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Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Tags: the elderly
Population law must protect elderly: experts Population law must protect elderly: experts
The nation’s population policy must be integrated with other socio-economic factors including national defense and security to ensure rapid and sustainable development, experts said on November 29 in Hanoi.
Cho Ro veneration of Goddess of Rice Cho Ro veneration of Goddess of Rice
Sa Yang Va is the name of the ceremony dedicated to the Goddess of Rice, the biggest festival of the Cho Ro ethnic group living mostly in Dong Nai southern province with a population of nearly 27,000.
Guarantee of human rights under the new Penal Code Guarantee of human rights under the new Penal Code
Under the recent universal periodic review, the United Nations Human Rights Council has appreciated the achievements recorded by Vietnam in realizing its commitments on human rights. It has also made hundreds of recommendations for Vietnam to better protect and guarantee human rights, 182 of which are accepted by the country. In criminal justice, 17 recommendations of the UNHRC are directly related to the formulation and revision of the 2015 Penal Code.
Decision No. 2545/QD-TTg Decision No. 2545/QD-TTg
approving the Scheme on development of non-cash payment in Vietnam during 2016-2020
Increase of retirement age proposed again Increase of retirement age proposed again
The retirement age in Vietnam, currently 60 for men and 55 for women, may be gradually raised to 62 and 60, respectively, according to a proposal of the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs.
Code of conduct for tourists issued Code of conduct for tourists issued
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on March 2 issued a decision releasing for the first time a national code of conduct for local and international tourists, tour operators and residential communities at tourism spots.
Village democracy: past and present Village democracy: past and present
Only once the people really regard democracy promotion as their own cause and interest can the process of democracy enforcement make steady progress.
Ancestor reverence in Ha Nhi rituals Ancestor reverence in Ha Nhi rituals
The Ha Nhi, a Tibetan-Burmese language ethnic group living in the northern provinces of Lao Cai, Lai Chau and Dien Bien, show special respect for their ancestors who symbolize sacredness and goodness. The group reveres their ancestors to express their gratitude for the ancestors’ giving birth to and bringing them up as well as to pray for their blessing. Ancestor veneration features a beautiful cultural trait of the Ha Nhi.
Tet of the San Diu Tet of the San Diu
The San Diu, which lives in northern mountainous areas with a population of nearly 147,000, celebrates quite a lot of festivals the most important of which is Tet, the lunar New Year festival.
The San Chay The San Chay
The San Chay live in midland areas in the provinces of Tuyen Quang, Thai Nguyen, Bac Giang, Quang Ninh, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Phu Tho and Vinh Phuc, ranking 14th in population among 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam.

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