At the event (Photo: VNA) Sydney (VNA) – Vietnam’s leather, footwear and handbags were lauded to be comparable to those made in China, Pakistan, India, Singapore, Indonesia and South Africa during an international fair held in Melbourne city, Victoria state of Australia from November 12 – 14. Led by the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association (LEFASO), the delegation of participating Vietnamese enterprises introduced their well-known brands at 14 stalls. As the largest-scale international fair in Australia, the event featured hundreds of stalls by more than 700 manufacturers and companies around the world, and attracted about 4,000 foreign visitors. During the first day of the fair, several contracts with Vietnamese exhibitors were reached, notably the one by CNES to open an agent in Melbourne. LEFASO Vice Chairwoman Phan Thi Thanh Xuan suggested Australian businesses pay more attention to tapping the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s leather, footwear lauded at int’l fair in Australia
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Dozens of outstanding inventions in IT, sciences and technologies, medicine and the environment were honoured at the Vietnamese Talent Awards 2019 held in Hanoi on November 15. With the theme of the power of digital transformation, this year's awards were intended to encourage the invention of products which help develop a digital economy. This year also marks 15 years since the Vietnamese Talent Awards were launched. Initiated in 2005 by the Vietnam Study Promotion Association and co-organised by the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group, Vietnam Television and Dantri/Dtinews online newspaper, the Vietnamese Talent Awards have become a prestigious annual national awards event. This year's event saw the participation of the Politburo member and Head of the Party Central Committee's Economic Commission Nguyen Van Binh, Former Vice State President and Chairwoman of Vietnam Association for Promoting Education Nguyen Thi Doan, member of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central … [Read more...] about The power of digital transformation featured at Vietnamese Talent Awards 2019
Some say Vietnamese culture must be respected, while others say calling students by English names is no big deal An official statement from an education department leader in Ho Chi Minh City, who said giving students English names during language classes is “against Vietnam’s traditional education,” has sparked fresh debate among Tuoi Tre News readers. Unlike the controversial rule to ban audiovisual tools from English teaching in citywide primary schools, the ‘name issue’ is winning support from English teachers, native and local. Vietnamese don’t need English names Commenting on Tuoi Tre News’ Facebook Page, Michael David Kemp said he agrees “100 percent” with the idea that students not be called by anything other than their Vietnamese names. “Vietnamese names mean something and have a meaning behind them,” he wrote. “I always try to learn [how to say] my students Vietnamese names.” … [Read more...] about Phuc or Fuchsia? Should Vietnamese students have Western names in English classes?
The new economic models of transportation, lodging services, fintech, energy, and digital entertainment are expected to drive the sharing economy in Vietnam if regulatory sandboxes become more readily available. VIR’s roundtable on deploying sandboxes in Vietnam’s sharing economy was joined by experts and businesses Fintech, considered a fairly new economic model, is facilitating the sharing economy which has been developing in Singapore and other regional countries in recent time. In Vietnam, fintech is beginning to take root, but without a lack of regulatory sandboxes for fintech advancement in the country. Validus Capital, a Singapore-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and accredited investors, last week launched financial support services for SMEs in Vietnam, marking its official expansion to the country. However, Validus may suffer from challenges in related policies, though its plan is … [Read more...] about Appeals for sturdy sandbox direction
Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam at the event (Photo: VNA) Tokyo (VNA) – The Association of Vietnamese Intellectuals in Japan (AVIJ) was established during a congress in Tokyo, Japan, on November 14. Its executive board for the 2019 – 2021 tenure was elected with nine members, including Dr. Le Duc Anh and post graduate Pham Van Long from the University of Tokyo as Chairman and Secretary General, respectively. The board agreed on the action plan for the near future, including focusing on successfully holding the Vietnam Intellectual Forum in Japan 2019 themed “Make in Vietnam: Opportunities and Challenges”. Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam said the congress will connect Vietnamese intellectuals in Japan together to create a collective power. He also pledged all possible support for AVJI to contribute to Vietnam’s socio-economic development as well as Vietnam – Japan friendship. AVIJ … [Read more...] about Association of Vietnamese Intellectuals in Japan formed