Indonesian artisans present batik art to Vietnamese. (Photo courtesy of Indonesian Embassy) Hanoi (VNA) - Artisans from Vietnam and Indonesia have shared experience during the ‘Cultural Exchange through Batik and Brocade Weaving’ held in Buon Ma Thuot city, the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. During the three-day event from December 21-23, the artisans presented traditional techniques in dyeing and weaving process of batik art of Indonesia and brocade of E-de ethnic people in the Central Highlands region of Vietnam. The event featured batik artists Nurul Kartika Sari and Miliana Ragil Sumirat showing audiences how to make batik, while brocade artisans of E-de ethnic group H’yam Bkrong and H’ Soat Eban did the same for their art. The event was an opportunity for exchanges between artisans of Vietnam and Indonesia. The Indonesian Embassy in Hanoi, Trung Nguyen Legend Company and World Coffee Museum jointly organised the event. - VNA … [Read more...] about Vietnamese, Indonesian artisans present traditional batik, brocade art
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Indonesian artisans present batik art to Vietnamese. — Photo courtesy of Indonesian EmbassyViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Artisans from Indonesia and Việt Nam recently shared experience during the ‘Cultural Exchange through Batik and Brocade Weaving’ workshop held in Buôn Ma Thuột city, the Central Highlands province of Đắk Lắk. During the three-day event (December 21-23), the artisans presented traditional techniques in dyeing and weaving process of batik art of Indonesia and brocade of Ê Đê ethnic people in the Central Highlands region of Việt Nam. The event featured batik artists Nurul Kartika Sari and Miliana Ragil Sumirat showing audiences how to make batik, while brocade artisans H’yam Bkrong and H’ Soat Eban did the same for their art. The workshop was an opportunity for exchanges between Indonesian and Vietnamese artisans. After trying weaving brocade, Sari said both batik and … [Read more...] about Indonesia, Vietnamese artisans present traditional batik, brocade art
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
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’?