Through the ratification of the CPTPP, Vietnam will be able to attract even more foreign investment to key technology sectors, Photo: Le Toan Tran Hoang Ngan has spent days studying the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). He is not a negotiator of the deal, but a National Assembly (NA) member from Ho Chi Minh City recently provided with documents related to the agreement, before it was officially discussed at the NA last week. Initially, the deal was formed in 2005 as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by Brunei, Chile, New Zealand and Singapore. The US joined the TPP in 2008, and Vietnam quickly followed suit. In January 2017 the US withdrew from the deal, which was then inked in March 2018 under the new name of the CPTPP. “Why was Vietnam invited to join the TPP, though its per capita income is only $2,380, while the average of other member states is $30,000?” asked Ngan, who is also a senior economist. “I think member … [Read more...] about Vietnam gets to grips with CPTPP
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1. Pho What list of Vietnamese cuisine would be complete without pho? According to CNN, it's almost impossible to walk a block in any major Vietnamese destination without bumping into a crowd of hungry patrons slurping noodles at a makeshift pho stand. This simple staple consisting of a salty broth, fresh rice noodles, a sprinkling of herbs and chicken or beef, features predominately in the local diet -and understandably so. It's cheap, tasty, and widely available at all hours. 2. Cha ca Hanoians consider cha ca to be so exceptional that there is a street in the capital dedicated to these fried morsels of fish. This namesake alley is home to Cha Ca La Vong, which serves sizzling chunks of fish seasoned with garlic, ginger, turmeric and dill on a hot pan tableside. “Cha Ca La Vong may be the busiest but the service is a bit gruff and the food is overpriced. Instead make your way to Duong Thanh in Hanoi's Hoan Kiem district, where you'll find plenty of more affordable but just as … [Read more...] about CNN lists 40 delicious Vietnamese foods
Viet Nam News CAM RANH, Việt Nam — With travellers the world over tired of yet another stop at a museum, another duck boat tour, or another selfie by a landmark, one resort on Viet Nam’s pristine southern coastline is greasing the wheels on a journey into the depths of a typical Vietnamese day. More than a visit, travellers embarking on The Anam’s new ‘A Day in the Life’ experience embed themselves into a Vietnamese family from the neighbouring countryside that’s been matched to their own profile. Anchored by the preparation of a delectable feast at the Vietnamese family’s home, the day-long experience kicks off with fresh Bánh Mỳ baguettes for breakfast at the host family’s favourite local bakery. The two families then continue to get to know each other over traditional Vietnamese iced coffee at the hosts’ regular café. To buy the fixings for the afternoon’s cooking lesson, everyone visits the … [Read more...] about The Anam orchestrates ‘A Day In The Life’ experience with a Vietnamese family
The serial Tình Khúc Bạch Dương (Love Stories in the Land of Birch) is being broadcast on Việt Nam Television’s Channel 1. The production truthfully portrays the life of Vietnamese people who were sent to study in Russia in the 1980s. It was full of difficulties but still beautiful and romantic. The serial features many established artistes like Lê Vũ Long, Thanh Mai and Chi Bảo, who rarely appear on television these days. Actress Thanh Mai stars one of the leading roles. Thanh Mai has previously played about 100 roles in television series. She studied ballet at the HCM College of Dance and music at the Vocational Ballet School of HCM City (VBSH). As the ballerina at Sài Gòn Theatre she won a Gold Medal at the National Dance Festival in 1989. The film Cô Thủ Môn Tội Nghiệp (Poor Female Goalkeeper), in which she plays the role of heroine, won the Silver Lotus Award at the … [Read more...] about Businesswoman returns to the silver screen
VietNamNet Bridge - Twenty-one tons of coffee in Dak Nong province made of battery powder have been seized as ‘dirty coffee’. However, no one can define what ‘clean coffee’ means. According to Nguyen Viet Vinh, secretary general of the Vietnam Cocoa and Coffee Association (Vicofa), one of the hottest issues now is the absence of national standards for roasted coffee. As a result, roasters add non-coffee elements into real coffee and sell their products as ‘genuine coffee’. “The lack of national standards for roasted coffee places difficulties on agencies to control coffee quality in the market, while ‘mixed’ coffee is labeled as genuine coffee,” he commented. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has set up two standards related to coffee processing. These include national standards for coffee processing units and national standards for coffee beans. In principle, coffee roasters must declare … [Read more...] about What is the standard for ‘safe roasted coffee’?