In an interview granted to Nhan Dan (People) Weekly Newspaper, he shared that for him, every art programme is arranged like a dream during which the audience will forget their hardships in life and be able to live in their own dream. Question: How can you touch the hearts of an audience who can’t understand your language of art? Director Tuan Le: There are certain similarities in culture and human behaviour among nations around the world. Of course, we cannot forcefully integrate the similarities in our artworks, we must do it in a delicate way. For example, the Teh Dar show is inspired by the indigenous culture of the Central Highlanders, but it goes beyond that to tell a story of tribes in many other countries and continents, not only limited in Vietnam. If Teh Dar is not introduced as a Vietnamese show, no one will know about this. That is why Teh Dar has universal appeal. It is said that running for traditional culture is a current trend in today’s life, what do you … [Read more...] about Director Tuan Le: Vietnamese culture is a vast repertoire for the arts
Why vietnam is a developing country
Fleeing the Korean War in 1951, five-year-old Kang Young-ho, along with his parents, three sisters and a younger brother, quickly bundled up their clothes in a small bag and ran away from Seoul to the south of the country. "It’s an unforgettable memory for me," the grandfather of two told VnExpress. Kang’s family was among very few Korean people who lost nothing in the war apart from their property. The war devastated the lives of millions of Koreans who suffer to this day. Historians say that a staggering 3-4 million people were killed, of which as many as 70 percent may have been civilians. "I know that many families were separated by the war. Many of my friends have not seen their relatives for almost 70 years," Kang said. As current North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. President Donald Trump are scheduled to meet again in Hanoi this week to discuss denuclearization and an anticipated peace treaty to end the Korean War, VnExpress asked two South … [Read more...] about A South Korean generation gap on Trump-Kim summit – VnExpress International
At the forefront of a global trend First among the roll-call in Vietnam must be Phuong Thao, co-founder and chair of the Sovico Holdings and Vietnam’s first self-made female billionaire. Having taken her budget airline VietJet Air public last year, she is now worth an estimated US$2.6 billion and was correspondingly named #55 on Forbes “Power Women” list for 2017. Other prominent names gaining international attention include Mai Kieu Lien, CEO of the Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company; Thai Huong, President of the TH Group; and Le Hong Thuy Tien, chairwoman of the IPP Group and a highly prominent figure in the shopping mall sector. That Vietnamese women are making such a mark should not surprise when one considers that around a third of Vietnamese businesses are led by women today. We can expect this upwards trajectory to very much continue, since the Vietnamese government is targeting this figure to rise to 50 percent by 2020. And it should be said that such … [Read more...] about Why Vietnam is such fertile ground for female entrepreneurs
*This debate was originally posted in August. We're reposting it following the latest news on the cable car project, with a Quang Binh Province official saying that abandoning it will be a "waste of natural resources". Vietnam's internet community was abuzz over the weekend following news that Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has endorsed a controversial cable car project into the country's world-renowned cave kingdom. Unlike previous plans, this one does not include the world's largest cave Son Doong. Instead it will run 5.2 kilometers (3.2 miles) from a section of the Ho Chi Minh Highway to En (Swallow) Cave, which was catapulted to global fame when it was aired live on U.S. talk show Good Morning America in May 2015. En Cave, a feeder to the world's largest cave Son Doong in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, stretches 1,645 meters into the mountain and has been named one of the most captivating caves on earth by National Geographic. It is also believed to be … [Read more...] about Should Vietnam build a cable car system in its cave kingdom?
Last week, I asked the Department of Land Management under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to provide some data and documents for research purposes, specifically the data on land area reclaimed by the government for investment projects after the Vietnamese Land Law came into effect in 2013. An official told me he would look for it. The next day, he said the department never had the data in the first place, or even tried to collect such information. I was astounded. Such data is fundamental and crucial for analyzing and developing policies, and yet no authoritative agency has them, and worse, has any intention to gather them. The lack of the data is a major loophole in our land management system. I’ve already asked authorities from some other provinces for such data earlier. They don’t have it. So, to be more accurate, said data doesn’t appear anywhere in the country’s national database. Why? Because our laws never specified terms under which … [Read more...] about Shocker: Vietnam is not collecting crucial land data