10 prominent faces of Vietnam cinema 2014

VietNamNet Bridge - Nguyen Hoang Diep, Thai Hoa, Nguyen Thi Tham and child actress Thanh My were the remarkable faces on movie screens in 2014. 1. Nguyen Hoang Diep The female director of "Dap Canh Giua Khong Trung" (Flapping in The Middle of Nowhere) was the most prominent face in Vietnam’s cinema industry when her movie was shown at many international film festivals … [Read more...]

Social News 20/12

Paid Christmas escorts trending among young Vietnamese In recent years, an increasing number of young Vietnamese who do not want to spend the holidays alone have turned to escort services, many of which charge millions of VND, to avoid a lonely Christmas. T.N, a Vietnamese living aboard, said that he wanted to bring a girlfriend out with his group of friends on his visit to … [Read more...]

OMG! Young Vietnamese abuse English Internet acronyms, adopt them in daily life

A growing number of young Vietnamese are using English acronyms in cyberspace and even in real life, leaving their parents scratching their heads in many cases and giving great cause for their concern. Apart from using a huge chunk of Vietnamese acronyms to serve as shorthand and keep their parents clueless about what they are talking about, local youngsters now also adopt … [Read more...]

Social News 18/12

Ha Noi told to fight sexual harassment in public transport The National Committee for Traffic Safety asked the Ha Noi People's Committee to combat sexual harassment against women and girls on public transport. Accordingly, relevant agencies must identify locations, public transport routes and road sections where sexual harassment often occurs. The city must also improve … [Read more...]

Rescue underway at site of collapsed tunnel in central Vietnam

Rescue work is still underway in a tunnel at a hydropower plant project in central Vietnam to save 12 trapped workers after the tunnel collapsed on Tuesday. According to latest updates, water has submerged by one meter inside the tunnel the Da Dang-Da Chomo hydropower plant in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, but the 12 workers are still safe. "Although the water … [Read more...]

The Improvement of Competitive Ability

In detail, Vietnam's export revenue in 2014 is forecast to reach 148-150 billion dollars, 12-13.5% higher than last year while its import revenue is also expected to hit 146.5 billion dollars, up 11% over 2013. Thus, Vietnam's trade surplus will probably inch up 1.5 billion dollars in 2014. In the first nine months of this year, Vietnam earned 109.6 billion dollars from … [Read more...]

Businesses fear growing presence of Thai companies in Vietnam’s market

VietNamNet Bridge – After withstanding a barrage of Chinese goods flooding the market for years, Vietnamese businesses are now facing the risk of losing the home market to Thai companies. The owner of a small shop in Thanh Xuan District in Hanoi, specializing in retailing sundries like toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, perfumed soap and socks, sourced from Thailand, … [Read more...]

Quyet is Southeast Asia Player of the Week

Quyet is Southeast Asia Player of the Week Vietnamese forward Nguyen Van Quyet has been selected as the Southeast Asia Player of the Week by the Malaysian edition of goal.com. The 23-year-old player scored one goal in the match between Viet Nam and Malaysia during the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) -Suzuki Cup's first leg, semi-final held in Malaysia on Sunday. "The … [Read more...]

Social News 12/12

Crackdown on smugglers creates border control turmoil A crackdown on smugglers has created turmoil at Vietnam-China border crossings, notably at Mong Cai Border Gate in Quang Ninh Province, which is being flooded with people going back and forth between the two countries as gangs probe for weak spots in border control. Officials said Mong Cai Border Gate processed 10,000 … [Read more...]

Social News 11/12

One killed, 17 injured in highway accidents Sixteen people suffered severe injuries in a traffic accident involving several vehicles on the 1A National Highway in the central province of Quang Ngai today. At about 6:30am, a truck being driven by a local man, Pham Ngoc Linh, 34, accidently hit a 77-year-old cyclist. Then Linh lost control of the vehicle's steering wheel and … [Read more...]