NDO – The performance of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) on March 4 at Ly Thai To Statue attracted a large number of onlookers, creating a ‘phenomenon’ in the nation’s culture and arts. (Mar 09, 2017)
NDO – In the Bahnar ethnic group’s community in Glar commune, Dac Hoa district, Gia Lai province, the trades of sculpting, forging and carpentry are considered as men’s jobs while wine making and brocade weaving are the typical trades of women.
NDO—The Lunar New Year (Tet) is a much-anticipated festival for all people, including ethnic minority groups. People in remote areas are very enthusiastic to invite guests to eat dinner and drink wine either on New Year’s Eve or in the first days of the Lunar New Year.
NDO - Vietnam must carry out both tasks of economic restructuring and international integration at the same time in order to boost growth. Recent developments in international relations show that headwinds to globalisation will affect Vietnam’s economy. But this is a necessary break for Vietnam to refine its restructuring action programme.
NDO—In the Vietnamese entertainment market, which experienced many ups and downs in 2016, numerous outstanding young artists, with their ambition and creative capacity, have left an initial impression on arts lovers.
NDO - The year of 2016 was considered as a year full of challenges for Vietnam's economy as internal problems remained cumbersome while the international situation witnessed unpredictable developments. Nevertheless, Vietnam’s macro-economy continues to be maintained and consolidated, creating momentum for economic growth in 2017.
NDO – The decision to send swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien to the United States for long-term training five years ago has brought about a landmark of changes which has resulted in the formation of a model for discovering and training sport talents in accordance with international standards, featuring both subjective and objective factors.
NDO – In recent years, instead of welcoming in the Lunar New Year at home, many Vietnamese families have opted to go travelling to experience the Tet atmosphere in domestic and international destinations. Aiming to meet the demand, during this year’s Tet holiday, travel agents have launched attractive tours, along with a range of promotional programmes.
NDO/VNA—Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with President of the World Bank (WB) Jim Yong Kim, Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Roberto Azevêdo and Chairman of the Chinese Alibaba Group Jack Ma on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland on January 19.
NDO—A conference on peace in the Middle East took place on January 15 in Paris with the attendance of diplomats from over 70 countries, igniting international efforts seeking to terminate the prolonged conflict between Israel and Palestine. As the international community was concerned about the possible outbreak of a new spell of violence in the Middle East, the conference issued a joint statement in favour of a peaceful solution to the problems between the two states, claiming it was the only way to bring peace to the region.
NDO - One year on, opportunities and challenges from the AEC are becoming evident to Vietnamese enterprises. Expectations for increased export revenues to ASEAN are waning but it also affords domestic enterprises a moment to reflect on their weaknesses and strengths, and then work to restructure themselves in order to achieve the desired growth.
NDO – The European Union (EU) has left behind a turbulent year and has entered 2017 with confidence and hope for better things. But Europe still faces major challenges ahead including increased risks of terrorist attacks, severe migration crises, unexpected elections and the UK’s final separation with Brexit.
NDO – In his impressive address to staff on his first working day as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Antonio Guterres stressed the need for the UN to reform in order to address global challenges as well as terrorism and conflicts. The request to reform is both a goal and challenge for the world’s largest multilateral organisation.
NDO - In late 2015 Vietnam officially joined the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), a region of over 600 million people and GDP of nearly US$3,000 billion. A huge market full of potential was anticipated but after one year, such expectations have yet to materialise.
NDO – 2016 witnessed a series of sparkling milestones marked in the history of Vietnamese sports, including the first-ever Olympic and Paralympic gold medals won by shooter Hoang Xuan Vinh and powerlifter Le Van Cong, respectively.