Children accessed the internet to study online during the Covid-19 fourth wave broke out. One day at the end of May, a parent in Ho Chi Minh City was shocked at knowing that a man threatened to share the “hot images” of her ninth-grade daughter online if the daughter didn’t satisfy his requirement. National program calls for cooperation to keep children safe online Since the country has implemented social distancing, the pretty daughter has surfed the internet and developed an acquaintance with many people over the Internet. One of her acquaintances is a man who claimed to be a final-year university student. The young man called her "beautiful" saying love the girl. The man continuously asked the little girl to take pictures and send them to him. However, when the girl realized he is not a good man wanting to stop, the man threatened to post her previous photos online. Fortunately, her parents discovered and intervened, the young man disappeared. At the height of … [Read more...] about National program calls for cooperation to keep children safe online
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Debuting on Sept. 10, 2020, "Nguy - Co" (Risks and Chances) talkshow has aired 31 episodes, gathering guest speakers from a variety of fields including technology, real estate, finance, services, entertainment, consumption, and transportation. Each episode attracts hundreds of thousands of views and thousands of comments on multiple platforms, including VnExpress, YouTube, Facebook, and Spotify. Soan Dang, CEO of S-world Multimedia, the talkshow's producer, said she constantly received messages, calls, handwritten letters, encouragement and support from the business community, especially influential and young entrepreneurs. Among the audience, 85 percent of viewers hail from Vietnam and 15 percent from abroad. (From L) Shark Hung, Shark Linh, CEO Soan Dang and host Phi Van. Photo by S-world. "Enterprises are the backbone of the economy. As soon as they step away, business activities would come to a standstill or firms go bankrupt, causing a negative impact on the … [Read more...] about ‘Nguy-Co’ talkshow: The journey to bring Vietnam’s business stories to the world
According to the Vietnam Real Estate Brokers Association, land prices have risen quickly, 10% a month on average. In some places, it has increased 2-3 times in just 1-2 months. One afternoon in a village in the northern province of Hoa Binh, a group of kids playing together on the village road were interrupted by luxury cars passing by. Luxury cars are no longer strange to the kids. The parents of some of the kids have become “estate brokers” during their leisure. They take customers to see land and earn commissions. Not located in the center of Hanoi, the land here is selling very well. A family sold a piece of land of several hundreds of square meters in the deep forest, where there was no road and no power grid, for VND1 billion (nearly $50,000). A similar plot of land was sold by another family for VND2 billion. Local people did not expect to see a “land fever” in their hometown and even senior land investors did not think that suburban land would have such a price, with … [Read more...] about What’s different about ‘land fever’ in 2021?
Ha DieuTrang is an alumna of Worcester Academy in the US. She was an English major at the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted, but chose to study IT in university because she wanted to challenge herself in a field which was not her forte. Trang, born in 1997, did not have any prizes and extracurricular activities related to computer science, and had to study basic knowledge of the field. She unexpectedly was granted a scholarship from Worcester. “The school cares about the development potential of candidates, rather than prizes and achievements,” Trang said. “They many have seen me as person ready to learn and get out of a rut." Her personality was shown by Trang in her essay. Trang’s mother expected a boy after having three ultrasound tests. But she finally gave birth to a girl. Trang was like a boy. She was mischievous and liked playing football. The mother did not like this, saying that a girl needs to be gentle and feminine, and sent Trang to a ballet class. … [Read more...] about 9x graduate leaves big US company to work at startup
A screen shot of the Invest Vietnam conclave organised by the Indian Investors Federation, the Vietnamese embassy in India and Leaps and Bounds Consulting Vietnam. — Photo courtesy of the organiser Many Indian companies want to come to Viet Nam and explore investment opportunities after the COVID-19 situation comes under control, Dr Madan Mohan Sethi, the Indian consul general in HCM City said. Viet Nam is one of the fastest growin g economies in the world and “is the country to watch out for” and “every provincial government has an open door policy and always encourages investments,” he told the first ever Invest Vietnam conclave organised by the Indian Investors Federation, the Vietnamese embassy in India and Leaps and Bounds Consulting Vietnam. The webinar, which aimed to present Viet Nam as an investment destination in various sectors, attracted the participation of 110 investors from India and other parts of the globe, officials from both governments and Indian business … [Read more...] about Indian firms to seek investment opportunities in VN after COVID: diplomat
Illustrative image (Photo: en.mehrnews.com) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam and Iran planned to hold a webinar next month to improve their technological cooperation, Mehr News of Iran reported on June 15. The workshop will be hosted by the International Affairs and Technological Exchange Centre from June 26 to July 21. Mehr quoted the centre as saying that it highly values Vietnam's economic growth in 2020 and believes that the Southeast Asian country can be a good destination and market for Iranian technology firms. According to the article, Vietnam has set a record for annual economic growth in the recent decade. The latest statistics show that the country’s export turnover of goods and services to the US reached 60 billion USD. Vietnam is the next destination for Iranian knowledge-based companies specialising in medical equipment, energy, IT, and artificial intelligence (AI) to find a way of investing in the country – which is thirsty for new technologies and … [Read more...] about Iranian firms eye technology cooperation with Vietnam