Check out the news you should not miss today, October 30:
-- President Tran Dai Quang and his spouse chaired a rehearsal of activities of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Meeting in the central city of Da Nang on Sunday.
-- Da Nang has fundamentally completed all preparatory tasks for the coming Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit week, running from November 6 to 11, Huynh Duc Tho, chairman of the central Vietnamese city, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper in an interview published Monday.
-- A caretaker at the Central Institute of Forensic Psychiatry in Hanoi was safely rescued after being held captive at gunpoint by a 23-year-old man on Sunday.
-- Seven people were hospitalized with poisoning symptoms after drinking homemade alcohol at a party in the northern province of Thai Binh on Sunday.
-- A number of public-owned land plots at ‘prime locations’ across Ho Chi Minh City are being either left abandoned or used ineffectively or for wrong purposes.
-- General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong has signed into effect a resolution on the physical development and healthcare of Vietnamese citizens, which includes goals that the average height of a 18-year-old man must reach 1.67m, and a woman 1.56m, by 2025.
-- The Saigon Hi-Tech Park must strive to turn itself into a regional 'Silicon Valley,’ Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc underlined as he attended a ceremony to mark the tech hub's 15th founding anniversary in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday.
-- Bangkok Airways offered the inaugural flight on a new route connecting Bangkok and the southern Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc on Sunday.
-- Uber Vietnam still refuses to pay back taxes worth VND66.68 billion (US$2.95 million) two months after receiving a request from local tax authorities, saying its complaint to the General Department of Taxation and the Ministry of Finance remains unsolved.
-- The 2017 Vietnam International Fashion Week will kick off tomorrow, October 31, and runs until November 3.
-- Vietnam have advanced to the Futsal HDBank Southeast Asia Championship semifinals, simultaneously securing a berth at the 2018 AFC Futsal Championship, after routing Brunei 18-0 in the former event's third group-stage game in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday.
-- Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny won the men’s singles category of the 2017 Vietnam Open international tennis tournament after beating Australian rival John Millman in the final game in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday.