The number of Vietnamese students in the U.S. has increased for the 16th year in a row with more than 22,400 Vietnamese students attending American colleges and universities in the 2016-2017 academic year, a 5 percent increase from the previous year, new data shows. Of the total figure, 68 percent were undergraduates, 15.6 percent were graduate students, 9 percent enrolled in Optional Practical Training (OPT), and the remaining 7.4 percent were pursuing non-degree programs, according to the annual Open Doors report by the U.S.-base Institute of International Education, which focuses on international student exchange and aid, foreign affairs and international peace and security. Vietnam remained the sixth leading economy of origin for all international students in the U.S. China retained top spot, followed by India, while South Korea exchanged places with Saudi Arabia to stand in third and Canada came in fifth. The rest of the top ten was made up of Taiwan, Japan, Mexico and … [Read more...] about Number of Vietnamese students in the U.S. rises for 16th consecutive year: report
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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a USD9.2 million project aimed at the reduction of child labour in Vietnam. The goals of the project are to better enforce existing laws on child protection, to build a national database on child labour and to increase agencies' capacity to deal with violations. The project will also raise awareness about the child labour issue as well as encourage young people to continue their studies. Children working at a brick factory in Hanoi. The U.S. Department of Labor provided USD 8 million in funding though International Labour Organization and USD 1.2 million though other channels. The project will last 60 months and be operational in Hanoi, HCMC, An Giang and some other selected areas. The Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MoLISA) will carry out the project. According to the MoLISA, nearly1.8 million children are being coerced into working illegally Vietnam.The majority live in rural areas, with 67% of them … [Read more...] about Project funded by the U.S. to reduce child labour in Vietnam
VietJet Aviation JSC plans to expand its fleet to include wide-body jets as the Vietnamese low-cost carrier considers California as its first U.S. destination starting in the next two years. According to Bloomberg, Vietnam’s biggest private airline VietJet Aviation JSC considers California as its first U.S. destination starting about 2019.The Vietnam’s biggest private airline would use the larger aircraft to begin the route after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration grants Vietnam airlines permission to fly to America, said Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, VietJet’s founder and chief executive officer. The first flights could link the Southeast Asian nation with the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport, located near a large Vietnamese community, and would also be close enough to serve San Francisco, she said.“We aim to expand international flights in the next few years” Thao said in an interview. “We want to make international flights 60 … [Read more...] about VietJet to open first direct route to the U.S by 2019
The Foreign Investment Agency (FIA) under the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) has just signed two investment promotion cooperation agreements with the U.S. and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Under the agreements, investors from the U.S. and UAE will be provided with information about investment and business in Vietnam. The agreements also includes the selection of investment projects that conform to Vietnam’s situation and the capacity of the U.S. and UAE investors as well as the construction of an information base for these projects to better facilitate investment inflows into the Southeast Asian nation. The U.S.-based VQ Partner Company will also provide FIA with information about the U.S. and UAE investors’ requirements involving in investment activities in industrial zones, investment priorities, human resources, and education and training. VQ Partner, an investment promotion consulting firm of MagRabbit Inc. and Algelous Economics Inc., … [Read more...] about Vietnam Ink Investment Promotion Agreements with the U.S., UAE
“ Have you ever imagined such rustic and simple things available in rural areas of Vietnam like straw, spathes of corn, banana, bamboo which can become pristine, unique, attractive and popular in many countries such as Japan, the US and E.U.” Mr Do Manh Tai - a handicraft exporter has told us about a long success story of making the impossible possible. Access to the market carefully and most efficientlyBorn and growing up in the countryside of many generations associated with agriculture, Mr Do Manh Tai has been always wondering how to develop production and business activities in associated with creating jobs for workers. Having early regconised the new business direction with encouraging policies for the developing economic sectors of the State, in 2000 he founded Nhat Thang Company Limited to satisfy his business ideas. He realised that the traditional craft villages in Vietnam which has a long life with a unique product with … [Read more...] about Nhat Thang Co., Ltd Introduces Vietnamese Culture to the U.S
