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Vietnam urged to accelerate digital transformation

 Without digital transformation, Vietnam will fail in international competition, said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam at a seminar in Hanoi on Friday. Seminar participants said the COVID-19 pandemic contributed to accelerating the digital transformation in Vietnam. Mr. Dam said Vietnam

Results of 2019 census on ethnic minority groups announced

 A ceremony was held in Hanoi on Friday to announce the results of teh 2019 census on socio-economic situation of 53 ethnic minority groups in Vietnam. Conducted  by the Committee for Ethnic Affairs and the General Statistic Office, the survey

“Vietnamese people travel Vietnam” program launched in Kon Tum

A program encouraging Vietnamese people to travel around Vietnam was launched on Friday in the Mang Den National Ecological Tourism Site in Kon Tum province. Addressing the event, Tran Thi Nga, Vice Chairwoman of the Kon Tum Provincial People’s Committee said: “Relevant

Nam O fish sauce making craft recognized as national intangible cultural heritage

 A ceremony took place on Saturday in Da Nang to honor Nam O fish sauce making craft which is recognized as a national intangible cultural heritage. Mr. Le Van Nghia, Vice Chairman of Lien Chieu district’s People’s Committee in Da Nang

Philippines denounces Chinese military drills in disputed waters

The Philippines on Thursday condemned China’s holding of military drills in a disputed part of the South China Sea (called the East Sea in Vietnam), warning it could impact China’s relationship with its neighbours. Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said

Pentagon condemns Chinese military drills near Paracel Islands

The US Defense Department condemned China’s recent military exercises around the Hoang Sa (Paracel) Archipelago in the South China Sea (called the East Sea in Vietnam), calling them a violation of China’s commitments to maintain stability in the region.  The Department

Hanoi’s first gold-plated hotel opens

A gold-plated hotel named Dolce by Wyndham Hanoi Golden Lake, the first of its kind in Hanoi, was inaugurated on Thursday after 18 months of construction.  The 100 million USD hotel is owned by Hoa Binh Group and managed by US-based Wyndham

Vietnam goes 77 days with no COVID-19 community transmission

 As of Thursday, Vietnam has gone 77 consecutive days with no new COVID-19 infection in the community, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control. 336 of 355 patients (94.6%) have fully recovered. The Ho Chi Minh

Vietnam among Asian manufacturers with fastest recovery

Vietnam was among the fastest recovering Asian countries in June, according to Bloomberg.  Its Chief Asia Economist Chang Su said that last month’s Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) showed most countries in Asia recovering but at different rates. China’s official PMI

China threatens to retaliate against any sanctions for Hong Kong-related issues

A Chinese official on Wednesday called some countries’ threat to impose sanctions for a new national security law for Hong Kong “the logic of bandits” Zhang Xiaoming, Deputy Chief of the State Council’s Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office, said