Social innovation lecture tour with Dr. Belinda BellThe Saigon Times Daily HCMC - The British Council in Vietnam is working in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Training to organize a social innovation lecture tour with Dr. Belinda Bell, program director of Cambridge Social Ventures, part of the Cambridge Judge Business School Center for Social Innovation. Following the success of the similar event in Hanoi on October 8, innovation lecture tour with Dr. Belinda Bell will take place at University of Danang - University of Economics today and at University of Economics HCMC tomorrow. The event is part of the “Inspire Me” series of activities celebrating 45 years of diplomatic relations between the UK and Vietnam and on the occasion of 25 years of the British Council’s work in Vietnam. Dr. Belinda Bell is a social entrepreneur, a consultant and an experienced scholar. At the fifth annual awards of the Social Entrepreneurs’ Exchange, she was honored … [Read more...] about Social innovation lecture tour with Dr. Belinda Bell
Social network vs social media
Dr. Đỗ Văn Quân from the Việt Nam Academy of Social Sciences talks to Khoa học & Đời sống (Science & Life) newspaper on how to utilise social network properly. Trương Quang Nghĩa, Secretary of the Đà Nẵng City Party Committee has recently said that nowadays many Government officials have shied away from social networks, especially Facebook. As a researcher on the role of social counter-arguments on the mass media, how do you respond to this? I highly appreciated what Nghĩa has said. This is an indication that he has acknowledged the role of social networks in our society nowadays. It is undisputable that social network nowadays is a fruit of the civilisation of mankind. And that trend will become more and more popular in the fourth industrial revolution. All rank and file people have opportunities to approach the trend and be influenced by it. In my opinion, in our society, a group of … [Read more...] about Should Government officials use the social network?
HCMC taxman slaps huge fines on social network tax evaderThe Saigon Times Daily A Facebook logo is shown on a laptop. The HCMC Tax Department has slapped huge fines on social network tax evader - PHOTO: REUTERS HCMC - The HCMC Tax Department has slapped a fine of VND1.1 billion, in addition to VND3 billion in taxes owed, on an individual who did not pay income tax on earnings of over VND41 billion received from Facebook, Google and YouTube for the last two years, Nguyen Nam Binh, deputy director of the department, told Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper on August 1. This marks the first time a person in Vietnam receiving payments from foreign companies has had to pay such a heavy fine and back taxes. The individual, whose name and background information was not revealed, works as a game designer. The tax evader has pledged to pay the back taxes and fine in full. Binh also revealed that another person with temporary residence in HCMC had earned VND20-30 billion from Google, … [Read more...] about HCMC taxman slaps huge fines on social network tax evader
The Ministry said for the period 2011-2020, the country is in dire demand of 440,000 apartments including 134,000 ones in Ho Chi Minh City and 110,000 ones in Hanoi. In Vietnam, social housing is a type of accommodation constructed by the government, organizations or individuals, intended for purchase or rent by residents, especially for low-income ones. As per the HCMC Institute for Development Studies (HIDS)’s studies, around 81,000 families and individual are in dire demand of social housing. The municipal People’s Committee and related agencies have “open” policies to encourage housing developers to build social accommodations for low-income people. Despite their efforts for five years, the number of social houses can meet 40 percent of demand. A representative from the Department of Construction in HCMC said that social housing development have hiccups along the way; land and capital funds are the two biggest difficulties. According to housing law 2014 and … [Read more...] about Social housing apartment program has hiccup along way
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - The Government is encouraging made-in-Việt Nam internet platforms to replace international giants like Google and Facebook as part of its long-term efforts to strengthen cyber security, the communications minister said yesterday. As part of its efforts to ensure accurate information, the ministry has also convinced YouTube to remove 1,500 clips with "illegal content", he added. Minister of Information and Communications Trương Minh Tuấn took the stage during a Q&A session broadcast live from the National Assembly (NA)'s Standing Committee in which lawmakers fired questions at him about the spread of fake news on the internet and cyber security risks in Việt Nam. This is the first time a Q&A session has been held during a meeting of the NASC. The number of Facebook accounts in Việt Nam currenly stands at about 45 million, out of a population of 95 million, meaning that one in two Vietnamese has an account. Việtnamese are also among the top 10 … [Read more...] about VN wants its own social networks