Vietnam Home Vietnam and Asia Latest News - VietnamBrief.COM https://vietnambrief.com/component/content/frontpage.html Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:48:06 +0000 Biz.VN GNU/GPL Core System en-gb Vietnam eyes tourism revival with select openings for foreign visitors https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/379365-vietnam-eyes-tourism-revival-with-select-openings-for-foreign-visitors.html https://vietnambrief.com/explore-vietnam/travel-news/379365-vietnam-eyes-tourism-revival-with-select-openings-for-foreign-visitors.html

Vietnam’s tourism industry is preparing different plans to welcome foreign visitors from countries and territories that have contained the coronavirus pandemic.

Vietnam eyes tourism revival with select openings for foreign visitors

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 22 May 2020 11:48:09 +0000
Trump to withdraw US from 'Open Skies' treaty https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/379360-trump-to-withdraw-us-from-open-skies-treaty.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/379360-trump-to-withdraw-us-from-open-skies-treaty.html

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday he plans to withdraw the United States from the Open Skies Treaty with Russia, the third arms control pact Trump has abrogated since coming to office.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 22 May 2020 10:59:40 +0000
Trump urges quicker US reopening from virus lockdown https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/379355-trump-urges-quicker-us-reopening-from-virus-lockdown.html https://vietnambrief.com/world-and-region/america-and-us/379355-trump-urges-quicker-us-reopening-from-virus-lockdown.html

President Donald Trump on Thursday pressed for a broader reopening of the United States as coronavirus-related job losses mounted, while parts of Europe embraced post-lockdown life.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 22 May 2020 10:39:39 +0000
Vietnam slips in global business resilience ranking https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/379350-vietnam-slips-in-global-business-resilience-ranking.html https://vietnambrief.com/economy/general/379350-vietnam-slips-in-global-business-resilience-ranking.html

Vietnam has dropped three places from last year to 91st in this year’s business environment resilience index.

Vietnam slips in global business resilience ranking

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 22 May 2020 09:36:15 +0000
Law on Vietnamese guest workers at NA agenda https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/379347-law-on-vietnamese-guest-workers-at-na-agenda.html https://vietnambrief.com/society/labors-and-jobs/379347-law-on-vietnamese-guest-workers-at-na-agenda.html

Public non-business units run by provinces/cities People’s Committees will be able to send workers abroad for working to implement international treaties and international agreements.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 22 May 2020 09:27:00 +0000
Vietnamese female rapper releases video in response to global art movement https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/379385-vietnamese-female-rapper-releases-video-in-response-to-global-art-movement.html https://vietnambrief.com/sports-and-entertainment/music-and-singer/379385-vietnamese-female-rapper-releases-video-in-response-to-global-art-movement.html

Vietnamese female rapper Nguyễn Thúy Hằng, aka Hằng Kani or LiL’kAnI, has released an MV in response to ResiliArt Movement launched by UNESCO in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 22 May 2020 08:58:00 +0000
Prime Minister cuts registration fee for locally-manufactured car buyers https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/autos-and-market/379324-prime-minister-cuts-registration-fee-for-locally-manufactured-car-buyers.html https://vietnambrief.com/hi-tech/autos-and-market/379324-prime-minister-cuts-registration-fee-for-locally-manufactured-car-buyers.html

 Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc will cut 50 per cent of registration fee for locally-manufactured and -assembled cars from now to the end of this year.

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ngocanh@it.vn (Pham Ngoc Anh) frontpage Fri, 22 May 2020 07:27:45 +0000
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