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Life & Style

A cracking night that just cries out for more

This year, the Việt Nam Opera and Ballet casts a new remake on the traditional show, which has become a seasoned event in both of big cities of Việt Nam over the past few years. A brand new take of the much-loved ballet around the world, has donned a new concept and outfit for the magical performance on stage of the magnificent Hà Nội Opera.


VN not only partner but also friend: Australian assistant minister

The third Taste of Australia, an annual event that promotes Australian food and beverages, has begun and this year also marks the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Việt Nam News speaks with Australia’s Assistant Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Mark Coulton.


Politics & Laws

Chợ Rẫy Hospital to receive investment for second hospital

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has confirmed that HCM City’s Chợ Rẫy Hospital will receive reciprocal capital from the Government for the construction of its second hospital. A US$25 million official development assistance (ODA) package from the Austrian government will also be provided for equipment and facilities.


Wayhome for Tết

For Vietnamese people, Tết (Lunar New Year ) means days of reunion, hope and luck. Tết holiday is the reunion for all the family. All family members, especially those who live far from home, are looking forward to gathering together.



NA chairwoman presents Tết gifts to needy people

National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân presented gifts to children with cancer receiving treatment at the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion in Hà Nội yesterday as the Tết (traditional Vietnamese New Year) holiday approaches.


Smuggling on the rise in borderland

More than three thousand attempted smugglings worth millions of dollars in goods and counterfeit items were stopped by anti-smuggling forces in Quảng Trị Province in 2017, one of the central region’s hotspots for smuggling along the border with Laos.

Talk Around Town

Going away to celebrate a Tết homecoming

Tết (Lunar New Year) will always be a time for Vietnamese families to get together, pay obeisance to ancestors, the Kitchen Gods and other deities, cook special dishes, wear new clothes, present gifts, visit friends and relatives. But now many families have chosen to travel outward, to other places in the country and beyond, giving the festival a completely different flavour.