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To be civilized, Vietnamese should stop eating dog meat!

After VietNamNet published the story “French tourists threaten to boycott Vietnam for dog meat,” we have received a lot of opinions from readers. Part of them disagreed with the French visitor and part of them agreed with him. Below are the opinions of the later group. Vietnam’s tourism does not depend on dog meat  French ... Read More »

Swift measures taken against new strain of bird flu

VietNamNet Bridge – Some regions in Viet Nam are preparing to cope with the new H7N9 strain of bird flu although no cases of infection have yet been reported. Hoang Duc Hanh, deputy director of Ha Noi’s Health Department said there is a high risk of appearance of the A/H7N9 virus in the country so all districts are focusing on ... Read More »

Dying overseas because of aloeswood

VietNamNet Bridge – In the central province of Quang Binh, there are two villages where men often go to Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia to find aloeswood. The death of dozens of people overseas cannot prevent local men from purchasing the dream of changing their lives by aloeswood. Three policemen arrested in aloes appropriation case  The magic wood fever Five aloes ... Read More »

Vietnam asks China to end tourism plan in Hoang Sa

A representative from the Foreign Ministry’s National Boundary Commission on April 12 opposed China’s plan to bring tourists to Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago. “Vietnam has indisputable sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes. China’s plan to brings tourists to Hoang Sa is a serious violation of Vietnam’s sovereignty, running counter to the spirit of the Declaration on Conduct ... Read More »

The Prime Minister agrees to remove parent names on ID cards

VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked the Ministry of Public Security to cancel the issuance of new ID cards with the parent names of the card holders.   Parent names on ID: Violating international convention      Major General Tran Van Ve, Deputy Director of the General Department of Police for Administration of Social Safety and ... Read More »

Vietnamese, Lao diplomats meet in China

The staffs of Vietnamese and Lao embassies in China gathered at a friendship exchange in Beijing on April 11 to celebrate Laos’ traditional New Year. Addressing the function, Lao Ambassador to China Somdy Bounkhoum highlighted the event, which took place in the context that the two sides had just celebrated the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-Laos diplomatic ties and 35 years ... Read More »

Resources to be mobilised for Central Highlands

The Government will mobilise all internal and external resources to develop modern infrastructure in the Central Highlands to lure investment to the region. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the affirmation at the second conference on investment promotion in the Central Highlands that took place in Pleiku city, Gia Lai province on April 12. Priority will be given to major ... Read More »

HCM City hopes for further ties with France

Ho Chi Minh City wants to strengthen multi-faceted cooperation with French localities, especially in trade, investment, climate change adaptation, urban planning and lighting, education-training, and human resources development. Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee and Chairwoman of the city’s People’s Council made the wish at a ceremony held in the city on April 12 to ... Read More »

East Sea issue remains ASEAN’s concern

The ASEAN Foreign Ministers reached a high consensus on the bloc’s viewpoint on the East Sea issue at their meetings on April 10-11, agreeing that the matter is the bloc’s mutual concern as it relates to peace, stability and security in the entire region. Vietnamese Deputy Foreign Minister Pham Quang Vinh has recounted the outcomes of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ ... Read More »

Vietnam, Slovakia step up ties in defence industry

Deputy Defence Minister Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh and Slovakian State Secretary of Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Peter Burian have agreed to increase bilateral cooperation in defence industry. During their meeting in Hanoi on April 12, Peter Burian said his country is willing to supply Vietnam with mine detection and clearance equipment, flight simulation training systems, and ... Read More »