Category Archives: Politics

Cambodian PM: Western Sanctions Would Hurt Opposition

PHNOM PENH Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday that if Western countries impose threatened economic sanctions on his country, it would cause the death of the country’s political opposition.

Hun Sen, speaking at a road groundbreaking ceremony, was referring mostly to plans by the European Union to cancel an agreement giving imports from Cambodia preferential duty-free status.…

Young workers need preparation: experts

HCM City (VNS/VNA) – Young people in the workforce need to be better prepared for competing in a knowledge-based economy, experts said at a conference held in Ho Chi Minh City on January 11.…

Vietnam expands international cooperation in maritime issues

Hanoi (VNA) The promulgation of Resolution 36-NQ/TW at the eighth session of the 12th Party Central Committee in October 2018 on the marine economic development strategy illustrates Vietnam’s broad strategic vision of turning the country into a strong maritime nation.…

Vietnam’s ‘Incense Village’ Blazes Pink Ahead of Lunar New Year

HANOI In Vietnam’s “incense village,” dozens are hard at work dying, drying and whittling down bamboo bark to make the fragrant sticks ahead of the busy lunar new year holiday.

It is the most frantic time of year for workers in the cottage industry in Quang Phu Cau village on the outskirts of Hanoi, where families have been making incense for more than a century � a great source of pride for many.…

Top legislator asks for stronger procuracy efforts to combat corruption

Hanoi (VNA) – National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on January 8 called on the procuracy sector to speed up its work on especially serious corruption and economic cases, and exert greater efforts to promote anti-corruption and the fight against crime.…

NA Standing committee to convene 30th session on Jan 10

Hanoi (VNA) The 30th session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee will be held on January 10 in Hanoi, said a statement of the NA Office.

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and NA Vice Chairpersons will preside over discussions at the one-day session.…

VFF Central Committee convenes 9th conference

Ba Ria-Vung Tau (VNA) The 9th conference of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee opened in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on January 8.

Speaking at the event, Tran Quoc Vuong, Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee, hailed the contributions made by the VFF throughout 2018, saying that they helped consolidate and promote national solidarity for the country’s development.…