilot-to-ch-ry-hospital-before-lung-transplant.html

The country's 91st COVID-19 patient, a British pilot, will be transferred to the intensive care centre in HCM City’s Chợ Rẫy Hospital to have a lung transplant when the patient is healthy enough for the procedure.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 12:53:15 +0000
Vietnam to cut auto registration fee by half https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/autos-and-market/379231-vietnam-to-cut-auto-registration-fee-by-half.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/autos-and-market/379231-vietnam-to-cut-auto-registration-fee-by-half.html

The government has green-lighted a cut in registration fees for locally made cars by half in an effort to boost falling demand.

Vietnam to cut auto registration fee by half

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 11:30:00 +0000
World Bank warns pandemic could push 60 mn into extreme poverty https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/more-world/378892-world-bank-warns-pandemic-could-push-60-mn-into-extreme-poverty.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/more-world/378892-world-bank-warns-pandemic-could-push-60-mn-into-extreme-poverty.html

The head of the World Bank warned Tuesday that the coronavirus crisis threatens to push some 60 million people into extreme poverty, wiping out the gains made over the past three years.

Pandemic could push 60mn into extreme poverty, World Bank warns | eNCA

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 11:25:00 +0000
From hero to zero: Unemployed urbanites lose out to Covid-19 https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/379298-from-hero-to-zero-unemployed-urbanites-lose-out-to-covid-19.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/stories/379298-from-hero-to-zero-unemployed-urbanites-lose-out-to-covid-19.html

Having suddenly lost their jobs, many city dwellers are in free fall, grabbing at any possible opportunity amid uncertainty and stress.

From hero to zero: Unemployed urbanites lose out to Covid-19

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 09:17:52 +0000
Golden Kite award recognises actress's efforts https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/378878-golden-kite-award-recognises-actresss-efforts.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/378878-golden-kite-award-recognises-actresss-efforts.html

Actress Hồng Diễm won the Golden Kite for her performance in television series Hoa Hồng Trên Ngực Trái (Rose on Left Chest) last week.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 08:19:00 +0000
More procedures to go online: minister https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/378869-more-procedures-to-go-online-minister.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/378869-more-procedures-to-go-online-minister.html

To cope with COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has been pushing more administrative procedures online.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 07:47:45 +0000
Vietnamese actress shines in new Spike Lee trailer https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/379299-vietnamese-actress-shines-in-new-spike-lee-trailer.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/cinema-and-tv/379299-vietnamese-actress-shines-in-new-spike-lee-trailer.html

Spike Lee’s Vietnam War film 'Da 5 Bloods' features Ngo Thanh Van as infamous radio presenter Hanoi Hannah in the new trailer.

Ngo Thanh Van as Hanoi Hannah in Da 5 Bloods trailer. 

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Wed, 20 May 2020 07:00:00 +0000
Most Vietnamese happy with admin services, survey finds https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/379270-most-vietnamese-happy-with-admin-services-survey-finds.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/it-and-internet/379270-most-vietnamese-happy-with-admin-services-survey-finds.html

Nearly 85 percent of Vietnamese people and businesses are satisfied with administrative services provided by state agencies, a new report says.

Most Vietnamese happy with admin services, survey finds

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 19:32:07 +0000
Relapsed patient recovers, no new cases reported https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378852-relapsed-patient-recovers-no-new-cases-reported.html https://vietnambrief.com/life-and-laws/health-and-medicine/378852-relapsed-patient-recovers-no-new-cases-reported.html

A patient who relapsed after recovering from COVID-19 has once again been given the all-clear after a second round of treatment.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 18:53:10 +0000
President Ho Chi Minh's life in pictures https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/379274-president-ho-chi-minhs-life-in-pictures.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/379274-president-ho-chi-minhs-life-in-pictures.html

More than 200 photos, artifacts and propaganda paintings are on display at a Hanoi museum to mark President Ho Chi Minh’s 130th birthday.

The house of Uncle Ho’s maternal grandparents in Hoang Tri Village, Nam Dan District in the north central province of Nghe An. It was in this house that Ho Chi Minh was born as Nguyen Sinh Cung. He spent the first five years of his life here before following his father to move to the central town of Hue. Later on, he changed his name to Nguyen Tat Thanh.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 12:34:00 +0000
President Hồ Chí Minh’s thoughts on diplomacy still valuable heritage, says top diplomat https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/378809-2020-05-21-08-00-43.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/more/378809-2020-05-21-08-00-43.html

President Hồ Chí Minh, the founder of Việt Nam’s modern diplomacy, left the diplomatic sector a valuable heritage, namely unique thoughts on diplomacy, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Phạm Bình Minh wrote in an article published by the Vietnam News Agency on Monday marking the 130th birthday of the late leader.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 09:05:00 +0000
Public Security Forces must work for the people: late President Hồ Chí Minh https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/378807-2020-05-21-07-53-26.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/history/378807-2020-05-21-07-53-26.html

Throughout the life of late President Hồ Chí Minh, he devoted a lot of special affection to the People's Public Security Forces. On the occasion of the late President’s 130th birthday, Minister of Public Security General Tô Lâm presents an article titled “President Hồ Chí Minh and the People's Public Security Forces”.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 08:44:00 +0000
Australian artist drawn to Hoi An paints its charms https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/379215-australian-artist-drawn-to-hoi-an-paints-its-charms.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/explore-more/379215-australian-artist-drawn-to-hoi-an-paints-its-charms.html

Australian Anna Barnes fell in love with daily life in the ancient town of Hoi An and vividly colored sketches capture her enchantment.

Barnes admitted she fell in love with Hoi An when she first traveled to Vietnam in 2012. Since then, she has been coming back between one to three times each year to continue drawing and hold different art workshops.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 08:41:11 +0000
How to revive Việt Nam’s tourism industry? https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/378804-how-to-revive-vit-nams-tourism-industry.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/378804-how-to-revive-vit-nams-tourism-industry.html

“Safe haven tourism” is one way for Việt Nam to maximise tourism revenues while minimising risks posed by COVID-19 pandemic, according to investment fund VinaCapital.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Tue, 19 May 2020 08:40:00 +0000