Party Central Committee sets future development goals

The Party Central Committee on January 12 closed its 10th plenum in Hanoi with a review of the leadership and direction of the Political Bureau and the Party Secretariat in 2014.

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: Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong speaks at the closing session of the 10th plenum__Photo: VNA

Party Central Committee sets future development goals

The Party Central Committee on January 12 closed its 10th plenum in Hanoi with a review of the leadership and direction of the Political Bureau and the Party Secretariat in 2014.

Society & Law

Taxis in Ho Chi Minh City’s streets__Photo: Hoang Hai/VNA

Legality of Uber taxi service in Vietnam under scrutiny

The impressive debut of Uber, an American taxi app service, has received both support and protest from the public, triggering a major concern about the legality of this ridesharing service.

Legal Tips For Expats

Transfer of house ownership to foreigners

Under the Vietnamese housing law, the transfer of residential house ownership must be carried out under house sale and purchase or donation contracts between spouses.

Legal Updates

State-owned enterprises will focus on equitizing and divesting capital from non-core businesses in 2015__Photo: VNA

Government sets economic development tasks for 2015

The Government issued Resolution No. 01/NQ-CP, on major tasks and solutions for implementation of this year’s socio-economic development plan and state budget estimates.

Law Guide

A bridegroom of Dao Thanh Y ethnic group (Bac Giang province) unveils his bride’s face__Photo: Thanh Ha/VNA

New Law on Marriage and Family

From January 1 next year, the Law on Marriage and Family will come into force, providing a legal mechanism for exercise of human rights and citizens’ rights regarding marriage and family.

History & Law

Bridegroom gives flowers to the bride__Photo: Internet

Human rights in Vietnam’s ancient feudal law

Under the feudal regimes in Vietnam, especially the Le and Nguyen dynasties, the principal basic human rights of people were clearly defined by law and protected by the states.

In the Pipeline

A toll collection station in the Noi Bai - Lao Cai expressway__Photo: Huy Hung/VNA

Finance Ministry proposes abolishing a series of charges and fees

The Ministry of Finance has proposed abolishing, or shifting to the service price mechanism, 26 types of charges and fees in order to suit practical conditions.

Business

Card users draw cash at an ATM counter in Hanoi__Photo: Tran Viet/VNA

New regulations enhance safety in banking operations

The State Bank of Vietnam last month issued a landmark circular providing prudential ratios and limits in the operation of credit institutions and foreign bank branches in Vietnam.

Traditions

A Muong household makes brocade for a local trade company in Hoa Binh province__Photo: Trong Dat/VNA

Muong attire is a work of art

The costume of the Muong, especially those worn by women, stands out for its sophistication.

Profile

Harvesting summer-fall rice crop in Tieu Can district, Tra Vinh province__Photo: Huy Hoang/VNA

Tra Vinh shrugs off drawbacks to become a hotbed of investment

Located in the Southeast of the Mekong River delta, Tra Vinh province has seven rural districts and Tra Vinh city, covering a total area of 2,295.1 km.

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