By Kiều Vân HÀ NỘI The case of a student being openly molested on a bus is shocking enough. What that young girl must be going through in the aftermath of the abuse is unthinkable. But what is equally, if not more disturbing, is the fact that so many people on the bus from Nha Trang to HCM City did nothing to prevent the abuse. 20-year-old N.T Hằng, not her real name, said she was dismayed by the lack of help she received from the 40-plus fellow passengers on board at the time. "I was really shocked that people heard ‘my call for help’ but did nothing,” she said. “I was crying, but they only looked at the abuser, then just went back to sleep." And she is not the only one left angry, annoyed and disappointed by the lack of social morals displayed by those close by. Hundreds of readers shared their condemnation on the zing.vn online newspaper, calling on the bus company to act against the sex abuser. But the big question … [Read more...] about Modern society rotting with insensitivity
Hypocrisy in modern society
VNA Vice Director General Le Quoc Minh speaks at the meeting (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The 44th Executive Board Meeting of the Organisation of Asia-Pacific News Agencies (OANA), hosted by the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) in Hanoi from April 18-20, has highlighted the important role played by professional journalism in the context of the emergence of social media and challenges posed by it. With the theme “For a professional and innovative journalism”, the event has focused discussion on how to effectively deal with fake news and how to regain public trust with this context in mind. Due to the fast development of social media, the role of journalists is changing. They are no longer the sole source of breaking news and their responsibility has extended to the verification of information being shared amongst the public. They are depended on to validate and analyse information, as well as help the public find what they need to know. According to VNA … [Read more...] about OANA 44: How to deal with fake news in modern journalism?
Quan ho artists talk to school pupils about the art form at the exhibition (Photo: VNA) Bac Ninh (VNA) – An exhibition on Quan ho (love duets) opened in the northern province of Bac Ninh on January 23 to mark a decade since the traditional art form was recognised by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity (2009 - 2019). Taking place at the provincial museum, the exhibition features more than 500 photos, documents, and objects that tell the story of Quan ho. Quan ho is an art form that combines various elements, including music, lyrics, and costume, and features the distinctive culture of people in the region, formerly called Kinh Bac. It has different sub-genres, including hat chuc, hat mung (literally meaning greeting singing), hat tho (ritual singing), hat canh (a singing competition between Quan ho choirs from different villages, which takes place in the evening during the spring festival), and hat hoi (festival singing). After its recognition as an … [Read more...] about Exhibition spotlights traditional Quan ho singing in modern context
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Young women who leave their hometowns to work in big cities face many difficulties. Their turbulent lives are reflected in a new TV series entitled Những Cô Gái Trong Thành Phố (Girls in the City). The series is being produced by the Việt Nam Feature Film Centre (Việt Nam Television) and directed by Excellent Artist Vũ Trường Khoa, who also made the television blockbuster Sống Chung Với Mẹ Chồng (Living with Mother-in-law) in 2017. The 34-episode show will be broadcast on VTV3 on Wednesdays and Thursdays, starting from December 19. The film tells about the lives of four young women: Mai, Lan, Cúc and Trúc. They come from different regions of the country but meet each other in Hà Nội and rent a shared house together. Each one has different problems of family, work and love. At first, they work at a factory and suffer pressure from their … [Read more...] about Series on female workers in big cities set to air
By Mai Nhat  November 19, 2018 | 02:22 pm GMT+7 A painting exhibition of realistic works, with multiple themes including highland life in Vietnam, is being held in Ho Chi Minh City. Over 70 works have been displayed at the exhibition from November 15 to 20 at the Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts. "Two sisters" by Nguyen Dinh Duy, which shows two sisters on the highlands, is one of the most captivating paintings at the exhibition. A painting by Le The Anh depicts a familiar image of highlands: a mother carrying her child on the back. Another piece by Le The Anh called "Childhood" shows a highland child. Nguyen Le Tan chooses to depict the lonely life of old people in modern society in "Reminisce". "That’s my way of showing sympathy for them," he said. This one, titled "Spring beauty", by Pham Binh Chuong explores a street corner in Hanoi on a spring day. Pham Binh Chuong also has another piece about Hanoi called "The way back", which … [Read more...] about Oil paintings depict beauty of highland life in Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge - General Secretary of the Vietnam Linguistics Association Pham Van Tinh says language disorders are a product of modern society. Children may suffer if they are forced to learn foreign languages too early and follow the wrong methods. General Secretary of the Vietnam Linguistics Association Pham Van Tinh Experts believe that an early age is the best time for kids to start learning a foreign language. However, opinions vary about what ‘early age’ means. In Vietnam, some urban parents believe that their children should be studying English at the age of two or three, while others fear learning a foreign language at an early age increase the risk of language disorders among children. The critical age for children to use English is 5-6, when they obtain basic vocabulary. At this age, children can learn a second language quickly. The critical age for children to use English is 5-6, when they obtain basic vocabulary. At this age, children can learn a … [Read more...] about Language disorders: product of modern society?
