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US President appreciates development of Vietnam-US ties

Vietnamese Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc (R) presents his letter of credentials to US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump appreciated steps of development in the US-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership when receiving a letter of credentials handed over by Vietnamese Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc on September 17. Welcoming the diplomat, Trump wished him a successful working tenure. The US President took this occasion to thank the warm …

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HCM City calls for investment in building smart city

Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan speaks at the event

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has called for investment in building an Intelligent Operations Centre (IOC) and a Socio-Economic Simulation and Forecast Centre. The two centres are among the key measures in a master plan on developing Ho Chi Minh City into a smart city in the 2017-2020 …

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Vietnam gov’t agencies on the mat in Mobifone TV deal

Many officials and Mobifone executives have been held responsible for its illegal TV acquisition.

Three ministries and the Government Office are under scrutiny for violations in an illegal acquisition by telco giant Mobifone. The Central Inspection Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam has named the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Public Security and the Government Office …

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Vietnam relatively safer than ASEAN peers in trade war storm

A Vietnamese worker watches containers at a port.

Unlike most other ASEAN countries, who have been buffeted by the China-U.S. trade war, Vietnam could actually benefit from it. The threat of an escalating global trade conflict is weighing on prospects for export-dependent economies like Singapore and Malaysia, while Indonesia and the Philippines face challenges funding their high levels …

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Vietnam tells Facebook to remove ‘toxic information’

Vietnam's PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) meets Facebook's representative Simon Milner in Hanoi Thursday.

Cybersecurity was among the topics discussed at a meeting between Vietnam’s PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a Facebook executive Thursday. Facebook’s vice president of public policy for the Asia-Pacific, Simon Milner, expressed his company’s readiness to support Vietnam in areas relevant to the digital era. Facebook will discuss with Vietnam …

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ASEAN leaders highlight opportunities in 4.0 Industry

Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong delivers a speech at WEF ASEAN 2018’s plenary session

Heads of state from across Southeast Asia on September 12 hailed the technological opportunities for the region in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The leaders are attending the World Economic Forum on ASEAN (WEF on ASEAN), themed “ASEAN 4.0: Entrepreneurship and the Fourth Industry Revolution” that attracted the participation of …

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