President greets new ambassadors
President Truong Tan Sang welcomed newly accredited ambassadors from Italy, Mexico, and Hungary who presented their credentials to the Vietnamese State leader yesterday.
Long-term ties with US crucial: Party Secretary
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong reiterated Viet Nam's consistent policy of attaching importance to ties with the US for the long-term interest of both peoples.
NA deputies debate merits of lump-sum insurance law
National Assembly deputies spent most of their time yesterday debating Article 60 of the 2014 Law on Social Insurance during the ninth session of the 13rd National Assembly. It involves regulations on a one-off lump-sum social insurance payment.
PM wants end to red tape on land and environment
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung called for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) to simplify land administrative procedures to make them easier to complete.
National Assembly seeks to overhaul policy flaws
A policy overhaul to eliminate flaws in existing guidelines for administrative procedures, paperwork processing, and state collected charges and fees like tolls is sorely needed, Government officials stressed yesterday
PM promotes hi-tech innovation  in global integration
A high-quality workforce and technological advances were needed to carry the country forward in the current context of global integration, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung told a gathering of science and technology experts in Ha Noi yesterday.
NA members debate labour safety, hygiene
Lawmakers believed that a law on labour safety and hygiene should be approved soon to create a legal foundation to tackle violations relating to labour safety and hygiene across the country.
Deputy PM, Thai counterpart agree to intensify relations
Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh met with his Thai counterpart Tanasak Patimapragorn yesterday in preparation for the countries' third joint cabinet meeting.
New Ha Noi People's Council Chairperson elected
Vice Chairperson of the Ha Noi People's Committee Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc was elected the new Chairwoman of the capital's People's Council at an unscheduled meeting of the council yesterday.
VN, Indian officials agree to boost trade to $15 billion
Viet Nam and India met for their seventh deputy-ministerial level political consultation meeting and the fourth meeting of their strategic dialogue in Ha Noi yesterday.
International meeting focuses on Pacific area security
More than 80 deputies from nine ASEAN countries are participating in the Pacific Area Security Sector Working Group (PASSWG) 2015 in the central city this week.
Is it necessary to stipulate 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 change was proposed at a National Assembly Standing Committee meeting last week and will be debated at 9th session of the 13th National Assembly. Tell us what you think about the proposed amendment? Do you think a long name really causes that much trouble?

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Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.