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Various problems inherent in modern society are reflected in the dazzling colours and images in paintings by Bùi Quốc Khánh. The artist opened Một Vòng Đi (The Circle of Life), his very first solo exhibition, yesterday in Hà Nội showcasing 15 oil paintings of various sizes. Through the paintings, the artist tackles social issues such as environment, education, social networks, plastic surgery and others, in a decorative pop-art style. His paintings show a vibrant, multi-tone space with bright, lively, contrasting colours with interlaced, overlapping shapes and many details. All resonate together to create a stuffed, cramped feeling about a world where materials take over, values decline, and blended with them are human faces, confused yet expressionless, aware yet immature, satisfied yet insecure. But above all, there is a feeling of imbalance. “With a decorative merged pop-art style, the … [Read more...] about Exhibition shows modern society through pop art
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Two women from the Vietnamese communities in Germany and Poland won the first áo dài contest for Vietnamese women in Europe held June 17 in Prague, Czech Republic. Áo dài is the Vietnamese traditional long dress. Đặng Thị Bích Lan, from the Vietnamese community in Germany, won the first prize in the category for women over 51 years old, while Trần Hoàng Mai Anh from Poland won the first prize in the 35 to 50 years old category. The contest gathered 90 Vietnamese women living in European countries, including Austria, Bulgaria, the Netherlands, and Hungary, as well as Norway, Czech Republic, and Slovakia. The contestants went through three rounds of judging on June 15 and 16, where they were assessed in party costumes, the áo dài, and the reformed áo dài. After those rounds, the judging board selected eight beauties to proceed to the question-and-answer round. In … [Read more...] about First áo dài contest winners crowned in Prague
Many people in Hanoi were thrilled when attending a cultural event called “Dó bay” or says “Drifting Poonah paper” held recently at a book house on Nguyen Thai Hoc street in the capital city. They had a chance to participate in a wide range of activities on poonah paper, from talk shows, exhibitions to hands-on ones like drawing, making hand fans with the paper, etc. Giang Nguyet Dinh, a junior at Hanoi University of Culture, has been practicing calligraphy for five years. He is now writing the most beautiful calligraphic words on poonah paper as small gifts to event goers. Despite his humble manner, anyone seeing him may be attracted by his knowledge and love for cultural values. “As far as I know, poonah paper used to be commonly applied in daily life back to the past. It was used for royal documents and family trees, etc. So it was essential back then,” Dinh said. Kids to the events can also find their own corner of joy where they can make … [Read more...] about Traditional poonah paper admired in modern society
Female leaders are no longer a novelty. In many countries, women have been entrusted with major positions in the state apparatus or in large companies. An interesting conversation with Pamela Phua, new general director of AkzoNobel Vietnam, will help us discover the greatness in modern female leadership. Pamela Phua - General director of AkzoNobel Vietnam What do you think is the role of women's leadership in modern society? What challenges and opportunities await female leaders? I think the most important role of a female leader is to do her job well for all female and male colleagues. When running the company, she needs to break the barrier to inspire employees, helping them maximise their capacity. Female leaders always come up with different approaches to solve problems in a flexible way to encourage people's interactions and cooperation in a diverse environment. The inspirational power of a female leader always comes from wisdom, soul, and a heart that always wants to … [Read more...] about Inspirational female leader in the new age