Daily Archives: July 24, 2020

Quang Ninh Food Festival opens to promote tourism after COVID-19

Food specialties from across Vietnam are being featured at a food festival, which opened Thursday in Ha Long city in the northeastern border province of Quang Ninh.  The Quang Ninh Food Festival is focused on reviving domestic tourism now that

Indian official hails Vietnam’s economic growth

Vietnam’seconomic prospects are bright and its  growth is a “miracle,” said S D Pradhan, India’s deputy national security adviser in a recent article in the Times of India newspaper. Pradhan said that, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam is forecast to be one of the fastest-growing economies in Southeast Asia. Citing the ADB’s Asian Development Outlook 2020

Vietnam’s GDP to grow 3% in 2020: Standard Chartered Bank

  Standard Chartered Bank forecasts that Vietnam’s economic growth rate will slow to 3% in 2020, the lowest rate in several years, due to weak global demand. The forecast was revealed in the bank’s global research report for Q2 titled

540 Vietnamese citizens repatriated from overseas

Vietnam Airlines conducted two special flights in the last 3 days to bring home 540 Vietnamese citizens stranded in Cuba and several African and European countries by the COVID-19 pandemic. The majority of passengers were children under 18, students who had already recently completed their academic year, elderly

US calls on allies to work to change China’s behavior

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday called on US allies to work to change China’s behavior.  At the Nixon Library in California, Pompeosaid maybe it’s time for a new grouping of like-minded nations, a new alliance of democracies,

Vietnam, RoK share experiences in controlling COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh talked by phone with Foreign Minister of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Kang Kyung-wha on Thursday to discuss bilateral cooperation in the fight against Covid-19 and economic recovery. The two

PM calls for Procuracy’s stronger sense of responsibility in fighting corruption

  Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Friday that the People’s Procuracy must really be a “sharp tool” of the Party in detecting and combating corruption and the “sword of protection” of the Party, State, and people.  Addressing a

National Assembly Chairwoman meets Vietnamese Heroic Mothers

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on Friday met 300 Vietnamese Heroic Mothers, who she said are silent soldiers and contributors to Vietnam’s glorious history.  Chairwoman Ngan said that the Party, State and people of Vietnam always remember the

US arrests three Chinese nationals for visa fraud

The US Department of Justice announced on Thursday that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested three Chinese nationals for visa fraud and is seeking to arrest the fourth who is said to be in China’s San Francisco consulate. According

China orders US to close Chengdu consulate

  The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs ordered the US to close its consulate in the southwestern city of Chengdu on Friday in retaliation to the Trump administration’s decision to shut down the Chinese embassy in Houston.  The Chinese Ministry