Illustrative image (Source: Foshan Sourcing) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese products have great opportunities to reach foreign markets thanks to global online distributors such as Amazon and Alibaba. According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, about 200 Vietnamese firms have sold products on online trading site Amazon. Meanwhile, about 1,000 others are partnering with Alibaba.com – a world leading e-commerce platform focusing on business-to-business activities. Through Alibaba, Vietnamese products can reach 260 million customer companies from 240 countries and territories worldwide. According to Pham Dat, General Director of Fado Vietnam, the biggest markets of Alibaba are the US and the EU. Vietnam and the Chinese firm signed a cooperation agreement on March 14 in Ho Chi Minh City to launch a new trading channel supporting Vietnamese firms, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Dat said cooperation with Alibaba will enhance Vietnamese SMEs’ … [Read more...] about E-commerce helps Vietnamese products reach foreign markets
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Artisan Pham Khac Ha. At the age of 67, artisan Pham Khac Ha, Chairman of the Van Phuc Silk Weaving Village Association, is still working tirelessly to preserve the village’s silk weaving craft. Ha joined the army in 1971 and fought on the southern battle front. He left the army and returned to his home village in 1977 when Vietnam was in its subsidy period. Due to difficult economic conditions, many villagers quit their traditional craft and left the village to seek better-paying jobs. Ha was determined to keep the silk weaving craft alive. “At that time, Vietnam was struggling economically in the early days after reunification. This affected our village’s silk weaving. Raw materials were scarce and production was inefficient. The cooperative model wasn’t enough to preserve the craft. After returning from the army, I took a training course on applying machinery to production,” he said. As Vietnam’s economy shifted from a … [Read more...] about Hanoi artisan preserves the soul of Van Phuc silk village
At the event (Photo: VNA) Can Tho (VNA) – The 22nd Francophone festival of the Mekong Delta is underway in Can Tho city to tighten the relations between Vietnam and France and promote the bilateral cultural exchange. The March 9-10 event features various activities including a seminar on French-speaking jobs, an exhibition displaying traditional crafts and tourism products of localities in the delta, a presentation contest on local handicraft products. Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Duong Tan Hien said that the festival is a traditional cultural activity which is held annually and alternately among French-teaching localities in the region. It creates an opportunity for the French-speaking community in the region to gather and participate in French language-related activities, contributing to promoting the sound relations between Vietnam and France in the areas of culture and education, as well as celebrating the 49th anniversary of the International … [Read more...] about Francophone festival of Mekong Delta underway
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?
An artisan from Van Canh commune of Hoai Duc district, Hanoi, demonstrates the making of a Kim Hoang folk painting (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – An exhibition going on at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi is offering visitors an insight into six renowned Vietnamese folk painting genres. The event, which opened on October 24 and will run through November 10, is showcasing 50 works of the folk painting genres of Kim Hoang and Hang Trong of Hanoi, Dong Ho of northern Bac Ninh province, Kinh and Goi vai of the southern region, and Sinh of central Thua Thien-Hue province. It aims to help visitors understand more about the values of each genre. Opening the display, Director of the Hanoi Ceramics Museum Nguyen Thi Thu Hoa said folk paintings hold an important position in Vietnamese cultural heritage. With their special language, folk paintings reflect the outlook on life of generations of people in all corners of the country. The exhibition also features 30 paintings and 27 products … [Read more...] about Folk painting genres displayed at Temple of Literature