Diplomat talks about strategic motivations behind Vietnam-US ties
The US’s The National Interest online magazine on May 28 published an article by former Ambassador and head of the Vietnamese Mission to the UN Nguyen Thanh Chau on the relationship between Vietnam and the US. 

VN spends $1.5 billion for animal feed imports
 Viet Nam had to spend more than US$1.5 billion to import animal feed and raw material in the first five months of this year, up 27.5 per cent compared with 2016, despite market difficulties for meat, especially pork.

Ministry announces Vietnam free of bird flu
The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Animal Health Department has declared that all provinces and cities nationwide are free of avian flu, with no new outbreak detected. 

French musician Joyce Jonathan to perform in Hanoi, Da Nang
French singer and songwriter, Joyce Jonathan will give a performance at the French Cultural ExchangeCenter, L'Espace, in Hanoi on June 8.

Da Lat’s red maple tourist area opens
 A red maple tourist area has just been opened for the public on May 26 at Da Lat City’s Ward 3 in the central highlands province of Lam Dong.

Hanoi aims to train more English teachers
 Hanoi faces a shortage of high school teachers that can teach in English, requiring universities to train more students adept at the language to meet demand.

National scientific research program produces outstanding achievements
A vaccine for preventing A/H5N1 avian influenza, a vaccine for preventing respiratory and reproductive disorders in pigs, and successful research on robots are three of many achievements gained by national science & technology programs.

Former illegal logger now cultivates precious wood forest
In the central province of Quang Binh, people prefer growing indigenous plants to acacia and cajuput. This allows them to make fat profits, protect the environment and conserve rare and precious plant species.

A charming north-western region begins new rice season
 May arrives with early summer rains starting to pour down, drawing water from the upper streams into the North-western region. Terraced rice fields take off their boring brown coat of winter to enter a new crop season.

Tua Chua Karst Plateau scenic drive
An amateur photographer recently took a drive through the Tua Chua Karst Plateau and shared these beautiful images of the scenic plateau sandwiched between the high mountains of north-western Vietnam.

European – Vietnamese Documentary Film Festival set for June
 The eighth edition of the festival is set to take place on June 9-18 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City within the framework of activities launched by the network of the European cultural institutes and embassies (EUNIC) in Vietnam.

Musical drama to be staged on Children’s Day
 VietNamNet Bridge – Female theatre director Trinh Kim Chi of HCM City’s private drama troupe, TKC, believes that musical dramas created for children will dominate the market this summer.