Your browser does not support the audio element. Mua bong roi , a religion-based singing and dancing art form in southern Vietnam, was officially recognized as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO in 2017. Its gay performers weave religious rituals and acrobatic tricks into their elegant moves. Mua bong roi dates back more than 300 years and is heavily associated with the worship of goddesses in temples and shrines around the south of Vietnam. It features female figures using their vocal and body language to worship the goddesses, including Ba Chua Xu (the goddess of prosperity), Ba Hoa (the goddess of fire), or Ba Chua Ngoc (the goddess of pearls). Mua bong roi manifests the sense of gratitude the Vietnamese people hold for the feminine gods, their ancestors and recently deceased family members. The dance derived from the pajao performance of the Cham people living in Vietnam as a result of cultural contact. One outstanding feature of the dance, though, is its … [Read more...] about ‘Mua bong roi’: A gay art in southern Vietnam
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Amid rapid economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam’s foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction this year is anticipated to record positive signs and hit US$40 billion, according to insiders. Goertek Group has increased its investment capital to US$500 million in a factory specialising in manufacturing electronic products, network equipment, and multimedia audio products in Nghe An (Photo: baodautu.vn) Last year, despite the adverse impacts caused the pandemic, the country was still able to attract US$31.15 billion in FDI, representing an annual rise of 9.2%. Most notably, China's Goertek Group recently moved to increase its capital from US$100 million to US$500 million in a factory specializing in manufacturing electronic products, network equipment, and multimedia audio products in the central province of Nghe An, thereby becoming the largest investor in the locality. Furthermore, Ju Teng International Holdings Ltd has been granted … [Read more...] about Vietnamese FDI attraction likely to hit US$40 billion this year
Tan Hoang Minh won the bid in a ‘duel’ to buy the 3-12 land plot in Thu Thiem new urban area in HCM City, but finally gave up. On January 11, Tan Hoang Minh issued a press release, saying that it will send an official document to HCMC People’s Committee, Land Bank Development Center and HCMC Property Auction Service Center about its decision on unilaterally terminating the contract on the purchase of the 3-12 land plot. The contract was signed on December 17, 2021, or one working week after the auction day (December 10, 2021). During the auction four land plots were sold. This means that if Tan Hoang Minh cancels the purchase of the land, it will lose the deposit of nearly VND600 billion. A question has been raised about the ‘fate’ of the land plot, called ‘golden land’ because of its advantageous position. Some people said the land may fall into the hands of the business with the second highest bidding price at the auction. The auction session was described as … [Read more...] about What’s behind Tan Hoang Minh’s sky-high bidding price?
At the NA Standing Committee's 6th session (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee will hold its 7th session in Hanoi on January 18 and 19, according to the NA Office. NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue is expected to deliver an opening speech and take turn together with his deputies to chair the event. At the function, the committee will consider and give opinions regarding proposals related to the draft revised Law on Emulation and Commendation; as well as the NA’s draft resolution on piloting the model of labour organisation, career counseling, and vocational training for prisoners outside prisons as part of the 2022 law and ordinance building programme. It will also decide on the implementation of the jury’s trial attire. Meanwhile, lawmakers are expected to comment on additions to the foreign capital investment plan from the unallocated capital; and adjustments to the medium-term public investment plan for 2021-2025. The committee … [Read more...] about NA Standing Committee’s 7th session to open on January 18