Tran Van Duy has been fined 12.5 million VND (545 USD) for posting fake news about COVID-19. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - The Hanoi Department of Information and Communications has issued an administrative fine on Tran Van Duy from Hoang Mai district, born in 1982, for posting fake news online, department director Nguyen Thanh Liem has said. Duy, the owner of the Facebook account “Ha Noi Pho” (https//www.facebook.com/hanoiphotv), spread a video of Hanoi streets on May 4 entitled “Hanoi streets quiet on the first day of lockdown”. After studying the information, department inspectors found it was incorrect and violated regulations stipulated in Article 5 of Government Decree No 72/2013/ND-CP dated July 15, 2017 on managing, supplying, and using internet services and information on the internet. Based on Point a, Clause 3, Article 99 of Decree No 15/2020/ND-CP issued by the Government on February 3, 2020, the department fined Duy 12.5 million VND (545 USD) for his … [Read more...] about Facebooker fined for spreading fake news about COVID-19 in Hanoi
Massive ring selling smuggled goods via livestreaming in northern region busted The Saigon Times Tran Huu Linh (R), head of the Vietnam Directorate of Market Surveillance, inspects a product at a warehouse in Hanoi – PHOTO: VIETNAM DIRECTORATE OF MARKET SURVEILLANCE HCMC – The Vietnam Directorate of Market Surveillance on June 22 raided eight warehouses and business facilities in Hanoi and Hung Yen Province, seizing around 40 tons of smuggled goods stocked by vendors for being sold via livestreaming. The raid was led by Tran Huu Linh, head of the Vietnam Directorate of Market Surveillance, in coordination with the Hanoi City police. The forces confiscated hundreds of thousands of products without a clear origin, mainly cosmetics, fashion items and household appliances that were offered for sale via livestreaming. The first team directly led by Tran Huu Linh raided a large-scale warehouse owned by Tran Tien Quang. The owner reportedly imported the products from … [Read more...] about Massive ring selling smuggled goods via livestreaming in northern region busted
Tax authorities said they would review the roadmap of taxation collection and pilot tax withholding at some e-commerce sites. A new circular released by the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance has been criticized for affecting the operation of e-commerce platforms and their hundreds of thousands of sellers. Under Circular No. 40, which will take effect on August 1, e-commerce platforms are required to declare and pay tax on behalf of third-party sellers on the platforms. Sendo said the application of the Circular will require a team of tax professionals to classify taxable revenue and tax rates applied. Photo: Grab The circular on value-added tax, personal income tax, and tax administration for business households and individuals are expected to collect tax from some people who obtain income on electronic commerce platforms but for years have not paid taxes. The tax authorities have asked e-commerce and delivery companies to take responsibility for the tax … [Read more...] about Would withholding tax on e-commerce be possible?
The display presents 120 pictures of famous filming locations across the country. The display presents 120 pictures of famous landscapes, UNESCO-recognized heritages, natural and cultural spots throughout the country that have been selected as the shooting locations by Vietnamese and foreign filmmakers, including world’s leading film production companies and major Hollywood studios. These documentary photos have been archived at the Vietnam Film Institute. The event is expected to promote images of the natural beauty and Vietnamese people to international friends as well as boost the country’s tourism industry. The exhibition themed “Audiovisual Archiving in Changing Times: Successes, Failures, and Challenges” is part of the 25th South East Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association Conference (SEAPAVAA) that is organized by the Vietnam Film Institute from June 22 to June 27 in Hanoi. Information on the exhibition is presented on the official website of the Vietnam Film … [Read more...] about Exhibition presents Vietnamese famous filming locations
Additional 88 domestically-transmitted COVID-19 cases reported Vietnam logged 97 new COVID-19 cases, including 88 domestic and nine imported, in the past six hours to 6pm on June 22, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said. Most of the new cases were detected in Ho Chi Minh City, with 63 infections, and the remainders were discovered in Bac Giang (12), Bac Ninh (6), Hung Yen (2), Nghe An (1) and Hanoi (1). By 6pm on June 22, the country had recorded a total of 12,010 domestically-transmitted infections and 1,717 imported cases. The number of locally-transmitted cases since the fourth COVID-19 wave hit Vietnam on April 27 amounted to 10,875, including 2,772 recoveries. According to the MoH’s Medical Service Administration, 5,546 patients have given the all-clear from coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 to date, while the death toll related to the disease was 69. Among active patients undergoing treatment, 377 have tested negative to the virus once, 132 twice and 141 thrice./. 12-hour … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 22
Many people living in Ho Chi Minh City have shown support for the metropolis’ largest-ever COVID-19 immunization drive by showing up at vaccination venues to get inoculated against the respiratory disease. The drive kicked off on June 19 and is carried out at 650 injection locations every day until June 27, using 836,000 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine developed by British-Swedish firm AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. In addition to priority subjects designated by the government, this vaccination campaign benefits others including essential service providers, teachers, health workers, people working at administrative agencies, people over 65 years old, and workers at industrial parks and export processing zones. Aside from some vaccine-hesitant people, many others were eager to line up and get injected against COVID-19, doing their part in slowing and hopefully ending the pandemic. One of the first arrivals at the vaccination site at Hoang Hoa Tham High School in … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh City citizens eagerly participate in its largest-ever COVID-19 inoculation campaign