Vietnamese companies should improve the quality of goods and boost exports to the U.S., U.S. Assistant Commerce Secretary David Spooner was quoted by Vietnam News Agency. At a dialogue on bilateral trade policies between the U.S. and Vietnam, co-held by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hanoi Dec 10, David Spooner shared difficulties with local companies and also warned that anti-dumping lawsuits will continue and will likely stabilize in six months to come. Le Van Dao, vice chairman of the Vietnam Garment and Apparel Association raised concerns over likely protection, proposing local companies to prioritize high added value contracts, particularly exports to the U.S. The U.S. Department of Commerce recently concluded that Vietnam did not dump apparels and Vietnam Garment and Apparel Association hailed DOC’s decision. The U.S. is among biggest importers of Vietnamese goods. This year, bilateral trade between Vietnam and the U.S. will surpass … [Read more...] about David Spooner: Vietnam Cos Should Boost Exports to the U.S.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not yet issued any report on harmful food to human health imported from Vietnam since early 2009, the Vietnamese embassy and trade representative to the U.S. announced on Feb. 24. The announcement was made after some news articles published this month in the U.S, warning that consumers not to use food imported from Vietnam, quoting what it said was provided by FDA that the food is filthy or poisonous. “That information is false,” Cao Tran Quoc Khai, head of economic office in Vietnam embassy to the U.S. said, suspecting that this might have been intentionally forged for bad purposes. The FDA monthly issues a list of shipments overseas which are refused to be imported into the U.S. in the preceding month. According to Vietnam’s Trade Representative Office in the U.S., the FDA’s lists in … [Read more...] about Vietnam Rejects False Reports on Food Export Quality to the U.S.
Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Viet Nam People’s Army Pham Ngoc Minh receives a delegation of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ha Noi, February 27, 2017 Sen. Lt. Gen. Minh highlighted the US delegation’s working visit as a contribution to deepening the mutual trust and understanding between the two countries’ armies and people.Both countries have made great strides in defence relations, especially in delegation exchange, military medicine cooperation, war consequences settlement, and search and rescue, Minh noted.The Sen. Lt. Gen. also fielded the guests’ questions about the defence diplomatic policy of Viet Nam.In turn, Prof. William J. Gregor from the college’s School of Advanced Military Studies said the information his delegation received at the meeting is useful to them to get a better understanding of the land, people and … [Read more...] about U.S. army college delegation welcomed
A soldier opened fire at the U.S. Army post of Fort Hood in Texas on Wednesday, killing three people and wounding 16 others before killing himself, the commanding general of the post said. Several hours after the shooting, commander Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley confirmed to the media that the shooter, an Army specialist who had served inIraqand was being treated for mental health issues, had died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Milley said the soldier first walked into a medical support building on Wednesday afternoon and opened fire. He then went out, got into a car and drove to a second building. He fired several shots while driving. After he went inside the second building, he resumed shooting before confronted with a military officer. The gunman then turned the handgun to his head and fired, Milley said. Milley declined to identify the shooter. But U.S. media, quoting different sources, identified him as 34-year-old Ivan Lopez. Lopez reportedly worked as a truck driver on the … [Read more...] about 4 killed, 16 wounded in U.S. Army base shooting
A U.S. Army reservist who served in Afghanistan, embraced militant black nationalism and professed a desire to "kill white people" has been named by authorities as the lone gunman in a sniper attack on police in Dallas that left five officers dead. Authorities said on Friday the suspect, identified as Micah Johnson, 25, was killed by a bomb-carrying robot deployed against him in a parking garage where he had holed up, refusing to surrender during hours of negotiations with police. Thursday night's bloodshed, which shattered an otherwise peaceful protest denouncing two fatal police shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota this week, added a new layer of apprehension to emotional national debates over racial injustice and gun violence. Seven other officers and two civilians were wounded in the ambush in downtown Dallas. The five killed marked the highest death toll for U.S. police in the line of duty from a single event since the Sept. 11, 2001, suicide hijackings that leveled … [Read more...] about U.S. Army reservist named as lone gunman in Dallas police ambush