The most prominent information in the week is the Hung Kings’ death anniversary 2018 which is ceremoniously organized nationwide.
Tens of thousands of pilgrims braving driving rain to come and attend Hung Kings’ death anniversary
A solemn incense offering ceremony was organized at Kinh Thien Shrine on the top of Nghia Linh Mountain, at the Hung Kings’ Temple Special national historical heritage site, on April 25, 2018 (Lunar March 10), in commemoration of the Hung Kings’ death anniversary, by the People’s Committee of Phu Tho Province.
Tens of thousands of pilgrims attend Hung Kings’ death anniversary at Hung Kings’ Temple - Phu Tho Province
The driving rain on the morning of the same day could not deter the steps of tens of thousands of pilgrims who were moving towards Hung Kings’ Temple to attend the Hung Kings’ death anniversary.
It is said that there were about two million pilgrims coming to the event. On the early morning of April 25, a delegation which came to offer incense to the Hung Kings was led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and attend the ceremony at Ha (Lower) Temple at the foot of Nghia Linh Mountain. After that the delegation continued the pilgrimage to Thuong (Upper) Temple, where Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc together with other Party and State leaders had offered incense, flowers and offerings in memory of the Hung Kings.
*In another development, on April 25, 2018, at the Hung Kings’ Memorial area, the National Historical-Cultural Park, Ho Chi Minh City, the Hung Kings’ Death Anniversary was also solemnly organized./.
Prime Minister pays official visit to Singapore and attends ASEAN Summit 32
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his wife on April 24, 2018 left Hanoi for an official visit to Singapore and attendance of the ASEAN Summit 42 on April 25-28, 2018, at the invitation of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong witness the signing ceremony of cooperation documents between the two countries
This is the first official visit to Singapore by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in his capacity of the Prime Minister. It happens in the context that the two countries are celebrating the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations (August 1, 1973-Auguest 1, 2018) and the 5th anniversary of the strategic partnership (September 2013-Sepber 2018).
The 32nd ASEAN Summit is the first summit in 2018 with Singapore as the chair of ASEAN. At the Summit, the ASEAN leaders will discuss and exchange opinions on the orientations and measures to boost cooperation and enhance the linkage with a view to improving the ASEAN self-support capabilities and taking advantage of new opportunities of the Revolution 4.0, thus making a contribution to building an ASEAN community of solidarity, strength and sustainable development.
On April 25, an official welcoming ceremony in honor of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his wife was organized at Istana Palace, the Headquarters of the State and Government of Singapore.
Right after that, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc paid a courtesy visit to President of Singapore Halimah Yacob and held talks with Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong.
After the talks, the two Prime Ministers witnessed the signing ceremony of cooperation documents between the two countries. All the contacts and talks had happened in a friendly, frank and mutual understanding atmosphere.
On this occasion the Prime Ministers approved the Joint Statement of the visit. On the morning of April 26, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the Vietnam-Singapore Business Forum with 700 attendants./.
Vietnam lodges protests against China’s actions in Hoang Sa and Truong Sa
The Foreign Ministry Spokesperson on April 24, 2018 Le Thi Thu Hang affirmed that Vietnam has got all legal grounds and historical evidences to affirm its sovereignty over Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes. That China has recently conducted a number of actions such as the “You Lian Tuo 9” ship’s operation in the Hoang Sa archipelago of Vietnam or China’s organization of a boat race in that same sea area of Vietnam has seriously violated Vietnam’s sovereignty over these two archipelagoes.
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“Vietnam requests that the Chinese side should stop at once these actions and respect Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes without having any more actions that can cause tension and complicate the situation in the region” – the Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang stressed.
In another relevant development, China’s Ministry of Agriculture has just announced the temporary cessation of fishing from 12.00 o’clock on May 1, 2018 to 12.00 o’clock on August 16, 2018 on the East Sea.
In the face of the situation, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Vietnam stated that China’s above-said announcement is of no value./.
73 outstanding software products and information technology services awarded Sao Khue Titlte 2018
The Vietnam Software Association (VINASA) on April 21, 2018 celebrated its 15th anniversary of Sao Khue Title and at the same time awarded the 2018 Sao Khue Title to 73 outstanding software products, information technology services and software solutions.
