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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News- February 11

Saturday, February 11, 2017, 08:56 GMT+7

Check out the news you should not miss today, February 11.

Politics

-- Peng Qing Hua, Secretary of the Party Committee of China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, was received by Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Friday, pledging that the Chinese province will do its best to expand cooperation with Vietnamese localities.

-- Governor General of Canada David Johnston received Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Duc Hoa on Friday, expressing his belief on a bright future of his country’s partnership and cooperation with Vietnam.

Society

-- Leaders of the southern Vietnamese city of Can Tho received representatives of a South Korean developer, which in 2015 signed a deal to turn the Mekong Delta metropolis into a smart city, to discuss the project on Friday.

-- The bodies of a three-member family were retrieved from a canal in the southern province of Tay Ninh, bordering Ho Chi Minh City on Friday morning, with all confirmed dead of drowning apparently after their motorbike fell into the waterway.

-- Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Ho Thi Kim Thoa is under scrutiny after it has been discovered that the public servant has huge personal assets worth hundreds of billions of dong. (VND100 billion = US$4.46 million)

Business

-- Vietnam Airlines may either sell or lease back four new aircraft which it is slated to receive this year to ease the pressure on the due-debt-over-ownership-capital ratio, the national flag carrier said Friday.

-- Indian Ambassador in Vietnam P. Harish, accompanied by Consul General Smita Pant, paid an official visit to the southern province of Binh Duong Province on Friday, discussing with local authorities on cooperation in such fields as information technology, renewable energy and capacity building.

-- Vietjet will start flying between the central Vietnamese city of Danang and Seoul (South Korea) on May 31, 2017 in a bid to meet the increasing travel demand of tourists, businessmen and individuals between the two tourism-attraction cities, the low-cost carrier said Friday.

Lifestyle

-- Vietnamese-French pianist Tri Nguyen is scheduled to stage a recital in Ho Chi Minh City’s French Culture Exchange Institute (IDECAF) on Monday, treating audience to Beyond Borders, his third album released in Paris early February.

Sports

-- Vietnam maintained its 136th place in the FIFA’s February ranking for men's football team, the Vietnam Football Federation said on Friday.

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