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Friday, October 22, 2021
In the context of a gloomy picture for the world’s economy caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and unpredictable changes in the US-China trade war, the European Union-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) effective on August 1 is regarded by the international community as a positive spotlight in international trade activities. EVFTA is expected to bring about huge benefits in economic recovery, growth and sustainable development for Vietnam, the EU and even third parties when joining this global value chain. EVFTA is considered a historic agreement creating a win-win opportunity for both sides which is greater than any other free trade agreements Vietnam has entered into so far.
Thien An mountain and Tra Khuc river, the top scenic spots in Quang Ngai province, are familiar to not only local people but domestic and foreign visitors as well. The iconic spots are now an epicenter for economic and tourist development in the province.
The global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted the Vietnamese government to work out plans for how to fly home overseas Vietnamese nationals. More than 100 flights have been organized, bringing home over 26,000 Vietnamese citizens from more than 50 countries and territories. Behind each of these journeys was love and a spirit of mutual help and protection for Vietnamese brothers and sisters.
Since the first COVID-19 infection in Vietnam , the whole political system and the entire population, with a high consensus, entered the fight against the disease. Recently, the country has basically contained the epidemic, a feat which was praised by the international community.
For the Cham ethnic people, ceramics not only are used as daily utensils, but more importantly, they are an intermedia for them to connect with gods. Bau Truc pottery village in Ninh Thuan province is a perfect destination for visitors to explore the quintessence of Cham pottery making and their unique culture.
Da Lat, known as the city of flowers, is set to become a fresh flower export hub in Southeast Asia. The central highlands city aims to raise its annual flower export value far beyond the current 50 million US dollars to match its capacity of producing yearly 3.1 billion flower branches. 
Then singing, regarded as the tunes of gods and fairies, deeply shows the religious life and culture of the Tay, Nung and Thai in the northern mountainous region. With its human values, the folk singing has been recognized as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO.
Nearly ten years after implementing the national target program for building a new-style countryside, Dong Nai has completed the program ahead of schedule. All districts and communes in the province have met the criteria of a new-style countryside, making Dong Nai a spotlight in the program’s implementation.
The southernmost provinces of Ca Mau and Bac Lieu have recently emerged as Vietnam’s largest shrimp exporters, helping Vietnamese shrimp secure a foothold on the world seafood market.
In the old days, Dong Ho paintings were used as decorations at every home in the northern delta during the Lunar New Year festival (Tet). Hanging a Dong Ho painting in the home at the beginning of a new year was believed to bring happiness and prosperity for the family. The folk paintings have become part of Vietnamese life through generations and are now used in the modern arts, including painting, sculpture, fashion and pottery.



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