The painter granted an interview to a Nhan Dan Weekly reporter, talking about his exhibition ‘Mien co tich’ (Fairyland) which has opened in Hanoi. Q: How long did it take you to produce the paintings at the exhibition ‘Fairyland’? Why did you choose lacquer? A: It took me 12 years to prepare for the exhibition. For me, lacquer is a traditional material in Vietnam and it is durable against the weather conditions in our country. Various lacquer materials include wood, paint, lipstick, eggshell and pearl shell that derived from nature. Therefore, they are less affected by natural conditions. In addition to its durability, lacquer is the only material with which we can bring out the world. Q: It has been 17 years since the first exhibition. Has your artistic vision changed? A: Since the first solo exhibition in 2001, I have been very considerate in opening the second one, so I prepared thoroughly. Over the past 17 years, my artistic vision has always been … [Read more...] about Painter Nguyen Quoc Huy: I forced myself to choose another way
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It has been 30 years since Viet Nam promulgated the Law on Foreign Investment on December 29, 1987. This was an important milestone that made it possible for Viet Nam to open up its economy and integrate with the world. Many global leading companies have entered Viet Nam, such as Coca-cola, Intel, Canon, Samsung, Toyota, FedEx and others. More importantly, most of these corporations are looking to expand business here in the long run. A World Bank expert and representatives from foreign direct investment (FDI) enterprises, including Coca-cola and Canon, have made comments on the country’s 30 years of progress in attracting FDI Sebastian Eckardt, World Bank Sebastian Eckardt, World Bank’s Lead Economist for Viet Nam Viet Nam has been quite successful in attracting FDI ever since the country opened up to foreign investment. If we look at the impact, we can say that FDI has really contributed in various ways, including industrialisation, where a lot of investment went into … [Read more...] about After 30 years, FDI still pays dividends for VN
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?
Most Asian companies, including those doing business in Viet Nam, believe it is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit international talent though 40 per cent (75 per cent in Viet Nam) plan to increase their international headcount in the next 12 months, according to a new report. “How to attract and retain the right talent to grow your business internationally,” by London-based professional recruitment firm Robert Walters said the greatest challenges are due to the high salaries expected by applicants despite lacking the skills required. Adrien Bizouard, country manager, Robert Walters Viet Nam, said: “With this report, targeted at Asian companies looking to internationalise, we hope this serves as a strategic roadmap on how to equip Vietnamese businesses with the talent they need.” In Viet Nam, when asked “What are the top three reasons for leaving their previous Asian companies,” 57 per cent of the respondents indicated low transparency in … [Read more...] about How Vietnamese firms can keep international talent
VietNamNet Bridge - Widespread and inconclusive discussions occurred after the HCM City Economics University (UEH) announced big rewards to researchers who have articles published in ISI/Scopus publications. University lecturers are encourage to have articles published on ISI journals The articles with IF>2 (influence index) will be rewarded VND200 million, while articles with IF>1 will be rewarded VND150 million, and IF< 1 will get VND100 million. As such, the reward for one research work at UEH is seven times higher than that stipulated in the government Decree 99/2014. Tran Duc Vien, president of the Vietnam Agriculture Academy, said in the context of the strong development of higher education, the policy of UEH needs to be supported. The number of articles in ISI/Scopus journals is an important index when ranking universities. The high ranking contributes to prestige and makes it easier to enroll students. A university lecturer in Hanoi said the number of … [Read more...] about Rewarding ISI authors: How much is enough?