In early August the song suddenly appeared on the domestic version of TikTok with nearly 1,000 people using it in their videos, and it has attracted tens of millions of views. Users can be seen dancing to the song in the clips using sexy and funny moves, and they are well received by young people in both urban and rural areas. The first account to use the song has the user name Cciinnn and belongs to a 24-year-old woman. She is quite famous on Douyin with more than 500,000 followers and 5.5 million likes. '2 Phut Hon' by Phao, real name Nguyen Dieu Huyen, 18, became a mega hit worldwide and even became the most searched song globally on Shazam, an app that can identify music and TV shows from a short sample audio, last December. This is not the first time a Vietnamese song has trended on Chinese social networks, with 'Cu Chill Thoi' (Just Chill) by indie band Chillies and ‘ De Den De Di ' (Easy Come Easy Go) by singer Le Quang Hung having done so earlier. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese song cooks up storm on Chinese social media app
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Many celebrities with no community responsibility behave inappropriately, using undisciplined speech, regardless of the consequences. MC Trac Thuy Mieu The Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has transferred the case of MC Trac Thuy Mieu (real name Vu Hoai Phuong) to the HCM City Department of Information and Communication for handling. This has become a hot topic of discussion these days. Trac Thuy Mieu was found posting an article that provoked the public and aroused conflict against a group of cadres, lecturers and students from Hai Duong province who came to HCM City to help fight the severe pandemic outbreak. The MC criticized them in a condescending tone, which raised a strong backlash from the community. Expressing views with invective Trac Thuy Mieu is well known as a celebrity who makes shocking statements. In 2019, the MC hatshly criticized a business for a photo of its alleged … [Read more...] about Why do celebrities speak rudely on social networks?
Naren Baliga, new COO of Manulife Vietnam You have seen the growth in the life insurance space in the last 10 years and the unprecedented growth in digital technology and automation. Where does Vietnam stand in terms of digital technology and automation in the life insurance industry and what challenges is the industry facing going forward? Having recently arrived in Vietnam, I was pleasantly surprised by the level of technology and digital integration that already exists in the community. While some people express excitement about Vietnam’s culture, food, and history when they land, I was also thrilled to explore the digital economy that is flourishing here and now. From the government’s digitally-driven solutions to help manage COVID-19 to the thriving e-commerce industry, Vietnam’s digital development is among the fastest in the world and the country has a lot to be proud of. There has also been significant investment in technology at the insurance companies in … [Read more...] about Manulife Vietnam ramps up digital and customer focus approach
Illustrative image (Photo: VietnamPlus) Hanoi (VNA) – On behalf of the Prime Minister, Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung on July 23 submitted the proposed investment plan for the national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction for 2021 - 2025, and Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Committee for Social Affairs Nguyen Thuy Anh delivered a verification report on this issue. Accordingly, the proposed funding is cut down to 75 trillion VND (3.26 billion USD) from 90.26 trillion VND. Major achievements support efforts to ease poverty Minister Dung said the Party and State had identified sustainable poverty reduction as a major, important, and consistent policy during the national reform, construction, and development. Over the past years, thanks to all-level authorities’ attention, the entire political system’s engagement, and the whole people’s efforts, the national target programme on sustainable poverty reduction for 2016 … [Read more...] about Gov’t proposes 75 trillion VND for five-year sustainable poverty reduction
The new decree forbids the developers from withdrawing money from the account whose ownership would be transferred to the building management board once it is elected. The Vietnamese Government has taken actions to handle the building investors' misappropriation of maintenance funds and protect the rights and interests of apartment owners. This protection has been concretized in the Government’s Decree No.30/2021/ND-CP, which has been recently revised and supplemented from the Decree No. 99/2015/ND-CP on detailing articles of the Housing Law. The new decree is a resolute action to end long-lasting and pressing issues caused by housing developers, who deliberately delay handing over maintenance funds for their customers. Accordingly, developers of the apartment buildings are still responsible for collecting the fees for the maintenance fund, equivalent to 2% of the value of apartments, from apartment owners and tenants. Nam Trung Yen Apartment Building in … [Read more...] about Vietnam issues stricter regulations on apartment maintenance fund
To deal with a blood shortage during the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, a blood donation campaign has been launched in Da Nang, Vietnam. Due to social distancing requirements to curb the spread of the virus, it is rather difficult to mobilize blood donors in person, prompting volunteers to resort to various social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to reach givers. There have been many messages shared on social media these days, driving potential volunteers to give blood. Many blood givers have been willing to give blood to save lives during the pandemic. They are aware of the serious shortages facing many blood banks in Vietnam during such a challenging time. 'I donate as soon as I can' One day in July, Thanh Hoa, a 23-year-old student of the Da Nang University of Education, queued up waiting for her turn to donate blood at Da Nang Hospital. Hoa has donated blood 14 times to date, but this time seems to be more special. “For the first time, I could not … [Read more...] about Blood donation spirit endures during COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam