A man loses around VND400 million ($17,600) from a hotel room and reports the alleged burglary to authorities. By journalistic standards, such an incident is unlikely to warrant a news story even for a local newspaper. But what should have been an otherwise unremarkable occurrence set the Vietnamese press and social media abuzz on Wednesday. For obvious reasons: the victim was a senior government official who by regulations makes less than $5,000 a year; Vietnam’s average annual income is roughly half that amount. The incident has yet again laid bare the public skepticism over how much money public officials are accumulating in a country where the masses remain in the dark about their wealth. It also happened at a crucial moment when officials and observers have acknowledged that Vietnam’s financial disclosure laws have all but failed. Nguyen Xuan Quang, a senior official in charge of overseeing environmental protection at the Ministry of Natural … [Read more...] about In Vietnam, where the public remains in the dark about officials’ wealth, burglars could be helpful
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Mr. Pascal Lamy, formerly the Director General of the WTO, tells VET that Vietnam is the greatest beneficiary of globalization and needs to take advantage of human resources in the years to come to stay abreast of the fourth industrial revolution. How would you evaluate Vietnam’s international economic integration process since it joined the WTO? Vietnam is the greatest beneficiary of globalization and has been a successful example of integration during its ten years in the WTO. It is already taking advantage of its human resources and benefiting from its comparative advantages in areas where human resources play an important role. Vietnam’s accession into the WTO has been a success and has helped it grow very well compared to countries with high growth rates. In the global economy, we see economic growth in developed countries not being as high as in emerging countries. For example, the US and Japan have growth rates of only 2-3 per cent, and Europe is even lower. I … [Read more...] about Where is Vietnam in the globalization process?
(Cinet)- HCM City has been listed among the world’s top ten cities of street food destinations according to the USA's Food and Wine Magazine. HCM City's most famous street foods include pho (rice noodles), banh my kep pate (sandwich with pate),and banh xeo (stuffed pancakes). According to Food and Wine, street food has played an important role in the gastronomy of the world. The magazine sent readers to HCM City's Ben Thanh market where food-lovers can discover the beauty of Vietnamese cuisine and enjoy delicious dishes. It also suggested other destinations where tourists could enjoy street food, such as: Bangkok (Thailand ) Bangkok is the ultimate tourist destination for any street-foodie, It boasts thriving markets throughout the city, along with some of the most robustly flavored street snacks from neon-lit Yaowarat Road in Chinatown. Here, makeshift stands offer pork skewered on sugar canes; fragrant fish curries, and sweet bananas deep-fried in rice-flour batter; … [Read more...] about HCM City in the world’s top ten cities of street food destinations
Where to celebrate weekend in townHoang The Phong HCMC as usual is always packed with exhilarating activities for weekend celebrations. Those still pondering where to relax this weekend should check out the following sites in HCMC. CGV Crescent Mall, 3H Nguyen Van Linh Boulevard, District 7 Parents with plans to provide kids with relaxation after stressful school hours could take their children to CGV Crescent Mall on the fifth floor of the Crescent Mall shopping complex in Phu My Hung urban area in District 7 to watch a family-themed animated film “Coco” at 7 p.m. on Saturday night. Since its premiere in late November, the American 3D computer-animated directed by American director and screenwriter Lee Unkrich has heaped praise from movie enthusiasts around the world owing to its humanitarian values and meaningful messages conveyed from the film. The film has recently dominated the North American box office with a solid US$26.1 million at 3,987 locations during a moderate … [Read more...] about Where to celebrate weekend in town
Enchanting city: Kyiv (or Kiev), one of the oldest cities in Eastern Europe, is known as a green city with two botanical gardens and numerous large and small parks. — Photo courtesy Ukrainian Embassy To mark Ukraine's Independence Day on August 24, the Viet Nam News features an article by the Ukrainian Ambassador to Viet Nam, Oleksiy ShovkopliasEverything here is genuine. Summer gives you sunshine, autumn showers you with rain and in winter the snow covers the ground in a white blanket. Kyiv – is, probably, the "greenest" city in the world.Trees grow in yards, along streets and in huge parks, making it hard to distinguish where they end and the city begins. It is spacious and its people are beautiful and kind. Kyiv is open to all who are interested in it. Kyiv has a soul, and more importantly – it has character. Sometimes it is mysterious and incomprehensible, sometimes - simple and joyous. From the old pre-WW2 streets of the historical districts to the … [Read more...] about Ukraine’s Kiev is ‘greenest city in the world’