Read what’s in the news today.
-- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse will lead a high-ranking Vietnamese delegation to attend the G20 Summit and pay a visit to Japan from June 27 to July 1.
-- Ho Chi Minh City Party chief Nguyen Thien Nhan on Thursday hosted a reception for outgoing German Ambassador to Vietnam Christian Berger.
-- Vietnam demands that China educate the Chinese crew members to prevent the recurrence of such actions as driving away and confiscating assets and fishing tools from Vietnamese fishing boats operating in the waters of Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago in the East Vietnam Sea, Le Thi Thu Hang, spokeswoman of the foreign ministry, said, responding to reporters’ questions about several issues at a regular press conference on Thursday.
-- All karaoke parlors in Vietnam will be banned from operating between midnight and 8:00 am the next day, and from having their singing rooms locked or installed with alert systems, when a government decree takes effect on September 1.
--Vietnamese volunteer soldiers assisted the Cambodian people to escape from the scourge of genocide of Pol Pot, not invade Cambodia like some opinions distorted, Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Tea Banh affirmed as he led a delegation of 100 senior military officers to visit Vietnam’s southern province of Binh Phuoc on Thursday.
-- South Korean banks could consider buying restructured Vietnamese banks before setting up branches in Vietnam, as the Vietnamese government will not license the establishment of foreign-invested banks until the end of 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said as he addressed local securities investors at the headquarters of the Korea Financial Investment Association in Seoul on Thursday.
-- Hanoi’s tourist numbers in the Jan-June period rose 9.5 percent year on year to nearly 14.4 million visitors, including more than 3.3 million foreigners, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Thursday, citing the municipal tourism department.
-- Vietnam’s FPT Software on Wednesday signed an agreement with Airbus to become one of the first certified partners of the French planemaker’s Skywise, a digital, hyper-connected and secure data platform that enables users to optimize and predict everything from engineering and maintenance to flight operations.
-- The German Film Festival for Children and Youth SCHLINGEL is expected to screen the best recent movies of Germany to audiences in separate festivals in Vietnam’s big cities - Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City - from now to the end of this month.
-- A workshop was held in Hanoi on Thursday by the Vietnam Education Publishing House and the British Embassy in Vietnam as part of the latter’s UK Vietnam Fund to discuss measures to raise public awareness about copyrights violations in association with pirated publications.
-- Vietnam clinched two gold medals at the sixth Asian Junior U20 Kurash Championships, which took place in Pattaya, Thailand from June 17 to 21. A traditional martial art from Uzbekistan that resembles wrestling, Kurash is among the sports to be competed at the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games in the Philippine later this year.