OTT service providers subject to stricter requirements

Foreign over-the-top (OTT) service providers wishing to provide charged Internet-based calling and messaging services in Vietnam would be required to corporate with Vietnamese telecom businesses.

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Vietnam Month In Review

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung at the 25th ASEAN Summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar__Photo: Doan Tan/VNA

Prime Minister calls for ASEAN’s active role in maintaining peace

Speaking about the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community and post-2015 vision, the Prime Minister said Vietnam would cooperate with other members to build the new community.

Focus

Night shift on Vietsovpetro Joint Venture’s central technology oil rig 2 in Bach Ho oil field__Photo: Huy Hung/VNA

Vietnam - 20 years of implementation of 1982 UNCLOS

On June 23, 1994, at its 5th session, the IXth National Assembly of Vietnam adopted a resolution ratifying the 1982 UNCLOS, making Vietnam the 64th member state of the Convention.

Society & Law

Enterprise naming rules stir public displeasure

New businesses must not be named after national celebrities under a Culture, Sports and Tourism Ministry circular effective on November 15.

Legal Tips For Expats

Citizenship of applicants for Vietnamese nationality

Under Vietnamese law, a Vietnamese citizen who is residing in a foreign country may submit a dossier of application for an ordinary passport at the Vietnamese Embassy in that country.

Legal Updates

Trang An wetland reserve with special-use forests in Ninh Binh province__Photo: Minh Duc/VNA

Special-use forest plan approved

The total area of special-use forests will be increased from current 2.2 million hectares to 2.4 million by 2020 according to Prime Minister Decision No. 1976/QD-TTg.

Law Guide

Revised Law on Environmental Protection

Prevention of environmental pollution and degradation is regarded as the key task in the revised Environmental Protection Law (the Law), which was passed in June this year.

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

OTT service providers subject to stricter requirements

Foreign over-the-top (OTT) service providers wishing to provide charged Internet-based calling and messaging services in Vietnam would be required to corporate with Vietnamese telecom businesses.

Business

Laborers in Bac Ninh province carry out procedures for enjoying unemployment insurance__Photo: Quoc Khanh/VNA

Overview of the employment aspects of bankruptcy

Employment debts rank behind bankruptcy fees, secured debts and special loans granted to the insolvent credit institution subject to special control.

Traditions

Performing rituals at a buffalo stabbing festival of the Bahnar (Gia Lai province)__Photo: Thanh Ha/VNA

Buffalo stabbing, an essential Bahnar ritual

Buffalo sacrifices play an important role in the spiritual as well as daily lives of Bahnar, the largest Mon Khmer language community in the Central Highlands.

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Japan-funded Nhat Tan bridge over the Red River in Hanoi__Photo: Huy Hung/VNA

Hanoi - promising land for investment and tourism

Throughout more than one thousand years marked by destruction, wars and natural calamities, Hanoi still preserves many ancient architectural works with over 600 pagodas and temples.

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