Read what is in the news today, November 5!
-- Developing a friendly, stable, healthy and sustainable relationship with China is one of Vietnam’s top priorities in foreign policy, said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a meeting with Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping in Shanghai on Sunday as part of his trip to attend the first International Import Expo of China (CIIE 2018) held over the weekend.
-- Ho Chi Minh City wants to work closely with France in conserving cultural, historical and architectural relics related to the French colonial period in the southern metropolis, said the city’s Party chief Nguyen Thien Nhan during a meeting with French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe on Sunday.
-- With nearly 150 high-rise buildings and skyscrapers already obstructing its skyline, the resort city of Nha Trang in south-central Vietnam is considering halting approval for future high-rises in an effort to conserve its cityscape until a detailed architectural plan is issued.
-- Doan Ngoc Hai, deputy chairman of District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City who is famous for his sidewalk-clearing campaign in early 2017, will continue to serve in the position as the city’s Party Committee has accepted his request to retract a resignation letter he submitted in January.
-- Vietnamese Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien will this week submit to the lawmaking National Assembly a bill on limiting the harmful effects of alcohol for the legislature to consider adopting into law.
-- Hanoi police have identified two people killed in a tragic accident where a car plunged from the Chuong Duong Bridge into the Red River on Saturday evening as vehicle owner Nguyen Thi Thu Huong, 29, and Bui Kim Chi, 21.
-- Legal experts are calling on a court in Thai Nguyen Province in northern Vietnam to revoke a six-year prison sentence it imposed last week on a semi-trailer truck driver who hit a car that was moving backward in reverse gear on a high-speed expressway.
-- Overexploitation has caused the number of blood clams, a favorite delicacy in Vietnam, to drop significantly and its price to go through the roof as companies that export the seashells can no longer sustain their business due to low supply.
-- Taxi drivers employed by eight different taxi companies in the central city of Da Nang on Sunday took part in a massive strike to object to the operations of ride-hailing service Grab, which they claimed to have negatively affected the income of traditional taxi drivers.
-- The head coach of Vietnam’s national soccer team, South Korean Park Hang-seo, is optimistic the team will make history at the upcoming 2018 AFF Championship, contested by ten nations affiliated to the ASEAN Football Federation, which will kick off this Thursday.