Ha Noi will host a book festival between April 20-26 to celebrate Viet
Nam's Book Day (April 4) and the World Book and Copyright Day (April
23). The event is intended to honour reading culture and create an
opportunity for authors to introduce their works to readers.
Ten years ago, a Party member told a National Assembly meeting that we
had abundance sources of labour. According to the calculation of
professor Nguyen Minh Thuyet, then vice chairman of the NA's committee
for culture and education, we needed only 13,000-15,000 graduates each
year. If this calculation was for a population of 80 million plus, then
it's clear the professor's warning was not taken seriously.
Every student knew the name ASEAN, but most did not know much else. They
did not know much about its history, its aims and so on. Some of the
students could not even list all the member states that make up the
Kneading a mixture of mashed potato, ground chilli and some lemon juice
with her hands, Chef Maria Rosa Vasquez Chavez gave the final touches to
her traditional appetiser Causa.