Anthony was assigned to be a photographer, taking pictures of the VPN’s Sailing Vessel 286 – Le Quy Don, during that exchange program. It was his first time meeting and talking to Vietnamese people. Since then, the Filipino troop has been determined to visit Vietnam at least once in his lifetime. … [Read more...] about Filipino naval troop fascinated by Vietnamese country and people
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Thanks to support from my husband, who helps me with my homework and raises our children, I can devote my time to teaching young enthusiasts. I remember one day when I returned home after a long trip, I found my young daughter weaving brocade. She told me that she often sat at the loom when she missed me,” Nga said. … [Read more...] about Ethnic groups revive art of brocade
Hanoi (VNA) - Ha Thai lacquerware is now enjoying a new vitality and has established a firm position among the famous craft villages in Vietnam, with most of its products being exported. The Ha Thai lacquerware craft village is located right next to Highway 1A, in Thuong Tin district of Hanoi. It was formerly named Cu Trang, but renamed as Dong Thai in 1870 and Ha Thai in the early years of the 20th century. History has it that the trade started in Ha Thai in the 17th century. The village is not the cradle of the trade but famous for its contingent of craftsmen. In the first part of the 1930’s, Vietnam’s first painters studying at the Indochina Fine Arts College applied new colour materials like egg and snail shell and bamboo, and especially the polishing technique, to the art, thus creating really valuable artworks. Since 1955, the Ha Thai lacquerware craft village has experienced various ups and downs, but they in general have created a sustainable development. Since … [Read more...] about Formation, development of Ha Thai lacquerware craft village
Two hundred and thirty one years ago, under the leadership of Emperor Quang Trung (also known as national hero Nguyen Hue), Tay Son troops defeated 20,000 Qing invaders, liberating the imperial city of Thang Long and regaining national independence and freedom. … [Read more...] about Ngoc Hoi – Dong Da victory celebrated
If business households are forced to become enterprises, they will bear pressure because of the strict requirements on accountancy regime, books, invoices and vouchers. If so, they may ‘go underground’, try to evade tax, and escape the state’s control. Meanwhile, other business households are small and do seasonal business. … [Read more...] about What should be done to help Vietnamese businesses grow?