Vietnam’s battalions of ‘cyber-armies’ silencing online dissent
‘Force 47’, thought to be 10,000-strong, seen as government’s online enforcers as new cybercrime law takes effect.
Bamboo Airways listed as “the airlines to watch” in 2020
Bamboo Airways is a brand new Vietnamese carrier and one of the more intriguing airline startups around right now. It started operations on domestic flights in Vietnam roughly a year ago, and then added service to Taipei and Seoul in late 2019, looking much like any number of low-cost regional airlines that have launched in recent years.
— Vietnam Insider
Computer viruses cause US$902m in damage to Vietnamese users
Computer viruses caused estimated losses of US$902 million to Vietnamese users last year, much higher than in 2018, reported Bkav Technology Group.
— The Daily Star
Who will lead Vietnam in 2021?
Vietnamese politics has reverted to its customary opacity. General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and his intimates in the Communist Party’s secretariat remain intent on party renewal, a wholly internal affair.
— Asia Sentinel
Hun Sen calls on Vietnam to invest in rice processing sector
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday called on the Vietnamese to invest in the Kingdom’s rice processing sector.
— The Phnom Penh Post
TPO to hold seminar on introducing Vietnam’s market in early February
As published on the website of TPO, the seminar is aimed at making Iranian businessmen and traders acquainted with the potentials for doing business in the markets of the Southeast Asian country and having more vigorous presence in those markets.
— Tehran Times
Was One Bad General the Reason America Lost Vietnam?
Rather than a massive influx of U.S. troops into South Vietnam all at one time, a gradual buildup or escalation began, a seemingly never-ending process that grated on the American public back home and was ineffective in the end.
— National Interest
Vietnam issues Draft Pronouncement on Tax Administration, Transfer Pricing, Minimum Basic Wage and Personal Income Tax
The Vietnam Ministry of Finance has issued the draft pronouncement amending certain tax rulings.
EVFTA makes Vietnam more attractive to EU investors: German media
Foreign investors, especially those from the European Union (EU) would find it more appealing to land investment in Vietnam when the EU- Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) takes effect, according to German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW).
Vietnam Aims to Grow Economy by 7 Percent in 2020
Vietnam’s government is seeking to expand the country’s economy by seven percent this year.
Auto companies seek to expand Vietnam production
Auto manufacturers are expanding factories in Vietnam to increase output as the country seeks to reduce its reliance on imports.
Vietnam promote mineral and plastic products in India
Vietnam enterprises are participating at the 11th International Plastics Exhibition 2020 (PLASTIVISION INDIA) that opened in the Maharashtra state of India on January 16.
Largest mobile carrier of Vietnam to launch commercial 5G services very soon
The military-run company said in a statement it would use 5G network equipment and software developed itself, adding that it has become the sixth firm the world to produce 5G network equipment after Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei [HWT.UL], Samsung Electronics and ZTE. Khanh Vu reports on Reuters.
— Vietnam Insider
Hanoi pulls down its largest water park after just 6 months operation
Authorities in Hanoi are pulling down a water park, the largest in the Vietnamese capital, just six months after it was opened to the public, following two deadly incidents at the venue and the discovery that the park had been built without a permit.
— Vietnam Insider
Chinese tourists quarantined in Da Nang not infected with deadly virus
Two feverish Chinese nationals quarantined on arrival in Da Nang have tested negative for a pneumonia virus that has killed two in China.
Major state-owned enterprises report fall in profits
Nine teen major state-owned enterprises posted pre-tax profits of nearly 100 trillion $4.3 billion in 2019, marking a year-on-year drop of 10 percent.
Da Nang to establish library for documents on Paracel Islands
Da Nang authorities have received 19 documents on Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands from the Nguyen Dynasty’s imperial archives as donations to a proposed library.
Auto firm exec arrested for suspected embezzlement
Nguyen Duc Toan, deputy director of VEAM Motor, a subsidiary of state-owned agricultural machinery manufacturer VEAM, has been arrested for alleged embezzlement.
Hanoi Circuit reveals spectacular pit building ahead of Vietnam race
Images of the Hanoi Circuit pit building have been released ahead of the first-ever Vietnam Grand Prix that is set to take place on April 3-5.
Interview: China, Vietnam should promote sound, stable development of relationship, says ambassador
China and Vietnam should promote the sound and stable development of their relationship, Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Xiong Bo has said.
Vietnam travel 2020: Scoot along the mighty Mekong
THE man smiled softly and nodded in answer to my question. “Yes, we always knew we would win,’’ he said. “We would go on, we had the spirit to win in the end.” He is Mr Sau Dien, aged 74, and I am in a rural backwater village on Long Khanh Island, deep in Vietnam’s vast, sultry Mekong Delta.
Ford Vietnam Invests Heavily To Boost Production Capacity
Ford Vietnam has announced that it will be investing heavily to expand production facilities in northern Vietnam to boost production capacity.
Vietnamese, Cambodian security ministries boost cooperation
Politburo member and Minister of Public Security To Lam held talks with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Samdech Krolahom Sar Kheng in Ho Chi Minh City on January 18.
70 years on, China-Vietnam ties enjoy bright prospects
As China and Vietnam mark the 70th anniversary of their diplomatic ties, the two close neighbours and long-time friends are expected to embrace a bright future marked by deeper mutual trust and a growing cooperative partnership.
— The Star Online
Vietnam: Japanese teacher hoping her students serve as bridge
Mika Shuto, 54, loves her job as a Japanese language teacher for many reasons. It is a job she graduated and mastered in.
— The Japan News
Vietnamese people abroad gather for Tet
Vietnamese communities all over the world held separate gatherings on January 18 to celebrate the Tet (Lunar New Year), which falls on January 25.
“Grand Lisboa Macau” name used in illegal online gambling operation in Vietnam
Vietnamese authorities, working in conjunction with China’s Ministry of Public Security and Zhuhai Police, have arrested 395 suspects for operating an illegal internet gambling operation worth more than RMB3 billion (US$437 million).
Vietnam attends fair on electrical equipment, energy in India
Over 40 enterprises, policy-making agencies and trade promotion organizations of Vietnam are participating in an electrical and energy equipment fair which opened on January 18 in India.
PM signs directive to promote digital enterprises
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a directive to promote the development of digital enterprises in Vietnam with a target of developing 100,000 tech firms by 2030.
Long queues at Hanoi’s supermarkets as Tet is drawing near
The stall of beers and alcohol was desolated as the law against the harms of alcohol and beer and Decree 100 took effect.
— The Hanoitimes
Bidding farewell to the Kitchen Gods, Vietnamese people offer them red carps
Fire is set in stoves across the country to burn joss paper, votive boots, hats and other offerings for the Gods while living carps are released to ponds and lakes.
— The Hanoitimes
Surviving Vietnam’s Epizode electronic music festival: 11 days of gigs, 4am starts, 130 performers and 12,000 fans
Vietnam’s annual Epizode electronic music festival is not for the faint-hearted – a mouth-watering selection of international DJs perform over 11 full days and nights.
— South China Morning Post
Jewelry firm PNJ reports 24 pct surge in profit
Phu Nhuan Jewelry Jsc posted its first trillion dong topping after-tax profit of VND1.19 trillion ($51.2 million) last year, up 24 percent year-on-year.
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