High optimism marks signing of VN-EEU free trade deal

Viet Nam and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) yesterday signed a free trade agreement (FTA) that officials said would boost both individual and collective co-operation between the two sides.

High optimism marks signing of VN-EEU free trade deal

High optimism marks signing of VN-EEU free trade deal

Viet Nam and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) yesterday signed a free trade agreement (FTA) that officials said would boost both individual and collective co-operation between the two sides.

Warm welcome for Cuban delegation

Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong and State President Truong Tan Sang received a Cuban delegation led by the Vice Chairman of Cuba's State Council, Salvador Valdes Mesa, in Ha Noi yesterday.

Warm welcome for Cuban delegation

Warm welcome for Cuban delegation

Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong and State President Truong Tan Sang received a Cuban delegation led by the Vice Chairman of Cuba's State Council, Salvador Valdes Mesa, in Ha Noi yesterday.

Asia should put WWII behind it: Singapore PM

Asian countries led by China and Japan should put World War II behind them to promote regional trust and cooperation, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday.

Asia should put WWII behind it: Singapore PM

Asia should put WWII behind it: Singapore PM

Asian countries led by China and Japan should put World War II behind them to promote regional trust and cooperation, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday.

Gov't greenlights tourism growth plan

The Government has approved the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's suggestions on developing the tourism sector.

Gov't greenlights tourism growth plan

Gov't greenlights tourism growth plan

The Government has approved the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism's suggestions on developing the tourism sector.

‘Pepper spray' hits coffee, rubber

‘Pepper spray' hits coffee, rubber

Farmers in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak have chopped down some of the area's most essential crops, coffee and rubber, to make room for the possibly more lucrative black pepper plant.
Reform, outdated EPZs advised

Reform, outdated EPZs advised

Between 60 and 70 per cent of equipment and technologies used at export processing and industrial zones is outdated, resulting in products with low added value, the HCM City People's Committee has said.
Farmers film their working lives

Farmers film their working lives

Farmers in My An Commune, Thu Thua District in the southern province of Long An are producing short video clips about their life and daily work.
VN trounce Brunei in regional opener

VN trounce Brunei in regional opener

Viet Nam made a good start to their Southeast Asian (SEA) Games Group B campaign with a six goal haul in the opening match yesterday at the Bishan Stadium, Singapore.

Your Say

What is your attitude toward products made in your country?

A Vietnamese tech firm launched the first domestically produced smartphone on May 26. Many Vietnamese are proud of the product, and foreign experts have lauded it as a great technical achievement. But some others who dislike all products made in Viet Nam have criticised the phone even before using it.

Op-ed

Stakes are high if science bows to business interests

If you commit a mistake once, others may think it was an accident. But if you do the same thing twice, others will conclude it reflects your nature and that you are not likely to change.

Travel

Bac Ha plum tree gardens lure visitors for harvest in late May

People from the south – especially big cities like HCM City and Can Tho – think of plums as a Ha Noi specialty. But in reality they're grown on Bac Ha Plateau, 340km from the capital.

Expat Corner

Equity: something to work for

To mark Argentina's National Day, I would like to refer to events that took place on May 25, 1810, when the first Argentine National Government was formed, politically independent from Spanish colonial rule. This achievement initiated a long process that culminated in our organisation as a nation.
    Recapturing a snapshot of history Recapturing a snapshot of history

    The crew of one of the tanks that broke through the gates of the Independence Palace in Sai Gon in 1975, and the journalist on hand to capture that historic moment, enjoyed a reunion recently. Hoang Trung Hieu reports.