Slogan contest on Vietnam-Australia ties launched Culture - Sports

Slogan contest on Vietnam-Australia ties launched

Vietnamese youth, aged from 16 to 25, will have a chance to take a deeper look on the Australian culture and the solidarity and friendship between the two countries by attending a slogan contest marking the 40th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
Society

Anti-State campaigners sentenced

The People’s Court of southern Long An province on May 16 sentenced Dinh Nguyen Kha to ten years’ imprisonment and Nguyen Phuong Uyen to six years in prison for “conducting propaganda against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”.
Business

Competitors stake out growing market for chat software

Competition in the free chat software market has become stronger than ever with the participation of a lot of large technology groups, both foreign and domestic.

The Republic of Korea’s Kakao software firm last month officially joined the Vietnamese market. Kakao Talk software allows free SMS messaging in all smart phone operation systems including Androit, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Bada.
Sci-Tech

Telecoms companies to join Asia undersea cable project

Vietnam has agreed in principle to allow its three telecom giants VNPT, Viettel and CMC TI, to participate in a 450 million USD international project to lay a 10,000-km undersea internet cable, according to the Government Office.
Society

The truth about Nguyen Phuong Uyen case

Over the past days, some foreign websites and newspapers have run distorted stories about the case of Nguyen Phuong Uyen, a third-year student at HCM City’s Food Industry University, who was arrested by the security force. To help the public have the correct insight into the nature of the case, the Vietnam News Agency provides the following information.
World

Thailand fights back against corruption

The Thai Government has launched a project to combat corruption in the country by introducing a range of ways that members of the public can inform the authorities of corrupt activities.
Society

Soldier dismissed for torturing monkeys.

A soldier has been dismissed from military service in the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) province of Gia Lai while two other soldiers are given a warning following public anger over photos posted on Facebook showing the soldiers torturing two monkeys.
Travel

Volunteer tour guides a hit with foreigners

After booking tickets, hotels and other services for their trip to the capital of Vietnam , Dorothy Colton and her husband from England visited the website www.tripadvisor.com to read recommendations from tourists all over the world. They accidentally found Hanoi Free Tour Guides, a non-profit organisation founded and run by youth. They tried booking a free tour via email and received a reply just few minutes later.
Facebook CEO in Vietnam Society

Facebook CEO in Vietnam

The representative of Facebook in Vietnam has affirmed Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of the world largest social network, is on a Christmas vacation in Vietnam.
New voting campaign for Ha Long Bay launched Travel

New voting campaign for Ha Long Bay launched

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) on Oct. 11 launched a new campaign in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City to vote for Ha Long Bay as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World.
Society

Thai painter exhibits love for Vietnam

More than 50 paintings on Vietnam created and posted on Facebook by Thai painter Direk Kingnok have received many comments from both Vietnamese and international friends.
Business

Mobile internet usage set to skyrocket

While mobile internet usage has been slow to catch on in Vietnam, the popularity of digital media is set to surge in the year ahead, according to a report issued on July 12 by Nielsen, a global insights and measurement company.

According to the report, a pre-release of data from Nielsen's inaugural Southeast Asia Digital Consumer Report, to be available on September 30, 41 percent of Vietnamese internet users have accessed the internet from a mobile phone, the lowest level of take-up in Southeast Asia .