The company’s APEC jade cup was chosen as the gift to APEC leaders while its Hoang Lien tableware set was selected to serve at the State banquet of APEC Vietnam 2017. The Minh Long tableware set serves at the State banquet of APEC Vietnam 2017 More than 40 sets of hi-end ceramic products by Minh Long were also displayed at the APEC International Media Centre and an exhibition entitled "Vietnam – We Mean Business” at the Ariyana Danang Exhibition & Convention Centre during the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week in the central city of Da Nang. The Minh Long jade cup is chosen as the gift to the APEC leaders The products have diverse designs and sophisticated patterns bearing the unique features of Minh Long ceramics, drawing the attention of APEC delegates and reporters. Reporters visit Minh Long booth in the International Media Centre Gleb Zoubov, Director of Alpha Pacific Group, a Russian delegate to the Vietnam Business Summit … [Read more...] about Minh Long – pride of Vietnamese ceramics at APEC 2017
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Children are seen talking and playing together on their way to visit and exchange Lunar New Year wishes with people in a village. People in the south-central province of Binh Thuan organized a boat race which attracted the participation of many strong men. This game in which players are blindfolded and asked to hit a ball is preferred by many Mong ethnic minority people in Ha Giang Province in northern Vietnam. The Chu Dong Tu – Tien Dung festival in the northern province of Hung Yen, which aims at honoring filial affection, love and humans’ proper behavior, was attended by many participants who queued up in a line many kilometers long. Li Thi Di and her daughter in Ha Giang Province wear traditional clothes to celebrate the Lunar New Year, which fell on February 19. A spring market for Mong ethnic minority people held on Bat Dai Son Bridge in Can Ty Commune, Quang Ba District of Ha Giang Province. Men of Mong ethnicity in Ha Giang Province … [Read more...] about Vietnamese enjoy traditional festivals in springtime
Tourists love to discover the traditional culture and lifestyle of the local people. Photo courtesy of the Bát Tràng Tourism Company By Minh Thu In the mornings before he opens his traditional house to visitors, Meritorious Artist Tô Thanh Sơn prepares tea to welcome his guests. When Bát Tràng Commune on the outskirts of Hà Nội was officially recognised as a tourist site last month, his traditional house with its beautiful garden, old kiln and showroom of pottery products started receiving many tourists every day. Last month, the Hà Nội People’s Committee and the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) brought smart tourism to Bát Tràng, further highlighting it on the capital’s travel map. Smart tourism Bát Tràng Commune is located in Gia Lâm District, 10km from the city centre. It comprises Bát Tràng and Giang Cao villages. A … [Read more...] about Bát Tràng a star of Hà Nội craft village tourism
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?
The average working day for bank worker Pham Hong Nhung in Hanoi normally starts at 7am and ends at around 8pm. Illustrative image -- File photo “My bank opens at 8am but I have to arrive earlier to prepare the cash. When the branch closes, my colleagues and I have to deal with paperwork, so we work up to 12 hours per day.” As well as working five and a half days per week, she sometimes has to attend events on Saturday evening or even on Sunday. “I am exhausted, to be honest. Both my health and looks are going downhill. I can't take proper care of my family as well. My son is only one and is not at nursery school yet, so I have to hire a nanny. My son might be even closer to her than me,” the 28-year-old says. Nhung revealed that bank clerks and other positions at the bank are also busy and overtime is seen as a routine for them. “Sometimes I even have to go to the office on weekends and national holidays,” says 30-year-old Hoang Lan Phuong, … [Read more...] about More overtime, less happiness?