As Industry 4.0 unfolds in Vietnam, the country’s new development vision will be discussed at an upcoming first-ever annual forum on reform and development. After intensive discussions, the plan to organise the Vietnam Reform and Development Forum 2018 has almost been fixed, with the date expected to be December 5, 2018, at Melia Hanoi Hotel. The first-ever edition of this forum on reform and development will help Vietnam formulate its new development vision Co-organised by the World Bank and the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), the event, themed “New vision and new drives in a new development era,”will collect ideas and proposals from domestic and foreign experts, as well as leaders from international organisations and businesses. The proposals will serve as valuable inputs for the government to outline its new development vision and actions in the context of Industry 4.0. In addition, with the new development vision, the government will look … [Read more...] about New forum on reform and development to be kicked off in December
After the launch of Vietnam’s first QR code store in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi is also planning to pilot similar stores in 2018, aiming to boost the development of e-commerce in the capital. However, with only five million Vietnamese people using QR codes to pay, it remains a question whether these new stores will become popular in Hanoi. A vending machine at Hoan Kiem Lake The information that Hanoi will pilot QR code stores raised hopes that these stores will be more user-friendly than current vending machines or other convenience stores. Lien (Cau Giay district) said, “It is necessary to open QR code stores in Hanoi, because payment via QR code is easier than other forms. For example, with payment via QR code, I never need to worry about how much cash I have on me or if the change is correct." Nguyen Hau (a tourist in Hanoi) told VIR, “Young people like us value convenience and quick service above all, so I think applying QR code in convenience stores is a good … [Read more...] about Will QR code stores become the new craze in Hanoi?
Photo for illustration (Source: vov.vn) This is the first organization of Vietnamese students granted license for operation by Australia. Nguyen Phuc Binh, a student from Macquarie University and Chairman of the Vietnamese Student General Association in New South Wales, said that the general association will organize sports and art activities such as football tournaments and art contest to gather Vietnamese students. In addition, the general association will also direct a professional orientation program, such as organizing seminars with large companies so that the students have opportunities to learn about work requirements for each job to help the students prepare better before leaving their universities. Lang Thi Thu Hoai, a student from Macquarie University, hoped that participating in activities of the general association will help her develop herself, practice collective working skills and expand connection network. Hoai and students in the general association will create forums … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Student General Association in New South Wales established
Chinese President Xi Jin-ping (Source: AFP/VNA)In the meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, President Xi Jin-ping called for friendly relations between the two countries. The two countries should enhance connection of development strategies and push cooperation in all areas under the Belt and Road, President Xi said. The two leaders also witnessed the signing of cooperation documents after the meeting. While meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, President Xi Jin-ping said development of China-Singapore ties is closely related with China's reform and opening-up. The two countries should map out new strategic and top-level planning on promoting bilateral ties and advancing pragmatic cooperation. With Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, President Xi Jin-ping asked to speed up the construction of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor and ensure sound planning of all related projects. The ties between China and Pakistan should become a model for … [Read more...] about Boao Forum for Asia: Chinese President meets other leaders
Female leaders are no longer a novelty. In many countries, women have been entrusted with major positions in the state apparatus or in large companies. An interesting conversation with Pamela Phua, new general director of AkzoNobel Vietnam, will help us discover the greatness in modern female leadership. Pamela Phua - General director of AkzoNobel Vietnam What do you think is the role of women's leadership in modern society? What challenges and opportunities await female leaders? I think the most important role of a female leader is to do her job well for all female and male colleagues. When running the company, she needs to break the barrier to inspire employees, helping them maximise their capacity. Female leaders always come up with different approaches to solve problems in a flexible way to encourage people's interactions and cooperation in a diverse environment. The inspirational power of a female leader always comes from wisdom, soul, and a heart that always wants to … [Read more...] about Inspirational female leader in the new age