Police officers on May 18, 2009 announced a decision to deport Viet Tan member Nguyen Van Be, a Vietnamese in Australia. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Viet Tan terrorist organization has made use of the internet, especially social media, to conduct propaganda and entice people to join its disguised groups on the internet. Under the cover of making social criticism and struggling for democracy, national sovereignty and territorial integrity, those groups in fact spread distorted information on the Party and State’s policies and guidelines in order to spur the hostile attitude among a part of the people. Making use of East Sea situation to undermine the administration Recently, using the complicated developments in the East Sea after China brought its survey vessels into Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone, Viet Tan coordinated with other reactionary groups and associations to hold a series of demonstrations in many countries in order to incite its members and political … [Read more...] about What’s new in Viet Tan’s schemes?
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Mai Phan Loi at court (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The High-Level People’s Court of Hanoi has reduced the prison sentence handed down to Mai Phan Loi , Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Centre for Media in Educating Community (MEC), by three months in an appeal trial on August 11. Accordingly, Loi will spend 45 months in prison for tax evasion instead of 48 months in the first-instance verdict. His accomplice Bach Hung Duong, MEC Director, also received a revised sentence of 27 months, down from 30 months. MEC was founded in 2012 under a decision by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations. It is funded mostly by grants and donations from domestic and foreign organisations. As a stakeholder, Chairman of the Founding Board and Chairman of the Scientific Council of MEC, Loi directed MEC’s all activities. From 2012 to March 2021, MEC recorded funding of over 19 billion VND (826,000 USD), but whenever MEC received financial support, Loi … [Read more...] about Mai Phan Loi has jail term reduced by three months
Vietnamese authorities have realized that the birthplace-omitted passports have troubled other countries’ immigration work. Vietnam’s Ministries of Public Security (MPS) and Foreign Affairs (MoFA) have been working on redesigned passports with some European countries due to the omission of birthplace in the paper. Vietnam's redesigned passport. Photo: Hoang Lam/Zing MoFA Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang informed at the press conference on August 11 following questions on the visa application rejected by Germany, Spain, and the Czech Republic over the place of birth information. “The Consular Department of MoFA and the Immigration Department of MPS on August 8 worked with the embassies of Germany, Spain, and the Czech Republic in Hanoi to discuss the temporary suspension of visa issuance by these countries to holders of the redesigned passport as the document does not explicitly display information about the place of birth,” Hang said in a statement. At the … [Read more...] about Vietnam works with some European countries for new passports
President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) and Governor of Gunma prefecture of Japan Yamamoto Ichita (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 4 hosted a reception for Governor of Gunma prefecture of Japan Yamamoto Ichita who is on a working visit to Vietnam. high political trust , saying that regular high-level delegation exchanges, economic-investment-trade and defence cooperation , and people-to-people exchanges between the two sides have been further promoted. Participants at the reception (Photo: VNA) Japan continues to be among Vietnam's top economic partners, the biggest ODA provider, the third largest investor and the fourth trade partner of Vietnam, the President said, noting that cooperation in tourism, labour, human resources training, and local cooperation between the two countries have been also further strengthened. Gunma prefecture , especially in economic, investment bond and people-to-people exchanges, have been being actively … [Read more...] about President receives Japanese guest
The Polish national pavilion at the 26th International Exhibition on Food & Beverage and Food Processing, Packaging Technology & Equipment that opened on Thursday at the Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre in District 7. — VNS Photo Thu Hang The 26th International Exhibition on Food & Beverage and Food Processing, Packaging Technology & Equipment opened on Thursday at the Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre in District 7. Vietfood & Beverage – Propack 2022 has attracted 350 exhibitors from 18 countries and territories, who are showcasing products, equipment and technology for the food and beverage industry and for food packaging and processing. There are national pavilions from India, Poland, South Korea, Russia, Singapore, Japan, and Indonesia. The event also features a series of seminars and business matching programmes on development prospects of the agricultural products intertrade between Viet Nam and Russia, development of Russian grain … [Read more...] about Food and beverage, packaging expos open in HCM City
The capital city's markets for the full moon day are more vibrant and diverse than in previous years. The price of flowers and fruits for the July full moon day, which falls on August 12 sharply increased, much higher than on previous days at some traditional markets of Hanoi. Local consumers are buying flowers on the morning of August 11 - the former day of the July full moon day. According to a small trader at Thanh Xuan Bac wet market, the price of daisy flowers is high this year due to the hot weather, and the number of daisies in Hanoi growing areas has decreased. Most daisy flowers are imported from Dalat, the capital city of the southern province of Lam Dong. Dalat roses cost about VND60,000 ($2.5) - VND70,000 ($3) per dozen depending on the type, stable price. Gladiolus flowers is priced from VND130,000 ($5.5) - VND150,000 ($6.4) per dozen, an increase of about VND30,000 ($1.3) – VND50,000 ($2.1) per dozen flowers … [Read more...] about Prices of flowers and fruits for July full moon day up in Hanoi