National Assembly deputies yesterday discussed the draft Law on Charges and Fees and changes to the Law on Accounting.
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.
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.
President Sang praises relationship with RoK
Collaboration between Viet Nam and the Republic of Korea, based on the strategic partnership established in 2009 and a high level of mutual political trust, actively contributes to regional peace, stability and development, President Truong Tan Sang said yesterday.
Myanmar agrees to facilitate Vietnamese business ventures
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh yesterday asked the Myanmar Government to consider simplifying administrative procedures and granting investment licences to Vietnamese businesses.
PM embarks on series of international visits
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will attend a signing ceremony for the Viet Nam – Eurasian Economic Union free trade agreement in Kazakhstan.
VN tells China to halt island intrusion
Viet Nam demanded that China stop construction currently under way in the Truong Sa (Spratly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh said.
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.
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.
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.

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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.