It is not uncommon for Vietnamese Americans to return to Vietnam to start a business in their twenties or thirties. For many, this return to the motherland is more than just a chance at a new career, it is a chance to find the true meaning in life. Tony Ngo and Don Le are known for founding Everest Education, an institute in Ho Chi Minh City which offers math and English enrichment courses, test preparation, college admissions consulting, and private tutoring to students from grades 1 to 12. Born and raised in California, with an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Stanford University, Tony’s first visit to Vietnam was in the summer of 2007 for an internship at TPG Capital. “After graduating, I had many questions about the culture, the market, and the transformation happening in Vietnam. I wondered if I could contribute anything,” Tony shared during a phone interview with Tuoi Tre News . “Seven years later, I decided that if I didn't do a summer internship in … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Americans find career, home, identity in motherland
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Warburg Pincus is relishing its opportunities in Vietnam as the economy grows and capital markets develop, said Jeffrey Perlman, Southeast Asia chief of the private equity firm to Reuters. "It's a market that we think there's a lot of opportunity in," quoted Perlman in an interview with Reuters on March 22. "Four, five years ago, even in Vietnam there wasn't an understanding of what was private equity and what it will do to businesses." Warburg Pincus is relishing its opportunities in Vietnam. Vietnam's emergence as a large manufacturing destination next to China helped the Southeast Asian nation's economy grow at 6.8% last year, the strongest since 2010, Reuters reported.The growth is rapidly building up a huge middle class that is boosting consumer spending in a country of about 100 million. Its stock index VNI has risen 20% this year, the best performance in Southeast Asia, after surging by 50% last year. Perlman said the growth in Vietnam's capital … [Read more...] about Warburg Pincus: “Vietnam a big draw for global investor”
Prime Ministe Pham Minh Chinh addresses the Centre for Strategic and International Studies ( CSIS ) in Washington D.C. (Photo: VNA) Washington D.C. (VNA) – Prime Ministe Pham Minh Chinh has delivered a speech at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington D.C. during his ongoing working trip to US. The following is the full text of the speech. “SINCERITY, TRUST AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR A BETTER WORLD” Dear Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very happy to visit the Center for Strategic and International Studies for the first time today, though this is far from the first time I hear of the CSIS, a top American think tank in the field of foreign strategies and policies and international issues. Seventy-seven years ago, President Ho Chi Minh, the national hero of Vietnam and great man of culture, prefaced the Declaration of Independence establishing the … [Read more...] about Remarks by PM Pham Minh Chinh at CSIS in Washington D.C
The following is the full text of the speech. “SINCERITY, TRUST AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR A BETTER WORLD” Dear Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Ladies and gentlemen, I am very happy to visit the Center for Strategic and International Studies for the first time today, though this is far from the first time I hear of the CSIS, a top American think tank in the field of foreign strategies and policies and international issues. Seventy-seven years ago, President Ho Chi Minh, the national hero of Vietnam and great man of culture, prefaced the Declaration of Independence establishing the Democratic Republic of Vietnam with this untarnishable fact, “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of happiness.” This was the spirit enshrined within the 1776 Declaration of Independence of the United States of America; it … [Read more...] about Remarks by PM Pham Minh Chinh at CSIS in Washington D.C.
The capital has left a good impression on Southeast Asia sports delegations and international reporters attending the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31). Foreign correspondents and athletes attending the 31st SEA Games shared with The Hanoi Tim es their profound feelings about Hanoi - the warm and thoughtful welcome the city has accorded them. Hanoi welcomes delegates attending the SEA Games 31. Photo: Duy Khanh/ The Hanoi Times Ahmad Munawwar Helmi Salim, medical team leader for the Malaysian sports delegation: Impressed with the strong development of Hanoi Ahmad Munawwar Helmi Salim, medical team leader for the Malaysian sports delegation. Photos: Do Huong This is the first business trip of our delegation after a long period of the Covid-19 pandemic. We have about 40 medical staff including doctors and nurses attending the event. The schedules and locations of the competitions held in Hanoi and some neighboring … [Read more...] about Hanoi gives SEA Games 31 warm, thoughtful welcome
As one of the 12 destinations chosen to host the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, Hanoi will provide tourists with great experiences thanks to its rich culture and delicacies. The 31st SEA Games take place in the Vietnamese capital and 11 neighboring provinces and cities from May 12 to 23. Since the city hosts several sports, such as diving, swimming, e-sports, wushu, bowling, shooting, archery, and more, people have come there in droves this month. Here are the best choices while visiting Hanoi: Hoan Kiem Lake Hoan Kiem Lake is the most well-known tourist attraction in Hanoi, and it is a must-see for all visitors. The lake is tied with the legends of Kim Qui (the Golden Turtle God) and Le Loi, Vietnam's emperor and the founder of the Later Le Dynasty (1428-1789). According to mythology, Le Loi used a magical sword Kim Qui provided for him to fight the invading Chinese forces. The Turtle Tower in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen … [Read more...] about Hanoi attractions and cuisine not to be missed during 31st SEA Games
Hanoian artisans are eager to introduce the capital city’s specialties to the delegates attending the largest sports event in Southeast Asia. The working atmosphere at Viet Porcelain Joint Stock Company is booming these days. The company based in Bat Trang pottery village in Hanoi is making SEA Games merchandise printed with Sao La - the mascot and logo of the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games). A Hanoi facility of Viet Porcelain Joint Stock Company. Photos: kinhtedothi.vn Vu Van Duc, Director of Viet Porcelain, said that it is a great joy for his businesses to be commissioned to make souvenirs for the Games. The SEA Games merchandise ordered from the company includes plates, vases, and jars, the products which are very popular with visitors to Bat Trang craft village, Hanoi’s Gia Lam District. All are associated with images of Sao La - the mascot and logo of SEA Games 31. Currently, the best-selling items are cups, flower pots, and ceramic vases … [Read more...] about Hanoi specialty gifts for SEA Games 31 delegates