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Vietnams Youngest Artisan

Vietnam’s Youngest Artisan

12/08/2017 13:35 GMT+7

After many failures, Nguyen Tran Hiep, who had always wanted to get rich from the traditional craft in his hometown of Tu Son in the northern province of Bac Ninh, finally succeeded when he became the youngest national artisan in Vietnam at the age of 37. Thanks to a drastic renovation and a large investment, his small workshop, Hiep Thang, developed into a large scale fine-art furniture cooperative which has changed the thinking and the old way of practicing the craft of many locals in the region.
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Dong Quoc Cuong – the Coach of Swimmers with Disabilities

Dong Quoc Cuong – the Coach of Swimmers with Disabilities

30/07/2017 21:43 GMT+7

Wanting to give free swimming lessons to the handicapped, in 1999, Dong Quoc Cuong established the Ho Chi Minh City Handicap Swimming Club. In addition to teaching them to swim, the club also looks for talent and some of the swimmers have won medals at national and international competitions for the handicapped.
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French Director Brings the Image of Vietnam to the World

French Director Brings the Image of Vietnam to the World

18/07/2017 09:37 GMT+7


Olivier Lorelle is a famous French screenwriter who has more than 29 screenplays nominated and honored at major international film festivals such as Cannes, Venise, Berlin and Locarno. He recently worked as director of the film, Ciel Rouge (Red Sky), which was entirely shot in Ba Be Lake (Bac CaN province) and Dong Van (Ha Giang province) in Vietnam.  
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Master Chef Huynh Khanh Ly

Master Chef Huynh Khanh Ly

11/06/2017 17:14 GMT+7

Huynh Khanh Ly, whose parents are Vietnamese, was born and grew up in France. She has always been passionate about cooking and loves Vietnamese cuisine. In 2015, she became famous for winning Master Chef France 2015 with dishes of both French and Vietnamese tastes.
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 Tri Nguyen – the Artist of Dan Tranh

Tri Nguyen – the Artist of “Dan Tranh”

27/05/2017 11:55 GMT+7

In his performances, Tri Nguyen, a pianist and “dan tranh” (Vietnamese 16-chord zither) artist, always couples European classics with Vietnamese folk and traditional music. With the combination of Western classical music and Vietnamese folk music, his compositions are much loved by audiences in various regions.  He won the Golden Award and the most popular artist at the Global Music Arads selected by  the American audiences in 2015 which was an international acknowledgement of the musical career of this Vietnamese-French composer.
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Professor Shimizu Masaaki and Nom Scripts

Professor Shimizu Masaaki and Nom Scripts

13/05/2017 16:46 GMT+7

Japanese Professor Masaaki Shimizu has  been presented with the 2017 Balaban Award by the US-based Vietnamese Nom (ancient Vietnamese script) Preservation Foundation (VNPF) for his contributions to preserving Vietnamese ancient script.
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Philadelphian Brightens Up Hanoi Alley

Philadelphian Brightens Up Hanoi Alley

07/05/2017 00:01 GMT+7

A small lane with walls of old paint peeling off near the Kim Ngan communal house on Hang Bac street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter has now been cleaned up thanks to Scott Matt, an American.
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Ambassador Vnukov and His Love to Vietnam

Ambassador Vnukov and His Love to Vietnam

21/04/2017 12:53 GMT+7

According to Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Konstantin VasilievichVnukov, Vietnam is a wonderful country which he loves with all his heart. He came to Vietnam for the first time in 2006 as a diplomat for President Vladimir Putin.
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