Sao Khue Title 2018 is awarded to 51 outstanding software products and information technology services
Among the awardees of the Top 10 Sao Khue Titles are: BIDV iBank of the BIDV Bank; the FPT Software Co.’s digital conversion service; the ISOFHCARE of the ISOFH Co.; the ITSOL Co.’s banking solution service; the TIMA Group’s financial connecting floor and the Viettel Corporation’s telecommunications network management and monitoring switchboard, version 4.0.
The Sao Khue Program was organized for the first time in 2003 when there were only 5,000 software engineers with turnover of USD 62 million. Now there are about 200,000 engineers with turnover of USD 8.8 billion, thus making a great contribution to the development and improvement of the life and working styles of many people and the whole society./.
Two circus artists Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep surprise Britain’s Got Talent 2018
The brothers Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep, circus artists, have recently surprised greatly the audience of Britain’s Got Talent 2018.
The 5-minute performance of Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep at Britain’s Got Talent 2018 surprises the entire audience
The Jury and the audience of Britain’s Got Talent 2018 called the performance of the brothers “incredible”. The Mirror paper right after that described in detail the performance and called it “confrontation with the death”.
After the performance, Juror Simon Cowell expressed his admiration at the performance and said that he would remember it for all his life. It was marvelous, he added.
The brothers Quoc Co and Quoc Nghiep had finally moved onto the next round of the competition./.
Cell phone subsribers rush to register information
According to Decree 49/2017/ND-CP, on April 24, 2018 is the final landmark for the telecommunications enterprises to guarantee that all the information of cell phone subscribers should be included in their concentrated data bases.
All the transaction points of the net providers are still packed with subscribers who come to register their personal information
This Decree is aimed at managing the cell phone subscribers just to avoid the state of trash sims and helps protect better information of customers.
At present, there are about 120 million cell phone subscribers nationwide, in which 90% is the pre-paid subscribers.
The Decree was made public one year ago, but the net providers have been slow in implementing it, leading to the current state of affairs when all subscribers are rushing to register their own information./.
Hue Festival 2018 gathers together a lot of outstanding art performances
Under the theme “Cultural heritage with integration and development, Hue – a destination with 5 heritages”, Hue Festival 2018 will be organized from April 27 to May 2, 2018.
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Hue Festival will be organized in 6 days with the participation of 15 domestic art troupes and 24 international art troupes.
There will be outstanding art performances from Vietnamese artists and the artists from 19 countries, like those from the Republic of Korea,China, Japan, Thailand, France, Belbium, Russia, Mexico and others.
The highlights of this festival is the program to honor the values of 5 world cultural heritages recognized by UNESCO, including the Hue Ancient Capital (1993), the Hue Court Refined Music (2003); the Nguyen Dynasty’s wood blocks (2010); the Nguyen Dynasty’s official documents (2014) and poetry and literature on architecture of Hue Court (2016).
On the other hand, Hue Festival 2018 will have an attractive music program such as the Trinh Cong Son music program at Phu Van Lau Park, the Huong River Echo, International Cuisine Festival and so on.
The opening night will begin at 20.00 p.m. at Ngo Mon Square.
Hue Festival 2018 is organized right at the time when there is the 25th anniversary of the Hue Ancient Capital Complex recognized by UNESCO as the World Cultural Heritage (1993-2018)./.
Swindlers in “Society Church of God” must be exposed
The so-called Society Church of God has reached its tentacles to a lot of provinces, from Hai Phong, to Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai and Binh Duong provinces like a virus.
Ngyhen Van Tao from Hai Duong is looking for his daughter who has followed the “Society Church of God” without avail now
This is not considered a religion. On the contrary, it is running counter to the dogma of the traditional religions as well as the values of conventional morals.
The followers have abandoned their jobs; students have been lured to join this kind of the Church of God. So it can be called the heresy.
They have used hypnosis or used certain kind of medicines to make the followers lose their minds and are ready to do at the beck and call of the organizers. What’s more, the followers are forced to pay one tenth of their income. So this is the sign of a swindler.
Much influenced by the South Koreans who had coined this religion in 1964 and disseminated it in Vietnam, a lot of the Vietnamese at home and in South Korea have followed this religion, breaking their family relationship, causing a lot of miseries among the people.
It is urgent to take actions to stop the spread of this dangerous heresy now. The Vietnamese State respects freedom of religion and belief, but it will not let the imposters and swindlers to violate the Vietnamese law and its citizens’ benefits by causing social disorders./.