Politics

Ceremony marks Cuba’s 60th anniversary of armed uprising

A ceremony was held in the southern province of Ben Tre on July 21 to mark the 60th anniversary of the armed attack on the Moncada Military Barracks which kick-started the Cuban Revolution. 
Society

Overseas Vietnamese students visit Hue

Young overseas Vietnamese students returning for the Vietnam Summer Camp on July 20 came to the ancient capital city of Hue as part of their three-week long journey to explore the beauty of their homeland.
Society

Lao revolutionary relic site upgraded

The northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang is implementing a project to upgrade the Lao revolutionary relic site in My Bang commune, Yen Son district.
Business

Phu Tho strives to develop brocade industry

The Muong ethnic people of Tan Son district in the northern province of Phu Tho are exerting all efforts to preserve and develop their traditional brocade weaving craft despite tremendous difficulties in finding outlets for their products.
Business

Tien Giang promotes agricultural production models

The southern province of Tien Giang has been conducting safe vegetable and fruit production models with the assistance of the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Politics

Localities asked to curb traffic accidents

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked municipal and provincial traffic safety committees to intensify measures to further curb traffic accidents in the time to come.
Business

Smart-phone sales up 83 percent in 2012

Smart phone shipments to Vietnam reached an all-time high in third quarter of this year, with local vendors grabbing a significant amount of market share, according to the latest IDC Asia/Pacific Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.
Society

Vietnamese invited to paint Steve Jobs

Vietnamese people are invited to take part in a contest to design a book of paintings highlighting the life and career of the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
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Artists celebrate life of tech pioneer Steve Jobs

A group of Vietnamese artists has assembled an exhibition of artworks aiming to tell the story of the life and career of late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs whose famous phase "Stay hungry. Stay foolish. Think different." has continued to inspire people all over the world even after his death last year.
Business

Open business climate lures Japanese to Binh Duong

A clear and open business environment in addition to well-built infrastructure in industrial parks have drawn more foreign investors, especially Japanese ones, to fund new projects or add extra capital to existing ones in southern Binh Duong province.
Environment

Video contest to promote green tourism practices

Tourists are being asked to send holiday videos and their feelings about their trip to the country to the Green Vietnam Video Contest, which aims to promote tourism and raise people's awareness of sustainable tourism.
Business

Taiwanese ICT makers keen on VN market

Taiwan considers Vietnam an important market in Asia for its technological products, said Deputy Chairman of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council Wayne W. Wu.
Society

Saving ancient trees from the axe

Retired policeman Le Minh Thuong, 74, from central Nghe An province, has on several occasions refused to sell off his five ancient golden apple trees (diospyros decandrs Lour) for over 7 billion VND (340,000 USD).