By An Phương Illustration by Trịnh Lập Lotus, a made-in-Việt Nam social media platform, debuted about two months ago. Together with recent launches of Gapo and Hahalolo and six other platforms that have yet to be introduced, I wonder if these homegrown social media apps can bring real value to Vietnamese users? Will they last? As a social media enthusiast, I have been trying the beta version of Lotus since September. Since this app was developed by over 200 technical engineers at Việt Nam Communications Corporation (VCCorp), my expectations for Lotus have been quite high. “Lotus takes a different path from other social networks, striving to be a content-centric platform that gives users freedom to be creative and produce more quality content,” Nguyễn Thế Tân, CEO of VCCorp, has said. A friend of mine, Thanh Quý, 26, said: "That explains why Lotus has … [Read more...] about What’s the future of homegrown social networking sites?
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Environment Carbon emission a thorny problem By Trung Chanh Sunday, Nov 17, 2019,09:22 (GMT+7) Carbon emission a thorny problemBy Trung Chanh A thermal power plant in Vietnam. This sector is among those that discharge large volumes of emissions – PHOTO: TRUNG CHANH Vietnam has pledged to cut 8% of her greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, or even 25% with international support. This represents Vietnam’s determination to honor her global commitment to anti-climate change. Still, it is tough to fulfill such a commitment in the context of budget constraints and a lack of specific policies on emissions. Six years ago, a report published by the Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) considered climate change to be one of the greatest challenges to humankind. Its effects on human beings and changes to the climate system have been documented since the 1950s. The main cause of climate … [Read more...] about Carbon emission a thorny problem
At the meeting The Vietnamese defense delegation participating in the ADMM-13 is led by Defense Minister General Ngo Xuan Lich. Delivering the opening remarks, Chairman of the ADMM-13, Thai Defense Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan thanked other ASEAN member countries for their support for Thailand’s Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2019 as well as for their attendance of the important regional defense meeting. The ADMM-13 Chairman said that the meeting would focus on promoting ASEAN defense cooperation within the ADMM mechanism. He affirmed that ADMM and ADMM+ are the key defense cooperation mechanisms for ASEAN member countries to boost defense cooperation as well as for the bloc to maintain its central role in regional defense and security forums. Such defense cooperation mechanisms create opportunity for representatives of member countries to exchange views, contributing to promoting mutual understanding and trust. Speaking at the ADMM-13, Vietnamese Defense … [Read more...] about Fishermen unintentionally encroaching on other country’s waters be treated humanely: Vietnam defense minister at ADMM-13
Hanoi (VNA) – 2018 was a turbulent year in world events, full of ups and down. Below are the top 10 world events of 2018 selected by the Vietnam News Agency. A turning point in the Korean Peninsula peace process: Korean Peninsula affairs recorded a breakthrough change with several historical events taking place in 2018. Inter-Korean summits resumed after a gap of more than a decade, adopting the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Unification of the Korean Peninsula on April 27 and the Pyongyang Joint Declaration on September 20. In addition, the first-ever summit between the US and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was held in Singapore and issued a Joint Declaration on June 12. These events helped turn the situation from the edge of war to dialogue and détente, opening hope of a denuclearised, peaceful and prosperous peninsula. President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in (L) and leader of Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Kim … [Read more...] about Top 10 world events of 2018
Lao Cai, Yunnan border guards holding joint patrol from the border marker number 99 to 104. Photo: bienphong.com.vn On the same day, Lao Cai border guards and their Chinese counterparts also organized a meeting to exchange New Year wishes and discuss issues relating to border and border gate management of each side. They affirmed their high resolve to promote cooperation in ensuring border security and combating smuggling. Vietnamese and Chinese border guards also met in the middle of Kim Thanh railway and road bridge number 2 and Ho Kieu bridge to send New Year greetings to each other. They agreed to coordinate closely to protect the shared border. In recent years, Lao Cai’s border guards have enjoyed good relations with their Chinese counterparts through numerous exchange programs in culture, art and sports. They have worked closely in popularising law to locals along the shared border as well as preventing and combating cross-border crimes in a more effective manner. … [Read more...] about Lao Cai, Yunnan border guard forces hold joint patrol