A still from Memoryland. (Photo: vnexpress.net) Hanoi (VNA) – “ Mien Ky Uc ” (Memoryland), a film by director Bui Kim Quy , will represent Vietnam to compete at this year’s Busan International Film Festival in the Republic of Korea next month. Rated C16 (for viewers aged 16 and above), the Vietnamese film will vie for the New Currents Award against 10 others from countries like Iran, Japan, the Republic of Korea and India. It will have three public screenings and fan meetings during the festival. According to the festival’s official website, Memoryland opens with the death of a mother. Although her heartbeat stops, her consciousness continues worrying about her son and blessing him. Her neighbour digs a grave near the house in the field for her, but the son insists on cremation. Because he does not receive much in the way of inheritance, he must be careful budgeting the funeral. Another man is killed by an accident at a construction site. His wife suddenly … [Read more...] about Vietnamese feature film to compete at Busan Int’l Film Festival
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Ha Manh Luan, author of many books famous among young readers, was struggling to find literacy inspiration ideas while working in Hanoi for five years. One day, he decided to find new experience and inspiration in a strange land. “I did want to enrich my experience in a completely new living environment so that I could find literacy inspiration ideas, said Ha Manh Luan, owner of Ta Xua Clouds Homestay. “I was introduced to manage a homestay for around 1.5 years in Ta Xua. As the job helped me save a huge sum of money, I decided to open a restaurant next to the homestay. In 2019, I built my own homestay. A year later, I sold it, and built Ta Xua Clouds homestay. I am operating the facility now.” Pham Thi Nhung, owner of the Hoa Moc handmade business, said: “Earlier, I thought I would stay in the city forever so that my kids would have better conditions to study. I changed my mind after the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.” She went on to say: “At that time, I was allowed to … [Read more...] about Urban exodus – new trend among young Vietnamese
Workers at a factory owned by Nestle Vietnam in southern Dong Nai Province. — VNA Photo The World Bank (WB) on Tuesday said the East Asia and Pacific region’s recovery had been hampered by the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant, prolonging the distress for firms and households, likely slowing economic growth and increasing inequality in its October 2021 East Asia and Pacific Economic Update Briefing. “While China’s economy is projected to expand by 8.5 per cent, the rest of the region is forecast to grow at 2.5 per cent, nearly two percentage points less than forecast in April," said the WB. "Employment rates and labour force participation have dropped, and as many as 24 million people will not be able to escape poverty." While the region managed to contain the virus last year as other parts of the world struggled, the rise in cases since then had decreased growth prospects for this year, according to WB East Asia and Pacific vice-president Manuela Ferro. Ferro, however, … [Read more...] about East Asia and Pacific to grow by 2.5 per cent in 2021
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong hosted a reception in Hanoi on September 11 for Wang Yi, State Councillor and Foreign Minister of China, who is in Vietnam for an official visit and to co-chair the 13th meeting of the Steering Committee for Vietnam-China Bilateral Cooperation. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) greets Wang Yi, State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China (Photo; VNA). Minister Wang Yi congratulated Vietnam on the successful organization of the 13th National Party Congress and noted his belief that under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam headed by General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, the Vietnamese people will achieve the development goals for 2030 and 2045 set by the Congress. The Chinese minister informed this host on the common perceptions and important outcomes reached during the 13th meeting of the Steering Committee for Vietnam-China Bilateral Cooperation. He stated that the two sides should strengthen … [Read more...] about Vietnamese leaders host reception for Chinese Foreign Minister
The engagement of young people is expected to contribute to the adoption of more ambitious plans on global climate adaptation. Hoang Ngoc Xuan Mai, 19, and Ly Phuong Thanh, 21, are two representatives of Vietnam joining some 400 young people around the world to elaborate concrete proposals, contributing to the negotiation process of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). The two Vietnamese delegates are participating in the preparatory session Pre-COP26 titled “Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition” (Y4C event) taking place in Milan from September 28 to October 2, 2021. Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Antonio Alessandro. Photos: Embassy of Italy in Hanoi The engagement of young people to the COP26 to be held in Italy and the UK from now until mid-November is expected to leave an impact on the global climate campaign in the future, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Antonio Alessandro said on the occasion of the ongoing Y4C event that is hosted at the … [Read more...] about Two Vietnamese delegates join Youth4Climate in Italy
According to the Vietnamese Office for Trade Affairs in the E.U., a large volume of Vietnamese goods exported to the Netherlands are re-exported to other European countries. Therefore, Vietnam is also considered the leading trade partner of the Netherlands in Asia. The Vietnam-E.U. Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is expected to open up greater for businesses from both countries to foster their partnership. According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), Vietnam and the Netherlands have shared close ties in various fields, especially industry, green and renewable energy, circular economy and emission reduction towards sustainable development. Meanwhile, the Dutch Government and investors have shown interest in partnering with Vietnam in trade, industry and energy. Vietnam has been and will be a good choice for Dutch investors, while the business communities of both sides have sought business and investment opportunities in each other’s country, thus optimizing advantages … [Read more...] about Netherlands – Gateway for Vietnamese goods to enter E.U.