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National Chèo Festival kicks off in Bắc Giang

HÀ NỘI The National Chèo Festival will open today at the Conference Centre in the northern province of Bắc Giang with the participation of about 1,000 artists.  The artists from 16 troupes will perform 26 chèo (popular opera) plays with classic and modern themes.  Việt Nam Chèo Theatre has two plays to be performed at the festival including Vân Dại (Crazy Vân) and Rồng ... Read More »

Local hotel industry faces challenge in technology: Savills Vietnam

  The domestic hotel industry will face many challenges during development, especially in the application of technology. Photo HÀ NỘI – The domestic hotel industry will face many challenges during development, especially in the application of technology, according to an expert from Savills Vietnam – a foreign property service provider in Việt Nam. In most countries, three- and four-star ... Read More »

Vietnamese break more world records

  HÀ NỘI — Three world record certificates by World Records Union – WorldKings have been conferred to two Vietnamese individuals and company. The three new records include the largest collection of Peugeot bikes in the world which belongs to collector Đào Xuân Tình, the largest plate with 1,000 Chinese ‘dragon’ characters of Chu Đậu Ceramic Joint Stock Company and the ... Read More »

PetroVietnam releases statement on unofficial information related to its projects

A flag salute ceremony on the Hải Thạch-Mộc Tinh oil and gas mine. — Photo Courtesy of the PetroVietnam HÀ NỘI –  Oil and gas projects in the central provinces of Việt Nam, including projects at sea and on the mainland, are proceeding according to plan, the Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) has said in a statement. The projects include those ... Read More »

A festival for everyone

A father brings his daughter to Mid-Autum toys market in Vị Thanh City, souther province of (Hậu Giang. VNA/VNS Photo Duy Khương Children across the country have been excited for gifts and Mid-Autumn Festival parties in the last few weeks. Parents and adults are getting in on the fun too. Social unions and agencies have tried to make sure needy children and those in ... Read More »

Samsung Electronics Việt Nam profit falls 40%

  Workers assemble phone components in Samsung plant in Thái Nguyên Province. — Photo HÀ NỘI — Samsung Electronics’ four subsidiaries in Việt Nam reported total revenue of US$31.8 billion in the first half of the year, an increase of about $500 million over the same period last year. However, they together reported after-tax profit fell by 40 per cent ... Read More »

Style icons slam throwaway fashion culture

  British designer Vivienne Westwood, seen in 2017, has joined the Oxfam charity’s Second Hand September campaign to encourage fashion sustainability. — AFP Photo LONDON — British style icons including designer Vivienne Westwood and model Lily Cole condemned throwaway fashion culture as London Fashion Week got under way on Friday. They have joined the Oxfam charity’s Second Hand September campaign ... Read More »

Conference discusses growing opportunities for HCM City industries

  More and more opportunities are opening up for the industrial sector in HCM City. — VNA Photo HCM CITY — A conference was held in HCM City on Thursday to discuss the growing opportunities for the city’s industrial sector, especially supporting industries. Phạm Liên Anh of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) said the IFC has been sponsoring a Việt Nam Supplier Development ... Read More »

French-Vietnamese pianist returns to perform

HÀ NỘI — French – Vietnamese pianist Kim Barbier will perform a solo recital in Hà Nội on Saturday. Pianist Kim Barbier has performed with many orchestras including Orquesta de Valencia, Estonia National Orchestra, Berlin Symphony Orchestra in recent years. — Photo courtesy of the artist The music repertoire will include pieces by Mozart, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schumann and Verdi which ... Read More »

Digitalised healthcare and AI help keep cost down

  Siemens Healthineers regional and country representative answer questions at a conference on the digitalization of healthcare and the application of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in Việt Nam in Hà Nội.  HÀ NỘI — State of the art AI technology in healthcare is not necessarily expensive or beyond the financial capacity of developing countries, including Việt Nam. That was the verdict of ... Read More »