Opening the lid of her rice cooker, a luxury bought when power finally came to their village in central Myanmar three years ago, Tin Aye scooped out two fat ladles for breakfast. "I cannot go without eating rice. Since the start of the day, all my stomach asks for is rice," said the 52-year-old mother of three, laughing. Myanmar is a nation obsessed with rice. Its people eat an average of 155 kilos a year, according to a 2016 survey by the country's rice federation and Yezin Agricultural University, ensuring Myanmar has one of the world's highest rates of rice consumption. For half a century, successive leaders anchored agriculture policies on rice. The government used loans, infrastructure, and services to farmers to push them to grow it and people to eat it, so rice is now woven into the fabric of daily life. In place of "hello", people greet each other by asking: "Have you had rice?" It wasn't always this way in Myanmar, where diets were once seasonal, diverse - and much more … [Read more...] about From beans to gooseberry, rice-mad Myanmar eyes healthier diet
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Illustrative Image — 24hnews.vn By Hồng Minh When your phone rings and the number of the caller identified is your child’s school, most parents’ hearts will skip a beat. Thankfully, the majority of the calls mums and dads get from teachers are all fairly routine, mundane issues. Worse case most of the time is maybe your child has slipped in the playground. Grazed a knee perhaps, or suffered a bump on the head. Nothing that can’t be fixed with an Elastoplast or a little TLC. Last week cells phones belonging to parents of children at one kindergarten in the northern province of Bắc Ninh would have been buzzing like crazy. These calls were not coming from the school, but other, anxious parents. Rumours of problems with food at the school had spread like, well, like a contagious disease. Photographs of contaminated meat were being passed around, and parents had reason to be concerned. One child confirmed ill, then another. Then another and … [Read more...] about You are what you eat, which is why are children must eat right
AIA (Vietnam) Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (AIA Vietnam) officially launched its new brand promise: ‘Healthier, Longer, Better Lives.’ AIA’s new brand promise is purpose-led, placing a firm emphasis on AIA Vietnam’s commitment to take action to positively impact the lives of its customers. David Beckham at the Song Festival Stuart Spencer, group chief marketing officer of AIA, shared: “Healthier, Longer, Better Lives is a single, powerful brand promise that is an accurate and up-to-date reflection of what AIA stands for and what we do as a company. Asia is getting wealthier but it is not getting healthier, given the rapid and prevalent rise of lifestyle-related diseases across our region. We are committed to helping address this disturbing trend by playing a proactive and positive role in the lives of our customers.” To celebrate this special occasion, David Beckham visited AIA Vietnam for the first time in his capacity as AIA’s Global … [Read more...] about AIA launches Healthier, Longer, Better Lives in Vietnam
Foreigners earning incomes from providing services in Vietnam, what are their tax liabilities? Income earned by foreigners from rendering services in Vietnam is taxed in Vietnam regardless of their residence status. However, the tax implications are different depending on various factors that are specified in this article to help the foreigners to comply with the tax regulations in Vietnam as well as mitigate the risks of additional tax, penalties and interests on late tax payment. Regulation on residence status in Vietnam According to the current tax regulation, an individual is regarded as a Vietnamese tax resident if: Being present in Vietnam for a period of 183 days or more within one western calendar year or 12 consecutive months from the date of first arrival in Vietnam; or Having a registered place of “permanent residence” in Vietnam; or Having a rented house (including hotels, guesthouses, motels, offices) with a lease term of 183 days or more in a tax year. In … [Read more...] about Foreigners earning incomes from providing services in Vietnam, what are their tax liabilities?
As a nutrition company with high-quality and science-backed products, Herbalife has been embraced by consumers and has become a household name across Vietnam. Herbalife Vietnam was the nutrition sponsor of the Vietnamese athletes at ASIAD 2018 Herbalife has won the “Golden Product” award by the Vietnam Functional Food Association (Ministry of Health) for 2017-2018 by prioritising consumer satisfaction and sustainable growth. For the second year running, Herbalife Vietnam has been recognised as one of the Top 100 Sustainable Businesses by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), and the company has also been listed among the Top 10 Sustainable Businesses in the trading and services category this year. The evaluation of the Top 100 Sustainable Businesses is based on the Corporate Sustainability Index (CSI) developed by the VCCI and updated annually by VCCI experts and members, government authorities, local and international organisations, as well as … [Read more...] about Making our world healthier and happier