A provincial newspaper reports that Lo Thi Thuong, 43 and Lo Thi Van, 48, natives of Nghe An’s Tuong Duong District, were arrested by police Sunday. In May 2008, the sisters were asked by a local woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, for help in finding work in China. Then, Van was living in Vietnam while Thuong in China. The two sisters accepted the 21-year-old local woman’s request, and took her to China in July 2008. She was taken to the house of Lo Thi Thang, another sister of Van and Thuong, in China’s Hubei Province, the report said. Thuong then contacted a Chinese man, Chang Wei, via another Chinese man called Su Vang Vang (romanized in Vietnamese). Chang Wei agreed to buy the local woman for 25,000 Chinese yuan ($3,611). The money was shared by Thuong, Su Vang Vang and Van, with Su Vang Vang getting $722, Van $430 and Thuong the rest. The report said the woman then contacted her father in Vietnam and told him to go to Van’s house and collect money. It … [Read more...] about Two sisters detained in central Vietnam for trafficking woman to China
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Viet Nam News By Hoàng Hồ After an incredible fight, actress Mai Phương, who has been receiving special treatment for aggressive lung cancer, has been discharged from Military Hospital 175 into the loving arms of friends, family, fans and colleagues. Although the battle against cancer is not over, with Phương facing many more hospital visits and follow-up appointments, her journey has been remarkable and inspirational. Since the first days of her treatment, the hospital has welcomed visits from many celebrities to help and encourage Phương. With continuous updates on the media and thousands of messages from fans on Facebook around Việt Nam, everything seemed to be going well, until actor Gia Bảo – a close friend of Phương’s, spoke up and caused some ripples. “If you don’t have a close relationship with the patient, you can just help by offering messages of … [Read more...] about How much does sympathy really cost?
Only 10 State-owned enterprises were approved for equitisation in eight months, far behind this year’s target of 85 SOEs. — Photo nhadautu.vnViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Only one State-owned enterprise (SOE) had its equitisation plan approved in August, lifting the total number of approved businesses this year to 10 (nine companies and one civil service unit), Ministry of Finance data showed. The number is far behind this year’s target of 85 SOEs. The total value of these 10 enterprises exceeded VNĐ29.5 trillion (US$1.26 billion), of which VNĐ15.27 trillion belonged to the State. Ending August, State-owned corporations and enterprises made VNĐ3.77 trillion from divestment, collecting VNĐ9.14 trillion for the State budget by selling the stakes at a higher price than book value. Concerning the reasons for the delay, Deputy Prime Minister Vương Đình Huệ in July’s meeting pointed out major challenges, … [Read more...] about Only 10 SOEs approved for equitisation in eight months
Woman with polio shines a light for all with disabilities Born and raised in a poor family in the southern province of Đồng Nai, she contracted polio when she was two-and-a-half years old. In addition to her sickness, she was rejected from jobs solely because of her disability and experienced widespread discrimination from society at large. But she stood up from the dust, and with incredible will, determination and wholehearted love from her mother, she was able to qualify to attend two major universities in HCM City. She later won two full scholarships to earn a master’s degree and a doctorate in the US and Australia. She came back to Việt Nam and started a project to help other people with disabilities lead a better life. She is Võ Thị Hoàng Yến – founder of the organisation Disability Research and Capacity Development (DRD). She recently won the honourable Ramson Magsaysay Award, which honours transformative leaders across Asia. … [Read more...] about Woman with polio shines a light for all with disabilities
Viet Nam News ROME — Italy’s president on Wednesday approved little-known lawyer Giuseppe Conte’s nomination to be prime minister of a government formed by far-right and anti-establishment parties. "The President of the Republic has tasked me with the role of forming a government," Conte said to reporters after a nearly two-hour meeting with President Sergio Mattarella. Conte’s appointment could herald an end to more than two months of political uncertainty in the eurozone’s third-biggest economy -- but the coalition’s eurosceptic and anti-immigrant stance has alarmed senior European officials. However, 53-year-old Conte, unveiled on Monday as anti-establishment Five Star Movement and nationalist League’s pick for premier, sought a more conciliatory tone towards Europe when speaking to journalists at the presidential Quirinal palace. "I’m aware of the necessity to confirm Italy’s place, both in Europe and internationally," said … [Read more...] about Giuseppe Conte approved for Italian prime minister