Read what is in the news in Vietnam today:
-- National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue and President of the House of Councillors of Japan Otsuji Hidehisa joined talks in Hanoi on Tuesday, following a welcome ceremony for the Japanese guest the same day.
-- Vietnam's Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on Tuesday received Liu Jianchao, who is paying a visit to Vietnam as the head of the International Liaison Commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China.
-- The VH-60N helicopter, commonly known as ‘Marine One’ when transporting the president of the United States, arrived in Hanoi on Tuesday in preparation for President Joe Biden’s upcoming visit to Vietnam.
-- Ten students at an elementary school in Thanh Hoa Province, north-central Vietnam were hospitalized on Tuesday after several balloons filled with hydrogen blew up at a ceremony to begin the new school year. The school’s leaders later said the explosions were caused by a male teacher who was holding a burning cigarette that accidentally hit the balloons.
-- A video capturing elementary school students DJing and dancing to music in a schoolyard in Son Tra District, Da Nang City on Tuesday, this year’s official school opening day in Vietnam, has gained widespread popularity on the Internet.
-- As schools started on Tuesday, hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City recorded a surge in pinkeye cases among children, indicating rapid spread and a high risk of an outbreak.
-- Residents of An Quang apartment building in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City have endured persistent flooding and a foul odor due to an unrepaired sewer problem for nearly a year.
-- Vietnam is set to face defending champion Japan in the third-place playoff of the 2023 Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship in Thailand after conceding a 0-3 defeat to China in the semifinals on Tuesday afternoon.
-- The Vietnamese women’s volleyball team has risen to 40th place in the latest global rankings, as announced by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).
-- Vietnamese badminton player Nguyen Thuy Linh, ranked 23rd globally, enjoyed a victory over world No. 8 Gregoria Mariska Tunjung of Indonesia on Tuesday in the first round of the 2023 China Open.