Standing Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem (R) and Director General at the Finnish National Agency for Education Olli Pekka Heinonen at the meeting on August 13 (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Standing Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem had a meeting with Director General at the Finnish National Agency for Education Olli Pekka Heinonen on August 13 to discuss cooperation in education. Liem expressed his delight at the sound development of Vietnam-Finland relations in multiple spheres like science-technology, education and clean energy, adding that HCM City highly values Finland’s experience and strength in education and wishes to enhance bilateral ties in this regard. He said his city always pays attention to educational quality improvement and considers education one of the seven breakthroughs that will help it promote the quality of human resources to meet new development requirements. … [Read more...] about HCM City, Finland to strengthen ties in education
Factors undermining kinship ties in modern society
By Kiều Vân HÀ NỘI The case of a student being openly molested on a bus is shocking enough. What that young girl must be going through in the aftermath of the abuse is unthinkable. But what is equally, if not more disturbing, is the fact that so many people on the bus from Nha Trang to HCM City did nothing to prevent the abuse. 20-year-old N.T Hằng, not her real name, said she was dismayed by the lack of help she received from the 40-plus fellow passengers on board at the time. "I was really shocked that people heard ‘my call for help’ but did nothing,” she said. “I was crying, but they only looked at the abuser, then just went back to sleep." And she is not the only one left angry, annoyed and disappointed by the lack of social morals displayed by those close by. Hundreds of readers shared their condemnation on the zing.vn online newspaper, calling on the bus company to act against the sex abuser. But the big question for me, as a … [Read more...] about Modern society rotting with insensitivity
The dominance of Vietnamese goods in domestic market is evident, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) stated at a recent conference reviewing 10 years of the "Vietnamese people prioritize Vietnamese goods" campaign it organized in Hanoi. Locally made products account for 80-90 percent in modern distribution channels and more than 60 percent in traditional retail (traditional markets and groceries), according to the chamber. VCCI vice chairman Hoang Quang Phong said that the campaign has significantly contributed to increasing customers' trust in domestic goods. "Many local brands have won consumers' confidence and become a matter of national pride, like Vinamilk, TH true MILK, Traphaco, Vinatex and Trung Thanh," he said. The campaign also affected key manufacturing industries with an increase in localization rate and hi-tech application. For instance, he noted, the localization rate has reached 50 percent in the textile and garment industry and 40-50 … [Read more...] about Made-in-Vietnam factor strikes a chord in domestic market
Quan ho artists talk to school pupils about the art form at the exhibition (Photo: VNA) Bac Ninh (VNA) – An exhibition on Quan ho (love duets) opened in the northern province of Bac Ninh on January 23 to mark a decade since the traditional art form was recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity (2009 - 2019). Taking place at the provincial museum, the exhibition features more than 500 photos, documents, and objects that tell the story of Quan ho. Quan ho is an art form that combines various elements, including music, lyrics, and costume, and features the distinctive culture of people in the region, formerly called Kinh Bac. It has different sub-genres, including hat chuc, hat mung (literally meaning greeting singing), hat tho (ritual singing), hat canh (a singing competition between Quan ho choirs from different villages, which takes place in the evening during the spring festival), and hat hoi (festival singing). After its recognition as an … [Read more...] about Exhibition spotlights traditional Quan ho singing in modern context
VietNamNet Bridge - General Secretary of the Vietnam Linguistics Association Pham Van Tinh says language disorders are a product of modern society. Children may suffer if they are forced to learn foreign languages too early and follow the wrong methods. General Secretary of the Vietnam Linguistics Association Pham Van Tinh Experts believe that an early age is the best time for kids to start learning a foreign language. However, opinions vary about what ‘early age’ means. In Vietnam, some urban parents believe that their children should be studying English at the age of two or three, while others fear learning a foreign language at an early age increase the risk of language disorders among children. The critical age for children to use English is 5-6, when they obtain basic vocabulary. At this age, children can learn a second language quickly. The critical age for children to use English is 5-6, when they obtain basic vocabulary. At this age, children can learn a … [Read more...] about Language disorders: product of modern society?