Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers whether it was necessary to regulate the length of names. According to a draft amendment to the Civil Code, the full name of a Vietnamese citizen should not have more than 25 letters, or any numbers or symbols. The reasoning is that many names do not suit the country's culture and are sometimes too long, and inconvenient in paperwork.
National Assembly Deputy Bui Si Loi, Deputy Chairman of the Committee of Social Affairs, spoke with Vietnamplus about the draft law on Labour Safety and Hygiene.
Professor Vo Tong Xuan told Lao Dong (Labour) newspaper that to stop sugarcane smuggling, the country should lower sugarcane production and sugar refinery costs.
US State Department Deputy Secretary Antony Blinken held a roundtable meeting in HCM City on Tuesday where he spoke with Viet Nam News about relations between the two nations.
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers what they thought the pros and cons would be if foreigners working in Viet Nam were included in the country's social and health insurance programme.
In an interview with Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) newspaper, head of the Ha Noi Plant Protection Department, Nguyen Duy Hong, said farmers should be trained in Integrated Pest Management.
Ten of the 14 economic targets by the National Assembly last year were surpassed. However, there are concerns about the positive results. Thoi Bao Kinh Te (Economic Times) Newspaper talks to Mai Xuan Hung, deputy chairman of the NA Economic Committee.
Nguyen Viet Chuc, former vice-chairman of the National Assembly Commission for Culture, Education, Youth and Children, spoke to Khoa hoc & Doi song (Science & Life) newspaper about Ha Noi civil-service exams.
Viet Nam Railway Corporation Deputy Director Doan Duy Hoach recently spoke with the Lao dong (Labour) Newspaper about plans to restructure the railway sector.
Southeastern Viet Nam, which includes HCM City and six adjacent provinces, has not reached its full potential, Dr. Tran Du Lich of the National Assembly Economic Committee told the Nong thon ngay nay (Countryside Today) paper
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers about their experiences with walking-streets in Viet Nam and their suggestions on how to improve and manage them and public cultural areas.
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.

You Asked ( 21-05-2013)

Dear Editor,There is a rule that decrees a foreigner visiting Viet Nam on a tourist visa cannot legally rent a house and must stay in a hotel.

Experts weigh in on East Sea situation

China's reef construction and expansion in the East Sea has seriously violated Viet Nam's sovereignty, causing deep concerns among the international community, including ASEAN. Viet Nam News reporters spoke to experts about the situation and the actions that must be taken to avoid complications and extended disputes at sea.

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VN smartphone hits shops 1    VN smartphone hits shops

Bkav Corporation yesterday launched the first made-in-Vietnam smartphone, Bphone, which was in development for more than four years.

CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security 1    CAAV plan seeks to tighten baggage security

The Civil Aviation Administration of Viet Nam (CAAV) has issued a plan for better management and prevention of theft of passengers' baggage and cargo, and to ensure aviation security.

Son makes Dad prize wheelchair 1    Son makes Dad prize wheelchair

Le Van Hoa works through his lunchtime at a workshop at the Hue College of Industry every day, despite the extreme heat. He is finalising an electric wheelchair designed for his father who was paralysed in a motorbike accident 12 years ago.

US show to shoot secret cave special 1    US show to shoot secret cave special

The American television network ABC (American Broadcasting Company) will make a live broadcast of a Good Morning America programme featuring one Viet Nam's natural wonders.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.