“In English, we have a saying that ‘A friend in need is a friend indeed.’ It means that if you find yourself in a difficult situation and you need help, you will find out who your true friends are because your true friends come forward and help you,” he said, adding that the U.S. had made new friends in Vietnam through the event. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese businesses donate 1.4 million medical supply units to US
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The shift and rotation of the world's investment flows will benefit Viet Nam but it will not be as many people expect. A large US company coming to Viet Nam will require infrastructure, labour and management mechanisms in accordance with the standards of a large country. What matters then is whether Vietnamese businesses can meet these needs or not. … [Read more...] about New momentum for US-Viet Nam trade relations
Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, key steps have been taken to keep operations running despite lockdowns in other countries. For example, the article said, engineers from two major international electronics manufacturers were allowed to enter Vietnam earlier this year to ensure their factories continued to run at full capacity. The government also collaborated with local businesses to ramp up production of personal protective equipment (PPE) for essential workers, helping them to gain access to global markets. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES JULY 10
Ho Chi Minh was deeply aware of the central contradictions of American history. On one hand, he knew that our revolution and Declaration of Independence had fed into the French Revolution, next to the Haitian Revolution, and then to the 20th-century liberation struggles of the colonised peoples around the world. But he also knew that our revolutionary nation was a nation built on slavery and genocide. Relying on our professed ideals, Ho Chi Minh wrote his 1919 appeal to the United States on behalf of the people of Viet Nam. He was equally conscious of the dark side of American history, expressed with overwhelming power in his 1924 essays Lynching and The Ku Klux Klan. Despite that, he understood the importance of the bright side of America. I wish every American today could know the opening that Ho Chi Minh wrote for Viet Nam’s Declaration of Independence, September 2, 1945: … [Read more...] about What does the future hold for relations between Vietnam and US?
Pham Thanh Kien, director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade, says that some Vietnamese goods entering ASEAN which use outdated technology are only suitable for export to Laos, Cambodia, and Myanmar. While in markets that boast large purchasing power such as Thailand and Singapore, Vietnamese goods have failed to truly dominate. In an effort to boost exports to the ASEAN market, local firms must strive to scrutinise the quality of goods, he notes. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES JULY 11