Read what is in the news in Vietnam today:
-- Vietnam and China are expected to sign a series of cooperation deals during Chinese Party General Secretary and President Xi Jinping’s visit to Vietnam on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.
-- Ho Chi Minh City authorities will invite some 70 TikTokers to review products at the iconic Ben Thanh Market between Monday and Saturday next week, making Ben Thanh the first traditional market in Vietnam to trial the promotion and trade of commodities through live streams on TikTok.
-- Police in Da Nang City, central Vietnam have busted a credit card theft ring in which two women and two men used stolen credit cards to buy products, mainly golden jewelry and iPhones, to withdraw money.
-- A 45-year-old man died after falling into a large crack on an eroded bypass of National Highway 20 in Lam Dong Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, on Saturday although local authorities had erected barriers on both sides of the road.
-- A private company proposed developing an 81.5-kilometer expressway connecting Nha Trang City in south-central Khanh Hoa Province and Da Lat City in Lam Dong Province, two renowned tourist cities in Vietnam, at a cost of over VND19.7 trillion (US$831.2 million). The project was expected to shorten the travel time between the two cities to about one hour.
-- The court in Quang Binh Province, north-central Vietnam on Friday sentenced a Vietnamese woman and a Lao man to death for trading and transporting 12 kilograms of ketamine, respectively.
-- Police in Ca Mau, the southernmost province of Vietnam, on Friday issued a decision to keep a 28-year-old teacher in temporary custody for four months for allegedly raping his eight-year-old student in her classroom on November 30.
-- Jensen Huang, CEO of U.S. chip giant Nvidia, arrived in Hanoi on Saturday to prepare for his meetings with local enterprises next week.