Three young Vietnamese women were lauded for their effort by former U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama when they met in the southern province of Long An on Monday. The meeting at Can Giuoc High School in Long An was part of Obama’s trip to Vietnam with American actress Julia Roberts to spotlight girls’ education on behalf of the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance. They were joined by Vietnamese-American actress Lana Condor, Vietnamese actress Ngo Thanh Van, American news personality Jenna Hager, and American actress Liza Koshy. A video published on Michelle Obama's verified Facebook account on December 9, 2019 about her trip to Long An, Vietnam the same day. At the event, Obama and Roberts listened to the life stories of the Vietnamese women who were the scholarship winners of Room to Read, a program that works to help female students pursue education. The former first lady praised the young women for their effort in overcoming hardship in life to gain … [Read more...] about Who are the women Michelle Obama praised in Vietnam?
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A European business lobby added that its outlook on the country's regulatory environment is "bleak." China's trading partners have long complained that their companies are often compelled to hand over prized technology in exchange for access to the world's second-largest economy. Demands by the United States that China address the problem are central to the two countries' ongoing trade war, which has seen both sides pile tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods. The European Union Chamber of Commerce in China said on Monday that results from its annual survey showed 20 percent of members reported being compelled to transfer technology for market access, up from 10 percent two years ago. Nearly a quarter of those who reported such transfers said the practice was currently ongoing, while another 39 percent said the transfers had occurred less than two years ago. "Unfortunately, our members have reported that compelled technology transfers not only persist, but that they … [Read more...] about China’s tech transfer problem is growing, EU business group says
At the 3rd High-level Meeting and 1st Stakeholder Forum of the VEPG in Hanoi on December 10 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – As many as 40 policy recommendations for a sustainable energy future in Vietnam were introduced by the Vietnam Energy Partnership Group (VEPG) at the 3rd High-level Meeting and 1st Stakeholder Forum of the VEPG in Hanoi on December 10. The recommendations focus on five areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy sector reform, access to energy, and energy data and statistics. According to Rainer Brohm, an international coordinator of the VEPG’s Secretariat, the VEPG Technical Working Groups have worked to give support in solar feed-in tariff (FIT) price and revised solar power purchase agreements (PPAs), as well as rooftop solar power programme in Vietnam. Besides, they also helped Vietnam develop electricity wholesale market and Direct Power Purchase Agreements (DPPA). However, more works need to be done to connect renewable energy to the … [Read more...] about Forum looks into sustainable energy development in Vietnam
Vietnam has made good progress in human development, with an average annual Human Development Index (HDI) growth of 1.36 per cent during the 1990-2018 period. A group of ethnic minority women in the mountainous district A Luoi in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue receive training on making brocade products commercially, as part of a programme by Vietnam Rural Industries Research and Development Institute and USAID aiming to promote sustainable development in the area. VNA/VNS Photo Ho Cau This places Vietnam among the group of countries with the highest HDI growth rates in the world. This is one of the key finding of the 2019 Human Development Report, released on Monday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) entitled “Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: Inequalities in human development in the 21st Century.” Addressing the report launch in Hanoi, UNDP Resident Representative Caitlin Wiesen said the 2019 Human Development Report disclosed … [Read more...] about Vietnam makes progress in human development: experts
Vietnam will compete for their first-ever Southeast Asian (SEA) Games gold medal in the men’s football final against Indonesia in the Philippines on Tuesday evening. The much-anticipated game will take place at Rizal Memorial Stadium in the Filipino capital of Manila, and will be aired in Vietnam on VTV6 Channel at 7:00 pm. In Ho Chi Minh City, ten gigantic screens have been set up on Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in District 1 for the public to enjoy the game free of charge. Other public venues, such as the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Culture House at 4A Pham Ngoc Thach Street in District 1, will also screen the game. For the safety of these mass screenings, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has announced that all heavy trucks will be banned from several streets in Districts 1, 3 and 5 between 10:00 pm on Tuesday and 1:00 am on Wednesday. These streets include Ngo Nhan Tinh, Trang Tu, Nguyen Thi Nho, Nguyen Chi Thanh, Hung Vuong, Ly Thai To, Dien Bien Phu, Nguyen Thuong … [Read more...] about Vietnam crave long-awaited gold medal in SEA Games men’s football