VietNamNet Bridge - For some countries, the APEC Summit will listen to, discuss and begin to make important decisions about the new order centered by China when Washington under the reign of Donald Trump is preparing to reduce its role in global issues. With the victory of the Republican candidate Trump in the US presidential election on November 8th, the anti-trade attitude is expected to dominate the upcoming administration in the US. China, which was marginalized by the US from TPP negotiations, is now ready to become a power in new regional trade agreements. In turn, they also want to reject the US from the game by promoting regional and global economic integration projects of their own. Twelve months ago, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was considered APEC's first major step to strengthen vision of a free trade area in the Asia - Pacific. Yet only a year later, the discussions at APEC have been overshadowed by a gloomy future of this much-anticipated document. The incumbent … [Read more...] about Will APEC 2016 make changes in global trade?
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 - 14:48:26 (VOVworld)- The Hung Kings Temple festival, which marks the death anniversary of the Hung Kings, the founders of the first Vietnamese state, will take place from April 12 to 16th. VOV reporter Phuong Thoa tells you what ‘s new in this year’s festivities. The Hung Kings Temple festival is hosted by the Phu Tho provincial People’s Committee with support from Hung Yen, Binh Thuan and Ca Mau provinces. Ha Ke San, Vice Chairman of the Phu Tho People’s Committee and Chief organizer of the festival, said:“Participating provinces will send representatives to help Phu Tho perform the incense burning ceremony on the 10th day of the third lunar month at the Upper Temple. Provinces will give offerings of their local specialties to the Hung Kings on the 9th day of the month. Art troupes will perform in the Hung Kings Temple and Viet Tri city. The provinces will donate money to help renovate the Hung Kings Temple relic … [Read more...] about 2016 Hung Kings Temple festival makes changes Current Affairs
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 14:58:15 (VOVworld) - With the aim of erasing gender stereotypes in the community, 24 young Vietnamese formed a group called "Young women making change". Receiving the support from some Vietnamese and international NGOs, the group has conducted a number of online and offline campaigns and projects on gender equality in Vietnam. "Young Women Making Change" was initially the name of a project, supported by the International Women's Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific (IWRAW Asia Pacific) in several Asian countries including Vietnam. After the project concluded in 2015, the 24 young Vietnamese, however, continued with their activities on gender equality in Vietnam. On 7 May 2015, the group backed by the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) raised the issue of "Dating Violence" in its concluding recommendations to the Vietnamese government. The group conducted "Dating Violence"- an online survey-with support from the Research … [Read more...] about “Young Women Making Change”- a group of young Vietnamese activists on gender equality That’s life
A HCM City man who writes calligraphic verses has found a novel way to present his art which is becoming popular throughout the land. Thanh Hieu reports. Huynh Quang Linh is possibly like most young people, just hoping to get a decent education and find a good job. But for the 29-year-old, life has panned out differently. He became an artist by accident and now earns his living by pursuing his long-time passion for creating calligraphy on stone. Linh, who moved to HCM City from Hoi An in 2004, says he discovered the form of creating fancy lettering by chance when he visited Non Nuoc stone carving village in Hoi An as an 18-year-old. He was taken in by the artisans who were skilfully carving vivid structures on blocks of rough stones. He pulled out some stones from his hometown in Quang Ngai Province's Duc Pho District which he always carried with him and tried scrawling his name. Linh says: "I like something natural, and stones retain their intactness even if we make changes to … [Read more...] about Artist makes a living with letters set in stone
Devil's in the detail: Nguyen Dan Quoc works on costume designs. He has spent 50 years working as a stage designer at the Viet Nam Cheo Theatre. — VNS Photos Viet Thanh by Viet Khue A source of great happiness for decor designer Nguyen Dan Quoc's is his devotion to cheo (popular theatre) and to work with the country's most famous cheo artists. At the age of 70, and after 50 years dedication, Quoc is among three cheo artists who were awarded the title People's Artist in May. Holding the certificate of merit presented to him by State President Truong Tan Sang at a ceremony in the Ha Noi Opera House, he can't hide his smile. It was a cherished moment. Quoc recalls he began work at the Viet Nam Cheo Theatre as a stage designer and costume designer in 1963, after he stopped working for the Viet Nam Animated Cartoons Studio. "I was seduced by the pictures and paintings of the famous characters of the cheo show, along with the clowns, one of whom was a close friend of my father. … [Read more...] about Set designer makes mark in traditional theatre