VietNamNet Bridge - The government of Vietnam has placed an unprecedented order: create a social network for Vietnamese. If this happens, Vietnam will be able to pocket hundreds of million of dollars from online ads and get other benefits. Vietnam wants to develop a social network for Vietnamese Like many people belonging to the 5X generation, Phan Thi Ngoc Anh in HCM City had never used social network and internet until two months ago. But she changed her mind and decided to set up her ‘house’ on Facebook. The suggestion by PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc about a social media for Vietnamese is described as ‘daring’. In general, the governments of developing countries do not encourage their startups to compete with foreign social networks such as Facebook, because it would be ineffective and very costly. The newly appointed Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Manh Hung also said Vietnam needs a digital ecosystem with focus on made-in-Vietnam social … [Read more...] about Are Vietnamese social networks powerful enough to replace Facebook?
Jakarta, (ANTARA News) - Vice President Jusuf Kalla received Vietnamese Ambassador Pamp Vinh Quang at his office in Jakarta, Monday. Ambassador Quang said he had visited the vice president to deliver condolences of the government and people of Vietnam over the Lion Air JT 610 plane crash tragedy. He also expressed sympathy over the earthquake and tsunami that had earlier struck Palu, Central Sulawesi, and the earthquake in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. During the visit, talks were also held on intensifying bilateral cooperation between both countries. "We also spoke about strategic partnership between Indonesia and Vietnam," the ambassador noted. He further stated that Indonesia and Vietnam had enjoyed close ties for a long time, as the relationship was established in 1955 by then president of Vietnam Ho Chi Minh and then Indonesian president Soekarno. The ambassador noted that the partnership between both countries had been heightened along the way, as they had both signed … [Read more...] about VP Kalla receives Vietnamese ambassador
Vietnamese cueist Trần Quyết Chiến (first left) and other winners of the Survival Masters. — Photo kozoom.comViet Nam News Chiến won US$21,000 for his efforts. The tournament attracted 22 top players from around the world and two players from the host country. Việt Nam next will compete at the Three-Cushion World Cup 2018 from November 12-18 in South Korea. — VNS … [Read more...] about Vietnamese cueist Chiến finishes runner-up at Survival Masters
SunRice Group will invest in improving and expanding the mill and purchasing equipment, in order to increase whitening and polishing capacity. — Photo giagaoonline.comViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — The SunRice Group has completed the acquisition of a rice processing mill in the Mekong Delta province of Đồng Tháp, the Australian business’ first direct financial investment in Việt Nam. … [Read more...] about Australian firm acquires Vietnamese processing mill
Auréline Malnoury (second from left), at a meeting organised by Tuổi Trẻ newspaper, with other adoptees who are looking for their biological parents. — VNS Photo Bồ Xuân Hiệp Viet Nam News Bồ Xuân Hiệp For many years, Auréline Malnoury has never stopped thinking about his Vietnamese roots and his biological parents. Malnoury (whose Vietnamese name is Phan Văn Giang) was only 10 months old when he was adopted by a French family at the Gò Vấp Child Welfare and Protection Centre in HCM City’s Gò Vấp District. Three years ago, he finally had a chance to visit what he calls his “homeland” while on vacation with his adoptive French mother. On his first trip to the country, he was particularly impressed with the scenery and people. But more importantly, the visit intensified his passion to find his birth parents. During the trip, his adoptive mother told him … [Read more...] about French adoptee yearns to trace Vietnamese roots