First-ever cat show held in Hanoi

A cat is seen on the shoulder of her owner during the Vietnam’s first cat show in Hanoi, February 16, 2020 – PHOTO: REUTERS HCMC – A cat show was held in Hanoi for the first time last weekend, featuring over 50 cats of different breeds such as Exotic, Persian, and Maine-coon.

China to grant tariff exemptions on 696 U.S. goods to support purchases

The coronavirus epidemic that emerged late last year in China has raised concerns about its ability to meet the purchasing targets, however. Authorities throughout the country imposed major restriction on travel and transportation to curb the spread of the virus, which has killed nearly 1,900 and infected more than 70,000 in the country.

Van Don approved to develop into entertainment hub with casino

The prime minister has also assigned the Quang Ninh government to coordinate with the Ministry of Construction to review and adjust the plan if needed and develop policies and financial and human resources for technical infrastructure projects in the province.

High school students given hands-on coding experience

“Students may learn coding and programming on a computer, but it can be difficult to check if what they’ve coded is correct,” Yen said. “But with Sphero they can see whether their code is right or wrong, straight away. Sphero is very responsive and because of that students are very engaged in what they are […]

PM approves Becamex Binh Dinh industrial zone project

Set to be located in Canh Vinh Commune of Van Canh District, the project requires over VND3.3 trillion in funding. Of this, some VND500 billion comes from Becamex Binh Dinh JSC, the project’s investor; more than VND2 trillion is from bank loans; and the remainder will be mobilized from other sources.

What journalism taught me (not what you think)

There’s a reason why you’ll see multiple freelance credits on a journalist’s CV; the money simply isn’t there from any one employer anymore. When I was in university, the health of the industry was beginning to decline, but none of us really noticed. Unpaid internships were normal, even 20 years ago. But now, you read […]

Spring exhibition at The Factory

Highlights of the exhibition include small-scale lacquer works by Oanh Phi Phi, part of Phan Thao Nguyen’s award-winning series “Siesta Children”, Ha Ninh Pham’s on-going project “My Land”, and Tammy Nguyen’s re-telling of ancient tales “The Gazing Pool of Who and I”.

Covid-19 takes toll on small, large firms

Ly Kim Chi, chairwoman of the HCMC Food and Foodstuff Association, noted that many firms have seen a drop in revenue, so they are in need of the city’s support in extending debt payment deadlines. Chi also proposed offering a tax exemption to those affected heavily by the virus.

HCMC book street still open despite coronavirus spread

Children read books at a bookstore on Nguyen Van Binh book street in downtown HCMC – PHOTO: HOANG PHONG HCMC – Unlike some other attractions in HCMC that have been closed recently due to the spread of coronavirus, Nguyen Van Binh book street in District 1 is still open despite a 30% drop in the […]

Transport Ministry asked to keep PM updated on N-S expressway

The expressway plays a crucial role in the country’s socioeconomic development as it will link the capital city of Hanoi with the economic hub of HCMC while traveling through 32 provinces and cities; it also connects four key economic regions across the country.