China Build Fiery Cross Reef into Biggest Island in Truong Sa China Build Fiery Cross Reef into Biggest Island in Truong Sa

National Times- “China has turned a strategically important reef into probably the biggest island in the Spratly (Truong Sa), Chinese scholars say, and the expansion is expected to continue”, the SouthChinaMorning Post reported.

China Take Illegal Actions in Truong Sa, Hoang Sa

China Take Illegal Actions in Truong Sa, Hoang Sa

National Times- “Once again, we strongly affirms Vietnam’s indisputable sovereignty over the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagos ”, Vice spokeswoman for Vietnam’s Foreign Ministry Pham Thu Hang on October 23.

Vietnam, US Hold Defense Policy Dialogue 2014

National Times- A defense policy dialogue 2014 between Vietnam and the US was organized in 2014.

Textile And Garment Exports Could Surpass US$ 23.5 Billion

Textile And Garment Exports Could Surpass US$ 23.5 Billion

National Times - According to the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas), textile and garment export turnover reached US $ 17.2 billion in the first 9 months of the year, an increase of 19% over the same period. Textile and garment exports could surpass US$ 23.5 billion plan in 2014.

Shortening The Time of Customs Procedures

Shortening The Time of Customs Procedures

National Times - This is a big effort of the customs to facilitate business activities in the context that enterprises are facing with too many difficulties.

Multicolored Vietnam through Foreigner’s Eye

National Times- Let discover Vietnam through the eyes of tourist Matt Munro. For Matt, Vietnam is a great destination, being colorful and attractive.

Promoting Hanoi tourism on Tokyo Subway

National Times- Over 1.000 posters, introducing Hanoi’s photos are stuck around cabins and 24 electronic led boards on subway stations in Japan.

Vietnam Waters and Islands Honored in World Media

National Times- The most beautiful beaches, most amazing bays and most mysterious islands … are titles the international community offers Nha Trang, Lang Co, Con Dao, Ha Long Bay.

Finding Old Features at Craft Village Tourism Festival

National Times- Within the framework of the annual Hanoi Traditional Craft Village Tourism Festival from October 9 to 12, many activities will take place to promote traditional village tourism and the participation of international friends.

Six More Pedestrian Streets Open in Hanoi’s Old Quarter

National Times- Six more walking streets in Hanoi’s Old Quarter were launched on October 3 to serve tourists on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

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Third Week of October, 2014

Third Week of October, 2014

National Times- Vietnam – a proacitve, dynamic and responsible member of ASEM; Vietnam attends 131st IPU Assembly in Geneva; Vietnam, EU look to conclude FTA talks soon; Vietnam, China seek stronger military partnership … some leading news stories in the third week of October, 2014.