She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?
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Vietnamese pop star Noo Phuoc Thinh (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNS/VNA) - Vietnamese pop star Noo Phuoc Thinh will perform at the ASEAN Fantasia 2019 at the Chanwon Veledrome in Busan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), on November 24. The event is part of the ASEAN-RoK Commemorative Summit 2019, which will open in Busan in November 27. The singer will share the stage with famous singers from countries in the region, including singer PSY and the girl band BoA of the RoK. Noo will sing "I’m Still Loving You" from his latest MV. “I will introduce a taste of Vietnamese pop,” said the 30-year-old. Before singing at the ASEAN Fantasia 2019, Noo will perform at the concert V.Heartbeat Live in Seoul on November 16. He will sing the hit "Mai Mai Ben Nhau" (Together Forever) with a dance group of 20 artists. V.Hearbeat Live will be organised at the Gocheok Sky Dome which has 25,000 seats. It will feature famous Korean music bands … [Read more...] about Pop star Noo Phuoc Thinh to perform at ASEAN Fantasia 2019
The security level of www.chodientu.vn has been approved to meet global standards set by VISA and Master Card. The website was ranked in the ”Verified by VISA” Top 3 of VISA Asia’s website and Vietnamese businesses Top 5 worldwide of Master Card and has become the first online-shopping website of Vietnam recognized by VISA and Master Card. As a result, e-customers can use international credit and debit cards of VISA, Master Card, JCB, AMEX, DINERS to shop online in www.chodientu.vn. To celebrate the lunar New Year festival, a shopping event was launched by the website with the participation of 150 businesses besides a price discount programme of 30-50%. Source: TBKTSG Online Translated by Hoang Anh … [Read more...] about First online-shopping website recognized by VISA and Master Card
Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh (R) and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong (C) at the conference on the EVFTA held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 21 (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Overcoming tariff barriers doesn’t mean Vietnamese good and services can easily enter the European Union (EU), but they still have to satisfy strict non-tariff requirements of what is one of the world’s most demanding markets, according to Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh. The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) was signed in Hanoi on June 30. Once taking effect, it will eliminate 99 percent of the import tariff lines between the two sides in 7-10 years. This is the highest commitment level Vietnam has received among the FTAs it has inked. Notably, many commodities will benefit from the zero-percent tariffs immediately after the deal becomes effective such as coffee, peppercorn, honey and aquatic products. At a conference … [Read more...] about Tariff removal doesn’t mean easy entrance into EU market: minister
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the forum (Photo:news.un.org) Paris (VNA) – A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister Le Hoai Trung attended the second Paris Peace Forum that opened on November 12 under the chair of French President Emmanuel Macron. The event attracted 30 heads of State, leaders of countries and major international organisations, experts and businesspeople. Deputy FM Trung attended and delivered a speech at a session on the 70th anniversary of Geneva Conventions. Speaking at the event, President Macron said extreme nationalism, war and non-cooperation will destroy all that humans have built over the past years. Europe is the place where the price of non-cooperation is best known, he said. In order to cope with challenges amid changing world order and difficulties in multilateralism, the forum called on entities to make commitments and promote specific solutions to global governance. The event is part … [Read more...] about Vietnam attends second Paris Peace Forum