By An Phương Illustration by Trịnh Lập Lotus, a made-in-Việt Nam social media platform, debuted about two months ago. Together with recent launches of Gapo and Hahalolo and six other platforms that have yet to be introduced, I wonder if these homegrown social media apps can bring real value to Vietnamese users? Will they last? As a social media enthusiast, I have been trying the beta version of Lotus since September. Since this app was developed by over 200 technical engineers at Việt Nam Communications Corporation (VCCorp), my expectations for Lotus have been quite high. “Lotus takes a different path from other social networks, striving to be a content-centric platform that gives users freedom to be creative and produce more quality content,” Nguyễn Thế Tân, CEO of VCCorp, has said. A friend of mine, Thanh Quý, 26, said: "That explains why Lotus has … [Read more...] about What’s the future of homegrown social networking sites?
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Many trees in the central city of Danang have been trimmed to help ensure safety during the storm season. The work has been done on main streets of the city over the past two days such as Tran Hung Dao and Bach Dang. Trees in Da Nang trimmed during the storm season Dang Kien who lives on Tran Hung Dao Street in Son Tra District said this would help keep the street clearer during the rainy season. However, many people have complained about the how untidy the cut branches were after being trimmed, affecting the city’s image. Following the complaint, Danang Green Tree and Park company sent staff for the collection. Big cities such as Hanoi and HCM City often prune trees ahead of storms. Several trees in Hanoi have been uprooted during heavy rains and storms, killing people and injuring many others over past years. Lao Dong/Dtinews Da Nang workers win late payment case against S Korean company A court in the central city of Da Nang on Friday ruled in … [Read more...] about Da Nang trees trimmed during storm season
This program received enthusiastic participation by all teachers, pupils of the school, the volunteers and Youth Union members as well as the attention of delegates from Education and Training Department and Youth Union of Hiep Hoa district, and Mai Dinh commune People's Committee. It is one of the annual event of Canon Vietnam with the aim to raise awareness of environmental protection for the pupils and guide them how to protect the environment through small actions in everyday life. At the same time, the program also inspires and raise awareness of environmental protection in rural area for local people, especially among youths. Canon Vietnam hands over gifts to pupils At the ceremony, Mr. Eiji Yasuda, Factory Manager said: “Vietnam is one of the five countries which have the most serious influence from the climate change around the world with some phenomenon such as: drought, flood, and tides. Not only in warning places but also everywhere from urban to rural … [Read more...] about Canon Vietnam launches environmental protection program in Bac Giang
NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (center) handing over certificates honouring families of fallen soldiers, Addressing the event, National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said the Party, State and people always bear in mind the significant contributions of millions of people who have sacrificed their lives and rendered services for national independence and reunification. She noted that the gratitude has been demonstrated through frequent and nationwide activities caring for war invalids, martyrs, revolution contributors and their families. Preferential treatment policies to the group have been updated in line with the nation’s socio-economic conditions, she added. The top legislator stated the Party and State are determined to let no revolution contributors forgotten from such treatment. She said the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has been assigned to review and identify contributors who have yet to be recognized, particularly due to the … [Read more...] about Ceremony honours 468 families of fallen soldiers
Vietnam and China set up their diplomatic ties on January 18, 1950. Since then, the two sides have maintained regular high-level visits and meetings, thus helping intensify political trust, effectively solve arising problems and develop the bilateral relations in a stable and sustainable manner. It is noteworthy that in 2015 and 2017, the Party leaders of the two countries made mutual visits within the same year. In 2018, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping on the occasion of China's first International Import Expo in Shanghai, and met his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang twice on the sidelines of the Mekong-Lancang Summit in Cambodia and the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Belgium. In April 2019, PM Phuc attended the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing. NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan The relationship between the two legislative bodies has also been strengthened over … [Read more...] about Vietnam wants to further boost legislative cooperation with China